Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Introduction, Wanderers
1. How does Saga claim that human beings expressed their desire to wander as civilization grew?
2. How did ancient people know about the planets?
3. What planets had been explored by human beings, at the time of the writing of this book?
4. What was Sagan's involvement in the passage of Mars by the Viking probe?
5. What questions does Sagan say he intends to address in this book?
6. Why does Saga say he is optimistic about the "human prospect"?
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