Miss Nelson Is Missing

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Miss Nelson Is Missing - Quiz

This quiz should be taken after reading the story Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How are the children is Miss Nelson's class described?

    • A.

      The nicest class in the school

    • B.

      The worst behaved class in the school

    • C.

      The smartest class in the school

    • D.

      The quietest class in the school

    Correct Answer
    B. The worst behaved class in the school
    Explanation
    The children in Miss Nelson's class are described as the worst behaved class in the school.

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  • 2. 

    When Miss Nelson asks the class to settle down, they _____________________.

    • A.

      Scream

    • B.

      Whisper and giggle

    • C.

      Settle down

    • D.

      Start clapping

    Correct Answer
    B. Whisper and giggle
    Explanation
    When Miss Nelson asks the class to settle down, they whisper and giggle. This suggests that the class is not immediately following Miss Nelson's instruction and instead engaging in quiet and playful behavior. The answer implies that the students are not screaming or clapping, which would be more disruptive actions. Settling down typically refers to calming down and becoming quiet, but in this case, the students are not fully complying with Miss Nelson's request.

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  • 3. 

    When Miss Nelson does not show up for school one day, what do the students say?

    • A.

      "Let's have a great day"

    • B.

      "I hope Miss Nelson isn't sick"

    • C.

      "Today let's be just terrible"

    • D.

      "Let's be nice to the substitute"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Today let's be just terrible"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Today let's be just terrible". This answer is supported by the context provided in the question, which states that Miss Nelson does not show up for school one day. The students' response of wanting to be "just terrible" suggests that they take advantage of Miss Nelson's absence to misbehave or not follow the rules. This response indicates that the students do not have a positive attitude towards their substitute teacher and may see this as an opportunity to have a less structured day.

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  • 4. 

    What does Miss Viola Swamp look like?

    • A.

      The tooth fairy

    • B.

      A beautiful princess

    • C.

      A witch

    • D.

      A police officer

    Correct Answer
    C. A witch
    Explanation
    Miss Viola Swamp is described as a witch because she is portrayed as a strict and intimidating substitute teacher in the book "Miss Nelson is Missing!" by Harry Allard. She wears a black dress, a pointy hat, and carries a broomstick, which are all typical characteristics associated with witches. Her appearance and behavior create a sense of fear and discipline among the students, making her an effective disciplinarian in the story.

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  • 5. 

    How does the class feel after a few days with Miss Viola Swamp?

    • A.

      They missed Miss Nelson

    • B.

      They wanted Miss Viola Swamp to be their new teacher

    • C.

      They thought she was so much nicer than Miss Nelson

    Correct Answer
    A. They missed Miss Nelson
    Explanation
    After a few days with Miss Viola Swamp, the class realizes that they actually miss Miss Nelson. This suggests that Miss Viola Swamp's strict and harsh teaching methods made the class appreciate Miss Nelson's kind and gentle approach. They realize that despite her strictness, Miss Nelson was a better teacher who they preferred over Miss Viola Swamp.

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  • 6. 

    What does Detective McSmogg tell the children about Miss Nelson?

    • A.

      She broke her leg

    • B.

      She has the flu

    • C.

      She took a vacation

    • D.

      She is missing

    Correct Answer
    D. She is missing
    Explanation
    Detective McSmogg tells the children that Miss Nelson is missing. This suggests that Miss Nelson is not present and her whereabouts are unknown.

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  • 7. 

    What did the kids find when they went to Miss Nelson's house?

    • A.

      Her house was for sale

    • B.

      The shades tightly drawn

    • C.

      Miss Nelson

    • D.

      Her dog

    Correct Answer
    B. The shades tightly drawn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The shades tightly drawn". This suggests that when the kids went to Miss Nelson's house, they found that the shades were tightly drawn, indicating that she was not home or did not want to be disturbed.

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  • 8. 

    Who did the children see when they went by Miss Nelson's house?

    • A.

      Miss Nelson

    • B.

      The principal

    • C.

      Miss Viola Swamp

    • D.

      Detective McSmogg

    Correct Answer
    C. Miss Viola Swamp
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Miss Viola Swamp. This is because in the given question, it is stated that the children went by Miss Nelson's house. Miss Viola Swamp is a character in the story "Miss Nelson is Missing!" who disguises herself as Miss Nelson to teach the misbehaving children a lesson. Therefore, it can be inferred that the children saw Miss Viola Swamp when they went by Miss Nelson's house.

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  • 9. 

    What was hanging in the closet next to Miss Nelson's coat at the end of the story?

    • A.

      An umbrella

    • B.

      A black dress

    • C.

      A red jacket

    Correct Answer
    B. A black dress
    Explanation
    At the end of the story, a black dress was hanging in the closet next to Miss Nelson's coat. This suggests that Miss Nelson was actually the substitute teacher, Miss Viola Swamp, in disguise. The black dress indicates that she had been pretending to be Miss Nelson in order to teach the students a lesson about appreciating their teacher.

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  • 10. 

    Miss Viola Swamp is really __________________.

    • A.

      The principal

    • B.

      Detective McSmogg

    • C.

      The school nurse

    • D.

      Miss Nelson

    Correct Answer
    D. Miss Nelson
    Explanation
    Miss Viola Swamp is really Miss Nelson. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as Miss Viola Swamp is a character from the book "Miss Nelson is Missing!" by Harry Allard. In the story, Miss Viola Swamp is actually Miss Nelson in disguise, as she wanted to teach her students a lesson about appreciating their kind and caring teacher. Therefore, the correct answer is Miss Nelson.

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