Out Of The Dust Pages 119-149

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This quiz is designed to test the basic comprehension of pages 119-149 of Out of the Dust written by Karen Hesse.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a migrant?

    • A.

      Someone who is starving

    • B.

      A man

    • C.

      Someone who is sad

    • D.

      A person who moves around in order to find work

    Correct Answer
    D. A person who moves around in order to find work
    Explanation
    A migrant is a person who moves around in order to find work. This definition accurately captures the essence of what a migrant is - someone who relocates from one place to another in search of employment opportunities. The other options provided, such as someone who is starving, a man, or someone who is sad, do not accurately define what a migrant is.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Billie jo have to go away for a while after the baby comes?

    • A.

      To cry

    • B.

      To walk off her feeling

    • C.

      To be alone

    • D.

      To scream

    Correct Answer
    B. To walk off her feeling
    Explanation
    After the baby comes, Billie Jo needs to go away for a while to walk off her feelings. This suggests that she may be overwhelmed or experiencing intense emotions that she needs to process and release. Taking a walk can be a therapeutic way for her to clear her mind, gain perspective, and find solace in nature. It allows her to have some time alone to reflect and heal, ultimately helping her to cope with the challenges and changes that come with having a new baby.

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  • 3. 

    Where did Miss Freeland get the sugar to bake for the kids?

    • A.

      Mr. Hardly

    • B.

      Moonshine still

    • C.

      Joyce City

    • D.

      The convenience store

    Correct Answer
    B. Moonshine still
    Explanation
    Miss Freeland got the sugar to bake for the kids from the moonshine still.

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  • 4. 

    What does Billie Jo have a hunger for?

    • A.

      Playing the piano

    • B.

      Rain

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Going to California

    Correct Answer
    A. Playing the piano
    Explanation
    Billie Jo has a hunger for playing the piano. This suggests that she has a strong desire or passion for playing the instrument. It implies that playing the piano brings her joy, fulfillment, and a sense of satisfaction. It could also imply that she may have a talent or skill in playing the piano, which further adds to her hunger for it.

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  • 5. 

    How many amateur acts were at the palace to perform?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    There were a total of 17 amateur acts at the palace to perform.

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  • 6. 

    What did Billie Jo play?

    • A.

      Stormy Weather

    • B.

      My Baby Just Cares for Me

    • C.

      Walking My Baby Back Home

    • D.

      Bye, Bye Blackbird

    Correct Answer
    D. Bye, Bye Blackbird
    Explanation
    Billie Jo played the song "Bye, Bye Blackbird".

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  • 7. 

    "It hurts like the parched earth" is an example of

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "It hurts like the parched earth" is comparing the pain to the feeling of the parched earth, using the word "like" to make the comparison. This comparison is a simile, as it is explicitly stating that the pain is similar to the sensation of the parched earth.

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  • 8. 

    What did Pete Guymon die from?

    • A.

      Dust Pneumonia

    • B.

      Flu

    • C.

      Starvation

    • D.

      Dehydration

    Correct Answer
    A. Dust Pneumonia
    Explanation
    Pete Guymon died from dust pneumonia. Dust pneumonia is a lung infection caused by inhaling large amounts of dust particles, which can lead to inflammation and infection in the lungs. This condition is particularly common in areas with high levels of dust or during dust storms. The inhalation of dust can cause irritation and damage to the respiratory system, making individuals more susceptible to respiratory infections like pneumonia. In Pete Guymon's case, the cause of death was specifically attributed to dust pneumonia, indicating that the inhalation of dust particles led to a severe and fatal lung infection.

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  • 9. 

    "Their voices rose like ghosts on the howling wind" is an example of

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The given phrase "Their voices rose like ghosts on the howling wind" compares the rising of their voices to the sound of ghosts on the howling wind. This comparison is made using the word "like," which is a common indicator of a simile. Similes are figures of speech that compare two unlike things using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison helps to create a vivid image of the haunting and eerie quality of their voices.

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  • 10. 

    How long did it take Billie Jo to get home?

    • A.

      2 Days

    • B.

      3 Hours

    • C.

      5 Days

    • D.

      7 Hours

    Correct Answer
    B. 3 Hours
    Explanation
    Billie Jo took 3 hours to get home.

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