Eng3/4e Workplace Prep. English, Tex Mid-book Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Tex get the wounds that Mason was tending to at the beginning of the novel?

    • A.

      Fighting with his brother

    • B.

      Falling down along the highway

    • C.

      At school

    • D.

      Riding his horse

    Correct Answer
    A. Fighting with his brother
    Explanation
    Tex got the wounds that Mason was tending to at the beginning of the novel by fighting with his brother.

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  • 2. 

    When does Mason think their father will return?

    • A.

      Before Thanksgiving

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      In the spring

    • D.

      Next week

    Correct Answer
    B. Never
    Explanation
    Mason believes that their father will never return. This implies that Mason has lost hope or has a strong conviction that their father will not come back at any point in the future.

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  • 3. 

    When does Tex think their father will return?

    • A.

      Before Thanksgiving

    • B.

      Never

    • C.

      Next week

    • D.

      In the spring

    Correct Answer
    A. Before Thanksgiving
    Explanation
    Tex thinks their father will return before Thanksgiving.

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  • 4. 

    Who is Tex going to the fair with?

    • A.

      Charlie

    • B.

      Mason

    • C.

      Bob and Johnny

    • D.

      Jamie

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob and Johnny
    Explanation
    Tex is going to the fair with Bob and Johnny.

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  • 5. 

    Where is the fair?

    • A.

      Further out in the country

    • B.

      Down the road from their home

    • C.

      20 miles from their home

    • D.

      50 miles from their home

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 miles from their home
    Explanation
    The fair is located 20 miles from their home.

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  • 6. 

    Where does Jamie suggest Tex and Johnny go at the fair?

    • A.

      Haunted House

    • B.

      Rides

    • C.

      Fortune Teller

    • D.

      Food stands

    Correct Answer
    C. Fortune Teller
    Explanation
    Jamie suggests that Tex and Johnny go to the fortune teller at the fair.

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  • 7. 

    Where does Tex go first after dropping off Mason at the hospital?

    • A.

      Library

    • B.

      Rodeo

    • C.

      Hospital waiting room

    • D.

      Shopping centre

    Correct Answer
    D. Shopping centre
    Explanation
    After dropping off Mason at the hospital, Tex goes to the shopping centre first.

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  • 8. 

    Where is Mason going on Saturday?

    • A.

      To the hospital for tests

    • B.

      To visit the new baby

    • C.

      To the fair

    • D.

      To an away basketball game

    Correct Answer
    A. To the hospital for tests
    Explanation
    Mason is going to the hospital for tests on Saturday. This suggests that he has some medical concerns or issues that need to be addressed. It is likely that he has scheduled these tests in advance and needs to go to the hospital for the necessary examinations or procedures.

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  • 9. 

    What happens to the hitchhiker?

    • A.

      Mason shoots him with his own gun

    • B.

      He runs down into a ditch

    • C.

      He escapes across the state line

    • D.

      He is killed by the police

    Correct Answer
    D. He is killed by the police
    Explanation
    The hitchhiker is killed by the police.

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  • 10. 

    How does Tex get out of the situation at the sporting goods store?

    • A.

      Agrees to work to pay off any costs

    • B.

      Talks his way out of it

    • C.

      Waits for Mason to come and vouch for his character

    • D.

      Goes with the police

    Correct Answer
    B. Talks his way out of it
    Explanation
    Tex gets out of the situation at the sporting goods store by talking his way out of it. This means that he uses his persuasive skills and communication abilities to convince the store personnel or authorities to let him go without facing any consequences.

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  • 11. 

    Who is Cole?

    • A.

      Tex's father

    • B.

      Jamie's father

    • C.

      Jamie's brother

    • D.

      Mason's friend

    Correct Answer
    B. Jamie's father
    Explanation
    Cole is Jamie's father because the question asks for the identity of Cole, and the answer states that Cole is Jamie's father.

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  • 12. 

    Which word best describes Mason's feelings as he describes them to Bob?

    • A.

      Frustrated

    • B.

      Welcomed

    • C.

      Relieved

    • D.

      Overwhelmed

    Correct Answer
    A. Frustrated
    Explanation
    Mason's feelings can be described as frustrated based on the information given. This is because he is expressing his emotions to Bob, indicating that he is not satisfied or content with the situation.

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  • 13. 

    Who does Cole want to blame for the boys drunkenness the night before?

    • A.

      Jamie

    • B.

      Tex

    • C.

      Bob

    • D.

      Mason

    Correct Answer
    B. Tex
    Explanation
    Cole wants to blame Tex for the boys' drunkenness the night before.

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  • 14. 

    Who accepts full responsibility for the night of drunkenness?

