1.Which passage shows Eckels first indication that stepping off the path in the past may have altered the present?
a.Eckels stood smelling of the air, and there was a thing to the air, a chemical taint so subtle, so slight, that only a faint cry of his subliminal senses warned him it was there.
b. His face was cold. His mouth trembled, asking: “Who— Who won the presidential election yesterday?”
c.They moved silently across the room, taking their guns with them, toward the Machine, toward the silver metal and the roaring light
d.The Machine howled. Time was a film run backward. Suns fled and ten million moons fled after them
2.Which is an example of imagery in the story?
a. “The Monster’s dead, you idiot. The bullets! The bullets can’t be left behind. They don’t belong in the Past; they might change anything. Here’s my knife. Dig them out!”
b. They put on their oxygen helmets and tested the intercoms.
c. Far birds’ cries blew on a wind, and the smell of tar and an old salt sea, moist grasses, and flowers the color of blood.
d. A warm phlegm gathered in Eckels’ throat; he swallowed and pushed it down.
3. Which passage further underscores the danger the time travellers may face in the past?
- “This makes Africa seems like Illinois.”
- They cleaned their hands and faces. They changed their caking shirts and pants. Eckels was up and around again, not speaking. Travis glared at him for a full ten minutes.
- The jungle was high and the jungle was broad and the jungle was the entire world forever and forever
- The fog that had enveloped the Machine blew away and they were in an old time, a very old time indeed, three hunters and two Safari Heads with their blue metal guns across their knees
4. Which passage indicates that the trip into the past may be dangerous for the participants?
- A sound on the floor of the Time Machine stiffened them. Eckels sat there, shivering.
- The rifles cracked again. Their sound was lost in shriek and lizard thunder.
- Sign this release. Anything happens to you, we’re not responsible.
- It closed its mouth in a death grin.
5. Which passage is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
- If you disobey instructions, there’s a still penalty of another ten thousand dollars, plus possible government action, on your return.
- A touch of the hand and this burning would, on the instant, beautifully reverse itself.
- The jungle was silent. After the avalanche, a green peace. After the nightmare, morning.
- Perhaps only a soft breath, a whisper, a hair, pollen on the air, such a slight, slight change that unless you looked close you wouldn’t see it.