"The Woman In The Snow" Reading Check

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Read the following questions carefully and answer based upon what you remember about reading "The Woman in the Snow". . . . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain in 4 well written sentences why "The Woman in the Snow" is an awesome title for this short story AND the symbolism found in the story (think about characters/what was going on, etc)::

  • 2. 

    BONUS#1   Tell the meaning of SYNTHESIS and why it is important to synthesize new material:#2   What does the word EVALUATE mean?  Tell a time when people would evaluate......

  • 3. 

    Who is the author of this short story?

    • A.

      Pam McKissack

    • B.

      Patricia McKissack

    • C.

      Pam Mathisson

    • D.

      Patricia Mathesson

    Correct Answer
    B. Patricia McKissack
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Patricia McKissack.

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  • 4. 

    The setting of this short story is.............

    • A.

      Civil War era

    • B.

      21st Century

    • C.

      Civil Rights Movement era

    • D.

      A gruesome time

    Correct Answer
    C. Civil Rights Movement era
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Civil Rights Movement era". This is indicated by the phrase "the setting of this short story", which implies that the story takes place during a specific time period. The Civil Rights Movement era refers to the period in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s when there was a significant struggle for equal rights and racial justice. This context suggests that the story may explore themes related to civil rights and racial inequality.

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  • 5. 

    What GENRE is this short story?  First the Main type and then the category that it would fall under.........(discussed in class!)..

    • A.

      Non-fiction and Oral Tradition

    • B.

      Fiction and Oral Tradition

    • C.

      Fiction and Science Fiction

    • D.

      Non-Fiction and Short Story

    Correct Answer
    B. Fiction and Oral Tradition
    Explanation
    This short story is categorized as fiction because it is a work of imaginative storytelling rather than a factual account. Additionally, it falls under the category of oral tradition because it is a story that has been passed down through generations by word of mouth rather than being written down.

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  • 6. 

    In what PHYSICAL way was Grady described?

    • A.

      Young

    • B.

      Caring

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Obese

    Correct Answer
    D. Obese
    Explanation
    Grady was described as "obese" in a PHYSICAL way. This means that Grady's physical appearance or body shape is characterized by being significantly overweight or having excessive body fat.

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  • 7. 

     In what city did the famous Bus Boycott take place?  We researched it, AND it was mentioned in the story as well:

    • A.

      Memphis

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Montgomery

    • D.

      Alabama

    Correct Answer
    C. Montgomery
    Explanation
    The famous Bus Boycott took place in Montgomery. This information was mentioned in the story and confirmed through research.

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  • 8. 

    What fact do we know about Grady's dad?

    • A.

      He was an alcoholic

    • B.

      He was a caring and kind person

    • C.

      He liked to talk to Grady when Grady was scared

    • D.

      He was not a good dad

    Correct Answer
    A. He was an alcoholic
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Grady's dad had a problem with alcoholism. This implies that he struggled with alcohol addiction, which could have had a negative impact on his ability to fulfill his role as a father. It is important to note that this answer does not provide any information about his personality or how he treated Grady, except for the fact that he liked to talk to Grady when Grady was scared.

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  • 9. 

    What did Grady tell the woman when she said she had no money?

    • A.

      "Come on in honey, it doesn't matter.....I will help you!!"

    • B.

      "No money, no ride!"

    • C.

      "Head on back to the back of the bus"

    • D.

      "You're not getting on here!"

    Correct Answer
    B. "No money, no ride!"
    Explanation
    Grady told the woman "No money, no ride!" when she said she had no money. This response suggests that Grady is not willing to provide transportation to someone who cannot pay for it.

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  • 10. 

    What did Eula Mae attempt to pay the bus fare with since she didn't have any money?

    • A.

      She offered the bus driver her watch

    • B.

      She offered the bus driver her bracelet

    • C.

      She offered the bus driver her diamond ring

    • D.

      She offered the bus driver her wedding ring

    Correct Answer
    D. She offered the bus driver her wedding ring
    Explanation
    Eula Mae attempted to pay the bus fare with her wedding ring because she didn't have any money.

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  • 11. 

