This Is A Quiz On Searching For Summer, A Short Story By Joan Aiken

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Short Story Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz on Searching for Summer, a short story by Joan Aiken, and a poem by Mary Oliver called "The Sun", as well as characterization. If you have read the book try out this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What color was Lily's wedding dress, and why did she wear this particular color?
    • A. 

      Purple; she wanted to feel like royalty

    • B. 

      White; she wanted to symbolize her purity

    • C. 

      Yellow; she wanted to bring sunlight into her wedding day

  • 2. 
    What were Lily and Tom's motivation for finding sunlight?
    • A. 

      Good luck

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Birth

  • 3. 
    What was Mr. Noakes' motivation for finding sunlight?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Happiness

  • 4. 
    Mr. Noakes was a friendly, older gentleman who often helped his neighbors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    An appropriate theme for this story would be:
    • A. 

      Be optimistic and nurture happiness

    • B. 

      Don't be afraid of death

    • C. 

      Money is the root of all evil

  • 6. 
    Which character from "Searching for Summer" can we compare to the following lines from Mary Oliver's poem, "The Sun": "or have you too/gone crazy/ for power,/ for things?"
    • A. 

      Tom

    • B. 

      Mrs. Hatching

    • C. 

      Mr. Noakes

  • 7. 
    Please type the correct way to write and punctuate: searching for summer.