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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. Who does Rumfoord reintroduce Unk to in front of the crowd assembled at the estate who came to see the Space Wanderer in person?
(a) Unk's missing friend.
(b) Unk's former company commander.
(c) Unk's first wife.
(d) Unk's mate and child.

2. As "A Puzzle Solved" begins, what are Unk and Boaz using the space ship for?
(a) Storage.
(b) Exploration.
(c) Oxygen.
(d) Protection.

3. Why does learning his real name have very little effect on Malachi?
(a) Because Malachi is amazed to recognize Rumfoord.
(b) Because Malachi is looking forward to leaving Earth again.
(c) Because Malachi cannot remember his former life.
(d) Because Malachi is astounded by his upcoming exile.

4. When Unk is on the platform at the estate to the crowd who came to see the Space Wanderer in person, what does Unk notice?
(a) The souvenir sellers outside the estate.
(b) The sky on Earth is blue.
(c) A long ladder leading to a space ship.
(d) Unk's friend, Stony, in the crowd.

5. Boaz finds a purpose for his life on Mercury. What is it?
(a) Transmitting messages through space.
(b) Discovering the properties of phosphorescence.
(c) Caring for the harmoniums.
(d) Caring for Unk.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Bee's new occupation?

2. What does Unk see as he looks out the window of the space ship after they have gotten wedged in the cave?

3. What do harmoniums feed on?

4. Who works in the space right next to Bee?

5. Who is directing the harmoniums to leave messages for Unk and Boaz?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the people crowded around Unk and his space ship cheer at Unk's answer to their question regarding what happened to him?

2. What is the "taste of hell" that the Martian commandos rain down on Earth?

3. What true purpose does the Martian commandos' attack serve?

4. What is preventing Unk and Boaz from simply flying their space ship to Earth?

5. Contrast Boaz's living arrangements with Unk's living arrangements while the two men are stranded on Mercury.

6. What is Boaz's philosophy on life?

7. As Malachi climbs the ladder to the space ship and prepares for his upcoming exile on Titan, why is he weeping?

8. How does Tralfamadore communicate with Salo?

9. What makes Bee different from all of the other souvenir sellers that came from Mars?

10. When the crowd of people on Earth gather around the newly landed space ship and ask Unk what his name is and what happened to him, how does Unk respond?

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