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. Who is Sio Bibble?

2. What are two secrets Anakin has kept from Watto?

3. What does Anakin think is the reason the Jedi are on Tatooine?

4. What is surrounding Naboo?

5. What does Sebulba tell Anakin before the race?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Jar Jar when walking through the market?

2. Why is Anakin racing?

3. What kind of deal does Qui-Gon make with Watto besides the one for the parts?

4. What does Anakin do when Qui-gon goes outside with Watto?

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

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

7. What would happen if Anakin's Podracer had contact with any solid surface?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Despite the fact that multiple viewpoints prevail in the world of the novel, it is not surprising, if by this point in the book the reader is feeling increasingly put-upon as a result of being forced to jump from one hero to another.

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

2. When you read a book do like to stay with one character and or viewpoint for the entire book or do you like it when the author skips between different characters or sub-plot lines? Why or why not?

3. Do you think the story thus far could be told by sticking with only one main "hero?" 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

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.

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