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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. What does Jesse ask Lije that night?
2. Who is Roj Nemennuh Sarton?
3. With what does Lije prefer Enderby to deal?
4. How do they determine if Lije is healthy?
5. What does Daneel find at the men's personals?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the process Lije has to go through to enter Spacetown and does this seem an invasion of privacy?
2. Why do you think Bentley seems conflicted about R. Daneel?
3. Who is the murder victim and what do the Spacers think about his murder?
4. Why did Dr. Sarton engage in robotic research?
5. What is Lije's rationale for believing Dr. Sarton is not dead, but that the Spacers want the Earthmen to believe Dr. Sarton is murdered by a City dweller?
6. What shocks Lije about his new partner, R. Daneel, and why do you think this bothers Lije so much?
7. What is established at the opening of the novel?
8. What is it about Fastolfe's age that most Earthmen would find extraordinary and do you think you would enjoy his lifespan?
9. How has the word "city" changed in the time of this novel?
10. How does R. Daneel disprove Lije's theory and is Enderby's response appropriate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is immediately apparent that there is a conflict between humans and robots. Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of man versus robots.
2. Discuss how you think robots would change our culture today if they started performing most of the service occupations.
3. Do you think the fears about robots in THE CAVES OF STEEL is justified? Explain fully.
Essay Topic 2
Dr. Fastolfe is currently one hundred and sixty three years old, and on Fastolfe's home planet, Aurora, the average life expectancy for a male is three hundred and fifty years. Discuss the following:
1. What would it be like to have a life expectancy of 350 years?
2. Could Earth sustain life if people lived that long?
3. Do you think if the life expectancy were that long, the birth rate would plummet?
4. How long would adolescence last if one lived to be 350 years old?
Essay Topic 3
There are a number of examples in the book where it is obvious that human society is more strictly regulated and structured in the time of THE CAVES OF STEEL than at the present time in the United States. Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the way the world of THE CAVES OF STEEL is structured and regulated. Evaluate its effectiveness and its problems.
2. Compare/contrast the society in which Lije lives versus an average American today.
3. Are there countries that are as tightly controlled in the "real" world as that in THE CAVES OF STEEL? Compare the two.
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