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

    Correct Answer
    A. Examiner
    Explanation
    The word "examiner" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The sentence states that the father had to go before someone to pass a test, indicating that this person would be evaluating or assessing his abilities. An examiner is someone who conducts tests or assessments, making it the most appropriate choice in this scenario. The other options, such as "petitioner" (someone who makes a request) or "enrich" (to improve or enhance), do not make sense in the given context. "Citizen" is unrelated to the sentence and does not fit the meaning.

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  • 2. 

    Laurie added more cinnamon to her pie to _____ its flavor.

    • A.

      Examiner

    • B.

      Enrich

    • C.

      Brighten

    • D.

      Citizenship

    Correct Answer
    B. Enrich
    Explanation
    Laurie added more cinnamon to her pie to enrich its flavor. Adding more cinnamon would enhance the taste of the pie, making it more flavorful and enjoyable to eat.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. It had started snowing.
    Explanation
    The families were worried they might not make it to the courthouse on time because it had started snowing. This implies that the snowfall could have caused delays or difficulties in transportation, making it uncertain whether they would be able to reach their destination in a timely manner.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Wants to keep the reader in suspense
    Explanation
    The author doesn't reveal why people are going to the courthouse until the end of the story because she wants to keep the reader in suspense. By withholding this information, the author creates a sense of anticipation and intrigue, encouraging the reader to continue reading to find out the reason behind the characters' actions. This technique can enhance the storytelling experience and engage the reader more deeply in the narrative.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They are all immigrants from other countries.
    Explanation
    All the characters in the story have in common that they are all immigrants from other countries. This is evident from the given information that they all live in different American cities and today is the first time they have seen snow. This suggests that they come from countries where snow is not a common occurrence, reinforcing the idea that they are immigrants.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. To swear loyalty to the United States
    Explanation
    The purpose of repeating the oath of citizenship is to swear loyalty to the United States. This is a symbolic act that signifies the individual's commitment and allegiance to their new country. By reciting the oath, new citizens publicly declare their loyalty and dedication to the United States and its values. It is an important step in the naturalization process and a way to ensure that individuals are willing to uphold the responsibilities and duties of being a citizen.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. About a special day in the lives of several families that came to America.
    Explanation
    This selection mainly tells us about a special day in the lives of several families that came to America. The text focuses on the experiences and emotions of these families, highlighting the significance of this particular day in their lives. It does not provide information about the amount of snow in New York, a bad day for a family, or a courthouse and the people in it.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. She keeps having the characters say the phrase.
    Explanation
    The author keeps the title "A Very Important Day" in your mind by having the characters in the story repeatedly say the phrase. This repetition serves to emphasize the significance of the day and reinforces the importance of the events that take place.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because they all have different experiences with it in their lives. Some have never experienced snow before, and others are familiar with it.
    Explanation
    The people in the story react differently to the snow because they all have different experiences with it in their lives. Some have never experienced snow before, and others are familiar with it. This difference in experience leads to varied reactions and emotions towards the snow.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. She wanted to show that the process of becoming a citizen is shared by family different cultures.
    Explanation
    The author wrote about so many different families because she wanted to show that the process of becoming a citizen is shared by families from different cultures. This suggests that the author wanted to emphasize that despite cultural differences, the experience of becoming a citizen is a universal one that connects people from various backgrounds.

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  • 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"

    Correct Answer
    C. Small American flags
    Explanation
    The correct answer is small American flags. This can be inferred from the given options as the other items mentioned, such as a shirt, hat, and pins, do not match the description of "small American flags."

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that there were hardly any people in the chamber. If this statement is true, it means that there were very few people in the courthouse. However, the correct answer is false, which means that there were actually many people in the chamber or courthouse.

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  • 13. 

    Bailong gave his friend Zeng a box full of candy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Bailong gave his friend Zeng a box full of candy. Since the statement is true, the correct answer should be "True". However, the given answer is "False", which contradicts the statement. Therefore, the given answer is incorrect.

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  • 14. 

    Every family was from a different country in this story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the story, it is mentioned that every family was from a different country. This means that each family belonged to a distinct nationality or origin. Therefore, the statement "Every family was from a different country" is true.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Today is a particularly important day
    Explanation
    The phrase "today of all days" is often used to emphasize that the current day is especially significant or important. It suggests that out of all the possible days, this specific day holds a special meaning or significance.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. They had someone take their picture.
    Explanation
    Before going into the courthouse, Efua and Kwame had someone take their picture.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They celebrate with a special meal and foods they don't usually eat at home.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the Idris family from Egypt celebrates with a special meal and foods they don't usually eat at home. This suggests that it is a special day for them because they are engaging in a unique culinary experience that is different from their usual routine.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Wish them well on this important day
    Explanation
    The Pitambers came to visit Veena and Mohandas early so they could wish them well on this important day. This suggests that there is a significant event or occasion happening that day, and the Pitambers wanted to express their good wishes to Veena and Mohandas. The other options, such as borrowing warm clothes, asking for a ride downtown, or making sure the Patels saw the snow, do not align with the idea of wishing someone well on an important day.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. A certificate
    Explanation
    When the examiner called their names, the people received a certificate. This suggests that they have successfully completed a certain task or examination. The certificate serves as a formal recognition of their achievement or qualification in a particular field or subject. It is a tangible proof that they have met the required standards and can be used as evidence of their skills or knowledge.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Repeat the oath of citizenship
    Explanation
    To become American citizens, individuals are required to repeat the oath of citizenship. This is a formal declaration where they pledge their allegiance to the United States and promise to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the country. This oath is an important step in the naturalization process and signifies their commitment to becoming a citizen of the United States.

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