Rikki Tikki Tavi Comprehension Quiz

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Rikki Tikki Tavi Comprehension Quiz - Quiz

A 7th Grade quiz for assessment of plot and character comprehension, for Rikki Tiki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling. For use by Mr. Atinsky at Mark Twain Jr. High.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The main conflict is between the cobras and Rikki, a mongoose. This is called the _____ of the story.

    • A.

      The Resolution

    • B.

      A Climax

    • C.

      The Basic Situation

    • D.

      An Event

    Correct Answer
    C. The Basic Situation
    Explanation
    The main conflict between the cobras and Rikki, a mongoose, sets up the initial situation or context of the story. It establishes the central conflict and introduces the characters involved. The basic situation refers to the starting point of the story, where the conflict begins to unfold. In this case, the conflict between the cobras and Rikki is the central focus of the story, making "The Basic Situation" the appropriate answer.

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  • 2. 

    The following are true events in the story...

    • A.

      Rikki meets Nag and Nagaina, who try to kill him.

    • B.

      Rikki kills Karait and is rewarded by the humans.

    • C.

      Rikki kills Nag in the rat hole.

    • D.

      A, B, and C

    • E.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    E. A and B
    Explanation
    In the story, Rikki meets Nag and Nagaina, who are both dangerous cobras that try to kill him. Rikki manages to kill Karait, another snake, and is praised and rewarded by the humans for his bravery. Later on, Rikki confronts Nag in the rat hole and successfully kills him as well. Therefore, events A and B are true in the story.

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  • 3. 

    True or False: Chuchundra alerts Rikki to the cobras' invasion of the house.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chuchundra is a muskrat who lives in the garden and is afraid of everything. He is not brave enough to alert Rikki to the cobras' invasion of the house. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

    True or False: The final battle takes place in the bathroom.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The final battle takes place in the bathroom" is false. This means that the final battle does not happen in the bathroom.

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  • 5. 

    True or False: The final battle takes place in the rat hole, with Nagaina.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because in the story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling, the final battle indeed takes place in the rat hole with Nagaina. Rikki-Tikki, the protagonist, confronts Nagaina, the villainous cobra, in her den to protect his adopted human family from her threat. This climactic battle is a pivotal moment in the story where Rikki-Tikki uses his cunning and bravery to defeat Nagaina and ensure the safety of his loved ones.

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  • 6. 

    In one to three sentences, tell how Rikki first met the family.

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