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Students will test their knowledge of pages 70-95 of Out of the Dust.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What happened shortly after Polly died?

    • A.

      The family went to live in California.

    • B.

      Billie Jo's brother went to Lubbock to live with Aunt Ellis.

    • C.

      Billie Jo's brother died also.

    • D.

      The family we to live with Aunt Ellis.

    Correct Answer
    C. Billie Jo's brother died also.
    Explanation
    Shortly after Polly died, Billie Jo's brother also died.

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  • 2. 

    What did they name the new baby?

    • A.

      Franklin

    • B.

      Robert

    • C.

      William

    • D.

      Ellis

    Correct Answer
    A. Franklin
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is Franklin because it is the name they chose for the new baby.

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  • 3. 

    Who did the neighbor women blame for "the accident"?

    • A.

      No one

    • B.

      Polly

    • C.

      Billie Jo's dad

    • D.

      Billie Jo

    Correct Answer
    D. Billie Jo
    Explanation
    The neighbor women blamed Billie Jo for "the accident" because she was the one involved in it.

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  • 4. 

    How does Billie Jo's dad respond to how he feels?

    • A.

      He continues farming all the time.

    • B.

      He is digging a large hole in the yard.

    • C.

      He decides to help Billie Jo with housework.

    • D.

      Nothing has changed.

    Correct Answer
    B. He is digging a large hole in the yard.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Billie Jo's dad responds to how he feels by digging a large hole in the yard. This implies that he is physically exerting himself and channeling his emotions into this activity. It could be a way for him to release his frustration, anger, or sadness. By digging the hole, he may be trying to distract himself from his emotions or find a sense of purpose or control in a difficult situation.

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  • 5. 

    How does Billie Jo feel about "empty spaces"?

    • A.

      Elated

    • B.

      Dejected

    • C.

      Gregarious

    • D.

      Tedious

    Correct Answer
    B. Dejected
    Explanation
    Billie Jo feels dejected about "empty spaces". This suggests that she feels sad or downcast when confronted with vacant or unoccupied areas.

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  • 6. 

    What does Billie Jo say she can never forgive her father for?

    • A.

      Leaving the kerosene by the stove

    • B.

      Spending emergency money

    • C.

      Digging the large hole in their yard

    • D.

      Not moving away from Oklahoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Leaving the kerosene by the stove
    Explanation
    Billie Jo says she can never forgive her father for leaving the kerosene by the stove. This suggests that there was a tragic incident or accident caused by the kerosene being left near the stove, which had a significant impact on Billie Jo's life. The incident might have resulted in a fire or some other form of disaster, leading to physical or emotional harm. This action by her father likely caused deep resentment and pain for Billie Jo, making it something she cannot forgive.

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  • 7. 

    What does Billie Jo compare the dust storms to?

    • A.

      The dust storms in another state

    • B.

      A tornado

    • C.

      A rain storm

    • D.

      A volcano erupting

    Correct Answer
    D. A volcano erupting
    Explanation
    Billie Jo compares the dust storms to a volcano erupting because both events involve a sudden and violent release of a large amount of material into the air. Just like a volcano erupting, the dust storms create a massive cloud of dust that engulfs the surroundings, causing destruction and making it difficult to see or breathe. This comparison highlights the intensity and devastation caused by the dust storms, emphasizing the chaotic and overwhelming nature of the phenomenon.

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  • 8. 

    "But now, sorrow climbs up our front steps, big as Texas, and we didn't even see it coming" is an example of

    • A.

      Metaphor and alliteration

    • B.

      Simile and personification

    • C.

      Personification and metaphor

    • D.

      Alliteration and personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile and personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "But now, sorrow climbs up our front steps, big as Texas, and we didn't even see it coming" is an example of a simile and personification. The phrase "big as Texas" is a simile because it compares the size of sorrow to the large state of Texas. The phrase "sorrow climbs up our front steps" personifies sorrow by giving it the human-like ability to climb.

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  • 9. 

    Who is one person who has not treated Billie Jo differently than before "the accident"?

    • A.

      Billie Jo's dad

    • B.

      The neighbors

    • C.

      Arley Wanderdale

    • D.

      Mr. Hardly

    Correct Answer
    C. Arley Wanderdale
    Explanation
    Arley Wanderdale is the person who has not treated Billie Jo differently than before "the accident".

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  • 10. 

    How does Mad Dog Craddock say he got his name?

    • A.

      Biting things when he was young

    • B.

      Being an angry child

    • C.

      Having a bad temper as he gets older

    • D.

      He's not sure how he got that name

    Correct Answer
    A. Biting things when he was young
    Explanation
    Mad Dog Craddock says he got his name by biting things when he was young. This suggests that he had a habit of biting objects or possibly even people during his childhood, which earned him the nickname "Mad Dog." This explanation implies that his aggressive and unruly behavior as a child led to the name sticking with him as he grew older.

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  • 11. 

    What was one of the admission prices into the courthouse's gallery?

    Correct Answer
    ten cents or a book
    a book
    10 cents
    book
    a dime
    Explanation
    One of the admission prices into the courthouse's gallery was either ten cents or a book. This means that individuals could either pay ten cents or bring a book as a form of payment to gain entry into the courthouse's gallery. Another option was to simply bring a book without any monetary payment. Additionally, the term "a dime" is another way of referring to ten cents, so it is also a correct answer.

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