    • A.

      Tex

    • B.

      Bob

    • C.

      Charlie

    • D.

      Jamie

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob
    Explanation
    Bob accepts full responsibility for the night of drunkenness.

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  • 15. 

    What forces Johnny and Tex to finally start speaking to each other again?

    • A.

      Pop returning home to be with Tex and Mason

    • B.

      Johnny's injury on his motorbike

    • C.

      Cole going out of town

    • D.

      Jamie's threatening to no longer speak to Tex

    Correct Answer
    D. Jamie's threatening to no longer speak to Tex
    Explanation
    Jamie's threatening to no longer speak to Tex forces Johnny and Tex to finally start speaking to each other again. This suggests that the relationship between Johnny and Tex had been strained or broken, and Jamie's threat serves as a catalyst for them to reconcile and communicate with each other.

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  • 16. 

    Why does Tex begin walking down the freeway after fighting with his brother?

    • A.

      To clear his head and think about things

    • B.

      To find his father

    • C.

      To run away from home

    • D.

      To find the horses

    Correct Answer
    D. To find the horses
    Explanation
    Tex begins walking down the freeway after fighting with his brother to find the horses. This suggests that Tex is searching for something or someone important to him, possibly the horses that hold some significance in his life. Walking down the freeway might provide him with a sense of direction and purpose, allowing him to focus on finding the horses and potentially resolving the conflict or issue related to them.

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  • 17. 

    Where does Jamie suggest Tex and Johnny go at the fair?

    • A.

      Food stands

    • B.

      Rides

    • C.

      Fortune Teller

    • D.

      Games

    Correct Answer
    C. Fortune Teller
    Explanation
    Jamie suggests that Tex and Johnny go to the fortune teller at the fair.

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  • 18. 

    Why is Tex sad when they leave Tex's house?

    • A.

      Because he thinks he will never see him again

    • B.

      Because he thinks Mason will be too sick for Tex to make it back to the city

    • C.

      Because he thinks Lem will be killed selling drugs

    • D.

      Because Lem will no longer want to see Tex or Mason

    Correct Answer
    A. Because he thinks he will never see him again
    Explanation
    Tex is sad when they leave Tex's house because he thinks he will never see him again. This suggests that Tex has formed a close bond with the person they are leaving behind and believes that they will be permanently separated. The sadness stems from the fear of losing a meaningful connection and the uncertainty of not knowing when or if they will ever be reunited.

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  • 19. 

    Which character regularly gets in trouble in school?

    • A.

      Tex

    • B.

      Johnny

    • C.

      Bob

    • D.

      Jamie

    Correct Answer
    A. Tex
    Explanation
    Tex is the character who regularly gets in trouble in school.

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  • 20. 

    What does Tex overhear Jamie saying?

    • A.

      She doesn't like Tex

    • B.

      Tex is obviously very awkward

    • C.

      She can't figure out Tex

    • D.

      She likes Tex

    Correct Answer
    D. She likes Tex
    Explanation
    Tex overhears Jamie saying that she likes Tex.

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  • 21. 

    Who is Tex chasing in his dreams?

    • A.

      Mother

    • B.

      Horse

    • C.

      Brother

    • D.

      Father

    Correct Answer
    A. Mother
    Explanation
    Tex is chasing his mother in his dreams.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following terms best describes how Tex feels as he goes to pick up Mason from the hospital?

    • A.

      Embarrassed

    • B.

      Anxious

    • C.

      Surprised

    • D.

      Relieved

    Correct Answer
    D. Relieved
    Explanation
    Tex feels relieved as he goes to pick up Mason from the hospital. This suggests that he was worried or anxious about Mason's condition or well-being, and now that he is able to pick him up, he feels a sense of relief and reassurance.

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  • 23. 

    Which of Tex's teachers really seems to care for him?

    • A.

      Art

    • B.

      English

    • C.

      Gym

    • D.

      Music

    Correct Answer
    B. English
    Explanation
    The correct answer is English. This can be inferred from the question that asks which teacher "really seems to care for him." While it is possible for any teacher to care for a student, the question suggests that one teacher stands out in terms of their level of care. Therefore, based on the limited information provided, English is the most likely answer as it implies that the English teacher shows a genuine concern for Tex.

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  • 24. 

    Why does Tex feel the hitchhiker died?

    • A.

      Because he escaped from prison

    • B.

      Because they picked him up

    • C.

      Because he slammed on the brakes

    • D.

