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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did most of the crew of the Qeng Ho expedition spend the voyage?
(a) Preparing weapons.
(b) Bored.
(c) In cold sleep.
(d) Hungry.

2. What is the name of the sun that turns itself off periodically and produces extreme temperatures on the planet Arachna?
(a) Instadark.
(b) Illuminar.
(c) The On/Off Star.
(d) Spectramatic.

3. What is Sherkaner's last name?
(a) Smith.
(b) Overland.
(c) Rodgers.
(d) Underhill.

4. In Chapter Sixteen, Ritsel briefs Thomas on specific issues and accuses Qiwi of what?
(a) Arson.
(b) Subversion.
(c) Hearsay.
(d) Treason.

5. Which of the Spiders becomes crazed with fear and dies in Chapter Eight?
(a) Gil.
(b) Trud.
(c) Gokna.
(d) Brent.

6. The inhabitants of Arachna are referred to as what?
(a) Spiders.
(b) Crickets.
(c) Frogs.
(d) Pods.

7. What member of the Qeng Ho is a linguistics expert, and her task as one of the focused is to learn all she can about the Spiders?
(a) Captain Park.
(b) Qiwi Linsolet.
(c) Victory Smith.
(d) Trixia Bronsol.

8. In Chapter Nine, Thomas Nau points out the progress being made on an operation to mine what?
(a) Diamonds.
(b) Sapphires.
(c) Emeralds.
(d) Oil.

9. Who does not allow himself into deep sleep and will therefore age more than any other crew members, as described in Chapter Fifteen?
(a) Thomas Nau.
(b) Pham Trilini.
(c) Jimmy Diem.
(d) Hrunkner Unnerby.

10. How old was Qiwi Lin Lisolet when her family and the Qeng Ho set out for the On/Off Star?
(a) 12.
(b) 8.
(c) 5.
(d) 4.

11. What member of one of the families that owns interest in the Qeng Ho expedition is working as an apprentice Trader when the ships reach Arachna?
(a) Gonle Fong.
(b) Ezr Vinh.
(c) Thomas Nau.
(d) Jimmy Diem.

12. Who is the head of the Emergents' expedition and is a man whose greed makes him oblivious to everything else?
(a) Thomas Nau.
(b) Hrunkner Unnerby.
(c) Ann Reynolt.
(d) Victory Smith.

13. What refers to the use of sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and do useful work?
(a) Thermal energy.
(b) Isotopes.
(c) Radiation.
(d) Atomic power.

14. In Chapter Thirteen, who points out that the two factions now have no choice but to concentrate on joint survival?
(a) Ezr Vinh.
(b) Trixia Bronsol.
(c) Thomas Nau.
(d) Victory Smith.

15. One of the programs being broadcast which Trixia uses as a source of information about the Spiders in Chapter Eighteen is what?
(a) About to go off the air.
(b) On a government network.
(c) Is in an indecipherable language.
(d) A children's show about science.

Short Answer Questions

1. What redheaded female is a member of the Emergents and is among those who have been focused?

2. During the relighting of the On/Off Star in Chapter Eleven, who has ideas for the job but is forced to remain on board while Jimmy handles the project?

3. Who asks for Ezr's insight in deciding how to deal with the Emergents in Chapter Two?

4. What member of the crew reports seeing missiles targeting the Qeng Ho flagship, and then reports that the ship is gone in Chapter Seven?

5. In Chapter Ten, Ezr makes a show of demanding obedience to the Emergents' demands for Qeng Ho crewmembers to work doing what in preparation of the mining effort?

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