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HGTTG[2] = Chapters 11 – 15

Comprehension Questions

  • Chapter 11

    • Why are Zaphod and Trillian on the run?
    • Who picked up the hitchikers?
    • Who is Marvin?
    • What is the GPP feature?
    • Which government owns the ship?
  • Chapter 12
    • Why was Zaphod listening to the radio?
    • Where is Trillian from?
  • Chapter 13
    • How does Ford know Zaphod?
    • How does Arthur know Zaphod?
    • How does Trilian know Zaphod?
    • How does Arthur know Tricia McMillan?
  • Chapter 14
    • What did Trillian bring with her from Earth?

      What did Zaphod find?

  • Chapter 15
    • What is Magrathea?

Discussion

  • “The truth of the matter is that it would have been a great deal simpler and more practical to build the cabin as an ordinary three-dimensional oblong room, but then the designers would have got miserable” Do you or people you know ever do things not because they are needed, but because they are interesting?
  • Should it be possible, should robots receive the ability to “feel” emotions?
  • The Heart of Gold had an “artificial night”. What role does sleep play in the human condition?
  • “Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to take you down to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? Cos I don’t” Is there such a thing as being “too smart” to do a task or chore?
  • Is touch a good way to interact with devices? What about motion to interact?
  • What would it take to engineer a planet?
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