The Woman In The Snow Test

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The Woman In The Snow Test

Choose the best answer(S) for the following. You MAY use your returned questions (they must have a grade from me on them!) and vocabulary words to help you answer the questions ---you may NOT use your text. . . . . . . If you followed directions, then you should do very very well on this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the exposition of the story, what is Grady's conflict?
    • A. 

      His struggle to keep his job

    • B. 

      His obsession with his weight

    • C. 

      His unhappiness about being assigned the Hall Street Express

    • D. 

      His disregard for the feelings of others

  • 2. 
    Which adjective does NOT characterize Grady?
    • A. 

      Selfess

    • B. 

      Grouchy

    • C. 

      Bullying

    • D. 

      Uneducated

  • 3. 
    In the story, what clues does the author give to show that Grady doesn't like African Americans?  (may answer all that apply)
    • A. 

      The insult the elderly woman hurls at him when he insults her

    • B. 

      Their ceaseless written complaints

    • C. 

      Their muffled groans and sullen silence

    • D. 

      Voting results in African-American neigborhoods

  • 4. 
    Which adjective does NOT characterize Ray Hammond?
    • A. 

      Aware

    • B. 

      Spiteful

    • C. 

      Courageous

    • D. 

      Compassionate

  • 5. 
    The narrator's point of view is
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Third-limited person

    • C. 

      Third-person omniscient

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The author alludes to (makes reference to) the oral-tradition when she states that
    • A. 

      Many cities had their own bus stories

    • B. 

      The story is better told as one sits around the fire on a cold night

    • C. 

      the story is a supernatural one

    • D. 

      Se feels strongly about progress in Civil Rights

  • 7. 
    Why is the woman with the baby so desperate to get on the bus?
    • A. 

      She going to a job interview

    • B. 

      She needs to talk to Grady

    • C. 

      She needs to get food for her baby

    • D. 

      She must take her sick infant to the hospital

  • 8. 
    What does the woman offer to give the driver for her fare?
    • A. 

      Her wedding ring

    • B. 

      Her watch

    • C. 

      Her baby's silver rattle

    • D. 

      Her shawl

  • 9. 
    Eula Mae reminds Ray Hammond of
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks

    • B. 

      His own mother

    • C. 

      A younger version of his wife, Carolyn

    • D. 

      A homeless person

  • 10. 
    Grady's conflict is his struggle with realizing Eula Mae probably might really need help and his racist attitude (which he perceives is the correct way to think). This is an example of the____________________conflict.
    • A. 

      External conflict ----man v man

    • B. 

      Internal conflict - man v himself

    • C. 

      External conflict ----man v nature

    • D. 

      External conflict ---man v society

  • 11. 
    Grady overcomes his problem with racism in this story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In the story, Eula's struggle to overcome racism is an example of ______________   conflict and it is also one of _____________________conflict.
    • A. 

      External conflict ~~~~~~~man v nature

    • B. 

      External conflict ~~~~~~~~man v technology

    • C. 

      External conflict ~~~~~~~~man v society

    • D. 

      External conflict ~~~~~~~~man v man

  • 13. 
    Which of the following show Eula's persistence in trying to overcome her conflict?  (may answer as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Pleading with Ray to get on the bus

    • B. 

      Offering Grady her wedding band

    • C. 

      Trying to get on the bus for 24 years (even after her death) without success

    • D. 

      Coming back again to get help from Grady a year later as a ghost

  • 14. 
    Which of the following would be the climax of the story?
    • A. 

      Grady's death

    • B. 

      Eula making it to the hospital

    • C. 

      Eula's death

    • D. 

      Eula's encounter with Ray

  • 15. 
    The resolution of the story is a result of
    • A. 

      Eula getting on the bus and beginning to talk to Ray

    • B. 

      Eula learning of the Civil Rights Movement and then getting to the hospital and off the bus

    • C. 

      Eula getting revenge against Grady by haunting him and making him wreck his bus

    • D. 

      Eula listening to Ray talk about the good in the world now as opposed to how it was

  • 16. 
    If we contrast the two characters, what is the most important difference between Grady and Ray?
    • A. 

      Their skin color

    • B. 

      Their ability to drive a bus

    • C. 

      Their willingness to accept others

    • D. 

      The time period each lived-before and after the Civil Rights Movement

  • 17. 
    The best evidence to support the idea that an important theme of this story is, "Through persistence we can accomplish our goals," is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Grady's refusal to let Eula on the bus

    • B. 

      Eula coming back as haint to hurt Grady

    • C. 

      Eula not giving up in the snow and freezing to death trying to get help for her child

    • D. 

      Eula's successful encounter with Ray after many failures

  • 18. 
    The best evidence to support the idea that an important theme of the story is, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you," would be which of the following?
    • A. 

      Grady's unwillingness to help Eula perhaps contributed to his demise

    • B. 

      Grady's boss's disgust at his referral to the Hall Street Express as "The Blackbird Express."

    • C. 

      Ray's willingness to overcome the fact that Eula was a ghost and get her the help she desperately needed

    • D. 

      Eula's unwillingness to give up regardless of her skin color and discrimination which existed in the society of her time

  • 19. 
    Grady is symbolic of_______________________
    • A. 

      The black people's mind frame and how they treated others during this era

    • B. 

      The white people's mind frame and how they treated others during this era

    • C. 

      He was a grumpy, obese bus driver who was unwilling to help Eula Mae

    • D. 

      He was the nice black bus driver who was willing to help Eula Mae and understood her plight

  • 20. 
    Ray is symbolic of....................
    • A. 

      Hope given to others all the time

    • B. 

      Persistence as shown in the Civil Rights Movement

    • C. 

      Change after the Civil Rights Movement

    • D. 

      American people and their treatment of others

  • 21. 
    The vocabulary word HAINT - in this story - means..............
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Ghost

    • C. 

      Honesty

    • D. 

      Not going to happen

  • 22. 
    PATHETICALLY means..............
    • A. 

      Very serious

    • B. 

      That which has mass and occupies space; matter

    • C. 

      Arousing or capable of arousing sympathetic sadness and compassion:

    • D. 

      Comfort someone during a rough time of grief

  • 23. 
    SULLEN means...........
    • A. 

      That which has mass and occupies space; matter

    • B. 

      Very serious

    • C. 

      To offer comfort during a particularly rough time of grief

    • D. 

      Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest

  • 24. 
    BOYCOTT means......
    • A. 

      Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest

    • B. 

      To be very serious

    • C. 

      To hope for the very best regardless of what others think and/or want

    • D. 

      A part or aspect of something

  • 25. 
    ELEMENT means........
    • A. 

      To protest against in a large way

    • B. 

      To be very fat

    • C. 

      A part or aspect of something

    • D. 

      Answer option 4

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