"City Of Orphans"

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  • 1. 
    What is Willa's original name?
    • A. 

      Wilhelmina

    • B. 

      Willouette

    • C. 

      Waddah

    • D. 

      Adolfina

  • 2. 
    Where is Maks' family from?
    • A. 

      Danish

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Deutscheland

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 3. 
    What did Maks' father do for work before they came to America?
    • A. 

      Made shoes

    • B. 

      Made boats

    • C. 

      Taught at a university

    • D. 

      Ran a dairy farm

  • 4. 
    What does his teacher call Maks' brother Ryker?
  • 5. 
    How much do the newsies sell each paper for?
  • 6. 
    If Maks sells all his papers, how much profit does he make?
  • 7. 
    Why does Brunswick want Bruno to beat up the World newsies?
    • A. 

      He wants their money.

    • B. 

      He works for the Globe, and he wants fewer copies of the World on the street.

    • C. 

      He works for a man who is getting bad publicity, so he wants fewer copies of the World on the street.

    • D. 

      He blames the World for his wife's death.

  • 8. 
    Donck calls the "boy detective" stories in the magazine "nonsense" and "garbage." What the kids don't initially know is that:
    • A. 

      Donck is a big fan of the stories.

    • B. 

      Donck is the author of the stories.

    • C. 

      Donck is trying to get his own detective stories published, without success.

    • D. 

      Donck can't read.

  • 9. 
    Bruno enters the Waldorf armed with what?
    • A. 

      A switchblade

    • B. 

      A pistol

    • C. 

      A flaming torch

    • D. 

      A shovel

  • 10. 
    Who shot Brunswick?
    • A. 

      Trevor

    • B. 

      Packwood

    • C. 

      Donck

    • D. 

      Bruno

  • 11. 
    Who shot Bruno?
    • A. 

      Trevor

    • B. 

      Packwood

    • C. 

      Donck

    • D. 

      Brunswick

  • 12. 
    What does Donck die from?
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      Typhoid fever

    • C. 

      Scarlet fever

    • D. 

      Nosebleeds

  • 13. 
    How do the Gelesses get the money for Agnes' medical treatment?
    • A. 

      Monsieur Zulot sells a story to the magazine.

    • B. 

      Mrs. Geless sells her hair to a wigmaker.

    • C. 

      Willa sells her mother's gold ring.

    • D. 

      Emma gets a big raise at the Waldorf.

  • 14. 
    Who is the narrator, the "I" telling the whole story?
    • A. 

      Maks

    • B. 

      Agnes

    • C. 

      Jacob

    • D. 

      It is never made clear.

  • 15. 
    Who calls New York "a city of orphans"?
    • A. 

      Mr. Geless

    • B. 

      Bartleby Donck

    • C. 

      The mayor

    • D. 

      The guard at the Tombs

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