Mrs. Irwin: "Harrison Bergeron"

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Mrs. Irwin: "Harrison Bergeron"

Questions about the story "Harrison Bergeron", vocabulary, and literary devices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is George and Hazel's son?
    • A. 

      One of the musicians

    • B. 

      Diana Moon Glampers

    • C. 

      Harrison

    • D. 

      The Handicapper General

  • 2. 
    George does not try to rest his handicaps because it would be against the
  • 3. 
    What is the consequence for lessening the weight of the handicap bag?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Two thousand dollars and two years of jail for each ball removed

    • C. 

      Two dollars and two days of jail for each ball removed

    • D. 

      Life in prison

  • 4. 
    When on the television, Harrison declares that he is the
  • 5. 
    George hears loud noises in order to
    • A. 

      Help him maintain his thought process

    • B. 

      Interrupt his thoughts

    • C. 

      Make him more competitive

    • D. 

      He is crazy

  • 6. 
    Handicaps are issued in order to
    • A. 

      Keep people from taking unfair advantage

    • B. 

      Keep people in shape

    • C. 

      Make the world more competitive

    • D. 

      Make everyone taller

  • 7. 
    Diana Moon Glamper's name is the author's use of which literary device?
    • A. 

      Anachronism

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Satire

  • 8. 
    Avid means
    • A. 

      Uninterested or distant

    • B. 

      Calming or soothing

    • C. 

      Necessary, required or critical

    • D. 

      Enthusiastic or eager

  • 9. 
    The author of "Harrison Bergeron" is
  • 10. 
    Harrison's suit is made of
    • A. 

      Scrap metal

    • B. 

      Weighted shirts

    • C. 

      A knight's armor

    • D. 

      Bird shot

  • 11. 
    To CONFISCATE means
    • A. 

      To stop doing something

    • B. 

      To advance beyond usual limits

    • C. 

      To use authority to take possession of private property

    • D. 

      To establish or begin

  • 12. 
    An OVATION is
    • A. 

      A loud, prolonged applause

    • B. 

      A child with an extraordinary talent or ability

    • C. 

      A natural talent or ability; style

    • D. 

      An authoritative order or decision

  • 13. 
    To be aloof is to be
    • A. 

      Enthusiastic or eager

    • B. 

      Awkward or clumsy

    • C. 

      Uninterested or distant

    • D. 

      Calming or soothing

  • 14. 
    The ballerina apologizes for her voice because it is
    • A. 

      A gackle squawk

    • B. 

      Too beautiful

    • C. 

      Too soft to hear

    • D. 

      Too loud in the speakers

  • 15. 
    If Hazel were Handicapper General, she would
    • A. 

      Play hymns over the head sets on Sunday

    • B. 

      Remove all the handicaps

    • C. 

      Kill her own son

    • D. 

      Give George more handicaps

  • 16. 
    A synonym for a "prodigy" is
    • A. 

      Blundering

    • B. 

      Phenomenon

    • C. 

      Obstacle

    • D. 

      Clumsy

  • 17. 
    Why wasn't the news bulletin clear at first to George, Hazel and/or other viewers?
    • A. 

      The picture of Harrison was not straight on the screen

    • B. 

      There was not a picture shown

    • C. 

      They didn't give Harrison's name

    • D. 

      They forgot who Harrison was

  • 18. 
    To INSTITUTE means to
    • A. 

      Establish or begin

    • B. 

      Honor the memory of

    • C. 

      Stop doing something

    • D. 

      Advance beyond usual limits

  • 19. 
    How old is Harrison?
    • A. 

      Twelve

    • B. 

      Twenty

    • C. 

      Fourteen

    • D. 

      Fifteen

  • 20. 
    To DESIST means to
    • A. 

      Advance beyond usual limits

    • B. 

      Stop doing something

    • C. 

      Use authority to take possession of private property

    • D. 

      Honor the memory of

  • 21. 
    When Harrison was first taken away, he was taken to
    • A. 

      The Handicapper General's office

    • B. 

      The FBI

    • C. 

      Jail

    • D. 

      The ballet studio

  • 22. 
    Hazel can't remember what was sad on television because
    • A. 

      She fell asleep

    • B. 

      She got up to get a beer

    • C. 

      She has a twenty second attention span

    • D. 

      She turned the tv off

  • 23. 
    Theme of "Harrison Bergeron" is
    • A. 

      The importance of ballerinas in our lives

    • B. 

      The impossibility of equality

    • C. 

      The possiblity of equality

    • D. 

      The unimportance of ballerinas in our lives

  • 24. 
    To ENCROACH is to
    • A. 

      Advance beyond usual limits

    • B. 

      Establish or begin

    • C. 

      Use authority to take possession of private property

    • D. 

      Stop doing something

  • 25. 
    From what point of view is the story told?
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Third Person Objective

    • C. 

      Third Person Limited Omniscient

    • D. 

      Third Person Omniscient

  • 26. 
    The use of a shotgun to kill Harrison and the ballerina is the author's use of
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Anachronism

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 27. 
    When George explains why he won't cheat by lessening his handicaps, we can infer that he
    • A. 

      Believes in the laws

    • B. 

      Is rebelling against the laws

    • C. 

      Is afraid Hazel will report him to the law

    • D. 

      Likes being handicapped