Out Of The Dust Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following characters would be considered the protagonist of the story?
    • A. 

      Livie Killian

    • B. 

      Mad Dog Craddock

    • C. 

      Ma Kilby

    • D. 

      Billie Jo Kilby

  • 2. 
    From whose point of view and which point of view is the story told?
    • A. 

      Ma Kilby, third person

    • B. 

      Billie Jo Kilby, first person

    • C. 

      Billie Jo Kilby, third person omnescient

    • D. 

      Ma Kilby, first person

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Billie Jo's friend that moved away to California?
    • A. 

      Mad Dog Craddock

    • B. 

      Mr. Hardly

    • C. 

      Livie Killian

    • D. 

      Arley Wonderdale

  • 4. 
    Billie Jo's friend was among the __________________ people who moved to California to escape the Dust Bowl.
    • A. 

      3,000

    • B. 

      2,500

    • C. 

      2,500,000

    • D. 

      3,000,000

  • 5. 
    What is Billie Jo talented at doing?
    • A. 

      Playing piano

    • B. 

      Cooking

    • C. 

      Reading

    • D. 

      Riding horses

  • 6. 
    The phrase "She's an old mule on the subject of my schooling," is an example of what figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 7. 
    Who is president of the United States during the setting of this novel?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

  • 8. 
    Who is Mr. Hardly?
    • A. 

      The local banker

    • B. 

      A local convenience store clerk

    • C. 

      A man who helped out on the Kilby farm

    • D. 

      Billie Jo's school teacher

  • 9. 
    What is unusual about how the Kilby family prepares for supper?
    • A. 

      They do not turn utensils over until time to eat.

    • B. 

      They do not eat at the table.

    • C. 

      They do not sit together to eat.

    • D. 

      They do not eat supper.

  • 10. 
    How long did the drought last before the rain came in February of 1934?
    • A. 

      Thirty days

    • B. 

      Fifty days

    • C. 

      Seventy days

    • D. 

      One month

  • 11. 
    The phrase "The potatoes are peppered plenty tonight, Polly!," is an example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 12. 
    Billie Jo is suspected to have a crush on Mad Dog Craddock. Which of the following quotes supports that theory?
    • A. 

      "Darn that blue-eyed boy with his fine face and his smooth voice"

    • B. 

      "I suspect Mad Dog had come first to Arley Wanderdale's mind"

    • C. 

      "sizzling with Mad Dog"

    • D. 

      "Even before Mad Dog Craddock?"

  • 13. 
    Match the following
    • A. scowl
    • A.
    • B. whittle
    • B.
    • C. wagering
    • C.
    • D. thistle
    • D.
    • E. betrothal
    • E.
    • F. sorghum
    • F.
    • G. bough
    • G.
    • H. gaunt
    • H.
  • 14. 
    Which of the following events helped contribute to the Dust Bowl? (Choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Drought

    • B. 

      Wind storms

    • C. 

      Lack of crop rotation

    • D. 

      Stock market crash

  • 15. 
    List three things that Ma values the most according to the text. Provide an example from the text to prove each value.