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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. For what magazine does Reed Jarvis write?

2. What is one of the contraception methods Bernard considered that has to do with the moon phases?

3. What is disclosed when Bernard smiles?

4. Who is Gulietta?

5. Why does Bernard Mickey Wrangle grin as the plane lands in Honolulu?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Robbins humorously determine will eventually happen to typewriters?

2. In Chapters Seven and Eight, what is learned about the people around Leigh-Cheri?

3. In Chapter Eleven, what is revealed about Leigh-Cheri's relationship with her parents?

4. What does the time period of the story have to do with the Princess Leigh-Cheri's search for love that stays?

5. In what way does the writer begin Chapter Eighteen?

6. What does his use of metaphors tell about the writer's expectations for his new electric typewriter?

7. Where did Bernard Hickey Wrangle, a.k.a. "The Woodpecker", set off a bomb that injured someone? What did Bernard do to make amends?

8. How is Leigh-Cheri described by the local media?

9. What is learned about Leigh-Cheri during the incident with the frog on the plane?

10. What do the metaphors used in the Prologue tell the reader about what the writer wants to provide for them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are Right Wing and Left Wing government? How does Right Wing government pertain to the taking over of the Furstenberg-Barcalona's home country?

Essay Topic 2

How does the writer finally explain "How to make love stay?" Do you agree with him?

Essay Topic 3

The story speaks about a large number of UFO sightings in Hawaii, in particular Maui. It also discusses the "Red Beards" of South and Central America and Mexico. Consider the discussion Leigh-Cheri and Bernard have about these subjects. What are their feelings about UFOs, aliens and Red Beards? Do they believe in them? This is a work of fiction, however, much of fiction is based on fact. Research each of these topics and note what you learn. Were any of these topics based on factual information?

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