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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. How is Jessie behaving as she comes into the station?
(a) Crying.
(b) In a fit of anger.
(c) As if she is embarrassed.
(d) Laughing.

2. Why does Clousarr sulk the whole way out onto Seventeenth Street?
(a) He does not get to eat his meal.
(b) He is afraid of what his co-workers think.
(c) He cannot convince Lije of the threat of robots.
(d) He is afraid of losing his job.

3. For what does Dr. Gerrigel use his Handbook of Robotics?
(a) To explain the laws of Robotics to Lije.
(b) To question Lije.
(c) To question Daneel.
(d) To read up on Dr. Sarton.

4. What is the name of one of the men from the shoe store and kitchen incident?
(a) Gerard Paul.
(b) Paul Gerry.
(c) Gerard Stepanoupolis.
(d) John Derrick.

5. When Daneel is explaining his abilities, what briefly crosses Lije's mind?
(a) That Lije could get to like Daneel as a friend.
(b) That Daneel is incapable of lying.
(c) That Daneel is capable of lying.
(d) That Enderby could be them murderer.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what does Lije tell Daneel to stay away?

2. What is the First Law of Robotics?

3. Why are most robots made in human form?

4. For what was Daneel originally built?

5. What does Lije ask for as far as living accommodations?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is a conflict between Lije's professional and personal life demonstrated in this chapter and how does Lije handle it?

2. Does Lije seem to be finally thinking more clearly and to what might you attribute that?

3. Why do you think R. Daneel reveals his vulnerabilities to Lije?

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

5. How does THE CAVES OF STEEL reach its climax and subsequent denouement?

6. What is the explanation that Dr. Gerrigel offers for the physical appearance of robots. Does this explanation seem plausible to you?

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

8. What childhood story makes Lije re-think Enderby as the murder suspect and why do you think Lije makes the connection between the story and Enderby?

9. How is R. Daneel able to assure Lije of Enderby's innocence and does Daneel's explanation seem plausible?

10. Who does Lije call in Washington, D.C. and why does Lije call the man?

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