The Journal Of Wong Ming-chung

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Runt makes a journey to America even though he was not his uncle’s first option. The boy makes a lot of friend of different personalities and comes out from the experience totally different. As you read this book did you concentrate 100%? Take up this quiz and see your score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did the Chinese men do after they were run off their claim?

    • A.

      They took a ship back to China.

    • B.

      They started a bank in San Francisco.

    • C.

      They went away to build levees.

    Correct Answer
    C. They went away to build levees.
    Explanation
    After being run off their claim, the Chinese men went away to build levees. This suggests that they left the area where their claim was and went to another location to construct levees, which are structures used to prevent flooding. This implies that they were involved in some sort of construction or engineering work related to water management.

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  • 2. 

    In town, why does Uncle let Wong Ming-Chung do the talking?

    • A.

      Wong Ming- Chung speaks better English

    • B.

      Wong Ming-Chung is more clever than Uncle

    • C.

      Wong Ming-Chung knows more about gold

    Correct Answer
    A. Wong Ming- Chung speaks better English
    Explanation
    Wong Ming-Chung speaks better English, which is why Uncle lets him do the talking in town. This implies that Wong Ming-Chung is more proficient in English compared to Uncle, making him better equipped to communicate effectively with others in the town.

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  • 3. 

    Why does the river look like a battlefield?

    • A.

      The river has lots of broken rockers strewn about the river bank

    • B.

      The river banks are filled with holes

    • C.

      There are many dead bodies

    Correct Answer
    B. The river banks are filled with holes
    Explanation
    The river banks being filled with holes can make the river look like a battlefield because it gives the appearance of a terrain that has been heavily damaged or disrupted. Holes in the river banks may resemble bomb craters or trenches, which are commonly associated with battlefields. The presence of these holes can create a chaotic and destructive visual effect, contributing to the river's resemblance to a battlefield.

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  • 4. 

    Why did  Uncle say such hurtful things to Wong Ming-Chung?

    • A.

      He said hurtful things because he did not want Wong to go with him

    • B.

      He said hurtful things because he thought Wong would be better off with Fox

    • C.

      He said hurtful things because he is a mean and angry uncle.

    Correct Answer
    B. He said hurtful things because he thought Wong would be better off with Fox
    Explanation
    Uncle said hurtful things to Wong Ming-Chung because he believed that Wong would have a better life with Fox. This suggests that Uncle's intentions were not necessarily malicious or mean-spirited, but rather driven by what he perceived as Wong's best interest.

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  • 5. 

    Why do the Americans laugh at Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle when they register their claim?

    • A.

      They laugh because they are willing to pay so much money for the claim

    • B.

      They laugh because of the funny way Uncle and Wong are dressed

    • C.

      They laugh because they think there is no gold left at the claim

    Correct Answer
    C. They laugh because they think there is no gold left at the claim
    Explanation
    The Americans laugh at Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle because they think there is no gold left at the claim. This suggests that the Americans find it amusing that Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle are willing to register a claim for a location that they believe has no valuable resources. The laughter may stem from a sense of disbelief or amusement at their perceived foolishness.

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  • 6. 

    Why do Wong  Ming-Chung and Uncle go from abandoned claim to abandoned claim?

    • A.

      They find gold dust the others have left behind.

    • B.

      They find large gold nuggets the size of melons.

    • C.

      They are helping to build levees.

    Correct Answer
    A. They find gold dust the others have left behind.
    Explanation
    Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle go from abandoned claim to abandoned claim because they find gold dust that the others have left behind. This suggests that they are searching for abandoned claims where they can collect the gold dust that has been overlooked or discarded by previous miners. This explanation is supported by the fact that they are not finding large gold nuggets, but instead, they are finding gold dust.

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  • 7. 

    What does Wong Ming-Chung want to do with the money he and Uncle make from the gold?

    • A.

      He would like to return to China and live like a king.

    • B.

      He would like to open a bank and have Wong work for him.

    • C.

      He would like to buy a store and bring some of the cousins over from China.

    Correct Answer
    C. He would like to buy a store and bring some of the cousins over from China.
    Explanation
    Wong Ming-Chung wants to use the money he and Uncle make from the gold to buy a store and bring some of the cousins over from China. This suggests that he wants to invest in a business and also bring his family members from China to live with him. This indicates his desire to establish a stable and prosperous life for himself and his extended family, rather than solely focusing on personal luxury or working for someone else.

