Startide Rising 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. Who cleans the inside of the wreck?

2. What does Dennie like about Creideiki?

3. How old is Herbie?

4. Who is in charge after the Captain's death?

5. What kind of creature is Nukapai?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Xappish ship in Chapter 20 destroyed?

2. What keeps Creideiki focused on the task at hand?

3. What is different about the Streaker?

4. How does Hikahi calm others during the first psi-attack?

5. Why does Gillian get angry with Jim?

6. Why does Krat kill a librarian?

7. What is Metz trying to hide from the Captain?

8. What do the Xappish officers discuss in Chapter 20?

9. How does Gillian learn about the truth onboard the ship?

10. What does Charles discover about the sophonts while on Kithrup?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What changes did Creideiki encounter during this book, and what caused these dramatic changes for him?

Essay Topic 2

Gillian and Dennie are similar in many ways, and yet they have some important differences. Using citations from the book, compare and contrast these two important characters from the book.

Essay Topic 3

How did the science fiction material included in this book shape the plot and affect the characters?

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