The Night Before Middle School #1

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Reading comprehension, multiple choice questions on the first six chapters of TNBMS.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The story is set in what Floridian town?

    • A.

      Miami

    • B.

      Key West

    • C.

      Fort Lauderdale

    • D.

      St. Petersburg

    • E.

      Homestead

    Correct Answer
    E. Homestead
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Homestead. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the setting of the story. Since the options provided are all Floridian towns, we can conclude that the story is set in one of these towns. Among the options, Homestead is the only town mentioned, making it the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    "The girls all seemed to like him." This statement about Billy is an example of

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Foreshadowing

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Sequencing

    • E.

      Character traits

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    The statement "The girls all seemed to like him" suggests that Billy is well-liked by the girls. Foreshadowing is a literary device used to give hints or clues about future events. In this case, the statement foreshadows that Billy's likability may play a significant role in the story or have an impact on the plot. It creates anticipation for the reader, suggesting that Billy's popularity might lead to certain events or outcomes later on.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of these people is NOT one of the "radical army?"

    • A.

      Laz

    • B.

      Timo

    • C.

      Susie

    • D.

      Bruce

    • E.

      Billy

    Correct Answer
    D. Bruce
    Explanation
    The question is asking which person is NOT part of the "radical army." Out of the given options, Bruce is the only person who is not part of the "radical army." Therefore, Bruce is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    "The lizard ran up the tree at mach one." This statement is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Foreshadowing

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Character trait

    • E.

      Sequencing

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The statement "The lizard ran up the tree at mach one" is an example of hyperbole. Hyperbole is an exaggerated statement or claim that is not meant to be taken literally. In this case, the use of "mach one" to describe the speed at which the lizard ran up the tree is an exaggeration, as mach one is the speed of sound and it is impossible for a lizard to reach that speed.

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  • 5. 

    Jason "Chasin" Lure is what in this story

    • A.

      Protaganist

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Main character

    • D.

      Narrator

    • E.

      Author

    Correct Answer
    B. Antagonist
    Explanation
    Jason "Chasin" Lure is the antagonist in this story. The antagonist is the character who opposes or creates conflict for the protagonist, the main character. In the story, Jason "Chasin" Lure is likely the character who acts as an obstacle or enemy to the protagonist, creating tension and driving the plot forward. The antagonist's actions and motivations often serve as a source of conflict and challenge for the main character, making them an essential element in storytelling.

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  • 6. 

    What ethnic background does Laz have?

    • A.

      Dutch

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      African American

    • E.

      Hispanic

    Correct Answer
    E. Hispanic
    Explanation
    Laz has a Hispanic ethnic background. This means that Laz is of Spanish-speaking descent or has origins in a Spanish-speaking country. The term "Hispanic" typically refers to individuals from Latin American countries or Spain.

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  • 7. 

    Where did Timo live before coming to FL?

    • A.

      Wisconsin

    • B.

      Illinois

    • C.

      Minnesota

    • D.

      California

    • E.

      Ohio

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota
  • 8. 

    Who was the "brains" of the army?

    • A.

      Susie

    • B.

      Timo

    • C.

      Jay

    • D.

      Laz

    • E.

      Billy

    Correct Answer
    A. Susie
    Explanation
    Susie was the "brains" of the army because she was the most intelligent and strategic thinker among the group. She was able to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems and had a deep understanding of military tactics. Susie's ability to analyze situations and make well-informed decisions made her an invaluable asset to the army.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these represents the correct sequence of events during the "golf ball war?"

    • A.

      Laz eats a lemon, golf balls hit the house, Lax gets hit in the leg, Laz hits a meanie in the face, cease fire,

    • B.

      Laz gets hit in the legs, Laz eats a lemon, cease fire, Laz hits a meanie in the face, golf balls hit the house

    • C.

      Golf balls hit the house, Laz hits a meanie in the face, cease fire, Laz gets hit in the legs, Laz eats a lemon

    • D.

      Golf balls hit the house, Laz gets hit in the legs, Laz hits a meanie in the face, cease fire, Laz eats a lemon

    Correct Answer
    D. Golf balls hit the house, Laz gets hit in the legs, Laz hits a meanie in the face, cease fire, Laz eats a lemon
    Explanation
    The correct sequence of events during the "golf ball war" is as follows: First, golf balls hit the house. Then, Laz gets hit in the legs. After that, Laz hits a meanie in the face. Following the confrontation, a cease fire is called. Finally, Laz eats a lemon.

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  • 10. 

    What is something Laz did that surprised you?

    • A.

      Played street hockey and got up by himself when he fell.

    • B.

      Stayed inside all day playing video games.

    • C.

      Ate lemons for breakfast everyday.

    • D.

      Did not make friends easily.

    • E.

      Felt sorry for himself.

