Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Discuss the author Isaac Asimov and the Foundation Series. When did Asimov's family immigrate to the United States? What were his first and last novels to be published?
2. Describe and discuss the character of Hari Seldon and the setting of the novel. How large is the Galactic Empire?
3. Discuss psychohistory, minimalism, and the Laws of Robotics. How do the Laws of Robotics play into the entire Foundation Series? What is their significance?
4. Describe and analyze the characters of Jo-Jo Joranum and Namarti in the narrative. What is the political objective of...
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