"Clean Sweep" Quiz

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"Clean Sweep"  Quiz

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. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    If something is MINUSCULE, then it is....
    • A. 

      Very nasty

    • B. 

      Extremely small

    • C. 

      Extremely loud

    • D. 

      Extremely huge

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    Who is the PROTAGONIST of this short story?
    • A. 

      Mom

    • B. 

      Katie

    • C. 

      Mrs. Leonardo

    • D. 

      Dad

    • E. 

      Ben

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    "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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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"

  • 12. 
    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!

  • 13. 
    What job does the Clean Sweep company do?
    • A. 

      Rakes yards

    • B. 

      Organizes school classrooms

    • C. 

      Takes care of babies

    • D. 

      Cleans homes

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    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"

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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'

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    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

  • 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. 
    Which of the following would be the BEST statement from the text that would illustrate the THEME of this short story?
    • A. 

      ""Have you ever seen a dust mite?"

    • B. 

      "So I'm on my knees in the dust, putting things away..."

    • C. 

      "I'm not sure Mrs. Leonardo wants someone to help or someone to complain to...."

    • D. 

      "People just don't understand what important things can be hiding in the dust!"

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