"The Experiment" And "Superstitions: The Truth Uncovered"

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"The Experiment" And "Superstitions: The Truth Uncovered" - Quiz

EDGE: Unit 1, Cluster 1
Read each question and choose the best answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A belief is

    • A.

      A reason.

    • B.

      A chance.

    • C.

      A promise.

    • D.

      An opinion.

    Correct Answer
    D. An opinion.
    Explanation
    A belief is a personal conviction or acceptance of something as true or real, which is subjective and may not be based on evidence or facts. An opinion, on the other hand, is a view or judgment formed about something, typically based on personal preference or interpretation. Since a belief and an opinion both involve personal perspectives and subjective viewpoints, they are closely related. Therefore, the correct answer is "an opinion."

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  • 2. 

    To escape means to

    • A.

      Hide.

    • B.

      Chase.

    • C.

      Get free.

    • D.

      Finish early.

    Correct Answer
    C. Get free.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "get free." To escape means to break free from a situation or to be released from confinement. It implies finding a way out or becoming liberated from something that is holding you back or restricting your freedom.

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  • 3. 

    Evidence means

    • A.

      Trust.

    • B.

      Hope.

    • C.

      Proof.

    • D.

      Safety.

    Correct Answer
    C. Proof.
    Explanation
    Evidence refers to information or facts that support or prove a claim or statement. It is used to provide proof or verification of something. Trust, hope, and safety are not synonymous with evidence, as they do not necessarily involve concrete proof or factual support. Therefore, the correct answer is "proof."

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  • 4. 

    A failure is a

    • A.

      Bad result.

    • B.

      Big surprise.

    • C.

      Strange idea.

    • D.

      Second chance.

    Correct Answer
    A. Bad result.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bad result" because a failure refers to an outcome or performance that falls short of expectations or desired goals. It implies that something did not go as planned or was unsuccessful, leading to a negative or unfavorable outcome. Therefore, a failure is commonly associated with a bad result.

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  • 5. 

    Misfortune means that something

    • A.

      Bad happens.

    • B.

      New happens.

    • C.

      Happens quickly.

    • D.

      Happens all the time.

    Correct Answer
    A. Bad happens.
    Explanation
    Misfortune refers to a situation where something bad occurs. It implies an unfortunate event or an unfavorable outcome. The word "mis" in misfortune indicates something negative or adverse, while "fortune" refers to luck or circumstances. Therefore, the correct answer is "bad happens" because misfortune signifies the occurrence of something negative or unfortunate.

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  • 6. 

    An experiement is a kind of

    • A.

      Trip.

    • B.

      Test.

    • C.

      Trap.

    • D.

      Tube.

    Correct Answer
    B. Test.
    Explanation
    An experiment is a type of test because it involves a systematic procedure to gather data and evidence in order to validate or refute a hypothesis. In an experiment, variables are manipulated and controlled to observe their effects and draw conclusions. This process aligns with the concept of a test, which is typically conducted to assess the performance, effectiveness, or validity of something. Therefore, test is the most appropriate choice to describe an experiment.

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  • 7. 

    Mistaken means

    • A.

      Stolen.

    • B.

      Broken.

    • C.

      Trapped.

    • D.

      Confused.

    Correct Answer
    D. Confused.
    Explanation
    The word "mistaken" refers to being wrong or incorrect about something. It does not mean "stolen," "broken," or "trapped." However, it can be synonymous with "confused" as both terms involve having a misunderstanding or lack of clarity. Therefore, "confused" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 8. 

    A superstition is an idea based on

    • A.

      Fear.

    • B.

      News.

    • C.

      Science.

    • D.

      Surprise.

    Correct Answer
    A. Fear.
    Explanation
    A superstition is an idea based on fear because it involves irrational beliefs or practices that are often rooted in the fear of the unknown or the desire to control uncertain outcomes. Superstitions often arise from a lack of understanding or a need for reassurance in the face of uncertainty, leading people to attribute supernatural powers or significance to certain actions, objects, or events. Fear plays a crucial role in perpetuating superstitions as individuals may believe that following certain rituals or avoiding certain actions will protect them from harm or bring them good luck.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these is true about the setting of the story?

