The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

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From "The Twilight Zone" TV show of the 1950's that had over 150 episodes. This is a comprehension quiz designed for 7th grade readers.

  
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  • 1. 
    Who is NOT a main character?
    • A. 

      Steve

    • B. 

      Tommy

    • C. 

      Charlie

    • D. 

      Pete Van Horn


  • 2. 
    What kind of story is this?
    • A. 

      Teleplay

    • B. 

      Horor

    • C. 

      Play script

    • D. 

      Comedy


  • 3. 
    What does Steve think the roar he heard was?
    • A. 

      A monster

    • B. 

      A car

    • C. 

      A meteor

    • D. 

      A lion


  • 4. 
    What weird event happened after Steve heard the roar?
    • A. 

      He saw monsters killing people

    • B. 

      The electric appliances, phone-lines, cars, and radios wouldn't work.

    • C. 

      His cell phone wouldn't work

    • D. 

      Alien spaceships landed on the street


  • 5. 
    What does Steve accuse Tommy of when Tommy tells Steve whatever it is, it doesn't want us to leave here?
    • A. 

      Cuting the electric off and messing with his car.

    • B. 

      Watching too many sci-fi movies

    • C. 

      Reading too many comic books and watching too many movies

    • D. 

      Eating too many cookies and pizzas


  • 6. 
    Why does Tommy encourage people not to leave the street?
    • A. 

      Because the monsters will kill them

    • B. 

      Because they won't be able to fight the aliens off

    • C. 

      Because he doesn't think it's necessary

    • D. 

      Because they may not even be able to get to town


  • 7. 
    What inferences have the neighbors made about Les Goodman?
    • A. 

      He's a nice caring man

    • B. 

      He was always an oddball. Him and his whole family were real oddballs.

    • C. 

      He didn't come out to find out what the roar was

    • D. 

      He has a weird couch


  • 8. 
    Goodman admits to having what?
    • A. 

      Insomnia (a sleeping disorder)

    • B. 

      Weird dreams

    • C. 

      Being an alien

    • D. 

      Having super powers


  • 9. 
    A scapegoat is someone who people blame for their troubles. How as Les Goodman become a scapegoat?
    • A. 

      He had an odd personality and he always sat outside all night looking up to the sky, so neighbors assumed he was the cause of their problems.

    • B. 

      People in the neighborhood didn't like him and thought he was an evil person

    • C. 

      People didn't like him because he was Jewish and had lots of money.

    • D. 

      People didn't like him because he kept everyone one awake at night and was weird.


  • 10. 
    As the mob came closer; its words became more ______________________(vocabulary word), allowing Mr. Goodman to hear and understand them.

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