Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Quiz 1

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Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Quiz 1 - Quiz

Chapters 1, 2, and 3


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why were Mama and Big Ma happy the Jefferson Davis bus got stuck in the ditch?

  • 2. 

    What is Little Man most concerned about while walking to school for the first day?

    • A.

      Getting to school on time.

    • B.

      Keeping his clothes neat and clean.

    • C.

      Keeping up with his sister.

    • D.

      Looking for the school bus that would drive past them.

    Correct Answer
    B. Keeping his clothes neat and clean.
    Explanation
    Little Man is most concerned about keeping his clothes neat and clean while walking to school for the first day. This implies that he wants to make a good impression and ensure that he looks presentable when he arrives at school.

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  • 3. 

    Early in chapter 1, Cassie tells the reader that Little Man was, "Always meticulously neat, (he) never allowed dirt or tears to mar anything he owned." What does the word "meticulously" mean here?

    • A.

      To always fix things when they break

    • B.

      To look for things very carefully

    • C.

      To walk slowly

    • D.

      To show extreme care

    Correct Answer
    D. To show extreme care
    Explanation
    The word "meticulously" means to show extreme care. This is evident from the statement that Little Man is always neat and never allows dirt or tears to mar anything he owns. This shows that he takes great care in maintaining the cleanliness and condition of his belongings.

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  • 4. 

    Why does Cassie's school start in October while Jeremy's school started in August?

    • A.

      Laws stated that black children had to start school later.

    • B.

      The Great Faith school building was so old and needed lots of repairs during the summer.

    • C.

      Families needed students to help at home until all the cotton was harvested.

    • D.

      Their school did not have air conditioning, so they started when the weather was cooler.

    Correct Answer
    C. Families needed students to help at home until all the cotton was harvested.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that families needed students to help at home until all the cotton was harvested. This suggests that the reason Cassie's school started in October while Jeremy's school started in August is because the families in Cassie's community relied on their children's help in harvesting cotton, which was a crucial task that needed to be completed before the school year could begin.

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  • 5. 

    After school, Miss Crocker tells Cassie's mom that she and Little Man did not want their books. How does Cassie's mom feel about that?

    • A.

      She is extremely angry with her children.

    • B.

      She agrees with her children that the books are unacceptable.

    • C.

      She yelled at Miss Crocker for punishing them.

    • D.

      She thinks their school has plenty of other quality supplies.

    Correct Answer
    B. She agrees with her children that the books are unacceptable.
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, Miss Crocker tells Cassie's mom that Cassie and Little Man did not want their books. The fact that Cassie's mom agrees with her children that the books are unacceptable suggests that she shares the same opinion as her children about the quality or suitability of the books. This indicates that she does not think highly of the books and supports her children's decision not to accept them.

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  • 6. 

    What was Big Ma concerned about at the beginning of chapter 2?

    • A.

      There was not much cotton to pick.

    • B.

      Stacey was not able to climb the poles.

    • C.

      Cassie having to climb up a pole to pick cotton.

    • D.

      She was worried about Papa's safety.

    Correct Answer
    C. Cassie having to climb up a pole to pick cotton.
    Explanation
    Big Ma was concerned about Cassie having to climb up a pole to pick cotton at the beginning of chapter 2. This implies that Big Ma was worried about Cassie's safety and the difficulty of the task for a young girl like her.

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  • 7. 

    While Cassie was picking cotton, she saw two men walking along a road. Which sentence shows the moment that Cassie realized one of them was her father?

    • A.

      "There was in the easy fluid (walk) of the shorter man a familiarity that made me gasp."

    • B.

      "I squinted, shadowing my eyes from the sun."

    • C.

      "As the men rounded a curve in the road, they became more distinct."

    • D.

      "I had moved to the very top of my pole and could now see above the field to the road where two figures, one much taller than the other, were walking briskly."

    Correct Answer
    A. "There was in the easy fluid (walk) of the shorter man a familiarity that made me gasp."
    Explanation
    This sentence indicates the moment when Cassie realized that one of the men walking along the road was her father. The phrase "a familiarity that made me gasp" suggests that Cassie recognized something familiar in the way the shorter man walked, leading her to realize that it was her father.

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  • 8. 

    Why did the white men first start "messing with" John Henry?

    • A.

      That gas station was only for white people.

    • B.

      They had been fighting with John for a long time.

    • C.

      They though he was going to attack them.

    • D.

      They heard that John had been flirting with a white woman.

    Correct Answer
    D. They heard that John had been flirting with a white woman.
    Explanation
    The white men first started "messing with" John Henry because they heard that he had been flirting with a white woman. This suggests that interracial relationships were frowned upon or even prohibited during that time, leading to tension and conflict between different racial groups.

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  • 9. 

    After John was killed, Henrietta told the sheriff what happened. What did the sheriff do?

    • A.

      He told Henrietta she was a liar and should go home.

    • B.

      He immediately arrested the men who killed John.

    • C.

      He looked for the people who killed John, but couldn't find them.

    • D.

      He acted like he was listening to Henrietta, but then did nothing.

    Correct Answer
    A. He told Henrietta she was a liar and should go home.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He told Henrietta she was a liar and should go home." This answer is supported by the information given in the question. After John was killed, Henrietta informed the sheriff about what happened. According to the answer, the sheriff's response was to accuse Henrietta of lying and tell her to go home. This implies that the sheriff did not take any action to investigate or address the situation, suggesting that he dismissed Henrietta's account.

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  • 10. 

    In chapter 3, why does Stacey say that they should be hidden when the bus comes?

    • A.

      They do not want to get dirty from the mud splashing onto them.

    • B.

      They do not have time to wait around for the bus.

    • C.

      They do not wan the bus driver to know that they dug the ditch.

    • D.

      They do not want to see Jeremy on the way home.

    Correct Answer
    C. They do not wan the bus driver to know that they dug the ditch.
    Explanation
    Stacey suggests that they should be hidden when the bus comes because they do not want the bus driver to know that they dug the ditch. This implies that they have done something they are not supposed to do, and they want to avoid getting caught or in trouble.

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  • 11. 

    After Mr. Avery comes to visit the Logan's house, why are Cassie and her brothers so worried?

    • A.

      They are afraid of getting in trouble for listening to the adult conversation and not going straight to bed.

    • B.

      They are afraid of getting sick because it is so cold at night.

    • C.

      They are afraid of Mr. Avery.

    • D.

      They are afraid of white men knowing they dug the ditch, and will hurt their family.

    Correct Answer
    D. They are afraid of white men knowing they dug the ditch, and will hurt their family.
    Explanation
    Cassie and her brothers are worried because they fear that the white men will find out that they dug the ditch and harm their family. This indicates that they are aware of the racial tensions and potential consequences of their actions in a segregated society. They understand the risks involved in challenging the status quo and are concerned about the safety and well-being of their loved ones.

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