Monsters On Maple Street

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  • 1. 

    This screenplay was written during what time in history?

    • A.

      World War I

    • B.

      World War II

    • C.

      The Cold War

    • D.

      The Vietnam War

    Correct Answer
    C. The Cold War
    Explanation
    The screenplay was written during the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, lasting from the late 1940s to the early 1990s. This period was characterized by political, military, and ideological rivalry between the two superpowers. Many films and screenplays during this time reflected the anxieties and fears associated with the Cold War, such as nuclear warfare and espionage.

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  • 2. 

    What word describes how the author hints at upcoming events?

    • A.

      Foreshadowing

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Resolution

    • D.

      Screenplay

    Correct Answer
    A. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    Foreshadowing is a literary technique where the author gives subtle hints or clues about future events in the story. It creates suspense and anticipation for the reader by suggesting what might happen later on. This word accurately describes how the author hints at upcoming events in a narrative.

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  • 3. 

    Nervous, confused.

    • A.

      Metamorphosis

    • B.

      Scapegoat

    • C.

      Assent

    • D.

      Flustered

    Correct Answer
    D. Flustered
    Explanation
    The word "flustered" means to be agitated or confused, which aligns with the description given in the question ("Nervous, confused"). Therefore, "flustered" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a correct use of defiant?

    • A.

      The kids were defiant and did their homework willingly.

    • B.

      The man defiantly refused to raise his flag in honor of the terrorist.

    • C.

      She tried to attain the virtue of defiance.

    Correct Answer
    B. The man defiantly refused to raise his flag in honor of the terrorist.
    Explanation
    The correct use of "defiant" is seen in the sentence "The man defiantly refused to raise his flag in honor of the terrorist." In this context, "defiantly" is used to describe the man's refusal as an act of defiance against the terrorist. It suggests that the man was boldly and openly opposing the terrorist's request, showing his resistance and determination to stand up against it.

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  • 5. 

    What does assent mean?

    • A.

      Disagreement

    • B.

      Agreement

    • C.

      Feeling of remorse

    • D.

      Creative act

    Correct Answer
    B. Agreement
    Explanation
    Assent means agreement. It refers to the act of expressing approval or agreement with something or someone. When someone assents, they are giving their consent or showing their acceptance of a particular idea, proposal, or opinion. It is the opposite of disagreement, which is the expression of a differing or opposing viewpoint. Therefore, in this context, the correct answer is agreement.

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  • 6. 

    What is NOT true of making predictions while reading?

    • A.

      Predictions are an educated guess about the story.

    • B.

      The author gives hints so that a reader can base his/her predictions on where the story is headed.

    • C.

      Predictions are not helpful when reading because it can take away from the story.

    • D.

      If you make a chart while predicting and reading, you can revise where you have wrongly predicted.

    Correct Answer
    C. Predictions are not helpful when reading because it can take away from the story.
    Explanation
    Predictions are actually helpful when reading because they engage the reader and encourage active thinking about the text. Making predictions allows the reader to anticipate what might happen next in the story and helps them to make connections and understand the plot better. By making predictions, the reader can also revise and adjust their understanding of the story as they continue reading. Therefore, the statement that predictions are not helpful when reading because they can take away from the story is not true.

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  • 7. 

    A main theme of this story is suspicion and being prejudiced.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      There is not enough information in the story to answer this.

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The main theme of suspicion and being prejudiced is evident throughout the story. The characters consistently doubt each other's intentions and make judgments based on preconceived notions. This theme is explored in various situations and interactions, highlighting the negative consequences of suspicion and prejudice. Therefore, the statement that suspicion and being prejudiced is a main theme of the story is true.

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  • 8. 

    The Latin root -sist means...

    • A.

      Free

    • B.

      Up

    • C.

      Follow

    • D.

      Stand

    Correct Answer
    D. Stand
    Explanation
    The Latin root -sist means "stand." This can be seen in words like "resist" (to stand against) and "persist" (to continue to stand). The root conveys the idea of being upright, stable, or fixed in place.

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  • 9. 

