Quiz The Land I Lost

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The Land I Lost Quizzes & Trivia

This book gives us a glimpse of Huynh Quang Nhuong's experiences while growing up in Vietnam in the 1950s in a rice farm. We get to meet his two companions Tank and his very brave cousin who used a python as a pillow. Test your recollection of the story by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which wild animal is feared and hated most by the people in the hamlet?
    • A. 

      The horse snake

    • B. 

      The lone wild hog

    • C. 

      The crocodile

  • 2. 
    This story is written
    • A. 

      From the third-person point of view

    • B. 

      From the second-person point of view

    • C. 

      From the first-person point of view

  • 3. 
    Why are trenches built around the houses?
    • A. 

      To protect them from the war

    • B. 

      To provide water for their crops they are cultivating.

    • C. 

      To protect the homes from wild animals and thieves.

  • 4. 
    How do the people of the area make their living?
    • A. 

      They make their living by farming and hunting.

    • B. 

      They make their living by going to jobs in the city.

    • C. 

      They make their living by joining the army.

  • 5. 
    What does the narrator's grandmother believe is bad luck?
    • A. 

      She believes it is bad luck to enter the theater late.

    • B. 

      She believes it is bad luck to enter the theater when the "Faithful One" is onstage.

    • C. 

      She believes it is bad luck to enter the theater when the "Flatter" is onstage.

  • 6. 
    Why did the narrator's grandmother once knock someone to the floor in a restaurant?
    • A. 

      She knocked a man down because he took her husband's chopsticks and was making rude comments to her husband.

    • B. 

      She knocked a man down because he took her chopsticks and was making rude comments to the owner.

    • C. 

      She knocked a man down because he tried to leave the restaurant without paying for his food.

  • 7. 
    Why was the restaurant owner happy that the grandmother fought the bully?
    • A. 

      The owner was happy because the bully came to the restaurant each day and did not pay for his food or drink.

    • B. 

      The owner was happy because the bully had threatened the customers of the restaurant.

    • C. 

      The owner was happy because the bully had tried to kill the owner before.

  • 8. 
    Why does the grandmother touch the tombstone and say, "Dear, I will join you soon?"
    • A. 

      She says this because she misses her husband.

    • B. 

      She says this because she wants her husband to know she is thinking about their children.

    • C. 

      She says this because she knows she will die soon and go to be with her husband who is already dead.

  • 9. 
    For what purpose was this story written?
    • A. 

      To explain why it is important to defend yourself

    • B. 

      To inform the reader about the country of Vietnam

    • C. 

      To tell about a boy's life and family

  • 10. 
    The people in the restaurant believed that the narrator's grandfather was
    • A. 

      A karate champion

    • B. 

      A coward

    • C. 

      A farmer

  • 11. 
    The grandmother's passion for theater never diminished with age. To have a passion for something means to
    • A. 

      Feel strongly about it

    • B. 

      Give it away freely

    • C. 

      Teacher others about it

  • 12. 
    The boy's grandmother knew Chinese mythology by heart. Mythology means
    • A. 

      Songs that tell about your family

    • B. 

      Recipes for how to cook food

    • C. 

      Stories about gods and heroes

  • 13. 
    Another word for hamlet is
    • A. 

      Prince

    • B. 

      Village

    • C. 

      Roast

  • 14. 
    During the rainy season, the narrator and his family helped plant and cultivate fields of rice. Cultivate means
    • A. 

      Drain

    • B. 

      Sell

    • C. 

      Grow

  • 15. 
    Everyone at the restaurant wanted to know where the grandmother learned karate. Karate is
    • A. 

      An Asian art of self-defense

    • B. 

      The Vietnamese language

    • C. 

      The way you treat customers