The Life Of Helen Keller Quiz!

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Helen Adams Keller was an American author and lecturer, who was the first visually impaired person to receive a Bachelor's degree. Her birthday is acknowledged as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania. This quiz will ask students to recall special events in Helen Keller's life. The students can use their books to research the answers. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Helen Keller was born to a rather afflent family in which state?

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Arkansas

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      Alabama

    • E.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    D. Alabama
    Explanation
    Helen Keller was born to an affluent family in Alabama.

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  • 2. 

    Because of her disability, Mr. and Mrs. Keller often gave in to Helen's demands. As a result, Helen became rather

    • A.

      Confident

    • B.

      Shy

    • C.

      Anxious

    • D.

      Spoiled

    • E.

      Reserved

    Correct Answer
    D. Spoiled
    Explanation
    Due to her disability, Helen's parents often indulged her demands, leading to her becoming spoiled. This means that she was excessively pampered and had a sense of entitlement, expecting to always get her way.

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  • 3. 

    Instead of sending Helen to an institution for the disabled, the Kellers hired a teacher for Helen. Her name was:

    • A.

      Mrs. A.G.Bell

    • B.

      Miss Susan B. Anthony

    • C.

      Miss Anne Sullivan

    • D.

      Miss Cathy Bryenton

    • E.

      Mrs. Mary Jo Boyes

    Correct Answer
    C. Miss Anne Sullivan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Miss Anne Sullivan because she was hired by the Kellers as a teacher for Helen instead of sending her to an institution for the disabled.

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  • 4. 

    Because of Helen's illness, she became totally deaf. What is the definition of the word deaf?

    • A.

      Non-hearing

    • B.

      Non-speaking

    • C.

      Non-seeing

    • D.

      Short tempered

    • E.

      Confused

    Correct Answer
    A. Non-hearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "non-hearing". Deafness refers to the condition of not being able to hear or having a significant hearing loss. In the given context, Helen's illness caused her to become completely unable to hear, hence she became deaf.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. and Mrs. Keller were not pleased with Helen's teacher during the first few months. The reason for this was:

    • A.

      Helen received no food.

    • B.

      They thought the "teacher" was too strict with Helen.

    • C.

      Helen was ill most of the time.

    • D.

      The "teacher" was not interested in Helen.

    • E.

      The "teacher" was was not a good cook.

    Correct Answer
    B. They thought the "teacher" was too strict with Helen.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Mr. and Mrs. Keller were not pleased with Helen's teacher during the first few months because they thought the "teacher" was too strict with Helen. This suggests that the parents believed the teacher's approach towards Helen was overly harsh or demanding, which led to their dissatisfaction.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of Helen Keller's teacher who helped shape her into a responsible woman?

    • A.

      Martha Washington

    • B.

      Anne Mansfield Sullivan

    • C.

      Martha Stewart

    • D.

      None 

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Mansfield Sullivan
    Explanation
    Anne Mansfield Sullivan was Helen Keller's teacher who played a crucial role in shaping her into a responsible woman. Sullivan, who herself was visually impaired, taught Keller how to communicate through sign language and braille, enabling her to overcome her disabilities and become an accomplished writer, lecturer, and activist. Sullivan's dedication, patience, and innovative teaching methods allowed Keller to develop her intellect and independence, ultimately transforming her into a responsible and influential figure in society.

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  • 7. 

    How did Helen Keller lose her sense of sight and hearing?

    • A.

      Car accident

    • B.

      Train accident

    • C.

      Scarlet fever

    Correct Answer
    C. Scarlet fever
    Explanation
    Helen Keller lost her sense of sight and hearing due to scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that can cause high fever, sore throat, and a characteristic rash. In some cases, like in Helen Keller's, the infection can spread to the ears and eyes, leading to permanent damage and loss of these senses.

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  • 8. 

    Keller had the desire to do this at age 10.

    • A.

      Speak

    • B.

      Drive

    • C.

      Sing

    • D.

      Dance

    Correct Answer
    A. Speak
    Explanation
    At age 10, Keller had the desire to speak. This suggests that she may have been unable to communicate verbally at that time. Keller was deaf and blind, and it was not until later in her life that she learned to communicate using sign language and braille. Therefore, having the desire to speak at such a young age highlights her determination and longing to overcome her disabilities and find a way to express herself.

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  • 9. 

    True or False? Helen Keller never attended college.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    The statement "Helen Keller never attended college" is false. Helen Keller did attend college. She was accepted into Radcliffe College in 1900 and became the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to become a renowned author, lecturer, and advocate for people with disabilities.

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  • 10. 

    What career did Keller begin during college and continue for the next 50 years?

    • A.

      Singing

    • B.

      Writing

    • C.

      Dancing

    • D.

      Baking

    Correct Answer
    B. Writing
    Explanation
    Keller began her career in writing during college and continued it for the next 50 years. This is evident from her numerous published works, including her autobiography "The Story of My Life" and various articles and essays. Writing became her primary means of communication and expression, allowing her to share her experiences and advocate for social and political causes. Throughout her life, Keller used her writing skills to inspire and educate others, leaving a lasting impact on the literary world.

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  • 11. 

    Helen Keller wrote this famous book in 1903. It is now available in 50 different languages.

    • A.

      The Story of My Life

    • B.

      Being Blind and Deaf

    • C.

      The Blinded Truth

    • D.

      Truth or Deaf

    Correct Answer
    A. The Story of My Life
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Story of My Life" because the question states that Helen Keller wrote a famous book in 1903, which matches the title "The Story of My Life." Additionally, the question mentions that the book is now available in 50 different languages, indicating its popularity and widespread availability.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following was NOT a topic that Keller often wrote about?

    • A.

      Blindness

    • B.

      Women's rights

    • C.

      Socialism

    • D.

      Baking

    Correct Answer
    D. Baking
    Explanation
    Keller was a renowned writer and activist who focused on topics related to blindness, women's rights, and socialism. However, baking was not a topic that she often wrote about.

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