    The nuclear arms race was an actual war fought in the USSR.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the nuclear arms race was not an actual war fought in the USSR. The nuclear arms race refers to the competition and buildup of nuclear weapons between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was a period of intense rivalry and arms buildup, but it did not involve direct military conflict between the two countries.

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  • 10. 

    A play designed to be a movie is...

    • A.

      A drama.

    • B.

      A show.

    • C.

      A screenplay.

    Correct Answer
    C. A screenplay.
    Explanation
    A play designed to be a movie is a screenplay. A screenplay is a written script that outlines the dialogue, actions, and scenes of a movie. It serves as a blueprint for the film, providing guidance for the actors, director, and other crew members involved in the production. While a play and a movie share similarities in terms of storytelling and performance, a screenplay specifically refers to the written format for a movie adaptation.

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  • 11. 

    When reading, you should take __________________________, then create  _________________________. Then when you get new information, you should make a _____________________________________.

    • A.

      Predictions, new information, hint

    • B.

      Hints, revised predictions, prediction

    • C.

      Hints, a prediction, revised prediction

    • D.

      A screenplay, hints, prediction

    Correct Answer
    C. Hints, a prediction, revised prediction
    Explanation
    When reading, you should take hints, then create a prediction. Then when you get new information, you should make a revised prediction.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the scapegoat in the book we are reading aloud?

    • A.

      Miz Elda

    • B.

      Cadi

    • C.

      Elen

    • D.

      Sin Eater

    Correct Answer
    D. Sin Eater
    Explanation
    In the book we are reading aloud, the scapegoat is the Sin Eater.

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  • 13. 

    Which 2 vocab words are oppposites?

    • A.

      Flustered, scapegoat

    • B.

      Sluggishly, persistently

    • C.

      Assent, metamorphosis

    • D.

      Defiant, sluggishly

    Correct Answer
    B. Sluggishly, persistently
    Explanation
    The correct answer is sluggishly, persistently. These two words are opposite in meaning. "Sluggishly" means to move slowly or with little energy, while "persistently" means to continue doing something despite difficulties or opposition.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the person in the story who first suggested an outside force caused the town's problems?

    • A.

      Don

    • B.

      Tommy

    • C.

      Steve

    • D.

      Sally

    Correct Answer
    B. Tommy
    Explanation
    In the story, Tommy is the person who first suggests that an outside force caused the town's problems. This implies that Tommy was the first to notice or suspect that something external was responsible for the issues faced by the town.

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  • 15. 

    Why did the townspeople laugh when someone suggested they go and find out who all were really humans?

    • A.

      They didnt' believe it at all.

    • B.

      They were not humans themselves.

    • C.

      They were a little scared it might be true.

    Correct Answer
    C. They were a little scared it might be true.
    Explanation
    The townspeople laughed when someone suggested they go and find out who all were really humans because they were a little scared it might be true. This implies that the townspeople were aware of the possibility that not everyone in their town might be human, and the idea made them uneasy. The laughter could be seen as a defense mechanism to mask their fear and discomfort with the unknown.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following were strange events at the beginning of the story?

    • A.

      Cars wouldn't start

    • B.

      Electricity didn't work

    • C.

      Phones didn't work

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    At the beginning of the story, several strange events occurred. Firstly, cars wouldn't start, which indicates a problem with their engines or batteries. Secondly, the electricity didn't work, suggesting a widespread power outage or malfunction. Lastly, the phones didn't work, indicating a disruption in the communication network. These events collectively create a sense of mystery and abnormality in the story's setting.

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  • 17. 

    What did Steve and Don think should be done when everything weird started happening?

    • A.

      They should walk into town.

    • B.

      Everyone should just wait inside their homes.

    • C.

      Tommy should go check it out.

    • D.

      They should call the police.

    Correct Answer
    A. They should walk into town.
    Explanation
    Steve and Don believed that the best course of action when everything weird started happening was to walk into town. This suggests that they believed going to town would provide them with more information or assistance in dealing with the strange occurrences. It is possible that they thought there might be resources or people in town who could help them understand or resolve the situation.

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  • 18. 

