Worst Game Ever
Reading Comprehension Quiz
Which of the following is NOT a reason for the failure of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
Atari did not test the game before its release.
The programmer was not given enough time to finish the game properly.
Atari made too many copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
The game was released on a new system that only a small number of people owned.
Which of the following were effects of the failure of E.T the Extra-Terrestrial?
Perhaps a million or more copies of the game were buried in the desert.
Atari lost over $100 million.
The video game industry sunk into a deep depression.
All of the above
How do you know this? Use the text in your answer.
Which of the following was NOT listed as a reason why E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is considered one of the worst games ever?
The graphics were bad.
The soundtrack was annoying.
A short time limit made the game frustrating.
Players would get stuck in holes.
Which happened first?
Atari buried millions of cartridges and game consoles in the New Mexico desert.
The entire video game industry sank into a deep decline.
Steven Spielberg suggested that the E.T. video game should be like Pac-Man.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game was released to the public.
Who programmed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
Howard Scott Warshaw
How do you know this? Cite the text in your response.
When was the game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial released?
According to the text, which group of people would like playing E.T.?
People who enjoyed playing Raiders of the Lost Ark
People who really enjoyed watching the movie
People who liked playing fast, fun games
People who stuck with the game despite its flaws
Why did Atari decide to skip testing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
Testing games was not common until long after E.T. was released.
Testing was too expensive.
They were in a hurry to release the game for the holiday season.
Spielberg would not allow testing.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your reply.
Which statement is TRUE?
Every copy of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ever sold was eventually returned.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial sold a lot fewer copies than Atari was hoping it would.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was one of the best selling video games of all time despite its flaws.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was one of the worst selling games of all time.
Which is NOT a reason cited in the text as to why E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial should have been successful?
Atari spent over $125 million on its production.
Howard Scott Warshaw programmed the game.
The gameplay was smooth and enjoyable.
The game was based on an extremely popular movie.
Worst Game Ever