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Quiz from the "Speak" book written by Laurie Halse Anderson

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  • 1. 
    What is the setting of the novel?
    • A. 

      Syracuse

    • B. 

      Seattle

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Minnesota

  • 2. 
    Who is Melinda's lab partner?
    • A. 

      Heather

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Ivy

    • D. 

      Rachel

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Tree

    • B. 

      Clowns

    • C. 

      The First Amendment

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What is the tone of the novel?
    • A. 

      Sarcastic

    • B. 

      Nervous

    • C. 

      Excited

    • D. 

      Happy

  • 5. 
    What does Mr. Neck require Melinda to do to get credit for her report?
    • A. 

      Nothing, just hand it in

    • B. 

      Make copies for the class

    • C. 

      Create a drawing

    • D. 

      Present it in front of the class

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      She calls her on the phone

    • B. 

      She talks to her in Algebra class

    • C. 

      She writes her a note in the library

    • D. 

      She doesn't tell her the truth

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Hornet

    • B. 

      Lion

    • C. 

      Tiger

    • D. 

      Wombat

  • 8. 
    How are Melinda and Heather alike?
    • A. 

      They are both using each other

    • B. 

      They both like to shop

    • C. 

      They are both models

    • D. 

      They are both transfer students

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Voicemails

    • B. 

      Text messages

    • C. 

      Post-it notes

    • D. 

      Conversations

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      By chapters

    • B. 

      By marking periods

    • C. 

      By months

    • D. 

      By seasons

  • 11. 
    Who is the first person to hear what Melinda has to say?
    • A. 

      Mr. Freeman

    • B. 

      Mr. Neck

    • C. 

      Ivy

    • D. 

      Her parents

  • 12. 
    What is the mood for Melinda's first day of high school?
    • A. 

      Anxious

    • B. 

      Excited

    • C. 

      Happy

    • D. 

      Angry

  • 13. 
    Who does Melinda call Hairwoman?
    • A. 

      Her history teacher

    • B. 

      Her art teacher

    • C. 

      Her English teacher

    • D. 

      Her Spanish teacher

  • 14. 
    Why are people not talking to Melinda throughout the novel?
    • A. 

      She called the cops and broke up a party

    • B. 

      She broke up with her boyfriend

    • C. 

      She told lies about Andy Evans

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What is the major conflict Melinda is dealing with?
    • A. 

      Her first day of high school

    • B. 

      Her friends no longer speak to her

    • C. 

      She was raped

    • D. 

      She was mugged

  • 16. 
    Why does David become Melinda's hero?
    • A. 

      David gives her the answers to tests

    • B. 

      David stands up for what he believes in

    • C. 

      David wants to be a lawyer

    • D. 

      David beats up Andy Evans

  • 17. 
    What literary element is being used when Melinda is represented by the tree?
    • A. 

      Symbolism

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 18. 
    Which of Melinda's old friends is the first to be friendly with her again?
    • A. 

      Ivy

    • B. 

      Nicole

    • C. 

      Heather

    • D. 

      Rachel

  • 19. 
    What is the literary element using like or as to make a comparison?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 20. 
    "Liar!  I can't believe you.  You're jealous.  You're a twisted little freak and you're jealous that I'm popular and I'm going to the prom and so you lie to me like this.  And you sent me that note, didn't you?  You are sick."  Who said this?
    • A. 

      Heather

    • B. 

      Rachel

    • C. 

      Ivy

    • D. 

      Melinda

  • 21. 
    "The suffragettes were all about speaking up, screaming for their rights.  You can't speak up for your right to be silent.  That's letting the bad guys win."  Who said this?
    • A. 

      Rachel

    • B. 

      Mr. Freeman

    • C. 

      David

    • D. 

      Melinda

  • 22. 
    "This looks like a tree, but it is an average, ordinary, everyday, boring tree.  Breathe life into it.  Scar it, give it a twisted branch-perfect trees don't exist.  Nothing is perfect.  Flaws are interesting.  Be the tree."  Who said this?
    • A. 

      Ivy

    • B. 

      Mr. Freeman

    • C. 

      David

    • D. 

      Heather

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Who is afraid of everything

    • B. 

      Who doesn't like to work

    • C. 

      Who likes do do things other people are afraid of

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    "When you get through this life sucks phase, I'm sure lots of people will want to be your friend.  But you can't cut classes or not show up to school."  Who said this?
    • A. 

      Rachel

    • B. 

      Ivy

    • C. 

      David

    • D. 

      Heather

  • 25. 
    What has Melinda stopped doing since the rape?
    • A. 

      Eating

    • B. 

      Speaking

    • C. 

      Singing

    • D. 

      Driving

  • 26. 
    "I need a new friend.  I need a friend, period.  Not a true friend, nothing close or share clothes, or sleepover giggle giggle yak yak.  Just a pseudo-friend, disposable friend."  Who said this?
    • A. 

      Ivy

    • B. 

      Heather

    • C. 

      Nicole

    • D. 

      Melinda

  • 27. 
    Melinda uses which class as an escape?
    • A. 

      Art

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Algebra

    • D. 

      English

  • 28. 
    What would the closet Melinda goes into during school represent?
    • A. 

      Her need to complete her work by herself

    • B. 

      Her need to escape

    • C. 

      Her desire to draw posters

    • D. 

      Her desire to become a custodian

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      The Jocks

    • B. 

      The Outcasts

    • C. 

      The Marthas

    • D. 

      The Foreign Exchange Students

    • E. 

      The Suffering Artists

  • 30. 
    Nicole belonged to this clique:
    • A. 

      The Jocks

    • B. 

      The Outcasts

    • C. 

      The Marthas

    • D. 

      The Foreign Exchange Students

    • E. 

      The Suffering Artists

  • 31. 
    Ivy belonged to this clique:
    • A. 

      The Jocks

    • B. 

      The Outcasts

    • C. 

      The Marthas

    • D. 

      The Foreign Exchange Students

    • E. 

      The Suffering Artists

  • 32. 
    Heather belonged to this clique for a short time:
    • A. 

      The Jocks

    • B. 

      The Outcasts

    • C. 

      The Marthas

    • D. 

      The Foreign Exchange Students

    • E. 

      The Suffering Artists

  • 33. 
    Rachel/Rachelle belonged to this clique:
    • A. 

      The Jocks

    • B. 

      The Outcasts

    • C. 

      The Marthas

    • D. 

      The Foreign Exchange Students

    • E. 

      The Suffering Artists

  • 34. 
    What was Melinda's relationship like with her parents?
    • A. 

      Close

    • B. 

      Distant

    • C. 

      She didn't have parents

    • D. 

      Violent

  • 35. 
    What is mayhem?
    • A. 

      Chaotic or messy

    • B. 

      Neat and orderly

    • C. 

      Angry and evil

  • 36. 
    What is an obligation?
    • A. 

      Something you do not have to do

    • B. 

      Something you have to do

  • 37. 
    To degrade someone is to:
    • A. 

      Make them feel good about themselves

    • B. 

      Make them feel shameful and bad about themselves

  • 38. 
    How did Melinda finally move on with her life?
    • A. 

      She went to counseling

    • B. 

      She ignored the problem

    • C. 

      She finally stood up to Andy Evans

    • D. 

      She found new friends

  • 39.