The Engines of God Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jack McDevitt
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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. Who calls Kosmik to tell them them 'might' have a problem?

2. What do the friezes in the Temple show?

3. What decision does Richard Wald make?

4. When Hutch regains control, what does she discover?

5. Who warns the scientists about the coming snowball?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was particularly odd about the structures created in Oz?

2. What events conspire against Hutch, slowing down her return to the surface one last time?

3. How is the team from Kosmik spending the countdown to terraforming time that remains?

4. What does Maggie appear to be oblivious to?

5. What does Henry immediately realize about the tidal wave announcement that Melanie calls him with?

6. Why had the excavation of the Lower Temple been so important?

7. Why does Hutch bother to call the Kosmik and warn them that they might have a problem?

8. What does Melanie do that is uncharacteristic for her, and why doesn't it help anyway?

9. Who does Janet run into as she is leaving her quarters with her baggage and what does she remember of the incident?

10. What is the end result of Maggie's push to recover the two chases at all costs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is blamed for the disaster on Quraqua? What effect does this have on the person involved, and how does it affect the colleagues who were a part of that mission? What difference does it make to the others in the future? How does this person respond to the idea of a future mission? Who is the first to approach with plans and ideas for another mission and how is the entire idea received?

Essay Topic 2

What decision is made that leaves the ground crew in a precarious position? What makes the ground crew wonder if they are going to lose their lives? Who closes in on their position and reinforces their thoughts that they are in harm's way? How is that reinforced and why? What do they tell their new arrival to do in order to ensure their safety?

Essay Topic 3

What is the purpose of the Oz cities? What is unusual about their construction? Why are they uninhabited? Where is the first Oz found? Overall, can it be said that the Oz cities or constructions accomplished their purpose? Why or why not? Where was the last Oz created and why? Did it accomplish its purpose and if so, how?

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