      Because Tex and Mason were arguing

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he slammed on the brakes
    Explanation
    Tex feels that the hitchhiker died because he slammed on the brakes. This suggests that the sudden braking caused an accident or some kind of impact that resulted in the hitchhiker's death. The information provided does not mention any other potential causes for the hitchhiker's death, such as escaping from prison or Tex and Mason arguing. Therefore, the most logical explanation is that the hitchhiker's death was a direct result of the sudden braking.

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  • 25. 

    What happens when Tex returns home after the party?

    • A.

      He passes out

    • B.

      He gets sick

    • C.

      He goes to the barn to look for his horse

    • D.

      He goes straight to bed.

    Correct Answer
    B. He gets sick
    Explanation
    Tex gets sick when he returns home after the party. This implies that he experiences some physical discomfort or illness, possibly due to something he consumed or a result of his activities at the party. The option "He passes out" suggests losing consciousness, which is not mentioned in the question. The option "He goes to the barn to look for his horse" implies a different action than getting sick. The option "He goes straight to bed" suggests a possibility, but it is not explicitly stated in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is "He gets sick."

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following characters is the protagonist in this novel?

    • A.

      Johnny

    • B.

      Tex

    • C.

      Jamie

    • D.

      Mason

    Correct Answer
    B. Tex
    Explanation
    Tex is the protagonist in this novel because the question asks for the main character, or the character around whom the story revolves. Since Tex is listed as one of the options, it can be inferred that Tex is the protagonist.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following characters is NOT a member of Tex's family?

    • A.

      Pop

    • B.

      Mason

    • C.

      Bob

    • D.

      Johnny

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny
    Explanation
    Johnny is not a member of Tex's family because the question asks for the character who is NOT a member of Tex's family. The other three options, Pop, Mason, and Bob, are not excluded as members of Tex's family, so Johnny must be the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    What is the likely reason for the heat being turned off in the house?

    • A.

      Everyone was at school and has not turned it on yet

    • B.

      The bill was not paid

    • C.

      The furnace was broken

    • D.

      It was warm outside, so there was no need for heat

    Correct Answer
    B. The bill was not paid
    Explanation
    The likely reason for the heat being turned off in the house is that the bill was not paid. This suggests that the heating service was disconnected due to non-payment of the bill, resulting in the heat being turned off.

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  • 29. 

    What is Mason's biggest goal?

    • A.

      To be a basketball star

    • B.

      To leave home and go to college

    • C.

      To play in the NBA

    • D.

      To take care of Tex

    Correct Answer
    B. To leave home and go to college
    Explanation
    Mason's biggest goal is to leave home and go to college. This implies that he has aspirations to pursue higher education and gain independence by moving away from his current living situation. Going to college is often seen as a significant milestone in one's life, providing opportunities for personal and academic growth. It suggests that Mason values education and wants to explore new experiences outside of his familiar surroundings.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following words best describes the relationship between Tex and Mason based only on this chapter?

    • A.

      Hateful

    • B.

      Antagonistic

    • C.

      Loving

    • D.

      Troublesome

    Correct Answer
    C. Loving
    Explanation
    Based on the given information in this chapter, the best word to describe the relationship between Tex and Mason is "loving". This suggests that they have a deep affection and care for each other.

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  • 31. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: What does Mason tell Tex is wrong with him.

  • 32. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: What does the hitchhiker try to do as he leaves the vehicle?

  • 33. 

    Short EXPLANATION question:  What will Tex be able to start in the next week once he is well enough?

  • 34. 

    Short EXPLANATION question:  How did Tex get the wounds that Mason was tending to at the beginning of chapter 2?

  • 35. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: What causes Johnny and Tex to stop speaking for a period of time?

  • 36. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain why Johnny loses the right to ride his motorbike at the beginning of chapter four.

  • 37. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain why Mason believes that Cole dislikes he and Tex.

  • 38. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain the problem Jamie has with Lem's life.

  • 39. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain why Tex's mother no longer lives with them on the farm.

  • 40. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Which character agrees with Jamie about the new baby?

  • 41. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Who is Tex chasing in his dreams?  Why?

  • 42. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Describe Mason's mood on the drive back home from the hospital.

  • 43. 

    Short EXPLANATION question:  What advice does the Fortune Teller give Tex?  How do you think it is important to the story?

  • 44. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain how you can tell that Tex's English teacher and the vice principal seem concerned with Tex's well being. 

  • 45. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain why you think Mason is skipping the fair this year?

  • 46. 

    Short EXPLANATION question: Explain why Tex believes he will never see Lem again.

  • 47. 

    3 PARAGRApH ESSAY RESPONSE: Tex often embarrasses himself, particularly around girls. Write an essay describing some of the incidents and explain why you think Tex is so immature and uneducated when it comes to flirting with girls. Remember to use supporting details from the text.

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