Lesson 17 "Maniac Magee" Reading Test

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"Maniac Magee"


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  • 1. 
    What characteristic of fiction is found in "Maniac Magee"?
    • A. 

      A focus on one problem or main event

    • B. 

      Information about different cultures

    • C. 

      Opinions and personal judgements based on facts

    • D. 

      The author's thoughts and feelings about an event

  • 2. 
    What is the point of view in "Maniac Magee"?
    • A. 

      First person told by Maniac

    • B. 

      First person told by Amanda

    • C. 

      Third-person limited

    • D. 

      Third-person omniscient

  • 3. 
    Why does the author write about the knot as though it is human?
    • A. 

      To stir up readers' sympathy for the knot

    • B. 

      To show Maniac's attitude towards the knot

    • C. 

      To suggest that the knot is a worthy opponent

    • D. 

      To indicate that the knot is an important symbol

  • 4. 
    Which personal quality helps Maniac untie the knot?
    • A. 

      Strength

    • B. 

      Patience

    • C. 

      Loyalty

    • D. 

      Dignity

  • 5. 
    Why does the author compare Maniac's handling of the knot to the pecking of a little bird?
    • A. 

      To show how carelessly he is working

    • B. 

      To describe what the knot looks like

    • C. 

      To explain why the process takes time

    • D. 

      To teach how to approach a difficuly knot

  • 6. 
    Cobble's Knot had not been untied because
    • A. 

      It was twice as big as a football

    • B. 

      It was complicated, moldy, and grimy

    • C. 

      Mr. Cobble wanted to keep it like it was

    • D. 

      People thought it contained yellow jackets

  • 7. 
    Which action BEST supports the idea that Maniac knows untangling the knot will be a long difficult process?
    • A. 

      He scrapes a patch of crust off with a fingernail

    • B. 

      He lies down and takes a nap on the table

    • C. 

      He lifts the knot to fell its weight

    • D. 

      He pokes and tugs at the knot

  • 8. 
    Explain why you would or would not want to have "Maniac Magee"  as friend. Use details from "Maniac Magee" to support your opinion.
  • 9. 
    Who is the main character in our weekly story?
    • A. 

      Amanda

    • B. 

      Maniac

    • C. 

      Mr. Cobble

    • D. 

      Ms. Ray

  • 10. 
    What theme is suggested by Maniac Magee untying the knot?
    • A. 

      By being patient and persistent, you can solve a problem.

    • B. 

      Having good hands, you can untangle anything.

    • C. 

      By having good friends, they can sign you up for anything.

    • D. 

      By untying a knot, you can win all the pizza that you want.

  • 11. 
    Why did the author write "Maniac Magee"?
    • A. 

      To persuade

    • B. 

      To inform

    • C. 

      To entertain

  • 12. 
    What was Mr. Cobble's motivation for offering a prize tro the person who untangled Cobble's Knot?
    • A. 

      To get the pesty know out of the way.

    • B. 

      To help Maniac make friends.

    • C. 

      To bring attention to his business.

    • D. 

      To move the knot for his new statue.

  • 13. 
    Why did Amanda want Maniac Magee to try to untangle Cobble's Knot?
    • A. 

      She wanted him to be successful and become more accepted.

    • B. 

      She wanted him to fail and for people to hate him.

    • C. 

      She hated the knot and wanted to see it go away.

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