Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Pre And Post Assessment

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Pre And Post Assessment - Quiz

This quiz is a pre and post assessment for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the word supply mean?

    • A.

      The amount of something that is unavailable

    • B.

      The amount of something you have in in store

    • C.

      Something you will never need

    • D.

      Something you will never want

    Correct Answer
    B. The amount of something you have in in store
    Explanation
    The word "supply" refers to the amount of something that you have in store. It indicates the quantity or stock of a particular item or resource that is available for use or distribution. It does not imply unavailability or lack of need or desire for something.

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  • 2. 

    What does the word gradual mean?

    • A.

      Something that occurs quickly

    • B.

      Something that occurs on and off

    • C.

      Something that occurs slowly

    • D.

      Something that never occurs

    Correct Answer
    C. Something that occurs slowly
    Explanation
    The word "gradual" means that something happens slowly over a period of time. It implies a gradual progression or change, rather than something happening quickly, on and off, or never occurring.

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  • 3. 

    What does sanitation mean?

    • A.

      Keeping things dirty

    • B.

      Keeping things clean

    • C.

      Fertilizing the grass

    • D.

      The water process

    Correct Answer
    B. Keeping things clean
    Explanation
    Sanitation refers to the practice of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in order to prevent the spread of disease and promote overall health. It involves keeping things clean, such as personal hygiene, waste management, and maintaining clean living environments. By practicing sanitation, we can ensure the cleanliness and safety of our surroundings and minimize the risk of infections and illnesses.

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  • 4. 

    What does the word damage mean?

    • A.

      Creating something new

    • B.

      Something is ruined

    • C.

      Something is fixable

    • D.

      A sport

    Correct Answer
    B. Something is ruined
    Explanation
    The word "damage" refers to something that has been ruined or harmed in some way. It implies that there has been a negative impact or destruction caused to the object or entity in question. It does not refer to creating something new, something fixable, or a sport.

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  • 5. 

    What does the word tornado mean?

    • A.

      A really bad thunderstorm

    • B.

      A mountain that erupts

    • C.

      A storm with very high winds that provides people with days notice of its coming.

    • D.

      A storm with very high winds that provides people with minutes of its coming.

    Correct Answer
    D. A storm with very high winds that provides people with minutes of its coming.
    Explanation
    The word tornado refers to a storm with very high winds that provides people with minutes of its coming. This means that tornadoes are characterized by their strong winds and their ability to form and strike with little warning, giving people only a few minutes to take cover. Unlike the other options, a tornado is not a type of thunderstorm or a erupting mountain.

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  • 6. 

    What does the word violent mean?

    • A.

      Acting sad in order to get attention

    • B.

      Acting silly or funny to make someone laugh

    • C.

      Acting with uncontrolled, strong, rough force to harm someone

    • D.

      Helping someone with thier problems.

    Correct Answer
    C. Acting with uncontrolled, strong, rough force to harm someone
    Explanation
    The word "violent" refers to acting with uncontrolled, strong, rough force to harm someone. This means that someone who is violent behaves aggressively and forcefully, causing harm or injury to others. It implies a lack of control and an intention to cause harm through physical force.

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  • 7. 

    What does the word precipitation mean?

    • A.

      Part of the water process in the form of rain, hail, sleet, or snow.

    • B.

      Creating a new lifeform

    • C.

      Causing destruction

    • D.

      Caused only by Hurricanes

    Correct Answer
    A. Part of the water process in the form of rain, hail, sleet, or snow.
    Explanation
    The word precipitation refers to a part of the water process that involves the falling of water from the atmosphere to the Earth's surface in various forms such as rain, hail, sleet, or snow. It is not related to creating a new lifeform or causing destruction. Additionally, precipitation is not solely caused by hurricanes, as it can occur in various weather conditions.

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  • 8. 

    What does the word drizzle mean?

    • A.

      To rain forcefully

    • B.

      To rain gently

    • C.

      To hail forcefully

    • D.

      To hail gently

    Correct Answer
    B. To rain gently
    Explanation
    The word "drizzle" refers to a light and gentle rain. It is different from raining forcefully or hailing, as it describes a soft and light precipitation.

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  • 9. 

    What does the word atmosphere mean?

    • A.

      The gaseous envelope surrounding the earth

    • B.

      The ground layer on earth

    • C.

      The fields that animals prey on

    • D.

      The depth of the oceans

    Correct Answer
    A. The gaseous envelope surrounding the earth
    Explanation
    The word atmosphere refers to the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth. It is the layer of gases that surrounds our planet, consisting mainly of nitrogen and oxygen, with traces of other gases. The atmosphere plays a crucial role in protecting and sustaining life on Earth by regulating temperature, providing oxygen for respiration, and shielding us from harmful radiation.

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  • 10. 

    What does the word surround mean?

    • A.

      To go in between

    • B.

