The Enchanted Raisin-8th Grade

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The Enchanted Raisin-8th Grade - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What type of story starts with, "Once upon a time?"

    • A.

      A biography

    • B.

      A narrative poem

    • C.

      Nonfiction

    • D.

      A fairy tale

    Correct Answer
    D. A fairy tale
    Explanation
    A fairy tale typically starts with the phrase "Once upon a time." These stories often involve magical elements, mythical creatures, and fantastical events. They are usually set in a fictional world and follow a traditional narrative structure. Unlike biographies, which are accounts of real people's lives, fairy tales are fictional stories that often teach moral lessons or entertain readers with their imaginative and enchanting plots. Narrative poems and nonfiction do not necessarily begin with "Once upon a time" and are therefore not the correct answer for this question.

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  • 2. 

    What were the children like at the beginning of the story?

    • A.

      Very quiet

    • B.

      Unbearable

    • C.

      An occasional problem

    • D.

      There were no children

    Correct Answer
    C. An occasional problem
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the children were not consistently well-behaved or quiet at the beginning of the story. They were described as occasionally causing trouble or being problematic. This implies that their behavior was not unbearable or consistently disruptive, but rather sporadic or intermittent in nature. The answer option "an occasional problem" indicates that the children were not completely well-behaved, but their behavior was not consistently problematic either.

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  • 3. 

    The father in the story in the story was

    • A.

      Almost always home

    • B.

      Almost never home

    • C.

      Always sleeping

    • D.

      Living in another country

    Correct Answer
    B. Almost never home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "almost never home" because the story suggests that the father is rarely present. This can be inferred from the use of the word "almost" which indicates that there are occasional instances when the father is home, but it is not a common occurrence. The other options, such as "always sleeping" or "living in another country" are not supported by the information given in the question.

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  • 4. 

    What happened to mother as the children continued to misbehave?

    • A.

      She got a wrinkle.

    • B.

      She shrunk.

    • C.

      She looked old.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    As the children continued to misbehave, the mother experienced multiple negative effects. She got a wrinkle, which suggests that the stress and frustration caused by the children's behavior affected her physical appearance. Additionally, she shrunk, indicating that the constant misbehavior may have taken a toll on her overall well-being and caused her to become smaller in stature. Lastly, she looked old, implying that the ongoing misbehavior made her appear older than her actual age. Therefore, all of the above options accurately describe what happened to the mother as the children continued to misbehave.

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  • 5. 

    How did they children learn that their mother turned into a raisin?

    • A.

      They found one on the floor.

    • B.

      They found one in the kitchen.

    • C.

      They found one in her bed.

    • D.

      They found one outside.

    Correct Answer
    C. They found one in her bed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They found one in her bed." This suggests that the children learned about their mother turning into a raisin by finding one in her bed. This implies that their mother underwent some sort of transformation or disappearance, leaving behind a raisin as evidence.

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  • 6. 

    What was special about this raisin?

    • A.

      It moved when they shouted, "Mom!"

    • B.

      It tasted extra sweet.

    • C.

      It was big and fat.

    • D.

      It was pink.

    Correct Answer
    A. It moved when they shouted, "Mom!"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It moved when they shouted, 'Mom!'" This answer suggests that the raisin had some sort of movement or animation when the word "Mom" was shouted. This implies that the raisin had some sort of magical or supernatural quality, making it special and unique.

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  • 7. 

    When mom turned into a raisin, what did the children worry about?

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Housework

    • C.

      Who would take care of them

    • D.

      Father's job

    Correct Answer
    C. Who would take care of them
    Explanation
    The children worried about who would take care of them when their mom turned into a raisin. This suggests that their mother played an important role in their lives and they were concerned about losing her support and care.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Father go to the police?

    • A.

      He thought the car was stolen.

    • B.

      He thought his wife was missing.

    • C.

      He wanted to pay a ticket.

    • D.

      He hated raisins.

    Correct Answer
    B. He thought his wife was missing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He thought his wife was missing." This can be inferred from the information given in the question, where it states that the father went to the police. The most logical reason for someone to go to the police in this situation would be if they believed that their spouse was missing.

