Y2K Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What city did Emma call from?

2. What does Joseph say Slake would be required to by law if Joseph asked him?

3. What does Slake tell Joseph he has switched on?

4. Who does Joseph say told him he didn't need to be interrogated?

5. Who does Joanne say is the only man she truly trusts?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Joanne react when she meets Astrakhan for the first time?

2. Why does Astrakhan say he went to New York?

3. Why does the author inter-cut and splice together short scenes?

4. What does Joseph tell Joanne was wrong with their computers?

5. What else does Joanne admit about Francis in the second scene?

6. Why does Joseph think they should both quit their jobs?

7. What does Joseph know about the hacker?

8. Who is Robert Mapplethorpe?

9. Summarize the play.

10. How does Joseph think Astrakhan has been able to doctor documents to show Joseph is his father?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Y2K was published in 2000. Choose one of the following options and discuss how computers have developed since then:

1. Security.

2. Viruses.

3. Computer hackers.

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of the following people and outline their influence on Joseph's life:

1. Astrakhan.

2. Anabel.

3. Joanne.

4. Emma.

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