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The War Of The Wall

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This is a brief quiz to check your comprehension of Toni C. Bambera's "The War of the Wall".

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the narrator and Lou first see the painter, they are
    • A. 

      Curious.

    • B. 

      Friendly.

    • C. 

      Annoyed.

    • D. 

      Embarrassed.

  • 2. 
    What does the narrator's mother find especially strange about the painter?
    • A. 

      Her manner of speaking

    • B. 

      Her work style

    • C. 

      Her clothes

    • D. 

      Her eating habits

  • 3. 
    Everything in the story leads you to believe that the painter
    • A. 

      Doesn't care about people in the neighborhood.

    • B. 

      Concentrates very hard on her work.

    • C. 

      Wants to win her war with the narrator and Lou.

    • D. 

      Is actually a famous artist.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Friends in the neighborhood

    • B. 

      A desire to get to know one another

    • C. 

      A love for painting and the arts

    • D. 

      A sadness about Jimmy Lyon's death

  • 5. 
    When people fight for liberation, they are fighting for
    • A. 

      Jobs.

    • B. 

      Freedom.

    • C. 

      Wealth.

  • 6. 
    When you beckon someone, you usually make a
    • A. 

      Loud noise.

    • B. 

      Funny face.

    • C. 

      Gesture.

  • 7. 
    What is the central problem or conflict in the story?  Is this problem internal or external.
    • A. 

      The narrator and Lou have a bad attitude toward the Painter lady, internal

    • B. 

      The narrator and Lou have a bad attitude toward the Painter lady, external

    • C. 

      The narrator and Lou think the painter lady is a bad painter and is messing up their wall, internal

    • D. 

      The narrator and Lou think the painter lady is a bad painter and is messing up their wall, external

  • 8. 
    Which is the best summative statement for this "war" is resolved?
    • A. 

      Lou and the narrator move away and don't have to deal with the painter lady anymore.

    • B. 

      The painter lady was just doing her job to paint a mural, and the boys got over it.

    • C. 

      The painter lady and the boys learned that they both had lost someone important to them, Jimmy, and the mural was a way to celebrate his life.