1. Why was Father Sandoz staying at the Jesuit Residence near the Vatican at the start of the book?
Sandoz was staying at the residence after an unsuccessful Jesuit mission to a foreign planet, after staying at the hospital for injuries incurred.
2. What does Voelker believe about the crew that went to Rakhat, a critic of the mission as a whole?
Voelker believes that Sandoz is guilty of wrongdoing while on the mission in Rakhat, a critic of the mission.
3. What does Sandoz say that he plans to do after telling Candotti that he does not want to talk about what happened on Rakhat?
Sandoz says that he plans to withdraw from the Society of Jesus and that he refuses to talk about what happened on the mission.
4. Why will Jimmy Quinn soon be out of a job, according to the explanation in the book?
Quinn will soon be out of a job at Arecibo as he will be replaced by artificial intelligence, though he debates it with Patty.
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