Ringworld 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. According to Chapter 5, what can cause ships to disappear?

2. How does the crew travel through the puppeteer city?

3. Why is Louis worried about the aliens on the Ringworld?

4. What does Teela tell Louis is the real reason she wanted to join the mission?

5. What does Nessus do while Speaker is sleeping?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Nessus bring back to the group when he returns in Chapter 7?

2. What realization about Teela does Louis come to in Chapter 4?

3. What does Louis Wu do on this birthday and why?

4. Please describe the interaction between Nessus and Speaker at the start of Chapter 9.

5. What is the result of Nessus's search in Chapter 3?

6. What does the crew decide to do after crashing onto the Ringworld?

7. What puppeteer problem and solution does Nessus share with the crew in Chapter 5?

8. What history about the humans and kzin is shared in Chapter 6?

9. What information is shared about the nature of the kzin in Chapter 2?

10. How does Louis feel about the possibility of Teela joining the mission?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Going to a brand new place can be a challenge. Explain the challenges that the crew faced in going to Ringworld. How did the crew handle the various challenges they met and how did they handle the stress that they were put under due to these challenges?

Essay Topic 2

Which of the four original crew members seems to be the true leader of the group and how is this shown in the story? Do you believe that this individual has been a good leader to the group? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Please compare and contrast the science fiction genre of fiction with the fantasy genre. Which genre does Ringworld fall into? Please provide examples of how the Ringworld falls into this genre.

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