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Mid-Book 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. What is Tricia fixing herself when she goes outside to see what the strange lights are?

2. Why does Ford think the men in the editor's office are from InfiniDim Enterprises?

3. What is in Arthur's motel room for protection against boghogs?

4. For what does Arthur now mostly use his Hitch Hiker's Guide?

5. How long are the books on the alien world where Arthur settles?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ford get the new Guide out of the Guide offices?

2. What comes out of the trees toward Random, as she goes through the woods?

3. Explain WSOGMM.

4. What does Eric want Tricia to do when she gets home?

5. Describe the herring sandwich experiment.

6. What is odd about the Perfectly Normal Beast?

7. How does Tricia hope to get an audition for the job she wants?

8. What does Ford say to the armed men who are in the editor's office?

9. Why is Random fascinated by Arthur's watch?

10. How does the new Guide arrange a spaceship to come?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the nature of being human as it is presented in the novel.

1) How do alien races in the novel emphasize what it means to be human by being different from human beings?

2) How do alien races in the novel emphasize what it means to be human by exhibiting and exaggerating human characteristics?

3) How do Arthur, Tricia, and Random represent the human race in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss identity in the novel.

1) How do Tricia and Trillian, as two aspects of the same person, exemplify what creates identity?

2) How does Random, as a person who feels without an identity, exemplify what creates identity?

3) What does limited perspective have to do with identity? How does a sense of belonging and a place in the universe relate to identity?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is science fiction and extensively uses science ideas and concepts. Discuss the role of science in the novel.

1) What scientific concepts does the author use in the novel? What types of scientific ideas does he emphasize?

2) What is the author's view of science? How is science positive and negative? How do the characters view science and technology?

3) How does the novel fit into the science fiction genre?

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