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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"?