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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 wants to have a relationship with Gladia?
2. What assurance does Baley get while coming back to reality?
3. What does Baley admit to Gladia about the upcoming hearing?
4. What does Vasilia deny Baley?
5. How does Amadiro classify Baley?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Baley find the character of Amadiro?
2. How does the conversation between Baley and Gremionis end?
3. Explain how Baley's meeting Gremionis in the Personal breaks an Earth taboo.
4. Explain the threat Gremionis makes when he and Baley meet at his house.
5. How does Vasilia describe her upbringing in Fastolfe's house?
6. How does Baley argue that Daneel might be able to control other robots?
7. What is Amadiro's goal for creating humaniform robots in the RIA?
8. Why does Baley think his limited understanding of Auroran manners hinders him in his work?
9. After leaving the airfoil in the storm, what are the circumstances when Baley regains consciousness?
10. What is the meeting with the Chairman supposed to be about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the subject, The Communistic Nature of Aurora in THE ROBOTS OF DAWN. Include the following: (1) the idea that there are no "have nots" on Aurora, (2) the Auroran population control, and (3) the idea that jealousy does not exist on Aurora.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the subject, How Robotics Make Humans Irrelevant. Points of the essay might include (1) how readily available robotics tend to isolate humans from each other, (2) how sending robots to colonize destroys the sense of adventure in humans, and (3) to what extent robots are necessary in the first place.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of at least two typed, double-spaced pages on the subject, If I Lived on Aurora. Discuss the things you would like about Auroran convenience and culture. Then discuss the things that you would find disagreeable about Auroran lifestyle.
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