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

    Correct Answer
    D. A noble warrior
    Explanation
    Paul Bunyan is typically portrayed as a strong man, a hardworking laborer, and a resourceful leader. However, he is not typically depicted as a noble warrior. This is because Paul Bunyan's stories focus more on his physical strength and his ability to accomplish great feats through hard work and leadership, rather than his prowess in battle or combat. Therefore, the correct answer is that Paul Bunyan is not a noble warrior.

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  • 2. 

    Paul Bunyan's job as a logger indicates that Americans value

    • A.

      Good manners

    • B.

      Hard work

    • C.

      Great wealth

    • D.

      Military expertise

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard work
    Explanation
    Paul Bunyan's job as a logger indicates that Americans value hard work. Logging is a physically demanding and labor-intensive profession that requires dedication, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. Paul Bunyan, as a legendary figure in American folklore, embodies these qualities and represents the American ideal of hard work and determination. The story of Paul Bunyan's exploits as a logger has been celebrated as a symbol of the American frontier spirit and the value placed on industriousness and perseverance in achieving success.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul eats more in a day than a regular man can eat in a week.
    Explanation
    The statement "Paul eats more in a day than a regular man can eat in a week" contains exaggeration because it implies that Paul's eating habits are extremely excessive and beyond what a typical person can consume in a week.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Containers for water
    Explanation
    The boldface word "watering troughs" in the given sentence provides a clue to its meaning. "Watering troughs" are typically used to hold water for animals to drink from, suggesting that the boldface word refers to "containers for water".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Food
    Explanation
    The word "chow" is used in the context of the sentence, where it says "There were always flapjacks for breakfast." This indicates that "chow" refers to food, specifically breakfast in this case.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Exaggerated
    Explanation
    The boldface word "whopping" in the sentence suggests that the yarns being told are exaggerated. This can be inferred from the fact that the speaker mentions that the yarns are so whopping that they are hard to believe. Therefore, the correct answer is "exaggerated."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Spells of warm weather
    Explanation
    The sentence states that there were thaws so quick that when the snow melted, it stayed there in big drifts of water for a week. This suggests that the boldface word refers to a period of warm weather that caused the snow to melt rapidly. Therefore, the correct answer is "spells of warm weather."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. As fast as possible
    Explanation
    The context clues in the sentence suggest that the men immediately left their tools and returned to the camp in a hurry. The phrase "went hotfoot back to the camp" indicates that they moved quickly and without delay. Therefore, the boldface word "hotfoot" means "as fast as possible".

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Noise
    Explanation
    The boldface word "racket" in this sentence refers to a loud and disturbing noise. The context of the sentence mentions a terrible noise that is heard overhead, which helps us understand that "racket" means noise in this context.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. They were written down by one person
    Explanation
    American tall tales are known for their humorous and exaggerated nature, often featuring larger-than-life characters and events. These tales were typically passed down orally from generation to generation, and were not originally written down by one person. Instead, they were part of the oral storytelling tradition, with different individuals adding their own embellishments and variations to the stories over time. Thus, the statement that American tall tales were written down by one person is not a characteristic of these tales.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Giant mosquitoes
    Explanation
    Paul Bunyan faces giant mosquitoes as the "monsters" in old myths and legends. This implies that in the stories and folklore surrounding Paul Bunyan, one of the challenges or adversaries he encounters are these oversized insects.

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