The Night Journey Quiz

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To any 13 year old staying to keep your grandma company isn’t as fun as going to the mall with friends. In this book Rachel gets to hang out with her grandma and finds out she comes from a line of survivors. How well do you remember the book? Answer the questions to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This story is told from the third-person point of view. Which of these is an example of the third-person?
    • A. 

      From my bed I could see the samovar.

    • B. 

      I used to pretend it was a good soldier.

    • C. 

      "All right," she replied flatly.

  • 2. 
    What was Sashie afraid of at first?
    • A. 

      Inhaling a chicken feather

    • B. 

      Getting pecked by chickens

    • C. 

      Losing the brass samovar

  • 3. 
    Where does Nana Sashie decide to keep the samovar?
    • A. 

      She decides to keep it in her bedroom.

    • B. 

      She decides to keep it in the kitchen.

    • C. 

      She decides to keep it in the living room.

  • 4. 
    How did Joe plan to escape with his family?
    • A. 

      Joe planned to escape by running with his family to the neighboring country.

    • B. 

      Joe planned to escape by hiding his family in a wagon filled with chicken coops.

    • C. 

      Joe planned to escape by hiding in the attic of a neighbor's house.

  • 5. 
    How did Sashie keep Louie quiet?
    • A. 

      Sashie kept Louie quiet by threatening to spank him.

    • B. 

      Sashie kept Louie quiet by singing to him softly.

    • C. 

      Sashie kept Louie quiet by giving him sugar sticks.

  • 6. 
    What was Ida's "strange prayer"?
    • A. 

      Ida's strange prayer was that Louie would grow old enough to have rotten teeth.

    • B. 

      Ida's strange prayer was that Louie would grow old enough to become bald.

    • C. 

      Ida's strange prayer was that Louie would grow old enough to have 13 children.

  • 7. 
    How did Sashie entertain Louie?
    • A. 

      She made up stories about the chickens in the coop.

    • B. 

      She drew tiny faces on her thumb and index finger so she could do a puppet show.

    • C. 

      She told him stories about how they would live in their new land.

  • 8. 
    How does Wolf prevent Sashie's family from being discovered by the commander?
    • A. 

      He suggests that the commander ride with them for the rest of the way.

    • B. 

      He gives the commander money so he'll stop searching.

    • C. 

      He suggest that the commander take the "plumpster" chickens instead of taking the chicken coops.

  • 9. 
    Her father called Sashie "Sashela" in order to
    • A. 

      Make her keep quiet

    • B. 

      Help her overcome her fear

    • C. 

      Show he was afraid also

  • 10. 
    Why does Wolf call the chickens "scratchers?"
    • A. 

      Because their claws always need trimming

    • B. 

      Because they scratch themselves a lot

    • C. 

      Because they scratch for their food

  • 11. 
    Rache's father gives the family a samovar. What is a samovar?
    • A. 

      A small stove for warming food

    • B. 

      A metal container used for heating tea

    • C. 

      A platter for serving fresh fish

  • 12. 
    The nursery rhymes delivered by Sashie and her father averted a near tantrum A tantrum is
    • A. 

      A lucky sign

    • B. 

      A big surprise

    • C. 

      A crying fit

  • 13. 
    The soldiers in the story are part of an imperial regiment. What does imperial mean?
    • A. 

      Belonging to a ruler

    • B. 

      Part of a secret plan

    • C. 

      Like a sports team

  • 14. 
    What is a regiment?
    • A. 

      A diet for the rich

    • B. 

      A group of soldiers

    • C. 

      A team of athletes

  • 15. 
    The chicken's clucking was eclipsed by the noises of the regiment. This means the noises made by the regiment
    • A. 

      Made the chickens seem less noisy

    • B. 

      Scared the chickens into being noisier

    • C. 

      Caused the chickens to be totally silent