Go Deep To The Sewer/Fly Away

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does the story Go Deep to the Sewer take place?
    • A. 

      In a town in the countryside In a small country town

    • B. 

      In the middle of a large city

    • C. 

      In London

  • 2. 
    The author, __________________, remembers his childhood games.
  • 3. 
    Explain what the author meant when he said, "The essence of childhood, of course, is play.
  • 4. 
    The author's mother watched her son play on the streets from her window.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What game does the author talk about first?
    • A. 

      Baseball Baseball

    • B. 

      Stickball

    • C. 

      Football

  • 6. 
    Describe what qualities a quarterback had to have to be chosen for that position.
  • 7. 
    Each of the games the author and his friends played began with a review of the __________.
  • 8. 
    The author and his friends often played on the streets until the light began to fade and the ball became a blur in the dusk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What is a spaldeen?
    • A. 

      A football

    • B. 

      A pink rubber ball

    • C. 

      A game kids played on the streets

  • 10. 
    Explain what the author meant when he said, "Junior hit a two sewer shot and was running  toward what should have been third when third suddenly drove away in first.
  • 11. 
    What does the director's assistant ask Hefler to do?
    • A. 

      To provide 5,000 trained flies for a movie scene

    • B. 

      To provide 5,000 extras for a movie scene

    • C. 

      To provide lunch for 5,000 extras on a movie set

  • 12. 
    Define the following word:skepticalThe skeptical assistant director yelled for the "fly man."
    • A. 

      Confident

    • B. 

      Doubting; questioning

    • C. 

      Stark

  • 13. 
    Hefler does not get the flies from a Dr. Jonathan Ziller, an entomologist and researcher.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    How many flies did Hefler tell the director he actually had?
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      10,042

  • 15. 
    Explain what Hefler put in the fly house before scooping out the flies on "the thing."
  • 16. 
    The director was so impressed with Hefler's ability to make the flies wake up on cue, that he told him_________________.
    • A. 

      Next time I need a trained anything, I am going to call you

    • B. 

      Next time I need flies I am going to call you

    • C. 

      Next time I am in town, I am going to call you up for lunch

  • 17. 
    Choose on the stories and explain what you learned.