Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who raised Michael?
2. What do Martians work on most?
3. What happens when Michael comes out of the dormant state?
4. What does Jill think about the interview on television with Michael?
5. What does most of the Martian art involve?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the agreement between Michael, Jubal and Secretary Douglas?
2. What does Ben do with a tape of Michael's room and what is on it?
3. What does Gillian give Michael and what does he insist she do?
4. What does Michael see on the way to D.C. and how does he respond? What does Jill do with him?
5. What does Jubal say about Michael owning Mars?
6. What does Michael do right when the police arrive and right after they are there?
7. What does Duke brag about in relation to Michael and what does Jubal tell him?
8. What does Ben tell Jill about Michael's financial state?
9. What does Gillian decide to do at the hospital one day and how does she do it?
10. What does Ben plan to do about Michael?
Tromp insists that Michael not only needs time to adjust physically but mentally and emotionally too.
1. Write a brief description on how you think you might feel if you were raised by non-humans and were suddenly pushed into human culture.
2. What kinds of emotional and mental adjusting do you think Michael needs? Use examples from the book to support your opinion.
3. Do you think it is realistic to believe Michael could adapt to human society given his age when he first encounters it? Explain your answer and use examples from the book to support it.
Legally Ben can do nothing but report the news and write op-ed pieces for the paper. His aggressive attempt to see the Man from Mars results in nothing conclusive and only serves to bring attention to himself from an untrustworthy government.
1. What do you think people can do if a government is not honest? Use examples from the book and/or from real life in the 21st century.
2. Why do you think reporters risk their lives to obtain a story? Use an example from life today to support your position.
The argument between Duke and Jubal gives Heinlein a platform from which to explore the attitudes of the American culture.
1. How do you think other cultures view American culture? Support your view with examples.
2. Have you ever been exposed to another culture? If so, what did you think about it? Use examples from your experience to illustrate your thoughts. If you've never been exposed to another culture would you like to go to another country? Why or why not?
3. Pretend you have met aliens from another world and they are following you around for a day. Explain your day to them as to someone who has never been on this world.
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