    Whose car mysteriously started by itself?

    • A.

      Tommy's

    • B.

      Goodman's

    • C.

      Charlie's

    • D.

      Steve's

    Correct Answer
    B. Goodman's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Goodman's" because the question asks about whose car mysteriously started by itself. Since the name "Goodman's" is mentioned in the options, it can be inferred that it is Goodman's car that started on its own.

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  • 19. 

    After the car started, the people developed a(n) __________________________________?

    • A.

      Oddball

    • B.

      Forgiving spirit

    • C.

      Freedom from fear

    • D.

      Mob mentality

    Correct Answer
    D. Mob mentality
    Explanation
    After the car started, the people developed a "mob mentality". This suggests that once the car was in motion, the individuals in question began to exhibit behaviors and attitudes commonly associated with a group mentality. This could include a loss of individuality, a tendency to conform to the actions and opinions of the group, and a potential for irrational or aggressive behavior.

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  • 20. 

    What reason did the woman give to prove Goodman was strange and they should suspect him?

    • A.

      He was starting to act like an alien.

    • B.

      He was from another state.

    • C.

      He ate strange foods.

    • D.

      He came out at night and looked up at the sky.

    Correct Answer
    D. He came out at night and looked up at the sky.
    Explanation
    The woman gave the reason that Goodman came out at night and looked up at the sky to prove that he was strange and they should suspect him. This behavior suggests a fascination or preoccupation with something unusual or out of the ordinary, such as aliens or unidentified flying objects. It implies that Goodman's actions are not typical or normal, leading the woman to believe that he may not be like everyone else.

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  • 21. 

    Why was Steve the next target of the group, after Goodman?

    • A.

      He looked different than all the others.

    • B.

      He went inside Goodman's house.

    • C.

      He resisted the group and didn't join in.

    Correct Answer
    C. He resisted the group and didn't join in.
    Explanation
    Steve was targeted by the group because he resisted their actions and did not join in. This suggests that the group may have perceived him as a threat or an obstacle to their plans. By not conforming to their behavior, Steve stood out from the others and drew their attention. This made him the next target after Goodman, who was likely targeted for similar reasons.

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  • 22. 

    Who shoots Pete Van Horn?

    • A.

      Charlie

    • B.

      Sally

    • C.

      Steve

    • D.

      Goodman

    Correct Answer
    A. Charlie
    Explanation
    The given question asks about the person who shoots Pete Van Horn. The correct answer is Charlie.

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  • 23. 

    When the crowd begins to accuse Charlie, to whom does he assign the blame?

    • A.

      Pete Van Horn

    • B.

      Steve

    • C.

      Tommy

    • D.

      Don

    Correct Answer
    C. Tommy
    Explanation
    Charlie assigns the blame to Tommy.

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  • 24. 

    Who is responsible for turning on and off lights and turning cars on?

    • A.

      Tommy

    • B.

      The city power company

    • C.

      Oliver

    • D.

      Aliens

    Correct Answer
    D. Aliens
    Explanation
    Aliens are suggested as the responsible party for turning on and off lights and turning cars on. This answer is likely given in a humorous or speculative context, as aliens are often associated with mysterious or unexplained phenomena.

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  • 25. 

    Who were the monsters on Maple Street?

    • A.

      The aliens

    • B.

      The people who lived on Maple Street

    • C.

      Tommy and his family

    • D.

      The power company

    Correct Answer
    B. The people who lived on Maple Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the people who lived on Maple Street. In the episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" from the television series The Twilight Zone, the monsters referred to the paranoia and fear that consumed the residents of Maple Street. The episode explores the destructive nature of human behavior and how easily people can turn against each other when faced with uncertainty and fear. The aliens were manipulating the situation, but it was the people's own actions and suspicions that ultimately caused chaos and destruction on Maple Street.

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  • 26. 

    Who was, at one point, a scapegoat in this screenplay?

    • A.

      Goodman

    • B.

      Pete Van Horn

    • C.

