"Clean Sweep" Reading Comprehension And Vocabulary Quiz

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 842

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Multiple Choice Quizzes & Trivia

Remember to read the QUESTIONS carefully! Think closely about what you read in the story, what we discussed in class, the questions you answered/flowchart of the story, and the vocabulary work. Read ALL the multiple choice answers carefully and answer carefully. When you are finished with the mulitiple choice questions, answer the essay questions These will be added to your score on the multiple choice part of the quiz. . . . . Remember DO YOUR BEST!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The narrator and her mom go to the homes of other people because the narrator and her mom want people to  ....
    • A. 

      Look for dust mites in those people's homes

    • B. 

      See what the people's attics look like

    • C. 

      Hire the narrator and mom's cleaning business

    • D. 

      Learn to organize their homes and not have 'clutter demons'

  • 2. 
    The narrator experiences an external and an internal conflict with her schoolwork and her job because she.....
    • A. 

      Doesn't like doing school work, but loves her job with her mom....

    • B. 

      Wants to clean teachers' houses

    • C. 

      Doesn't feel like she has time to do both her schoolwork and her business' work well

    • D. 

      Is allergic to dust

  • 3. 
    Which words in the following statement give you a key to the SEQUENCE of Benjamin’s actions? (remember what you learned about sequence as we read and discussed the story!!) “Then he gets dizzy and has to sit down;  lying down comes moments later after his  face gets a little pale”  
    • A. 

      He gets dizz

    • B. 

      And has to sit down

    • C. 

      Lying down

    • D. 

      Moments later

  • 4. 
    The narrator thinks that Mrs. Leonardo is mean because Mrs. Leonardo  .....
    • A. 

      Lives in a house where her attic contains too much stuff and is very dusty

    • B. 

      Didn't use her treasured tablecloth but once in her lifetime

    • C. 

      Thinks the cleaning business is too expensive

    • D. 

      Thinks that people are rude and don't have manners

  • 5. 
    What is meant by the word 'subplot'?
    • A. 

      A title that is underneath another title

    • B. 

      A short little story found within the main plot of a story or novel

    • C. 

      A fictional little story found within a non-fiction story

    • D. 

      A poem that tells a story

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a subplot in "Clean Sweep"? 
    • A. 

      One man's trash is another man's treasure

    • B. 

      Katie and her mom start a cleaning business, she is worried about school work and helping with the business, and through working with a client learns that it's important to be closer with her little brother because he's probably missing their dad as much or more than she is.

    • C. 

      Katie meets Mrs. Leonardo, does work for her, and helps her by encouraging her to reconnect with her sister

    • D. 

      Katie's mom is a determined lady who changes her and her family's lives around by starting a cleaning business

  • 7. 
    What causes Mrs. Leonardo to think of her sister?  
    • A. 

      Benjamin reads a passage from a poem

    • B. 

      They find an old lace tablecloth that brings back memories of family

    • C. 

      They find a book that brings back memories

    • D. 

      Leonardo's sister writes a letter and makes her cry

  • 8. 
    Something that is miniscule is....
    • A. 

      Old

    • B. 

      Shabby

    • C. 

      Hopeful

    • D. 

      Tiny

  • 9. 
    Vileness means...
    • A. 

      Unpleasantness

    • B. 

      Sadness

    • C. 

      Cleverness

    • D. 

      Ever present

  • 10. 
    Turmoil means....
    • A. 

      A time of change

    • B. 

      To be motionless and without a reason

    • C. 

      A time of confusion and emotional struggle

    • D. 

      Hopeful obedience

  • 11. 
    What is the meaning of the word dingy?
    • A. 

      Sick

    • B. 

      Dirty

    • C. 

      Busy

    • D. 

      Sick

  • 12. 
    Propriety means.....
    • A. 

      The easiest way to clean

    • B. 

      Being proper and having manners

    • C. 

      Caring about others

    • D. 

      A type of luck ~ either good or bad depending upon the situation

  • 13. 
    Short Response      On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following  3 questions based on your knowledge of the story.  (6 points each)    (REMEMBER THESE WILL BE GRADED SEPARATELY AND THE SCORES WILL GO TOGETHER TO FORM YOUR QUIZ GRADE!!  ---DO YOUR BEST!!!)       What emotion does the narrator’s mother use to get people to want to use her cleaning business to clean their homes?  Use a detail from the story to support your answer:
  • 14. 
    Name one reason for the narrator’s being mean to her brother.  In your answer,m explain if this is an EXTERNAL or an INTERNAL Conflict.  Then explain WHY it is that type of conflict!
  • 15. 
    Why does the narrator describe her dad as having had 'clutter demons'?  What literary term is being used in this statement?  (what is it --your answer should tell which it is ----a simile or a metaphor? AND why is it this type of literary term?) 
  • 16. 
    Extended Response      Answer the following question based on your knowledge of the story. Write one or two paragraphs on a separate sheet of paper.  (20 points)   MUST include 3 of the following vocabulary words (in a way that shows you understand the words' meanings!!) from the story in your writing:  UNDERLINE THE WORDS!!!
    • turmoil
    • propriety
    • miniscule
    • vileness
    • dingy
    What does the narrator learn about the link between objects and healing? Use two details  from the story to support your response AND REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE DIRECTIONS!!  (This counts 20 points, be sure you answer the question carefully and follow directions!!!)