    Basically it could be stated that Grady caused his own demise (death) by being so very callous and refusing to let Eula Mae get on the bus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Grady caused his own demise by being callous and refusing to let Eula Mae get on the bus. This suggests that his actions ultimately led to his death.

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  • 12. 

    What was the second bus driver's name and what would he SYMBOLIZE in the scheme of the story?

    • A.

      Grady and the negative way of life before the Civil Rights Movement

    • B.

      Ray and the dawn of equality ---or the direction America was headed in regards to equal rights after the Civil Rights Movement

    • C.

      Grady and belief in the future way of life

    • D.

      Ray and the knowledge that women are important to the future

    Correct Answer
    B. Ray and the dawn of equality ---or the direction America was headed in regards to equal rights after the Civil Rights Movement
  • 13. 

    At the end of the story, it is stated that Eula Mae was never seen again.  Why is that?

    • A.

      Eula Mae was happy and didn't need to feel like she needed the bus anymore.

    • B.

      Eula Mae's ghost is a symbol of the past mistreatment and the new way of life (represented by Ray) was kind/helped her so it shows the end of racism

    • C.

      Grady was finally gone and Ray had started driving the bus

    • D.

      Eula Mae's baby made it to the hospital so it was able to be rescued, thus Eula Mae felt better and didn't need to run the bus route anymore

    Correct Answer
    B. Eula Mae's ghost is a symbol of the past mistreatment and the new way of life (represented by Ray) was kind/helped her so it shows the end of racism
    Explanation
    Eula Mae was never seen again because her ghost symbolizes the end of racism and the new way of life represented by Ray. This suggests that Eula Mae no longer needed to run the bus route as she found peace and resolution in the new era where mistreatment and discrimination were being overcome.

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  • 14. 

    What does the word 'segregate' mean?

    • A.

      To keep apart

    • B.

      To put together

    • C.

      To be miserable

    • D.

      To be uncaring

    Correct Answer
    A. To keep apart
    Explanation
    The word 'segregate' means to keep apart. This implies separating or dividing things or people based on certain criteria or characteristics. It involves creating a distinction or barrier between different groups or elements, often with the intention of maintaining separation or promoting exclusivity.

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  • 15. 

    This story was written by this author and came purely from her imagination.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false because the question states that the story was written by the author and came purely from her imagination. However, the answer does not provide any information about the author or the story, so it is not possible to determine if the statement is true or false based on the given information.

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  • 16. 

    What is meant by ORAL TRADITION?

    • A.

      People who really like to talk a bunch and make it a tradition to do so

    • B.

      Stories that are verbally told from one generation to the next in a way that keeps the story alive/going

    • C.

      Traditions of sharing and talking

    • D.

      Having a bunch of people over and telling a story

    Correct Answer
    B. Stories that are verbally told from one generation to the next in a way that keeps the story alive/going
    Explanation
    Oral tradition refers to the practice of passing down stories, knowledge, and cultural practices through spoken words from one generation to another. It involves the transmission of information through verbal communication rather than written records. This method of storytelling ensures that the stories remain alive and continue to be shared, preserving cultural heritage and historical events. It is a way of keeping the traditions and history of a community or culture alive through the spoken word.

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  • 17. 

    A strong THEME for this short story is seen in the following statement:

    • A.

      Grady was a racist bus driver who wouldn't let a black lady get on the bus and she/her baby died ---then years later he died as a result of that lady's ghost. They lady's ghost haunted the route until a nice driver named Ray came along and treated her nicely.

    • B.

      Treat others as you want to be treated (and equally)

    • C.

      Some people are nice and some are mean - you just have to deal with whatever cards you are given!

    • D.

      Hope reigns above all else!

    Correct Answer
    B. Treat others as you want to be treated (and equally)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Treat others as you want to be treated (and equally)." This theme is evident in the story as it highlights the consequences of Grady's racist actions towards the black lady. The story shows that treating others with kindness and equality is important, as seen when Ray comes along and treats the lady's ghost nicely, bringing an end to the haunting. The theme emphasizes the importance of treating others with respect and fairness, regardless of their race or background.

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