The Day the Earth Shook
Authentic Literary Text, Lexile 680
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The Day the Earth Shook (ReadWorks)
Why does Hideki think of the ground as solid at the beginning of the story? Support your answer with evidence from the passage.
What does the author mean by writing that “the triangles were dancing around”?
What turns out not to be as solid as Hideki thought?
How do Hideki and his classmates respond to the earthquake?
What does Hideki learn about the cause of earthquakes from his sister?
Does Hideki still think of the ground as being solid at the end of the story? Explain why or why not, using evidence from the passage.
End of Passage Quiz