The Naked Sun Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 Baley tell Klorissa about his suspect list?

2. What was Dr. Delmarre working on in order to eliminate marriage?

3. What does Gladia do when Baley responses to her statement about Gruer?

4. Where is Baley at the opening to chapter 15?

5. On what project was Dr. Delmarre working concerning robots?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the incident with the arrow that is shot at Baley.

2. What does Anselmo suddenly do as Baley is speaking with him?

3. Why does Leebig get upset during the conversation with Baley?

4. How does Gladia respond to seeing Baley in person and what does she tell him?

5. Who does Baley "view" after his visit with Anselmo and what is her response to his request?

6. How does Baley respond to Attlebish's orders?

7. How does Elijah trick R. Daneel so Elijah can go off by himself to do his investigating?

8. What does the robot tell Baley about the arrow and the belief that has been programmed into the robot?

9. What does Baley learn about Solaria from Anselmo Quemot?

10. What does Daneel tell Baley about Aurora's fears of Solaria and his orders about Baley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Elijah is on Solaria, he is disturbed by being out under the open sky. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think Elijah finds fresh air and wind disturbing? How would you feel about it if you did not experience being out in the open very often?

2. Elijah eventually becomes overwhelmed and faints while sitting under the open sky. What in your life if it were radically different would "shake you up"? Compare the two.

3. How likely is it that in a few hundred years, Earth will be living in the manner suggested in Solaria in The Naked Sun?

Essay Topic 2

Issac Asimov is one of the most prolific writers, both science fiction and other genres, including academic, of his time. It is useful to know about him not just because he authored The Naked Sun, but because his authorial life is quite astounding. Discuss the following:

1. Research Asimov and write a brief biography of the man.

2. What do you find to be most impressive about the man?

3. What do you think is Asimov's greatest accomplishment?

4. If you were told that you had to write 900 or so books and other works, how would you respond?

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think the The Naked Sun is? Explain your response.

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