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Goin' Someplace Special

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This quiz tests reading comprehension on the story "Goin' Someplace Special"

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  • 1. 
    On page 18, Tricia Ann says she is going to "wash down"Jimmy Lee's pretzel". What does the author mean by wash down?  
    • A. 

      Hose the pretzel off of the side walk.

    • B. 

      Wash the pretzels with butter

    • C. 

      Drink something to clear the food in her throat.

    • D. 

      Scrub the preztle stain out of her clothes

  • 2. 
    The Southland hotel is described as spectacular.  Which word means the same thing as spectacular 
    • A. 

      Run down

    • B. 

      Beautiful

    • C. 

      Very expensive

    • D. 

      Two-story

  • 3. 
    At the beginning of the story, Grandma is tying Tricia Ann's sash.  Which word means the same as sash?
    • A. 

      A cloth belt

    • B. 

      A hair ribbon

    • C. 

      Shoelaces

    • D. 

      A button

  • 4. 
    Trician Ann recalled a bus trip that she had taken with her grandmother.  What does the word recalled mean? 
    • A. 

      Rode the same bus

    • B. 

      Called the bus again

    • C. 

      Went home on the same bus

    • D. 

      Remembered a past bus trip

  • 5. 
    Which one of these is NOT a reason Tricia Ann gave up her seat to Mrs. Grannell?
    • A. 

      Tricia Ann was getting off at the next stop.

    • B. 

      There were no more seats available in the Blacks Only Section

    • C. 

      Tricia Ann was going to sit up front in the bus

    • D. 

      Mrs. Grannell was carrying heavy grocery bags.

  • 6. 
    Why did Tricia Ann's face fall when she jumped off the Whites Only Bench? 
    • A. 

      She was upset that she could not sit there.

    • B. 

      She was going to have to sit on another bench.

    • C. 

      Someone was mean to her.

    • D. 

      She lost her purse.

  • 7. 
    How does Jimmy Lee relate to Tricia Ann not being able to sit on a bench at the fountain that her grandfather helped to build? 
    • A. 

      He says he wants to sit on a bench at the fountain also.

    • B. 

      He reminds her that she can sit on the bench marked Colored People

    • C. 

      He says that his brother, Jesse, can't eat at a restaurant where he cooks the food.

    • D. 

      He shares a story about not being able to drink from a Whites Only Waterfountain.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      She had been twirling and was dizzy.

    • B. 

      She was tired.

    • C. 

      She tripped on a rock.

    • D. 

      Her shoes were too big.

  • 9. 
    What does Grandmother say abou the silly signs? 
    • A. 

      That Tricia Ann better obey them or she'll get into trouble.

    • B. 

      That one day all of the signs will be taken down.

    • C. 

      That they are funny.

    • D. 

      That they can tell you where to sit, but not what to think.

  • 10. 
    Who is Blooming Mary? 
    • A. 

      An old woman to works in the flower shop.

    • B. 

      An old woman who takes care of the church garden for free.

    • C. 

      An old woman who takes care of the church garden as a job.

    • D. 

      An old woman who works at the library.

  • 11. 
    How did Tricia Ann end up in a Whites Only Hotel? 
    • A. 

      She was curious and just walked in.

    • B. 

      She came in using the Colored entrance on the side.

    • C. 

      She snuck inside with other people.

    • D. 

      She was rushed inside with a crowd of fans.

  • 12. 
    Why is the public library "someplace special?"  
    • A. 

      Because Tricia Ann can check out books on her own.

    • B. 

      Because Tricia Ann can read all the books for free.

    • C. 

      Because the public library is open to people of all races.

    • D. 

      Because her best friend meets her there.

  • 13. 
    What does Hickey's sister tell him when Hickey asks Tricia Ann to come into the Grand Music Palace? 
    • A. 

      There aren't enough seats for Tricia Ann.

    • B. 

      Colored people can't come in the front door

    • C. 

      Colored people aren't allowed in the Grand Music Palace.

    • D. 

      Hurry up, we're going to be late.

  • 14. 
    How does Tricia Ann feel when she arrives at the Public Libary? 
    • A. 

      Ashamed and embarassed

    • B. 

      Angry and hurt

    • C. 

      Ecstatic

    • D. 

      Bored

  • 15. 
    The story says the library looked, "proud in the summer sun".  This is an example of: 
    • A. 

      Onomatopeia

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Rhyme