Ultimate Quiz On The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

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Ultimate Quiz On The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty an employee at Life magazine spends time developing photos for publication. Find out more from the quiz below about the different aspects of his interesting life through a series of unfolding events


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    While reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, it is important to monitor your comprehension because
    • A. 

      The story is based on fact.

    • B. 

      The events of the plot jump back and forth between fantasy and reality.

    • C. 

      Walter Mitty needs to see a doctor.

    • D. 

      Mrs Mitty is often upset.

  • 2. 
    Why do you think the writer begins his story with the daydream of Mitty commanding a navy seaplane in a storm?
    • A. 

      He introduces Mr and Mrs Mitty.

    • B. 

      Walter Mitty is a pilot in real life.

    • C. 

      He wants to grab the reader’s attention.

    • D. 

      The entire story takes place in a storm.

  • 3. 
    When Mitty imagines he is about to fly a bomber on a dangerous mission, he sees himself as a figure of...
    • A. 

      Patience

    • B. 

      Resourcefulness

    • C. 

      Humour

    • D. 

      Courage

  • 4. 
    A limited third-person narrator reveals the thought of only one character, through whose eyes we see the other characters. What is the effect of the writer’s use of the limited third-person point of view in this story?
    • A. 

      Readers are led to sympathise with Walter Mitty.

    • B. 

      Readers are led to sympathise with Mrs Mitty.

    • C. 

      Readers get a biased version of the real story.

    • D. 

      Readers get to know all of the characters equally well.

  • 5. 
    The parking-lot attendant offers to park Mitty’s car because the attendant 
    • A. 

      Doesn’t trust Mitty’s driving.

    • B. 

      Wants to do Mitty a favour.

    • C. 

      Wants to show off his skills.

    • D. 

      Thinks Mitty is taking too long.

  • 6. 
    The limited third-person point of view is particularly effective in this story because
    • A. 

      Mrs Mitty has other opinions about her husband’s daydreaming.

    • B. 

      It provides an unbiased account from an outside source.

    • C. 

      It allows readers to get to know all the characters.

    • D. 

      Much of the story takes place inside Walter Mitty’s head.

  • 7. 
    Why does the writer end his story with Mitty facing a firing squad?
    • A. 

      The death of a character is a good way to end a story.

    • B. 

      It is the most exciting daydream Mitty has ever had.

    • C. 

      The behaviour of his wife makes Mitty wish he were dead.

    • D. 

      The firing squad reflects the hopelessness of Mitty’s life.

  • 8. 
    Which of the sentences below would not help you understand that Walter Mitty is driving a car?
    • A. 

      “You were up to fifty-five,” she said.

    • B. 

      Walter Mitty drove on toward Waterbury in silence…

    • C. 

      “Not so fast! You’re driving too fast!” said Mrs Mitty.

    • D. 

      “Full strength in No. 3 turret!”

  • 9. 
    Which of these phrases best describes Mrs Mitty’s feelings about Walter?
    • A. 

      Curious about his daydreams

    • B. 

      Irritated by his absentmindedness

    • C. 

      Proud of his accomplishments

    • D. 

      Concerned about his health

  • 10. 
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a story about a man who
    • A. 

      Lives a life of unusual adventures.

    • B. 

      Uses his imagination to escape from reality.

    • C. 

      Marries a woman above his social class.

    • D. 

      Believes that dreams are reality.

  • 11. 
    The District Attorney speaks insinuatingly to Walter Mitty is his daydream. This means he is
    • A. 

      Speaking out of turn in the courtroom.

    • B. 

      Questioning Mitty closely.

    • C. 

      Hinting at something indirectly.

    • D. 

      Boldly accusing Mitty of being guilty.

  • 12. 
    In the word inscrutable, the root word –scrut-, the prefix in- and the suffix  –able together give you hints that the meaning of the word has to do with
    • A. 

      A table that had not been put together properly.

    • B. 

      Something that cannot be examined.

    • C. 

      A view that is blocked by something.

    • D. 

      Someone who is unable to take care of himself.

  • 13. 
    Walter Mitty daydreams because he is...
    • A. 

      Forgetful

    • B. 

      Frustrated

    • C. 

      Tense

    • D. 

      Bored

  • 14. 
    The specific details in each of Walter Mitty’s daydreams are triggered by
    • A. 

      Problems in his life.

    • B. 

      Sights and sounds around him.

    • C. 

      Errands he is trying to remember.

    • D. 

      Memories of his past.

  • 15. 
    The characters in Mitty’s daydreams treat him with
    • A. 

      Confusion and misunderstanding.

    • B. 

      Admiration and respect.

    • C. 

      Fear and nervousness.

    • D. 

      Scorn and impatience.