Mother In Mannville Story: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    As she gets to know Jerry, the narrator is most impressed by his:

    • A.

      Intelligence

    • B.

      Unusual skill

    • C.

      Strength of character

    • D.

      Physical appearance

    Correct Answer
    C. Strength of character
    Explanation
    The narrator is most impressed by Jerry's strength of character because it suggests that he has admirable qualities and values. This could mean that Jerry is honest, loyal, courageous, or resilient, among other positive traits. Strength of character is often seen as an important aspect of someone's personality and can greatly influence how they handle challenges and interact with others. It is likely that the narrator finds Jerry's strength of character to be inspiring and influential in their relationship.

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  • 2. 

    What most confuses the narrator about Jerry's mother?

    • A.

      How she got into financial difficulties

    • B.

      How she could bear to give him up

    • C.

      Why she does not visit more often

    • D.

      Why she decided to give him skates

    Correct Answer
    B. How she could bear to give him up
    Explanation
    The narrator is confused about how Jerry's mother could bear to give him up. This suggests that the narrator finds it difficult to understand how a mother could willingly separate from her child. The narrator may be questioning the mother's love and attachment to Jerry, as giving him up implies a lack of emotional connection. This confusion highlights the narrator's own perspective and values regarding motherhood and the bond between a parent and child.

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  • 3. 

    The narrator suggests that she does not explore the mystery of Jerry's mother because she:

    • A.

      Does not want to upset Jerry

    • B.

      Becomes distracted by her work

    • C.

      Is nervous about finding the truth

    • D.

      Does not really care about Jerry

    Correct Answer
    B. Becomes distracted by her work
    Explanation
    The narrator suggests that she does not explore the mystery of Jerry's mother because she becomes distracted by her work. This implies that the narrator's job or responsibilities take precedence over delving into personal matters. It suggests that the narrator is too preoccupied with her work to dedicate time and effort to uncovering the truth about Jerry's mother.

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  • 4. 

    The idea that Jerry has a mother relieves the narrator's sense of:

    • A.

      Responsibility

    • B.

      Curiosity

    • C.

      Loneliness

    • D.

      Does not really care about Jery

    Correct Answer
    A. Responsibility
    Explanation
    The idea that Jerry has a mother relieves the narrator's sense of responsibility because it implies that Jerry has someone to take care of him and look out for him. This means that the narrator does not have to feel responsible for Jerry's well-being or feel a burden to take care of him. The existence of Jerry's mother alleviates any feelings of obligation or duty that the narrator might have had towards Jerry.

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  • 5. 

    An instinctive reaction is one that is:

    • A.

      Well-planned

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Automatic

    Correct Answer
    C. Automatic
    Explanation
    An instinctive reaction is automatic because it is a natural and immediate response to a stimulus without conscious thought or planning. It is a reflexive action that occurs without deliberate decision-making or analysis. Instinctive reactions are innate and often serve as a survival mechanism, allowing organisms to quickly respond to threats or opportunities in their environment.

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  • 6. 

    At first, the narrator is concerned about Jerry's size because she thinks he:

    • A.

      Might hurt himself

    • B.

      Is too small to be helpful

    • C.

      Is underfed and unhealthy

    • D.

      Must be very young

    Correct Answer
    B. Is too small to be helpful
    Explanation
    The narrator is concerned about Jerry's size because she believes that he is too small to be helpful. This suggests that the narrator does not think Jerry has the physical capability or strength to assist with whatever task or situation they are facing.

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  • 7. 

    When the narrator sees the work Jerry has done, she is:

    • A.

      Annoyed

    • B.

      Impressed

    • C.

      Suspicious

    • D.

      Embarrassed

    Correct Answer
    B. Impressed
    Explanation
    The narrator's reaction to seeing the work Jerry has done is "impressed" because the word implies a positive response to something that is well-done or admirable. This suggests that the work Jerry has done is of high quality or exceeds the narrator's expectations, leading to a sense of admiration or respect.

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  • 8. 

    The story suggests that Jerry comes in early in the morning to chop kindling because he

    • A.

      Is very responsible

    • B.

      Wants to get away from the orphanage

    • C.

      Wants to earn as much money as possible

    • D.

      Hopes to have time to play with the dog

    Correct Answer
    A. Is very responsible
    Explanation
    The story implies that Jerry comes in early in the morning to chop kindling because he is very responsible. The author mentions that Jerry is always the first one to arrive and start working, showing his dedication and reliability. This suggests that Jerry takes his responsibilities seriously and is committed to fulfilling his duties, even if it means waking up early and working hard.

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  • 9. 

    When Jerry says, "You look a little bit like my mother," it is most likely that he is

    • A.

      Expressing feelings of closeness

    • B.

      Trying to make the narrator angry

    • C.

      Stating a factual observation

    • D.

      Trying to trick the narrator into spending more time with him

    Correct Answer
    A. Expressing feelings of closeness
    Explanation
    Jerry's statement, "You look a little bit like my mother," suggests that he sees a resemblance between the narrator and his mother. This implies a sense of familiarity and connection, indicating that Jerry is expressing feelings of closeness.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the most likely reason that Jerry is "now well" at the end of the story?

    • A.

      He has been working too hard

    • B.

      He is upset that the narrator is leaving

    • C.

      He feels guilty about the lies he told the narrator

    • D.

      He has not been getting enough to eat

    Correct Answer
    B. He is upset that the narrator is leaving
    Explanation
    Jerry being upset that the narrator is leaving can be the most likely reason for him being "now well" at the end of the story. This suggests that Jerry's emotional state has improved, possibly motivating him to take better care of himself and prioritize his well-being. The presence of the narrator may have provided Jerry with emotional support and companionship, leading to an improvement in his overall condition.

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