Quiz Old Yeller & The Bear

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Old Yeller Quizzes & Trivia

Most of us love seeing a cute little puppy any day. The story of old yeller shows us the relationship of a boy and his pet that survives against all odds. Take the quiz below and see just how much you remember from this captivating book by Fred Gipson. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Travis doing when Arliss meets the bear?
    • A. 

      Splitting rails

    • B. 

      Chopping firewood

    • C. 

      Repairing the fence

  • 2. 
    This story was written
    • A. 

      In the first-person

    • B. 

      In the second-person

    • C. 

      In the third-person

  • 3. 
    What does Arliss do that upsets his mother?
    • A. 

      Arliss upsets his mother by fighting with Travis.

    • B. 

      Arliss upsets his mother by bringing home animals of every kind.

    • C. 

      Arliss upsets his mother by refusing to let go of the bear cub.

  • 4. 
    How does Mama treat Arliss's hands after the fish "fins" him?
    • A. 

      She treats his hands by carefully removing the fin needles and wrapping the wound in a bandage.

    • B. 

      She treats his hands by wrapping them in a poultice of mashed-up prickly pear root to draw out the poison.

    • C. 

      She treats his hands by taking him to the nearest doctor, since the dad is away.

  • 5. 
    What does Travis say the yeller dog will do to Arliss?
    • A. 

      Travis says the dog will make the biggest liar in Texas out of Arliss.

    • B. 

      Travis says the dog will make Arliss spoiled.

    • C. 

      Travis says the dog will make Arliss want to bring in less animals as he will have a fun dog to play with..

  • 6. 
    Why didn't Arliss's family worry very much when they heard Arliss scream?
    • A. 

      Arliss's family didn't worry, because Travis was with him.

    • B. 

      The family didn't worry, because his father was with him.

    • C. 

      Arliss was a screamer by nature and he screamed all the time.

  • 7. 
    When Travis heard Arliss scream a second time, how did Travis know Arliss was in trouble?
    • A. 

      Travis knew Arliss was in trouble because he never would scream a second time.

    • B. 

      Travis knew Arliss was in trouble because the scream was loud and frantic.

    • C. 

      Travis knew Arliss was in trouble because the dog came to get Travis.

  • 8. 
    Why didn't Travis recognize the whimpering and crying as coming from Arliss?
    • A. 

      Travis didn't recognize it, because the whimpering was coming from a bear cub, not Arliss.

    • B. 

      Travis didn't recognize it, because the whimpering was coming from Old Yeller, not Arliss.

    • C. 

      Travis didn't recognize it, because the whimpering was coming from a stray fox, not Arliss.

  • 9. 
    In the story, Travis plans to
    • A. 

      Hit the bear with his axe

    • B. 

      Let the bear and Old Yeller fight

    • C. 

      Get a gun and shoot the bear

  • 10. 
    At the end of the story, it seems as if
    • A. 

      The she bear wanted to be friends

    • B. 

      Mama was annoyed at Travis

    • C. 

      Old Yeller thought he had been playing

  • 11. 
    Mama reminds Travis that he used to tell some whoppers. What does she mean?
    • A. 

      Travis used to talk all the time.

    • B. 

      Travis used to tell tales.

    • C. 

      Travis used to throw tantrums.

  • 12. 
    Mama found a tangled-up mess of grasshoppers. Tangled-up means
    • A. 

      Mixed up and stuck together

    • B. 

      Stitched together tightly

    • C. 

      Folded into a neat bundle

  • 13. 
    Arliss told so many big yarns. In this sentence, a yarn is
    • A. 

      A woolen string

    • B. 

      A made-up story

    • C. 

      A long rope for trapping

  • 14. 
    Little Arliss's second scream was more frantic than the first. Frantic means
    • A. 

      Strange and unusual

    • B. 

      Full of laughing and teasing

    • C. 

      Worried and afraid

  • 15. 
    When Mama yells, "Hurry, son! Run!"  Travis becomes spooked. Another word for spooked is
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Scared

    • C. 

      Fierce

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