Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Worksheet
20th Century U.S. History
What is the difference between prejudice and suspicion?
What do you know about life in America around 1960?
WHILE VIEWING QUESTIONS
What is life like on Maple Street at the beginning of the episode?
What event sets the plot of the episode in motion?
What does Tommy tell Steve and Charlie?
What happens to Goodman’s car?
Prediction: How do you think the people of Maple Street will react to this occurrence?
How do the people on Maple Street single out Les Goodman? What qualities of his cause the reaction?
What does Charlie do with the shotgun? Why? How does he react?
Why does Charlie claim to know who the monster is?
Who is watching what is happening on Maple Street? What is their perspective?
POST-VIEWING QUESTIONS (COMPLETE SENTENCES! FINISH FOR HOMEWORK!)
What “Monsters” does the title refer to? Why do you think that?
Where is Maple Street? Why did the author choose to set the story here?
What events or attitudes from the 1950s do you think inspired the “morality tale” of this episode? How
is this episode connected to McCarthyism??