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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 offers the primary point of view in Chapter 14?
(a) Rupert Boyce.
(b) Professor Sullivan.
(c) Jan Rodricks.
(d) Karellen.

2. Why do the invaders plan to return Jan Rodricks to Earth?
(a) Because he is too hostile to the invaders.
(b) Because conditions on the alien planet would be too uncomfortable for him.
(c) Because they want him to act as ambassador.
(d) Because he is discovered to have a disease the invaders cannot treat.

3. What are the children involved in that lasts almost a year?
(a) The rebuilding of society in the invaders' image.
(b) Some sort of ritual dance.
(c) Discovering the invaders' plans for them.
(d) Sleep.

4. How does Karellen explain the invaders' motives for occupying Earth?
(a) To study humans and teach them the ways of the invaders.
(b) To protect Earth, because it will serve a higher purpose.
(c) To remove humans from Earth, because Earth will ultimately be destroyed.
(d) To repopulate Earth with the invaders after humans are gone.

5. What does Jennifer Greggson spend all her time doing?
(a) Levitating.
(b) Daydreaming.
(c) Talking.
(d) Sleeping.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jean Morrel shocked to find in her new home?

2. What does the device Karellen employs in the pressroom do?

3. What is the name of the inactive volcano on the island?

4. What happens to the island of Athens?

5. Why is Professor Sullivan sad in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is symbolic about the whale and the squid, especially in light of the end of the novel?

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

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

4. Why are people worldwide grieving after George Greggson and Jean Morrel's children begin to change?

5. What is significant about the results of the tsunami on George Greggson's family?

6. What is ironic about Jan Rodricks' return to Earth?

7. Describe Jan Rodricks' activities during his stay on Carina. How does he feel about his visit?

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. Explain the nature of Jeffrey Greggson's dreams as revealed in Chapter 18 and how the Overlords evaluate what is happening to him.

10. In his radio address in Chapter 20, what does Karellen explain is his reason for occupying the planet?

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