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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. Who would be chartering the reconnaissance mission granted by the Planetary Science Foundation?

2. Where is the next journey for Dr Heywood Floyd?

3. With whom did Dr. Floyd make his first outing on the comet?

4. What country was the first to make maps of Europa?

5. Dr Floyd's return to Earth after his bone-breaking accident and following stay at the Space Hospital resulted in what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When Captain Laplace realizes they are turning in space, what does he do?

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

5. Upon approaching Europa, Mr Chang does what?

6. Describe what Captain Smith observed upon Haley's surface.

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

8. What is Shaka?

9. How is Rolf van der Berg described when he is first introduced?

10. Where did Dr Floyd fantasize about visiting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe what is known about the monolith.

Part 1) Is there any indication that the monolith had Dr. Floyd's consciousness before it spoke with Chris?

Part 2) Why is Dr. Floyd's consciousness in the monolith crucial to the story?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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