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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 did Dr.Floyd suggest as a name for the water on Haley's comet?
2. What appearance did the black monolith have?
3. What was Floyd's grandfather wearing in his illusion?
4. What is the nickname of the shuttle?
5. Who flew the shuttle on the Mount Zeus mission?
Short Essay Questions
1. The Galaxy eventually ends up where?
2. About what was Captain Smith's interview?
3. What was Second Officer Jolson's idea about getting to the Galaxy faster?
4. What was the request Floyd and Van der Berg placed to the captain?
5. Who becomes the three guardians, and what is the monolith's role?
6. What signs of life did Van der Berg observe on the Europan surface?
7. What was the Universe's schedule upon approaching Europa?
8. What would finding a diamond mountain do for the diamond market?
9. Why was Captain Laplace not concerned with morale of the crew upon landing?
10. What lives on Europa close to the vents in the tropical region?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose one of the following to write about:
Part 1) Galaxy lands and finds that this new world is an exact replica of old earth and the two ecosystems are completely compatible.
Part 2) The creatures on Europa, or the monolith, are hostile towards humans.
Part 3) The monolith had been damaged when the giant diamond landed on Europa.
Essay Topic 2
Part 1) Why isn't there more information found on the Shaka group?
Part 2) How would the story have been different if there had been more information imparted to the reader about this organization?
Essay Topic 3
When stranded on Europa many of the scientists become excited at the thought of being able to explore.
Part 1) What would have been your realistic reaction knowing that a rescue might not come in time to save you?
Part 2) Why does the author chose not to focus heavily on the conditions the scientists encounter while on the planet past the fact that the things from different worlds are poisonous to each other?
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