The Smallest Dragonboy

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The Smallest Dragonboy
A 7th grade comprehension quiz related to the short story "The Smallest Dragonboy" by Anne McCaffrey

  
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  • 1. 
    Why did the colonist on the planet of Pern bioengineer a race of great winged dragons?
    • A. 

      To help their planet life survive bad weather

    • B. 

      To protect their planet from the dangerous Red Star, which rains deadly threadlike plant spores on the planet.

    • C. 

      To protect their planet from the Red Rain that devours every living thing in sight.

    • D. 

      To protect their planet from firestone dragons that burn their people.


  • 2. 
    Who is the antagonist in the story?
    • A. 

      The Thread

    • B. 

      The dragons

    • C. 

      Beterli

    • D. 

      K'last


  • 3. 
    Who is the protagonist?
    • A. 

      Keevan/K'van

    • B. 

      Beterli

    • C. 

      K'last

    • D. 

      Lessa


  • 4. 
    What kind of conflicts are in this story?
    • A. 

      Man vs Man

    • B. 

      Man vs. Himself

    • C. 

      Man vs. Nature

    • D. 

      A and B


  • 5. 
    What did the candidates get to do with the eggs before the hatching?
    • A. 

      Smell them

    • B. 

      Chant magical spells to them

    • C. 

      Rub powder on the eggs

    • D. 

      Touch them


  • 6. 
    What kind of dragon was in the "soft greenish blue tinged shell with a faint creamy swirl design"?
    • A. 

      Bronze

    • B. 

      Brown

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Green


  • 7. 
    What two body parts of Keevan broke during the fight with Beterli?
    • A. 

      Collar bone and arm

    • B. 

      Skull and rib cage

    • C. 

      Skull and leg

    • D. 

      Leg and nose


  • 8. 
    What did Keevan have to wear to the Hatching Ground?
    • A. 

      A white robe

    • B. 

      Jeans and T-shirt

    • C. 

      A blue robe

    • D. 

      A white gown


  • 9. 
    What was the dragon's name?
    • A. 

      Heath

    • B. 

      Heth

    • C. 

      Health

    • D. 

      Heat


  • 10. 
    What did F'lar say to Keevan/K'van after his dragon impressed him?
    • A. 

      "You maybe the smallest dragonrider ever, young K'van, but you're one of the bravest!"

    • B. 

      "You maybe the evilest dragonrider ever, old K'van, but you're one of the wimpest."

    • C. 

      "You mabe the smallest dragonrider since like forever, K'van, but you're like one of the coolest."

    • D. 

      "You maybe the smallest dragonrider, K'van, but you're the most coragous."


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