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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 Trevize call Beta?
2. How does Bliss kill Bander?
3. Where are most of the men of the island?
4. What pronoun does Bliss suggest using for Fallom?
5. What covers Hiroko's doorway?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Trevize feel about Solaria?
2. How does Trevize react when the ship's controls are taken over as they approach the moon?
3. Describe the meals on New Earth.
4. What makes the rays of the sun deadly on Melpomenia?
5. Describe Trevize and Pelorat's important discovery on Melpomenia.
6. How does Trevize feel about Fallom?
7. What criticism does Trevize have of the Solarian society?
8. What is Trevize's reasoning for continuing to search for information about Earth, now that he's found the planet and sees that it's radioactive?
9. What aspects of the environment on New Earth affect the people's culture?
10. Describe how the travelers plan to find Earth using the locations of the fifty originally colonized worlds.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss predestination and choice in the novel.
1) Are characters' choices predestined by their psychology and environment?
2) The characters are unaware that they are being manipulated by Daneel. Do they still have choice or is free will an illusion?
3) In the novel, is the course of society as a whole predestined by the nature of man and his environment? In what ways is the course of society predestined or uncertain?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss power in the novel.
1) What gives Bliss power? Is she more powerful than Travize?
2) What kind of power does Travize have in the novel? How do other characters exert power over him?
3) What are Daneel's powers in the novel? Does Daneel have an excess of power?
Essay Topic 3
Psychohistory is the idea that the course of human events can be plotted and predicted, at least on a macro-scale, as long as the society doesn't know (and therefore isn't affected by) the predictions. Discuss the role of psychohistory in the novel. How is Daneel utilizing a form of psychohistory? Is it dangerous for human beings to know and try to manipulate their own destinies? Is it possible for psychohistory to give human beings too much knowledge, or is more knowledge always better?
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