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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 destroyed the combined Vl'Hurg and G'Gugvuntt fleet?
2. What happened to the dolphins when the Vogons arrived?
3. What does Deep Thought want to do?
4. Where do Arthur and the others escape to?
5. What is the strange irritating light not?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Zaphod and Ford meet Yooden Vranx?
2. Why did Zaphod alter his own brain?
3. What is R used to measure?
4. What was the true relationship between mice and men?
5. Why do you think the mice and the Magratheans are going to so much trouble to make the Earth seem like a real planet?
6. How do the characters escape from the computer bay?
7. What are mice? What is their relation to the Earth?
8. What do you think the meaning of life is? Is there only one answer?
9. What do the mice want from Arthur?
10. Why do the cops believe that they are more intelligent and enlightened than their peers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay that explains a simple way for people to be happy, or at least happier. The plan need not be entirely realistic.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay explaining your opinion on the nature of the universe, and the basic elements of a novel that would communicate this opinion to readers. Be sure to include:
1 - Themes that would best express this viewpoint (for example, optimism, futility, cyclical events);
2 - Types of characters (for example, anti-heroes, well-meaning protagonists);
3 - How the novel's viewpoint is similar or different to that of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Essay Topic 3
Write a fictional essay from the perspective of a galactic historian that analyzes the legend of Magrathea. The essay can be skeptical, or argue for the existence of the mysterious planet.
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