Alas, Babylon Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Conelrad say people should do for water?

2. Who is the acting Chief Executive of the United States?

3. Who does Peyton ask about fishing?

4. What does Helen find three days after the Day?

5. Who do they find dead in bed with a case of jewelry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has happened to the electrical service at Ft. Repose?

2. What happens at Dan's office?

3. What does Randy decide to do about the highwaymen and what does he put at the bandstand?

4. What happens to the frozen food at Randy's and what do they decide to do about it?

5. What is Dan using for antiseptic and for anesthetic?

6. What happens to Ben the night Dan is robbed?

7. What does Randy think about the highwaymen after Dan tells him his story?

8. What does Randy see when the highwaymen ambush him and what does he do?

9. What has Peyton found in the attic and what does Randy say to her?

10. What does Rita say about the highwaymen and what does she do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Crises expose the nature of characters in Fort Repose. Randy and his neighbors on River Road struggle to survive by helping each other make the best of what they have.

1. Why do you think a crisis shows who people really are? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. If you were in a crisis as severe as the one in this book, who in your life would be the best person to have with you? Why?

3. How do you think your behavior would change if something like the crisis in this book occurred?

Essay Topic 2

Alice becomes a learning resource for the community and helps Dan practice hypnosis for anesthesia. When old methods don't work or are not available, new methods for doing essential tasks must be found.

1. Do you think some interesting inventions might come out of this tragedy? Why or why not?

2. What do you think are the most important needs to survive in a world with no medical supplies or electricity? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Randy returns with a fleet of boats full of salt and blue crab to a dining table heaped with delicious roast armadillo, and a kitchen sink with four large black bass. Three crying women convince him women need a man around.

1. Do you think that women were viewed differently at the time this book was published? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think Peyton is being treated fairly by her family and especially her brother? Why or why not?

3. If you were a child in this book would you rather be Peyton or Ben? Why?

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