    • A.

      It affects the events of theplot.

    • B.

      It tells the reader the order of plot events.

    • C.

      It shows what the characters are thinking.

    • D.

      It changes from the beginning to the end of a story.

    Correct Answer
    A. It affects the events of theplot.
    Explanation
    The setting of a story refers to the time and place in which the events take place. It includes the physical environment, social context, and atmosphere. The setting can have a significant impact on the events of the plot. For example, if a story is set in a war-torn country, it can create a backdrop of conflict and danger, which will influence the actions and decisions of the characters. The setting can also create opportunities or limitations for the characters, shaping the direction and outcome of the plot. Therefore, it is true that the setting affects the events of the plot.

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  • 10. 

    In "The Experiement," the events of the plot are most directly affected by the

    • A.

      Size of the cell door.

    • B.

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    • C.

      Time limit of the experiment.

    • D.

      Pain in the volunteer's hand.

    Correct Answer
    C. Time limit of the experiment.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the time limit of the experiment. In "The Experiment," the events of the plot are influenced by the duration for which the experiment can be conducted. This suggests that the progression of events and outcomes in the story are directly tied to the time constraint imposed on the experiment. The size of the cell door and the pain in the volunteer's hand may be relevant details in the story, but they do not have a direct impact on the events of the plot.

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  • 11. 

    Which sentence from "The Experiment" tells about the setting?

    • A.

      The work dragged on.

    • B.

      At last he broke through.

    • C.

      Then he had a brilliant idea.

    • D.

      The only light came from a light bulb.

    Correct Answer
    D. The only light came from a light bulb.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The only light came from a light bulb" tells about the setting because it describes the lighting in the environment. It suggests that the setting is dark or poorly lit, with the only source of light being a single light bulb.

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  • 12. 

    Why is the door an important part of "The Experiement"?

    • A.

      The door is too difficult to open.

    • B.

      The door was built before the cell.

    • C.

      The man believes the door is locked.

    • D.

      The man opens the door to escape.

    Correct Answer
    C. The man believes the door is locked.
    Explanation
    The man believes the door is locked because this belief drives his motivation to find a way to escape. If he believed the door was open or easily accessible, he would not feel the urgency to explore other options or devise a plan to break free. This belief adds tension and suspense to the story, making the door an important element in "The Experiment."

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  • 13. 

    The man's attention is on the shield, so he does not

    • A.

      Hurt his hands and back.

    • B.

      Look for other ways to escape.

    • C.

      Search the floor for a trap door.

    • D.

      Remember that his time is limited.

    Correct Answer
    B. Look for other ways to escape.
    Explanation
    The man's attention is focused on the shield, implying that he is using it as a means of protection. This suggests that he is actively trying to avoid injuring his hands and back. However, since his attention is solely on the shield, he is not considering alternative methods of escape. Therefore, the correct answer is that he does not look for other ways to escape.

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  • 14. 

    From the beginning to the end of the story, the man's feelings change from

    • A.

      Anger to rage.

    • B.

      Panic to relief.

    • C.

      Joy to sadness.

    • D.

      confidence to defeat.

    Correct Answer
    D. confidence to defeat.
    Explanation
    In the story, the man starts off feeling confident, perhaps due to his previous successes or abilities. However, as the story progresses, he faces challenges and obstacles that gradually chip away at his confidence. Eventually, he is defeated, which indicates a complete shift in his feelings from confidence to defeat.

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  • 15. 

    He man cannot escape from the cell because

    • A.

      He gives up too soon.

    • B.

      He does not try to open the door.

    • C.

      The shield breaks while he is using it.

    • D.

      The tools he is using are not strong enough.

    Correct Answer
    B. He does not try to open the door.
    Explanation
    The man cannot escape from the cell because he does not try to open the door. This suggests that the man's lack of effort or attempt to open the door is the reason for his inability to escape. It implies that if he had made an effort to open the door, he might have been successful in escaping from the cell.

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  • 16. 

    Finish this sentence:While I was reading "The Experiement," I predicted _____________________________________________________________________________.Then give details from the story that support your prediction.

  • 17. 

    Tell a friend how to predict what a story will be about.

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