Lucifer's Hammer Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who sacrifices his life to save the power plant?

2. What does Maureen think is best?

3. Who is arguing when Harvey wakes?

4. Where does Deke send word about the landing?

5. What are Tim and Eileen sitting out while they eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Maureen struggle with when she is out inventorying supplies in the area?

2. What are some people resorting to as they try to survive and what do you think of the idea?

3. What does Tim suggest about the power plant and what is the ultimate decision?

4. What are a couple cultural changes that have happened with the comet strike?

5. What decision does Jellison make about Bonar and do you agree with his decision?

6. How does the Reverend Armitage contribute to the unsavory things Alim and Hooker's group are already doing?

7. What does Al tell Harvey about Maureen?

8. What does one man who is scavenging with Deke say people are going to have to get used to, and do you think he is right?

9. What are Harvey and Mark doing at the opening to this section and what is their "take" on their efforts?

10. What is the difficult part about guard duty at the Jellison stronghold?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Harvey comes home just after the comet begins striking the earth, he finds his wife and dog murdered and his house ransacked with the supplies he had carefully laid up for disaster stolen. He lies down and starts to go to sleep. Discuss the following:

Why do you think Harvey just lies down and goes to sleep?

What do you think would have happened had Joanne and Mark not arrived?

Why do you think some people react to survive in a crisis and others just give up and resign themselves to death?

Essay Topic 2

When Harvey comes home just after the comet begins striking the earth, he finds his wife and dog murdered and his house ransacked with the supplies he had carefully laid up for disaster stolen. He lies down and starts to go to sleep. Discuss the following:

Why do you think Harvey just lies down and goes to sleep?

What do you think would have happened had Joanne and Mark not arrived?

Why do you think some people react to survive in a crisis and others just give up and resign themselves to death?

In Hot Fudge Tuesdae: Three, Dan Forrester goes to great lengths and uses critical time to hide books, including one on how to make insulin, which ultimately does Dan no good since he dies before he can get to the books. Why do you think Dan takes time to hide the books and why do you think he does not take the one critical book on insulin production with him? Do you think what he did was wise or foolish? Discuss fully.

Essay Topic 3

In an underground concrete bunker somewhere in the northeastern United States, Major Bennet Rosten and Captain Harold Luce are waiting commands. The US fears that the Russians will believe the US "blind and crippled" by the comet event, using that as a time to strike. Discuss the following:

Is it realistic to think that in the middle of a terrible, global crisis that the Russians would launch nuclear warheads at another country? Why or why not?

Why do you think China makes a preemptive strike against Russian when all countries may have to cooperate to overcome total global annihilation from the effects of the comet?

Would you authorize nuclear weapon attacks during such a crisis? Why or why not?

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