Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Test | 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 does Anakin find out when he examines the Podracer engine?

2. How does Qui-Gon convince Watto to go along with his plan?

3. Why have Jar Jar and Qui-Gon left for the race track before Anakin?

4. What kind of vehicle does Anakin Skywalker race?

5. What does Anakin discover in the canyon?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the Queen's personal cruiser go and how does it avoid being hit by enemy fire?

2. What happens when Padmy, the Jedi and her troops enter the hanger?

3. What conversation do Qui-Gon and Shmi have about Anakin?

4. Where do the Jedi go upon leaving the underwater city and what are they using for a vehicle?

5. What happens when Anakin sees Padmy and her troops are threatened by destroyer droids?

6. What types of strategies does Sebulba try in the race?

7. Why does Anakin lose his race and what happens when he does?

8. Who does Anakin meet on the Dune Sea and what does he do there?

9. What does Anakin find out when he examines the engines of the Podracer and how does Watto usually like to get parts?

10. Why is Watto angry with Anakin and what happens?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

It seems as if Anakin has already embraced Qui-Gon's philosophy of following one's intuition at the time one's senses are alert to an opportunity.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think one should follow intuition even if it seems contrary to logic? Why or why not?

3. Write about a time when you followed intuition or didn't follow it and how the situation turned out.

Essay Topic 2

The key to Anakin Skywalker's character is his sense of himself as different, with abilities that not even he understands, and with large dreams that he sees as certainties rather than possibilities.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think someone with Anakin's feelings about himself would have a difficult time relating to other children his age? Why or why not?

3. What do you think you would do if you had Anakin's abilities? Use examples from your life to illustrate your answer.

Essay Topic 3

While it is true that in the larger scheme of things, the troubles on Queen Amidala's planet affect a huge number of human beings, a reader always find it difficult invest emotional currency in story material that deals with huge numbers of "faceless" people. Journalists are known to use the phrase "putting a face on the issue," by which they mean that to involve a reader in a news story, a writer needs to key the story on an individual person.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Are you more likely to feel about a person you see in front of you who is hungry or to feel deeply when you hear about a whole group of people who are starving? Why or why not?

3. Do you think this is a true statement? Why or why not?

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