The word telepathy literally means... a) distant look
b) mind look c) distant feeling d) brain talk e) distant
On page 17, after Mrs. Ttt yells at him about his muddy
boots, the captain says, "This is no time for trivialities...we should
be celebrating." The word trivialities means... a) worries about
cleanliness, b) important things, c) womanly worries, d) unimportant things,
The best word(s) to describe most Martians' reaction to
the Earth men would be... a) fear. b) anger. c) indifference. d) politeness.
e) none of the above.
What does the captain say that finally makes Mr. Aaa stop
and listen to him? a) "All the way from Earth." b)
"Mr. Ttt sent us to see you." c) "Earth. Rocket. Men. Trip. Space."
d) "We came sixty million miles." e) "We're from Earth."
What is it the Earth men want from the Martians?
a) Land. b) They want the Martians to surrender. c) Recognition. d) Goods
to trade with Earth. e) All of the above.
Even though it doesn't really have anything to do with
the story, Ray Bradbury spends time describing a mechanical spider toy
that the little girl plays with. What might be the point? a)
To show how weird the Martians are. b) To show us a glimpse of what Martian
life is like. c) He's comparing the Earth men to the spider; they are just
toys that the Martians play with. d) To show that Martian children play
with toys too. e) All of the above.
What does the captain say that makes Mr. Iii laugh so
hard he cries? a) "We're from Earth." b) "Do we have to
go through all this rigmarole?" c) "Do you want my crew to sign also?"
d) "It's a great honor." e) "What's funny?"
When the Earth men first get to the House, the reaction
there is pretty much the same as it was everywhere else they went.
a) True. b) False.
At the House, they meet other people from Earth.
a) True. b) False.
All of these describe Martians, except... a)
metallic voices. b) vertically challenged. c) yellow eyes. d) telepathic.
e) green skin.
It turns out that the line of work a Martian needs
to be in to welcome Earth men is... a) military b) government
leader c) police d) immigration e) psychology
Why was there no "hullabaloo" to welcome the Earth men?
a) The Martians didn't believe the Earth men's story. b) There are many
people on Mars who claim to be from Earth. c) The Martians had already
met Earth men before (from the First Expedition). d) The Martians wanted
the Earth men to go home. e) none of the above
What was the Martian's explanation for the rocket?
a) It came from somewhere else on Mars. b) It was left there by the First
Expedition. c) It was a product of the Earth men's minds. d) It was a giant
fake. e) none of the above
Why does Mr. Xxx shoot the captain? a)
The captain is a danger to Martians. b) The captain is in pain and wants
Mr. Xxx to put him out of his misery. c) Mr. Xxx believes they really are
from Earth. d) Mr. Xxx thinks he will be happier dead. e) none of the above
Why does EMEN end with a "weather report"?
a) As a foreshadowing of things to come. b) To show how the Martians are
starting anew after the Earthmen are gone. c) To show that, as far
as the Martians are concerned, the Earthmen were never there. d)
To show that Mars has weather like Earth. e) All of the above.
Describe the reaction(s) of the Martians. Why does their
reaction make sense (now that we know how the story ends)?
What was the captain's first clue that something was wrong?
(page 29) Based on how Mr. Xxx uses these words, match each
one with the sense it refers to:
tactile (He doesn't use this one, but you can probably figure it out.)
How could you prove that you were not insane or an alien?
What could Captain Williams and the rest have done differently?
What event(s) in history could be compared to the clash of
cultures depicted in "The Earth Men"?
Should we spend large amounts of money exploring space, when
we have so many problems that need attention here on Earth? Why/not?