Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 
Book menu for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

ISBN of edition I read: 0345418913 (paperback)

Food mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :
Tea, 25
Peanuts, 26, 43
Cornflakes, 50
McDonald's hamburger, 55, 68
Jello, 72
Doughnuts, 74
Custard, 74
Hot dogs, 125
Rice pudding, 149

Music mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :
Beethoven's Fifth symphony , 66
"Blowin' in the Wind " / Bob Dylan, 182
"You'll Never Walk alone", ?

Theater mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy :
Godspell , 30
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , 30
Hamlet , 30

Great vocabulary in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy :
squattish, 5
predilection, 7
squelched, 7
cajoleries, 12
diurnal, 12
raucously, 27
resplendent, 36
rectify, 41
scintillating, 41
magnanimously, 43
undulate, 48
fetid, 59
perfunctory, 112, 171
tenable, 119
balefully, 128
squalid, 128
laboriously, 139
petulantly, 166
gratuitously, 184

Discussion questions for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
Seen the movie adaptation? Compare the book to it.

What ironies did you find in this story?

Fook and Lunkwill ask Deep thought for the answer to life, the universe and everything.  What is your answer?  What is the most important question?

What is the author's message?

What did you find realistic?  Far-fetched?

What was the most humorous part?

If you had a chance to look something up in the GUIDE, what would it be?

For what age/grade level would you recommend this book?

For what is the Babel fish a metaphor?

Activity/Lesson Plan for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
Write an entry for the "Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy"

Libraries mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
page 156: Slartibartfast's study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library.