The Woman In The Snow Test

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The Woman In The Snow Test - Quiz

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. 

    Using your KWL or vocabulary work.......give 6 FACTS about MLK,Jr.   AND give 2 Facts about Rosa Parks

  • 2. 

    Which adjective does NOT characterize Grady?

    • A.

      Selfess

    • B.

      Grouchy

    • C.

      Bullying

    • D.

      Uneducated

    Correct Answer
    A. Selfess
    Explanation
    Grady is not characterized as selfless because the question asks for the adjective that does NOT describe him. Therefore, the correct answer is selfless.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The insult the elderly woman hurls at him when he insults her
    C. Their muffled groans and sullen silence
    Explanation
    The author gives clues to show that Grady doesn't like African Americans through the insult the elderly woman hurls at him when he insults her, as well as through their muffled groans and sullen silence. These reactions suggest that Grady's behavior or comments towards African Americans have caused negative feelings and animosity towards him. The ceaseless written complaints and voting results in African-American neighborhoods are not mentioned as clues to Grady's dislike for African Americans.

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  • 4. 

    Which adjective does NOT characterize Ray Hammond?

    • A.

      Aware

    • B.

      Spiteful

    • C.

      Courageous

    • D.

      Compassionate

    Correct Answer
    B. Spiteful
    Explanation
    Ray Hammond is not characterized as spiteful because the other three adjectives (aware, courageous, compassionate) all suggest positive qualities, while spiteful implies a negative and malicious nature.

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  • 5. 

    The narrator's point of view is

    • A.

      First person

    • B.

      Third-limited person

    • C.

      Third-person omniscient

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Third-person omniscient
    Explanation
    The narrator's point of view is third-person omniscient because the narrator has knowledge of the thoughts, feelings, and actions of multiple characters. They are not limited to the perspective of just one character, and can provide insight into the inner workings of different individuals. This allows the narrator to present a broader and more comprehensive view of the story, making them an all-knowing observer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The story is better told as one sits around the fire on a cold night
    Explanation
    The author suggests that the story is better told as one sits around the fire on a cold night because this statement implies that the story has a traditional and folklore-like quality to it. It implies that the story is meant to be shared orally, in a communal setting, where the atmosphere and the mood enhance the supernatural elements of the story. This alludes to the oral tradition, where stories were passed down through generations by word of mouth, and emphasizes the cultural significance and richness of the story.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She must take her sick infant to the hospital
    Explanation
    The woman with the baby is desperate to get on the bus because she needs to take her sick infant to the hospital. This suggests that the baby's condition is serious and requires immediate medical attention.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Her wedding ring
    Explanation
    The woman offers to give the driver her wedding ring as payment for her fare.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A younger version of his wife, Carolyn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a younger version of his wife, Carolyn. This suggests that Eula Mae resembles Ray Hammond's wife, Carolyn, but in a younger form. This could imply that Eula Mae has similar physical features or characteristics as Carolyn, which brings back memories of their earlier years together.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. His unhappiness about being assigned the Hall Street Express
    Explanation
    Grady's conflict in the exposition of the story is his unhappiness about being assigned the Hall Street Express. This suggests that Grady is dissatisfied with his current job assignment and is facing internal conflict regarding his feelings towards it.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Internal conflict - man v himself
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the type of conflict that Grady is experiencing. The statement mentions that Grady is struggling with realizing that Eula Mae might need help while also holding onto his racist attitude. This indicates that the conflict is happening within Grady's own mind, as he is battling with his own beliefs and perceptions. Therefore, the correct answer is internal conflict - man v himself.

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  • 12. 

    Grady overcomes his problem with racism in this story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. External conflict ~~~~~~~~man v society
    Explanation
    In the story, Eula's struggle to overcome racism is an example of external conflict, specifically man versus society. This is because Eula is facing opposition and discrimination from the society around her due to her race. She is constantly fighting against the prejudice and injustice that exists within the social structure she is a part of. This conflict highlights the challenges and obstacles that individuals face when they are confronted with societal norms and biases that go against their own identity and values.

