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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 is sinking on the surface of Europa?
2. What was the advantage the Earth's explorers had over the Galaxy crew?
3. Because of the unexpected landing, the Bill Tee would not be able to go where?
4. To what did the interviewer liken the ship's voyage?
5. When they landed on Europa who did Dr Heywood attempt to contact?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Yva Merlin spent her exiled time on the Universe?
2. What was the request Floyd and Van der Berg placed to the captain?
3. After the rescue, how did Rolf van der Berg fair professionally and financially?
4. Who does the group on the Universe think sent the warning to stay off of Europa?
5. What was the order that Captain Laplace received from Head Office?
6. Despite Captain Smith's misgivings, who requests that they go along with Jolson's plan?
7. What signs of life did Van der Berg observe on the Europan surface?
8. What does Floyd and Van der Berg discuss about Floyd's illusion?
9. As the Bill Tee flies over the monolith, describe what the occupants see?
10. What seems to have caused Dr. Floyd's restless dreams?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The subject of space exploration has been of interest to people for many years.
Part 1) What about this book seemed obtainable for humans within the next 100 years or so? Explain.
Part 2) What about the book seems clearly unrealistic and pure fantasy? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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