A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury: Summary, Analysis & Theme - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is one of the themes of the story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will assess your understanding of plot details and the themes explored in A Sound of Thunder.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Themes of the story
  • A rule set forth by one of the characters in the story
  • What the main character, Eckels, had to do to return to the present after traveling millions of years in the past
  • The meaning of the title
  • Concerns raised by the author in this story

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about A Sound of Thunder
  • Making connections: use understanding of the concept of consequence
  • Critical thinking: apply relevant concepts to examine information about the advances of technology in a different light
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about Bradbury's intent in writing A Sound of Thunder

Additional Learning

To learn more about this story, review the accompanying lesson called A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury: Summary, Analysis & Theme. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the plot
  • Understand Bradbury's concerns reflected in the story
  • Learn the major themes of the story