Jacob Have I Loved Chapters 13-15

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This quiz assesses comprehension on the events from Chapters 13-15 in Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who did Louise compare herself to at the begining of Chapter 13, when she thought she was going to become a crazy, independent old woman.

    • A.

      Captain

    • B.

      Grandma

    • C.

      Auntie Braxton

    • D.

      Caroline

    Correct Answer
    C. Auntie Braxton
    Explanation
    In Chapter 13, Louise compares herself to Auntie Braxton when she contemplates the possibility of becoming a crazy, independent old woman. This comparison suggests that Auntie Braxton might also possess some qualities or characteristics that Louise associates with being independent and perhaps a little eccentric. By comparing herself to Auntie Braxton, Louise is possibly seeking reassurance or validation for her own potential future path.

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  • 2. 

    What does Grandma think the Captain wants to do that she thinks is bad?

    • A.

      Poison her

    • B.

      To get into bed with her

    • C.

      Steal her rocking chair

    • D.

      Ask her out on a date

    Correct Answer
    B. To get into bed with her
    Explanation
    Grandma thinks that the Captain wants to get into bed with her, which she considers to be bad.

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  • 3. 

    How does Louise feel about telling the Captain he should marry Auntie Braxton?

    • A.

      She was upset because she had a crush on the Captain and didn't want him to get married.

    • B.

      She was mad because she didn't like Auntie Braxton

    • C.

      She was happy because she wanted the Captain to be homeless

    • D.

      She was upset because Auntie Braxton was crazy and she thought the Captain was better off homeless

    Correct Answer
    A. She was upset because she had a crush on the Captain and didn't want him to get married.
    Explanation
    Louise feels upset about telling the Captain he should marry Auntie Braxton because she has a crush on the Captain and doesn't want him to get married.

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  • 4. 

    How did we as readers know that the Captain and Auntie Braxton got married?

    • A.

      Captain told everyone he was going to the mainland to marry Trudy

    • B.

      Captain was holding hands with Auntie Braxton when they got off the boat

    • C.

      Auntie Braxton had a flower in her hair when she got off the boat

    • D.

      Auntie Braxton had a huge Chrysanthemum flower pinned to the shoulder of her jacket.

    Correct Answer
    D. Auntie Braxton had a huge Chrysanthemum flower pinned to the shoulder of her jacket.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Auntie Braxton had a huge Chrysanthemum flower pinned to the shoulder of her jacket, which indicates that she got married to the Captain. Traditionally, wearing a flower on the shoulder or in the hair is a common symbol of marriage or celebration. Therefore, the presence of the flower on Auntie Braxton's jacket implies that she and the Captain got married.

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  • 5. 

    What book did Louise read after Captain and Auntie got married?

    • A.

      A Christmas Carol

    • B.

      The Last of the Michigans

    • C.

      Guliver's Travels

    • D.

      The Last of the Mohicans

    Correct Answer
    D. The Last of the Mohicans
    Explanation
    Louise read The Last of the Mohicans after Captain and Auntie got married.

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  • 6. 

    What would the people on Rass Island have done if they had known the Captain had a bottle of wine in his house?

    • A.

      Sent him to jail

    • B.

      Simply condemned him as a heathen and prayed for him on Wednesday nights as they had been doing ever since he arrived

    • C.

      Get mad at him and throw him off the island

    • D.

      Pray that God would curse him forever

    Correct Answer
    B. Simply condemned him as a heathen and prayed for him on Wednesday nights as they had been doing ever since he arrived
    Explanation
    The people on Rass Island would have simply condemned the Captain as a heathen and continued to pray for him on Wednesday nights, just as they had been doing ever since he arrived. This suggests that the people on the island have a strong religious belief and practice, and instead of taking any drastic or violent actions against the Captain, they choose to express their disapproval through condemnation and prayer.

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  • 7. 

    What was Captain's story about that he told at the dinner table?

