ABC Vocab 1
ABC 2
Sound of Thunder
Soft Rains & Illustrated Man
Literary Devices
100

to put at risk, endanger

jeopardize 

100

There's going to be a _____________ decrease next semester for all students attending college.

tuition

100

Who is the author of A Sound of Thunder?

Ray Bradbury

100

What happened to the family who lived in the house from the story There Will Come Soft Rains?

They died in a nuclear explosion.

100

this literary device uses sights, sounds, smells, tastes, & feelings

imagery

200

with a great deal of passion and dedication

fervently

200

Samantha had to _____________to get her friend to sell her violin for 50 Yuan.

haggle

200

Who is Eckels' Safari Guide?

Travis

200

How was the illustrated man dressed?

He wore his wool shirt buttoned tight about his neck and his sleeves were rolled and buttoned down over his thick wrists.

200

A comparison using “like” or “as”

Simile

300

to rise above and beyond the limits of the universe

transcend

300

Fortunately the horrible smell will _________ once we open the windows.

dissipate

300

What material is the Path made up of?

Anti-gravity metal

300

Who is (are) the antagonist (s) in "The Veldt?"

Wendy, Peter, and The Nursery

300

Giving human characteristics to something not human.

Personification

400

rudeness, lack of respect

impudence

400

What is the only way the Monkey King could escape from being trapped under the rock?

Revert to his original state

400

In the Sound of Thunder, the future is altered because_____

Eckels didn’t follow instructions.

400

In "The Prologue," what does the Illustrated Man say his illustrations can do?

The illustrations predict the future

400

A comparison of two unalike things not using  “like” or “as.”

Metaphor

500

a messenger sent on behalf of someone of power or respect

emissary

500

What is the central theme of American Born Chinese?

Finding and taking pride in one’s identity (overcoming stereotypes) 

500

In The Sound of Thunder, the climax of the story occurs when ____

When Eckels kills the butterfly.

500

How old is The Illustrated Man?

70 years old

500

Hints or clues given by the author about  events that will happen later.

Foreshadowing

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