Cue For Treason - Quiz #1 (Chapters 1-16)

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Cue For Treason - Quiz #1 (Chapters 1-16) - Quiz

After reading chapters 1-16, answer the questions here to check your understanding of the story's events, characters, setting, etc.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The protagonist's name is Peter Brownrigg.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Peter Brownrigg is the youngest of two sons (Tom is the older brother) of one of Cumberland's oldest families.

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  • 2. 

    The Brownrigg, Bell, and Atkinson families had been farming in the North of England for many, many generations.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Peter says they had "kept our sheep on the fells since Domesday Book or the founding of Rome or, for all I know, since the Flood itself." (16)

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  • 3. 

    The knight who arrived in Cumberland, who showed "that he wasn't a soft young man" is named Sir Philip Morton.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "But Sir Philip soon showed us that he wasn't a soft young man. In fact, he was extremely hard. We were sorry for the lowland farmers who rented lands from him, for their rents began to go up like rockets. Then he turned his attention to us." (16-17)

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  • 4. 

    To show off his power to the others, Sir Philip put up a wall around the "common land" down in the valley, the land that has been shared "since time immemorial."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sir Philip waved "a roll of yellow Latin documents" and "challenged us to take the matter to court." (17)

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  • 5. 

    The words "dale", "valley", and "meadow" are words that refer to bodies of water.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    These are words that refer to open expanses of grass and similar vegetation.

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  • 6. 

    Peter warned the men working to take down the wall by yelling at them. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "Then, as my big mouth was conveniently open, I stuck in two fingers and whistled." (21)

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  • 7. 

    "Then tempted by some devil [he] couldn't resist," Peter threw a rock at Sir Philip, hitting him square in the head.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    "I don't think it touched either man or horse,..., but it made the horse shy, and threw the men behind into temporary confusion."

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  • 8. 

    Peter lost a shoe as he retreated from his lookout position.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He lost his cap and didn't want to stick around to find it. "The cap was blown clean from my head, and fell somewhere among the rocks, where I'd neither the time nor inclination to stay and look for it." (23)

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  • 9. 

    Please type your first and last names in the space below.

    Correct Answer
    Name
    Explanation
    Thank you. This allows me to see who completed the quiz. Good for you doing the work that will help you succeed. (It's a fun book, eh?)

    Don't worry, this question will be marked wrong. You got it right, though... I hope! :)

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  • 10. 

    Who wrote Cue for Treason?

    • A.

      Geoffrey Trease

    • B.

      William Shakespeare

    • C.

      Christopher "Kit" Marlowe

    • D.

      Sir Richard Burbage

    Correct Answer
    A. Geoffrey Trease
    Explanation
    Geoffrey Trease is the correct answer because he is the author of the book "Cue for Treason". This historical adventure novel, published in 1940, follows the story of two young actors in Elizabethan England who become involved in a plot against Queen Elizabeth I. Trease's writing style and attention to historical detail have made this book a popular choice for young readers interested in the Elizabethan era.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following options is *NOT* part of Kit's secrets?

    • A.

      In Kit Kirkstone's case, Kit is not short for Christopher.

    • B.

      Kit stands to inherit a great deal of money and land.

    • C.

      Kit is afraid of public speaking.

    • D.

      Sir Philip wanted to marry Kit.

    Correct Answer
    C. Kit is afraid of public speaking.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kit is afraid of public speaking." This is because the other options all mention aspects of Kit's secrets or personal information, such as his full name not being Christopher, his inheritance of money and land, and Sir Philip's desire to marry him. However, there is no mention of Kit being afraid of public speaking in the given options.

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  • 12. 

    How does Peter escape from Sir Philip at the play in Penrith?

    • A.

      Peter leaves the play and runs out of town.

    • B.

      Peter hides in an empty trunk.

    • C.

      Peter takes a role on stage.

    • D.

      Peter pretends to be one of the acting troupe's horse drivers.

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter hides in an empty trunk.
    Explanation
    Peter escapes from Sir Philip at the play in Penrith by hiding in an empty trunk.

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  • 13. 

    Who said, "If you make a sound, I'll stick this knife in you!"?

    • A.

      Tom Brownrigg

    • B.

      Sir Philip Morton

    • C.

      Kit Kirkstone

    • D.

