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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Fastolfe fear?
(a) That the general public thinks Spacers are afraid of Earthmen.
(b) That Dr. Sarton was doing something unethical.
(c) That the general public would want to visit Spacers.
(d) That the Spacers could be wiped out by disease.

2. What does Lije realize as the crowd calms?
(a) It only took one death to calm things down.
(b) Daneel works outside the law.
(c) Daneel and Lije are late to meet Jesse.
(d) Daneel can use a blaster against a human, which is not supposed to be true.

3. What is the average life expectancy for a male on Fastolfe's home planet, Aurora?
(a) 500 years.
(b) 180 years.
(c) 350 years.
(d) 200 years.

4. What does Jesse ask Lije that night?
(a) That Bentley be allowed to go with Lije to the Spacer world.
(b) That Lije change jobs and get something less dangerous.
(c) To have another child.
(d) That Daneel be gone out of their house.

5. In what did Lije participate?
(a) The great exodus.
(b) The great reef race.
(c) The Barrier Riots.
(d) The Earth to Mars marathon.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lije believe Enderby will think about Lije's theory of the murder?

2. Who do the Spacers believe is responsible for the spacer's death?

3. What does Lije think happened?

4. Who warms up to Daneel quickly?

5. What does Lije regret not seeing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jesse want and what is Lije's response? Is Jesse justified in her request?

2. How has Lije's knowledge of robotics grown enough that he is able to use that knowledge to get Daneel's cooperation?

3. Why do the Spacers want Earthmen to accept robots among them?

4. What are a couple differences between the City where Lije lives and Spacetown?

5. Why can't Daneel use cerebroanalysis to find the murderer?

6. Do you think Lije and Enderby's relationship has changed and how so?

7. What does the visit to Yeast town demonstrate?

8. Does it seem Jessie's uneasiness about R. Daneel is her peculiar belief or do others share her sentiments?

9. Discuss the game Lije played in his earlier days and how it figures in to his sense of competitiveness with R. Daneel?

10. How do you think Lije feels about bringing home a robot who is his professional partner?

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