Out Of The Dust Pages 1-29

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Out Of The Dust Pages 1-29

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4. 
    What is Billie Jo talented at doing?
    • A. 

      Cooking

    • B. 

      Reading

    • C. 

      Playing piano

    • D. 

      Riding horses

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 10. 
    The phrase "The potatoes are peppered plenty tonight, Polly!" is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Alliteration