3. Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed (Ray Bradbury)


Q.NO.l: Why did Harry want to go back to the earth?

Answer: He wanted to go back to the earth because of the unfavourable climate at Mars. He thought that he would lose his identity if he stayed here.

Q.NO.2: Why did he want to at stay Mars?                 

Answer: He wanted to stay at Mars and did not want to return because of the war on the earth. Second, he had no source to go back.

Q.NO.3: What was the climate they faced?  

Answer: The climate was very hot in summer and very cold in winter. The air had burnt their houses. There was fog at night.

Q.NO.4: What was the condition of Bittering family on hearing the news of war on the earth?                      

Answer: Their condition was very pitiable. Mother held onto her husband. Their daughter started to weep. Sweat poured from Bittering’s face and hand.

Q.NO.5: What did they want to grow?                   

Answer: They wanted to grow peach trees, onions and other vegetables on the Mars but these things grew in odd manner.

Q.NO.6: What was the condition of their house?           

Answer: The air had burnt their house. The boards became out of shape. It did not look an Earthman’s house.

Q.NO.7: What was the advice Harry gave to the people?     

Answer: Harry advised the people to build a rocket to go back to the earth. It would take them twenty five years to build it.

Q.NO.8: How much dangerous a Martian virus can be? 

Answer: A Martian virus can change physical appearance of the people. They can become dark, thin and slander and golden-eyed.