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 bedrooms are there in the guesthouse?

2. How do they move supplies from the hotel to their new home in the tunnel?

3. What does Rudi's mother say will soon happen to the study of science?

4. What does Laurie learn his father is planning to do?

5. How does Laurie greet Ilse when he first sees her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the conversation Pa and Andy have about rats?

2. How does Laurie compare the final resting places of Ilse's mother and father?

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

4. How are the Caps made permanent and how does Laurie learn about it?

5. Describe the scene in the airport after the plane lands.

6. What happens with regard to the Tripod destroyed in the avalanche?

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

8. What precautions are taken by the group to ensure that they aren't detected?

9. What is the story Pa tells Andy when he refuses to obey a command to return to the dock?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the efforts of Pa to take the group to Switzerland. How do they finally make it there? Was it a good decision?

Essay Topic 2

Compare the characters of Laurie and Andy. How are they similar? Different? Don't forget to mention appearances and any other details offered up in the story.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Laurie and his relationship to his father, stepmother, half-sister and grandmother. How do each of these relationships influence Laurie's actions and attitudes?

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