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The Scarlet Ibis By James Hurst

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  • 1. 
    Resentfully; gloomily
    • A. 

      Serene

    • B. 

      Sullenly

    • C. 

      Precariously

    • D. 

      Infallibilty

  • 2. 
    Near; about to happen
    • A. 

      Reiterated

    • B. 

      Imminent

    • C. 

      Mar

  • 3. 
    Rainbowlike; displaying a shifting range of colors
    • A. 

      Iridescent

    • B. 

      Reiterated

    • C. 

      Blighted

  • 4. 
    Peaceful; calm
    • A. 

      Infallibility

    • B. 

      Doggedness

    • C. 

      Serene

  • 5. 
    Inability to make a mistake
    • A. 

      Infallibility

    • B. 

      Precariously

    • C. 

      Sullenly

  • 6. 
    Used as suffering from conditions that destroy or prevent growth
    • A. 

      Precariously

    • B. 

      Mar

    • C. 

      Blighted

  • 7. 
    Stubbornness; persistence
    • A. 

      Infallibility

    • B. 

      Doggedness

    • C. 

      Iridescent

  • 8. 
    Repeated
    • A. 

      Reiterated

    • B. 

      Stubborness

    • C. 

      Damged

  • 9. 
    Unsteadily; insecurely
    • A. 

      Precariously

    • B. 

      Create

    • C. 

      Dangerously

  • 10. 
    Damage; spoil
    • A. 

      Comparision

    • B. 

      Fresh

    • C. 

      Mar

  • 11. 
    Figurative language helps you see familiar things in new ways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A comparison between two dissimular things linked by a word such as like, as, or resembles.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are recurring symbols in  "The Scarlet Ibis"?
    • A. 

      Bird

    • B. 

      Flowers

    • C. 

      Bees

    • D. 

      Tombstones

  • 14. 
    The description of Doodle's last summer as "blighted" foreshadows
    • A. 

      Doodle's birth

    • B. 

      Doodle's coming death

    • C. 

      The scarlet ibis

    • D. 

      Life in the South

  • 15. 
    The scarlet ibis symbolizes Doodle in that both the child and bird are
    • A. 

      Able to move very quickly

    • B. 

      Trying to learn to fly

    • C. 

      Rare, beautiful, and fragile

    • D. 

      Very fond of being ouside

  • 16. 
    The setting of the story as presented in the opening paragraph could best be described as
    • A. 

      Sad and suggestive of death

    • B. 

      Cheerful and suggestive of life

    • C. 

      Peaceful and suggestive of heaven

    • D. 

      Haunted and suggestive of danger

  • 17. 
    Which of these details is not an example of foreshadowing in the story?
    • A. 

      "Don't hurt me, Brother,' he warned."

    • B. 

      "The oriole nest... rocked back and forth like an empty cradle"

    • C. 

      "The oriole nest... rocked back and forth like an empty cradle."

    • D. 

      "keeping a nice secret is very hard to do..."

  • 18. 
    What does  this simile indicate?They named him William Armstong, which was like trying a big tail on a small kite.
    • A. 

      The baby's abilities are amazing.

    • B. 

      Babies do not need decoration.

    • C. 

      The baby's name is too grand.

    • D. 

      Coming up with names is tricky.

  • 19. 
    Whuich of following sentences contain a simile?
    • A. 

      He collapsed onto the grass like a half- empty flour sack.

    • B. 

      For the first he became one of us.

    • C. 

      He was a burden in many ways.

    • D. 

      Familly, I could see I was licked.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following sentences contains a simile?
    • A. 

      The flower garden was brown.

    • B. 

      A grindstone stands where the bleeding tree stood.

    • C. 

      The oriole nest rocked back and forth like an empty cradle.

    • D. 

      The pale fence across the yard stands straight.

  • 21. 
    Tony stared ______ out the window. He was unhappy about the weather.
    • A. 

      Imminent

    • B. 

      Sullenly

    • C. 

      Serene

  • 22. 
    The vacation brochure had showed ___________ lake, calm and blue.
    • A. 

      Blighted

    • B. 

      Mar

    • C. 

      Serene

  • 23. 
    Another photograph featured a waterfall that sparkled, ___________ and coloful. 
    • A. 

      Iridescent

    • B. 

      Imminent

    • C. 

      Reiterated

  • 24. 
    Here, however, Tony saw nothing but a ______ landscape, brown, bare, and damp.
    • A. 

      Blighted

    • B. 

      Precariously

    • C. 

      Mar

  • 25. 
    He said to the empty room, "Nothing is going to _______ my vacation! I'm going to enjoy myself, rain or shine."
    • A. 

      Doggedness

    • B. 

      Mar

    • C. 

      Infallibility

  • 26. 
    The themes of the Scalet Ibis are
    • A. 

      Conflict between Love and Pride and The Desire to Make over Others in One's Own Image

    • B. 

      Conflict between Love and Hate and Jealousy

  • 27. 
    Where does The Scarlet Ibis take place?
    • A. 

      The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American North.

    • B. 

      The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American South.

  • 28. 
    The protagonist and the main character in The Scarlet Ibis was
    • A. 

      Mom

    • B. 

      Brother

    • C. 

      Dad

  • 29. 
    The Scarlet Ibis takes place during
    • A. 

      Civil War

    • B. 

      World War I I

    • C. 

      World War I

  • 30. 
    Who wrote The Scarlet Ibis
    • A. 

      By O. Henry

    • B. 

      By James Hurst

    • C. 

      By Roald Dahl