"Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed" ("The Naming of
by Ray Bradbury.
"Man lives by symbol and label." What might this mean?
Is it true? Examples?
Sentence Scramble. Counts for 600 words. Write out the sentences.
+1 each sentence that works. There are several versions
"At any moment the Martian air might draw his soul away from
him..." (p480) Find another quote on the same page that describes Harry's
feelings about Mars that has a similar idea.
What is he worried about losing? a) his Earth identity.
b) his mind. c) his life. d) his family.
a) had spun b) as long as c) across space
d) the rockets e) a silver web f) to accept Mars g) he
had been able (20 words, 1 comma)
a) of the grocery store b) and ease c) with great
leisure d) in town e) on the shadowy steps f) with their
hands g) the men sat h) on their knees i) conversing
(25 words, 3 commas)
Quote a line from the beginning of the story that shows what
Harry thought living on Mars would do to him. (479, 480)
(quote) What does his wife tell him when he says he wants
to leave? (480)
If Harry was going to stay on Mars anyway, why was he so
shaken by the news that there would be no more rockets to Mars? (481)
When Harry was working in his garden, he felt... a) out of
place. b) peaceful. c) casual. d) afraid.
What was the first tangible sign Harry got that proved his
feelings about Mars were true?
When the men at the store don't seem worried, Harry feels...
a) like crying. b) like shooting a gun. c) like they're being
stupid. d) all of the above. e) none of the above.
What's the first sign that Harry is giving in
to becoming Martian? a) The flecks of gold in his eyes. b) When he
goes swimming in the canal. c) When he wakes up saying Iorrt.
d) When they tell him he's getting taller.
(quote) What metaphor does Harry use to explain the change
in their eye color?
What argument finally convinces Harry to come with the others
up to the villas? a) He'll have more fun. b) It's the right thing
to do. c) He can finish his rocket in the fall. d) The villas
are more comfortable. (488)
What do the Bitterings take with them when they leave for
the summer? a) Almost nothing. b) Almost everything. c) Just
enough supplies for the summer. d) One important item each.
(2) Bonus: This story has what is called a circular plot.
a) How is the ending like the beginning? b) What is the ending suggesting?