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

2. What is Enderby's response about Daneel?
(a) That Daneel is just anxious to find the murderer.
(b) That Daneel is safe to be in Lije's home.
(c) That Daneel has been programmed to feel.
(d) That Daneel is just the first of many to be made.

3. Where did Lije meet Jesse?
(a) Near the Grand Canyon.
(b) Off world.
(c) At a Section Christmas party.
(d) At the beach.

4. What is one clue that makes Lije think Daneel is human?
(a) Lije found him with a woman.
(b) He threatened humans in the shoe store.
(c) Daneel cried over a sad movie.
(d) He ate dinner.

5. Who warms up to Daneel quickly?
(a) The neighbor.
(b) Bentley.
(c) The police at the station.
(d) Jesse.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Jesse accuse Lije?

2. To whom does Lije introduce Jesse?

3. What does Lije say to Enderby about R. Daneel?

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

5. With what does Lije prefer Enderby to deal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Often foreshadowing is not apparent until later, but there are usually reasons an author mentions something trivial because it foreshadows something later: What is one thing that may be foreshadowing?

2. How does it seem that Lije reacts to the idea of having a robot for a partner?

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

4. Why is R. Daneel so different from other robots?

5. What shocks Lije about his new partner, R. Daneel, and why do you think this bothers Lije so much?

6. How does R. Daneel disprove Lije's theory and is Enderby's response appropriate?

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

8. How are robots used by Earthmen versus Spacers?

9. What possible theme is already apparent in this first chapter?

10. What is it about Fastolfe's age that most Earthmen would find extraordinary and do you think you would enjoy his lifespan?

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