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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As Holston performs the cleaning in Chapter 6, it dawns on him, “His wife had been right.” In what way was she right?
(a) “The view from inside was a lie.”
(b) “The computers were destroyed by aliens.”
(c) “The view from inside was the truth.”
(d) “The leaders had killed all the children.”
2. When Allison indicates to Holston to come sit by her in the holding cell in Chapter 5, he considers briefly before entering that he could receive what punishment for such an action?
(a) He could be sent to cleaning.
(b) He could be put in prison.
(c) He could be put in isolation.
(d) He could be beheaded.
3. What word from Chapter 5 refers to a steel reinforcing rod in concrete?
4. Holston is sitting on “the lone steel bench” in what room in the beginning of Chapter 4?
(a) His office.
(b) The airlock.
(c) The cafeteria.
(d) The library.
5. What kind of gas is pumped into the airlock after the warning horn in Chapter 6?
(b) Carbon monoxide.
6. The narrator describes the second anniversary of Allison’s departure as Holston’s year of what, in Chapter 6?
7. Nelson is described in Chapter 4 as holding what position?
(c) Head of the cleaning lab.
(d) The assistant deputy.
8. Nelson tells Holston in the beginning of Chapter 4 that the outfit he’s being dressed in has what attributes that will give Holston “more time out there than anyone has had before”?
(a) A second spray-on lining.
(b) A chain-mail exterior.
(c) An aragonite helmet.
(d) Kevlar boots.
9. Whom does Holston believe is watching him from the cafeteria and/or lounge as he performs the cleaning in Chapter 6?
(a) No one.
(b) Mayor Jahns.
(d) Deputy Marnes.
10. What word used in Chapter 6 means to make something continue indefinitely, such as an undesirable situation?
11. Holston wonders as he is being dressed by Nelson in Chapter 4 why the others have always complied when in this position. “Holston thought maybe that people went along because” of what reason?
(a) “They couldn’t believe it was happening.”
(b) “They believed they would find a way to escape.”
(c) “They believed that they deserved it.”
(d) “They wanted revenge.”
12. What word from Chapter 6 refers to a plant or substance that is capable of causing death or illness if taking into the body?
13. When Holston looks back at the silo from the outside in Chapter 6, “All that stood behind him was a small mound of concrete, a tower” no more than how many feet tall?
(a) 2 or 3 feet tall.
(b) 8 or 9 feet tall.
(c) 15 or 16 feet tall.
(d) 4 or 5 feet tall.
14. Holston is described in Chapter 6 as “alone in the airlock, wearing a cleaning suit, full of doubts and” what?
15. How many flights of stairs has Holston just bolted up in the beginning of Chapter 5?
Short Answer Questions
1. Allison tells Holston that once she is released for the cleaning the next day, she will return for what, in Chapter 5?
2. What word from Chapter 5 refers to a mathematical determination of the number of something?
3. As Holston considers the reasoning behind the difference in how the world actually looks and how it is portrayed inside the silo in Chapter 6, he wonders, “Could someone have decided that the truth was worse than” what?
4. Holston recalls watching his wife get dressed for her cleaning through what, in Chapter 4?
5. What person who had been sent to cleaning is described in Chapter 4 as having “been belligerent and hostile right up to the end”?
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