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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. Where is the Heart of Gold traveling from?
2. How many times can a galactic civilization grow from a single worm in ten million years?
3. What were the two most improbable events in the history of the universe?
4. How long will the new program take to run?
5. What is Deep Thought's answer to life, the universe, and everything?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the mice believe the Ultimate Question they made up will sound plausable to the general public?
2. Did the dolphins leave mankind to its fate, or try to help?
3. What does Slartibartfast's award mean to him?
4. What is R used to measure?
5. What are mice? What is their relation to the Earth?
6. How does Deep Thought intend to help the men find the question to his answer?
7. How did Zaphod and Ford meet Yooden Vranx?
8. Describe the conversation that Arthur has with Marvin.
9. What do you think the meaning of life is? Is there only one answer?
10. How does the author create suspense in this chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a fake research paper from the perspective of a mouse that discusses the results of an experiment on human scientists.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay stating your opinion, with evidence, of intelligent life on other planets.
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