Foundation's Edge 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. Where do Trevize and Pelorat find leads for the Origin in Chapter 11?

2. What do Trevize and Pelorat follow in order to avoid angering officials in Chapter 11?

3. Who is supposed to report on Trevize's activity for the Mayor in Chapter 12?

4. What commemorates earth men reaching Sayshell in Chapter 13?

5. When Trevize and Pelorat debate the idea of numerous universes, what does Dom call what they are doing in Chapter 17?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is radio noise important in Chapter 15?

2. What is important about planets and their smell?

3. Describe Dom.

4. How does Novi take control of the mission in Chapter 19?

5. What recognition does Compor desire in Chapter 12?

6. Describe what happens to the main characters at the end of the novel.

7. Describe Gendibal's growing attachment for Novi.

8. Describe Bliss.

9. Describe the Five Sisters.

10. What concerns does Gendibal have about Trevize in Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The concept of good versus evil appears throughout the book. Who in your opinion is good? Who is bad? Why? Do these characters change over time? Why or why not? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

Foundation's Edge is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery establishes connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic and kinesthetic. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

Essay Topic 3

Intuition has particular significance in Foundation's Edge. What is the significance of having intuition in the story? Who chases after intuition? Who has intuition? Who loses intuition? Who gains intuition? What does Asimov ultimately say about intuition through the characters of Trevize and Branno and what is the importance of this discovery and the characters' role? Explain.

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