Foundation and Earth Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Fallom try to do with the computer?

2. How does Trevize know Bander is dead?

3. Whose theory do the travelers use to try to plot Earth's location?

4. What does Fallom compare touching the computer to?

5. Who does Fallom hope to revive?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Trevize feel about Fallom?

2. Why was Bliss able to successfully overpower Bander?

3. Describe Trevize and Pelorat's important discovery on Melpomenia.

4. What reason does Pelorat think Bliss has for taking Fallom with them?

5. What reasons does Hiroko give for having sex with Trevize?

6. 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?

7. Why can't Fallom accompany the travelers onto the planet?

8. What does Pelorat promise Fallom if Fallom will lead the travelers out of Bander's estate?

9. What does Trevize wish he could do when he finds the Earth is radioactive?

10. Describe the meals on New Earth.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the three types of conflict in the novels.

1) How does the novel show the conflict between man and nature? How is adaptation and control of the environment part of that conflict?

2) How does the novel show the conflict between man and man? How is competition between different cultures part of that conflict?

3) How does the novel show the conflict between man and himself? Discuss the conflicts felt by major characters including Trevize, Fallom, and Daneel.

Essay Topic 2

The novel depicts humanity in many different forms, and in the end of the novel, Fallom merges with Daneel, becoming a partial robot and partial human. Discuss what it means to be human in the novel.

1) In what ways are the different humans from different cultures depicted in the novel the same? Are their similarities more significant than their differences?

2) Why do different human cultures view each other separately and not as part of the same humanity?

3) Is Fallom still human when he merges with Daneel? Is Daneel, in some ways, human?

4) Through adaptation and genetic engineering, is it possible for a human race to change so much that they are no longer "human"? What does it mean to be human?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Daneel to a deity. Daneel is a powerful, mind-controlling robot who has existed for 20,000 years, operating behind the scenes to try to protect and help mankind.

1) In what ways is Daneel god-like? In what ways is Daneel's garden beneath the surface of the moon like a heaven?

2) What limits or checks are there on Daneel's power? Is Daneel too powerful?

3) Has Daneel succeeded in completely manipulating Trevize? Why does Trevize feel a sense of joy when the ship is taken over for him as he approaches Daneel and the end of his journey?

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