Alas, Babylon Final Test

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Alas, Babylon Final Test


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 5. 
    What month did everyone has plenty of food?
    • A. 

      June

    • B. 

      March

    • C. 

      December

    • D. 

      November

  • 6. 
    What provides the survivors news from the outside world?
  • 7. 
    Who does Peyton ask about fishing?
  • 8. 
    Does Randy find the mason jars to can the food at the hardware store or the grocery store?
  • 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

  • 10. 
    Who does Randy think was in south Florida on 'The Day' and came back sick?
  • 11. 
    This book was first published in 1958.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Alas, Babylon was the first science fiction book written.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    One could say that Porky Logan was killed by greed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

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