Retake "Short Stories" 7th ELA

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Short Story Quizzes & Trivia

Are you studying English or are just a short stories enthusiast? In case you plan to retake the short stories 7th ELA then this quiz will test how much you know. It will help you prepare well on the subject.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the theme of "Phaethon Gets His Wish"?
    • A. 

      It is wise to be independent and not consider advice

    • B. 

      Phaethon should always listen to his parents

    • C. 

      When you don't listen you get what you deserve

    • D. 

      It is wise to listen to those with experience

  • 2. 
    From what point of view is the passage narrated?
    • A. 

      First Person, Apollo is telling the story

    • B. 

      Second Person, You is inferred

    • C. 

      Third Person Omniscient

    • D. 

      First Person Limited

  • 3. 
    3. Read the following sentence from the passage:     "The sun bounced along behind the chariot like a basketball.  It grazed the stars and skidded along mountaintops, leaving charred remains behind." Charred means:
    • A. 

      Colorful

    • B. 

      Burnt

    • C. 

      Dangerous

    • D. 

      Filthy

  • 4. 
    What caused Apollo to allow Phaethon to drive the chariot?
    • A. 

      Apollo wanted to protect Phaethon from the teasing

    • B. 

      Phaethon dared to approach Apollo's throne

    • C. 

      Apollo was bound by his promise to Phaethon

    • D. 

      Apollo asked Phaethon to do it as a favor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following foreshadows the destruction of Phaethon?
    • A. 

      "You said I could have anything," whined Phaethon.

    • B. 

      "Really? Then I have only one wish," answered Phaethon. "I'd like to drive you chariot."

    • C. 

      Well, just to prove it to your friends once and for all, I will grant you any wish you desire."

    • D. 

      "Wait, my son!" There are things you need to know!" cried Apollo "Oh father! You worry too much. I've seen you drive. I know what to do," Phaethon answered.

  • 6. 
    Read "A Winning Team" and answer questions 6-9 The reader is aware that the passage is written in limited point of view because:
    • A. 

      The reader knows Jamal's and the teache's thoughts.

    • B. 

      The reader knows the thoughts of Jamal and Billy Hawkins.

    • C. 

      The reader knows the thoughts and feelings of Jamal.

    • D. 

      The reader understands that "you" is inferred.

  • 7. 
    Which best illustrates situational irony:
    • A. 

      Jamal loves sports and yet dislikes when the baseball player, Billy Hawkins, visits the class.

    • B. 

      Jamal loves school and wants to do better so that he can make the school baseball team.

    • C. 

      The one sport that Jamal loves is the only sport being offered at the school.

    • D. 

      The one thing Jamal hates is the one thing he needs to succeed at to play baseball.

  • 8. 
    What do Jamal's parents have in common with Billy Hawkins?
    • A. 

      The are related to each other through family relationships.

    • B. 

      They want the students to understand the importance of school.

    • C. 

      They are interested in professional baseball.

    • D. 

      They are friends with Mr. Billy Hawkins for a long time.

  • 9. 
    The reader could develop which of the following themes from the passage?
    • A. 

      Sometimes it is best to ignore adults.

    • B. 

      Sometimes play comes before work.

    • C. 

      One cannot forget the importance of an education.

    • D. 

      One can make it in life without an education.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following could be added to the passage to demonstrate a flashback that shows why Jamal's parents want him to do well in school?
    • A. 

      Jamal's mom recalled when she was a little girl and how she enjoyed friends at school.

    • B. 

      Jamal's father remembered when he was a young boy and played baseball at school.

    • C. 

      Jamal's father thought back to his struggles with reading, and how his parents didn't care.

    • D. 

      Jamal's mom was only nine when she joined the math club at school.

  • 11. 
    The reader can infer that Billy Hawkins is:
    • A. 

      Non-caring

    • B. 

      Hardworking

    • C. 

      Upset

    • D. 

      Self-centered

  • 12. 
    What does the following demonstrate about Jamal? "Though Jamal knew about the World Series winners, he didn't know much about Presidents"
    • A. 

      Jamal values an education from school books.

    • B. 

      Jamal values sports over education.

    • C. 

      Jamal has a hard time remembering facts.

    • D. 

      Jamal wants to know the steps to becoming President.

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