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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. What do the men call the discovery they find in Eagle's Nest?
(a) The Seeds of Nature.
(b) Mother Eve.
(c) Golden Pots.
(d) Father Time.

2. What did Scott do that hurts Louie's feelings when he finds out?
(a) He went swimming without him.
(b) He told Lillian that she should cook his favorite meal.
(c) He blackballed him for Arts and letters.
(d) He kept him from getting a job at the college.

3. How does Outland try to find Blake?
(a) By calling his friends.
(b) By contacting the railroad.
(c) By advertising in newspapers.
(d) By writing his family.

4. When Outland returns to the mesa from Washington, how did he feel about it?
(a) It makes him lonely.
(b) He never wants to leave.
(c) That he is seeing it for the first time.
(d) He hates it.

5. What does Outland have to clean up after the German man leaves the mesa?
(a) The cabin.
(b) The ruins.
(c) The mesa floor.
(d) The horse stalls.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the cows get near the mesa, what do they do?

2. After Outland recovers from pneumonia, how does Blake divide the chores?

3. What do the men find in the Eagle's Nest?

4. What does Outland think of the people who built his discovery?

5. What kind of bedroom set does Rosamond want for her country house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the Professor so tired after his trip with Rosamond? How does Rosamond take advantage of her father?

2. How did Outland affect the outcome of the Spanish Adventurers' novels?

3. Why do the cattle bolt from the mesa? What causes them to do this?

4. When Outland lunches with the Director at the Smithsonian, what surprises him?

5. How does Outland react when he hears that Blake has sold the ancient objects from the ruins?

6. Are the clerks at the Indian Commission in Washington truly interested in Cliff City?

7. As the story shifts to Tom Outland's story, who is the narrator? How does this affect the story?

8. What was the protocol for men coming in from working on the railroad? What did Rodney Blake do? How did others view his appearance?

9. When the Professor becomes re-acquainted with his childhood self, what does he think of his adult life?

10. How does the Professor justify not going to Europe with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law? What is the real reason for not going?

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