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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. In space travel, what fueled the spaceships?

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

3. How old is Dr.Heywood Floyd?

4. What was one of the principle tourist attractions on Haley's Comet?

5. Who was the Second Officer's famous grandfather?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would finding a diamond mountain do for the diamond market?

2. What happened at Sunrise on Europa to convince Van der Berg of possible worth to the planet?

3. What seems to have caused Dr. Floyd's restless dreams?

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

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

6. In the year 3010, what happens?

7. Describe the Valley of Black Snow on Haley's Comet.

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

9. Second Officer Chang on his night watch had what conversation with the steward?

10. About what was Captain Smith's interview?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The two main captains in the story are Captain Smith and Captain Laplace.

Part 1) What about these two characters is the same?

Part 2) What about these characters is different?

Essay Topic 2

Describe what is known about Rose, the hijacker.

Part 1) What is known about Rose considering the efficiency with which she gets Galaxy?

Part 2) Speculate on why Rose commits suicide rather than be interrogated. What does this explain to the reader about the Shaka organization.

Essay Topic 3

Dr. Floyd and his grandson, Chris, are seemingly two of the more important characters in the book.

Part 1) How would the story been different if there had been no Dr. Floyd?

Part 2) How would the story have been different if Dr. Floyd had been with Chris aboard the Galaxy rather than on the Universe?

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