Out Of The Dust Pages 1-29

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Out Of The Dust Pages 1-29 - Quiz

This quiz is designed to test comprehension of pages 1-29 of the novel Out of the Dust written by Karen Hesse.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the main character of Out of the Dust?

    • A.

      Livie Killian

    • B.

      Mad Dog Craddok

    • C.

      Arley Wonderdale

    • D.

      Bille Jo Kilby

    Correct Answer
    D. Bille Jo Kilby
    Explanation
    The main character of "Out of the Dust" is Bille Jo Kilby.

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  • 2. 

    From  whose point of view is the story told?

    • A.

      Mad Dog Craddok

    • B.

      Billie Jo's dad

    • C.

      Billie Jo

    • D.

      An unknown narrator

    Correct Answer
    C. Billie Jo
    Explanation
    The story is told from Billie Jo's point of view. This can be inferred from the fact that the options include Billie Jo's dad and Mad Dog Craddok, suggesting that they are separate characters in the story. Since the other option is "An unknown narrator," it implies that Billie Jo is the one narrating the story.

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  • 3. 

     What is the name of Billie Jo's friend that moved away to California?

    • A.

      Arley Wonderdale

    • B.

      Livie Killian

    • C.

      Mad Dog Craddock

    • D.

      Hillary Ray

    Correct Answer
    B. Livie Killian
    Explanation
    Billie Jo's friend who moved away to California is Livie Killian.

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  • 4. 

    What is Billie Jo talented at doing?

    • A.

      Cooking

    • B.

      Reading

    • C.

      Playing piano

    • D.

      Riding horses

    Correct Answer
    C. Playing piano
    Explanation
    Billie Jo is talented at playing the piano.

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  • 5. 

    The phrase "She's an old mule on the subject of my schooling," is an example of

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "She's an old mule on the subject of my schooling," is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things without using "like" or "as." In this case, the speaker is comparing someone to an old mule to convey the idea that this person is stubborn and resistant to discussing the speaker's schooling.

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  • 6. 

    Who is president of the United States during the setting of this novel?

    • A.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B.

      Herbert Hoover

    • C.

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D.

      Franklin Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    D. Franklin Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin Roosevelt is the correct answer because he was the president of the United States during the time period in which the novel is set. He served as the 32nd president from 1933 to 1945, which covers a significant portion of the 20th century. This makes him the most likely candidate to be the president during the setting of the novel.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Mr. Hardly?

    • A.

      The local banker in charge of everyone's money

    • B.

      A local convenience store clerk

    • C.

      A man who helped out on the Kilby farm

    • D.

      Billie Jo's schoolteacher

    Correct Answer
    B. A local convenience store clerk
    Explanation
    Mr. Hardly is a local convenience store clerk. This means that he works at a nearby store and is responsible for assisting customers and managing the store's operations. He is not the local banker in charge of everyone's money, a man who helped out on the Kilby farm, or Billie Jo's schoolteacher.

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  • 8. 

    What is unusual about how the Kilby family prepares for supper?

    • A.

      They do not turn utensils over until time to eat.

    • B.

      They do not eat at the table.

    • C.

      They do not sit together to eat.

    • D.

      They do not eat supper.

    Correct Answer
    A. They do not turn utensils over until time to eat.
    Explanation
    The unusual thing about how the Kilby family prepares for supper is that they do not turn utensils over until it is time to eat. This suggests that they have a specific ritual or tradition where they only set the table fully when it is time to sit down and have their meal. This could be a way for the family to create a sense of anticipation and togetherness around mealtime, making it a special and intentional event.

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  • 9. 

    How long did the drought last before the rain came in February of 1934?

    • A.

      Thirty days

    • B.

      Fifty days

    • C.

      Seventy days

    • D.

      One month

    Correct Answer
    C. Seventy days
    Explanation
    The correct answer is seventy days. This means that the drought lasted for a total of seventy days before the rain finally came in February of 1934.

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  • 10. 

    The phrase "The potatoes are peppered plenty tonight, Polly!" is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The phrase "The potatoes are peppered plenty tonight, Polly!" is an example of alliteration because it contains the repetition of the "p" sound in multiple words, specifically "potatoes," "peppered," and "plenty." Alliteration is a literary device that involves the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. In this case, the repeated "p" sound creates a rhythmic and musical effect, adding emphasis and making the phrase more memorable.

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