Life As We Knew It Chapters 15 through 17 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 fifteen through seventeen 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:
- Mom’s feelings about needing Miranda’s help
- Why Mrs. Nesbitt believes it is better that Miranda visit daily
- What Mrs. Nesbitt wants Miranda’s mom to know
- The significance of people moving plywood into their living rooms
- Miranda’s feelings following the death of Mrs. Nesbitt
- Mrs. Nesbitt’s pendant
- The alarming discovery at Mrs. Nesbitt’s house following her death
- Gray snow and the blizzard
- Miranda and Jonny’s plan to help Matt find his way home
- Jonny’s discovery about the family’s eating habits
- Matt’s suggested diet change
- The fantasy that plays out in Miranda’s head
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