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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. Where does Peter have an appointment?
(a) with the Mayor of Melbourne
(b) at the Navy Department in Melbourne
(c) on the USS Scorpion
(d) at the Naval Hospital

2. Who do Peter and Mary invite to their house to keep Dwight entertained?
(a) Jennifer Holmes
(b) Moira Davidson
(c) Mary Paul
(d) Caroline Moresby

3. Why does Peter ride his bicycle to Mr. Paul's farm?
(a) to buy lettuce and tomatoes
(b) to get milk and cream
(c) to ask for a job
(d) to sell eggs

4. Who is in command on the USS Scorpion?
(a) Admiral John Osbourne
(b) Lieutenant Commander Darrel Towers
(c) Captain John Smith
(d) Commander Dwight Towers

5. What does Dwight announce for their next voyage?
(a) looking for underwater places to build a city
(b) looking for inhabitable places in the Arctic
(c) sailing completely around the world
(d) putting a man ashore in protective clothing

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Peter say the next trip of the Scorpion will probably take?

2. What does Moira do in Melbourne?

3. Why are they forbidden to go to Townsville?

4. What have Peter and Mary learned to do because of the shortages?

5. When is the radiation expected to reach Australia?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Moira learn about Dwight while touring the submarine?

2. Why have people grown accustomed to the radiation coming their way and just go about their regular business?

3. Describe briefly what the story is about.

4. Why have methods of transportation changed in Australia?

5. In what way does Dwight hold out some hope for the situation?

6. How does the relationship between Dwight and Moira develop?

7. Explain why Peter, a navy lieutenant-commander, has not worked for the past seven months.

8. How do some people hold the hope that one day humans will again populate the Earth?

9. What is the problem with Moira's ability to understand what has happened in the world?

10. What is Dwight's experience in church the weekend he spends with Peter and Mary?

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