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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 does Roger believe Kreton belongs to?
(a) A race of pigs.
(b) A race of thieves.
(c) A group of terrorists.
(d) A hostile race.

2. What does Roger say is the only organism on Mars?
(a) Fish.
(b) Amoeba.
(c) Fungus.
(d) Trees.

3. How long did it take for Kreton to reach Earth?
(a) Three days.
(b) A day.
(c) Five years.
(d) Two days.

4. What does Powers explain UFO stands for?
(a) Unidentified Flying Object.
(b) Unidentified Foreign Object.
(c) Uniform Flying Object.
(d) Unified Foreign Offensive.

5. What does Kreton put around the ship?
(a) An invisible wall.
(b) A moat.
(c) An electric fence.
(d) A ring of fire.

Short Answer Questions

1. What piece of equipment does Powers ask about in terms of the ship?

2. Who is in the living room at the opening of the play?

3. What does Ellen tell Conrad to leave in the car when he arrives for dinner?

4. What does Conrad ask Ellen to do after discussing his dreams about them on a farm?

5. What does Ellen tell the family she and Conrad are doing in Richmond?

Short Essay Questions

1. Aside from the politics of war, what does Powers complain will suffer as a result of this war?

2. Why is Reba concerned about the marriage of Ellen and Conrad.

3. Explain why Kreton's race no longer multiplies.

4. Explain Powers' complaint at the beginning of the play in terms of what he has been given as responsibility, and who he blames for the change.

5. Powers has an infatuation with laundry. Describe his conversation with Kreton about the topic.

6. Why is Roger annoyed with Conrad and Ellen?

7. Why does Kreton have a difficult time explaining how long it took him to reach Earth?

8. Describe the spaceship, as it is explained by the aide.

9. What reasons does Kreton give for not explaining where his planet is, and what does he admit his species does not do, as part of the conversation?

10. Kreton makes a comment about why humans are odd when it comes to sex being taboo. Explain his opinion.

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