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. What is the burning man Foyle and Robin see?

2. What is Mars St. Michele?

3. How much does Fourmyle offer Robin to work for him?

4. Who is meeting in the Swiss chalet at the Aussie Cannery on New Year's?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe members of the Skoptsy Colony.

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

4. What does Olivia Presteign tell her father about Foyle that stuns him?

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

6. What does Robin offer Foyle after the New Year's Eve bombardment, and what is his response?

7. Describe Geoffrey Fourmyle.

8. Who does Fourmyle see from the Gouffre Martel at Presteign's New Year's Eve party, and what is his response upon seeing this individual?

9. What is Foyle's goal in going to the Spanish Steps?

10. What truth does Sheffield reveal to Foyle at the Four Mile Circus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One significant betrayal in the novel is when Robin abandons Foyle and goes to Y'ang-Yeovil. Discuss and explain why Robin does this, revealing Foyle's plans, and hopes to find her freedom. Be mindful in your discussion both Robin's background, how that impacts her decision, and what her motives and feelings might be toward Foyle.

Essay Topic 2

Foyle has to deal not only with his external physical image, but also his external image as it is perceived by others. Describe his transition from Gully Foyle, uneducated merchant marine, to Geoffrey Fourmyle, wealthy buffoon. Discuss how this transition helps him hide his obsession. Describe, too, how Robin Wednesbury complements him in the areas in which he is weak.

Essay Topic 3

Fourmyle's Four Mile Circus is encamped in what is known as Old St. Pat's, what was once St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Discuss the irony of this group taking up residence in what was once a church, being mindful of what the Circus represents. Explain why the Circus is such an attraction to the people in the culture. Is it an escape? An ideal to be emulated? Evidence of the culture's depravity? Or something else entirely?

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