43 pages 1 hour read

Ray Bradbury

A Sound Of Thunder

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1952

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Reading Check, Multiple Choice & Short Answer Quizzes

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Reading Check

1. What kind of Safari does Time Safari Inc. arrange for their customers?

2. What is the name of the man guiding the Safari?

3. Rather than taking the dinosaur home as a “trophy,” what option do the hunters have to commemorate the hunt?

4. Besides mud, what does Eckels discover on his boot?

Multiple Choice

1. Who is elected President of the United States at the beginning of the story?

A) Deutscher

B) Keith

C) Lesperance

D) Travis

2. How is Deutscher described at the beginning of the story?

A) as a weakling

B) as an expert hunter

C) as a businessman

D) as a dictator

3. What might happen if someone steps off the path laid out by Time Safari Inc.?

A) They could change the course of history.

B) They might slip and fall.

C) They could get lost.

D) They might be unable to get back on the path.

4. Why can’t the men take back a portion of the dinosaur’s body as a trophy?

A) Time Safari doesn’t want the public to know they are shooting dinosaurs.

B) It would make too much of a mess in the time machine.

C) It needs to decompose naturally to avoid affecting the future.