The Story Of An Eyewitness - Final Test (H, G, F, E)

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What do you know about Jack London, the San Francisco Earthquake, and our Words 2 Know for the week?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jack could not give an ______________________ of all the people who were killed, because many bodies were burned in the fire.
    • A. 

      Conflagration

    • B. 

      Contrivance

    • C. 

      Surmount

    • D. 

      Enumeration

  • 2. 
    How is "The Story of an Eyewitness" TEXT ORGANIZED?
    • A. 

      Cause and effect

    • B. 

      Problem and solution

    • C. 

      Chronological order/sequence

    • D. 

      Compare and contrast

  • 3. 
    Jack London reported that the smoke from the ____________________ after the earthquake could be seen one hundred miles away.
    • A. 

      Flotsam

    • B. 

      Refugee

    • C. 

      Conflagration

    • D. 

      Enumeration

  • 4. 
    Jack described how the ______________ had fled with as much as they could carry.
    • A. 

      Flotsams

    • B. 

      Refugees

    • C. 

      Flanks

    • D. 

      Contrivances

  • 5. 
    "The Story of an Eyewitness" is an example of which kind of text?
    • A. 

      Creative narrative fiction

    • B. 

      Creative informational nonfiction

  • 6. 
    The _____________ of the fire threatened rich and poor alike. 
    • A. 

      Conflagration

    • B. 

      Menace

    • C. 

      Enumeration

    • D. 

      Contrivance

  • 7. 
    What is the primary AUTHOR'S PURPOSE for "The Story of an Eyewitness"?
    • A. 

      To inform

    • B. 

      To persuade

    • C. 

      To entertain

    • D. 

      To tell a story

  • 8. 
    London compared the city to a shipwreck and its people to the ______________ that covers the waves when a great ship goes down. 
    • A. 

      Menace

    • B. 

      Contrivance

    • C. 

      Flotsam

    • D. 

      Refugee

  • 9. 
    Why were some of the buildings dynamited?
    • A. 

      To prevent them from falling

    • B. 

      To clear the road for trucks

    • C. 

      To stop the spread of the fire

    • D. 

      To stop thieves from stealing

  • 10. 
    With both sides of the street on fire, people were often _____________ by burning buildings.
    • A. 

      Compelled

    • B. 

      Surmounted

    • C. 

      Flanked

    • D. 

      Menaced

  • 11. 
    People carried valuables and anything that was ___________ to them.
    • A. 

      Dear

    • B. 

      Compel

    • C. 

      Flank

    • D. 

      Surmount

  • 12. 
    According to Jack, how did the people of San Francisco behave during the tragedy?
    • A. 

      They were wild, pushing past each other to get out of the city.

    • B. 

      They were kind and courteous, helping each other to safety.

    • C. 

      They were in a state of panic, shocked and unable to move.

    • D. 

      They were only concerned with their "stuff".

  • 13. 
    Thousands of people were ___________, against their will, to abandon their possessions.
    • A. 

      Flanked

    • B. 

      Compelled

    • C. 

      Surmounted

    • D. 

      Enumerated

  • 14. 
    "The smoke of San Francisco burning was a lurid tower" is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Imagery

  • 15. 
    What caused the greatest damage in San Francisco?
    • A. 

      Thieves

    • B. 

      The earthquake

    • C. 

      The fires

    • D. 

      The dynamite

  • 16. 
    -"From every side came the ROARING of flames, the CRASHING of walls, and the DETONATIONS of dynamite" is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Imagery

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 17. 
    MAKE AN INFERENCE:Jack says, "Never in all San Francisco's history, were her people so kind and courteous as on this night of terror." Why do you think people acted this way? 
    • A. 

      They were concerned with the needs of others. They understood how others felt because they were experiencing the same fear.

    • B. 

      They were afraid that they would be punished if they didn't help others. They did it just to protect themselves.

    • C. 

      They weren't really that scared. It had happened before.

    • D. 

      They wanted to "look good" to the mayor of the town.

  • 18. 
    How does Jack's FEATURE STORY style differ from a normal news story?
    • A. 

      There are more uses of descriptive details and figurative language.

    • B. 

      It's written in 1st person.

    • C. 

      It's based on facts.

    • D. 

      It's an eyewitness account.

  • 19. 
    People had to ___________ the hills in order to escape.
    • A. 

      Flank

    • B. 

      Compel

    • C. 

      Contrivance

    • D. 

      Surmount

  • 20. 
    The great earthquake and fire proved that all the clever ___________ of modern life cannot protect us from the forces of nature.
    • A. 

      Contrivances

    • B. 

      Refugees

    • C. 

      Flotsam

    • D. 

      Enumeration

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