    Correct Answer
    A. Played street hockey and got up by himself when he fell.
    Explanation
    Laz's ability to get up by himself after falling while playing street hockey is surprising because it shows resilience, determination, and independence. It demonstrates that Laz is not easily discouraged by setbacks and is willing to pick himself up and continue playing. This action highlights Laz's physical strength and mental fortitude, making it a surprising and impressive behavior.

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  • 11. 

    Where did the army go to discuss important issues?

    • A.

      Headquarters

    • B.

      Command post

    • C.

      The beach

    • D.

      Timo's garage

    • E.

      The tree fort

    Correct Answer
    B. Command post
    Explanation
    The army went to the command post to discuss important issues. This is because a command post is a designated location where military personnel gather to plan and coordinate operations, make decisions, and discuss important matters. It serves as a central hub for communication and strategic discussions, providing a secure and organized environment for high-level discussions within the army.

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  • 12. 

    Facing your fears and the importance of friendship are two of the main themes in this story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that facing fears and the significance of friendship are two major themes in the story. This means that the story likely explores the idea of characters confronting their fears and the role that friendship plays in helping them overcome these fears. The themes of facing fears and friendship are commonly found in many stories, making it plausible that this statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    After Laz ate the lemon, he was given an award. What was the award?

    • A.

      Badge of honor

    • B.

      Five dollars

    • C.

      A new hockey stick

    • D.

      Silver star

    • E.

      Golf balls

    Correct Answer
    D. Silver star
    Explanation
    Laz received a silver star as an award after eating the lemon. This suggests that Laz's act of eating the lemon was seen as an impressive or commendable feat, deserving of recognition. The silver star could symbolize Laz's bravery, skill, or exceptional performance in completing the task.

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  • 14. 

    What part of the tree fort was not finished before the 4th of July?

    • A.

      The floor

    • B.

      The pulley system

    • C.

      The ladder

    • D.

      The lookout tower

    • E.

      The security system

    Correct Answer
    D. The lookout tower
    Explanation
    The lookout tower was not finished before the 4th of July.

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  • 15. 

    What was Bruce's job?   Hint: Bruce is Jay's stepdad.

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Dentist

    • C.

      Pilot

    • D.

      Diesel engine mechanic

    • E.

      Carpenter

    Correct Answer
    D. Diesel engine mechanic
    Explanation
    Since the question provides a hint that Bruce is Jay's stepdad, we can infer that Bruce's job is unrelated to Jay's biological father's profession. Therefore, we can eliminate lawyer, dentist, pilot, and carpenter as options. The correct answer is diesel engine mechanic.

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  • 16. 

    What did the army name their fort?

    • A.

      Fort Desoto

    • B.

      Fort Timo

    • C.

      Fort Nacho

    • D.

      Fort Lauderdale

    • E.

      Fort Bragg

    Correct Answer
    C. Fort Nacho
    Explanation
    The army named their fort "Fort Nacho".

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  • 17. 

    What nickname did Billy give the army when they were building the tree fort?

    • A.

      The destructors

    • B.

      The constuctors

    • C.

      The transporters

    • D.

      The planners

    • E.

      The meanies

    Correct Answer
    B. The constuctors
    Explanation
    Billy gave the army the nickname "the constructors" when they were building the tree fort. This suggests that they were actively involved in the process of constructing and building the fort.

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  • 18. 

    What character traits do members of the army have?

    • A.

      Bravery

    • B.

      Intelligence

    • C.

      Sportmanship

    • D.

      Loyalty

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Members of the army possess various character traits such as bravery, intelligence, sportsmanship, and loyalty. Bravery is essential for soldiers as they often face dangerous and life-threatening situations. Intelligence is crucial for making strategic decisions and carrying out complex operations. Sportsmanship promotes teamwork, discipline, and fair play among soldiers. Loyalty is a fundamental trait that ensures soldiers remain dedicated and committed to their mission and their fellow comrades. Therefore, all of the mentioned traits are commonly found in army members.

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  • 19. 

    Before Laz hit the meanie in the face, where did he get hit by a golf ball?

    • A.

      Legs

    • B.

      Arms

    • C.

      Face

    • D.

      Chest

    • E.

      Toes

    Correct Answer
    A. Legs
  • 20. 

    After the meanies destroyed the fort what did the army decide to do?

    • A.

      Eat lunch

    • B.

      Forget about it and not build another one

    • C.

      Rebuild it immediately

    • D.

      Go to the beach

    • E.

      Go beat up the meanies

    Correct Answer
    C. Rebuild it immediately
    Explanation
    After the meanies destroyed the fort, the army decided to rebuild it immediately. This indicates that the army recognized the importance of the fort and the need for its existence in order to protect themselves and their territory. They did not choose to forget about it or delay the rebuilding process, but instead took immediate action to restore their defense structure.

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