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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 does the narrator describe the making of his shell as?
(a) Aggression, like punching outward.
(b) Self-expression, like an exclamation.
(c) Expansion, like taking new territory.
(d) Pleading, like reaching out his hands.
2. Which of the following impossible fantasies does the narrator have in his shapeless form?
(a) Snapping his fingers.
(b) Crossing his legs.
(d) Shaking someone's hand.
3. How many people does the narrator expect will see the second event in his life, of which he is proud, compared to the first more shaming moment?
(a) The same number who saw the first.
(b) No one.
(c) More than saw the first.
(d) Less than saw the first.
4. What weapon does Lieutenant Fenimore use against the narrator?
(a) A dart.
(b) A pistol.
(c) A sword.
(d) A baton.
5. What does the second sign that the narrator sees through his telescope say?
(a) I saw you.
(b) I know it.
(c) I saw it.
(d) I know you.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much does the narrator plan the details of his shell's appearance?
2. What does the first sign the narrator sees say?
3. What type of fish is N'ba N'ga?
4. What does Qfwfq identify as the first numbers to exist?
5. What job does Zahn recommend Qfwfq for, which Qfwfq would rather not do?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does the narrator suppose that he might finally meet Ursula, and what does he fear about that potential meeting?
2. Describe N'ba N'ga's objections to living on land.
3. How does Zahn first react to Qfwfq?
4. What happens to the initial wealth that Qfwfq builds up?
5. In the end of the mollusk's story, in what way does he encounter the female mollusk?
6. How do the New Ones' perception of dinosaurs change over the time Qfwfq is with them?
7. Why does the narrator not want to show his desire to meet Ursula at the beginning of the story "The Form of Space"?
8. What explanation does the narrator give for caring about the opinion of whoever wrote the sign he first sees?
9. How does the narrator see evolution as confining?
10. What does the narrator think the first sign he sees is referring to?
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