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  • 8. 

    Why do Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle make themselves look dirty and shabby on their trip to Sacramento?

    • A.

      They don't want anyone to suspect they have a basket filled with gold.

    • B.

      They are afraid of kidnappers.

    • C.

      They are so poor they can't pay for a bath

    Correct Answer
    A. They don't want anyone to suspect they have a basket filled with gold.
    Explanation
    Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle make themselves look dirty and shabby on their trip to Sacramento because they don't want anyone to suspect they have a basket filled with gold. By appearing poor and unattractive, they hope to avoid drawing attention to their valuable possession and potentially becoming targets for theft or kidnapping. This disguise allows them to travel safely and keep their gold hidden.

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  • 9. 

    When people ask Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle questions, Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle

    • A.

      Introduce themselves

    • B.

      Smile and say little

    • C.

      Answer proudly

    Correct Answer
    B. Smile and say little
    Explanation
    Wong Ming-Chung and Uncle smile and say little when people ask them questions. This suggests that they are likely reserved or shy individuals who prefer not to talk much. They may choose to express themselves through their smiles rather than verbal responses. Their pride in their answers is not mentioned in the given options, so it can be inferred that they do not answer proudly.

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  • 10. 

    The only signs that humans had been to the river were the rotting rockers and ruined shacks. A rocker is

    • A.

      A river boulder that is very large and very old

    • B.

      A person who enjoys skipping rocks on water

    • C.

      A tool used to separate gold from sand or dirt

    Correct Answer
    C. A tool used to separate gold from sand or dirt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a tool used to separate gold from sand or dirt." The passage mentions "rotting rockers and ruined shacks" as signs that humans had been to the river. This suggests that the rockers were left behind by people who were using them as tools to separate gold from sand or dirt in the river.

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  • 11. 

    A line from the journal says, "We've camped for the night on an abandoned claim." What is a claim in this sentence?

    • A.

      A piece of paper that says where you are from

    • B.

      A section of land that belongs to someone

    • C.

      A city street that has been suddenly abandoned

    Correct Answer
    B. A section of land that belongs to someone
    Explanation
    In this context, a claim refers to a section of land that belongs to someone. The line from the journal suggests that the speaker and their group have set up camp on a piece of land that was previously owned by someone else. This implies that the land has some sort of legal ownership or right attached to it, indicating that it is a claim.

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  • 12. 

    What does it mean to prospect in this story?

    • A.

      Defend a claim

    • B.

      Cover your tracks

    • C.

      Search for gold

    Correct Answer
    C. Search for gold
    Explanation
    In this story, the term "prospect" refers to the act of searching for gold. This implies that the characters in the story are actively looking for gold, possibly in a mining or exploration context. The other options, "defend a claim" and "cover your tracks," do not align with the meaning of "prospect" in this context.

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  • 13. 

    Uncle says he doesn't see how they'd get rich piling up dirt for levees. A levee is

    • A.

      A dirt bank that keeps a river from overflowing

    • B.

      A business person who buys, trades, and sells gold

    • C.

      A green leafy vegetable used in Chinese cooking

    Correct Answer
    A. A dirt bank that keeps a river from overflowing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a dirt bank that keeps a river from overflowing. Uncle's comment implies that he doesn't understand how building dirt banks (levees) can lead to wealth, suggesting that he is referring to the function of levees in preventing river flooding rather than the other options provided (a business person or a vegetable).

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  • 14. 

    The owner of the claim probably thought there would be nuggets just waiting to be picked upriver. A nugget is

    • A.

      A round fruit

    • B.

      A thick forest

    • C.

      A solid lump

    Correct Answer
    C. A solid lump
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a solid lump." In the context of the question, the owner of the claim believed that there would be nuggets upriver, indicating that they were searching for something valuable. A nugget is commonly associated with gold or other precious metals, and it is typically found in the form of a solid lump. Therefore, the correct answer implies that the owner of the claim expected to find solid lumps of valuable material while searching upriver.

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  • 15. 

    What is new in Sacramento?

    • A.

      The gold rush

    • B.

      The buildings

    • C.

      The deposit slips

    Correct Answer
    B. The buildings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the buildings." This suggests that there have been recent developments or changes in the architectural landscape of Sacramento. It implies that new structures or constructions have been erected in the city, which could indicate growth, development, or revitalization. The gold rush and the deposit slips are not relevant to the question and do not provide any information about what is new in Sacramento.

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