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. Where are the Jedi going to get to the capital city?

2. Why does Watto order Anakin to take the speeder out to the Dune Sea?

3. What is Anakin Skywalker's home planet so hot?

4. Where are the Queen and her forces sent?

5. How do the Jedi swim underwater?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Anakin racing?

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

5. What do the Jedi Knights see in the main hanger that shocks them?

6. What does Jar Jar offer to do and how do they have to get there?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Anakin makes a conscious decision to play the Good Samaritan, and look after this fallen human being, part of a group reviled by Anakin's own society. A careful reader will quickly realize that the significance of this incident rests in the change it works on Anakin, making him realize through a life experience that there may be more to other human beings than their superficial exterior and their reputation among one's own kind.

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

2. How do you think this statement might be used in the problems in modern America and people who are discriminated against?

3. Write a short scene of what you would do if you came across in injured person whom you did not like.

Essay Topic 3

Those familiar with the STAR WARS saga will certainly recall the anthropomorphic nature of C-3PO and R2-D2 in the original movie.

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

2. Do you think it's too far fetched to give robots such human personalities? Why or why not?

3. What other types of anthropomorphic non-human characters are famous today? How does anthropomorphic tendencies tie in with how many people see their pets, such as dogs and cats?

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