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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Gabrielle find a coincidence regarding a meteor suddenly appearing while talking with Chris Harper at NASA?
2. What is the name of Michael's research center that he calls in Chapter 91?
3. Where are the workers on Michael's research center when he listens to the outgoing message in Chapter 91?
4. Who does Chris Harper say is the Canadian geologist that originally discovered the meteorite but is now dead?
5. What does Rachel ask the helicopter pilot to turn on when first arriving at the Goya?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the megaplume that Rachel and the others see at the Goya described?
2. While on an airplane headed for Washington, what reason does Corky give for believing the rock is still a meteorite?
3. How does Xavia describe the reason Michael's statement about the chondrules on the meteorite were false?
4. What do the scientists on the Goya discover after finding a photo of an organism similar to the meteorite?
5. What does Chris Harper explain to Gabrielle regarding PODS?
6. Why does William Pickering tell Rachel he is lying about the meteorite when he reveals himself as the controller?
7. How does Rachel describe the expander cycle engine to Michael and Corky?
8. What happens when Corky goes for a motorboat after the Delta Force arrives on the Goya?
9. What is the nature of Xavia's phone message to Michael in Chapter 91?
10. What are the contents of the envelopes Senator Sexton hands out to the media during his press conference?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Politics plays an important role throughout the book and allows the author to impart factual information about the governmental system into the book.
Part 1.) What role do press conferences and the media play in the portrayal of politics in the book?
Part 2.) What is the nature of the author's portrayal of the presidential candidates Zackary Herney and Sedgwick Sexton?
Part 3.) What is telling of the true nature of politics based on Gabrielle's feelings towards them by the end of the book?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the role of NASA in the book. What might the author be saying about the space program and its role in society based on its depiction in the book?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Rachel with her father Senator Sexton in the book. What is telling of the impact Rachel's mother played in her life based on her differences from her father in the book?
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