"All Summer In A Day" Reading Comprehension And Vocabulary Quiz

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"All Summer In A Day"  Reading Comprehension And Vocabulary Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What GENRE is this short story?
    • A. 

      Realistic fiction

    • B. 

      Science non-fiction

    • C. 

      Realistic non-fiction

    • D. 

      Science fiction

  • 2. 
    Who is the author of this short story?
    • A. 

      John Berry

    • B. 

      Ray Berry

    • C. 

      Ray Bradbury

    • D. 

      John Bradbury

  • 3. 
    What are the children waiting for as the story begins?
    • A. 

      A rainstorm

    • B. 

      The sunshine

    • C. 

      An early dismissal

    • D. 

      A science experiment

  • 4. 
    What does the word SETTING mean?
    • A. 

      What and when the story happens

    • B. 

      Why the story happens and what it means

    • C. 

      When and where the story happens

    • D. 

      Wherever the story happens

  • 5. 
    Which detail shows that the story takes place in the future?
    • A. 

      Margot lives on Venus

    • B. 

      Scientists study the sun

    • C. 

      Rain falls for seven years

    • D. 

      Children dream about the sun

  • 6. 
    The children are looking through the windows because...
    • A. 

      People in rockets will be flying near

    • B. 

      The constant rainfall is so unusual

    • C. 

      They are waiting for the sun to come out

    • D. 

      Scientists are outside performing experiments

  • 7. 
    Which phrase best describes the setting at the beginning of the story?
    • A. 

      An underground city on Venus

    • B. 

      A experimental city on Earth

    • C. 

      A rocket ship near Venus

    • D. 

      A stormy jungle on Earth

  • 8. 
    Margot is different from the other children because she….
    • A. 

      Grows bored while waiting for the teacher

    • B. 

      Believes that the rain will continue forever

    • C. 

      Speaks a different language than they do

    • D. 

      Remembers what the sun looks and feels like

  • 9. 
    Which statement best explains how the rainy setting affects Margot?
    • A. 

      She is pale, silent and thin

    • B. 

      She likes to hide from everyone.

    • C. 

      Rain improves her poetry writing.

    • D. 

      Tunnels are her only comfort.

  • 10. 
    When the sun comes out, the children
    • A. 

      Compare it to a penny

    • B. 

      Return to the classroom

    • C. 

      Play in the pale jungle

    • D. 

      Wait for the rainfall

  • 11. 
    How long does the sunshine last when it finally comes to Venus in this short story?
    • A. 

      One Summer

    • B. 

      All day

    • C. 

      2 hours

    • D. 

      6 hours

  • 12. 
    You can INFER that the children feel ashamed after they come back inside because they….
    • A. 

      Are startled when they hear thunder

    • B. 

      Look down at their feet and hands

    • C. 

      Close the door on the falling rain

    • D. 

      Have blue faces from the lightning

  • 13. 
    What is the reason the children are ashamed when they come back in?
    • A. 

      They are ashamed because they broke something important to others

    • B. 

      They are ashamed because of the way they treated Margot

    • C. 

      They are ashamed because they were afraid of the lightening and thunder and it was an irrational fear

    • D. 

      They are ashamed because they had all gotten wet while they were out and were making a mess on the floor

  • 14. 
    What does the word THEME mean?
    • A. 

      What happens in a story

    • B. 

      The lesson or central point the author is trying to get across

    • C. 

      What the author tells you, as the reader, happens in the story

    • D. 

      The exposition of the story is part of the meaning

  • 15. 
    What is the THEME of "All Summer in a Day"?
    • A. 

      The children are mean to the girl who is different - they push her in a closet and say mean things to her - then they go out and enjoy the sun forgetting that she's in the closet - then they feel bad about themselves and go to let her out of the closet.

    • B. 

      The story is set on Venus and moves from the classroom to the tunnels, to the outside on Venus where the sun shines for a bit.

    • C. 

      The exposition and resolution work together to form the story and lead the reader to understand why it was written.

    • D. 

      Be kind to each other and respect others even if there is someone who is different from you, do not bully!!

  • 16. 
    What is meant by the word APPARATUS?
    • A. 

      A device used for a specific purpose

    • B. 

      A piece broken off or cut from the whole

    • C. 

      An attempt made by a teammate

    • D. 

      An assignment given as homework

  • 17. 
    To SAVOR means to….
    • A. 

      Claim possession of

    • B. 

      Devote time to

    • C. 

      Take pleasure in

    • D. 

      End resistance to

  • 18. 
    Something that is IMMENSE is...
    • A. 

      Clear

    • B. 

      Wrong

    • C. 

      Soft

    • D. 

      Huge

  • 19. 
    The word TUMULTUOUSLY means...
    • A. 

      Rudely

    • B. 

      Heavily

    • C. 

      Easily

    • D. 

      Wildly

  • 20. 
    How does the author make you feel pity for Margot?  Support your response with EXAMPLES (more than one!!) from the story.
  • 21. 
    What statement can you make about the importance of the SETTING to the PLOT??  (remember we did work with this/remember how you answered it!!!)
  • 22. 
    How does seeing the sun change the children in a POSITIVE WAY?  Give details from the story that help you know how the children have changed.
  • 23. 
    The word SUSPICIOUS means...
    • A. 

      Hopeful and excited

    • B. 

      Believable but weird

    • C. 

      Doubly wrong

    • D. 

      Doubtful and questioning

  • 24. 
    The word RIVALS means....
    • A. 

      Friends and family

    • B. 

      Enemies or opponents

    • C. 

      Comments

    • D. 

      Jumpers

  • 25. 
    What does the word THEME mean?  What was the THEME of "All Summer in a Day"?  Explain how Ray Bradbury helped you, as the reader, to understand the theme of this short story (what parts of the plot led you to understand it was the theme):
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