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‘The Day The World Almost Came to An End’ Guided Reading Questions 2

The Day the World Almost Came to An End

  1. What is the significance of the title to the story?
  2. Who are the characters of the story?
  3. Fro what perspective was the story told?
  4. What was happening to the persona?
  5. Give examples and identify the way religion was viewed.
  6. Where did the story take place?
  7. When was the prophesy predicted to take place?
  8. How did the father respond to the prophesy?
  9. List three sins the character identified she would be punished for?
  10. What happened on the night the persona thought the world was ending?
  11. How did she react?
  12. After the incident what changes took place?
  13. What was the general theme?
  14. What was the conflict?
  15. What was the climax?
  16. What was the resolution?
  17. Discuss the plot of the story.


The Day the World almost came to an End Questions

  • What is the setting of the story (time and place)?
  • What was the central feature of the protagonist/narrator’s life?
  • Why was the protagonist holding on to being a sinner?
  • Who gave the protagonist/narrator the idea that the world was about to reach its end?
  • How did this individual know that the world was about to end?
  • What part did the eclipse play in the belief that the ending of the world was imminent? Explain the theory behind this?
  • What part does the church/religion play in fueling the child’s misconception about the ending of the world?
  • Who did the narrator want to talk to? How did that person respond to her fears?
  • What were some of the things that the narrator viewed as a sin?
  • What was the result of the narrator’s growing paranoia?
  • What did the narrator do when she got herself under control?
  • What effect did this event have on the narrator as an adult?
  • What point of view is used in this short story?
  • What plot structure is used in this short?
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