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5th - Parmele

15 Questions
5th - Parmele

5th Open Court Reading Assessment

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Littles traveled to Parmele by
    • A. 

      Bus

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      Train

  • 2. 
    What did Pa do for a living?
    • A. 

      He was a sharecropper

    • B. 

      He was a shopkeeper

    • C. 

      He was a carpenter

  • 3. 
    What is Pa most afraid of?
    • A. 

      Pa is most afraid of the chain gangs they pass on the way to Parmele.

    • B. 

      Pa is most afraid of the crickets that buzz the night lights on the back deck.

    • C. 

      Pa is most afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard.

  • 4. 
    What did the Marcus Garvey group talk about and plan to do?
    • A. 

      They talked about the beauty and strength of blackness and planned the return of black people to Africa.

    • B. 

      They talked about the great black leader Garvey and how they would build him a memorial.

    • C. 

      They talked about how to win the rights of black people.

  • 5. 
    What did Pa keep in a jar on the front-room mantel?
    • A. 

      Pa kept the top joint of his right thumb in the jar.

    • B. 

      Pa kept dill pickles in the jar.

    • C. 

      Pa kept the jar empty with the hope of putting money in it later.

  • 6. 
    What was so funny about Pa's scary stories?
    • A. 

      They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and when asked what happened next, he would say, "Oh, I left after that."

    • B. 

      They were funny, because they always ended with a joke.

    • C. 

      They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and make everyone sing along.

  • 7. 
    Why did Pa's prayers bring tears to everyone's eyes?
    • A. 

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because they were tears of happiness.

    • B. 

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because he talked about this being the last time he would see his family.

    • C. 

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because Granny always cried so much when the family left.

  • 8. 
    Why did Pa finally move to Washington, D.C.?
    • A. 

      He moved to D.C. to be closer to his great Aunt.

    • B. 

      He moved to D.C. for a job in the White House.

    • C. 

      He moved to D.C. because he had a stroke and Mamma and Daddy took care of him.

  • 9. 
    When it was time for the LIttles to leave Pa's house, Pa always
    • A. 

      Bought them presents

    • B. 

      Pretended to be sick

    • C. 

      Stayed in his room

  • 10. 
    What is this story mostly about?
    • A. 

      A family visits a grandfather in a small town.

    • B. 

      Parmele was not a train town or a mill town.

    • C. 

      Pa had to move to Washington because he had a stroke.

  • 11. 
    Granny bent over the collards in her garden. Collards are
    • A. 

      A patch of white clouds

    • B. 

      A group of friendly kittens

    • C. 

      A green leafy vegetable

  • 12. 
    In one of his ghost stories, Pa said they would commence hearing strange sounds. What does commence mean?
    • A. 

      Begin

    • B. 

      Pretend

    • C. 

      Study

  • 13. 
    Granny sewed patchwork quilts out of leftover material. A patchwork quilt
    • A. 

      Has lots of holes

    • B. 

      Is made from scraps

    • C. 

      Is made out of pure wood

  • 14. 
    Pa was a sharecropper who worked in the fields. A sharecropper is someone who
    • A. 

      Farms someone else's land and gets paid with a share of the crops

    • B. 

      Offers to give some of his own land to someone who has none

    • C. 

      Owns his own land and has other people raise crops on it for him

  • 15. 
    When Pa told a story, you could almost feel all those scary spirits hovering. To hover means to
    • A. 

      Jump or hop up and down

    • B. 

      Run and hide behind something

    • C. 

      Hang or float above something