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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 country was the first to make maps of Europa?

2. Dr Greenberg asked for what after the announcement was made?

3. Where does Dr Heywood Floyd reside?

4. Who coined the phrase "Gravity is the bringer of old age"?

5. How much money did Bund invest in Tsung Aerospace?

Short Essay Questions

1. Van der Berg contacts an astrophysicist by the name of Dr Wilkins for what purpose?

2. What preparations does Dr. Floyd make before joining the journey to Haley's Comet?

3. Why was William Tsung called the most expensive baby in the world when he was born?

4. Describe the South African Revolution and the effect that it has?

5. What curious events does the captain recall after the hijacking of the Galaxy?

6. Where do the team of scientists on the Galaxy launch the second penetrometer?

7. How does Van der Berg contact Dr.Paul Kreuger and why?

8. What was the last message from the Discovery?

9. What are some of the things that Dr. Floyd marvels about on the Universe?

10. Second Officer Chris Floyd seeks out whom in this chapter to discuss the events?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many famous guests aboard the Universe.

Part 1) Describe the different characters aboard the Universe.

Part 2) What famous people would be on the Universe if it were to fly today?

Part 3) Which famous character from the book could you best be described as and why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Second Commander Chang's role in the story.

Part 1) How would the story have changed if it had been the captain in the control room when Rose took over rather than Chang?

Part 2) Is it possible Rose intended to catch Chang in the control room rather than the captain? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Although this book was written in 1987, what subjects did C. Clark touch on that are current issues today? If he wrote the book today what changes would be made if any? Explain your answer.

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