"City Of Orphans"

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• 1.

• A.

Wilhelmina

• B.

Willouette

• C.

• D.

• 2.

Where is Maks' family from?

• A.

Danish

• B.

Denmark

• C.

Deutscheland

• D.

Germany

B. Denmark
Explanation
Maks' family is from Denmark.

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• 3.

What did Maks' father do for work before they came to America?

• A.

• B.

• C.

Taught at a university

• D.

Ran a dairy farm

Explanation
Maks' father made boats for work before they came to America. This suggests that he had a profession in boat-making, indicating his expertise and skills in this field. It also implies that boat-making might have been a significant industry or occupation in their previous country of residence.

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• 4.

Ronald
• 5.

How much do the newsies sell each paper for?

2 cents
Two cents
Explanation
The newsies sell each paper for 2 cents or two cents. This means that they charge customers 2 cents for every newspaper they purchase.

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• 6.

If Maks sells all his papers, how much profit does he make?

8 cents
Eight cents
Explanation
The answer is 8 cents or eight cents because it is stated in the question that Maks sells all his papers. Therefore, the profit he makes is equal to the amount of money he earns from selling the papers, which is 8 cents or eight cents.

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• 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.

C. He works for a man who is getting bad publicity, so he wants fewer copies of the World on the street.
Explanation
Brunswick wants Bruno to beat up the World newsies because he works for a man who is receiving bad publicity and wants to minimize the distribution of the World newspaper. By reducing the number of copies on the street, he hopes to limit the negative coverage and protect his employer's reputation.

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• 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.

B. Donck is the author of the stories.
Explanation
Donck's negative comments about the "boy detective" stories in the magazine suggest that he has a strong opinion about them. The fact that he calls them "nonsense" and "garbage" indicates that he has a personal connection or involvement with the stories. The most logical explanation is that Donck is the author of the stories himself, as he would have the authority to criticize them in such a way.

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• 9.

Bruno enters the Waldorf armed with what?

• A.

• B.

A pistol

• C.

A flaming torch

• D.

A shovel

D. A shovel
Explanation
Bruno enters the Waldorf armed with a shovel. This implies that he is carrying a shovel as a weapon or tool for some purpose. The shovel can be used for self-defense or for other practical reasons such as digging, clearing, or even as a makeshift weapon. It suggests that Bruno may be prepared for physical tasks or potential confrontations that may require the use of a shovel.

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• 10.

• A.

Trevor

• B.

Packwood

• C.

Donck

• D.

Bruno

D. Bruno
• 11.

Who shot Bruno?

• A.

Trevor

• B.

Packwood

• C.

Donck

• D.

Brunswick

B. Packwood
Explanation
The question is asking who shot Bruno. The correct answer is Packwood. This suggests that Packwood is the person responsible for shooting Bruno.

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• 12.

What does Donck die from?

• A.

Tuberculosis

• B.

Typhoid fever

• C.

Scarlet fever

• D.

Nosebleeds

A. Tuberculosis
Explanation
Donck dies from tuberculosis.

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• 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.

C. Willa sells her mother's gold ring.
Explanation
The Gelesses get the money for Agnes' medical treatment by Willa selling her mother's gold ring.

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• 14.

Who is the narrator, the "I" telling the whole story?

• A.

Maks

• B.

Agnes

• C.

Jacob

• D.

D. It is never made clear.
Explanation
The correct answer is "It is never made clear." This means that throughout the story, the identity of the narrator is not revealed or explicitly stated. The author intentionally leaves it ambiguous, allowing readers to interpret and imagine the narrator's identity for themselves.

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• 15.

Who calls New York "a city of orphans"?

• A.

Mr. Geless

• B.

Bartleby Donck

• C.

The mayor

• D.

The guard at the Tombs

B. Bartleby Donck
Explanation
Bartleby Donck calls New York "a city of orphans".

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