Raymond's Run: Short Story! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

                       In “Raymond’s Run,” Squeaky got her nickname because she has a squeaky voice. Why is she also called Mercury?

    • A.

      Because she’s the swiftest thing in the neighborhood

    • B.

      Because she’s a little girl with skinny arms

    • C.

      Because she lives on Mercury Street

    Correct Answer
    A. Because she’s the swiftest thing in the neighborhood
    Explanation
    Squeaky is called Mercury because she is the swiftest thing in the neighborhood. This implies that she is very fast and agile, like the Roman god Mercury who was known for his speed. The nickname Mercury highlights Squeaky's athletic abilities and suggests that she is the fastest runner in her community.

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  • 2. 

    How does Squeaky feel about the fact that she has to take care of Raymond in “Raymond’s Run”?

    • A.

      She doesn’t mind because he really takes care of himself.

    • B.

      He sometimes gets in her way when she is trying to practice running.

    • C.

      She wishes he would pay attention sometimes.

    Correct Answer
    B. He sometimes gets in her way when she is trying to practice running.
    Explanation
    Squeaky feels frustrated and annoyed by the fact that she has to take care of Raymond because he sometimes gets in her way when she is trying to practice running.

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  • 3. 

                      Which of the following best describes how to identify a major character in a story?

    • A.

      A major character is the narrator of a story.

    • B.

      A major character teaches a minor character lessons.

    • C.

      A major character changes in a significant way as the story unfolds.

    Correct Answer
    C. A major character changes in a significant way as the story unfolds.
    Explanation
    A major character changes in a significant way as the story unfolds. This means that throughout the course of the story, the major character undergoes a transformation or development that has a significant impact on the events or themes of the story. This distinguishes them from minor characters who may not experience significant changes or growth.

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  • 4. 

    In “Raymond’s Run,” when Squeaky sees Gretchen and her friends walking down the street, she is concerned that they will:

    • A.

      Make fun of Raymond

    • B.

      Make fun of her

    • C.

      Challenge her to a race

    • D.

      Challenge her to a fight

    Correct Answer
    D. Challenge her to a fight
    Explanation
    In "Raymond's Run," when Squeaky sees Gretchen and her friends walking down the street, she is concerned that they will challenge her to a fight. This is evident from the text when Squeaky says, "I don't like the way they walk down the street, swinging their arms up high like they're strutting down a fashion runway. They are not, I can tell you that. They are walking like they own the world, which they don't, 'cause I do." Squeaky's concern about their attitude and behavior suggests that she anticipates a potential confrontation or challenge from them, specifically a fight.

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  • 5. 

    In “Raymond’s Run,” when Mary Louise asks Raymond what grade he is in, her tone is:

    • A.

      Friendly

    • B.

      Loving

    • C.

      Puzzled

    • D.

      Mocking

    Correct Answer
    D. Mocking
    Explanation
    In the story "Raymond's Run," Mary Louise's tone when she asks Raymond what grade he is in is mocking. This can be inferred from the context of the story, as Mary Louise is known for being mean and making fun of others. Her tone suggests that she is teasing Raymond and belittling him for his academic level.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following best defines Gretchen’s role in “Raymond’s Run”?

    • A.

      A minor character with whom Squeaky competes.

    • B.

      A minor character who fights with Squeaky.

    Correct Answer
    A. A minor character with whom Squeaky competes.
    Explanation
    Gretchen's role in "Raymond's Run" is best defined as a minor character with whom Squeaky competes. Throughout the story, Squeaky and Gretchen are portrayed as rivals in the May Day race. They both have a competitive spirit and are determined to win the race. Gretchen's presence in the story serves as a catalyst for Squeaky's character development and adds tension to the plot.

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  • 7. 

                       Which item best expresses the meaning of the idiom in italics? Rosie has a big mouth where Raymond is concerned.

    • A.

      Rosie talks loudly and rudely about Raymond.

    • B.

      Rosie is proud of Raymond.

    • C.

      Rosie does not admit that she dislikes Raymond.

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosie talks loudly and rudely about Raymond.
    Explanation
    The idiom "big mouth" is used to describe someone who talks a lot, especially in a loud or rude manner, often without thinking about the consequences of their words. When it's said that "Rosie has a big mouth where Raymond is concerned," it means that Rosie tends to speak loudly and rudely when discussing or talking about Raymond. It implies that Rosie may say negative or critical things about Raymond without restraint or consideration for his feelings. Essentially, it suggests that Rosie is not discreet or careful with her words when it comes to discussing Raymond.

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  • 8. 

    In “Raymond’s Run,” why is Squeaky in doubt about the outcome of the May Day race?

    • A.

      The finish is so close.

    • B.

      She is thinking about Raymond.

    • C.

      She is thinking about the spelling bee.

    Correct Answer
    B. She is thinking about Raymond.
    Explanation
    Squeaky is in doubt about the outcome of the May Day race because she is thinking about Raymond. This suggests that Squeaky is concerned about her brother's performance in the race and how it may affect her own reputation. It implies that Squeaky may have a sense of responsibility towards Raymond and wants him to succeed.

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  • 9. 

    In “Raymond’s Run,” which of the following best summarizes Squeaky’s realization that coaching Raymond is more important than who won the race?

    • A.

      Raymond is a burden from which she will never be free.

    • B.

      Generosity is more important than pride.

    Correct Answer
    B. Generosity is more important than pride.
    Explanation
    Squeaky's realization that coaching Raymond is more important than who won the race suggests that she values generosity and helping others over her own pride. This implies that she has come to understand the importance of selflessness and putting the needs of others before her own desire for recognition or victory.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is a preposition in this sentence? I’m the swiftest thing in the neighborhood.

    • A.

      Swiftest

    • B.

      Thing

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      The

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    The word "in" is a preposition in this sentence because it shows the relationship between "swiftest thing" and "neighborhood." It indicates that the swiftest thing is located within or inside the neighborhood.

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