Rocks In His Head By Carol Otis Hurst!

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Rocks in His Head is a true story of a man who followed his passion for collecting rocks. Nobody ever thought his obsession would amount to anything. They said, "You've got rocks in your head." Read the book to discover what happened to Carol Otis Hurst's, author, father and his dream. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the characters and events of the story. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When Father wasn't doing chores at home or learning at school, where did he search for rocks?

    • A.

      His driveway

    • B.

      Old quarries

    • C.

      Alleys

    • D.

      His backyard

    • E.

      A pond

    Correct Answer
    B. Old quarries
    Explanation
    Father searched for rocks in old quarries. This suggests that Father had a specific interest in rocks and would actively seek them out in places like old quarries. It implies that he enjoyed exploring these abandoned sites in order to find interesting rocks.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of business did Father build?

    • A.

      Grocery Store

    • B.

      Diner

    • C.

      Gas Station

    • D.

      Newspaper

    • E.

      Carpentry

    Correct Answer
    C. Gas Station
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gas Station. This means that Father built a business that sells fuel and other automotive products. A gas station typically provides services such as refueling vehicles, selling snacks and drinks, and sometimes offering car maintenance services. This type of business is commonly found along highways or in urban areas where there is a high demand for fuel and convenience.

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  • 3. 

    What game did Father enjoy playing?

    • A.

      Chess

    • B.

      Checkers

    • C.

      Marbles

    • D.

      Horseshoes

    • E.

      Croquet

    Correct Answer
    A. Chess
    Explanation
    The given answer "Chess" is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that Father enjoyed playing a game, and out of the options provided, chess is the only game mentioned.

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  • 4. 

    What happened to Father's business?

    • A.

      Sold the business

    • B.

      Traded the business

    • C.

      Gave the business to Grandfather

    • D.

      Lost the business

    • E.

      Kept the business

    Correct Answer
    D. Lost the business
    Explanation
    The father's business was lost, implying that it was unsuccessful or faced financial difficulties leading to its closure or bankruptcy.

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  • 5. 

    Father and his family had to move to an old house due to hard times. Where did he store his rock collection?

    • A.

      Attic

    • B.

      Basement

    • C.

      Garage

    • D.

      Shed

    • E.

      Closet

    Correct Answer
    A. Attic
    Explanation
    In order to make space in the new house, the father stored his rock collection in the attic. The attic is often used as a storage space for items that are not frequently used or that need to be kept out of the way. Given the limited options provided, the attic seems like the most logical place for the father to store his rock collection.

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  • 6. 

    On rainy days when Father couldn't find work, where would he go?

    • A.

      Neighbor's house

    • B.

      Gas station

    • C.

      Stay home

    • D.

      Diner

    • E.

      Science museum

    Correct Answer
    E. Science museum
    Explanation
    On rainy days when Father couldn't find work, he would go to the science museum. This suggests that Father is interested in science and enjoys spending his time there. The science museum may provide him with educational opportunities, entertainment, or simply a place to escape the rain and pass the time.

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  • 7. 

    What job did Mrs. Johnson give Father in the beginning?

    • A.

      Miner

    • B.

      Car mechanic

    • C.

      Night janitor

    • D.

      Farmer

    • E.

      Police officer

    Correct Answer
    C. Night janitor
    Explanation
    In the beginning, Mrs. Johnson gave Father the job of a night janitor.

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  • 8. 

    Father spent a lot of time reading about what?

    • A.

      Stamps

    • B.

      Coins

    • C.

      Rocks

    • D.

      Cars

    • E.

      Animals

    Correct Answer
    C. Rocks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rocks. This can be inferred from the question which asks what the father spent a lot of time reading about. Among the options given, rocks is the only one that aligns with reading material. Stamps, coins, cars, and animals are more likely to be collected or studied in a different manner, whereas rocks can be studied and read about extensively in books or scientific literature.

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  • 9. 

    Father's dream came true when he was hired for what job position?

    • A.

      Geologist

    • B.

      Head Janitor

    • C.

      Biologist

    • D.

      Curator of Mineralogy

    • E.

      Chemist

    Correct Answer
    D. Curator of Mineralogy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Curator of Mineralogy. This can be inferred from the phrase "Father's dream came true" which suggests that the job position he was hired for was something he had desired or aspired to. Among the given options, being a Curator of Mineralogy aligns with the idea of someone having a dream job related to minerals and geology.

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  • 10. 

    Father lived and worked in which state?

    • A.

      Maine

    • B.

      Rhode Island

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      New Jersey

    • E.

      Massachusetts

    Correct Answer
    E. Massachusetts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Massachusetts because the question asks about the state where the father lived and worked, and Massachusetts is one of the options provided.

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