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  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    Explanation
    Eula's persistence in trying to overcome her conflict is evident through her actions of offering Grady her wedding band, trying to get on the bus for 24 years (even after her death) without success, and coming back again to get help from Grady a year later as a ghost. These actions demonstrate her determination and unwavering commitment to finding a resolution to her conflict, even in the face of adversity and death.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Eula's encounter with Ray
    Explanation
    Eula's encounter with Ray would be the climax of the story because it is the most intense and pivotal moment. This encounter likely involves a significant conflict or confrontation between Eula and Ray, which could lead to a turning point in the story or a resolution of the main conflict. It is the moment of highest tension and suspense, and it would have a profound impact on the characters and the overall plot.

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  • 16. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Eula learning of the Civil Rights Movement and then getting to the hospital and off the bus
    Explanation
    The resolution of the story is a result of Eula learning about the Civil Rights Movement and then getting to the hospital and off the bus. This suggests that Eula's newfound knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement and the injustices faced by African Americans during that time influenced her actions and decisions. It implies that Eula's experience on the bus and her interaction with Ray made her realize the importance of fighting for equality and justice, leading her to take action and seek medical help for her deteriorating health.

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  • 17. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Their willingness to accept others
    Explanation
    The most important difference between Grady and Ray is their willingness to accept others. This implies that one character is more open-minded and accepting of people from different backgrounds, while the other may be less tolerant or resistant to embracing diversity. The answer suggests that their attitudes towards accepting others play a significant role in distinguishing them from each other.

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  • 18. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Eula's successful encounter with Ray after many failures
    Explanation
    Eula's successful encounter with Ray after many failures supports the idea that through persistence we can accomplish our goals. Despite facing numerous obstacles and setbacks, Eula does not give up and continues to pursue her goal of finding help for her child. Her determination and perseverance ultimately lead to a successful encounter with Ray, highlighting the theme of persistence and its ability to help us achieve our goals.

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  • 19. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Ray's willingness to overcome the fact that Eula was a ghost and get her the help she desperately needed
    Explanation
    Ray's willingness to overcome the fact that Eula was a ghost and get her the help she desperately needed supports the idea of "Do unto others as you would have done unto you" because Ray shows compassion and empathy towards Eula despite her being a ghost. He goes out of his way to help her, demonstrating that he treats others the way he would want to be treated in a similar situation. This aligns with the concept of treating others with kindness and consideration, regardless of their circumstances or differences.

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  • 20. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. The white people's mind frame and how they treated others during this era
    Explanation
    Grady being symbolic of the white people's mind frame and how they treated others during this era implies that he represents the attitudes and behaviors of white individuals towards others, particularly towards black people. This suggests that Grady's character is used to illustrate the discriminatory and prejudiced actions of white individuals during the time period in question.

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  • 21. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Change after the Civil Rights Movement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Change after the Civil Rights Movement." This is because Ray is symbolic of the transformation that occurred in society after the Civil Rights Movement. The movement brought about significant changes in the treatment of African Americans and paved the way for equality and justice. Ray represents the progress and evolution that took place in the American society as a result of the movement's efforts.

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  • 22. 

    The vocabulary word HAINT - in this story - means..............

    • A.

      Hope

    • B.

      Ghost

    • C.

      Honesty

    • D.

      Not going to happen

    Correct Answer
    B. Ghost
    Explanation
    The word "haint" in this story refers to a ghost. This suggests that the story involves supernatural elements or beings that are haunting or appearing as ghosts.

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  • 23. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. That which has mass and occupies space; matter
  • 24. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Very serious
    Explanation
    SULLEN means very serious. This word is used to describe someone who is gloomy, moody, or showing resentment. It implies a deep seriousness and a lack of cheerfulness or enthusiasm.

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  • 25. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest
    Explanation
    BOYCOTT means withdrawing from commercial or social relations with a country, organization, or person as a punishment or protest. This action is taken to express disapproval or disagreement with their actions or policies. It involves refusing to buy or support their products, services, or events. This form of protest aims to put pressure on the targeted entity by impacting their financial or social standing.

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  • 26. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. A part or aspect of something
    Explanation
    The term "ELEMENT" refers to a component or a part of something. It can also be understood as an aspect or a characteristic of a larger whole.

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  • 27. 

    Grady was known as being OBESE and that means he was self-centered.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that being obese means being self-centered, which is not true. Obesity refers to a medical condition characterized by excessive body fat, while being self-centered refers to a personality trait of being excessively focused on oneself. These two concepts are unrelated and being obese does not automatically imply being self-centered. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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