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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. Who is the first person Rikki Stormgren meets after his abduction?
(a) Fred.
(b) Joe.
(c) Frank.
(d) Tom.

2. What does Professor Sullivan agree to help Jan Rodricks do?
(a) Help him with his experiment.
(b) Learn the native tongue of the invaders.
(c) Write his memoirs.
(d) Hide him from the invaders.

3. What does Rikki Stormgren show Alexander Wainwright in Stormgren's office?
(a) A photograph of Karellen.
(b) Instructions for the Freedom League after Rikki Stormgren's death.
(c) The draft of the World State's constitiution.
(d) A recording of discussions between Karellen and his supervisors.

4. What does the fax Rikki Stormgren receives from the Freedom League say?
(a) The invaders are humans from the future.
(b) The invaders have no physical form - they are pure energy.
(c) The identity of the invaders is too hideous to reveal.
(d) The invaders are not living beings at all - they are androids.

5. In what year does Chapter 2 begin?
(a) 1990.
(b) 2001.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1999.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Jan Rodricks generally unsatisfied?

2. Why does Jan Rodricks go to London?

3. What is Rikki Stormgren able to accomplish on the aliens' ship with the device he carries on board?

4. What has happened to the countries of Earth?

5. In what city does Chapter 2 begin?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Karellen want two children to come inside the ship with him?

2. What is Karellen's philosophy about world order that he shares with Rikki Stormgren?

3. Who is Alexander Wainwright, and what is his role?

4. What does Reinhold Hoffmann see in the night sky over the island of Taratura, and what does it imply?

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

6. Who is Pierre Duval, and what is his significance in the story?

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

8. Why are professional sports almost obsolete in 2050?

9. List at least two facts about each of Jan Rodricks' parents. How have his parents influenced who he is?

10. How is Rikki Stormgren freed from the group that has kidnapped him?

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