The Martian Chronicles Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following could best describe how the planet Mars has changed?

2. How do the people on Earth let the people on Mars know what is going on on Earth?

3. What happened to the McClellans?

4. Who bans Stendahl from building the house on Earth?

5. How long have many of the settlers lived on Mars at this time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you believe Father Peregrine purchases a new valise before he leaves the luggage store?

2. What comes to Mars that many of the Earth people particularly left Earth to escape?

3. What is the author's purpose in including such a small chapter simply about elderly people making the move to Mars?

4. Why does Hathaway believe he and his family are going to be rescued and how long as he been waiting to be rescued?

5. Why do the owner of the luggage store and Father Peregrine believe that people will no longer be coming to Mars?

6. What does the family do to keep warm on its first night on Mars and what does it symbolize?

7. Describe how Genevieve appears to Gripp the first time he sees her and how does this compare to his imagination?

8. What causes the destruction of the house and how does the house react?

9. What is ironic about the way the real Garrett and the house itself are destroyed? What does Stendahl tell Garrett about his demise?

10. How do the people on Earth send messages to the people on Mars and what message repeats constantly?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is governmental control and and overpowering nature described throughout the novel? Do you believe the government is still overpowering? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How is the theme of disbelief developed throughout the novel? What key events throughout the novel support this theme? Why was there so much disbelief?

Essay Topic 3

How is the theme of racism described in this novel? Do you believe the author is providing a realistic picture of racism by his descriptions within the chapter? Why or why not?

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