Study Guide

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Chapter 35

By Douglas Adams

Chapter 35

  • Back on the ship, Arthur flips through the Guide.
  • Arthur discovers an article that says that every civilization goes through three stages: Survival, Inquiry, and Sophistication. For example, take eating:
  • Survival: "How can we eat?"
  • Inquiry: "Why do we eat?"
  • Sophistication: "Where shall we have lunch?" (4).
  • And about this time, Zaphod tells everyone that they'll grab something to eat at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. That, folks, is the second book in the series. Cliffhanger for the win.