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Which statement best expresses the theme of the story?
People who are afraid are often unkind.
Music makes everything better.
Some problems cannot be solved.
When you are feeling afraid and helpless, try to help someone else.
Which line supports the overall theme of the passage, that when you are afraid, you should help someone else?
"Just try to make someone's life a little bit happier."
"It was hopeless. Mars had no guitars."
"It wasn't like we solved the food issue or found a new planet to live on."
"That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen."
Who are Ed and Fred?
The new kids at the Mars station
Contestants on the show "Pop Singer"
Characters in a comedy TV show
How long did the trip from Earth to Mars take for Lan's family?
Which is the major problem for the people at the Mars Station?
They are running out of air.
They are running out of food.
There isn't enough clothing for everyone.
They need more people to help with science experiments.
In the phrase, "Don't underestimate how important that is," underestimate means to value something _____
Why does Lan want to find a guitar?
because Ila says she needs one to sign again
to play during the Mars Station Talent Show
to trade food for rations
because Naya and Jen asked for one
When Mom tells Lan to "keep going," she means that Lan should...
go back to earth
not give up on searching for a guitar
continue trying to make people feel happier
leave her alone so she can work
What does this mean, "It is like they were rationing their smiles with the food."
People were very happy.
People were not smiling very much.
People were eating a lot.
People were hungry.
Why doesn't the author specify if Lan is a girl or boy?
so every reader can relate to Lan
so Lan can be a brother or a sister
because he forgot to use pronounse
because he really is a boy