The Seventh Grade Blues

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Narrative Test for the NJASK.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Seventh Grade Blues Open Ended Question A mother recalls a similar hair-cutting ordeal from her past. Much of this story is told in flashback.• Why does the mother’s hair-cutting experience help her to understand her daughter so well?• Do you think the use of flashback is effective in this story? Explain your answer. Use information from the story to support your answer.
  • 2. 
    The story is mainly about
    • A. 

      A mother’s memory which helps her understand her daughter.

    • B. 

      A mother’s memory which makes her realize life is too short.

    • C. 

      A seventh grade girl getting her bangs cut.

    • D. 

      A seventh grade girl who argues with her mother.

  • 3. 
    The mother's new outfit when she was a girl in seventh grade was a source of pride because
    • A. 

      It was only one of the two she received that year.

    • B. 

      It had come from an expensive dress shops.

    • C. 

      It had a cool skirt and matching vest.

    • D. 

      It followed the school's strict dress code.

  • 4. 
    Why does the mother, the narrator, agree to have her daughter's hair cut?
    • A. 

      Hannah makes such a fuss.

    • B. 

      Hannah seems so very sad.

    • C. 

      The mother remembers feeling this way.

    • D. 

      Hannah loves sitting on the high chair.

  • 5. 
    In the following, “‘Look at this mess!’ I sobbed to the indifferent mirror”, what is meant by the word indifferent?
    • A. 

      The mirror is an unusual mirror.

    • B. 

      The mirror doesn't care about the hair cut.

    • C. 

      The mirror breaks when the narrator looks into it.

    • D. 

      The mirror should not be in the bathroom.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following hints that the haircut will be a disaster?
    • A. 

      "My mother's face took on a grimace of horror."

    • B. 

      "Seventh grade was a tricky year for me."

    • C. 

      "Tufts of hair stood up straight and refused to be flattened."

    • D. 

      "Now hold still. If you move, I'll make a mistake."

  • 7. 
    Who might enjoy reading this story?
    • A. 

      People who are busy with life

    • B. 

      Mothers who have teenage daughters

    • C. 

      A typical seventh grade girl

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    When Hannah goes to school the next day, she will probably
    • A. 

      Tell her friends how easily she persuaded her mother.

    • B. 

      Tell her friends about her mother's memory of seventh grade.

    • C. 

      Be excited about her spiked bangs.

    • D. 

      Be thrilled that she and her mother understand each other.

  • 9. 
    What does it mean when the narrator's own mother "contemplated the task at hand"?
    • A. 

      Her mother loves her daughter very dearly.

    • B. 

      Her mother is preparing to ruin her daughter's hair.

    • C. 

      Her mother wants her to look her best for Picture Day.

    • D. 

      Her mother is studying the job she's about to do.

  • 10. 
    Which literary element is used when the narrator refers to her hair as “a grotesque nightmare”?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 11. 
     What is understood by the mother’s words, “Too bad you moved so much. I had to cut off more than I wanted”?
    • A. 

      The narrator of the story winced and flinched too often during the hair cut.

    • B. 

      The narrator is concerned her mother chopped off her eyelashes.

    • C. 

      The narrator hopes her mother will take her to the Beauty Parlor now.

    • D. 

      The narrator realizes the haircut is a disaster.

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