Jacob Have I Loved Chapters 7-9

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This quiz covers information from Chapters 7 to 9 in the Newberry Medal Award Winning book, Jacob Have I Loved.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does Louise do on Sundays as of now?

    • A.

      Listen to the radio

    • B.

      Write lyrics to send to Lyrics Unlimited

    • C.

      Have tea with the Captain

    • D.

      Listen to her grandma read the Bible

    Correct Answer
    B. Write lyrics to send to Lyrics Unlimited
    Explanation
    Louise currently spends her Sundays writing lyrics to send to Lyrics Unlimited.

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  • 2. 

    Louise thinks Mr. Rice taught her more.....

    • A.

      Than all the other teachers put together

    • B.

      Than God himself

    • C.

      Than the Captain

    • D.

      Than the crabs

    Correct Answer
    A. Than all the other teachers put together
    Explanation
    Louise believes that Mr. Rice has taught her more than the combined knowledge and teachings of all the other teachers she has encountered. This suggests that Mr. Rice's teaching abilities and the knowledge he imparts are superior and have had a significant impact on Louise's learning and understanding.

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  • 3. 

    What does Louise grandmother say to Louise skipping church?

    • A.

      "I love the Lord."

    • B.

      "Goodness gracious, she don't look sick to me. If she were mine, I'd wash her mouth out with soap."

    • C.

      "What's the matter with her? She don't look sick to me. Just don't want to worship the Lord. If she was mine, I'd giver her a good smake on the rear. That'd perk her up fast enough."

    • D.

      "She don't look sick to me. She just doesn't want to go to church. If she was mine, I'd give her a good spanking."

    Correct Answer
    C. "What's the matter with her? She don't look sick to me. Just don't want to worship the Lord. If she was mine, I'd giver her a good smake on the rear. That'd perk her up fast enough."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the statement where Louise's grandmother questions why she doesn't want to go to church and suggests giving her a spanking. This answer reflects the grandmother's disapproval of Louise skipping church and her belief that a punishment like a spanking would change Louise's attitude and make her want to go to church. The other options mention washing her mouth out with soap or simply stating that she doesn't look sick, but they do not emphasize the grandmother's desire for discipline and the belief that it would change Louise's behavior.

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  • 4. 

    Why is Louise mad at Call for wanting to come in earlier and help the Captain?

    • A.

      She doesn't like working in the heat.

    • B.

      She knew she wouldn't get any money for her work.

    • C.

      She doesn't like the Captain.

    • D.

      She wants to eat dinner.

    Correct Answer
    B. She knew she wouldn't get any money for her work.
    Explanation
    Louise is mad at Call for wanting to come in earlier and help the Captain because she knew she wouldn't get any money for her work. This suggests that Louise values financial compensation for her efforts and is upset that Call's actions might result in her not being paid.

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  • 5. 

    How much did Lyrics Unlimited want Louise to send for her lyric to be put to music?

    • A.

      $10

    • B.

      $15

    • C.

      $20

    • D.

      $25

    Correct Answer
    D. $25
    Explanation
    Lyrics Unlimited wanted Louise to send $25 for her lyric to be put to music.

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  • 6. 

    What's Auntie Braxton's real name?

    • A.

      Trudy Braxton

    • B.

      Trudie Braxton

    • C.

      Teresa Braxton

    • D.

      Tina Braxton

    Correct Answer
    A. Trudy Braxton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Trudy Braxton because it is stated in the question that "What's Auntie Braxton's real name?" and Trudy Braxton is one of the options provided.

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  • 7. 

    Why did the Captian, Louise, and Call go visit Auntie Braxton?

    • A.

      They loved her and wanted her to not feel so lonely.

    • B.

      They wanted to return her tomcat that escaped.

    • C.

      Captain had a crush on her.

    • D.

      They found one of her cats dead near the road.

    Correct Answer
    B. They wanted to return her tomcat that escaped.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They wanted to return her tomcat that escaped." This can be inferred from the information given in the question, where it states that they went to visit Auntie Braxton. Additionally, one of the options mentions that her tomcat escaped, suggesting that the reason for their visit was to return the escaped cat.

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  • 8. 

    What did the Captain know about Auntie Braxton that Call and Louise didn't know?

    • A.

      She had lots of cats

    • B.

      She had been left a good deal of money by her family

    • C.

      She was the richest person on the island

    • D.

      She put a lot of money in the bank.

    Correct Answer
    B. She had been left a good deal of money by her family
    Explanation
    The Captain knew that Auntie Braxton had been left a good deal of money by her family. This implies that Call and Louise were not aware of this fact.

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  • 9. 

    How did they get rid of Auntie Braxton's cats?

    • A.

      They drown them in the bay.

    • B.

      They gave them away to the Humane Society

    • C.

      They drugged them with Paregoric and had Caroline take them and convince people to adopt one.

    • D.

      Louise took care of them all at her house.

    Correct Answer
    C. They drugged them with Paregoric and had Caroline take them and convince people to adopt one.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the cats were drugged with Paregoric, a medication commonly used as a sedative, and Caroline took them to convince people to adopt one. This implies that the cats were not simply gotten rid of by drowning them or giving them away, but rather a more strategic plan was executed to find them new homes.

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  • 10. 

    How did Louise feel at the end of Chapter 9?

    • A.

      Mad at Caroline for being stupid

    • B.

      Depressed that the cats were gone

    • C.

      Silly because they were making jokes about the cats

    • D.

      Unimportant like she did when someone told the story of her birth.

    Correct Answer
    D. Unimportant like she did when someone told the story of her birth.
    Explanation
    At the end of Chapter 9, Louise feels unimportant, similar to how she felt when someone told the story of her birth. This suggests that Louise may have experienced feelings of insignificance or being overlooked, possibly due to the events or interactions that took place in the chapter.

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