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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What story does Robbie plead for Gloria to tell him in Chapter One, “Robbie”?
(a) “Hansel and Gretel.”
(b) “Snow White.”
(c) “Cinderella.”
(d) “Bambi.”

2. What refers to the type of space suits worn by Powell and Donovan in “Runaround”?
(a) Insosuits.
(b) Technosuits.
(c) Inulasuits.
(d) Mercosuits.

3. How old was Susan Calvin when she was part of the “particular Psycho-Math seminar” described by the narrator in the Introduction?
(a) 30.
(b) 25.
(c) 20.
(d) 35.

4. Where is the officer’s room described as being located in “Reason”?
(a) Solar Station #13.
(b) Solar Station #2.
(c) Solar Station #3.
(d) Solar Station #5.

5. What is the character of Donovan’s first name?
(a) Michael.
(b) Gregory.
(c) Abe.
(d) Irwin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Donovan tells Powell that it’s time he got what out of his pants and went to work in “Catch That Rabbit”?

2. How many human executives are assigned to each space mining station according to Powell in “Reason”?

3. What word, used to describe Robbie in Chapter One, “Robbie,” means cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness?

4. According to the narrator in “Catch That Rabbit,” Powell had once jumped out of the window of a burning house dressed only in shorts and carrying what book?

5. What year is it in the Introduction to the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the characters of Donovan and Powell represent symbolically in I, Robot?

2. What is indicated about the personality of Dr. Susan Calvin in the Introduction?

3. How is the robot Cutie described in the beginning of “Reason”? What objective does he state in the beginning of the story?

4. Why does Mrs. Weston interrupt Mr. Weston’s private time in his office in the beginning of “Robbie”?

5. What news does Donovan relate to Powell in the beginning of “Runaround”?

6. What principle purpose does the Introduction of I, Robot serve?

7. How does Mrs. Weston explain Robbie’s absence when he is sent away in “Robbie”?

8. How would you describe the use of language in “Catch That Rabbit”?

9. Where are Donovan and Powell in the beginning of “Reason”? How much time has elapsed since “Runaround”?

10. What is foreshadowed in the plot of “Runaround”?

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