Study Guide Science Fiction 1 This unit covers the following texts: “There Will Come Soft Rains” (876), “Nightmare Number 3”(885), “The Test”(891), “History Lesson”(901), and “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (921), I. Character / Author Matching – For this section of the test you will be asked to match the characters to the action or description provided. You should be familiar with key characters from all of the selections we have read for this unit. You should also know the authors of each story. Characters to pay special attention to include: Mrs. McClellan, Robert Proctor, Art Zuckow, the Venusian Historian, Shann, Steve Brand, Tommy, Pete Van Horn, and Charlie II. Elements of Science Fiction – You will have to list elements of science fiction in this section. Study the notes regarding this in the general notes section of your binder. If you were absent for the presentation, there are notes posted on the class website for your use. III. Short Answer – There will be four short answer questions worth five points each. You should be able to define the following and give examples from the texts included in this unit: dramatic irony, setting, motivation and theme. Definitions for the literary terms should be in the literary terms section of your binder. Use the group review activity to generate ideas for examples. If you missed some of the literary terms notes are posted to the class website. IV. Short Essay – The essay question will be worth twenty five points; you will be asked to discuss the lesson or warnings presented in one of the stories and whether or not you agree, citing evidence from literature, history science, film, art, or your personal experience.