The 6th Grade Nickname Game

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6th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

“The 6th Grade Nickname Game” is a novel by Gordon Korman originally published in 1998, which tells the story of two young boys Jeff and Wiley, who have always taken pleasure in dishing out nicknames to their classmates. The book sees them trying to come up with the perfect nickname for the new girl, Cassandra. What do you know about this book’s story? Let’s take a look


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who are the main characters in The 6th Grade Nickname Game?
    • A. 

      Jeff and Charles

    • B. 

      Wiley and Jeff

    • C. 

      Donald and Wiley

    • D. 

      Casandra and Lisa

  • 2. 
    Mr. Hughes is the new 6B teacher at Old Orchard Public School.  He also works as a...
    • A. 

      Middle school soccer coach.

    • B. 

      Football coach at the high school.

    • C. 

      School district bus driver.

    • D. 

      Assistant principal at the elementary school.

  • 3. 
    Lisa Adamson is __________ sister.
    • A. 

      Cassandra's

    • B. 

      Mike's

    • C. 

      Jeff's

    • D. 

      Wiley's

  • 4. 
    What kind of bird was D.D.?
    • A. 

      Black Herron Night Owl

    • B. 

      Yellow Tailed Parakeet

    • C. 

      Blue Crested Warbler Sparrow

    • D. 

      Toucan

  • 5. 
    Jeff, Cassandra, and Wiley belong to the...
    • A. 

      Student reading club.

    • B. 

      Beginning rollerbladers club.

    • C. 

      Endangered Species Club.

    • D. 

      4-H Club.

  • 6. 
    Cassandra always seems to wear what unique clothing item?
    • A. 

      Decorative skirts

    • B. 

      Dressy scarves

    • C. 

      Ornamental berets

    • D. 

      Bright-colored shirts

  • 7. 
    Cassandra's dad cautioned Jeff and Wiley not to carry more than ____ bricks at a time down the steps.
    • A. 

      11

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      4

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      When Donald hit D.D. with his truck and then speed of down the street.

    • B. 

      Mr. Doncaster arrived to the 6B classroom and introduced Cassandra.

    • C. 

      When Jeff and Wiley got into a fist fight and bloodied each other's noses.

    • D. 

      When Mr. Hughes gave his speech at the school board meeting.

  • 9. 
    What happened to the original 6B teacher?
    • A. 

      She got fired.

    • B. 

      She went on vacation.

    • C. 

      She had a baby.

    • D. 

      She retired.

  • 10. 
    What is the "Bright Lights"?
    • A. 

      The nickname given to the teachers at Old Orchard Public School

    • B. 

      The nickname given to Jeff and Wiley by the other students

    • C. 

      The nickname given to the 6A team of students

    • D. 

      The nickname given to the 3rd graders at Old Orchard Public School

  • 11. 
    Why does Jeff create his "Didn't" list?
    • A. 

      To track how much time Wiley was spending with him

    • B. 

      To remember to do the stuff on his list

    • C. 

      To compare his time with Cassandra to Wiley's

    • D. 

      To better organize his daily schedule

  • 12. 
    What was to happen to Mr. Hughes if 6B scored poorly on the State Reading Assessment?
    • A. 

      He'd be moved to another team in the school

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      He'd be suspended without pay

    • D. 

      He'd be fired

  • 13. 
    To better help 6B succeed on the State Reading Assessment, Mr. Hughes...
    • A. 

      Began giving weekly study guides.

    • B. 

      Quit his job as a football coach.

    • C. 

      Started being quieter and less disruptive.

    • D. 

      Brought in another coach to co-teach.

  • 14. 
    What is Iceman's real name?
    • A. 

      Ike Schmitts

    • B. 

      Rick Smith

    • C. 

      Mike Jones

    • D. 

      Mike Smith

  • 15. 
    Mr. Hughes is preparing 6B for what big test?
    • A. 

