5th - Parmele

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5th - Parmele - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Littles traveled to Parmele by

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      Car

    • C.

      Train

    Correct Answer
    B. Car
    Explanation
    The correct answer is car because it is the most logical mode of transportation for a family traveling to Parmele. Buses and trains are typically used for longer distances or public transportation, whereas cars are commonly used for shorter trips and provide more convenience and flexibility for a family.

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  • 2. 

    What did Pa do for a living?

    • A.

      He was a sharecropper

    • B.

      He was a shopkeeper

    • C.

      He was a carpenter

    Correct Answer
    A. He was a sharecropper
    Explanation
    Pa's occupation is mentioned as a sharecropper. A sharecropper is someone who cultivates a piece of land owned by someone else in exchange for a share of the harvested crops. This suggests that Pa's main source of income came from working on someone else's land and sharing the crop yield.

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  • 3. 

    What is Pa most afraid of?

    • A.

      Pa is most afraid of the chain gangs they pass on the way to Parmele.

    • B.

      Pa is most afraid of the crickets that buzz the night lights on the back deck.

    • C.

      Pa is most afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard.

    Correct Answer
    C. Pa is most afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard.
    Explanation
    Pa is most afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard. This can be inferred from the statement that Pa is afraid of the frogs that jump out of the ditches at night and flop across the yard. The other options, chain gangs and crickets, are not mentioned as sources of fear for Pa.

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  • 4. 

    What did the Marcus Garvey group talk about and plan to do?

    • A.

      They talked about the beauty and strength of blackness and planned the return of black people to Africa.

    • B.

      They talked about the great black leader Garvey and how they would build him a memorial.

    • C.

      They talked about how to win the rights of black people.

    Correct Answer
    A. They talked about the beauty and strength of blackness and planned the return of black people to Africa.
    Explanation
    The Marcus Garvey group discussed the beauty and strength of blackness and their plan to facilitate the return of black people to Africa. This suggests that they were advocating for the empowerment and unity of black individuals, emphasizing the importance of embracing their heritage and culture. By planning the return to Africa, they likely aimed to establish a sense of belonging and create opportunities for black people to thrive in their ancestral homeland.

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  • 5. 

    What did Pa keep in a jar on the front-room mantel?

    • A.

      Pa kept the top joint of his right thumb in the jar.

    • B.

      Pa kept dill pickles in the jar.

    • C.

      Pa kept the jar empty with the hope of putting money in it later.

    Correct Answer
    A. Pa kept the top joint of his right thumb in the jar.
    Explanation
    Pa kept the top joint of his right thumb in the jar. This answer is supported by the information given in the question. It states that Pa kept something in the jar on the front-room mantel, and the correct answer specifies that it was the top joint of his right thumb.

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  • 6. 

    What was so funny about Pa's scary stories?

    • A.

      They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and when asked what happened next, he would say, "Oh, I left after that."

    • B.

      They were funny, because they always ended with a joke.

    • C.

      They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and make everyone sing along.

    Correct Answer
    A. They were funny, because in the middle, Pa would stop and when asked what happened next, he would say, "Oh, I left after that."
    Explanation
    Pa's scary stories were funny because in the middle, he would build up suspense and then abruptly stop, leaving the listeners curious about what happened next. When asked, Pa would casually say, "Oh, I left after that," adding a humorous twist to the otherwise scary narrative. This unexpected punchline created a comedic effect and made the stories entertaining for the listeners.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Pa's prayers bring tears to everyone's eyes?

    • A.

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because they were tears of happiness.

    • B.

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because he talked about this being the last time he would see his family.

    • C.

      Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because Granny always cried so much when the family left.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pa's prayers brought tears to their eyes because he talked about this being the last time he would see his family.
    Explanation
    Pa's prayers brought tears to everyone's eyes because he talked about this being the last time he would see his family.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Pa finally move to Washington, D.C.?

    • A.

      He moved to D.C. to be closer to his great Aunt.

    • B.

      He moved to D.C. for a job in the White House.

    • C.

      He moved to D.C. because he had a stroke and Mamma and Daddy took care of him.

    Correct Answer
    C. He moved to D.C. because he had a stroke and Mamma and Daddy took care of him.
  • 9. 

    When it was time for the LIttles to leave Pa's house, Pa always

    • A.

      Bought them presents

    • B.

      Pretended to be sick

    • C.

      Stayed in his room

    Correct Answer
    B. Pretended to be sick
    Explanation
    Pa always pretended to be sick when it was time for the Littles to leave his house. This suggests that Pa did not want the Littles to leave and used his illness as an excuse to make them stay longer. By pretending to be sick, Pa hoped that the Littles would feel guilty about leaving and decide to stay with him for a little longer.

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  • 10. 

    What is this story mostly about?

    • A.

      A family visits a grandfather in a small town.

    • B.

      Parmele was not a train town or a mill town.

    • C.

      Pa had to move to Washington because he had a stroke.

    Correct Answer
    A. A family visits a grandfather in a small town.
    Explanation
    The story is mostly about a family visiting their grandfather in a small town. The mention of Parmele not being a train town or a mill town, and Pa having to move to Washington because of a stroke, are not relevant to the main topic of the story.

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  • 11. 

    Granny bent over the collards in her garden. Collards are

    • A.

      A patch of white clouds

    • B.

      A group of friendly kittens

    • C.

      A green leafy vegetable

    Correct Answer
    C. A green leafy vegetable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a green leafy vegetable" because collards are commonly known as a type of leafy green vegetable. They are often used in cooking and are known for their large, dark green leaves. Granny is likely tending to her collard plants in her garden, indicating that they are a type of vegetable she is growing.

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  • 12. 

    In one of his ghost stories, Pa said they would commence hearing strange sounds. What does commence mean?

    • A.

      Begin

    • B.

      Pretend

    • C.

      Study

    Correct Answer
    A. Begin
    Explanation
    Commence means to start or begin. In the context of the ghost story, it implies that they would start hearing strange sounds.

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  • 13. 

    Granny sewed patchwork quilts out of leftover material. A patchwork quilt

    • A.

      Has lots of holes

    • B.

      Is made from scraps

    • C.

      Is made out of pure wood

    Correct Answer
    B. Is made from scraps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is made from scraps." A patchwork quilt is traditionally made by sewing together small pieces of fabric, often leftover materials or scraps from other sewing projects. This technique allows for the creation of unique and colorful designs, as well as making use of materials that might otherwise go to waste.

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  • 14. 

    Pa was a sharecropper who worked in the fields. A sharecropper is someone who

    • A.

      Farms someone else's land and gets paid with a share of the crops

    • B.

      Offers to give some of his own land to someone who has none

    • C.

      Owns his own land and has other people raise crops on it for him

    Correct Answer
    A. Farms someone else's land and gets paid with a share of the crops
    Explanation
    A sharecropper is someone who farms someone else's land and gets paid with a share of the crops. In this case, Pa is described as a sharecropper who works in the fields, indicating that he is farming someone else's land and receiving a portion of the crops as payment. The other options of offering his own land to someone who has none or owning his own land and having others raise crops on it do not align with the definition of a sharecropper.

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  • 15. 

    When Pa told a story, you could almost feel all those scary spirits hovering. To hover means to

    • A.

      Jump or hop up and down

    • B.

      Run and hide behind something

    • C.

      Hang or float above something

    Correct Answer
    C. Hang or float above something
    Explanation
    When Pa told a story, the atmosphere became eerie and it felt as if there were scary spirits lingering in the air. The word "hover" implies a sense of floating or hanging above something, which perfectly captures the idea of the spirits being present in the story.

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