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John Green

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

Nonfiction | Essay Collection | Adult | Published in 2021

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. D (Various chapters)

2. B (Various chapters)

3. D (Various chapters)

4. A (Various chapters)

5. C (Various chapters)

6. B (Chapter 28, “The Indianapolis 500”; Chapter 29, “Monopoly”; Chapter 30, “Super Mario Kart”; and Chapter 31, “Bonneville Salt Flats”)

7. B (Various chapters)

8. A (Various chapters)

9. C (Various chapters)

10. D (Various chapters)

11. A (Various chapters)

12. C (Various chapters)

13. D (Various chapters)

14. B (Various chapters)

15. C (Various chapters)

Long Answer

1. Green shares his own personal responses to a variety of topics as a way to reflect on the joys and anxieties of living in a particular historical era. He intends to show that the Anthropocene is a unique time when the human capacity for destruction creates very serious concerns about our future as a species—but that it is also a time filled with wonders and amusements that highlight the best our species has to offer. (Various chapters)

2. Throughout the collection, Green extols things that improve human understanding or the length or quality of human life. The game “What’s Even the Point?” reveals his deep fear that human life may actually be without meaning or value, so he is naturally drawn to human achievements that seem to validate the idea that human life is valuable and worth improving.