The Stars My Destination Test | Final 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. Who does Foyle tell Kempsey that he was sent by?

2. What does Fourmyle auction away at the costume ball?

3. Why do Dagenham, Jiz, Y'ang-Yeovil, and Presteign PyrE?

4. What is the trademark of the Ceres clan?

5. Who does Robin betray to Y'ang-Yeovil?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do we learn is the origin of the Burning Man?

2. What proposition does Foyle make Robin after her suicide attempt, and what is her response?

3. Describe, in a couple of sentences, the nature of the first Solar War as explained in Chapter 8.

4. What is the nature of the small slugs Foyle sent around the world as revealed in Chapter 15?

5. What does Robin do regarding Foyle at the opening of Chapter 12, and what secret of hers is made known?

6. What is the nature of the surgery Foyle had after the recovery of the treasure from the Nomad?

7. Describe the Cellar Christians and why they feel the need to conduct themselves in the fashion they do.

8. What does Foyle do after he finds Rodg Kempsey on the moon?

9. Describe Olivia Presteign.

10. How does Robin assist Foyle in his role as Geoffrey Fourmyle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Early in the book, Foyle, who is stranded on board the spaceship Nomad, manages to escape the ship after being bypassed (he thinks) by the crew of the Vorga. He finds himself among the Scientific People. The Scientific People tattoo him with tiger-like markings and with the name, Nomad, across his forehead. Discuss how those markings are an externalization of his internal crisis, his drive for revenge on the Vorga, and the significance of the name Nomad apart from it being the name of his spaceship. What is Foyle's chief motivation for his actions while with the Scientific People?

Essay Topic 2

Gully Foyle is introduced in Chapter 1. The book identifies him as "everyman." The concept of the everyman is a common one in literature, but does Foyle fulfill the stereotypical traits of the everyman? Write an analysis of Foyle, based on the information we have at his introduction. Include in your analysis his background, his goals and objectives, his personality, and explain whether he is a sympathetic character and a character the reader can identify with.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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