Life As We Knew It Chapters 1 through 4 Quiz and Answer Key
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is a dystopian novel with elements of science fiction and is told from the first-person perspective of a teenage girl, who shares her story in journal entry format. The book is a good fit for grades six through twelve and addresses many significant themes including the importance of family, the fragility of society, and the resilience of the human spirit.
For those interested in teaching this piece of young adult fiction, this set of two quizzes covering chapters one through four will facilitate a variety of tasks. For example, educators will be able to eliminate at-home assessment planning and expedite the grading/data collection process by way of objective questioning. Furthermore, educators will be able to evaluate a reader’s general text comprehension with emphasis on setting, characters, and conflicts. Additionally, educators will be able to re-assess struggling readers, if needed, with an alternate short answer quiz option. Answer keys are provided.
As an alternative to post-reading comprehension checks, these assessment materials may also serve as guided reading worksheets to provide students with more purposeful reading experiences. Readers who struggle to discern significant plot details independently will be able to isolate key information in a supported manner.
More specifically, questions pertain to the following important details:
- The relationship between Miranda and her mother
- The neighbors’ collective reaction to the meteor strike
- The subsequent natural disasters that occur
- The significance of school not being cancelled the following day
- Miranda’s heroism in the face of disaster
- People’s peculiar purchasing habits at the supermarket
- Rumors that begin to circulate
- Miranda’s step-mother and her condition
- Megan’s alarming response to the worldwide disaster
- Matt’s arrival home and his comments on heroism
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