When the Tripods Came Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many flashlights does the group have prior to their arrival at the hotel?

2. How many police roadblocks are there on the way to the boat?

3. How many Tripods come to check out the wreck of the destroyed Tripod?

4. Who proposes that they set off an avalanche to destroy the Tripod?

5. How often does the Tripod patrol the area?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Laurie and Andy eventually able to escape?

2. What does Laurie think when Pa arrives the following morning but leaves without rescuing him?

3. What is it about Captain Hardy that makes Laurie question whether being Capped is a bad thing?

4. What kinds of precautions are the Swiss taking against being taken over by the Trippies?

5. When Laurie and Angela are talking about Prince, Laurie realizes that their relationship is changing. Why is it changing and what does Laurie think about it?

6. Why is Laurie chosen to be the one to wear the altered Cap?

7. What does Pa tell Ilse's mother when she tells them she can't travel quickly and that they should leave her behind? What does he mean?

8. What reasons are there for the group to send patrols out farther from the base camp?

9. Describe how the family gets from Guernsey to Switzerland.

10. Describe Laurie's attempts to learn to ski, his jealousy and his eventual mastery of the skill.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is it that Laurie most fears about being Capped? Are these fears reasonable? Compare this fear with other fears Laurie has over the course of the story. Which fears are stronger? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the reactions of the people of Guernsey to the arrival of Laurie and his group. Compare that to the reactions of the Swiss to their arrival. What is similar? What is different? Which is better?

Essay Topic 3

What are the Trippies? How are their attitudes changed from their personalities. List at least three people who become Trippies. What are their fates?

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