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. Why can't Qui-Gon sleep at Anakin's house?

2. How do the Jedi swim underwater?

3. What do Jar Jar Binks' ears look like?

4. What would happen if Anakin Skywalker touched a solid surface with his vehicle while racing?

5. What type of creature is Jar Jar Binks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Nute Gunray's orders about the Queen and what happens to her?

2. Why is Anakin an unusual Podracer and how does he make up for it?

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

4. How did Jedi Knights originate and what do they do in the present of this novel?

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

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

7. Who does Qui-Gon encounter when leaving the Federation transport area and what does the creature look like?

8. Why do the Jedi lose power in their craft?

9. What does Anakin's mother ask him to promise?

10. What kind of welcome do the three receive in the Gungan city and what does the head man offer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The emotional roller coaster of the day ends with the profound sorrow and sense of loss that Anakin feels about having to leave his mother behind, not knowing when he will see her again.

1. Do you think a mother who allows her seven year old son to leave home is a bad mother? Why or why not?

2. Explain how you might make a choice like Anakin's. Would you decide to leave you mother? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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