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. What year does the Time Traveler estimate he has traveled to before he actually reports what exact year the machine recorded?
2. How did he find out her name was Weena?
3. What is the term for a problem in time travel or a contradiction of the timeline mentioned by the Psychologist in Chapter 1?
4. Which character suggests that, in the future, time travelers might encounter communist societies?
5. What does the Time Traveler judge his pace in the machine to be?
Short Essay Questions
1. In addition to the flowers, what other piece of tangible, physical evidence seems to offer some proof to the dinner guests that the Time Traveler may have actually traveled in time?
2. Why does the Time Traveler think the Morlocks started eating Eloi?
3. What do the people the Time Traveler meets in the far future in Chapter 3 look like?
4. What are some of the reasons the Time Traveler is beginning to think of the future as a Golden Age or utopia, in Chapter 5?
5. Inside the dark tunnel he explores in the Palace, the Time Traveler finds a carcass. What is it and what does this carcass foreshadow?
6. What do the Editor and the Journalist think about the story the guests relate about the model time machine?
7. What leads the Time Traveler to believe that his time machine has been taken into the White Sphinx?
8. What does the Time Traveler discover about the Morlocks that allows him to escape the three of them in the tunnel?
9. Why does the Time Traveler feel instinctual hatred for and fear of the Morlocks?
10. Describe the Time Traveler's appearance when he suddenly arrives during the second dinner.
Both the Eloi and the Morlock live in communist societies. Describe what makes these societies "communist" or communal, using textual examples. Determine what you think Wells's opinions of communism might have been. What do you think he wanted his readers to think and feel about communism?
This novel is one of the founding works of science fiction, or more specifically, one of the earliest examples of speculative fiction. Consider this novel in terms of its genre, identifying the fictional elements that are "science fictional" or speculative, and determining how Wells used speculative elements to craft a sharp critique of his own time. Be sure to include specific textual examples.
The question of humanity, of what makes a person human, is at the forefront of this novel's play of ideas. Wells posits, perhaps, that there are certain characteristics that define the essence of humanity, which the Morlock and the Eloi have lost. Name and describe these characteristics, using specific examples. You may want to consider specifically his time in the museum, as well as the end of the novel and the epilogue, as well as his first few days with the Eloi.
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