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Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

What did Arty’s family all have in common?
a.
They were all deathly afraid of earthquakes.
b.
They shared a love for the theater, especially Shakespeare.
c.
They were named after stars, galaxies, and constellations.
d.
They all wanted to move to a different city.
 

 2. 

What was CICM?
a.
the acronym for Tripp’s secret club
b.
a unit Arty had set up for sending messages to Mars
c.
Priya’s dance class where she went three days a week
d.
the name of the hideout inside the rocket ship
 

 3. 

Who did Tripp think the man next door was?
a.
a vampire who went into the woods each night to his coffin
b.
a robber just waiting for the right time to burglarize Arty’s house
c.
a nice shy man just taking the garbage into the woods to bury it
d.
someone who was cleaning out the newly sold home for the next buyer
 

 4. 

What news did Arty give Priya and Tripp in the rocket ship?
a.
His dad was going back to the university to work in the computer lab.
b.
Arty was going to be moving in with his aunt to finish off high school.
c.
The family would be traveling to the Kennedy Space Center for vacation.
d.
His dad had gotten a job in Las Vegas so they would be moving.
 

 5. 

What did Arty find in the locked room when he snuck in?
a.
Mr. Death’s scary laboratory
b.
a library full of books
c.
space articles of every kind
d.
a room full of aquariums
 

 6. 

What was the startling fact Arty realized about his neighbor?
a.
He was living next door to a professional football player.
b.
The man he thought was a zombie was actually a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
c.
He was living next door to the astronaut, Cash Maddux.
d.
The neighbor could get his dad a job back in the space program.
 

 7. 

Why did Cash go into the woods each night?
a.
He was setting rabbit traps to supplement his food.
b.
He liked listening to the sound of the night birds and bats.
c.
He was gathering his favorite mushrooms that glowed in the dark.
d.
He went to a place that had no city lights to starwatch.
 

 8. 

What did Arty and Cash both desperately want to know?
a.
whether there were other planets on which humans could live
b.
if there was life on Mars
c.
how to send messages to Saturn
d.
when people would be able to live on Jupiter
 

 9. 

Arty finally realized what the cigars were doing to Cash.  What did he realize?
a.
Cash was dying of lung cancer.
b.
Cash had COPD.
c.
Cash was smoking so much that his house stunk.
d.
Cigars had been the reason Cash couldn’t fiy as an astronaut.
 

 10. 

What did Cash give Arty after his death?
a.
the moon rock
b.
his rocket ship models
c.
his pictures of space
d.
his spacesuit and helmet
 



 
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