8th Grade Test Ready W Mankiller Nonfiction

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8th Grade Test Ready W Mankiller Nonfiction - Quiz

After reading the passage, CAREFULLY read the questions and all answer choices before choosing the BEST answer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the author's purpose in paragraph one?
    • A. 

      To share a personal anecdote about Mankiller and her grandfather.

    • B. 

      To explain in detail how Mankiller came to live in Oklahoma

    • C. 

      To provide background information about Mankiller's home and family.

    • D. 

      To convince readers that Mankiller's family had been treated unfairly in the past.

  • 2. 
    The Mankiller family farm failed mostly due to
    • A. 

      Poor weather conditions.

    • B. 

      Lack of money to plant crops.

    • C. 

      A flawed government program.

    • D. 

      A lack of knowledge about farming.

  • 3. 
    What can you assume about a Native American warrior who once had the duty to protect his village?
    • A. 

      He was the strongest man in the village.

    • B. 

      He held a position of honor in the village.

    • C. 

      He lived apart from the other members in the village.

    • D. 

      He was the wisest member in the village.

  • 4. 
    The word captain comes from the Latin word caput, meaning "head."  Which of these words probably comes from the same Latin word?
    • A. 

      Crisis

    • B. 

      Create

    • C. 

      Chief

    • D. 

      Collision

  • 5. 
    What two words from the article are antonyms?
    • A. 

      Poverty, struggle

    • B. 

      Rural, urban

    • C. 

      Harassed, threatened

    • D. 

      Promote, presevere

  • 6. 
    Which of these is something Mankiller might say?
    • A. 

      "Struggle is not necessary for personal growth."

    • B. 

      "I will see that those who oppose me will not benefit from my work"

    • C. 

      "My self-pity often gets in the way of accomplishing my goals."

    • D. 

      "Helping people help themselves is important work."

  • 7. 
    What can you conclude from the quote in the box on page 8?
    • A. 

      Mankiller feels that her most important work is with young people.

    • B. 

      Mankiller fights harder for women's rights than for anything else.

    • C. 

      Mankiller does not want young girls to feel limited by their gender.

    • D. 

      Mankiller wants more women to seek leadership positions.

  • 8. 
    You can tell that Mankiller's health issues
    • A. 

      Caused people to question her leadership abilities.

    • B. 

      Prevented her from doing most of the things she wanted.

    • C. 

      Made her determined to work even harder.

    • D. 

      Were responsible for her success.

  • 9. 
    What does the author mean when she writes that Mankiller's concern for Native American issues was further fueled in 1969.
    • A. 

      Mankiller decided to dedicate her work to Native American issues in 1969.

    • B. 

      Mankiller's interest in Native American issues grew even stronger in 1969.

    • C. 

      Mankiller decided to become a social worker.

    • D. 

      Mankiller furthered her education despite obstacles.

  • 10. 
    Which box does not belong in the web? (found at link above)
    • A. 

      Box 1

    • B. 

      Box 3

    • C. 

      Box 4

    • D. 

      Box 5

  • 11. 
    Using this link, view the graph and utilize it to answer the question. Which of the following best fits in  (USE THE TEXT IN NC READY if you have the copy!!!  Ignore the link below as it's set up identically to it!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ig0WWB-MugWKCEPOI31VryfBDSOb8iHrd8yS-ZxI1ZU/edit?usp=sharing   
    • A. 

      Grew up on a family farm

    • B. 

      Was married in 1986

    • C. 

      Had many serious health problems

    • D. 

      Worked on the Bell Community project

  • 12. 
    You know the article is a biography because.....
    • A. 

      It contains facts that can be proved

    • B. 

      It contains details about a person's life.

    • C. 

      It describes actual events.

    • D. 

      It contains fictional information.

  • 13. 
    What issue did Mankiller act on soon after students occupied Alcatraz Island?
    • A. 

      Poverty

    • B. 

      Poor housing

    • C. 

      High unemployment

    • D. 

      Low literacy rates

  • 14. 
    Which of these states a fact?
    • A. 

      Mankiller inspired the Cherokee nation more than any previous leader.

    • B. 

      A woman is not qualified to hold the position of Deputy Principal Chief.

    • C. 

      Membership in the tribe increased during Mankiller's leadership.

    • D. 

      Government should not get involved in helping communities rebuild their neighborhoods.

  • 15. 
    What statement best summarizes the biography?
    • A. 

      Wilma Mankiller endured many hardships in her life.

    • B. 

      Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to become a leader of the Cherokee nation.

    • C. 

      Despite hardships, Wilma Mankiller worked tirelessly for people.

    • D. 

      Wilma Mankiller never earned the respect of her peers despite hard work.

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