"Miracle's Boys"

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This quiz is over the novel "Miracle's Boys" by Jacqueline Woodson. The quiz asks questions about what happens in the novel and what the reader can infer from the novel.

  
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  • 1. 
    Why doesn't Lafayette play with his friend Smitty as much as he used to?
    • A. 

      Smitty keeps making fun of Lafayette's old, worn-out shoes.

    • B. 

      Lafayette asks too many personal questions about his family

    • C. 

      Smitty is a better basketball player than Lafayette


  • 2. 
    Money has always been a problem for Lafayette and his family.  They have learned to survive in spite of-
    • A. 

      Authority

    • B. 

      Grief

    • C. 

      Poverty


  • 3. 
    And all at once I remembered: when I was litttle , I used to pull leaves off trees, and every time I pulled one down, I made a promise.  This is an example of-
    • A. 

      A flashback

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Irony


  • 4. 
    Which sentence suggests that Charlie might get into more trouble?
    • A. 

      "When someone hurts you," Charlie said to me once, "you just hold on."

    • B. 

      "And I don't know where he's gonna take that mad, "he said. "I really don't."

    • C. 

      Nobody ever told me that he was right there watching our daddy slip into that frozen pond.


  • 5. 
    Charlie, Lafayette, and Ty'ree try not to talk about their parent's deaths, or the sadness in their lives.  They often keep their______ to themselves.
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Awareness

    • C. 

      Grief


  • 6. 
    At the end of the book, the author creates a mood of-
    • A. 

      Frustration and anger

    • B. 

      Nervousness and fear

    • C. 

      Love and hope


  • 7. 
    Lafayette's memory of his mother's funeral is important because-
    • A. 

      He and Ty'ree wear fancy, black suits

    • B. 

      It is when he realizes Charlie has changed

    • C. 

      People bring them lots of food


  • 8. 
    What can the reader conclude about Ty'ree?
    • A. 

      He would have been successful as a college student.

    • B. 

      He does not really miss his mother.

    • C. 

      He loves taking care of Charlie and Lafayette.


  • 9. 
    By the end of the book, what can the reader conclude about Charlie?
    • A. 

      He is secretly ashamed of his troubled past.

    • B. 

      He wants to join a gang.

    • C. 

      He hates everyone and will never change.


  • 10. 
    Which is the best summary of the story?
    • A. 

      After Charlie comes back from Rahway Correctional, he seems like a different person. Lafayette now calls him Newcharlie, and Newcharlie treats him cruelly. Newcharlie even accuses Lafayette of killing their mother.

    • B. 

      Lafayette's father died a hero. A woman was jogging with her dog next to a frozen lake when the dog ran into the water. The jogger followed the dog, and they both nearly froze to death. Lafayette's father managed to save both the jogger and the dog, but he died of pneumonia.

    • C. 

      Lafayette and his brothers have a hard life. Their parents have both died, and Ty'ree, the oldest brother, cares for the family. Lafayette's brother, Charlie, is troubled. His behavior might cause the family to split up. Lafayette must find a way to connect with Charlie, so he can help Charlie become the person he was before his stay at Rahway.


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