"The Flying Machine"by Ray Bradbury
I. Explain why these statements are true or false:
1 Emperor Yuan acted on impulse.
2 The people in his dominion led an uneventful life.
3 Emperor Yuan and the Flyer were both awed by the splendour of their inventions.
4 When the Emperor asked himself" What is the life of one man against a million others ?" he was very pleased with himself.
5 The Emperor did not seem to appreciate the magnitude of flying.
II. Answer this question:
1 What did the Flyer and the Emperor have in common and why were they both bewildered and afraid ?