Crime on Mars

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Crime on Mars:

Crime on Mars By. Arthur Clarke

Thinking About the Selection:

Thinking About the Selection

Question #1…:

Question #1… He discusses the case of a jewel thief from Earth trying to steal the Siren Goddess from the Meridian Museum.

Question #2…:

Question #2… He considers the crime absurd because no one could sell the statue since it is so well-known. The Inspector feels that the thief might just want to look at the statue, not sell it.

Question #3…:

Question #3… The Siren Goddess is eight or nine inches high. It has the head of young woman, with slightly oriental features, elongated earlobes, hair curled in tight ringlets close to the scalp and lips half parted in an expression of pleasure or surprise. It’s an enigma because no intelligent human-looking inhabitants were ever on Mars before the Earthlings arrived.

Question #4…:

Question #4… Danny’s plan was to check into hotel in Meridian West on late Friday afternoon. He’d use Saturday to reconnoiter the Museum. On Sunday, when everyone was watching television, he’d steal the statue and on Monday morning he’d leave town.

Question #5…:

Question #5… When Danny went to the Museum a half mile across the park, he crossed the prime meridian. It became Saturday and the Museum was open. The police know that only a recent visitor from Earth could have overlooked that fact.

Question #6…:

Question #6… The Inspector knew that Mr. Maccar was an art dealer.

Question #7…:

Question #7… One reason was to entertain the people while they waited for their flight back to Earth. But the main reason was to implicate Mr. Maccar as the person who put Danny up to stealing the statue.

Question #8…:

Question #8… He realized that the Inspector knew that Mr. Maccar was the person who put Danny up to the robbery.

Question #9…:

Question #9… Answers may vary…Some points might be that both people were pioneers in a new area and had to live under trying conditions. However, American frontier settlers had much more room to expand, while those on Mars had to live in a closed little world.

Analyzing Literature:

Analyzing Literature

Question #1…:

Question #1… There is so little crime on Mars because there was nowhere the thief could hide and all outgoing traffic would be searched. Every city was a closed little world beneath the forcefield that protects it from the freezing near-vacuum. Beyond these shields is the Martian Outback, were people would die without protection.

Question #2…:

Question #2… The city got its name because it’s exactly on longitude one hundred and eighty degrees.

Question #3…:

Question #3… Danny worked from Meridian West where it was Sunday at the hotel. But the Museum was across the park in Meridian East.

Critical Thinking and Reading:

Critical Thinking and Reading

Question #1- 3:

Question #1- 3 1. Science 2. Imaginary 3. Science

Understanding Literature:

Understanding Literature

Definition #1…:

Definition #1… A camcorder is a combination of a camera and a recorder.

Definition #2…:

Definition #2… A modem is a device that converts data to a form that can be transmitted, as by telephone, to data-processing equipment, where a similar device reconverts it.

Definition #3…:

Definition #3… A condominium is an arrangement

Today’s Homework Assignment:

Today’s Homework Assignment Complete the Yellow Worksheet: Due Tomorrow!!!

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