      Mr. Desmond

    Correct Answer
    C. Kit Kirkstone
    Explanation
    Kit Kirkstone is the correct answer because he is the one who threatened to stick a knife in someone if they made a sound. This statement implies that Kit Kirkstone is the one who made this threatening remark.

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  • 14. 

    Throughout the story, Peter takes on all of these roles *except*...

    • A.

      Assassin

    • B.

      Secret agent

    • C.

      Stage actor

    • D.

      Lookout

    Correct Answer
    A. Assassin
    Explanation
    In the given options, Peter is portrayed as a secret agent, stage actor, and lookout. However, there is no mention or indication that Peter takes on the role of an assassin in the story. Therefore, the correct answer is assassin.

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  • 15. 

    When performing Romeo and Juliet, Kit is set to perform the role of Juliet, but... 

    • A.

      At the last minute, she gets stage fright.

    • B.

      She begs Peter to switch roles with her.

    • C.

      She forgets all her lines and Shakespeare is furious.

    • D.

      She runs away, telling Peter that she can't go out there.

    Correct Answer
    D. She runs away, telling Peter that she can't go out there.
    Explanation
    "when I found Kit at my elbow, her eyes were like harvest moons. She too had dressed... but she was tearing at the fastenings with panic-stricken fingers. ... 'I can't go on,' she stammered, ... 'Let's get out of here," she said wildly, and ran from the room in her shirt and hose, still wearing Juliet's golden sippers.' (105)

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  • 16. 

    Peter takes the role of Juliet and upon arriving on stage, sees ______________ in the crowd.

    • A.

      Kit's mother

    • B.

      Kit's father

    • C.

      Sir Philip Morton

    • D.

      Queen Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    C. Sir Philip Morton
    Explanation
    Upon arriving on stage, Peter sees Sir Philip Morton in the crowd. This suggests that Sir Philip Morton is present at the event where Peter is performing as Juliet. The presence of Sir Philip Morton in the crowd could have various implications for the story or the performance, such as indicating his interest in the play or his involvement in the events surrounding Juliet.

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  • 17. 

    Who saves Kit from Burbage's "thrashing"?

    • A.

      Peter

    • B.

      Sir Philip Morton

    • C.

      William Shakespeare

    • D.

      Mr. Desmond

    Correct Answer
    C. William Shakespeare
    Explanation
    [Burbage] was towering above her now. "You disobedient, worthless, disloyal, irresponsible, ungrateful, unprofessional--"
    "What's this?" Shakespeare's voice came smoothly from the doorway. ...
    "He's going to get the strokes as well," said Burbage.
    ""No, Dick," said Shakespeare. ... "These two boys are my apprentices. No one else in the company lays a finger on them." (113)

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  • 18. 

    What term is used for someone who steals the play of another playhouse in order to perform it before the original troupe?

    • A.

      A playhouse pilferer

    • B.

      A playhouse pirate

    • C.

      A playhouse pranker

    • D.

      A playhouse prisoner

    Correct Answer
    B. A playhouse pirate
    Explanation
    "He's a pirate," said Kit, "a playhouse pirate. He'll sell that play to someone else, and they'll rush it into production and do it before we do." (123)

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  • 19. 

    Which man borrowed the play Henry the Fifth from Peter, and then denied doing so?

    • A.

      The town sheriff

    • B.

      Sir Philip Morton

    • C.

      The Yellow Gentleman

    • D.

      Richard Burbage

    Correct Answer
    C. The Yellow Gentleman
    Explanation
    The Yellow Gentleman borrowed the play Henry the Fifth from Peter, but then denied doing so.

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  • 20. 

    How did Peter get into the house of the play stealer?

    • A.

      From a boat, he climbed up the side of the house, using daggers as footholds.

    • B.

      He used a grappling hook and swung it into a window.

    • C.

      He dressed up as a woman and knocked on the front door.

    • D.

      He climbed up a big tree, then made his way down the roof, and swung himself into a window.

    Correct Answer
    A. From a boat, he climbed up the side of the house, using daggers as footholds.
    Explanation
    Peter got into the house of the play stealer by climbing up the side of the house from a boat and using daggers as footholds.

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  • 21. 

    When Peter drew the men's attention to the boat outside the Yellow Gentleman's house, what did he do to get them to leave him alone?

    • A.

      He told them he was just repairing some bricks.

    • B.

      He made the sounds of lovers necking in the dark.

    • C.

      He made himself flat against the wall, hiding in the darkness.

    • D.

