Out Of The Dust Quiz 30-69

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Out Of The Dust Quizzes & Trivia

Students will test their knowledge of Out of the Dust pages 30-69.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "The night sky kept flashing, lightening danced down on its spindly legs," is an example of
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 2. 
    "Her anger simmered over like a pot in an empty kitchen, boils itslef down" is an example of
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 3. 
    Billie Jo's dad, Bayard, fought in what war?
    • A. 

      World War II

    • B. 

      World War I

    • C. 

      Civil War

    • D. 

      Revolutionary War

  • 4. 
    Polly, Billie Jo's mom, has been tending to _______ in their yard.
    • A. 

      Chickens

    • B. 

      Roses

    • C. 

      Apple trees

    • D. 

      Wheat fields

  • 5. 
    "On Sunday, winds came, bringing a red dust like prairie fire, hot and peppery" is an example of
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 6. 
    How is Billie Jo earning money for the family?
    • A. 

      Helping Mr. Hardly sweep his store

    • B. 

      Playing piano in neighboring towns

    • C. 

      Selling milk and wheat to neighbors

    • D. 

      Helping teach lessons at the schoolhouse

  • 7. 
    "My dazzling ma, round and ripe and striped like a melon" is an example of
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 8. 
    What happened in the poem titled "The Accident?"
    • A. 

      Billie Jo's dad gets burned by kerosene left on the stove.

    • B. 

      A tipped-over candle ignites the living room on fire and burns Billie Jo and her mom.

    • C. 

      Billie Jo gets burned putting out the flames on her mom.

    • D. 

      Billie Jo accidentally sets the barn on fire, burning her and her dad.

  • 9. 
    What of Billie Jo's was harmed by the fire?
    • A. 

      Her piano

    • B. 

      Her hands

    • C. 

      Her favorite apron

    • D. 

      The apple tree in the front yard

  • 10. 
    What happened to Polly?
    • A. 

      She took Billie Jo, left Oklahoma, and moved to California.

    • B. 

      She died in a dust storm.

    • C. 

      She became the head schoolteacher at Billie Jo's school.

    • D. 

      She died shortly after giving birth.