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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 Conrad use as a name for hotel reservations at the Jefferson Davis?
(a) Tom Powers.
(b) Roger Conrad.
(c) Tim Ollinger.
(d) Claude Ollinger.

2. What does Conrad ask Ellen to do after discussing his dreams about them on a farm?
(a) He asks her to leave him.
(b) He asks her to marry him.
(c) He asks her to have sex with him.
(d) He asks her to move in with him.

3. What does Powers complain was dropped into his lap?
(a) The Laundry Project.
(b) Com Air Int.
(c) The Strat-Air Project.
(d) The UFO deal.

4. What is Ellen majoring in?
(a) Art appreciation.
(b) Actuarial sciences.
(c) Journalism.
(d) Women's literature.

5. How many other members of Kreton's race have visited Earth?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 2.
(d) 0.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Powers send his Captain to go do before he speaks to Kreton?

2. In what year was Kreton expecting to land?

3. What type of trip does Kreton say the trip to Earth was?

4. Of what type of metal is Kreton's ship made?

5. What trait does Kreton say is endearing in Earthlings?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What happened when Conrad and Ellen tried to check into a hotel?

3. What does Powers see as the biggest problem in war?

4. Why does the fight excite Kreton?

5. How does raising the rifles in the world help to start a war?

6. Describe the interview with Powers by Roger.

7. What does Powers tell Roger about the reality of the UFO, and why does he threaten to indict Roger under the Revised Espionage Act?

8. 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.

9. Do you think Powers should be directing any military action, knowing he has never been in battle? Why or why not?

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

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