The Ruum (Sci-fi Story)

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A comprehension quiz designed specifically for 7th grade readers. This quiz focuses on a story about an indestructible nightmare machine that is accidently let loose on Earth by aliens during the prehistoric age.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the begining of the story, we know that the commander is not human and there is one fact we know to infer this that is his eye shape. What eye shape is the commander's eyes?
    • A. 

      Squared-shape

    • B. 

      Triangular-shape

    • C. 

      Rectangular-shape

    • D. 

      Heart-shaped

  • 2. 
    Why didn't the Ilkor return to pick up the ruum it had accidently left behind on Earth?
    • A. 

      The commander forgot all about it and never came back to get it.

    • B. 

      The ruum was too hard to find

    • C. 

      The Ilkor got into a fight with a raider ship, whic left both ships, semimolten, radioactive, and full of dead crew.

    • D. 

      The Illkor accidentally hit a star and exploded into a million pieces.

  • 3. 
    What was Jim looking for?
    • A. 

      Ukranium

    • B. 

      Uranium

    • C. 

      Unanium

    • D. 

      Urenium

  • 4. 
    Where did his plane take him?
    • A. 

      The Colorado Rockies

    • B. 

      The South American Rockies

    • C. 

      The African Rockies

    • D. 

      The Canadian Rockies

  • 5. 
    Why did Jim bring a gun with him?
    • A. 

      To fight off the grizzly bears and kill rabbits to eat

    • B. 

      To fight off the ruum

    • C. 

      To kill bad men

    • D. 

      To go hunting

  • 6. 
    What did he discover while making plans for lunch?
    • A. 

      An outdoor butcher shop of cool animals like deer, sheep, and elk.

    • B. 

      A great assorment of animal bodies neatly lined up in a triple row that line up as paralysed animals from recent times all the way to pre-historic times.

    • C. 

      A great variety of animal bodies neatly lined up in a double row that line up from recent times to pre-historic times

    • D. 

      A great assortment of paralysed or dead animals from recent times to pre-historic times neatly lined up in many rows.

  • 7. 
    How fast did the ruum approach Jim?
    • A. 

      20 mph

    • B. 

      10 mph

    • C. 

      5 mph

    • D. 

      15 mph

  • 8. 
    How much does Jim weigh?
    • A. 

      149 lbs

    • B. 

      194 lbs

    • C. 

      148 lbs

    • D. 

      146 lbs

  • 9. 
    What did Jim do to try to slow the ruum's chase down?
    • A. 

      Tried to cross a stream of water

    • B. 

      Tried to climb a huge boulder

    • C. 

      Tried to climb a huge tree

    • D. 

      Tried to shoot more bullets at the ruum

  • 10. 
    What did Jim do to stop the ruum from climbing and getting him.
    • A. 

      Threw big rocks at the ruum, which broke it's claws and other parts

    • B. 

      Dumped lots of water on the ruum to make it's parts not work

    • C. 

      Shoot at the ruums' claws and rope to try to break it's parts so it would have to take a detour

    • D. 

      Shoot arrows at the ruum to weaken it and make it take the detour.

  • 11. 
    What does Jim hallucinate during the night?
    • A. 

      A ghost following him through the woods with a knife

    • B. 

      His little girl following him screaming "daddy"

    • C. 

      His best friend in the army chasing him calling out for help

    • D. 

      His wife standing with outstretched arms.

  • 12. 
    What was Jim's plan if he couldn't bomb the ruum?
    • A. 

      Shoot himself with his riffle

    • B. 

      Hang himself with a rope

    • C. 

      Use some of the explosives and explode himself up

    • D. 

      Keep running for dear life

  • 13. 
    What attacks the ruum?
    • A. 

      A mountain lion

    • B. 

      A grizzly bear

    • C. 

      A black bear

    • D. 

      A polar bear

  • 14. 
    What did the ruum do when he got Jim?
    • A. 

      Kill him

    • B. 

      Paralyse him

    • C. 

      Kiss him

    • D. 

      Inspect him and then placed him back on the ground

  • 15. 
    What were Walt and Jim going to use to get money from?
    • A. 

      Uranium Jim found

    • B. 

      The paralysed prehistoric animals Jim found

    • C. 

      The grizzly bear meat

    • D. 

      The fish Jim caught

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