On The Sidewalk Bleeding

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On The Sidewalk Bleeding - Quiz

Quiz on the short story On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word 'protagonist' is another word for 'main character'.  Who is the protagonist of the story?

    • A.


    • B.


    • C.


    Correct Answer
    A. Andy
    The explanation for the correct answer is that the word 'protagonist' refers to the main character of a story. In this case, the main character of the story is Andy.

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  • 2. 

    What effect does Andy's jacket have on the people who find him in the alley?

  • 3. 

    What is the police officer’s reaction to Andy?

  • 4. 

    What does Andy do with the last of his strength?

    • A.

      Asks the cop to help him

    • B.

      Takes his jacket off

    • C.

      Hugs Laura

    Correct Answer
    B. Takes his jacket off
    In the given question, Andy is described as having "the last of his strength". This implies that he is weak and possibly struggling physically. Therefore, it can be inferred that taking his jacket off requires some physical effort, which suggests that Andy uses his remaining strength to remove his jacket.

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  • 5. 

    Why do you think Andy joined a gang in the first place?

  • 6. 

    Some people feel that Andy got what he deserved in the end.  Try and explain why they might think that.

  • 7. 

    Do you think that Andy deserved to die?  Decide 'yes' or 'no' and then explain your answer.

  • 8. 

    A theme is an important idea or issue that is explored in a story.  What are the important ideas in this story? Check the ones below that you think are correct.

    • A.


    • B.

      The dangers of being in a gang

    • C.

      The importance of being true to yourself

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The dangers of being in a gang
    C. The importance of being true to yourself
    The story explores the dangers of being in a gang, highlighting the negative consequences and risks associated with such involvement. Additionally, the story emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself, suggesting that staying true to one's values and beliefs is crucial for personal growth and happiness.

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