The Outcasts Of Poker Flat Story! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The reason that Mr. Oakhurst is banned from Poker Flat is because

    • A.

      Is a bad influence.

    • B.

      Has no visible means of support

    • C.

      Has won a great deal of money

    Correct Answer
    C. Has won a great deal of money
    Explanation
    Mr. Oakhurst is banned from Poker Flat because he has won a great deal of money. This suggests that the townspeople are jealous of his success and view him as a threat. They may fear that his winnings could disrupt the social order or lead to other undesirable consequences. By banning him, they hope to maintain their own control and prevent any potential disruptions caused by Mr. Oakhurst's wealth.

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  • 2. 

    Uncle Billy endangers the campers by taking their

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Savings

    • C.

      Weapons

    • D.

      Means of transport

    Correct Answer
    D. Means of transport
    Explanation
    Uncle Billy endangers the campers by taking their means of transport. This means that he has taken away their ability to move or escape from the campsite. Without any means of transport, the campers are left vulnerable and unable to seek help or leave the dangerous situation they may be in. This action puts their safety at risk and leaves them at the mercy of whatever dangers may be present in the campsite.

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  • 3. 

    What does the story suggest is most responsible for the change in the Duchess and Mother Shipton?

    • A.

      Their desire to protect the innocence of Tom and Piney

    • B.

      The seriousness of thier situation

    • C.

      Mr. Oakhurst's gentlemanly attitudes

    Correct Answer
    A. Their desire to protect the innocence of Tom and Piney
    Explanation
    The story suggests that the most responsible factor for the change in the Duchess and Mother Shipton is their desire to protect the innocence of Tom and Piney. This implies that their maternal instincts and love for the children have influenced them to become more responsible and protective. The seriousness of their situation and Mr. Oakhurst's gentlemanly attitudes may have played a role, but it is their desire to safeguard the innocence of the young ones that is highlighted as the main catalyst for their change.

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  • 4. 

    To Tom tells the story of the Iliad in an effort to

    • A.

      Help pass the time

    • B.

      Inspire the campers

    • C.

      Be accepted by the group

    Correct Answer
    A. Help pass the time
    Explanation
    Tom tells the story of the Iliad to help pass the time. This suggests that Tom is sharing the story as a form of entertainment or to fill the time with an engaging narrative. It implies that Tom may not have any specific intention to inspire the campers or seek acceptance from the group, but rather wants to provide a source of amusement or distraction.

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  • 5. 

    The story suggests that Piney and the Duchess die as a result of

    • A.

      Illness

    • B.

      Exposure to the cold

    • C.

      Suicide

    Correct Answer
    B. Exposure to the cold
    Explanation
    The story implies that Piney and the Duchess perish due to exposure to the cold. This can be inferred from the mention of their bodies being found "covered with snow" and "locked in each other's arms." The freezing temperatures and lack of shelter likely led to their demise.

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  • 6. 

    The mood at the end of the story can best be described as

    • A.

      Relief

    • B.

      Horror

    • C.

      Sadness

    Correct Answer
    C. Sadness
    Explanation
    The mood at the end of the story can be described as sadness because the tone and events leading up to the conclusion evoke a sense of melancholy and sorrow. The story may have ended on a tragic note or with a heartbreaking event, leaving the reader feeling a sense of sadness and empathy for the characters.

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  • 7. 

    The decision to banish Mr. Oakhurst rather than hang hiim is made by those committee members who

    • A.

      Are fond of him

    • B.

      Disapprove of violence

    • C.

      Have won money from him

    Correct Answer
    C. Have won money from him
    Explanation
    The committee members who have won money from Mr. Oakhurst decide to banish him instead of hanging him. This suggests that they value their financial gain more than seeking violent retribution against him. By banishing him, they are able to maintain their winnings and avoid any further confrontation or potential harm.

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  • 8. 

    The main reaction expressed by Mother Shipton and Uncle Billy to being banished from town is one of

    • A.

      Fear

    • B.

      Anger

    • C.

      Sorrow

    Correct Answer
    B. Anger
    Explanation
    Mother Shipton and Uncle Billy's main reaction to being banished from town is anger. This can be inferred from the fact that they are being forced to leave their home and community, which would naturally elicit feelings of frustration and resentment. Being banished implies a sense of injustice and betrayal, which would likely fuel their anger even further.

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  • 9. 

    Mr. Oakhurst never drinks because he

    • A.

      Thinks it is sinful

    • B.

      Cannot stop once he begins

    • C.

      Wants to be able to think clearly

    Correct Answer
    C. Wants to be able to think clearly
    Explanation
    Mr. Oakhurst never drinks because he wants to be able to think clearly. This suggests that he values his mental clarity and believes that alcohol impairs his ability to think and make rational decisions. By abstaining from drinking, he ensures that his mind remains sharp and focused, allowing him to navigate life with clarity and intelligence.

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