      To enclose on all sides

    • C.

      To open a large gap for passages

    • D.

      To stand in a straight line

    Correct Answer
    B. To enclose on all sides
    Explanation
    The word "surround" means to enclose on all sides. This implies that something is completely surrounded or enveloped by something else, leaving no gaps or openings. This can be visualized as being completely surrounded by a barrier or being trapped within a closed space.

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  • 11. 

    What is a tall tale?

    Correct Answer
    An exaggerated, unreliable story
    Explanation
    A tall tale is an exaggerated, unreliable story. It often includes elements of fantasy and exaggeration, making it larger than life and unbelievable. These stories are typically passed down through oral tradition and are meant to entertain and amuse listeners. Tall tales often feature larger-than-life characters who possess extraordinary abilities or accomplish incredible feats. The exaggerations and unreliable nature of these stories add to their charm and entertainment value.

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  • 12. 

    Why is Chewandswallow a good name for the town?

    Correct Answer
    The people only knew how to chew and swallow thier food.
    Explanation
    The name "Chewandswallow" is a good fit for the town because it accurately describes the behavior of the people living there. The statement mentions that the people only knew how to chew and swallow their food, implying that they did not engage in any other form of eating or food preparation. This suggests that the town's residents have a unique or peculiar way of consuming their meals, making the name "Chewandswallow" an appropriate choice to reflect this aspect of their lifestyle.

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  • 13. 

    What is meant by absolute necessities?

    Correct Answer
    items needed for survival only
    Explanation
    Absolute necessities refer to the essential items that are required for survival. These items are crucial for sustaining life and meeting basic needs. They include things like food, water, shelter, and clothing, which are essential for human survival. Absolute necessities are distinct from luxuries or non-essential items, as they are indispensable for maintaining life and ensuring the well-being of an individual.

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  • 14. 

    What incident "touched off" the story of Chewandswallow?

    Correct Answer
    Grandpa flipped a pancake at breakfast, which landed on Henry's head.
    Explanation
    The incident that "touched off" the story of Chewandswallow was when Grandpa flipped a pancake at breakfast and it landed on Henry's head. This event seems to have sparked the beginning of the story, possibly leading to further adventures and events in Chewandswallow.

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  • 15. 

    How did the people escape the storms of food?

    Correct Answer
    They made a raft of stale bread and peanut butter and sailed to a new land.
    Explanation
    The people escaped the storms of food by making a raft out of stale bread and peanut butter and sailing to a new land. This implies that they used these food items to create a floating device that allowed them to navigate through the storms and reach safety in a different location.

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  • 16. 

    Why did the people not return to Chewandswallow?

    • A.

      They had good jobs in thier new land

    • B.

      They liked the food in the supermarkets

    • C.

      They were afraid to go back

    Correct Answer
    C. They were afraid to go back
    Explanation
    The people did not return to Chewandswallow because they were afraid to go back. This suggests that there was something in Chewandswallow that made them fearful or uncomfortable, leading them to choose not to return. The specific reason for their fear is not provided, but it could be speculated that there may have been a dangerous or threatening situation in Chewandswallow that they wanted to avoid.

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  • 17. 

    What did the Sanitation Department do with the food?

    • A.

      They gave it to animals

    • B.

      They threw it away

    • C.

      They took it home

    Correct Answer
    A. They gave it to animals
    Explanation
    The Sanitation Department gave the food to animals.

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  • 18. 

    What was unusual about ChewandSwallow?

    • A.

      You could order your food from the weather forecasters

    • B.

      Everyday was full of sunshine and warm weather

    • C.

      The weather brought in food instead of rain or snow

    Correct Answer
    C. The weather brought in food instead of rain or snow
    Explanation
    ChewandSwallow was unusual because instead of experiencing typical weather patterns like rain or snow, the weather in this place brought in food. This means that instead of traditional precipitation, people could expect to receive various types of food falling from the sky. This unique weather phenomenon made ChewandSwallow a truly extraordinary place.

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  • 19. 

    How did the people escape the storms?

    • A.

      They made a raft of stale bread and peanut butter

    • B.

      They waded through the food and began to walk

    • C.

      They stayed inside thier homes until it was safe

    Correct Answer
    A. They made a raft of stale bread and peanut butter
  • 20. 

    People who use thier cell phones and radios to tell weathermen what direction a storm is going are called?

    • A.

      Weather vanes

    • B.

      Advisors

    • C.

      Storm Spotters

    • D.

      Meteorologists

    Correct Answer
    C. Storm Spotters
    Explanation
    Storm spotters are people who use their cell phones and radios to report the direction of a storm to weathermen. They play a crucial role in providing real-time information about severe weather conditions, such as tornadoes, to meteorologists. By relaying this information, storm spotters help meteorologists accurately track and predict the path of storms, which is essential for issuing timely warnings and ensuring public safety.

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