      He said, "Thanks for the script," and rowed away as fast as he could.

    Correct Answer
    B. He made the sounds of lovers necking in the dark.
    Explanation
    Peter made the sounds of lovers necking in the dark to get the men's attention diverted and to make them leave him alone. This action created a distraction and made the men focus on something else, allowing Peter to escape or continue with his intended activity without interference.

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  • 22. 

    What was different about the scripts that Peter and Kit had retrieved from the pirate's house?

    • A.

      Someone had changed the title of the play.

    • B.

      It had been copied 26 times.

    • C.

      A sonnet had been added to the play.

    • D.

      Half the play was missing.

    Correct Answer
    C. A sonnet had been added to the play.
    Explanation
    The difference between the scripts that Peter and Kit had retrieved from the pirate's house was that a sonnet had been added to the play.

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  • 23. 

    What was the message hidden in the sonnet?

    • A.

      Send news by owl

    • B.

      Send news by Snapchat

    • C.

      Send news by reel

    • D.

      Send news by peel

    Correct Answer
    D. Send news by peel
  • 24. 

    After getting the sonnet to Sir Joseph Williams and Sir Robert Cecil, what new jobs are Kit and Peter given?

    • A.

      Messengers

    • B.

      Secret agents

    • C.

      Horsemen

    • D.

      Bodyguards

    Correct Answer
    B. Secret agents
    Explanation
    After delivering the sonnet to Sir Joseph Williams and Sir Robert Cecil, Kit and Peter are assigned new roles as secret agents. This suggests that they are trusted with confidential and covert tasks, indicating a level of skill and trustworthiness beyond that of mere messengers or horsemen. As secret agents, they are likely to be involved in espionage, gathering intelligence, and carrying out covert operations on behalf of their superiors. This new job assignment highlights their capabilities and the importance of their roles in the mission.

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  • 25. 

    Where do Kit, Peter, and Tom Boyd stay on their cross-country trip to the peel tower?

    • A.

      Stronghold

    • B.

      Peter's family home

    • C.

      Kit's family home

    • D.

      An abandoned church

    Correct Answer
    A. Stronghold
    Explanation
    Kit, Peter, and Tom Boyd stay at a stronghold on their cross-country trip to the peel tower. A stronghold is a fortified place or a castle that provides protection and security. It is a logical choice for the characters to stay at a stronghold during their journey as it would offer them safety and shelter.

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  • 26. 

    Who is *NOT* among those who arrive at the peel tower that Peter, Tom, and Kit are surveilling (watching)? 

    • A.

      Sir Joseph Williams

    • B.

      Sir Philip Morton

    • C.

      Sir David Vicars

    • D.

      The Yellow Gentleman

    Correct Answer
    A. Sir Joseph Williams
    Explanation
    Sir Joseph Williams is not among those who arrive at the peel tower that Peter, Tom, and Kit are surveilling. The question is asking for the individual who is not present at the location being watched by the three individuals.

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  • 27. 

    Who goes into the tower once the horse riders had left?

    • A.

      Peter

    • B.

      Tom Boyd

    • C.

      Kit

    • D.

      An owl

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Boyd
    Explanation
    Tom Boyd goes into the tower once the horse riders had left.

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  • 28. 

    Desperate, Peter went into the peel tower and overheard a number of things, but not...

    • A.

      That the Queen was to be shot by an actor during a performance of Henry the Fifth.

    • B.

      That the conspiracy is much smaller than he anticipated.

    • C.

      That Tom had been discovered.

    • D.

      That Sir Philip has planned to have the Queen's assassin killed as well.

    Correct Answer
    B. That the conspiracy is much smaller than he anticipated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the conspiracy is much smaller than he anticipated. This can be inferred from the fact that Peter overheard a number of things in the peel tower, but not that the Queen was to be shot by an actor or that Tom had been discovered. Additionally, the mention of Sir Philip planning to have the Queen's assassin killed suggests that there is a conspiracy, but it is not as extensive as Peter expected.

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  • 29. 

    Peter gets out of the peel tower by...

    • A.

      Having Kit knock on the door and distracting the men while Peter poisons their food.

    • B.

      Shooting one of the men and making a run for it.

    • C.

      Wrestling with the two men inside.

    • D.

      He doesn't get out of the peel tower. He slips and hits his head.

    Correct Answer
    D. He doesn't get out of the peel tower. He slips and hits his head.

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