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Grades: 10 11 12
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Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
In the story, which of the following actually changes the future?
  1. A butterfly's natural death
  2. A dinosaur's natural death
  3. A butterfly's unnatural death
  4. A dinosaur's unnatural death
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
All of the following are reasons that Travis becomes angry with Eckels for stepping off the path except that...
  1. Eckels has disobeyed Travis's orders.
  2. Travis fears that Eckels may have changed history.
  3. Travis fears that Time Safari will have to go out of business.
  4. Travis fears that they won't be allowed to return to their own world.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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The path through the jungle is mainly intended to...
  1. prevent history from changing.
  2. protect the hunters from dinosaurs.
  3. protect the dinosaurs from hunters.
  4. make it easier to walk through the jungle.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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The hunters are allowed to kill dinosaurs that have been marked with red paint because those dinosaurs...
  1. aren't real.
  2. have only one brain.
  3. are the easiest to kill.
  4. are about to die anyway.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
The story suggests that, had Eckels shot the red-painted dinosaur instead of panicking, history would have been changed...
  1. for the better.
  2. for the worse.
  3. in unpredictable ways.
  4. in no significant or noticeable way.
Grade 12 :: A Sound of Thunder by baileym1

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In this short story, the moral would be:
  1. You can only change your past.
  2. Small changes can have large effects.
  3. Nothing we do really matters.
  4. Change is inevitable.
Grade 11 :: A Sound of Thunder by baileym1
In "A Sound of Thunder," what does the change in the spelling of TIME SAFARI signify?
  1. that they have arrived in the wrong year
  2. that the machines have malfunctioned
  3. that the travelers have changed as a result of their journey
  4. that the travelers have disrupted history
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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One can infer that Harrison is bright and attractive because...
  1. he wears many handicaps and must disguise his looks.
  2. the government is going to give him an award.
  3. he is taller than most people.
  4. he dances on TV.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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In this story, Harrison Bergeron represents the spirit of...
  1. conformity
  2. family values
  3. dependence
  4. rebellion
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by mjpinon
What is the first "sound of thunder" in the story?
  1. A storm in the primeval jungle
  2. Gunshots from the hunters guns
  3. Footsteps of the T-Rex
  4. A falling tree
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by mjpinon

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The government doesn't like the company hunting in the past. What is it afraid will happen?
  1. It's afraid that they will change something about the past that will alter the future.
  2. It's afraid that they will bring back a dangerous disease
  3. It's afraid that they will try to bring back a live animal.
  4. It's afraid that they will be responsible for any deaths or injuries that occur on the hunts.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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Expendable supplies are those one can...
  1. carry.
  2. consume.
  3. do without.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
We associate primeval animals with...
  1. farming.
  2. nighttime.
  3. the distant past.
  4. human origins.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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What leads Eckels to stray off the path?
  1. panic
  2. anger
  3. curiosity
  4. necessity
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
At the end of the story, Eckels gets the first clue that things my be changed when he
  1. gets out of the machine.
  2. sees the sign of the wall.
  3. sees the butterfly on his shoe.
  4. talks to the man behind the desk.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53

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Which of the following beliefs leads Eckels to decide against trying to kill the dinosaur?
  1. There is no way that the dinosaur can be killed.
  2. There is nothing to be gained from killing the dinosaur.
  3. It would be wrong to kill such a magnificent beast.
  4. The chances that the dinosaur's death will change history are too great.
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
At the end of the story, what event does the sound of thunder strongly hint at?
  1. the end of the world
  2. the butterfly's death
  3. Travis's shooting Eckels
  4. Eckels's shooting himself
Grade 10 :: A Sound of Thunder by amo53
Which is most resilient?
  1. steel
  2. wood
  3. rubber
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