There Will Come Soft Rains
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the story's setting? 
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     January 17, 1948, following a nuclear blast.
    August 4, 2026, after a nuclear blast. 
    May 5, 2012 
    In the distant future.
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. What happened to the family who lived in this house? 
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    There are no clues about the family's current location.
    They moved to another neighborhood.
    They decided to spend a weekend away from home.
    They died in a nuclear explosion. 
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. Why does the first sentence turn out to be ironic? 
    In the living room the voice-clock sang, "Tick-tock, seven o'clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o'clock!" as if it were afraid that nobody would."
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    It really isn't 7:00. 
    There is no one in the house to get up or hear the clock. 
    The clock says tick tock instead of actually ticking.
     The story is set in the future, but clocks are still used.
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.  Which of the following describes the tone of the house's announcements?
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    pleasant
    lonley
    sarcastic/nasty
    threatening
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. How does the voice clock respond to the fact that no one reacts to it? 
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    It asks why no-one is responding.
     It becomes louder. 
    It turns itself off. 
    It continues doing it's job. 
  • Question 6
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following accurately describes the nursery at 4:30?
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    Glowing with fire, which destroys the painted animals
    The walls are lit up artificially with images of jungle animals, which move and make noise
    It is outdoors and set up like a small zoo full of jungle animals
    It is painted like a desert, and the animals in it make noises of distress.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following functions does the house NOT perform?
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    Cooking
    Cleaning
    Announcing time
    Flying
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence contains personification? 
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    The room was ablaze in an instance.
    The wall sprays let down showers of mechanical rain.
    At ten o'clock the house began to die. 
    The quenching rain ceased. 
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. What mood is created by a setting in which all domestic functions are performed by machines and none by humans?
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    cheerful and exhilarating
    repulsive and horrifying
    homey and reassuring
    impersonal and chilling
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What is on the west side of the house?
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    A garden.
    The kitchen.
    The silhouettes of the deceased family members.
    A dying dog.
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. How did the dog die?
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    Starvation and lack of human care.
    Nuclear blast.
    It was attacked by robot mice.
    The house killed it.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What does Sara Teasdale's poem suggest about humanity and nature?
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    Humans are essential for nature to continue.
    Mankind is a blemish on nature.
    There is no connection.
    Technology is more important than humans.
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What time did the house begin to die?
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    7 am
    Noon
    5 pm
    10 pm
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What is the overall tone of this story?
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    Horrific
    Joyful
    Humorous
    Ironic
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is a theme from the story?
    answer choices
    Technology is amazing and should be used whenever possible.
    Nuclear weapons are essential to survival.
    Humans should be wary of technology and it's potential to make humans disposable.
    Eat lots of bacon.
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