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A Sound Of Thunder By Ray Bradburry

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A Sound Of Thunder By Ray Bradburry

On the eve of an American presidential election, a party of rich businessmen undertake a time travel safari to the past to hunt. While the organizers have taken every precaution to minimize the impact of the hunting party on the past, one member violates the rules and leaves the designated path, with disasterous results. Read the Ray Bradburry's classic science fiction story over the dangers of time travel first, and then take the quiz to see how much you remember.  To read the story in full, go to this link;    http://www. Lasalle. Edu/~didio/courses/hon462/hon462_assets/sound_of_t hunder. Htm

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who are the main characters in the story?
    • A. 

      Mr. Travis, Eckels and Lesperance.

    • B. 

      Colonel Smith, Mr. White and Mr. Green

    • C. 

      The soldier, the hunter and the owner of the safari company - the story doesn't give them names.

  • 2. 
    What are they hunting in the story that is so dangerous?
    • A. 

      Endangered species from South Africa

    • B. 

      Dinosaurs

    • C. 

      Other people

  • 3. 
    As the story begins, there had just been a presidential election.  Who had won the election?
    • A. 

      John F. Kennedy Smith the 5th, the great nephew of John F. Kennedy

    • B. 

      Keith

    • C. 

      No one- the election had ended in a tie.

  • 4. 
    What is the one important thing they are told they must do during the hunt?
    • A. 

      Don't talk or they will scare off the animals.

    • B. 

      Don't shoot until they are told

    • C. 

      Stay on the path

  • 5. 
    The government doesn't like the company hunting in the past.  What is it afraid will happen?
    • A. 

      It's afraid that they will change something about the past that will alter the future.

    • B. 

      It's afraid that they will bring back a dangerous disease

    • C. 

      It's afraid that they will try to bring back a live animal.

  • 6. 
    How do they know which animals to shoot?
    • A. 

      They have a special gun that outlines them in red

    • B. 

      They're marked with red paint

    • C. 

      They don't - they can shoot any animal they like.

  • 7. 
    The story is called A Sound of Thunder.  What caused the first sound of thunder?
    • A. 

      It was starting to rain

    • B. 

      The sound of the Tyrannosaurus Rex

    • C. 

      The sound of guns being fired

  • 8. 
    When they finally find their animal, Eckels  does something that makes the others angry at him and threaten to leave him behind in the past.  What does he do?
    • A. 

      He goes off the path

    • B. 

      He shoots at the animal before he is told

    • C. 

      He screams, and the animal runs off.

  • 9. 
    At the end of the story, when they return home, something is different and wrong.  What has happened?
    • A. 

      A disease has killed half the country

    • B. 

      Deutscher has won the presidency

    • C. 

      The dinosaurs are still alive

  • 10. 
    When they get back home, Eckels looks at his feet and makes a horrifying discovery.  What does Eckels find dead on the bottom of his shoe?
    • A. 

      A butterfly

    • B. 

      A grasshopper

    • C. 

      A dragonfly

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