The Hitchhiker-8th Grade

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The Hitchhiker-8th Grade

The Hitchhiker Quiz (Comprehension and Vocabulary)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Adams do to show that he is sane?
    • A. 

      States facts about himself

    • B. 

      Tells the story of the hitchhiker

    • C. 

      Discusses Mother’s concerns

    • D. 

      Admits that his life might end soon

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A car is moving.

    • B. 

      Adams is talking.

    • C. 

      Adams is talking.

    • D. 

      Adams is remembering.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The man at the gas station fills up Adams’s car.

    • B. 

      Mother tells Adams not to pick up strangers.

    • C. 

      An operator asks Adams to deposit money.

    • D. 

      Adams tells Mother that he will be careful.

  • 4. 
    Adams picks up the girl because
    • A. 

      He thinks that he recognizes her

    • B. 

      She is afraid on the road

    • C. 

      He wants company in his car

    • D. 

      The male hitchhiker fears her

  • 5. 
    What does Adams learn from Mrs. Whitney?
    • A. 

      He died in an automobile accident.

    • B. 

      His family has forgotten him.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Whitney is the hitchhiker.

    • D. 

      Mother has moved from Brooklyn.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Terrifying events usually happen when you least expect them to

    • B. 

      A story based on true events is more disturbing than a ghost story

    • C. 

      Acts of violence are difficult to portray in a radio program

    • D. 

      Tale of suspense can be as frightening as a horror story

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      He is merely imagining the hitchhiker.

    • B. 

      The hitchhiker is leading him to death.

    • C. 

      He is lonely and must pick up the hitchhiker.

    • D. 

      His mother is gravely ill and needs his help.

  • 8. 
    At the end of the radio play, Adams realizes that six days earlier he
    • A. 

      Lost his mother to a fatal disease

    • B. 

      Killed the hitchhiker on the train tracks

    • C. 

      Died in an automobile accident in Brooklyn

    • D. 

      Went insane and abandoned his responsibilities

  • 9. 
    What is an assurance?
    • A. 

      An attraction to someone

    • B. 

      An emphasis on actual events

    • C. 

      A guarantee of something

    • D. 

      A belief in an unpopular idea

  • 10. 
    A lark is
    • A. 

      A distorted image

    • B. 

      A carefree adventure

    • C. 

      A cherished memory

    • D. 

      An unlikely situation

  • 11. 
    Something that is sinister is
    • A. 

      Eerie or fascinating

    • B. 

      Evil or menacing

    • C. 

      Invisible or blinding

    • D. 

      Defeated or unstable

  • 12. 
    Monotony is a
    • A. 

      Lack of variation

    • B. 

      Feeling of aloneness

    • C. 

      Sense of control

    • D. 

      Battle of wits

  • 13. 
    What is a junction?
    • A. 

      A lapse in judgment

    • B. 

      A place of connection

    • C. 

      A decision of importance

    • D. 

      An obstacle to independence

  • 14. 
    Foreshadowing means
    • A. 

      The author gives you a hint of future action in the story

    • B. 

      The author is speaking in 1st person point of view

    • C. 

      The author is going back in time

    • D. 

      The author is writing about a memory that he has had