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For questions about the Divergent series that started as a 2011 novel by Veronica Roth of the same name which was later made into a movie in 2014 directed by Neil Burger.

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Why are trains in the Divergent film series running on two tracks?

In the second Divergent movie, Insurgent, the train is running on 2 tracks (the engine is using the two middle rails, and the wagons are running on the two side rail pairs). See the 9 seconds here ...
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In "Divergent" how is it possible there are so few divergent people and that everyone is born to follow a single trait?

In the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth, people are sorted into five “factions.” The factions are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the kind), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and ...
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Why did Candor members make good lawyers?

The Divergent series mentions in passing that Candor members make good lawyers. If that's true, how did they defend people they knew were guilty?
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What other known characters were Divergent in the Divergent series?

I know Uriah, Tris, not Tobias, he was just "the appearance," yes that little girl, the boy that died when Eric shot him in the elevator lobby or something, and I feel like I am missing someone. Also, ...
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Distinction between the Factionless vs. the Divergent

I've only seen the movie Divergent. In that, the Factionless are supposedly those that do not fit in anywhere. Yet at the same time, the Divergent cannot be classified into a single faction (per the ...
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Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that?

Peter was with the protagonists at the Amity farm at the beginning of Insurgent. Why is that? I thought he was the one who tried to kill Tris in Divergent and whose body they found after he fell off (...
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Which faction are the retail sales people part of in Divergent?

I just watched the beginning of "Divergent" with my daughter, wherein they explained all of the different factions. I was wondering where all of the people who work in retail would fall? It seems ...
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If Tris is the ultimate Divergent, why does she lie all the time?

Tris lies several times. So she's not a Candor. But she's the ultimate Divergent. So how to resolve that?
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In Divergent, why can people choose their faction after the test?

In Divergent, Tris was assigned to Abnegation by her test results, but she picked Dauntless. That sort of gives away that she is a Divergent, right? That's supposed to be secret. Doesn't the ...
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The original Divergent story

My daughter is a The Divergent Series fan and when I read the first book of the Series recently, I could swear that I had read something very similar during my teens in the 1980s. It was a short ...
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Why is it only Abnegation has a nickname?

In the series "Divergent" (i.e. Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant), the only faction of which its members have a nickname is Abnegation, of which they go by the nickname "Stiff". Why is it that none of ...
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In the movie Divergent, how did Four know what name to give himself?

In the movie Divergent, after Beatrice is the "first jumper", we see Tobias "Four" Eaton ask her name. He says words to the effect, "You can only choose once." Presumably Four was given the same ...
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How did Tris feel when she came first in the rankings?

How did Tris feel when she found out she came first in the rankings?
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Does the book version of *Divergent* do the main characters face off in a one-on-one contest without interference?

(I'm wording this to avoid giving movie spoilers, but I'm asking for an answer with a book spoiler of sorts, so reader beware.) In the book version of Divergent, do the main characters have a ...
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Why did Tris not die from failing the Amity simulation when she tackled Jenine?

In the movie, it seems to me a subtle truth that the simulation kills people when they outright fail the simulation. Meaning, if someone is, say Abnegation and Amity, but not any of the others, when ...
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Why make the test lethal?

At the end of the film Insurgent, it's revealed that However, we saw that numerous people took the test, and everyone who failed, died. Why was the test set up so that failing was lethal? That seems ...
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In the movie Divergent, are the phase 2 testing expectations different than the Kobyashi Maru?

I.e. unlike the Kobayashi Maru which is setup as a "no-win" scenario, is the expectation that all Dauntless initiates should have a solution within the phase 2 test if the initiate simply practices ...
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What faction is Tori?

In Divergent, there are 5 factions. Abnegation (the selfless) Amity (the peaceful) Candor (the honest) Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent) Which faction does Tori (who administers ...
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What is the ranking order for the second stage of elimination in Divergent?

What is the ranking order for the second stage of elimination in Divergent? I don't have the book, so I can't check. I've looked online, but can't find an exact order. I know it is Tris, then Peter, ...
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Why was Drew "dejected" after the capture-the-flag game in Divergent?

After the capture-the-flag game in Divergent, in which Drew was on the winning team, Peter, Molly, and Drew sit across from the members in the corner. Their chests and backs are splattered with ...
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What's up with the ranking in stage two in Divergent?

They start out with 11 Dauntless-born initiates and 9 transfers. Now, However, in the stage two rankings, there is this: How could this be if they were ranked separately? Edit: Here's a quote which ...
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