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 will Watto do if Anakin wins the race?

2. What does Darth Maul release when he gets to Tatooine?

3. What type of structures are most of the buildings in Mos Espa?

4. How does Anakin have his Podracer hidden?

5. How do the Jedi get to the surface?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Anakin and Padmy look at and talk about when they get to his house?

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

4. How does Qui-Gon see Jar Jar and how does Obi-Wan feel about it?

5. What type of dream does Anakin have the night before the race? How does he leave the dream?

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

7. What happens in the bongo after the lights come back on and how does Qui-Gon handle the crisis?

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

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

10. For what do Anakin and Qui-Gon bargain with Watto?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anakin's mother has always known that her son is gifted, but she now exhibits a growing awareness that her son is not only gifted, but also special in a rare way.

1. Why do you think Anakin's mother believes he is very special? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think a parent can see the truth, good or bad, about their child? Why or why not?

3. If you had a gifted child what would you do to encourage that gift?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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