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. After Doug's father dies, when do he and his mother eat breakfast?

2. How old was the man when he was illustrated?

3. How much money did Lespere gamble away one time?

4. What is the driver wearing in the last car that goes past Hernando on the highway?

5. How long ago does Applegate say that he blackballed Hollis with the Rocket Company?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Doug's mother allow him to mow the lawn or fix anything around the house?

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

3. Why has the white man come to Mars?

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

5. Why did Applegate lie about blackballing Hollis?

6. What does David McClean recommend that George and Lydia do with the nursery?

7. Why was it unusual that a car had not driven along the highway for more than an hour?

8. Why do Doug and his mother not want to see the sun at the end of the chapter?

9. What does Martin say to the Captain when he insists on interrogating the people in the city?

10. Why do the townspeople not come when the rocket lands on the planet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the story, discuss the cycle of violence that occurs in "The Other Foot".

Essay Topic 3

Discuss whether the men in "Kaleidoscope" decide if how they lived their lives matters when it comes time to die.

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