Interlopers/ August "Words To Know" Quiz

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Interlopers/ August "Words To Know" Quiz - Quiz

Objective: Students will read a short story in order to answer short response and selected response questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The major reason for the conflict between Ulrich and George is that each of them 

    • A.

      Needs land to survive.

    • B.

      Values the beauty of the land.

    • C.

      Believes that, by right, the land is his.

    • D.

      Wants the social status that owning land provides.

    Correct Answer
    C. Believes that, by right, the land is his.
    Explanation
    Ulrich and George are in conflict because they both believe that the land belongs to them by right. This suggests that both individuals have a strong sense of ownership over the land and are unwilling to compromise. Their conflicting beliefs about land ownership create tension and fuel the conflict between them.

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  • 2. 

    Ulrich and Georg do not shoot immediately upon encountering each other because 

    • A.

      They see wolves.

    • B.

      They are too civilized.

    • C.

      Each feels sympathy for the other.

    • D.

      It begins to rain.

    Correct Answer
    B. They are too civilized.
    Explanation
    Ulrich and Georg do not shoot immediately upon encountering each other because they are too civilized. This suggests that they have a sense of restraint and respect for each other's lives, despite being in a potentially dangerous situation. Their civilized nature overrides their instinct to shoot, indicating that they prioritize peaceful resolution over violence.

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  • 3. 

    What is the main reason that Ulrich considers ending the feud with Georg? 

    • A.

      Sympathy and respect for his enemy

    • B.

      A deisire to shock and surprise his neighbors

    • C.

      The realization that he may need Georg's help

    • D.

      The realization that they have a common enemy

    Correct Answer
    A. Sympathy and respect for his enemy
    Explanation
    Ulrich considers ending the feud with Georg because he feels sympathy and respect for his enemy. This suggests that Ulrich has developed a sense of empathy towards Georg and recognizes that their conflict is unnecessary. It implies that Ulrich values understanding and compassion over continuing a bitter rivalry.

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  • 4. 

    One reason that Georg refuses Ulrich's offer to share wine is that he 

    • A.

      Suspects Ulrich's motives.

    • B.

      Wants to remain clear-headed.

    • C.

      Thinks Ulrich needs it more than he does.

    • D.

      Is too proud to receive a favor from Ulrich.

    Correct Answer
    D. Is too proud to receive a favor from Ulrich.
    Explanation
    Georg refuses Ulrich's offer to share wine because he is too proud to receive a favor from Ulrich.

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  • 5. 

    An expression that recommends reconciliation is 

    • A.

      "play it by ear"

    • B.

      "forgive and forget"

    • C.

      "keep your nose to the grindstone"

    Correct Answer
    B. "forgive and forget"
    Explanation
    The expression "forgive and forget" suggests a recommendation for reconciliation. It implies that in order to reconcile with someone, it is important to forgive them for any wrongdoing and let go of any resentment or grudges. By forgiving and forgetting, one can move past the conflict and work towards rebuilding the relationship. This expression emphasizes the importance of letting go of past grievances and focusing on the future.

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  • 6. 

    A groups of marauders are 

    • A.

      Priests

    • B.

      Thieves

    • C.

      Animals

    Correct Answer
    B. Thieves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "thieves" because marauders typically refer to individuals or groups who engage in looting, pillaging, or raiding. This implies that they are engaging in illegal or criminal activities, which aligns with the definition of thieves. The term "priests" does not fit the context as it pertains to religious leaders, and "animals" is too broad and does not specify any criminal behavior.

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  • 7. 

    A person often suffers from languor when  he or she is

    • A.

      Ill

    • B.

      Shy

    • C.

      Upset

    Correct Answer
    A. Ill
    Explanation
    Languor refers to a feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. When a person is ill, their body is weakened and they may experience symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and lethargy, which can contribute to the feeling of languor. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that a person often suffers from languor when they are ill.

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  • 8. 

    If a person has a bias against wasting money, then he or she has

    • A.

      A general tendency

    • B.

      An artisitic representation

    • C.

      A vague knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. A general tendency
    Explanation
    A person who has a bias against wasting money is likely to have a general tendency to be frugal or cautious with their spending. They may prioritize saving money, avoiding unnecessary expenses, and making wise financial decisions. This bias indicates a mindset that values financial responsibility and efficiency, which leads to a general tendency to be mindful of how money is spent.

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  • 9. 

     If the class is discussing the author's characterization of Ulrich in "The Interlopers," then the class will be discussing

    • A.

      Ulrich's motives

    • B.

      Georg's motives

    • C.

      How the story ended

    Correct Answer
    A. Ulrich's motives
    Explanation
    The class will be discussing Ulrich's motives because the question states that they are discussing the author's characterization of Ulrich. Characterization refers to the way an author develops and portrays a character, including their motivations and actions. Therefore, it can be inferred that the class will be analyzing and discussing Ulrich's motives in the story.

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  • 10. 

    Precipitous means 

    • A.

      Short fall

    • B.

      Steep incline

    • C.

      Shallow water

    Correct Answer
    B. Steep incline
    Explanation
    Precipitous means a steep incline. This suggests that the correct answer is "steep incline" because it accurately captures the meaning of the word. A precipitous slope or incline is one that is very steep, with a sharp drop or rise in elevation. It is not related to a short fall or shallow water. Therefore, "steep incline" is the most suitable option that aligns with the definition of precipitous.

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