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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About how old is the Chandelier, according to crew estimates in "Pale Immensities?"
(a) A thousand years.
(b) Ten thousand years.
(c) Twenty thousand years.
(d) A hundred thousand years.

2. To what does Isaac compare the Cosmic Circle?
(a) A geyser.
(b) A knife.
(c) A projectile.
(d) A whip.

3. What is the name of Quath's race?
(a) Mechopodia.
(b) Gigantopodia.
(c) Multipodia.
(d) Myriapodia.

4. What does the wrinkled dwarf call Toby and the others?
(a) Ignoramuses.
(b) Gold-diggers.
(c) Athenians.
(d) Flatlanders.

5. What surprises Toby at the beginning of "Motes Such as You?"
(a) An explosion.
(b) A fire.
(c) A riot.
(d) A mech.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Toby leave the Argo after he is punished in "The Charm of Commerce?"

2. On the esty, who is the next to be cleansed after Toby?

3. Who/what approaches Argo at the end of "Lightning Life?"

4. Who works with Toby in the first chapter of the book?

5. Who is Quath?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the humans filtered and cleaned on the "honeycomb home?"

2. Why does the Cap'n call for Toby in "Strange Flavors?"

3. Why does the Argo crew have difficulty identifying the ship in the time pit?

4. How does Toby first experience the Void?

5. To what does the term "Tiny Minds" refer?

6. In "Trans-History," what does Killeen tell the judge he wants?

7. In "Besik Bay," how does the Argo protect itself from the mechs?

8. What does Toby see when he walks the esty streets?

9. How does Andro treat Toby and his group in "The Far Black?"

10. Why does Killeen decide to land the Argo on the honeycombed black object?

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