Oryx and Crake Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 101 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Oryx and Crake Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 101 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 is the author's purpose in the first two sections of the novel?

2. What is the name of Jimmy's mother?

3. What color stimulates the male Crakers?

4. What do the women do to the injured boy?

5. What ailment does Snowman believe he is suffering from that makes him decide to go to the compound?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Snowman tell the children that he has feathers instead of stubble?

2. Why don't the children know what a real Snowman is?

3. What can the reader assume about civilization and humanity in Chapter 1?

4. Why does Sharon leave? Why does Sharon destroy the computers?

5. How is suspense created in the beginning of the novel before the reader is introduced to the specific details of Snowman's world?

6. What theories do you have about how the world has ended up this way?

7. How does Snowman feel about Crake?

8. Describe Oryx's childhood.

9. Describe the Crakers.

10. Why are the animals being burned in the bonfire that Snowman remembers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the first section of the novel, what can the reader assume about Snowman? What can the reader assume about the new species of humans? How does the truth compare with these assumptions?

Essay Topic 2

Crake shows what he thinks about language by changing it drastically. Metaphors can no longer be used because the Crakers do not understand them. Why do you think Crake intended on changing language so drastically?

Essay Topic 3

How do the pseudonyms presented become a motif in the novel? What do they tell us about the world Snowman lived in as a child and at the present?

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