The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

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The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street - Quiz

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is NOT a main character?

    • A.

      Steve

    • B.

      Tommy

    • C.

      Charlie

    • D.

      Pete Van Horn

    Correct Answer
    D. Pete Van Horn
    Explanation
    Pete Van Horn is not a main character because he is the only name mentioned that is not commonly associated with being a main character. Steve, Tommy, and Charlie are all names that are often used for main characters in stories, while Pete Van Horn is not as commonly used.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of story is this?

    • A.

      Teleplay

    • B.

      Horor

    • C.

      Play script

    • D.

      Comedy

    Correct Answer
    A. Teleplay
    Explanation
    This story is a teleplay, which is a type of script specifically written for television. Teleplays are written to be performed on television and often include camera directions and specific formatting for television production.

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  • 3. 

    What does Steve think the roar he heard was?

    • A.

      A monster

    • B.

      A car

    • C.

      A meteor

    • D.

      A lion

    Correct Answer
    C. A meteor
    Explanation
    Steve thinks the roar he heard was a meteor because meteors can produce loud booming sounds as they enter the Earth's atmosphere. This explanation is supported by the fact that meteors are known to create sonic booms, which can be mistaken for loud roars.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The electric appliances, phone-lines, cars, and radios wouldn't work.
    Explanation
    After Steve heard the roar, he noticed that the electric appliances, phone-lines, cars, and radios wouldn't work. This suggests that there was some sort of disruption in the electrical system or a power outage. This event is considered weird because it is unusual for all these devices to stop working simultaneously, indicating a strange occurrence or phenomenon.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Reading too many comic books and watching too many movies
    Explanation
    Steve accuses Tommy of reading too many comic books and watching too many movies. This can be inferred from the statement that Tommy tells Steve "whatever it is, it doesn't want us to leave here." This suggests that Tommy's belief is influenced by fictional scenarios and plots that he has encountered in comic books and movies.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Because they may not even be able to get to town
    Explanation
    Tommy encourages people not to leave the street because he believes that they may not even be able to get to town. This implies that there are obstacles or dangers preventing them from reaching the safety of the town. It suggests that leaving the street might expose them to more risks or difficulties compared to staying where they are.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. He was always an oddball. Him and his whole family were real oddballs.
    Explanation
    The neighbors have inferred that Les Goodman and his family are oddballs based on the statement "He was always an oddball. Him and his whole family were real oddballs." This suggests that Les and his family have peculiar or unconventional behaviors or characteristics that set them apart from others in the neighborhood.

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  • 8. 

    Goodman admits to having what?

    • A.

      Insomnia (a sleeping disorder)

    • B.

      Weird dreams

    • C.

      Being an alien

    • D.

      Having super powers

    Correct Answer
    A. Insomnia (a sleeping disorder)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Insomnia (a sleeping disorder). This is supported by the statement that Goodman admits to having it. Insomnia is a condition characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, leading to inadequate rest and potential daytime impairment.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    Les Goodman became a scapegoat because his odd personality and habit of sitting outside all night looking up to the sky led his neighbors to assume that he was the cause of their problems. They blamed him without any evidence or justification, making him a convenient target for their frustrations and troubles.

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  • 10. 

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

    Correct Answer
    intelligible
    Explanation
    As the mob came closer, its words became more intelligible, allowing Mr. Goodman to hear and understand them. This means that the words became clearer and easier to comprehend as the mob approached. Mr. Goodman was able to make sense of what the mob was saying because their words were intelligible.

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