"All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury
What does this passage show about the change in the students'
attitude?----"They stood as if someone had driven them with so many stakes
into the floor. They looked at each other and then looked away...They could
not meet each other's glances. Their faces were solemn and pale. They looked
at their hands and feet, their faces down." (p110) a) They now feel sorry
for Margot. b) They are sad about the rain starting again so soon. c) They
now realize how cruel they have been. d) All of the above. e) None of the
What does the title of the story mean? a) It all happened
on a summer day. b) Since the period of sun was so short, the kids were
forced to live a whole summer in a day. c) The summer seemed like it lasted
only a day. d) The days are long in the summer.
What point is made about Margot when the story says that
the rain had washed "the blue from her eyes and the red from her mouth
and the yellow from her hair"? a) The lack of sun is making her pale.
b) She hated the rain. c) She was very sensitive to rain. d) The rain was
draining the life out of her.
Locking Margot up is especially mean because...a) she is
afraid of the dark. b) sunshine is so rare on this planet. c) she has no
friends. d) she cries when she is locked up.
The main purpose of the story is probably...a) to provide
a picture of what everyday life on Venus might be like. b) to show how
weather conditions can affect your personality. c) To show how nine year
old kids are. d) to show how differences can make some people a target
Margot's background makes her feel...a) different from her
classmates. b) better than her classmates. c) sympathetic toward her classmates
because they haven't seen the sun. d) angry toward her classmates.
The main conflict of the story was...a) the
kids of Venus vs. the rain and nature. b) William vs. Margot, c) The kids
vs. someone different. d) Margot vs. the teacher for not helping her. e)
the kids vs. themselves.
The first thing the kids notice as soon as the rain stops
is...a) the warmth. b) the brightness. c) the mud everywhere. d) the silence.
Ray Bradbury compares the jungle on Venus to...a) tentacles
of an octopus. b) the color of white cheese. c) the color of the moon.
d) All of the above. e) None of the above.
When the kids open the door at the end, Margot's most likely
reaction would be...a) to scream and attack William for making her miss
the sun. b) To run outside into the rain. c) To sit in the corner of the
closet crying. d) To yell at the teacher to punish William and the kids.