A Very Important Day Book By Maggie Rugg Herold! Trivia Quiz

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A Very Important Day Book By Maggie Rugg Herold! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    My father had to go before an ___________ to pass a test to become an interpreter in the United Nations.
    • A. 

      Examiner

    • B. 

      Petitioner

    • C. 

      Enrich

    • D. 

      Citizen

  • 2. 
    Laurie added more cinnamon to her pie to _____ its flavor.
    • A. 

      Examiner

    • B. 

      Enrich

    • C. 

      Brighten

    • D. 

      Citizenship

  • 3. 
    Why were the families worried they might not make it to the courthouse on time?
    • A. 

      The subway was not running.

    • B. 

      New York is a big city.

    • C. 

      The couthouse is hard to find.

    • D. 

      It had started snowing.

  • 4. 
    The author doesn't tell why people are going to the courthouse until the end of the story because she ____________.
    • A. 

      Hasn't decided where the people will go

    • B. 

      Wants to keep the reader in suspense

    • C. 

      Doesn't think anyone will notice

    • D. 

      Left it out accidentally

  • 5. 
    What do all the characters in the story have in common?
    • A. 

      They all live in different American cities.

    • B. 

      They all love snow and storms.

    • C. 

      They are all immigrants from other countries.

    • D. 

      Today is the first time they have seen snow.

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of repeating the oath of citizenship?
    • A. 

      To give people a chance to practice their English

    • B. 

      To make many voices sound as one

    • C. 

      To determine whether or not the people understand English

    • D. 

      To swear loyalty to the United States

  • 7. 
    This selection mainly tells us _____.
    • A. 

      About how much it snows in New York.

    • B. 

      About a very bad day for a family.

    • C. 

      About a courthouse and the people in it

    • D. 

      About a special day in the lives of several families that came to America.

  • 8. 
    How does the author keep the title A Very Important Day in your mind?
    • A. 

      She keeps having the characters say the phrase.

    • B. 

      She doesn’t, she wants us to wonder.

    • C. 

      She said in the beginning that the whole story will be an important day.

    • D. 

      It’s written in the snow.

  • 9. 
    Why do people in the story react differently to the snow?
    • A. 

      Because it’s such a strange snow storm.

    • B. 

      They don’t act differently. They all act the same.

    • C. 

      Because they all have different experiences with it in their lives. Some have never experienced snow before, and others are familiar with it.

    • D. 

      No one has ever seen it before.

  • 10. 
    Why do you think the author wrote about so many different families?
    • A. 

      She knew a lot about other countries and wanted to share.

    • B. 

      She wanted to show that the process of becoming a citizen is shared by family different cultures.

    • C. 

      All the families asked her to talk about them.

    • D. 

      She couldn’t decide whom to write about.

  • 11. 
    What was inside the package from Zeng's friend, Bailing?
    • A. 

      A red, whiite, and blue shirt.

    • B. 

      A Team USA hat

    • C. 

      Small American flags

    • D. 

      Pins reading "I am an American citizen"

  • 12. 
    In the courthouse, there were hardly any people in the chamber.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Bailong gave his friend Zeng a box full of candy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Every family was from a different country in this story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What does Duong means by “today of all days”?
    • A. 

      It’s a day where no one can travel.

    • B. 

      Today is a particularly important day

    • C. 

      Today is going to a bad day for everyone.

    • D. 

      It a day all the busses are broken down.

  • 16. 
    What did Efua and Kwame do before they went into the courthouse?
    • A. 

      They bought a rose from a man selling flowers.

    • B. 

      They had someone take their picture.

    • C. 

      They threw a penny into a fountain and made a wish.

    • D. 

      They read the newspaper headlines.

  • 17. 
    How can you tell this is a special day for the Idris family from Egypt?
    • A. 

      They play in the snow and build a snowman.

    • B. 

      They take a ferry ride.

    • C. 

      They celebrate with a special meal and foods they don't usually eat at home.

    • D. 

      They have their picture taken.

  • 18. 
    The Pitambers came to visit Veena and Mohandas early so they could-
    • A. 

      Borrow some warm clothes

    • B. 

      Ask for a ride downtown

    • C. 

      Make sure the Patels saw the snow

    • D. 

      Wish them well on this important day

  • 19. 
    When the examiner called their names, the people received--
    • A. 

      Applause from their families

    • B. 

      A certificate

    • C. 

      A red, white, and blue pin

    • D. 

      An American flag

  • 20. 
    To become American citizens, the people needed to--
    • A. 

      Tell the judge why they wanted to become citizens

    • B. 

      Salute the American flag

    • C. 

      Sing the national anthem

    • D. 

      Repeat the oath of citizenship

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