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. Who has been stealing the Henrs' chickens?

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

3. What does Conelrad say people should do for water?

4. What happened to the Admiral's radio?

5. What destroys power service to Timucuan County?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens at Dan's office?

2. What are some of the things Randy discovers a few months after the Day, what does he miss and how does he feel?

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

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

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

6. What does Randy plan to do about water for the house?

7. How do they take care of Porky Logan's body?

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

9. In what shape do they find Dan and what happened to him?

10. How does Dan keep his car going and the Admiral's radio working?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Randy meets Mark at McCoy the political situation is bad. The brothers realize they may never see each other again and Randy stops in sorrow on the way home.

1. Why do you think Mark is not coming to Fr. Repose with his family?

2. If you were Mark, would you do what he is doing or would you come to Ft. Repose with your family? Why or why not?

3. How would you feel if you saw a member of your family at an airport and knew you would probably never see that person again?

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

Ben is upset that he shoots what he sees as a wolf but is a pet German Shepherd. Randy consoles Ben that dogs can turn into wolves at times like these.

1. What kind of circumstances do you think might have force the German shepherd into a wild animal?

2. What do you think would keep men from turning from civilized men to murderers and thieves at a time like in this book?

3. Describe another situation besides the one in the book that could make decent people turn bad.

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