"Old Joe And The Handyman"

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"Old Joe And The Handyman" - Quiz

Carefully read the selection. . . . Then answer the following question. Please remember to read the QUESTION and answers carefully ---then look back in the selection and make the best choice!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Think about the story you have read.  Then, go back to the answer you chose for #13.  Explain - in the text box below - why this answer choice is better than the other answer choices for #13.  Must be written in AT LEAST 2 sentences, and CITE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE in your answer!!
  • 2. 
    What is the main idea of the first paragraph?
    • A. 

      A calf causes a problem for two friends.

    • B. 

      Two friends have a bitter disagreement.

    • C. 

      A close friendship between two men is about to be threatened.

    • D. 

      A man lives in an area that is far from other people.

  • 3. 
    Why did Old Joe think that the calf belonged to him?
    • A. 

      The calf resembled one that had been given to him.

    • B. 

      The calf had wandered onto his property.

    • C. 

      The calf looked like all of his other calves.

    • D. 

      The calf had markings similar to one of his cows.

  • 4. 
    An impish grin appeared on Old Joe's face. Another word for IMPISH is....
    • A. 

      Sincere

    • B. 

      Corrupt

    • C. 

      Mischievous

    • D. 

      Charming

  • 5. 
    The boxes tell some things that happened in the story.  (this is probably viewed better in the test booklet......if you have access to it ---then please look at it there!!!   :)   Old Joe heard a knock at his door.                                                                                                              Old Joe returned home with the supplies            1                                    2                               3 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BELONGS IN BOX 2?
    • A. 

      Old Joe and his neighbor had a disagreement.

    • B. 

      Old Joe hired a handyman to build a fence.

    • C. 

      Old Joe and his neighbor stomped away home.

    • D. 

      Old Joe offered to keep the handyman busy for weeks.

  • 6. 
    Predict what would have happened if Old Joe had not hired the young handyman.
    • A. 

      Old Joe and his neighbor would have never spoken to each other again.

    • B. 

      Old Joe and his neighbor would not have met and become friends

    • C. 

      Old Joe and his neighbor would not have made up for a while longer.

    • D. 

      Old Joe would have built a fence himself to keep from seeing his neighbor.

  • 7. 
    Which of these is an example of HYPERBOLE?
    • A. 

      They each stomped home.

    • B. 

      His jaw dropped to his feet.

    • C. 

      An impish grin appeared on his face.

    • D. 

      He had to marvel at his own craftiness.

  • 8. 
    Old Joe and his neighbor got into a tussle.   The best meaning of the word TUSSLE is....
    • A. 

      Brawl

    • B. 

      Contest

    • C. 

      Feud

    • D. 

      Discussion

  • 9. 
    What is the best way to answer #7?
    • A. 

      Reread the entire story.

    • B. 

      Scan the story for the word TUSSLE and look for context clues.

    • C. 

      Scan each paragraph for words with similar meaning.

    • D. 

      Make a list of the events from the story in the order that they occurred.

  • 10. 
    Which of these is NOT mentioned as something Old Joe and his neighbor had in common?
    • A. 

      Each lived close to town.

    • B. 

      Each lived on a farm.

    • C. 

      Each had a wife who had passed on.

    • D. 

      Each had children that were grown.

  • 11. 
    The setting of this story is....
    • A. 

      Autumn

    • B. 

      Summer

    • C. 

      Winter

    • D. 

      Spring

  • 12. 
    What reaction to the bridge did Old Joe's neighbor have?
    • A. 

      He felt that Old Joe was showing off.

    • B. 

      He thought Old Joe had the bridge built out of spite.

    • C. 

      He thought the bridge was Old Joe's way of apologizing.

    • D. 

      He felt regret about his idea to dig a creek.

  • 13. 
    At the end of the story, the handyman said, "I have other bridges to build."  What did the handyman probably really mean?
    • A. 

      He built only bridges whenever he worked.

    • B. 

      He had to get to work for other people who had hired him.

    • C. 

      He had to help other people resolve their disagreements.

    • D. 

      He was going to build another bridge along the creek that separated Old Joe and his neighbor.

  • 14. 
    What lesson did Old Joe and his neighbor probably learn?
    • A. 

      Fences make good neighbors.

    • B. 

      Strangers can be suitable companions.

    • C. 

      Friends should never have disagreements.

    • D. 

      An argument should never come between a friendship.

  • 15. 
    This story is most like:
    • A. 

      A myth

    • B. 

      A folktale

    • C. 

      A legend

    • D. 

      A tall tale

  • 16. 
    What is the author's purpose in the last paragraph?
    • A. 

      To explain why the handyman could not stay any longer

    • B. 

      To entertain readers with a humorous event

    • C. 

      To inform readers about the real reason behind the handyman's visit

    • D. 

      To describe how the handyman looked as he walked down the road

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