The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these statements would be unimportant in a summary of Act I?

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    The power fails, telephones and portable radios do not work, and cars will not start.

    A boy says that the aliens would not like it if the neighbors left the town.

    A man reminds his neighbors that his family has lived on the street for five years.

    A roar and a flash of light interrupt the usual events in a neighborhood one evening.

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these details would not be important in a summary of the action of Act I?

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    Electric appliances stop working.

    Neighbors wonder who among them is an alien.

    Pete Van Horn is tall and thin.

    Tommy says that no one should leave town.

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    At the climax, what single message underlies all of the characters' statements?

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    I want my lights back on!

    I never believed in aliens!

    Somebody, call the police!

    Pick on them, not on me!

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What can you conclude from the dialogue between Figures One and Two at the conclusion of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”?

    answer choices

    They know how to control meteors and sunspots.

    They will settle on Maple Street as human beings.

    This is not the first town they have visited.

    They are successful only in small towns.

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement best summarizes the theme of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”?

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    If everyone is suspected of being dangerous, then no one is dangerous.

    Good neighbors should not object to being observed by the police.

    Neighborhoods should be prepared for an invasion from outer space.

    When neighbors suspect one another, they can destroy their community.

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which of these lines best expresses the theme of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”?

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    “No … no … it's nothing of the sort! I don't know why the lights are on.”

    “Maybe Peter there was trying to tell us something.”

    "They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find … and it's themselves.”

    “I was just tryin' to … tryin' to protect my home, that's all!”

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Steve Brand:

    answer choices

    Probably the most sensible and calm character, seems to be a leader.

    He goes over to the next street to see if they lost power, shot and killed.

    The narrator and producer of the Twilight Zone series

    Tells her neighbors that her husband works on a ham radio in the basement

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Pete VanHorn:

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    He helps draw suspicion to Les, then directs it to Steve when he finds out about the radio

    He goes over to the next street to see if they lost power, shot and killed

    He is the first to be accused of causing the odd occurrences

    The most belligerent of the neighbors, shoots and kills his neighbor

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
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    Rod Serling:

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    The narrator and producer of the Twilight Zone series.

    Tells her neighbors that her husband works on a ham radio in the basement.

    He proposes that the odd occurrences are caused by aliens.

    The most belligerent of the neighbors, shoots and kills his neighbor.

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In Act I, what motivates Steve to explain the flash of light by talking about meteors and sunspots?

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    He is from outer space and wants to act like a human being.

    He knows a lot about science and wants to educate his neighbors.

    He wants to reassure himself that there is nothing to fear.

    He wants to find the meteor and sell it to a collector.

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