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  • 9. 

    What did father think then?

    • A.

      It was time to remarry.

    • B.

      Mother must have drowned in the lake.

    • C.

      Mother was kidnapped.

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both A and B" because the statement "It was time to remarry" suggests that the father was considering getting married again, indicating that he may have thought that the mother had died. Additionally, the statement "Mother must have drowned in the lake" implies that the father believed the mother had drowned. Therefore, both options A and B are plausible explanations for what the father thought.

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  • 10. 

    How did the new wife feel about the children?

    • A.

      She adored them.

    • B.

      She detested them.

    • C.

      She loved them.

    • D.

      She admired them.

    Correct Answer
    B. She detested them.
    Explanation
    The new wife felt a strong dislike or hatred towards the children.

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  • 11. 

    Why didn't the father do anything about the stepmother's attitude toward the children?

    • A.

      He didn't realize that she was evil.

    • B.

      He wanted her to be mean to the children.

    • C.

      He was just as evil as she was.

    • D.

      She locked him out of the house so he couldn't do anything about it.

    Correct Answer
    A. He didn't realize that she was evil.
    Explanation
    The father didn't do anything about the stepmother's attitude toward the children because he didn't realize that she was evil. This suggests that he was unaware of her true nature and may have been deceived by her. It implies that if he had known about her evil behavior, he would have taken action to protect the children.

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  • 12. 

    What did the stepmother say that she wanted to do with the raisin?

    • A.

      Put it in rice pudding.

    • B.

      Feed it to the birds.

    • C.

      Put it in a raisin cake.

    • D.

      Put it in a fruit salad.

    Correct Answer
    C. Put it in a raisin cake.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Put it in a raisin cake." This can be inferred from the options given and the fact that the stepmother is talking about what she wants to do with the raisin. Out of all the options, putting it in a raisin cake seems like the most logical choice.

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  • 13. 

    Where did the children hide from the stepmother?

    • A.

      The cellar

    • B.

      The attic

    • C.

      The closet

    • D.

      The garage

    Correct Answer
    B. The attic
    Explanation
    The children hid from the stepmother in the attic.

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  • 14. 

    The children blocked the entrance with a large bureau. What does "bureau" mean?

    • A.

      A car

    • B.

      A chest of drawers

    • C.

      A fancy box

    • D.

      The garage

    Correct Answer
    B. A chest of drawers
    Explanation
    The word "bureau" refers to a piece of furniture called a chest of drawers. It is a storage unit typically found in bedrooms or living rooms, consisting of multiple stacked horizontal drawers used for organizing and storing various items such as clothing or personal belongings. This term is commonly used to describe a specific type of furniture, and it does not refer to a car, a fancy box, or the garage.

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  • 15. 

    What was the stepmother's new plan to get rid of the raisin?

    • A.

      To get the children to eat it

    • B.

      To add water to it

    • C.

      To throw it away

    • D.

      To step on it

    Correct Answer
    A. To get the children to eat it
    Explanation
    The stepmother's new plan to get rid of the raisin was to get the children to eat it. This suggests that she wanted to trick or persuade the children into consuming the raisin so that it would no longer be in her possession.

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  • 16. 

    Why didn't Father miss the children?

    • A.

      She told him they were at a friend's house.

    • B.

      She said they went to Grandma's house.

    • C.

      She said that they were at school.

    • D.

      She told him that there were no children.

    Correct Answer
    A. She told him they were at a friend's house.
    Explanation
    The reason why Father didn't miss the children is because she told him they were at a friend's house. This means that Father was informed about the whereabouts of the children and knew that they were safe and not missing.

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  • 17. 

    Why were the children trying to reach the skylight?

    • A.

      To climb out to safety

    • B.

      To check the weather

    • C.

      To throw mom to safety

    • D.

      To get some fresh air

    Correct Answer
    A. To climb out to safety
    Explanation
    The children were trying to reach the skylight in order to climb out to safety. This suggests that they were in a dangerous or threatening situation and believed that escaping through the skylight would lead them to a place of safety.

