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Out Of The Dust Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 

    According to the text, how many entries were in the talent show competition held at the Palace Theater?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    The text states that there were 17 entries in the talent show competition held at the Palace Theater.

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  • 2. 

    Billie Jo's mom saved what to send her to which college?

    • A.

      Nickels; University of Alabama

    • B.

      Dimes; Panhandle A & M

    • C.

      Pennies; Auburn University

    • D.

      Quarters; Panhandle A & M

    Correct Answer
    B. Dimes; Panhandle A & M
    Explanation
    Billie Jo's mom saved dimes to send her to Panhandle A & M college.

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  • 3. 

    Pa discovers that he has ____________________ on his nose.

    • A.

      Moles

    • B.

      Lymphoma

    • C.

      Freckles

    • D.

      Skin cancer

    Correct Answer
    D. Skin cancer
    Explanation
    Pa discovering that he has skin cancer on his nose indicates that he has developed abnormal cells in the skin of his nose, which can potentially be cancerous. Skin cancer is a condition where the skin cells grow uncontrollably, forming tumors or lesions. This can occur due to various factors, such as excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds. Early detection and treatment are crucial in managing skin cancer and preventing its spread to other parts of the body.

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  • 4. 

    Pa meets his girlfriend at which location?

    • A.

      Night school

    • B.

      Mad Dog's concert

    • C.

      Farmer college

    • D.

      Palace Theater

    Correct Answer
    A. Night school
    Explanation
    Pa meets his girlfriend at night school.

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  • 5. 

    During Billie Jo and Pa's first Thanksgiving without Ma, Billie Jo forgets what crucial part of the meal?

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Dressing

    • C.

      Squash casserole

    • D.

      Cranberry sauce

    Correct Answer
    D. Cranberry sauce
    Explanation
    During Billie Jo and Pa's first Thanksgiving without Ma, Billie Jo forgets to include cranberry sauce as a crucial part of the meal.

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  • 6. 

    Billie Jo meets a man on the train. What were his reason(s) for being on the train? Check ALL that apply.

    • A.

      His family was starving

    • B.

      His mother died

    • C.

      His family lost their land

    • D.

      His crops wouldn't grow

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. His family was starving
    C. His family lost their land
    D. His crops wouldn't grow
    Explanation
    The man's reasons for being on the train include his family being starving, his family losing their land, and his crops not growing.

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  • 7. 

    At the end of the text, we learn that Billie Jo is unable to play piano ever again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "At the end of the text, we learn that Billie Jo is unable to play piano ever again." The correct answer is False. This means that at the end of the text, it is not revealed that Billie Jo is unable to play the piano anymore. The text may have mentioned that she faced difficulties or challenges in playing the piano, but it did not explicitly state that she can never play again.

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  • 8. 

    At the end of the text, we learn that Billie Jo is able to forgive herself and her father.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the text, it is mentioned that Billie Jo is able to forgive herself and her father. This suggests that she has come to terms with the mistakes and regrets she had in the past, as well as the actions of her father. This shows growth and maturity on her part, indicating that she has found a way to let go of the negative emotions and move forward with her life. Therefore, the statement that Billie Jo is able to forgive herself and her father is true.

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  • 9. 

    Mad Dog leaves Joyce City to play piano on the radio in which city?

    • A.

      Amarillo

    • B.

      Flagstaff

    • C.

      Hartford

    • D.

      Andalusia

    Correct Answer
    A. Amarillo
    Explanation
    Mad Dog leaves Joyce City to play piano on the radio in Amarillo. This suggests that Amarillo is the city where Mad Dog's radio performance is taking place.

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  • 10. 

    When the moonshine still was busted, how many pounds of sugar were confiscated?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      1,000

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      10,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 1,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1,000 because the question states that the moonshine still was busted, indicating that it was an illegal operation. The use of sugar is common in the production of moonshine, so it is likely that the authorities confiscated a large amount of sugar, which would be represented by the option 1,000.

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  • 11. 

    Define the underlined word in the following sentence by using context clues:"Daddy bought a second mule with Louise's help. Her betrothal gift to him."

    • A.

      Engagement

    • B.

      Wedding

    • C.

      Farming

    • D.

      House warming

    Correct Answer
    A. Engagement
    Explanation
    The word "betrothal" in the sentence suggests that the underlined word "engagement" is the correct definition. The sentence indicates that Louise helped Daddy buy a second mule as a gift for their betrothal, which implies that they are in a committed relationship and planning to get married.

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  • 12. 

    Which figurative language device is used in the following excerpt?"I'm getting to know the music again. And it's getting to know me. We sniff each other's armpits, and inside each other's ears, and behind each other's necks."

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification. Personification is a figurative language device in which human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In the given excerpt, the music is personified as it is described as "getting to know me" and "sniffing each other's armpits, ears, and necks." This personification adds a vivid and imaginative element to the description of the relationship between the speaker and the music.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following details might be considered an exposition detail?

    • A.

      "She was my father's teacher..."

    • B.

      "My father has a raised spot on the side of his nose.."

    • C.

      "We haven't had a good crop in three years, not since the bounty of '31"

    • D.

      "I never go by Arley's anymore."

    Correct Answer
    C. "We haven't had a good crop in three years, not since the bounty of '31"
    Explanation
    The detail "We haven't had a good crop in three years, not since the bounty of '31" can be considered an exposition detail because it provides information about the current situation and sets the context for the story. It indicates that there has been a decline in crop production for the past three years, which is important background information that helps to establish the setting or circumstances of the story.

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