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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Qfwfq bet that there will be atoms?
(a) He sees one atom and realizes that more will probably follow soon.
(b) He gets a strange feeling like the weather is changing and intuits that atoms are coming.
(c) He makes mathematical calculations and predicts the atoms are coming.
(d) He reads a sign from a previous universe and interprets that it means there will be atoms soon.
2. What does Qfwfq predict will happen to stars?
(a) They will begin emitting helium.
(b) They will burst into fire.
(c) They will slowly grow in size.
(d) They will break into smaller stars.
3. How does the narrator know about females of his species?
(a) Through vibrations.
(b) Through electric impulses.
(c) Through smells.
(d) Through sounds.
4. Where does Qfwfq want Lll to come away with him to?
(a) A plain beyond the mountain.
(b) An underwater garden.
(c) A system of caverns in the forest.
(d) An island in the river.
5. What variables does the narrator use to refer to the two moments in his life that he thinks others must be observing from far-away galaxies?
(a) The variables a and b.
(b) The variables x and y.
(c) The variables e and c.
(d) The variables pi and phi.
6. What is the first bet Qfwfq makes before the beginning of the universe?
(a) That there will be a universe.
(b) That there was a previous universe.
(c) That the universe will begin at a specific point.
(d) That matter will exist.
7. How far away is the galaxy where the narrator sees the sign?
(a) Fifty million light years.
(b) Ten million light years.
(c) A hundred and fifty million light years.
(d) A hundred million light years.
8. To what does the narrator compare the paths of the characters' falls?
(a) Vines on a trellis.
(b) Strands of hair.
(c) Metal chains.
(d) Lines of handwriting.
9. How does the narrator see the shape of space?
(a) As a long and smooth spiral.
(b) As a complex shape of curves, indentations, and projections.
(c) As a jagged-edged zig-zag.
(d) As a long curve that meets back with itself.
10. What sign does the narrator finally choose as his response to the first sign?
(a) Who cares.
(b) What of it?
(c) So what?
(d) What do you mean?
11. What are the main things the narrator is aware of beyond himself?
(a) The mud and the plants.
(b) The sky and the air.
(c) The rock and the water.
(d) The dirt and the rain.
12. How much does the narrator plan the details of his shell's appearance?
(a) He doesn't plan it at all.
(b) He plans a general outline.
(c) He plans it in specific detail, but it doesn't turn out quite like planned.
(d) He plans it in specific detail, and it turns out as planned.
13. What does Ursula H'x do as she falls?
(a) She does her nails or combs her hair.
(b) She sleeps constantly.
(c) She does calisthenics.
(d) She plays music and sings.
14. What is the second sign the narrator sees, when he is looking for reactions to his magnanimous and generous actions?
(a) You have a flannel undershirt.
(b) You have a shoe untied.
(c) You have a hole in your sock.
(d) You have forgotten your gloves.
15. After the narrator speculates that Ursula H'x and Lieutenant Fenimore might have met at some time in the past, what does he deduce from this speculation?
(a) That Ursula H'x developed a love for Lieutenant Fenimore.
(b) That Ursula H'x developed a dislike for Lieutenant Fenimore.
(c) That Ursula H'x and Lieutenant Fenimore will circle around and meet again.
(d) That Ursula H'x and Lieutenant Fenimore are moving away from each other.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following impossible fantasies does the narrator have in his shapeless form?
2. Where does N'ba N'ga say is a good hunting ground?
3. What does Lll dare Qfwfq to do when they are playing near the water?
4. What unplanned benefit does the shell give the narrator?
5. What example of a detailed bet that he makes does Qfwfq give?
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