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The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles


by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Martian Chronicles? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the significance of the quote: "Biological metamorphosis through psychological imbalance!" ("The Earth Men," 210)

Mr. Xxx thinks the earth men are actually the "psychotic" projection of crazy Martians.
Butterflies are crazy.
People who are forced to change to rapidly become unstable.
Martians became psychotic after being influenced by earth men.
Q. Who says: "They began by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressures…" ("Usher II," 30)?

Mr. Rogers
Q. What is the significance of the following quote?: "But what is a shape? Only a cup for the blazing soul that God provides us all." ("The Fire Balloons," 178)

This book questions whether changing one's appearance affects one's identity.
We are all the same regardless of our appearance.
We must shape ourselves to be worthy of the soul God gives us.
We should drink more tea and coffee in cups.
Q. What is the significance of the following quote?: "The fire leaped up to emphasize his talking. And then all the papers were gone except one. All the laws and beliefs of Earth were burnt into small hot ashes which soon would be carried off in a wind." ("The Million-Year Picnic," 127)

Burning the Papers symbolizes a new start, free from the past.
Fires are dangerous, so watch out.
Only one paper was important to begin with.
A world without depravity isn't possible.
Q. The captain had to join the dance. He didn't want to. His face was solemn. -------- watched, thinking: You poor man, what a night this is! ("—And the Moon Be Still as Bright," 53) Who says, "You poor man, what a night this is!"?

Mr. Rogers