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Free Study Guide-Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
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STUDY QUESTIONS /QUIZ

(answer key below)

1. In order of appearance, what are Cooger’s various identities?
A. Nephew, Cooger, Electrico
B. Cooger, Nephew, Electrico
C. Electico, Cooger, Nephew

2. Who tries to kill Charles?
A. The Dust Witch
B. Dark
C. The Dwarf

3. How does Charles discover how to defeat the carnival?
A. He reads it in a newspaper clipping.
B. He sees it on the flier.
C. As he is about to die, he discovers a method.

4. What do Will and Jim nail to the roof of the house at the start of the story?
A. A carnival flier
B. A lightning rod
C. A hot air balloon


5. Who was born on Halloween?
A. Will Halloway
B. Jim Nightshade
C. Mr. Dark

6. What kind of books does Jim read?
A. White-hat books
B. Black-hat books
C. Alphabet books

7. Who lives with Jim?
A. His mother, father, and two brothers
B. His father and two brothers
C. His mother

8. How does Will crash the Dust Witch’s balloon?
A. He shoots at it from his roof with his archery set.
B. He shoots at it from an abandoned roof with his archery set.
C. He stabs the balloon with an arrow from his archery set while on an abandoned roof.

9. Where do Will and Jim hide as the carnival parade passes?
A. In Miss Foley’s house
B. Behind the cigar store
C. In a grate under the sidewalk

10. What characters definitely join the carnival before its defeat?
A. Jim, Will, Charles
B. Jim, Tom Fury, Mr. Crosetti, Miss Foley
C. Tom Fury and Miss Foley

11. How does Charles spend most of his evenings?
A. By the fire with his wife
B. At the saloon
C. At the library

12. What is the theater?
A. The place where Will and Jim watch movies
B. The place where Will and Jim see a couple engaged in sexual activities
C. The place where Will and Jim hide out to get away from their parents

13. What is dangerous about the mirror maze?
A. It makes people see who they’d like to be.
B. It makes people dizzy.
C. It makes people see other people as they’d like them to be.

14. What happens to Cooger?
A. He is changed from the nephew to Mr. Electrico, and is eventually so old he turns to dust.
B. Charles kills him.
C. He survives to help Dark attempt to defeat Charles and Will.

15. What happens to the freaks?
A. They try to kill Charles and Will.
B. They hide under the circus tents.
C. They run away when Dark dies.

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