Minority Report Webquest Quiz

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This quiz is designed to help you understand some of the concepts and unfamiliar vocabulary that are a part of this webquest.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Both utopia and its antithetical counterpart dystopia have long been themes in literature and have been the subject of many a science fiction story." In this sentence, antithetical means:
    • A. 

      Opposed to the theory of dystopia.

    • B. 

      The opposite of utopia.

    • C. 

      Opposed to the theory of utopia.

    • D. 

      A theme in science fiction stories.

  • 2. 
    "Dystopias are frequently written as warnings, or as satires, showing current trends extrapolated to a nightmarish conclusion." In this sentence, extrapolated means:
    • A. 

      To predict an outcome of particular trends by projecting known information.

    • B. 

      Current trends that prove to be making matters worse.

    • C. 

      Trends that are analysed piece by piece.

    • D. 

      Trends that are changed in to a nightmarish conclusion.

  • 3. 
    What is a caste system :
    • A. 

      A single united system with no hierarchical classes.

    • B. 

      A system that exiles any members who do not conform.

    • C. 

      A social structure that seeks the to improve society.

    • D. 

      A social structure in which hierarchical classes are determined by common cultural features.

  • 4. 
    The dystopic genre usually features "a protagonist who questions the society, often feeling intrinsically that something is terribly wrong." In this sentence, intrinsically means:
    • A. 

      To have an inner feeling, within one’s self.

    • B. 

      To have a feeling of hopelessness.

    • C. 

      To convey your feelings in an outward manner.

    • D. 

      To have a premonition-like feeling.

  • 5. 
    When you are writing an interior monologue which one of the following points is TRUE:
    • A. 

      You can only write in present tense, you must always use quotation marks and the use of a thought cloud and italicized text is optional.

    • B. 

      You can write in present or past tense, you must always use quotation marks and the use of a thought cloud and italicized text is optional.

    • C. 

      You can write in present or past tense, you must not use quotation marks and the use of a thought cloud and italicized text are recommended.

    • D. 

      You can write in present or past tense, you must not use quotation marks and you must use a thought cloud and italicized text.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements most accurately describe the Precrime system:
    • A. 

      Citizens are guilty until proven innocent.

    • B. 

      Citizens are innocent until proven guilty.

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following statements about interior monologues is FALSE?
    • A. 

      The narrator is reacting to his immediate surroundings – the monologue tells the story of what is going on.

    • B. 

      The narrator presents their thoughts as memories – the monologue reviews past events and connects them with present ones.

    • C. 

      The narrator’s train of thoughts are neither a record of the present nor a recollection of the past – the monologue is purely a reflection, and in itself, the story.

    • D. 

      The narrator’s body language is put into context – the monologue explains the movement of their body as they speak or think.

  • 8. 
    The film’s central theme is a question of free will versus determinism. If determinism is true then:
    • A. 

      All human actions are predictable and therefore no one is free.

    • B. 

      All human actions are at random and yet people do not seem free.

  • 9. 
    When Anderton discovers the prediction that he will commit a murder, does this prediction drive the act? Or rather, was Anderton always going to end up in the room with Leo Crow but now had a choice as to whether he will proceed with the killing?
    • A. 

      Yes, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If Anderton never witnessed the prediction he never would have ended up almost murdering Leo Crow.

    • B. 

      No, Anderton still would have ended up in the location of the murder. However, knowing the possible outcome of the future he therefore had a choice to alter the predicted outcome.

  • 10. 
    Within the context of Precrime, is it morally acceptable to punish people for crimes they have not yet committed?
    • A. 

      Yes, as the intention to commit the crime is as terrible as actually committing it.

    • B. 

      Yes, a life sentence in prison is not as bad as a life lost to murder, therefore you can justify imprisoning an innocent person every now and then.

    • C. 

      No, as the intention to commit the crime is not equivalent to actually committing it.

    • D. 

      No, a person should not be found guilty for committing a crime they may have considered committing but never actually committed.

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