5th - The Journal Of Wong Ming-chung

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5th - The Journal Of Wong Ming-chung
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  • 1. 
    What did the Chinese men do after they were run off their claim?
    • A. 

      They took a ship back to China.

    • B. 

      They started a bank in San Francisco.

    • C. 

      They went away to build levees.


  • 2. 
    In town, why does Uncle let Wong Ming-Chung do the talking?
    • A. 

      Wong Ming- Chung speaks better English

    • B. 

      Wong Ming-Chung is more clever than Uncle

    • C. 

      Wong Ming-Chung knows more about gold


  • 3. 
    Why does the river look like a battlefield?
    • A. 

      The river has lots of broken rockers strewn about the river bank

    • B. 

      The river banks are filled with holes

    • C. 

      There are many dead bodies


  • 4. 
    Why did  Uncle say such hurtful things to Wong Ming-Chung?
    • A. 

      He said hurtful things because he did not want Wong to go with him

    • B. 

      He said hurtful things because he thought Wong would be better off with Fox

    • C. 

      He said hurtful things because he is a mean and angry uncle.


  • 5. 
    Why do the Americans laugh at Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle when they register their claim?
    • A. 

      They laugh because they are willing to pay so much money for the claim

    • B. 

      They laugh because of the funny way Uncle and Wong are dressed

    • C. 

      They laugh because they think there is no gold left at the claim


  • 6. 
    Why do Wong  Ming-Chung and Uncle go from abandoned claim to abandoned claim?
    • A. 

      They find gold dust the others have left behind.

    • B. 

      They find large gold nuggets the size of melons.

    • C. 

      They are helping to build levees.


  • 7. 
    What does Wong Ming-Chung want to do with the money he and Uncle make from the gold?
    • A. 

      He would like to return to China and live like a king.

    • B. 

      He would like to open a bank and have Wong work for him.

    • C. 

      He would like to buy a store and bring some of the cousins over from China.


  • 8. 
    Why do Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle make themselves look dirty and shabby on their trip to Sacramento?
    • A. 

      They don't want anyone to suspect they have a basket filled with gold.

    • B. 

      They are afraid of kidnappers.

    • C. 

      They are so poor they can't pay for a bath


  • 9. 
    When people ask Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle questions, Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle
    • A. 

      Introduce themselves

    • B. 

      Smile and say little

    • C. 

      Answer proudly


  • 10. 
    What is new in Sacramento?
    • A. 

      The gold rush

    • B. 

      The buildings

    • C. 

      The deposit slips


  • 11. 
    The only signs that humans had been to the river were the rotting rockers and ruined shacks. A rocker is
    • A. 

      A river boulder that is very large and very old

    • B. 

      A person who enjoys skipping rocks on water

    • C. 

      A tool used to separate gold from sand or dirt


  • 12. 
    A line from the journal says, "We've camped for the night on an abandoned claim." What is a claim in this sentence?
    • A. 

      A piece of paper that says where you are from

    • B. 

      A section of land that belongs to someone

    • C. 

      A city street that has been suddenly abandoned


  • 13. 
    What does it mean to prospect in this story?
    • A. 

      Defend a claim

    • B. 

      Cover your tracks

    • C. 

      Search for gold


  • 14. 
    Uncle says he doesn't see how they'd get rich piling up dirt for levees. A levee is
    • A. 

      A dirt bank that keeps a river from overflowing

    • B. 

      A business person who buys, trades, and sells gold

    • C. 

      A green leafy vegetable used in Chinese cooking


  • 15. 
    The owner of the claim probably thought there would be nuggets just waiting to be picked upriver. A nugget is
    • A. 

      A round fruit

    • B. 

      A thick forest

    • C. 

      A solid lump


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