The Story-teller/the Medicine Bag

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Multiple Choice test over Medicine Bag/The Story-Teller


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                      “The Medicine Bag” is narrated by
    • A. 

      Grandpa

    • B. 

      Cheryl

    • C. 

      Martin

  • 2. 
                      In “The Medicine Bag,” which of the following can be inferred from Martin’s embarrassment about his grandfather?
    • A. 

      Martin is a cruel and insensitive person.

    • B. 

      Grandpa's behavior is out of control.

    • C. 

      Martin is overly sensitive to what his friends think.

  • 3. 
    In “The Medicine Bag,” after arriving at the house, Grandpa collapses because
    • A. 

      He is shocked by life in the suburbs

    • B. 

      He is having a heart attack

    • C. 

      Of heat exhaustion

  • 4. 
    In “The Medicine Bag,” what is the main reason given by Grandpa for his surprise visit to the family?
    • A. 

      He feels that he can no longer take care of himself.

    • B. 

      He is bringing the family money.

    • C. 

      He feels that death is near and he wants to pass on the medicine bag to Martin.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      He is losing his mind.

    • B. 

      He cares only about how he looks.

    • C. 

      Grandpa knows that Martin cares about how he looks

  • 6. 
                      In “The Medicine Bag,” the medicine bag is passed along through the tribe’s generations of
    • A. 

      Chiefs only

    • B. 

      Males only

    • C. 

      Females only

  • 7. 
                      Which of the following best captures the main theme of “The Medicine Bag”?
    • A. 

      People, both young and old, need to value their culture and traditions.

    • B. 

      Martin’s family is a prime example of the mistreatment of senior citizens.

    • C. 

      The younger generation can never fully appreciate the wisdom of a bygone era.

  • 8. 
    “The Story-Teller” takes place
    • A. 

      In a townhouse

    • B. 

      On a train

    • C. 

      On a boat

  • 9. 
                      Which of the following can the reader infer from this passage from “The Story-Teller”? Most of the aunt’s remarks seemed to begin with “Don’t,” and nearly all of the children’s remarks began with “Why?”
    • A. 

      The children are extremely pleasant and well-behaved.

    • B. 

      The aunt is having trouble keeping the children under control.

    • C. 

      A great deal of time is passing.

  • 10. 
                      In “The Story-Teller,” which of the following words best describes the initial attitude (his attitude at first) of the bachelor toward the aunt and the children?
    • A. 

      Amusement

    • B. 

      Curiosity

    • C. 

      Annoyance

  • 11. 
                      From the children’s reaction to the aunt’s story in “The Story-Teller,” it can be inferred that the children
    • A. 

      Dislike stories about children who are very good

    • B. 

      Dislike listening to any stories

    • C. 

      Dislike the bachelor

  • 12. 
    Which of the following best summarizes the theme of the bachelor’s story in “The Story-Teller”?
    • A. 

      Violence is never a solution to any conflict.

    • B. 

      Even if you are really good, bad things can still happen.

    • C. 

      Pigs are more beautiful than flowers.

  • 13. 
    In “The Story-Teller,” what aspect of the story is admired by the children and the bachelor but criticized by the aunt?
    • A. 

      It is improper.

    • B. 

      It makes no sense.

    • C. 

      It is imaginative.

  • 14. 
                      Which of the following words is most nearly opposite in meaning to authentic?
    • A. 

      Genuine

    • B. 

      Fake

    • C. 

      Seriousness

  • 15. 
                      Which of the following words is closest in meaning to resolute?
    • A. 

      Determined

    • B. 

      Eager

    • C. 

      Studious

  • 16. 
    Which word is closest in meaning to listlessly?
    • A. 

      Obdurate

    • B. 

      Agenda

    • C. 

      Disinterest