Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe the main plot line of the novel. What chapters are critical to providing key information to the overall plot line? Why do you believe these are the case?
2. Write a compare-and-contrast essay between the Martian world before the Earthlings arrived to Earth during the same time period. Use at least five comparisons and five contrasts.
3. Describe how the intrusion on Earth affects the lives of those inhabiting Mars. What comparisons on Earth can you make to this sub-plot? Support your answers.
4. Describe how telepathy played...
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