      Tommy

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In this screenplay, all of the characters mentioned (Goodman, Pete Van Horn, and Tommy) were scapegoats at some point. This means that they were all blamed or made to take the blame for something that went wrong, regardless of their actual involvement or guilt.

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  • 27. 

    What does this mean, "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout." ?

    • A.

      Aliens are a freaky way to win a war.

    • B.

      The people's prejudices and attitudes lead them to destroy themselves.

    • C.

      People are generally kind to each other.

    • D.

      Bombs and explosions are the quickest way to win every war.

    Correct Answer
    B. The people's prejudices and attitudes lead them to destroy themselves.
    Explanation
    The phrase "The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout" means that winning a war does not always require physical weapons and destruction. Instead, it suggests that people's prejudices and attitudes can lead to their own downfall and destruction. This implies that internal conflicts and divisions within a society can be just as destructive as external threats.

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  • 28. 

    Place the following in this order:exposition, rising action, climax, resolution

    • A.

      Maple Street USA, Van Horn gets shot, Tommy gets blamed, aliens discuss their success

    • B.

      Maple Street USA, aliens figures appear, Tommy says there are monsters, the people resolve their differences

    • C.

      Maple Street USA, Goodman gets blamed, Tommy says there are monsters, aliens discuss their success

    • D.

      Maple Street USA, people accuse each other, Van Horn gets shot, the aliens discuss their success

    Correct Answer
    D. Maple Street USA, people accuse each other, Van Horn gets shot, the aliens discuss their success
    Explanation
    The given answer is in the correct order of exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution. The first sentence sets the scene (exposition) by mentioning Maple Street USA. The second sentence introduces a conflict (rising action) as people accuse each other. The third sentence heightens the tension (climax) when Van Horn gets shot. Finally, the fourth sentence provides a resolution as the aliens discuss their success.

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  • 29. 

    How do the people react to the possible alien landing?

    • A.

      Calmly

    • B.

      Objectively (logically)

    • C.

      Enthusiastically

    • D.

      Hysterically

    Correct Answer
    D. Hysterically
    Explanation
    The people react to the possible alien landing hysterically because they are overwhelmed with fear, panic, and excitement. This suggests that they are not able to maintain their composure or think rationally in the face of such a significant and unknown event. Their extreme emotional response indicates a lack of control and a heightened sense of chaos and hysteria.

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  • 30. 

    Metamorphosis: which means the opposite?

    • A.

      Bloom

    • B.

      Choice

    • C.

      Stability

    Correct Answer
    C. Stability
    Explanation
    Metamorphosis refers to a process of transformation or change. The opposite of this would be stability, which implies a state of being constant, steady, and unchanging. While bloom can also imply growth and change, it does not directly represent the opposite of metamorphosis. Similarly, choice does not convey the opposite meaning as it pertains to making decisions. Therefore, stability is the most suitable opposite term for metamorphosis in this context.

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  • 31. 

    Sluggishly: which means the opposite?

    • A.

      Energetically

    • B.

      Newly

    • C.

      Dimly

    Correct Answer
    A. Energetically
    Explanation
    The word "sluggishly" suggests a slow and lethargic movement or behavior. To find the opposite of this, we need to look for a word that conveys a sense of vigor and liveliness. "Energetically" fits this description as it means to do something with enthusiasm and a high level of energy. Therefore, "energetically" is the opposite of "sluggishly".

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  • 32. 

    Assent: which means the opposite?

    • A.

      Confusion

    • B.

      Approval

    • C.

      Denial

    Correct Answer
    C. Denial
    Explanation
    The word "assent" means to agree or give approval. Therefore, the opposite of "assent" would be "denial," which means to refuse or reject something. "Confusion" and "approval" do not convey the opposite meaning of "assent," making them incorrect choices.

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  • 33. 

    Persistently: which means the opposite?

    • A.

      Quickly

    • B.

      Sadly

    • C.

      Occasionally

    Correct Answer
    C. Occasionally
    Explanation
    The word "persistently" means to continue doing something firmly and steadily. The opposite of this would be to do something occasionally, which means to do it infrequently or sporadically. Therefore, the correct answer is "occasionally".

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