The Hockey Sweater

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The Hockey Sweater - Quiz

Extra credit quiz on the short story The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did the mother order via catalogue?

    • A.

      Hockey gloves

    • B.

      A Montreal Canadians Sweater

    • C.

      A Toronto Maple Leafs Sweater

    • D.

      A Hockey Stick

    Correct Answer
    B. A Montreal Canadians Sweater
    Explanation
    The mother ordered a Montreal Canadians Sweater via catalogue.

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  • 2. 

    The main character wept when he received his new sweater.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The main character wept when he received his new sweater. This implies that the main character had a strong emotional reaction upon receiving the sweater, which is indicated by the act of weeping. The word "weep" suggests that the character may have been overwhelmed with joy, gratitude, or even sadness. Therefore, it can be inferred that the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    The mother wrote a letter to Monsier Eaton explaining the mix up.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that the mother wrote a letter to Monsier Eaton explaining the mix up. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the mother did not write a letter to Monsier Eaton explaining the mix up.

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  • 4. 

    All of the popular boys wore a jersey with the number 99 on it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement says that all of the popular boys wore a jersey with the number 99 on it. However, the correct answer is false because it is highly unlikely that every single popular boy would have the same jersey with the same number. It is more reasonable to assume that popular boys would have different jerseys or numbers to express their individuality.

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  • 5. 

    A player was hit with a stick and had a nose bleed in the story. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the given story, it is mentioned that a player was hit with a stick and had a nose bleed. This indicates that the statement "A player was hit with a stick and had a nose bleed in the story" is true.

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  • 6. 

    The hockey hero worshipped by the boys was Maurice Richard.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement confirms that the boys idolized Maurice Richard, a renowned hockey player. The word "worshipped" suggests a strong admiration and reverence towards him. Therefore, the answer is true, indicating that Maurice Richard was indeed the hockey hero idolized by the boys.

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  • 7. 

    What did the main character break at the hockey game?

    • A.

      His tooth

    • B.

      His leg

    • C.

      His hockey stick

    • D.

      His skate

    Correct Answer
    C. His hockey stick
    Explanation
    The main character broke his hockey stick at the hockey game.

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  • 8. 

    Who appeared before the player and ordered him to church?

    • A.

      Jesus

    • B.

      Maurice Richard

    • C.

      The coach

    • D.

      The priest (or vicar)

    • E.

      His mother

    Correct Answer
    D. The priest (or vicar)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the priest (or vicar). This can be inferred from the question which mentions that someone ordered the player to church. Typically, it is the role of a priest or vicar to give such orders and ensure that individuals attend church services.

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  • 9. 

    At the end of the story, what did he boy pray for?

    • A.

      That moths would eat his sweater

    • B.

      A new sweater

    • C.

      A new hockey stick

    • D.

      A win in the big hockey game

    Correct Answer
    A. That moths would eat his sweater
    Explanation
    In the story, the boy was tired of wearing his old, worn-out sweater. He found it uncomfortable and embarrassing. So, at the end of the story, he prayed for moths to eat his sweater as a way to get rid of it and have an excuse to get a new one. This shows that the boy desired a new sweater and hoped for a solution to his problem.

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  • 10. 

    The mother said, "It's not what you put on your back that matters, it's what you put inside your head."  One of the themes of this piece is: 

    • A.

      Always choose good over evil

    • B.

      Treat others the way you wish to be treated

    • C.

      What is important is who you are on the inside, not how you appear

    • D.

      You get what you give

    Correct Answer
    C. What is important is who you are on the inside, not how you appear
    Explanation
    The mother's statement emphasizes the importance of inner qualities and values rather than external appearance. It suggests that one's character and mindset are more significant than material possessions or physical attributes. This aligns with the theme of "What is important is who you are on the inside, not how you appear."

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