    • A.

      Fighting in World War I

    • B.

      Driving in Paris and how he almost died

    • C.

      Driving around France with his friend in the army

    • D.

      Car problems during World War I

    Correct Answer
    B. Driving in Paris and how he almost died
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Driving in Paris and how he almost died." This means that the Captain's story at the dinner table was about his experience of driving in Paris and the dangerous situation he encountered that almost cost him his life.

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  • 8. 

    What does Grandma accuse the Captain of doing to his wife?

    • A.

      Getting her drunk on wine

    • B.

      Killing her in her sleep

    • C.

      Using rat's poison and killing her

    • D.

      Using poison and killing her

    Correct Answer
    C. Using rat's poison and killing her
    Explanation
    Grandma accuses the Captain of using rat's poison to kill his wife.

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  • 9. 

    What kind of card game did Louise and Caroline play with the Captain?

    • A.

      Rook

    • B.

      Old Maid

    • C.

      Poker

    • D.

      Go-Fish

    Correct Answer
    C. Poker
    Explanation
    Louise and Caroline played the card game Poker with the Captain.

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  • 10. 

    What did Grandma to Louise say when Caroline was getting ready to go off to music school?

    • A.

      "Jacob have I loved...."

    • B.

      "Jacob hath I loved and Esau hath I hated. "

    • C.

      "Jacob hath I loved"

    • D.

      "Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated."

    Correct Answer
    A. "Jacob have I loved...."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jacob have I loved...." This answer is correct because it accurately quotes what Grandma said to Louise when Caroline was getting ready to go off to music school. The phrase "Jacob have I loved" is a reference to the biblical story of Jacob and Esau, where God loved Jacob but hated Esau. By saying this, Grandma is expressing her love and favoritism towards Caroline, similar to how God loved Jacob.

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  • 11. 

    Where was Caroline going to school?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Baltimore

    • C.

      Washington D.C.

    • D.

      Hartford

    Correct Answer
    B. Baltimore
    Explanation
    Caroline was going to school in Baltimore.

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  • 12. 

    Where did Call go?

    • A.

      To the Army

    • B.

      To the Airforce

    • C.

      To the Marines

    • D.

      To the Navy

    Correct Answer
    D. To the Navy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To the Navy" because the question is asking about Call's destination, and the given answer option states that Call went to the Navy.

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  • 13. 

    What did the Louise decide to do that really upset her grandma?

    • A.

      Stop praying

    • B.

      Stop going to church

    • C.

      Stop going to school

    • D.

      Stop going out crabbing with her dad

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop going to church
    Explanation
    Louise decided to stop going to church, which upset her grandma. This suggests that attending church was an important part of their family's religious or cultural traditions, and Louise's decision to stop participating in it went against her grandma's expectations and beliefs.

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  • 14. 

    What did Louise's father do to attract the oysters to their boat?

    • A.

      Spread out food

    • B.

      Dance and rock the boat

    • C.

      Sing hymns

    • D.

      Recite poetry

    Correct Answer
    C. Sing hymns
    Explanation
    Louise's father attracted the oysters to their boat by singing hymns. This suggests that the oysters were drawn to the melodious and soothing sounds of the hymns, which acted as a form of attraction. Singing hymns may have created a calming and inviting atmosphere for the oysters, causing them to gather around the boat.

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  • 15. 

    What did Louise want her mother to do, so she wouldn't have to go to school?

    • A.

      Teach her at home until she was able to graduate

    • B.

      Sign papers letting her drop out

    • C.

      Let her take the GRE and graduate early

    • D.

      Write sick notes to the school so Louise could go crabbing

    Correct Answer
    A. Teach her at home until she was able to graduate
    Explanation
    Louise wanted her mother to teach her at home until she was able to graduate. This suggests that Louise did not want to go to school and preferred to receive education from her mother instead. By being taught at home, Louise could avoid attending school while still gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to graduate.

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