Paul Bunyan's Been There

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  • 1. 
    As a typical American hero, Paul Bunyan is all of the following except
    • A. 

      A strong man

    • B. 

      A hardworking laborer

    • C. 

      A resourceful leader

    • D. 

      A noble warrior

  • 2. 
    Paul Bunyan's job as a logger indicates that Americans value
    • A. 

      Good manners

    • B. 

      Hard work

    • C. 

      Great wealth

    • D. 

      Military expertise

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements contains exaggeration?
    • A. 

      Paul eats more in a day than a regular man can eat in a week.

    • B. 

      Paul can withstand very cold temperatures.

    • C. 

      Paul is good at hunting, fishing, and log rolling.

    • D. 

      Paul sends Swede Charlie on a trip to Indiana

  • 4. 
    "Like digging the Great Lakes so that Babe would have watering troughs that wouldn't run dry ..." Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      Containers for water

    • B. 

      Steam shovels

    • C. 

      Tough love

    • D. 

      Swimming pools

  • 5. 
    "The men would tumble out of their beds for chow. There were always flapjacks for breakfast."  Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Goodbye

    • D. 

      Dinner

  • 6. 
    "They'd sit around and talk and sing and tell yarns so whopping that you'd never believe them."  Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      Noisy

    • B. 

      Soft

    • C. 

      Tangled

    • D. 

      Exaggerated

  • 7. 
    "There were thaws so quick that when the snow melted it just stayed there in big drifts of water for a week."  Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      Freezing temperatures

    • B. 

      Puddles

    • C. 

      Spells of warm weather

    • D. 

      Snowdrifts

  • 8. 
    "The men didn't stop to inquire. They dropped their tools and went hotfoot back to the camp."  Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      As fast as possible

    • B. 

      Injured

    • C. 

      Two by two

    • D. 

      Skipping

  • 9. 
    "Pretty soon they heard a terrible racket overhead, and then long things like sword blades began piercing through the tin roof."  Using context clues, what does the boldface word mean?
    • A. 

      Scam

    • B. 

      Sting

    • C. 

      Noise

    • D. 

      Paddle

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of American tall tales?
    • A. 

      They are humorous

    • B. 

      They contain exaggerations

    • C. 

      They explain how waterfalls and mountains were created

    • D. 

      They were written down by one person

  • 11. 
    Heroes in old myths and legends have to face monsters. What "monsters" does Paul Bunyan face?
    • A. 

      Giant mosquitoes

    • B. 

      A blue ox

    • C. 

      Evil wizards

    • D. 

      Fire-breathing dragons