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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. When Moira and Dwight meet next, what does she tell him?
(a) she is taking a secretarial course
(b) she is pregnant
(c) she is going to ask to go with him
(d) she is planning a party for his return

2. Why can Dwight not go trout fishing?
(a) it is too far to the mountain streams
(b) fishing but the season doesn't start until September 1st
(c) he cannot be that far away from the Scorpion
(d) he has no fishing gear

3. Why do they conclude that the city around the Naval Yard shows almost no damage?
(a) because of anti-missile defenses
(b) because of its location
(c) because of a thermal inversion
(d) because its location is secret

4. Meanwhile, what is John Osbourne doing?
(a) repairing his Ferrari
(b) racing his Ferrari
(c) looking for a new race car
(d) courting Moira

5. Where is Albury that has a suspected case of radiation sickness?
(a) about 50 miles north of Melbourne
(b) about 200 miles west of Melbourne
(c) about 200 miles north of Melbourne.
(d) about 100 miles north of Melbourne

Short Answer Questions

1. What do they notice about most of the houses?

2. Why do they want to check out the radio signals?

3. What are they giving away at the Pastoral Club now?

4. What living thing will outlast people by about a year?

5. Where does the crew of the Scorpion see Swain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Dwight's change of status on the return trip from the north.

2. What is the understanding between Dwight and Moira that is verbalized on their fishing trip?

3. What condition does Peter put on his continuing service in the Navy?

4. Explain the surprise Moira has for Dwight when they meet for lunch.

5. Describe the symbolism of Dwight's thinking about his family while on board the Scorpion.

6. Why do things begin to slow down in Melbourne?

7. What is Dwight's condition when he arrives at the Davidson house?

8. What is it that Moira agrees to do for Mary if Peter does not return in time?

9. What has Moira managed to locate that makes Dwight happy enough to drift off to sleep?

10. What does Lt. Sunderstrom do before shutting down the communications center at the Naval Base at Elliott Bay.

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