Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Mule tells Channis that he realizes Tazenda is not the location of the Second Foundation for what reason?
2. How does Channis gain the upper hand against the Mule in their confrontation on Rossem?
3. Who is the first character introduced in 7-9?
4. As recounted in 1-3, who almost told the Mule the location of the Second Foundation five years before?
5. In 4-6, why does Channis say that he was picked to work for the Mule even though he is unconditioned?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Mule admit defeat? What happens after the Mule's defeat?
2. Why is the Imperial Library an important place to Arcadia?
3. Where does Arcadia hide while about Homir's ship? Why does she decide to come out of her hiding spot?
4. Where is the real location of the Second Foundation? Who is the real First Speaker?
5. What happens when Anthor asks to use the remote control for the Mental Static Device? What does Dr. Darell do afterward?
6. Why does Anthor try to convice Dr. Darell to go to Trantor?
7. How do Dr. Darell and his colleagues describe the war?
8. What does Callia do for Arcadia in her private chamber? What does Arcadia see as Callia flees the room?
9. How does Arcadia convince Palver to go to the Foundation and deliver a message for her?
10. Why do Merius and Stettin seek the help of Homir at the end of 10-12?
During the 1940s and 1950s, both the United Sates and the USSR struggled to achieve dominance in their area of the globe. Asimov uses this scuffle for power as inspiration for the novel. Respond to the following with supporting examples from the book:
1) How does Asimov parallel the dominance of the Mule with that of the USSR?
2) Why do the geographic locations of the Foundation and the Mule mimic that of the United States and the USSR?
3) What is Asimov's purpose in making comparisons to that point in history with his novel?
The author was decidedly involved in education and academics and this real life influence is clearly represented throughout the novel. Respond to the following with supporting evidence from the book:
1) How did Asimov's life in education influence the book?
2) How do characters involved in academics, such as Homir and Seimic influence the events of the novel?
3) What is Asimov saying about the importance of education by having highly educated characters as the leaders of a rebellious group trying to overthrow a dominant organization?
Asimov presents the organizations and characters in the novel in an ambiguous nature, not defining if something is officially good or bad. Please respond to the following with supporting examples from the book:
1) How does the author present an ambiguous viewpoint of the "Second Foundation?"
2) Why is the character development of Dr. Darell an example of Asimov's lack of clearly defining motives and beliefs?
3) What is Asimov's purpose in maintaining an ambiguous stance in "Second Foundation"? Does it allow the reader to make his own decisions?
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