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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 passes Tim and Eileen and goes off the bridge?
(a) A police cruiser.
(b) A motorcycle.
(c) Another car.
(d) A man on a bicycle.

2. Why is Rick Delanty delayed in doing his work?
(a) He was sick.
(b) He was confused.
(c) He didn't know what his job was.
(d) He was trading jobs with someone else.

3. Who tries to take Harry to town?
(a) Cecelia.
(b) Jason.
(c) Harvey.
(d) Frank.

4. What do Eric Larsen and his partner, Investigator Harris, come upon?
(a) A church service already prayng about the coming disaster.
(b) A group of comet fanatics.
(c) A murder in progress.
(d) Two young boys abandoned by their parents.

5. Where are Major Bennet Rosten and Captain Harold Luce waiting commands.
(a) In a bunker in Wyoming.
(b) In SAC headquarters.
(c) In a bunker near Washington, D.C.
(d) In a bunker somewhere in the Northeast.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Tim Hamner hosting at his home?

2. Besides the residents, who else is at the ranch?

3. Where are archaeologists Alexander Willis and MacDonald sitting?

4. How do Tim and Eileen manage to get away from the city?

5. What forms over Mexico?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe a couple of Harry's "appointed rounds" and an evaluation of this man.

2. What does Harvey find when he finally makes it home?

3. Define the literary term "comic relief" and give an example of it from this section.

4. Discuss how carefully Gordie plans his suicide.

5. Do you think Harry is a little crazy for continuing his pursuit to deliver the mail?

6. What do Tim and Eileen do after leaving the observatory and what is your analysis of their actions?

7. Why does Harvey wonder about where Marie might be?

8. What is Harry doing when the comet strikes and what is his response?

9. Most of the major characters are introduced in these first dozen or so chapters and much of what is written is about the protagonist(s), antagonist(s) and secondary characters. Define those three terms.

10. Identify who you think are the protagonist(s), antagonist(s) and two or three secondary characters and why.

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