"The Woman In The Snow" Reading Check

17 Questions | Total Attempts: 204

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Woman Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the author of this short story?
    • A. 

      Pam McKissack

    • B. 

      Patricia McKissack

    • C. 

      Pam Mathisson

    • D. 

      Patricia Mathesson

  • 2. 
    This story was written by this author and came purely from her imagination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The setting of this short story is.............
    • A. 

      Civil War era

    • B. 

      21st Century

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Movement era

    • D. 

      A gruesome time

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    In what PHYSICAL way was Grady described?
    • A. 

      Young

    • B. 

      Caring

    • C. 

      Angry

    • D. 

      Obese

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!"

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    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!

  • 15. 
    What does the word 'segregate' mean?
    • A. 

      To keep apart

    • B. 

      To put together

    • C. 

      To be miserable

    • D. 

      To be uncaring

  • 16. 
    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)::
  • 17. 
    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......
Back to Top Back to top