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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 power does Kreton have?
(a) He is very strong.
(b) He can fly.
(c) He can be invisible.
(d) He can read minds.

2. What piece of equipment does Powers ask about in terms of the ship?
(a) The doors.
(b) The instrument panel.
(c) The lights.
(d) The wings.

3. What Act will Roger be indicted under if he leaks the story of aliens to America?
(a) The Panama Act.
(b) The Revised Espionage Act.
(c) The Priority One Act.
(d) The Alien Act.

4. What event did Kreton want to see?
(a) The Battle of Bull Run.
(b) The Battle of Benedict.
(c) The Battle of Gettysburg.
(d) The Battle of the Bulge.

5. What does Conrad note Ellen can do at the same time as making love?
(a) Eavesdrop.
(b) Eat.
(c) Smoke.
(d) Watch television.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Kreton expecting to land?

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

3. What does Ellen say she would like to do that is important?

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

5. What adjective does Kreton use to describe hydrogen?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ellen claim in Act II she cannot marry Roger?

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

3. Based on Kreton's comments to Powers about the impending war, does Kreton really plan to win for the United States quickly?

4. Why does the aide think of when his thoughts are broadcast? What is the result?

5. Kreton states he envies humans for being imperfect. Why do you think he says that?

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

7. In the end of the play, who is (are) the only character(s) who end(s) up being selfless?

8. What does Kreton do at the end of the Act that show his intentions?

9. Kreton notes the best scientific discoveries, including the atom bomb, radar, and lunch meat, were all discovered during war. Is this true?

10. What does Kreton's statement about the food Ellen brings indicate about his position on eating meat?

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