Old Man And His Son Short Story Quiz!

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Have you had the chance to read the Old Man and His Son short story? This story is centered on a man who wanted to spade his potato garden wishing his son were there to help him out. His son comes up with a plan to help his father, even from prison, which works out for the better. This quiz will help you see just how much you remember this motivational story. Check it out!


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  • 1. 

    Where did the Old Man live?

    • A.

      Malaysia

    • B.

      Myanmar

    • C.

      Minnesota

    • D.

      Minneapolis

    Correct Answer
    C. Minnesota
    Explanation
    The Old Man lived in Minnesota.

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  • 2. 

    Old Man wanted to spade his wheat garden.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He wanted to spade his potato garden.

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  • 3. 

    Where was his son?

    • A.

      Pennsylvania

    • B.

      Guardhouse

    • C.

      Penitentiary

    • D.

      Prison

    Correct Answer
    D. Prison
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Prison". This suggests that the son was in a prison, which is a facility for the confinement of individuals who have been convicted of a crime. The other options, such as Pennsylvania, Guardhouse, and Penitentiary, are not specific locations where a person can be found, but rather describe different aspects or types of prisons.

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  • 4. 

    How did the Old Man contact his son?   

    • A.

      Letter

    • B.

      In Person

    • C.

      Phone

    • D.

      Telegram

    Correct Answer
    A. Letter
    Explanation
    The Old Man contacted his son through a letter. This means that he wrote a message on paper, put it in an envelope, and sent it to his son. The use of a letter suggests that the Old Man and his son were not able to meet in person and that they did not have access to a phone or telegram. Writing a letter is a more traditional and slower form of communication compared to the other options listed.

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  • 5. 

    The Old Man hated to miss doing the garden. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement "The Old Man hated to miss doing the garden" implies that the Old Man strongly disliked not being able to work in the garden. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the Old Man did indeed hate missing out on gardening activities.

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  • 6. 

    The Old Man’s wife always loved planting in time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the Old Man's wife consistently planted in a timely manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "True" as it aligns with the information provided.

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  • 7. 

    How did the Old Man’s son help him dig the garden?

    • A.

      Son appointed laborers

    • B.

      Old Man appointed laborers

    • C.

      Police dug the garden

    • D.

      FBI agents dug the garden

    Correct Answer
    D. FBI agents dug the garden
  • 8. 

    What were the FBI agents searching?

    • A.

      Dead Body

    • B.

      Guns

    • C.

      Coffin

    • D.

      Treasure

    Correct Answer
    B. Guns
    Explanation
    The FBI agents were searching for guns.

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  • 9. 

    What is the moral conveyed?

    • A.

      Where there is a will there is a way

    • B.

      It is the thought that matters, not where you are

    • C.

      Determination to do something deep from your heart, you can do it

    • D.

      Love conquers

    Correct Answer
    C. Determination to do something deep from your heart, you can do it
    Explanation
    The moral conveyed in this answer is that if you have a strong determination and passion to achieve something, you can overcome any obstacles and succeed. It emphasizes the importance of having a deep commitment and drive to pursue your goals and dreams.

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  • 10. 

    The idiom related to ‘Spade’ is

    • A.

      Call a fig a fig

    • B.

      Call a trough a trough

    • C.

      Call a spade a spade

    • D.

      Calling a spade a spade

    Correct Answer
    C. Call a spade a spade
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Call a spade a spade." This idiom means to speak honestly and directly, without avoiding or sugarcoating the truth. It implies being straightforward and not using euphemisms or indirect language.

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  • 11. 

    Potato is a rabi or a Kharif crop in India.

    • A.

      Rabi

    • B.

      Kharif

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Potato is considered both a rabi and a Kharif crop in India. The term "rabi" refers to crops that are sown in winter and harvested in spring, while "Kharif" refers to crops that are sown in the rainy season and harvested in autumn. In some regions of India, potato is grown as a rabi crop, where it is sown during the winter months and harvested in spring. In other regions, it is grown as a Kharif crop, where it is sown during the rainy season and harvested in autumn. Therefore, potato can be classified as both a rabi and a Kharif crop in India.

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