50 pages 1 hour read

Ray Bradbury

The Veldt

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1950

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer questions on key plot points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Reading Check

1. What “setting” is the nursey set on?

2. What is notable about the Happylife Home?

3. What reason does Lydia give for the nursery being stuck on one setting?

4. Why do Mr. and Mrs. Hadley want to take the family on vacation?

5. What happens to Mr. and Mrs. Hadley at the end of the story?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What is Peter suggesting when he tells his father not to consider shutting off the house?

2. What was the original purpose of the nurseries?

3. What do the bloody scarf and wallet foreshadow?

4. What might be the significance of the children’s names, Peter and Wendy?

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