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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 did Veet Voojagig go to school?
2. What color is the old man's robe?
3. Who starts shooting at the characters?
4. What type of craft does the old man have?
5. How does Arthur describe Slartibartfast's story?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the conversation that Arthur has with Marvin.
2. What mental condition is Marvin suffering from? How does he display these symptoms?
3. Why do the mice believe the Ultimate Question they made up will sound plausable to the general public?
4. What do the mice want from Arthur?
5. How did Zaphod and Ford meet Yooden Vranx?
6. Why did Zaphod alter his own brain?
7. Why do the philosophers object to Deep Thought? What is the computer's solution?
8. What species do you think is smarter than the dolphins? How do you know?
9. What is the story of Veet Voojagig?
10. What do you think the meaning of life is? Is there only one answer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Write a fake research paper from the perspective of a mouse that discusses the results of an experiment on human scientists.
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