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This short answer quiz accompanies Nicholas Stuart Gray's "The Star Beast." An answer key is included. This item may also serve well as a guided reading worksheet, for some of the questions are inferential in nature and may promote an enriching class dialogue.
Questions pertain to the following key details and concepts:
♦ Challenging vocabulary terminology
♦ The beast's peculiar arrival on Earth
♦ The beast's odd resemblance to human beings
♦ Inferential thinking: analyzing human treatment of "lesser" beings
♦ The beast's contradiction of humanity's assumptions and beliefs
♦ Assimilating to society's expectations
♦ Inferential thinking: humanity and war
♦ Theme: an analysis of human nature and the persecution of others