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. When do the highwaymen hit their victims?

2. What is Randy dreaming about as he wakes at the beginning of Chapter 10?

3. What did Dan follow when going home after his car was taken?

4. Where does the car behind Randy herd them?

5. Who was shot during the battle with the highwaymen?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Dan and Randy figure out where the illness is coming from?

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

3. When were Lib and Randy married? Who performed the service? What did the bride and groom wear?

4. What happens at Dan's office?

5. What kind of illness in town worries Dan and who seems to have it?

6. What happens to the Admiral's shortwave and what can be done about it?

7. Who asks Randy for permission to make corn whiskey and what does he need?

8. How does Randy plan to find and battle the highwaymen?

9. What happened to Dan when he was beaten?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Ironically, Edgar starts a bank run and single-handedly destroys the cash and credit he believes civilization needs to survive. He is humiliated and takes his own life because he cannot face it.

1. Do think humiliation could actually cause someone to commit suicide? Why or why not?

2. What do you usually do when you've been humiliated or very embarrassed?

3. What have you learned from times in which you've been humiliated or embarrassed? How would it relate to Edgar?

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