The Stars My Destination 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. Why are Foyle and Jiz forced to escape Baker's Zoo?

2. What is the name of the fuel which powers the Nomad?

3. What happens to Foyle's face when he gives in to emotion?

4. Where is the hospital of the Combined Terran Universities located?

5. How do Foyle and Jiz plan on removing the safe from the Nomad?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Robin Wednesbury and her job, as introduced in Chapter 3.

2. What happens in the relationship between the Inner Planets and Outer Satellites as a result of jaunting?

3. What is the relationship between Jiz and Sam Quatt?

4. What does Foyle learn about blue jauntes?

5. What kind of advice does Jisbella McQueen give Foyle when they discuss on the Whisper Line?

6. Describe the Gouffre Martel prison.

7. Why does Y'ang-Yeovil want custody of Foyle after Foyle's attempt to destroy the Vorga?

8. What is the truth about Foyle and Jiz's escape from the Gouffre Martel?

9. What is significant and dangerous about Dagenham, especially in regard to his proximity to other people?

10. What does Foyle discover on board the Nomad when he returns to the Sargasso Asteroid?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the most interesting relationships in the book is that between Foyle and Olivia. Robin looks at the two of them and sees two grotesque people. Foyle looks at their relationship and sees hope. Describe how the relationship between Foyle and Olivia changes, for better or worse, from the time of their first meeting at the Presteign mansion until his parting from her. Note in your discussion how Olivia is shown not to be what Foyle thought her to be and how that impacts his relationship with her.

Essay Topic 2

Torture occurs several times in The Stars My Destination. Foyle is questioned and tortured in Chapter 4. Discuss how torture, in Foyle's case, is designed to alter an internal reality to generate and external result. Discuss the ironic truth that what drives Foyle also protects him from giving in to torture. Explain how revenge has given Foyle the sense of purpose that was missing in the first chapter.

Essay Topic 3

Foyle finds himself in Gouffre Martel prison. His presence there is an allegory for a descent into one's self. Describe how the conditions of the prison mirror Foyle's state. Discuss how Jisbella's contacting him, and their subsequent escape, parallel what is happening to him internally.

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