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  • 18. 

    Why did the children cry?

    • A.

      Frustration

    • B.

      Pain

    • C.

      Happiness

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    A. Frustration
    Explanation
    The children cried because they were frustrated.

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  • 19. 

    What made the raisin grow?

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Tears

    • D.

      Iced tea

    Correct Answer
    C. Tears
    Explanation
    Tears are often associated with emotions and can symbolize growth or healing. In this context, the answer suggests that the raisin grew due to the emotional process represented by tears. It implies that tears can contribute to personal growth or transformation.

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  • 20. 

    What happened to the stepmother?

    • A.

      She ran away.

    • B.

      She stayed to clean the house.

    • C.

      She got a divorce.

    • D.

      She got the flu.

    Correct Answer
    A. She ran away.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She ran away." This suggests that the stepmother left the situation, possibly due to conflict or dissatisfaction.

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  • 21. 

    VOCABULARY:  Most people feel the urge to _________________ a frightened child.

    • A.

      Console

    • B.

      Detest

    • C.

      Contrary

    • D.

      Remorse

    Correct Answer
    A. Console
    Explanation
    Console means to comfort or give solace to someone who is distressed or upset. In the given sentence, it states that most people feel the urge to console a frightened child. This means that when a child is scared or afraid, people naturally feel the need to provide support and reassurance to help them feel better.

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  • 22. 

    VOCABULARY: Some people like heavy metal music; others ________________ it.

    • A.

      Console

    • B.

      Detest

    • C.

      Contrary

    • D.

      Remorse

    Correct Answer
    B. Detest
    Explanation
    The word "detest" means to intensely dislike or hate something. In the given sentence, it is used to show that while some people enjoy heavy metal music, others have a strong aversion towards it. The word "console" means to comfort or support someone, which does not fit the context of the sentence. "Contrary" means opposite or opposing, which is not the appropriate word to complete the sentence. "Remorse" means feeling regret or guilt, which is also unrelated to the sentence. Therefore, "detest" is the correct word choice to convey the opposite sentiment towards heavy metal music.

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  • 23. 

    VOCABULARY: One might think that Van Gogh, whose paintings now sell for millions of dollars, was wealthy, but on the __________________, he was terribly poor.

    • A.

      Console

    • B.

      Detest

    • C.

      Contrary

    • D.

      Remorse

    Correct Answer
    C. Contrary
    Explanation
    The word "contrary" is the correct answer because it is used to show a contrast or opposite to what one might expect. In this context, it is explaining that despite the fact that Van Gogh's paintings now sell for millions of dollars, he was actually very poor.

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  • 24. 

    VOCABULARY: Some people openly _____________ a loss; others suffer silently.

    • A.

      Console

    • B.

      Detest

    • C.

      Lament

    • D.

      Contrary

    Correct Answer
    C. Lament
    Explanation
    The word "lament" means to express grief or sorrow openly. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that "Some people openly _________ a loss," which implies that these people openly express their grief or sorrow over a loss. This explanation aligns with the meaning of the word "lament," making it the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    VOCABULARY:  If your conscience bothers you, you are feeling _____________.

    • A.

      Console

    • B.

      Detest

    • C.

      Contrary

    • D.

      Remorse

    Correct Answer
    D. Remorse
    Explanation
    When your conscience bothers you, it means that you are experiencing a feeling of remorse. Remorse refers to the deep regret or guilt that one feels after doing something wrong or hurting someone. It is a form of emotional distress that arises from a sense of moral wrongdoing. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "remorse."

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  • 26. 

    The theme of the story relates to the unit theme in that the children and the mother have changed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the theme of the story aligns with the unit theme, as both the children and the mother have undergone some form of transformation. This suggests that the events and character development in the story are connected to the overall theme being explored in the unit.

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  • 27. 

    The main reason the author wrote this story is to PERSUADE you to believe  someone can change physically as in the story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The author did not write the story to persuade readers to believe that someone can physically change, as mentioned in the question. The purpose of the story might be to entertain, inform, or explore other themes or ideas.

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