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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. Where else are the children playing Invasion?
2. How many rocket ships have come to the waiting city, including the rocket that lands at the beginning of "The City"?
3. What did Saul Williams and another sick man discuss six months ago?
4. When Poe and Bierce enter a small valley and suddenly find themselves on a cobbled street, what song do they hear?
5. In "No Particular Night or Morning", when does the lunch bell ring?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the city do to the captain of the rocket ship?
2. Why are men exiled to Mars in "The Visitor"?
3. Why did Hitchcock decide to go into space?
4. In "The Exiles", what did the captain dream every night until the week they took off from Earth?
5. What choice does Ettil believe he has after landing on Earth?
6. Why does Ettil believe that a Martian invasion of Earth will fail?
7. What does Drill promise the children if they help with the invasion?
8. What tattoo begins to form after the narrator has seen the stories on the Illustrated Man?
9. What does Bramante say will happen if only one member of Bodoni's family goes to Mars?
10. Why has the city waited twenty thousand years for men from Earth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the characters react when they learn that it is the "Last Night of the World" and why there is no rioting. Use examples from the story.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how greed destroys happiness in "The Visitor". Use examples from the story.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast how Doug and his mother feel about space. Use examples from "The Rocket Man".
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