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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. Although the media are very critical of Karellen's rule, the majority of humans are in favor of what?
(a) Karellen's goal of ending racism.
(b) Karellen's goal of world peace.
(c) Karellen's goal of transporting all humans to another planet.
(d) Karellen's goal of ending global warming.

2. What is the role of Rikki Stormgren?
(a) Head of the Centers for Disease Control.
(b) Director of the League of Nations.
(c) President of the United States.
(d) Secretary-General of the United Nations.

3. What has happened to the countries of Earth?
(a) Each one has been given autonomy over their people.
(b) They are all united, but have kept their original names.
(c) Each country has an ambassador to the aliens.
(d) They have been divided into four geographic regions.

4. What does Jan Rodricks see on the way to the ocean lab?
(a) A mutated whale.
(b) An alien submarine.
(c) Unusual marine life.
(d) Ruins of an alien spaceship.

5. What possibility do Jan Rodricks and Rupert Boyce discuss in Chapter 11?
(a) The opportunity of forcing the invaders to leave.
(b) The rumor that the invaders are dying of an Earth disease.
(c) The chance that a human might go to the aliens' home planet.
(d) The interbreeding of the aliens with humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the invaders known as?

2. What will happen on Earth while Jan Rodricks travels to the alien planet?

3. What is true about Earth in the 21st century?

4. What type of books does Rupert Boyce collect?

5. What is Karellen known as?

Short Essay Questions

1. What game does Rupert Boyce play with his remaining guests, and why?

2. What happens during Rikki Stormgren's meeting with Karellen in Chapter 4?

3. Who is Pieter Van Ryberg, and what does he do after Rikki Stormgren's disappearance?

4. Who is Karellen, and what does he state is his intention for occupying Earth?

5. What biblical story does Jan Rodricks refer to in his letter to his sister, and why is that significant?

6. What does the use of machines do to Earth culture after the Overlords establish Utopia?

7. What does Jan Rodricks ask Professor Sullivan to help him do, and what is Sullivan's response?

8. Why are the journalists and spectators waiting in anticipation at the beginning of Chapter 5?

9. What is so shocking about the Overlords' appearance as revealed in Chapter 5?

10. What is the relationship between Reinhold Hoffmann and the Russian scientist Konrad Schneider?

(see the answer keys)

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