      TCAP

    • B. 

      Scantron

    • C. 

      The State Reading Assessment

    • D. 

      Thinklink

  • 16. 
    Which words best describe Mr. Hughes?
    • A. 

      Quiet, caring, mild-mannered

    • B. 

      Rude, loud, hateful

    • C. 

      Mean, aggressive, wild

    • D. 

      Enthusiastic, loud, anxious

  • 17. 
    What is a "Stop Cop"?
    • A. 

      A police officer that has pulled a car over

    • B. 

      A helicopter that is on the ground

    • C. 

      An Old Orchard Public School student crossing guard

    • D. 

      A mall security officer

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      She's so weird, they feel it'd be hard to make it stick.

    • B. 

      The both have a secret crush and can't focus on naming her.

    • C. 

      They don't talk to her often.

    • D. 

      She doesn't want a nickname.

  • 19. 
    Where did 6A go on their field trip?
    • A. 

      Valley Forge

    • B. 

      Botanical Gardens

    • C. 

      Children's Theater

    • D. 

      Wetlands

  • 20. 
    The character named Snoopy got his nickname because...
    • A. 

      He looks like the cartoon character Snoopy.

    • B. 

      He is always eavesdropping in other's business.

    • C. 

      He has a puppy named Snoopy.

    • D. 

      He sits in class whispering "Snoop" all period long.

  • 21. 
    What made Mike Smith popular?
    • A. 

      His good looks

    • B. 

      His performance on the softball field

    • C. 

      His quiet nature

    • D. 

      His height

  • 22. 
    What problems did Wiley cause for Jeff during International Night?
    • A. 

      Wiley got Jeff kicked out of International Night before it started

    • B. 

      Wiley destroyed Jeff's costume

    • C. 

      Wiley signed Jeff up to be the other half of a horse's costume

    • D. 

      Wiley forgot to call and wake Jeff up in time for International Night

  • 23. 
    What kind of marathon did 6B participate in?
    • A. 

      An essay writing marathon

    • B. 

      A citywide marathon run

    • C. 

      A reading marathon

    • D. 

      A drawing marathon

  • 24. 
    Mr. Hughes was known for saying...
    • A. 

      "Give it all you got!"

    • B. 

      "Try your best!"

    • C. 

      "Always finish the race!"

    • D. 

      "Give 110%!"

  • 25. 
    Why did Mr. Doncaster not fire Mr. Hughes?
    • A. 

      6B petitioned to keep him as a teacher.

    • B. 

      Parents of 6B students complained to the school board.

    • C. 

      6B made huge improvements on the State Reading Assessment scores.

    • D. 

      Mr. Hughes quit before he could be fired.

  • 26. 
    Why didn't Snoopy's name change?
    • A. 

      He left the school for the rest of the year.

    • B. 

      He didn't want it to change because he liked it.

    • C. 

      Other students continued to call him Snoopy anyway.

    • D. 

      His parents changed his real name to Snoopy.

  • 27. 
    Who did Cassandra ask to the Sadie Hawkins dance?
    • A. 

      Crusty Bones

    • B. 

      Gas Bag

    • C. 

      Snoopy

    • D. 

      Iceman

  • 28. 
    What was the sign that let Cassandra know to ask Mike to the dance?
    • A. 

      After D.D. escaped, the bird landed on Mike's arm

    • B. 

      Jeff and Wiley both said they didn't want to go with her

    • C. 

      Mike asked her to go to the dance first

    • D. 

      Mr. Hughes paired them together during a softball game

  • 29. 
    What is the theme of this book?
    • A. 

      Slow and steady wins the race.

    • B. 

      Never let anything come between true friendship.

    • C. 

      Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

    • D. 

      A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  • 30. 
    What word best describes Mr. Hughes role as a teacher?
    • A. 

      Disciplinarian

    • B. 

      Discourager

    • C. 

      Motivator

    • D. 

      Strict-educator