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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 does the narrator characterize the pattern Riemann discovered for the first hundred thousand or so prime numbers?
(a) Regular and scientific.
(b) Beautiful and clean.
(c) Random and bewildering.
(d) Chaotic and mystifying.

2. How does Matt Haig represent the hosts’ speech?
(a) Quotation marks.
(b) A different font.
(c) Boldface.
(d) Italics.

3. What does the narrator say everything is, on Earth?
(a) A betrayal.
(b) A test.
(c) A tragedy.
(d) A trial.

4. How does the narrator describe humans?
(a) As alien to him.
(b) As impossible to differentiate between.
(c) As familiar.
(d) As beautiful.

5. What does the narrator look at, that gives him the feeling of not being troubled?
(a) A hillside.
(b) A crowd of people at a distance.
(c) A plant.
(d) The parking lot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Isobel go, leaving the narrator home alone?

2. Why does the narrator say he does not like wearing clothes?

3. What is the first step the narrator takes in killing Daniel Russell?

4. What is the narrator’s mission on Earth?

5. What is it that moves the narrator during Daniel Russell’s dying moments?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrator characterize his relationship with Newton, the family dog?

2. Why does the narrator say that Andrew Martin’s discovery needs to be erased?

3. Who are the main characters the narrator introduces at the beginning of the novel?

4. How does the narrator characterize his relationship with human music?

5. How does the narrator explain the Riemann Hypothesis, and what does he say Andrew Martin discovered about it?

6. Who are the narrator’s chief suspects for people who might know about Andrew Martin’s discovery?

7. What does the narrator tell Newton?

8. What does Gulliver tell the narrator about the Martins’ household?

9. What does the narrator tell Daniel Russell before he kills him?

10. What makes the narrator’s narrative so funny?

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