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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 age of children are playing Invasion?
2. During what season of the year does a rocket land on a planet where a city waits?
3. What is the date at the beginning of "The Fox & the Forest"?
4. Including Ettil, how many Martians are on the rocket that lands in Greentown, California?
5. When Poe and Bierce enter a small valley and suddenly find themselves on a cobbled street, what song do they hear?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are men exiled to Mars in "The Visitor"?
2. Why must clients of Marionettes, Inc., be pledged to secrecy?
3. Why has the city waited twenty thousand years for men from Earth?
4. What does Drill promise the children if they help with the invasion?
5. Why does Ettil believe that a Martian invasion of Earth will fail?
6. What does Mr. Machen say would happen to the banned authors if all their works were destroyed?
7. What does Braling 2 do with Braling?
8. Why did Hitchcock decide to go into space?
9. What does Bramante say will happen if only one member of Bodoni's family goes to Mars?
10. What time does the narrator finish seeing the stories on the Illustrated Man?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Veldt", technology becomes dangerous. Discuss the threat of ever-increasing technology, using examples from the story.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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