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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does it take so long for the laundry to wash shirts?

    • A.

      They have to wait for it to rain.

    • B.

      They send all the laundry to China.

    • C.

      They send the laundry to Boston.

    • D.

      They have to pan for gold during the day and wash during the night.

    Correct Answer
    B. They send all the laundry to China.
  • 2. 

    Why does Quartz Jackson want Jack to save all of his whiskers?

    • A.

      Because it had gold dust in it.

    • B.

      They were lucky whiskers.

    • C.

      He wanted to use them to pan for gold.

    • D.

      He was going to sell them to a barber.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because it had gold dust in it.
    Explanation
    Quartz Jackson wants Jack to save all of his whiskers because they have gold dust in them. This implies that the whiskers are valuable and can be used for panning for gold.

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  • 3. 

    How much did Jack and Praiseworthy get for selling one pick and one shovel?

    • A.

      $75

    • B.

      $100

    • C.

      $85

    • D.

      $50

    Correct Answer
    B. $100
    Explanation
    Since the question states that Jack and Praiseworthy sold "one pick and one shovel," it implies that they sold these items together as a set. The only answer option that matches this condition is $100.

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  • 4. 

    When the road agent yells "..reach for the sky-- or i'll send you there pronto." What does he mean?

    • A.

      Give me a high five.

    • B.

      Runaway as fast as you can.

    • C.

      Put your hands up or i'll kill you.

    • D.

      Stretch your arms and legs.

    Correct Answer
    C. Put your hands up or i'll kill you.
    Explanation
    The road agent's statement "reach for the sky-- or I'll send you there pronto" is a threat to make the person put their hands up or else they will be killed. This phrase is commonly used in movies or literature to depict a situation where someone is being held at gunpoint and is being commanded to raise their hands in surrender. It implies that if the person does not comply with the demand, they will face severe consequences.

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  • 5. 

    Whose picture did Praiseworthy have in his carpetbag?

    • A.

      Captain Swain

    • B.

      Jack

    • C.

      Jack's sisters

    • D.

      Aunt Arabella

    Correct Answer
    D. Aunt Arabella
    Explanation
    Praiseworthy had Aunt Arabella's picture in his carpetbag.

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  • 6. 

    How was Praiseworthy able to knock the big road agent "fifteen feet up hill"?

    • A.

      Because of the heavy gold dust in his gloves.

    • B.

      Because the road agent jumped as he hit him.

    • C.

      Because Jack pushed his as Praiseworthy hit him.

    • D.

      Praiseworthy had been boxing during the night.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because of the heavy gold dust in his gloves.
  • 7. 

    How does a miner stake a claim?

    • A.

      They will run to the office and claim it.

    • B.

      Sit on the ground and not move from it.

    • C.

      Pound wooden pegs in all four corners and put a tin can on each peg.

    • D.

      Send a friend to claim it for you.

    Correct Answer
    C. Pound wooden pegs in all four corners and put a tin can on each peg.
    Explanation
    A miner stakes a claim by pounding wooden pegs in all four corners of the desired area and placing a tin can on each peg. This is a common practice used to mark and establish ownership of a mining claim.

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  • 8. 

    What are some of the strange sounding names of the gold towns? Which one does Jack want to get to?

  • 9. 

    Why did Quartz Jackson need to get a haircut?

    • A.

      He was tired of having so much hair.

    • B.

      His hair was too long he couldn't see anything.

    • C.

      He needed to sell his hair for money.

    • D.

      His fiancé was coming to meet him.

    Correct Answer
    D. His fiancé was coming to meet him.
    Explanation
    Quartz Jackson needed to get a haircut because his fiancé was coming to meet him. This suggests that he wanted to look presentable and tidy for their meeting.

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  • 10. 

    What does Pitch-pine Billy do with Praiseworthy's umbrella?

    • A.

      Uses it to protect himself from the rain.

    • B.

      Uses it to fight off a bear.

    • C.

      Uses it to protect himself from the sun.

    • D.

      Uses it to pan for gold.

    Correct Answer
    D. Uses it to pan for gold.
    Explanation
    Pitch-pine Billy uses Praiseworthy's umbrella to pan for gold. This suggests that Pitch-pine Billy is using the umbrella as a makeshift gold pan, possibly because he does not have a proper one. This action implies that Pitch-pine Billy is resourceful and willing to use whatever tools he has available to him in order to search for gold.

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