Papa's Parrot Literature/Vocabulary Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In “Papa's Parrot,” Harry and his friends often stopped by the candy and nut shop when they were young. According to the text, what about those visits does Mr. Tillian enjoy most? 
    • A. 

      He enjoys their interest in his store.

    • B. 

      He enjoys showing off his parrot.

    • C. 

      He enjoys having company.

    • D. 

      He enjoys the money they spend.

  • 2. 
    In “Papa's Parrot,” what is a major change in the lives of Harry and his friends when they enter junior high school that keeps them from visiting the store as frequently as they used to?
    • A. 

      They like the north side of town better than the west side.

    • B. 

      They have more spending money.

    • C. 

      They do not like Mr. Tillian's parrot.

    • D. 

      They do not have time after school.

  • 3. 
    In “Papa's Parrot,” when does Mr. Tillian buy Rocky?
    • A. 

      When Harry is in elementary school

    • B. 

      When Harry is about seven

    • C. 

      After he comes home from the hospital

    • D. 

      After Harry turns 12 and stops coming to the shop

  • 4. 
    Based on your personal experience and the text “Papa's Parrot,” why does Mr. Tillian choose a parrot as a pet? 
    • A. 

      Parrots are colorful.

    • B. 

      Parrots are easy to care for.

    • C. 

      Parrots attract customers to a store.

    • D. 

      Parrots can talk.

  • 5. 
    Use context clues to choose the correct meaning of the underlined word in this passage from “Papa's Parrot” ."...Mr. Tillian teasing Harry about his smelly socks; Harry teasing Mr. Tillian about his blubbery stomach. At home, things seemed all right."
    • A. 

      Skinny

    • B. 

      Fatty

    • C. 

      Small

    • D. 

      Berry

  • 6. 
    Based on the text “Papa's Parrot,” why does Harry come to feel embarrassed by his father? 
    • A. 

      His father owns a candy shop.

    • B. 

      His father is fat.

    • C. 

      His father dislikes his friends.

    • D. 

      His father talks to a parrot.

  • 7. 
    Use context clues to choose the correct meaning of the underlined word from a passage in “Papa's Parrot” ."Harry opened the new boxes his father hadn't gotten to. Peppermints. Jawbreakers. Toffee creams. Strawberry kisses. Harry traveled from bin to bin, putting the candies where they belonged."
    • A. 

      Store

    • B. 

      Counter

    • C. 

      Container

    • D. 

      Floor

  • 8. 
    Use your context clues to find the correct meaning of the underlined word in this passage from “Papa's Parrot” ."Though his father was fat and merely owned a candy and nut shop, Harry Tillian liked his papa."
    • A. 

      Only

    • B. 

      Desperately

    • C. 

      Unfortunately

    • D. 

      Definitely

  • 9. 
    In “Papa's Parrot,” Harry begins to avoid his father at the shop but still jokes with him at home. Why is their relationship different at home? 
    • A. 

      Mr. Tillian does not talk to the parrot at home.

    • B. 

      Mr. Tillian does not worry about the shop at home.

    • C. 

      There are no shipments of candy and nuts to unpack at home.

    • D. 

      There is no television for Mr. Tillian to watch at home.

  • 10. 
    In “Papa's Parrot,” when does Harry realize how much his father has missed him?
    • A. 

      When he passes the shop each day

    • B. 

      When Rocky says, “Where's Harry?”

    • C. 

      When he sees the candy all over the floor

    • D. 

      When he visits his father in the hospital

  • 11. 
    Which of the following quotes proves Harry was feeling guilty after he discovered his father had been missing him?
    • A. 

      "Though his father was fat and merely owned a candy and nut shop, Harry Tillian liked his Papa."

    • B. 

      "A new group of children came to Mr. Tillian's shop now. But not Harry Tillian and his friends."

    • C. 

      "I'm here you stupid bird!...He threw peppermints at the cage...The tears were coming."

    • D. 

      "Harry stared at the parrot. He had forgotten it was there."

  • 12. 
    The main character in a story, play, or novel would be called the __________________
  • 13. 
    Which of the following quotes from "Papa's Parrot" would be an example of setting?
    • A. 

      "Harry jumped, spilling a box of jawbreakers."

    • B. 

      "After school he left his friends and walked to the empty shop alone."

    • C. 

      “Is that all you can say, you dumb bird?” Harry mumbled."

    • D. 

      "Harry looked up."

  • 14. 
    The force working against the main character and preventing them from reaching their goal in the story would be called the _______________________.
  • 15. 
    Which of the following would not be considered a character in "Papa's Parrot"?
    • A. 

      Rocky

    • B. 

      Mr. Tillian

    • C. 

      The hospital

    • D. 

      Harry Tillian

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a primary form of conflict?
    • A. 

      Man vs. man

    • B. 

      Man vs. society

    • C. 

      Man vs. nature

    • D. 

      Man vs. food

  • 17. 
    A series of events in a story, containing 5 parts, would be called the ___________.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Protagonist

  • 18. 
    CHECK ALL of the 5 correct parts of the plot structure.
    • A. 

      Exposition

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Falling action

    • E. 

      Resolution

    • F. 

      Climax

  • 19. 
    Harry faces several conflicts during the course of the text. Which of the answers below is NOT a conflict that he faces?
    • A. 

      Man vs man (Harry is angry with with father for talking to the parrot.)

    • B. 

      Man vs. self (Harry feels guilty for not spending time with his father before he had to go to the hospital.)

    • C. 

      Man vs nature (Harry is battling against massive heat waves in the candy store.)

    • D. 

      Man vs. society (Harry wants to talk to his dad, but he is embarrassed by what his friends might think)

  • 20. 
    Mr. Tillian has heart pains, collapses, and is found only when the parrot calls 911.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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