Out Of The Dust Pages 184-199

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Students will test basic comprehension of the novel Out of the Dust pages 184-199.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who found the baby on the church steps while sweeping?

    • A.

      Franklin

    • B.

      Mad Dog Craddock

    • C.

      Marley Madden

    • D.

      Arley Wanderdale

    Correct Answer
    C. Marley Madden
    Explanation
    Marley Madden found the baby on the church steps while sweeping.

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  • 2. 

    "We stood as much chance of getting the baby as the wheat stood of growing." is

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "We stood as much chance of getting the baby as the wheat stood of growing" is a simile. This is because it uses the word "as" to compare two different things, indicating a similarity between them. In this case, it compares the chance of getting the baby to the chance of the wheat growing, suggesting that both are highly unlikely or impossible.

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  • 3. 

    What county does Billie Jo live in?

    • A.

      Carroll

    • B.

      Cimarron

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. Cimarron
    Explanation
    Billie Jo lives in Cimarron county.

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  • 4. 

    "...you hum along supporting me." is an example of

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The phrase "you hum along supporting me" is an example of onomatopoeia because it uses words that imitate the sound they represent. In this case, the word "hum" imitates the sound of humming, creating a vivid auditory image.

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  • 5. 

    Why is Billie Jo bitter?

    • A.

      The dust

    • B.

      The death of her mother

    • C.

      Her father

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Billie Jo is bitter because of multiple reasons. Firstly, the dust refers to the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression, where severe dust storms destroyed crops and caused immense hardship for farmers like Billie Jo and her family. This environmental disaster leads to a sense of hopelessness and bitterness. Secondly, the death of her mother is a devastating loss that leaves Billie Jo feeling abandoned and resentful. Lastly, her father, who is unable to cope with his own grief, becomes distant and neglectful, further contributing to Billie Jo's bitterness. All of these factors combined contribute to her overall bitterness.

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  • 6. 

    " When the wind is quiet and the surface glazes gazing unblinking at the blue sky." is an example of

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "When the wind is quiet and the surface glazes gazing unblinking at the blue sky." personifies the surface by attributing human-like qualities to it. The surface is described as "gazing unblinking" at the blue sky, which is a human characteristic. This personification helps create a vivid image in the reader's mind, emphasizing the stillness and calmness of the scene.

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  • 7. 

    Where had Polly been hiding the dimes?

    • A.

      In a jar

    • B.

      In Franklin's nighties

    • C.

      In the piano

    • D.

      In her mattress

    Correct Answer
    B. In Franklin's nighties
    Explanation
    Polly had been hiding the dimes in Franklin's nighties.

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  • 8. 

    What form of transportation does Billie Jo use to get out of town?

    • A.

      Train

    • B.

      Horse

    • C.

      Stage Coach

    • D.

      Wagon

    Correct Answer
    A. Train
    Explanation
    Billie Jo uses a train as a form of transportation to get out of town.

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  • 9. 

    When Billie Jo leaves, runs out of money and food she becomes ____________.

    • A.

      Affluent

    • B.

      Dejected

    • C.

      Destitute

    • D.

      Docile

    Correct Answer
    C. Destitute
    Explanation
    When Billie Jo leaves and runs out of money and food, she becomes destitute. This means that she is extremely poor and lacking basic necessities. Being destitute implies a state of extreme poverty and deprivation, indicating that Billie Jo is struggling to meet her basic needs for survival.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the Mr. Roosevelt that Billie Jo thinks about heading east to see?

    • A.

      Her grandpa

    • B.

      The President

    • C.

      The Mayor

    • D.

      Her brother

    Correct Answer
    B. The President
    Explanation
    Billie Jo thinks about heading east to see Mr. Roosevelt, which refers to the President. This suggests that she is considering traveling to meet the President of the United States.

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