English Science Fiction Test Study Guide

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Ray Bradbury

author of "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed" and "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind."

1920

The year which Ray Bradbury was born

"The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"

the title of Ray Bradbury's modern fable

"One of the century's great men of imagination"

The title given to Ray Bradbury

"Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed"

An excerpt from "The Martian Chronicles"

"The Naming of Names"

the original title of "Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed"

Circular Plot

The literary device used in "Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed"

Circular Plot

A literary term used when a story ends at the same point in which it began, and events appear as if they will repeat themselves

Rod Serling

The creator of "The Twilight Zone"

1924

the year which Rod Serling was born

1975

the year which Rod Serling died

irony

The trademark of all Twilight Zone episodes

irony

a literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem

Exposition

the beginning of the story, which introduces the setting, problem, protagonist, and antogonist

Rising Action

the events of a story which lead to the climax

Climax

the turning point of the story

Falling Action

the events of a story after the climax, which lead to the resolution

Resolution

the ending/moral of a story

Protagonist

the main character and "good guy" of the story

Antagonist

the "bad guy" of the story

Mars in the future

What is the setting of "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

Harry Bittering

Who is the protagonist of "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

Mars (his source of fear)

Who is the antagonist of "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

Harry's fear of adapting to Mars

What is the overall problem in "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

The Bitterings decide to go to the Villas and start to believe that the Earth people are ugly

What is the climax in "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

Mars changed Harry and begins to change the others in the circular plot. The environment can change you.

What is the Resolution of "Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed?"

China in the distant past

What is the setting of "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Mandarin

Who is the protagonist in "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Kwan-Si

Who is the antagonist in "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Two cities are fighting to prove that they are stronger than the other by changing the shape of their outer walls to prove superiority

What is the overall problem in "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Mandarin and Kwan-Si finally agree to meet in person

What is the climax in "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Cooperation is the key to a peaceful and successful existence

What is the resolution in "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"?

Maple Street, USA in the 1960s

What is the setting in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

No technology is working in the town after a blinding flash, and people begin to become suspicious of each other

What is the overall problem in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

Steve Brand and the people of Maple Street

Who is the protagonist in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

Steve Brand and the people of Maple Street and the aliens

Who is the antagonist in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

Charlie shoots Pete Van Horn

What is the climax in "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

The humans are the real monsters of Maple Street

What is the resolution of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"?

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