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 Qui-Gon tell Obi-Wan about living creatures?

2. Why does Obi-Wan not want Qui-Gon to help Jar Jar?

3. Who greets the Jedi when they open the conference room door?

4. What do the Jawas look like?

5. Who owns the shop where Qui-Gon goes to for spare parts?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Anakin racing?

2. What does Nute Gunray do when the Jedi Knights come aboard his ship and what is he ordered to do?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"In this life you're often born one thing and die another. You don't have to accept that what you're given when you come in is all you'll have when you leave."

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

2. What do you want to be though you were not born that person?

3. What do you think you have to overcome in your life in order to leave the legacy you want?

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