Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 28, Reg explains that for several months he hadn't been using the time machine because:

2. What does the ghost say about possessing Michael?

3. Why does Richard call Susan after Dirk gives him the details of Gordon's death a second time?

4. What three magic words has the Electric Monk been saying to people after listening to their troubles?

5. After Dirk saves the whole human race from extinction, what does he crave?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Dirk and Richard regard ghosts differently, with one being more accepting and the other more skeptical. Using examples from the book, compare and contrast how these two friends regard the concept of ghosts.

Essay Topic 2

All the seemingly unconnected pieces of the author's big puzzle come together near the end. Describe three key pieces of the puzzle that lead the main characters to realize that the human race is in danger if the alien ghost is allowed to carry out his plans.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the reasons that Reg chooses to time travel with his time machine. How does Dirk feel about the professor's reasons? How does the professor contradict himself when he says that he doesn't affect the past? At what point does the professor realize that he's been time traveling irresponsibly?

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