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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 does Ransom pilfer from the galley?
(a) Seven days rations
(b) A cup and saucer
(c) A frying pan
(d) A knife

2. What does Thulcandra mean to the hross?
(a) A type of animal used like a horse
(b) The chief of their village
(c) Silent planet
(d) The name of their God

3. After Devine questions Ransom, what does he learn?
(a) Ransom lives down the street from the Rise
(b) Ransom plans to retire and write a book on Swahili
(c) Ransom is on a walking tour, of which no one knows
(d) Ransom quit his job at Cambridge

4. The humming noise Ransom hears makes him believe he is:
(a) must be suffering from the drug's aftereffects
(b) in some sort of airship
(c) hearing a chorus of angels in the distance
(d) hearing a refridgerator running

5. What do the creatures do?
(a) Bare their teeth and growl
(b) They show Weston and Devine through a door in the wall
(c) Begin singing and dancing
(d) Jump up and down trying to reach the men

Short Answer Questions

1. Because the moon looks so strange to Ransom, what does he think?

2. What does Ransom hear when he gets into the backyard of the Rise?

3. As they land, what does Random come to believe about planets?

4. Ransom is a professor of:

5. What does Ransom see among the trees?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Weston and Devine demand of Ransom?

2. Describe the three characters who have been introduced in this chapter.

3. Describe the scene of Ransom meeting his first hross.

4. How does Ransom escape and where does he go?

5. Why do you think there is so much description in this chapter, and in the entire book?

6. Describe the dream Ransom had when Weston drugged his drink.

7. What does the hross do after Ransom eats some of his food?

8. Describe Weston's attitude toward Devine. Tell why you think Weston and Devine are or are not friends.

9. When Ransom describes being from another planet, what surprises him about the hross?

10. What does Ransom feel about Devine, and why?

(see the answer keys)

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