"The Bully" Chapter 1 Test

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"The Bully" Chapter 1 Test - Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What can the reader conclude from the following excerpt?"I'll miss you, man," Darrell said, his voice wavering.
    • A. 

      Darrell is excited about moving to a new home and new school.

    • B. 

      Darrell doesn't want to stay in Philadelphia.

    • C. 

      Darrell is unhappy because he has to leave his best friend.

    • D. 

      Darrell can't speak very well.

  • 2. 
    The word wavering means the same thing as:
    • A. 

      Hesitating

    • B. 

      Steadying

    • C. 

      Lowering

    • D. 

      Raising

  • 3. 
    The reader can infer that Darrell's neighborhood is not one of Philadelphia's best because:
    • A. 

      Most of the buildings were old and decaying, and graffiti covered just about every one.

    • B. 

      Abandoned cars rusted along the streets.

    • C. 

      Occasionally local newscasts would run a story about city crime and feature his neighborhood as an example.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Why was Darrell afraid to start at Franklin High School in Philadelphia?
    • A. 

      He thought Malik was going to bully him.

    • B. 

      He was short and skinny for his age.

    • C. 

      He didn't have any friends at that school.

    • D. 

      He was shy.

  • 5. 
    Darrell was okay once he started at Franklin High School because:
    • A. 

      His mom worked there, so he could always go to her if something was wrong.

    • B. 

      His cousins all went to that school, so he could count on them to help him.

    • C. 

      His friends were right there with him, so if anyone picked on him they had the other guys to deal with too.

    • D. 

      He was going to graduate early if he went to that school, so he was happy to be there.

  • 6. 
    In the following excerpt, what does the word abandoned mean?"Abandoned cars rusted along many streets, and occasionally local newscasts would run a story about city crime and feature this area as an example."
    • A. 

      Forgotten

    • B. 

      Appreciated

    • C. 

      Shiny

    • D. 

      New

  • 7. 
    What can the reader conclude from the following excerpt: "Every storefront was painful for Darrell to see, He knew he would not be back to the old neighborhood again, at least not for a long time. He glanced across the street at the old grocery store. Today it looked warm and inviting, even though the owners charged too much for meats, and the fruits and vegetables were not always fresh."
    • A. 

      Darrell doesn't like the neighborhood he lives in.

    • B. 

      Darrell lives in a very rich neighborhood.

    • C. 

      Darrell will miss his old neighborhood.

    • D. 

      Darrell has bad memories of his old neighborhood.

  • 8. 
    Why does Darrell no longer consider the apartment he lives in to be his "home"?
    • A. 

      The apartment was empty and was filled with boxes in the middle of the floor, packed for the move to California.

    • B. 

      Only he and his mom lived in the apartment, which had not felt like home since his father passed away.

    • C. 

      The apartment was rundown and dirty, and he was never comfortable there.

    • D. 

      The apartment was full of people he did not know and had never felt like home to him.

  • 9. 
    Why is Darrell embarrassed when he tells Malik goodbye?
    • A. 

      He's going to be moving to a worse neighborhood.

    • B. 

      He forgets what he wants to say.

    • C. 

      He wets his pants.

    • D. 

      He begins to cry.

  • 10. 
    What can the reader infer from the following excerpt: "You been a real brother to me," Darrell said. "I . . . I love you, man," Darrell blurted. . . .
    • A. 

      Darrell and Malik are brothers.

    • B. 

      Darrell and Malik barely know each other.

    • C. 

      Darrell and Malik have a very close relationship.

    • D. 

      Darrell and Malik are both moving away.

  • 11. 
    What is the main idea of the excerpt below?"Inside the rundown homes that lined Darrell’s block, there were always people to turn to in times of trouble. Across the street was old Mr. Corbitt, who sat on his porch each day and waved at everyone who passed by. And in the corner house was Mrs. Morton. She made sweet-potato pie for people in the neighborhood, especially Darrell and his mother."
    • A. 

      There were always people to turn to in the neighborhood.

    • B. 

      None of the neighbors knew each other and never helped each other out.

    • C. 

      The homes that lined Darrell's block were rundown.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Morton made sweet potato pies for people in the neighborhood.

  • 12. 
    How can the reader tell that Darrell is scared about moving?
    • A. 

      The camp director promised Darrell and his mother that he would experience adventures in the outdoors.

    • B. 

      The days ahead stretched out before him like a dark road filled with dangerous shadows.

    • C. 

      Darrell was sure Malik would be fine without him.

    • D. 

      Jermaine dropped worms into Darrell's ice cream.

  • 13. 
    Jermaine pushed Darrell into the lake, dropped worms into Darrell's ice cream, and put laxative in Darrell's pudding, making him sick for two days. The best word to describe Jermaine is
    • A. 

      Caring

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      Nice

    • D. 

      Cruel

  • 14. 
    When Jermaine tortured Darrell, Darrell felt
    • A. 

      Afraid because he didn't stand a chance against Jermaine in a fight.

    • B. 

      Scared because he knew if he told one of the adults, Jermaine would retaliate the next time no one was watching.

    • C. 

      Ashamed because he was helpless.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 15. 
    In the following excerpt, what does pathetic mean?"At least if he kept everything to himself, no one else would know how pathetic he was."
    • A. 

      Strong

    • B. 

      Weak

    • C. 

      Helpful

    • D. 

      Large

  • 16. 
    Darrell's father died in a car accident. How does this affect his family?
    • A. 

      Darrell and his mom were able to remain in the house they had always lived in.

    • B. 

      Darrell's mom never had to work because his dad left them a lot of money.

    • C. 

      Darrell's mom got a job and they moved to the apartment.

    • D. 

      Darrell got a job and took care of his mom.

  • 17. 
    What can the reader infer from the following excerpt?"His mother talked non-stop in a nervous monologue. Darrell paid little attention."
    • A. 

      Darrell's mother has friends in California.

    • B. 

      Darrell's mother is feeling anxious about the move.

    • C. 

      Darrell's mother knows she is going to love her new job.

    • D. 

      Darrell has gotten excited about moving.

  • 18. 
    What does resolved mean in the following excerpt?"Darrell closed his eyes and resolved to hate California no matter what anybody said."
    • A. 

      Decided

    • B. 

      Hated

    • C. 

      Argued

    • D. 

      Shouted

  • 19. 
    Why didn't Darrell explain his concerns about starting a new school to his mom?
    • A. 

      She didn't care anyway, so why bother.

    • B. 

      He blamed her for everything and didn't want to talk to her.

    • C. 

      She was never around for him to talk to.

    • D. 

      He didn't want to make her worry about him even more.

  • 20. 
    What does eliminated mean in the following excerpt?"To save money, the company eliminated her job along with hundreds of others."
    • A. 

      Got rid of

    • B. 

      Added

    • C. 

      Helped

    • D. 

      Counted

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