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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the second of the Three Laws of Robotics?
(a) A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
(b) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the other two Laws.
(c) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
(d) A robot must strive to supersede authority from humankind when necessary.

2. Powell tells Cutie that he will be back on Earth in about how much time in “Reason”?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 3 days.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 1 week.

3. What surrounds the mining pool, causing danger to Speedy, in “Runaround”?
(a) Water.
(b) Gold nuggets.
(c) Oxygen.
(d) Crystals.

4. How long has Donovan been on paid vacation in the beginning of “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) 4 months.
(b) 3 weeks.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 2 weeks.

5. Who does Susan Calvin refer to as a "mind-reading robot” in the end of “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) Herbie.
(b) The Brain.
(c) Nestor.
(d) Ashe.

6. What does Powell install in his office wall in “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) A telescope.
(b) A visiplate.
(c) An onyx plate.
(d) A visual simulator.

7. What word from the Introduction refers to excessive growth or accumulation of any kind?
(a) Mosterity.
(b) Introphy.
(c) Interability.
(d) Hypertrophy.

8. What is Gloria’s last name in Chapter One, “Robbie”?
(a) Weston.
(b) Anderson.
(c) James.
(d) Smith.

9. What is the third of the Three Laws of Robotics?
(a) A robot must strive to supersede authority from humankind when necessary.
(b) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
(c) A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
(d) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the other two Laws.

10. According to Susan Calvin, the model of robot which included Robbie was sold to be used as what?
(a) A factory worker.
(b) A miner.
(c) A maid.
(d) A nursemaid.

11. How much does Dave weight in “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) 2 tons.
(b) 500 pounds.
(c) ½ ton.
(d) 1 ton.

12. According to Powell, the first step of what is catching the rabbit in “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) Cooking rabbit stew.
(b) Eating pasta.
(c) Eating rabbit mutton.
(d) Killing a rabbit.

13. Who tested Dave before he left the factory in “Catch That Rabbit”?
(a) Powell.
(b) Donovan.
(c) Gerald Black.
(d) Dr. Calvin.

14. What is “heading straight dead center across the Earth beam” in “Reason”?
(a) A lost planet.
(b) A black hole.
(c) An electron storm.
(d) A giant asteroid.

15. How much time passes between “Runaround” and “Reason”?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 1 week.
(d) 1 year.

Short Answer Questions

1. How tall is Dave in “Catch That Rabbit”?

2. How old does the narrator of the Introduction claim to be?

3. What is the first of the Three Laws of Robotics?

4. In what year does Susan Calvin say that the mobile speaking robot was invented in Chapter One, “Robbie”?

5. What is Speedy mining for when he disappears in “Runaround”?

(see the answer keys)

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