"Clean Sweep" Quiz

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Read the following questions carefully and all the answers before answering ----you MAY use your work from class with the story to help you answer the questions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Think about Ben, his actions in the story, and his relationship with Katie.  Discuss IN A PARAGRAPH ---and using AT LEAST 2 Vocabulary Words ---what we, as a class, discussed was most likely going on with Ben emotionally and what evidence from the story leads us to believe this.  You could also discuss Katie and Ben's relationship and how Katie's work with Mrs. Leonardo probably helped Katie and Ben become closer in the future.   (Vocabulary Words to choose from:   MINISCULE, TURMOIL, ABERRATION, PROPRIETY,   DINGY, VILENESS
  • 2. 
    What is meant by the word VILENESS?
    • A. 

      Happiness and peace

    • B. 

      Unhappiness and unpeacefulness

    • C. 

      Objectionable and unpleasant

    • D. 

      Pleasing but variously nasty smelling at the same time

  • 3. 
    If you were in a DINGY room, you might expect it to be...........
    • A. 

      Noisy and upsetting

    • B. 

      Dark and dreary

    • C. 

      Light and airy

    • D. 

      Quiet and peaceful

  • 4. 
    If someone is enduring TURMOIL over a situation, it means he/she is........
    • A. 

      Anxious and confused about the situation

    • B. 

      Delighted and glad about the situation

    • C. 

      Extremely sad and lonely feeling in regards to the situation

    • D. 

      Hoping for the best about the situation

  • 5. 
    If something is MINUSCULE, then it is....
    • A. 

      Very nasty

    • B. 

      Extremely small

    • C. 

      Extremely loud

    • D. 

      Extremely huge

  • 6. 
    If someone constantly and consistently shows PROPRIETY, it means that person is (most of the time).........
    • A. 

      Hopeful and outgoing in the way he/she meets someone

    • B. 

      Proper and appropriate in his/her actions

    • C. 

      Always considerate and kind to others

    • D. 

      Quiet and calm natured

  • 7. 
    If you were to see a ghost, you might say ---"Oh no, I've seen a(n) __________________ (fill in the word that would work best in this blank)
    • A. 

      Alteration

    • B. 

      Abberation

    • C. 

      Hopefulness

    • D. 

      Surprise

  • 8. 
    Who is the PROTAGONIST of this short story?
    • A. 

      Mom

    • B. 

      Katie

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo

    • D. 

      Dad

    • E. 

      Ben

  • 9. 
    The narrator and her mom go to homes because they want people to
    • A. 

      Pay all of their bills

    • B. 

      Buy their cleaning service

    • C. 

      Know how to find dust mites

    • D. 

      Learn to organize their homes

  • 10. 
    "Clean Sweep" is told in ___________ point of view.
    • A. 

      1st Person point of view

    • B. 

      2nd person point of view

    • C. 

      3rd person point of view

    • D. 

      3 person omniscient point of view

  • 11. 
    The narrator experiences an EXTERNAL conflict with her schoolwork and her job because she.....
    • A. 

      Dislikes both

    • B. 

      Lacks time to do both well

    • C. 

      Wants to quit school

    • D. 

      Cleans teachers' homes

  • 12. 
    Which words tell you the sequence of Benjamin's actions?   "Then he gets dizzy and has to sit down, lying down comes moments later after his face gets a little pale."
    • A. 

      "gets dizzy"

    • B. 

      "lying down"

    • C. 

      "moments later"

    • D. 

      "a little pale"

  • 13. 
    The narrator thinks that Mrs. Leonardo is mean because Mrs. Leonardo....
    • A. 

      Lost her husband very recently

    • B. 

      Lives in a house that is too messy

    • C. 

      Gossips and talks about others way too much

    • D. 

      Is bad tempered and doesn't want to throw anything away!

  • 14. 
    What job does the Clean Sweep company do?
    • A. 

      Rakes yards

    • B. 

      Organizes school classrooms

    • C. 

      Takes care of babies

    • D. 

      Cleans homes

  • 15. 
    Why does Katie resent her brother?
    • A. 

      Because he is the baby in the family

    • B. 

      Because he is not a nice brother

    • C. 

      Because he is cuter than she is and everyone talks about that all the time/he gets much more attention

    • D. 

      Because he acts sick and doesn't work as hard as she does

  • 16. 
    What is a major FLASHBACK that Katie has that helps the reader learn things about Katie?
    • A. 

      She remembers when Ben was born

    • B. 

      She remembers the day her dad died

    • C. 

      She remembers when her cat ran away

    • D. 

      She remembers when her dog was kidnapped

  • 17. 
    What prompts (causes) Mrs. Leonardo to think of her sister?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Leonardo finds an old book

    • B. 

      The narrator finds an old tablecloth

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo's sister writes a letter

    • D. 

      Benjamin reads "The Naughty Little Frog"

  • 18. 
    The narrator's mother shows keen intelligence by....
    • A. 

      Selling her services door-to-door and talking about how vile the dust mites are/the ARMY that they are, etc.

    • B. 

      Hiring her daughter to work for her and not paying her so that the business makes more money

    • C. 

      Accepting a job with Mrs. Leonardo

    • D. 

      Letting Ben get away with acting sick so that Katie has to do all the work

  • 19. 
    What INTERNAL conflict does the narrator have on the first day she is to go to Mrs. Leonardo's home?
    • A. 

      Her mother wants her to clean, but the narrator would rather give the cleaning presentation

    • B. 

      She needs to finish a report for school, but she has already made a work committment so she must decide to fail the report

    • C. 

      Her brother says that he will help, and she argues with him because he is acting sick

    • D. 

      She dreads hearing Mrs. Leonardo's complaints and working in the dingy attic, but she knows that her family needs the money and Mrs. L is paying 'big bucks'

  • 20. 
    A SUB-PLOT in a short story is when......
    • A. 

      There's 2 important stories that happen in a short story

    • B. 

      There's an underlying story told within the larger short story

    • C. 

      When there's a plot dug in the back yard

    • D. 

      When a flashback is told in a story

  • 21. 
    Which event happens before the others in this story?
    • A. 

      Katie finds a book and shares it with Mrs. Leonardo

    • B. 

      Mrs. Leonardo hires Clean Sweep to clean out her attic

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo complains to Katie

    • D. 

      Katie's father dies

  • 22. 
    Because the story is told from Katie's point of view, the reader better understands ---
    • A. 

      The sequence of events

    • B. 

      Mrs. Leonardo's sister

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo's sister

    • D. 

      Katie's internal conflicts

  • 23. 
    Which conflict is NOT part of the story?
    • A. 

      Conflict between Katie and Benjamin

    • B. 

      Conflict between Katie and Mrs. Leonardo

    • C. 

      Conflict between Mrs. Leonardo and Katie's mother

    • D. 

      Conflict between Mrs. Leonardo and her sister

  • 24. 
    What did Katie do that proved to HELP Mrs. Leonardo more than anything else?
    • A. 

      Cleaned her attic

    • B. 

      Cleaned her house

    • C. 

      Found the glasses

    • D. 

      Suggested she call her sister

  • 25. 
    How does Katie's view of Mrs. Leonardo change by the end of the story?
    • A. 

      Katie admires her

    • B. 

      Katie loses respect for her

    • C. 

      Katie feels sympathy for her

    • D. 

      Katie feels gratitude towards her

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