Alas, Babylon Final Test

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Alas, Babylon Final Test - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Describe how Randy changes by the end of the book.  Give 2 examples of his character's behavior both before and after 'The Day'.

  • 2. 

    How does Dan keep gas in the car?

    • A.

      He trades medical services for gas

    • B.

      Steals it

    • C.

      His car no longer runs

    • D.

      Gets it from a secret holding tank

    Correct Answer
    A. He trades medical services for gas
    Explanation
    Dan keeps gas in his car by trading medical services for it. This means that instead of paying for gas with money, he exchanges his medical skills or services in return for the fuel. This arrangement allows him to obtain the necessary gas without using traditional means of payment.

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  • 3. 

    What did Dan follow to get home after his car was taken by the highwaymen?

    • A.

      The setting sun

    • B.

      His tire marks

    • C.

      The road signs

    • D.

      His dog, Graf

    Correct Answer
    A. The setting sun
    Explanation
    Dan followed the setting sun to get home after his car was taken by the highwaymen. This implies that he used the direction in which the sun was setting as a guide to navigate his way home. The setting sun usually moves in a westward direction, so Dan likely followed the path of the sun to ensure he was heading in the right direction towards his home.

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  • 4. 

    What does Randy decide about the Henrys' hens?

    • A.

      He thinks they must be guarded

    • B.

      He thinks they should be killed for meat.

    • C.

      He thinks they need to be locked up day and night.

    • D.

      He has nothing to say about the chickens.

    Correct Answer
    A. He thinks they must be guarded
    Explanation
    Randy decides that the Henrys' hens must be guarded. This suggests that he believes the hens are valuable and need protection from potential threats or predators. He may have observed some signs of danger or simply recognizes the importance of safeguarding the hens to ensure their well-being and productivity.

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  • 5. 

    What month did everyone has plenty of food?

    • A.

      June

    • B.

      March

    • C.

      December

    • D.

      November

    Correct Answer
    A. June
    Explanation
    In many regions, June is the month when the harvest season begins. During this time, crops are typically abundant and ready for consumption. Therefore, it can be inferred that June is the month when everyone has plenty of food.

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  • 6. 

    What provides the survivors news from the outside world?

    Correct Answer
    radio
    Explanation
    The survivors receive news from the outside world through the radio. The radio is a communication device that can transmit and receive audio signals, including news broadcasts. It allows the survivors to stay informed about events happening outside their immediate surroundings, providing them with updates and information.

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  • 7. 

    Who does Peyton ask about fishing?

    Correct Answer
    Reverend Henry
    Henry
    Preacher Henry
    Explanation
    Peyton asks Reverend Henry, Henry, or Preacher Henry about fishing. The question implies that Peyton is seeking information or advice regarding fishing, and is specifically addressing these three individuals. It is possible that Reverend Henry, Henry, and Preacher Henry are all the same person, but referred to differently by different people.

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  • 8. 

    Does Randy find the mason jars to can the food at the hardware store or the grocery store?

    Correct Answer
    hardware store
    Explanation
    Randy finds the mason jars to can the food at the hardware store because mason jars are commonly used for canning and preserving food. The hardware store typically sells a variety of household items, including kitchen supplies like mason jars, making it a logical place for Randy to find them. The grocery store, on the other hand, primarily sells food items and may not have a wide selection of kitchen supplies like mason jars.

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  • 9. 

    Alas, Babylon is structured in such a way that it really has 2 climaxes:  one early in the book, and one much later.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Alas, Babylon is indeed structured in a way that it has two climaxes. The first climax occurs early in the book, while the second climax happens much later. This structure adds suspense and keeps the readers engaged throughout the story.

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  • 10. 

    Who does Randy think was in south Florida on 'The Day' and came back sick?

    Correct Answer
    Porky Logan
    Porky
    Explanation
    Randy believes that Porky Logan was in south Florida on 'The Day' and returned sick.

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  • 11. 

    This book was first published in 1958.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The book was not first published in 1958.

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  • 12. 

    Alas, Babylon was the first science fiction book written.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Alas, Babylon was the first science fiction book written" is false. Alas, Babylon is a post-apocalyptic novel written by Pat Frank and published in 1959. While it is considered a classic in the genre, it is not the first science fiction book ever written. Science fiction as a genre has a long history dating back to the early 19th century with works like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 13. 

    One could say that Porky Logan was killed by greed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that greed played a role in the death of Porky Logan. This implies that someone's excessive desire for wealth or possessions led to the killing. The answer "True" indicates that this explanation is accurate.

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  • 14. 

    Choose all the following statements about this novel that are TRUE.

    • A.

      One theme is Personal Redemption.

    • B.

      Greed kills Porky Logan in the end.

    • C.

      A key turning point in the novel is when Randy and the others set out to ambush the highwaymen.

    • D.

      Women are highly valued at the beginning of the novel.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. One theme is Personal Redemption.
    B. Greed kills Porky Logan in the end.
    C. A key turning point in the novel is when Randy and the others set out to ambush the highwaymen.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct. One theme in the novel is Personal Redemption, as the characters undergo a process of self-improvement and moral growth. Greed kills Porky Logan in the end, highlighting the consequences of his selfish actions. A key turning point in the novel is when Randy and the others set out to ambush the highwaymen, as it marks a significant moment of action and conflict. The statement about women being highly valued at the beginning of the novel is not mentioned, so it is not true.

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