The Secret Message- Comprehension Quiz

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The Secret Message- Comprehension Quiz - Quiz

Read the following questions carefully. You may look back at the section to help find the answer to each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Reread page 92 and identify strong word choice the author uses.  Make sure to use text evidence to explain your answer.  Why do you think the author chose to use those words?

  • 2. 

    What about the Silk Road might be exciting for the merchant? Do you think the parrot would find the Silk Road exciting?  Please support your answers with text evidence explaining how you know. 

  • 3. 

    How does the merchants view of the cage differ form the parrot's view? Support your answer with text evidence.

  • 4. 

    What message does the author want to give the reader, what is the theme? Support your answer with text evidence.

  • 5. 

    At the beginning of the story , why would the merchant not let the parrot go?

    • A.

      He was entertaining

    • B.

      He could play dead

    • C.

      He was worth a lot of money

    • D.

      He attracted customers to his shop

    Correct Answer
    D. He attracted customers to his shop
    Explanation
    The merchant would not let the parrot go because the parrot attracted customers to his shop. This implies that the parrot's presence in the shop was beneficial for the merchant's business, possibly by drawing attention and increasing footfall. The parrot's ability to attract customers would have been valuable to the merchant, hence his reluctance to let it go.

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  • 6. 

    What did the parrot want the merchant to tell the other parrots that he saw in the forest?

    • A.

      About his cage

    • B.

      About his kind owner

    • C.

      About all the customers

    • D.

      About his bright feathers

    Correct Answer
    A. About his cage
    Explanation
    The parrot wanted the merchant to tell the other parrots about his cage. This suggests that the parrot was proud of his comfortable living environment and wanted to boast about it to the other parrots.

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  • 7. 

    What happened when the merchant told the parrots in the forest about his parrot's cage?

    • A.

      They died.

    • B.

      They fell off the branched and flew away.

    • C.

      They flew off the branched and sang a beautiful song to him.

    • D.

      They fell off the branches onto their backs with their feet in the air

    Correct Answer
    D. They fell off the branches onto their backs with their feet in the air
  • 8. 

    Why did the merchant's parrot fall off his swing with his feet pointing up when the merchant told him what happened in the forest?

    • A.

      He died

    • B.

      He was sick

    • C.

      He was entertaining the customers

    • D.

      He was doing what the parrots were telling him to do

    Correct Answer
    D. He was doing what the parrots were telling him to do
    Explanation
    The parrot fell off his swing with his feet pointing up because he was imitating the actions of the other parrots. The question implies that the parrots were telling him to do something, and he obediently followed their instructions, resulting in the unfortunate accident.

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  • 9. 

    The merchant buys the parrot a beautiful golden cage with three swings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The merchant buys the parrot a beautiful golden cage with three swings" is true because it states that the merchant purchased a golden cage for the parrot and it has three swings. This suggests that the parrot will have a comfortable and entertaining living space.

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  • 10. 

    The parrot greatly appreciates the merchants kindness, and is very excited about his new cage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that the parrot greatly appreciates the merchant's kindness and is excited about its new cage. However, the correct answer is false. This suggests that the parrot does not appreciate the merchant's kindness and is not excited about its new cage.

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  • 11. 

    The Secret Message is a narrative genre.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The Secret Message is a narrative genre" is false. A secret message is not a genre of narrative. It refers to a hidden or encoded message within a text, usually intended for a specific recipient or purpose. Narrative genres, on the other hand, are categories or types of storytelling, such as romance, mystery, or science fiction. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 12. 

    How does the merchant feel about the cage he bought for the parrot?

    • A.

      He feels bad

    • B.

      He feels that the cage is beautiful

    • C.

      He feel that the cage is not big enough

    • D.

      He feels that the parrot does not like the cage

    Correct Answer
    B. He feels that the cage is beautiful
    Explanation
    The merchant feels that the cage is beautiful.

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  • 13. 

    What is the root word of tropical?

    • A.

      Tropics

    • B.

      Trop

    • C.

      Tropical does not have a root word

    • D.

      Pical

    Correct Answer
    A. Tropics
    Explanation
    The root word of "tropical" is "tropics". The word "tropical" is derived from the noun "tropics", which refers to the region of the Earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The root word "tropics" is used to form the adjective "tropical" by adding the suffix "-al" to indicate that something is related to or characteristic of the tropics.

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  • 14. 

    Based on the merchant's behavior at the party, what can yo infer that the merchant liked least about his travels?

    • A.

      Being on the Silk Road

    • B.

      Not being able to get good for his shop

    • C.

      When he spoke to the parrots in the forest

    • D.

      Riding on the camel

    Correct Answer
    C. When he spoke to the parrots in the forest
    Explanation
    The merchant's behavior at the party suggests that he did not enjoy speaking to the parrots in the forest during his travels.

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  • 15. 

    The merchant is sad when the parrot falls from his swing.  Why do you think the merchant is sad?

    • A.

      He was going to miss the parrot

    • B.

      He was happy

    • C.

      Customers would never come to his shop

    • D.

      He lost money

    Correct Answer
    C. Customers would never come to his shop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the merchant is sad because customers would never come to his shop. This can be inferred from the fact that the parrot falling from his swing would somehow affect the merchant's business, leading to a decrease in customers.

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  • 16. 

    What quality does the merchant represent in the story?

    • A.

      Selfishness

    • B.

      Anger

    • C.

      Greed

    • D.

      Envy

    Correct Answer
    C. Greed
    Explanation
    In the story, the merchant is portrayed as someone who is driven by a strong desire for wealth and material possessions. He is constantly seeking ways to increase his profits and is willing to exploit others for his own gain. This aligns with the quality of greed, which is an excessive and selfish desire for wealth or possessions. The merchant's actions and motivations throughout the story clearly demonstrate his greediness.

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  • 17. 

    How does the parrot escape?

    • A.

      He escapes from the cage when the merchant tries to feed him

    • B.

      He plays dead

    • C.

      He pretends he broke a wing

    • D.

      The merchant let him go

    Correct Answer
    B. He plays dead
    Explanation
    The parrot escapes by playing dead. This means that when the merchant tries to feed him, the parrot pretends to be lifeless and motionless, fooling the merchant into thinking that he is dead. This gives the parrot the opportunity to escape from the cage unnoticed.

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