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>>>>>>>>>>Week #2 Challenge Question RESULTS <<<<<<<<<<

        WINNER:  Matt Bohnhoff.   **All** answers submitted were
        correct so the winner selected by >>random<< drawing!

        Honorable Mention:  Dixon Middle School Mesa Class,
                 Thabet P. Al Fishawi and Dave Press.




>>>>>>>>ANSWERS FROM PARTICIPANTS<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Thabet P. Al Fishawi" 

Subject: CHALLENGE QUESTION

        "The two men are H.G. Wells and Orson Welles. H.G. Wells
production was "The War of the Worlds" which was a novel writen in
1898 and consisted of 17 chapters, and it came so convincing, as in 1894
Mars was positioned particularly closely to Earth leading to a great
deal of observation and discussion. Italian astronomer Giovanni
Schiaparelli had reported seeing "canali" on Mars, meaning "channels,"
but the term was mistranslated as "canals," leading to much speculation
about life on the red planet. So an invasion from this life on Mars was
very likely at that time. Wells became famous partly as a prophet. In
various writings he predicted tanks, aerial bombing, nuclear war, and
-in this novel- gas warfare, laser-like weapons, and industrial robots.

          On the other hand, Orson Welles' production was also "The War
of the Worlds," but that time it was a radio play. It was broadcast
on Sunday the 30th of Oct. 1938 on the CBS channel, and it caused a
great deal of panic at that time because something went wrong with the
broadcasting. So many people thought Welles was a real announcer and
bringing them real news! So panic spread throughout the states [New
Jersey] and people ran in the streets covering their heads with cloth
as to protect them from the toxic gasses of the aliens! Briefly both
of the productions were great events [a good one or a bad one!]

                                                        Thabet



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Dave Press 

(1) "The War of the Worlds" by H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells [1898]

and

(2) Radio dramatization of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" by Orson Welles
[1938]


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Darlene Taylor 


In 1898 Herbert George Wells wrote "The War of the Worlds."

On Halloween Night in 1938 Orson Wells on the Mercury Theatre gave a
dramatic reading of the radio adaptation of this novel-it brought
panic to thousands of listeners in the U.S.

Submitted by
Dixon Middle School Mesa Class
Provo, Utah  84601


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From: "Henry Bohnhoff" 


Hi NASA,

     It's me, Matt Bohnhoff again, and I have the answer to your
question. The two people were Orson Welles and H. G. Wells, and the book
War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells inspired the radio production War of the
Worlds by Orson Welles in 1938.

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