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 type of drive is the conventional engine of the Heart of Gold?

2. Where does Arthur Dent work?

3. What do all the molecules of a hostess's underwear move in accordance with?

4. What colors are the Heart of Gold's interior after Arthur activates the Improbability Drive?

5. What does Zaphod think about the ship computer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is still unfinished about the New Earth?

2. Did the dolphins leave mankind to its fate, or try to help?

3. What species do you think is smarter than the dolphins? How do you know?

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

5. What is Arthur angry about? What does he do?

6. What does Ford fail to understand about humans?

7. Why do the cops believe that they are more intelligent and enlightened than their peers?

8. What does Trillian say about her degree in math and astrophysics? What does she mean?

9. What problems does Zaphod have with the computer?

10. What do the mice want from Arthur?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that explains the role of technology, and especially computers, in society today. Be sure to address:

1 - How computers are changing society;

2 - Problems caused by excessive computerization;

3 - Problems solved by computers.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that explains the role of Arthur Dent's character in the story, and the key differences between him and the other characters.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay stating your opinion, with evidence, of intelligent life on other planets.

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