The Bass, The River, And Sheila Mant

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  • 1. 
    The narrator is 14 and Sheila is...
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      18


  • 2. 
    While Sheila sunbathed, the narrator tried to impress her by...
    • A. 

      Talking about fishing

    • B. 

      Showing off his diving ability

    • C. 

      Swimming to the far side of the pond

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 3. 
    On the way to Dixford, Sheila talks about all of the following EXCEPT...
    • A. 

      Going to college

    • B. 

      Tanning

    • C. 

      Swimming

    • D. 

      Her hair


  • 4. 
    The narrator  _________________ before he picked Sheila up to go to Dixford.
    • A. 

      Put his fishing rod in the canoe

    • B. 

      Called Eric Caswell

    • C. 

      Asked his dad to use the car

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 5. 
    As Sheila and the narrator head to Dixford, Sheila admits she...
    • A. 

      Likes the narrator

    • B. 

      Dislikes fishing

    • C. 

      Likes Corvettes

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 6. 
    As Sheila and the narrator head to Dixford, the narrator...
    • A. 

      Notices the stars are unusually bright

    • B. 

      Hooks the biggest bass ever

    • C. 

      Sheila calls him funny

    • D. 

      Shouts "I love you Sheila Mant"


  • 7. 
    The conflict of this story occurs when ____________________.
    • A. 

      The narrator must decide to take the canoe or the Corvette to Dixford

    • B. 

      Hooks the bass and secretly struggles between staying with Sheila or landing the fish

    • C. 

      Gets in an argument with Eric Caswell and wrestles the entire Dartmouth rowing team

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 8. 
    The Connecticut River defines the border between ____________________.
    • A. 

      Maine and New Hampshire

    • B. 

      New Hampshire and Vermont

    • C. 

      Vermont and New York

    • D. 

      New York and Pennsylvania


  • 9. 
    The climax of the story is when the narrator chooses to _________________.
    • A. 

      Leave the dance alone

    • B. 

      Fight Eric

    • C. 

      Cut the line and release the bass

    • D. 

      Kiss Sheila


  • 10. 
    The falling action of this story occurs when Sheila ____________________.
    • A. 

      Leaves with Eric in his Corvette

    • B. 

      Says that the narrator is a "funny kid"

    • C. 

      Both A and B apply

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 11. 
    The resolution of this story is when the narrators says __________________.
    • A. 

      "I gotta get me a Corvette"

    • B. 

      "I like the Connecticut River more than Sheila Mant"

    • C. 

      "...and I never made the same mistake again."

    • D. 

      "Dancing is stupid!"


  • 12. 
    The three "fish" in this story could be:
    • A. 

      The bass, the narrator, and Sheila

    • B. 

      The bass, Eric Caswell, and Sheila

    • C. 

      The bass, Dixford, and Dartmouth

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 13. 
    The conflict that applies in this story is...
    • A. 

      Person vs. person (narrator vs. Eric)

    • B. 

      Person vs. nature (narrator vs. bass)

    • C. 

      Person vs. self (narrator vs. decision between the fish and Sheila)

    • D. 

      Both B and C apply


  • 14. 
    A fishing lure is a device attached to the end of a fishing line to attract fish. Lures in this story could be...
    • A. 

      The Rapala plug

    • B. 

      Sheila

    • C. 

      Eric Caswell's Corvette

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 15. 
    Perhaps it was easier for the narrator to forget Sheila. It was harder for the narrator to forget the bass because he___________________.
    • A. 

      Loved fishing more than anything.

    • B. 

      Realized he chose something over his real and true self and feelings.

    • C. 

      Both A and B apply

    • D. 

      None of the above


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