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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; https://www. Lasalle. Edu/~didio/courses/hon462/hon462_assets/sound _of_thunder. Read moreHtm


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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Travis, Eckels and Lesperance.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mr. Travis, Eckels, and Lesperance. These three characters are mentioned in the question as being part of the story. It is implied that they play significant roles in the narrative, and therefore, they can be considered the main characters. The other options provided in the question do not mention these characters or provide any context for their involvement in the story.

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  • 2. 

    What are they hunting in the story that is so dangerous?

    • A.

      Endangered species from South Africa

    • B.

      Dinosaurs

    • C.

      Other people

    Correct Answer
    B. Dinosaurs
    Explanation
    In the story, they are hunting something that is extremely dangerous. The mention of dinosaurs as the correct answer suggests that the story involves a scenario where dinosaurs are the target of the hunt. This implies that the story is set in a time or place where dinosaurs still exist and are considered a dangerous species to hunt.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Keith
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Keith because the question asks who had won the election, and the options provided do not include any information about Keith winning the election. Therefore, the correct answer is that no one won the election, as it ended in a tie.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Stay on the path
    Explanation
    During the hunt, the participants are instructed to stay on the path. This is likely because straying from the designated path can lead to various consequences such as getting lost, disturbing the natural habitat of the animals, or even encountering dangerous situations. By staying on the path, the hunters can ensure their safety, maintain the integrity of the hunt, and increase their chances of a successful and ethical experience.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. It's afraid that they will change something about the past that will alter the future.
    Explanation
    The government's fear is that if the company hunts in the past, they might change something that could have significant consequences on the future. This implies that altering the past could potentially disrupt the course of events and have unpredictable effects on the present and future.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. They're marked with red paint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the animals are marked with red paint. This means that the hunters can identify which animals to shoot based on the red markings. This method helps them differentiate between the animals that are targeted for hunting and those that are not.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The sound of the Tyrannosaurus Rex
    Explanation
    In the story "A Sound of Thunder," the first sound of thunder is caused by the Tyrannosaurus Rex. This suggests that the massive dinosaur's movements or roars were so powerful that they created a sound similar to thunder. The story revolves around time travel to the prehistoric era, where the protagonist and his team hunt dinosaurs. The sound of the Tyrannosaurus Rex serves as a significant event in the narrative, creating tension and foreshadowing the chaotic consequences that follow.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He goes off the path
    Explanation
    Eckels goes off the path, which angers the others and puts them in danger. By going off the designated path, Eckels disrupts the carefully planned and controlled environment of the time travel expedition. This action not only demonstrates recklessness and disregard for the rules, but it also potentially alters the course of history. The others threaten to leave him behind because his actions jeopardize the safety of the group and the integrity of their mission.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Deutscher has won the presidency
    Explanation
    In the given story, the fact that Deutscher has won the presidency indicates that something is different and wrong when the characters return home. This suggests a shift in power and potentially a negative change in the political landscape. It implies that the country may be heading in a direction that the characters do not agree with or find troubling. The outcome of Deutscher winning the presidency creates a sense of unease and suggests a dystopian or authoritarian society.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. A butterfly
    Explanation
    Eckels finds a dead butterfly on the bottom of his shoe.

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