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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. What drug does Jan Rodricks inject himself with after being smuggled on board the alien ship?
(a) Sodium pentathol.
(b) Darvocet.
(c) Narcosamine.
(d) Novocaine.

2. What do the aliens do with the children in Chapter 21?
(a) Vaccinate them.
(b) Put them in suspended animation.
(c) Evacuate them.
(d) Unite them with their parents.

3. What does Karellen plan to do with the children?
(a) Evacuate them.
(b) Put them in suspended animation.
(c) Quarantine them.
(d) Leave them with their parents for nurture and care.

4. How does Karellen reveal that Jan Rodricks was a stowaway on the alien ship?
(a) On a worldwide broadcast.
(b) Through thought transference.
(c) At a press conference.
(d) In a conversation with Professor Sullivan.

5. Who is Charles Yan Sen?
(a) A philosopher.
(b) A psychiatrist.
(c) A poet.
(d) A theologian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the invaders' home planet?

2. What is causing grief to people all over the world?

3. How does Karellen explain the invaders' motives for occupying Earth?

4. Why does Professor Sullivan build a decoy whale?

5. What does Vindarten do with Jan Rodricks?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain George Greggson's observations and feelings at the beginning of Chapter 21.

2. What does Karellen tell Professor Sullivan about the whale display upon seeing it for the first time, and what is the significance of what he says ?

3. During the press conference at which Karellen says that Jan Rodricks has stowed away on the Overlords' spaceship, what part of Karellen's nature does he reveal?

4. Why was New Athens founded, by whom, and what is its greatest artistic achievement?

5. What happens at the council meeting between the leaders of New Athens and the Overlord "Inspector," Thanthalteresco? How does Thanthalteresco respond to Dr. Sen's comments?

6. How does Jan Rodricks respond when approaching Earth on his return, and why?

7. What does Karellen reveal during his weekly press conference in Chapter 14, and how does he justify the Overlords' actions based on their revelation during the conference?

8. What does Jan Rodricks observe after the Overlords depart and leave him as the last person on Earth, and what does he wonder about the Overlords and his role at the end?

9. Why do George Greggson and Jean Morrel move to New Athens? Describe their adjustment to their new home.

10. Why do the Overlords watch George Greggson's children?

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