Crash By Jerry Spinelli

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After reading the book "Crash" by Jerry Spinelli, you should be able to answer the following questions correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the main character in the book?

    • A.

      Deluca

    • B.

      Crash

    • C.

      Penn

    Correct Answer
    B. Crash
    Explanation
    The main character in the book is Crash.

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  • 2. 

    How did Crash get his nickname?

    • A.

      He was an aggressive child

    • B.

      Car accident

    • C.

      He liked to break things

    Correct Answer
    A. He was an aggressive child
    Explanation
    Crash got his nickname because he was an aggressive child. This suggests that he had a tendency to engage in reckless behavior or display a lack of self-control, which led others to nickname him "Crash". It implies that his actions were often forceful and potentially destructive, aligning with the idea of crashing into things.

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  • 3. 

    Which boy at school always got picked on?

    • A.

      John Coogan

    • B.

      Penn Webb

    • C.

      Jane Forbes

    Correct Answer
    B. Penn Webb
    Explanation
    Penn Webb is the boy at school who always got picked on. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the boy who was constantly targeted by others. Since John Coogan and Jane Forbes are not mentioned in relation to being picked on, it can be concluded that Penn Webb is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    What is Crash Coogan's favorite sport?

    • A.

      Hockey

    • B.

      Soccer

    • C.

      Football

    Correct Answer
    C. Football
    Explanation
    Crash Coogan's favorite sport is football.

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  • 5. 

    Who came to almost every football game?

    • A.

      Penn's parents

    • B.

      Crash's parents

    • C.

      Teachers

    Correct Answer
    A. Penn's parents
    Explanation
    Penn's parents came to almost every football game.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Crash Coogan?

    • A.

      A little kid that has no friends and is the laughing stock of the entire town.

    • B.

      A shy boy with big muscles and great soccer skills.

    • C.

      A young neighborhood bully that loves football and picking on neighborhood kids.

    Correct Answer
    C. A young neighborhood bully that loves football and picking on neighborhood kids.
    Explanation
    Crash Coogan is described as a young neighborhood bully who enjoys playing football and tormenting other children in the neighborhood. This suggests that he is not well-liked and engages in aggressive behavior towards his peers.

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  • 7. 

    Penn Webb's family is:

    • A.

      Religious

    • B.

      Vegetarians

    • C.

      Athletic

    Correct Answer
    B. Vegetarians
    Explanation
    Penn Webb's family is vegetarians because they do not consume meat or any animal products. This can be inferred from the given options where "vegetarians" is the only choice that relates to their dietary preferences. The information provided does not mention anything about their religious beliefs or athletic abilities, so these options can be ruled out.

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  • 8. 

    Crash is very _______________ in school.

    • A.

      Popular

    • B.

      Shy

    • C.

      Sad

    Correct Answer
    A. Popular
    Explanation
    The word "Crash" is described as being "very popular" in school. This implies that Crash is well-liked and has a large social circle among his peers.

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  • 9. 

    What was Penn named after?

    • A.

      A writing utensil

    • B.

      Relay races

    • C.

      Penelope

    Correct Answer
    B. Relay races
    Explanation
    Penn was named after relay races. This suggests that the name "Penn" is derived from the word "pen," which is a shortened form of "peninsula," a term used in relay races to describe the last runner who carries the baton to the finish line. This naming could symbolize the university's focus on teamwork, collaboration, and the idea of passing on knowledge from one generation to another, much like the baton in a relay race.

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  • 10. 

    What is Crash's grandfather's name?

    • A.

      Scotland

    • B.

      Scotty

    • C.

      Scooter

    Correct Answer
    C. Scooter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scooter. This can be inferred from the given options, where the names Scotland and Scotty do not indicate a familial relationship, whereas Scooter could potentially be a nickname or a common name for a grandfather.

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  • 11. 

    Throughout the book, Penn teaches Crash:

    • A.

      How to be a vegetarian

    • B.

      How to be a good friend

    • C.

      How to be a better football player

    Correct Answer
    B. How to be a good friend
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "how to be a good friend" because the sentence states that Penn teaches Crash how to be a vegetarian, how to be a good friend, and how to be a better football player. Out of the three options, "how to be a good friend" is the only one that matches the given information.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the author of this book?

    • A.

      Jerry Spinelli

    • B.

      Jerri Spenelle

    • C.

      Jerald Spinella

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerry Spinelli
    Explanation
    Jerry Spinelli is the author of this book.

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