Out of the Silent Planet Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Oyarsa say Weston and Devine must do because of their killing?

2. Why does Ransom feel relieved when he wakes in Augray's tower?

3. What does Ransom do after Hyoi dies?

4. How does Ransom feel after he helps kill the hnakra?

5. Who takes over the telling of the story in Chapter 22?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In this book the eldil communicate mind to mind, which on this earth is called telepathy. A number of psychic powers have been named on this planet. Telepathy, the ability to communicate mind to mind; Clairvoyance - the power or faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses; Precognition - clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced; Mediumship - the ability to communicate with the dead. These are a few of the so called psychic abilities.

Write an essay about how you feel about psychic phenomena. Do you believe it's possible? Why or Why not? Have you ever experienced it? If so, in what way?

Essay Topic 2

Osarya, the ruler of the entire planet has a great deal of power over its peoples. How do you think earth would be different if the entire planet had one person who had final authority on all matters? Use examples from Malacandra and earth that point out the differences.

Essay Topic 3

Write about your overall reaction to this book. Did you like it? Why or why not? Was it exciting? Boring? Was it believable? Were you able to put yourself on the planet and feel you knew what it looked like? Felt like? Did you like or dislike the characters? Did you agree with them? What did you see the story as representing?

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