Book Quiz: Red Kayak

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Book Quiz: Red Kayak - Quiz

Red Kayak was written by Priscilla Cummings and was an immediate hit among all the avid readers around the globe. We created this quiz based on this book, which covers some essential storyline elements, writing elements, and incidents of the story.
Let's see how careful were you while reading this fantastic book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Based on the clues in the story, the reader can conclude that...

    • A.

      Brady had no idea what was going on.

    • B.

      Brady knew that Ben was not going to make it.

    • C.

      Brady was confident that he was going to save Ben.

    • D.

      Brady was prepared to handle the situation.

    Correct Answer
    D. Brady was prepared to handle the situation.
    Explanation
    The clues in the story suggest that Brady was prepared to handle the situation. This can be inferred from the fact that Brady had no idea what was going on, indicating that he was not caught off guard or surprised by the situation. Additionally, Brady knew that Ben was not going to make it, suggesting that he had assessed the severity of the situation and was mentally prepared for the worst outcome. Overall, these clues imply that Brady had taken the necessary steps to be prepared and capable of handling the situation.

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  • 2. 

    What happened right before Brady dropped his phone in the water?

    • A.

      Brady remembered the ABCs he was taught in rescue training.

    • B.

      Brady noticed how bad Ben looked and got scared.

    • C.

      Brady took the wet life jacket off Ben.

    • D.

      Brady noticed a missed call from his Mom.

    Correct Answer
    B. Brady noticed how bad Ben looked and got scared.
    Explanation
    Before Brady dropped his phone in the water, he noticed how bad Ben looked and got scared. This suggests that something happened to Ben that caused him to appear unwell or injured. Brady's reaction of fear indicates that whatever happened to Ben was alarming or concerning. This event likely distracted Brady and caused him to accidentally drop his phone in the water.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Brady talk to Ben even though Ben is unconscious?

    • A.

      Brady talks to Ben because he is afraid Ben might die.

    • B.

      Brady thinks that Ben can hear him.

    • C.

      Brady is trying to get Ben to wake up.

    • D.

      Brady wants to keep Ben updated on how he's doing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Brady talks to Ben because he is afraid Ben might die.
    Explanation
    Brady talks to Ben because he is afraid Ben might die. This suggests that Brady is concerned about Ben's well-being and wants to ensure that he is aware of the situation. It implies that Brady believes talking to Ben can somehow influence his condition or help him recover. This highlights the urgency and importance Brady places on Ben's life, motivating him to communicate with him even though Ben is unconscious.

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  • 4. 

    Based on the clues in the story, what does the word "lashing" mean?

    • A.

      Holding

    • B.

      Hitting

    • C.

      Dripping

    • D.

      Fastening

    Correct Answer
    B. Hitting
    Explanation
    In the story, the word "lashing" is used in a context where it refers to a physical action of striking or hitting something. This can be inferred from the clues provided in the story, which suggest a forceful and aggressive action. Therefore, "hitting" is the most appropriate meaning for the word "lashing" based on the given clues.

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  • 5. 

    Why does the author keep repeating the words ", Five compressions?"

    • A.

      The author wants to make sure you know how many compressions Brady had to give.

    • B.

      To teach the readers how to give CPR.

    • C.

      To create a feeling of worry and anxiety.

    • D.

      To create a feeling of hope.

    Correct Answer
    C. To create a feeling of worry and anxiety.
    Explanation
    The author repetitively mentions "Five compressions" in "Red Kayak" not to instruct readers on CPR but rather to generate a sense of worry and anxiety within the narrative. By repeatedly emphasizing this specific count, the author intensifies the suspense and tension in the story, underlining the critical nature of the situation where Brady is desperately attempting to save a life. This repetition keeps readers on edge, heightening their emotional engagement with the scene and emphasizing the urgency of the moment as Brady administers CPR.

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  • 6. 

    How does the rain create suspense in the story?

    • A.

      Bad things always happen when it is raining.

    • B.

      Ben's condition will not improve in the rain.

    • C.

      Now it will be even harder for Brady to focus on saving Ben.

    • D.

      The rain reminds Brady of the time he slipped in the ice.

    Correct Answer
    C. Now it will be even harder for Brady to focus on saving Ben.
    Explanation
    The rain creates suspense in the story because it adds an additional obstacle for Brady to overcome in his attempt to save Ben. The rain makes it more difficult for Brady to concentrate and focus on the task at hand, increasing the tension and uncertainty of whether or not he will be successful in saving Ben.

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  • 7. 

    What was the climax of the story? (Where the rising action turns into falling action)

    • A.

      When Brady saw the ambulance.

    • B.

      When the policeman came over and told Brady he did a good job.

    • C.

      When Jimmy took over for Brady.

    • D.

      When Carl shouted, "We've got a pulse!"

    Correct Answer
    D. When Carl shouted, "We've got a pulse!"
    Explanation
    The climax of the story is when Carl shouted, "We've got a pulse!" This is the point where the rising action turns into the falling action because it signifies a turning point in the plot. It indicates that there is hope and a positive outcome, as they have successfully revived someone who was in a critical condition. This moment brings resolution to the conflict and sets the story on a path towards its resolution and conclusion.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Brady not have a clue how he got on the landing?

    • A.

      Brady's only focus had been on getting Ben to safety.

    • B.

      Brady was not a very smart kid.

    • C.

      Brady forgot he had rescued Ben.

    • D.

      Brady was not sure where he was.

    Correct Answer
    A. Brady's only focus had been on getting Ben to safety.
    Explanation
    Brady did not have a clue how he got on the landing because his sole focus was on ensuring Ben's safety. This suggests that he was so preoccupied with rescuing Ben that he did not pay attention to the details of how he ended up on the landing. His primary concern was getting Ben to a safe place, which explains why he was unaware of how he got there.

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  • 9. 

    How did Brady's emotions change from when he was rescuing Ben to the end of the story?

    • A.

      Calm to relieved.

    • B.

      Scared to relieved.

    • C.

      Scared to shocked.

    • D.

      Relieved to scared.

    Correct Answer
    B. Scared to relieved.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Scared to relieved." This is because at the beginning of the story, Brady is scared as he is rescuing Ben, possibly fearing for his friend's safety. However, by the end of the story, Brady's emotions change to relief, indicating that he successfully rescued Ben and the danger has passed.

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  • 10. 

    What does it mean when Brady says he pulled Ben "from one side to the other?"

    • A.

      He pulled Ben from one side of the boat to the other.

    • B.

      He moved Ben from the dangerous side of the river to the safe side.

    • C.

      He pulled Ben from the boat to the landing.

    • D.

      He pulled Ben over the invisible line between life and death.

    Correct Answer
    D. He pulled Ben over the invisible line between life and death.
    Explanation
    The phrase "pulled Ben from one side to the other" implies a significant movement or transition. In this context, "from one side of the boat to the other" or "from the dangerous side of the river to the safe side" would not convey the same level of intensity or gravity. The phrase "pulled Ben from the boat to the landing" suggests a physical movement rather than a metaphorical one. Therefore, the most appropriate interpretation is that Brady pulled Ben "over the invisible line between life and death," indicating a life-saving action.

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