The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Test | Mid-Book 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. Who is Ford Prefect?

2. What color are the seas exactly the wrong shade of?

3. What fantastic new industry was created?

4. Who was poor in the former Galactic Empire?

5. The typical Vogon is...

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the problem with Marvin the android?

2. What are mice? What is their relation to the Earth?

3. Why does Trillian have trouble sleeping?

4. Why are the events of the next chapter given away in advance? What is withheld?

5. What does Slartibartfast's award mean to him?

6. What happens when Zaphod tries to bring the ship in for a landing?

7. Why are towels so important?

8. Describe the scene that Arthur sees through the Sens-O-Tape.

9. What is the story of Veet Voojagig?

10. Why did Zaphod alter his own brain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the three stages of civilization and apply them to a timeline of Earth's history. Use specific examples of human achievement to explain each stage.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay explaining whether or not law enforcement would be effective if policemen and soldiers tried to use reason and appealed as individuals, rather than using weapons and the threat of violence.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that describes the pursuit of happiness for the average human, and why it is difficult even for people who have digital watches.

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