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. What does Ford use to conceal the alien technology in his satchel?

2. What happens to Ford and Arthur?

3. What does Ford hum to the guard in an attempt to stir some feelings within him?

4. After saying "Hi there!," the ship's computer prints out a ribbon of ticker tape. What does the tape say?

5. Why can Marvin not keep his mind off things?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the babel fish?

2. What do the mice want from Arthur?

3. How does Ford Prefect manage to get Arthur to stop lying in front of the bulldozers?

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

5. Who is Zaphod Beeblebrox?

6. What problems does Zaphod have with the computer?

7. What went through the mind of the bowl of petunias? Why do you think this is?

8. What was life like in the former Galactic Empire?

9. What mental condition is Marvin suffering from? How does he display these symptoms?

10. Why does Trillian have trouble sleeping?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that compares the novel to another work of science-fiction comedy.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay that briefly describes as many of the galactic civilizations and races in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as possible. Be sure to cover:

1 - Which civilizations are the most "alien."

2 - Whether or not the civilizations are/were friendly.

3 - Which civilization is the most interesting to you.

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