"The Dinner Party" Vocab And Elements Of A Short Story

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"The Dinner Party" Vocab And Elements Of A Short Story

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    We went out on the ______________________ to get fresh air.
  • 2. 
    If the teacher asks a student in class not to cause a ________________________ by creating a loud noise and distraction other students, he or she should simply stop!!
  • 3. 
    A __________________________ is Indian currency (money).  The American naturalist stated that if anyone moved, he or she would forfeit this as a result.
  • 4. 
    From the ___________________ of a building, you can hang flags so people can see them better because they're high up in the building..
  • 5. 
    In considering Nathan and Jack, everyone found themselves wondering, "Who will be known as the most _________________________,?"  Between the two boys, it was difficult to tell which one was most energetic and loud!!
  • 6. 
    The German _______________ sat with the president at the luncheon to discuss government affairs.
  • 7. 
    The television show was so intense, or ___________________, that it grabbed my attention so much I forgot the time and fell asleep in my regular clothes.
  • 8. 
    The _________________ went to the rain forest to study a rare frog species.
  • 9. 
    If you cheat on a test, you _________, or give up the right to get a grade.
  • 10. 
    The teacher's voice was extremely __________________ as she seriously discussed with us our low grades and her concern about them.
  • 11. 
    News about which of the following developments would SOBER the mood of a party?  (choose the BEST answer)
    • A. 

      Car accident

    • B. 

      Vacation plans

    • C. 

      A winning game

    • D. 

      Listening to a lively rock song

  • 12. 
    The beginning of a story is called its ______________________________
  • 13. 
    When the snake emerges from the table and the naturalist slams the door once it's outside.......
    • A. 

      The conflict is resolved

    • B. 

      The climax of the story occurs

    • C. 

      The conflict is revealed

    • D. 

      The story's conflict escalates

  • 14. 
    A most appropriate synonym for VERANDA is
    • A. 

      Sidewalk

    • B. 

      Porch

    • C. 

      Park

    • D. 

      Shelter

  • 15. 
    Which would be the best explanation for why the scientist (American naturalist) does not participate in the argument?
    • A. 

      He is too interested in finding out who will win because he loves competition

    • B. 

      He is busy doing his job which is based in observation/he was observing which caused him to notice the hostess' face

    • C. 

      He instinctively senses the danger that is to follow

    • D. 

      He wants to prove he has the most control of all the guests

  • 16. 
    Which of the following were invited guests at the dinner party?  (May answer as many as apply):
    • A. 

      Government attaches and wives

    • B. 

      Army officers and wives

    • C. 

      Colonial official and wife

    • D. 

      The snake

  • 17. 
    What evidence supports THE THEORY or  IDEA that the colonel wins the argument.?  (May answer all that apply)
    • A. 

      All the women screamed when the cobra exited the room

    • B. 

      All the men screamed when the cobra exited the room

    • C. 

      No one was aware that the milk was put on the verandah by the woman

    • D. 

      It appears that the man handled the situation when he slammed the door

  • 18. 
    Which subject would NOT be required in a program of study for a naturalist?
    • A. 

      Banking

    • B. 

      Biology

    • C. 

      Earth science

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 19. 
    A likely interpretation for the phrase "spirited discussion" is.....
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Flirting

    • C. 

      Argument

    • D. 

      Learned exchange

  • 20. 
    An arresting sign might cause you to swerve off the road.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Some people would gladly forfeit working his/her job if he/she won the lottery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    According to the naturalist's rationale, the most important reason he does not warn the others of the snake's presence is which of the following:
    • A. 

      He doesn't want to appeart unable to control himself

    • B. 

      He doesn't want to embarrass the hostess

    • C. 

      He would reveal too much about his love for snakes to the other guests

    • D. 

      He is afraid the cobra would strike if the other guests panic

  • 23. 
    The discussion about the differences of ability to maintain control between men and women will most likely NEVER be answered because....
    • A. 

      These differences can only be determined on an individual basis ~ whether men or women are involved.

    • B. 

      All women scream when they're afraid.

    • C. 

      All men scream when they're afraid.

    • D. 

      Men are insensitive and women are sensitive

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of the naturalist's keen power of observation?
    • A. 

      He observed the servants bring the milk

    • B. 

      Watching the hostess' face suddenly become tense

    • C. 

      His participation in the conversation about which sex has the most control

    • D. 

      Scanning each corner of the room in search of the snake

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the BEST example of a THEME seen in this short story?
    • A. 

      Snakes can be scary/stay away from them!

    • B. 

      Naturalists have an interesting job and can learn lots about others by watching them

    • C. 

      The person you see take action is always in charge/be a keen observer!

    • D. 

      Use caution in making snap judgeents until you have all the evidence./do not stereotype

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