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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Angela when her father died?
(a) 34.
(b) 29.
(c) 25.
(d) 16.

2. What is the title of Chapter 21?
(a) "End of the World Delight."
(b) "The Marines March On."
(c) "No More Mud."
(d) "Vice-president in Charge of Volcanoes."

3. What is Dr. Breed's first name?
(a) Jack.
(b) Asa.
(c) William.
(d) Marvin.

4. Where does John stay when in Ilium in Chapter 10?
(a) The Del Prado Hotel.
(b) The Ritz Carlton hotel.
(c) The Casa Mona hotel.
(d) The Four Seasons hotel.

5. What is the title of Chapter 11?
(a) "Protein."
(b) "Vice-president in Charge of Volcanoes."
(c) "Secret Agent X-9."
(d) "End of the World Delight."

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Dr. Breed's wife?

2. Where was the Hoenikker family living at the time that the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima?

3. What is the population of San Lorenzo, according to the newspaper supplement in Chapter 38?

4. What Christmas carol do the "girls" of Dr. Breed's office sing in Chapter 20?

5. How wide is the island of San Lorenzo described as in Chapter 38?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is surprising to John when he encounters the Hoenikker burial plot in Chapters 29 and 30?

2. What is the significance of the literary/religious allusion in the opening of Chapter 1?

3. What aspects of Dr. Hoenikker's character are revealed through Dr. Breed's stories of him in Chapter 14?

4. What is significant about the stone angel monument at the sales room in Ilium?

5. What is ironic about the scientific work done for the military at the General Forge and Foundry Company?

6. What symbolism can be seen in the graves of Emily and Felix Hoenikker?

7. What statements does the author make about nihilism in Chapter 36?

8. What does John discover about San Lorenzo from the advertising supplement in the newspaper in Chapter 37?

9. What project does Dr. Breed describe Dr. Hoenikker working on at the time of his death? What was Dr. Hoenikker's objective?

10. What is significant about the metaphor of cannonballs in the narrative?

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