The Illustrated Man Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the driver wearing in the last car that goes past Hernando on the highway?

2. Where is a little boy located who sees Hollis enter Earth's atmosphere?

3. Where are two girls playing in "The Last Night of the World"?

4. In the "The Long Rain", how many men are walking in the rain?

5. When did the narrator have a dream in "The Last Night of the World"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why couldn't the men collect themselves and formulate a plan?

2. Why has the white man come to Mars?

3. Why does the mayor believe that the Fathers should minister in First Town?

4. What is a Sun Dome?

5. What types of things does the house do for the Hadley family?

6. What was the narrator doing when he met the Illustrated Man?

7. Why is Captain Hart irritated at the beginning of "The Man".

8. What happened to the first Sun Dome that the men found?

9. Why does Doug's father ask him to promise never to be a rocket man?

10. What dream did the narrator have in "The Last Night of the World"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from "The Exiles", discuss how technology stifles imagination.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the conflict that occurs in "The Marionette".

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the reactions of the men in "Kaleidoscope" when they find themselves floating in space and know they are about to die.

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