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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 killed the monster?
2. What could be exposed on Europa but not anywhere else in the Solar System?
3. What did those aboard the Galaxy name the island on which they landed?
4. What does the perturbation theory state?
5. What was Floyd's grandfather wearing in his illusion?
Short Essay Questions
1. What lives on Europa close to the vents in the tropical region?
2. What message did Van der Berg send to Earth?
3. About what was Captain Smith's interview?
4. Despite Captain Smith's misgivings, who requests that they go along with Jolson's plan?
5. Describe the sea monster that ate Rosie's body.
6. What was the order that Captain Laplace received from Head Office?
7. Why was Captain Laplace not concerned with morale of the crew upon landing?
8. With what creatures in the sea did the Galaxy come in contact?
9. What time-honored tradition was upheld daily on the Universe at 1800 every evening?
10. How did Yva Merlin spent her exiled time on the Universe?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Part 1) Speculate on why the author chooses not to reveal the intelligent creatures on Europa.
Part 2) Is it possible that these creatures communicate with the monolith and its trinity? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
The characters in the book are unable to return to Earth.
Part 1) Speculate on how it would feel to be more or less exiled from your home.
Part 2) Would you choose to live on a different planet away from your family if it would extend your life? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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