The Story-teller/The Medicine Bag

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Multiple Choice test over Medicine Bag/The Story-Teller


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  • 1. 

                      “The Medicine Bag” is narrated by

    • A.

      Grandpa

    • B.

      Cheryl

    • C.

      Martin

    Correct Answer
    C. Martin
    Explanation
    "The Medicine Bag" is narrated by Martin.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Martin is overly sensitive to what his friends think.
    Explanation
    The correct answer can be inferred from Martin's embarrassment about his grandfather. Martin's embarrassment suggests that he cares about what his friends think of him and is overly sensitive to their opinions. This implies that Martin is more concerned about his social image and fitting in with his peers rather than being cruel or insensitive. It also does not suggest that his grandfather's behavior is out of control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Of heat exhaustion
    Explanation
    Grandpa collapses because of heat exhaustion. This can be inferred from the information given in the question. It is mentioned that Grandpa collapses after arriving at the house, indicating that the collapse is a result of something that happened during or after the journey. Among the options provided, heat exhaustion is the most plausible explanation as it is common for individuals to experience fatigue, dizziness, and collapse due to excessive heat exposure.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. He feels that death is near and he wants to pass on the medicine bag to Martin.
    Explanation
    Grandpa's main reason for his surprise visit to the family is that he feels that death is near and he wants to pass on the medicine bag to Martin.

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  • 5. 

                      In “The Medicine Bag,” what can the reader infer about Grandpa when he dresses in fancy clothes on the day he expects a visit from Martin’s friends?

    • A.

      He is losing his mind.

    • B.

      He cares only about how he looks.

    • C.

      Grandpa knows that Martin cares about how he looks

    Correct Answer
    C. Grandpa knows that Martin cares about how he looks
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Grandpa is aware of Martin's concern for appearances and dresses in fancy clothes to accommodate Martin's preferences and make him feel comfortable. This implies that Grandpa is considerate and attentive to Martin's feelings and desires.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Males only
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "males only." In the story "The Medicine Bag," it is mentioned that the medicine bag is passed down from father to son in the tribe's generations of chiefs. This indicates that only males have the privilege and responsibility of inheriting and carrying the medicine bag.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. People, both young and old, need to value their culture and traditions.
    Explanation
    The main theme of "The Medicine Bag" is that people, regardless of their age, should cherish and respect their culture and traditions. This is evident in the story as the protagonist, Martin, initially feels embarrassed and disconnected from his Native American heritage, but eventually learns to appreciate its significance through his grandfather's teachings and the symbolism of the medicine bag. The story emphasizes the importance of passing down cultural knowledge and the value of maintaining one's cultural identity.

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  • 8. 

    “The Story-Teller” takes place

    • A.

      In a townhouse

    • B.

      On a train

    • C.

      On a boat

    Correct Answer
    B. On a train
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on a train." This can be inferred from the title of the story, "The Story-Teller," which suggests that the protagonist is telling a story to a group of people. The setting of a train provides a confined space where people are likely to engage in conversation and storytelling. Additionally, the limited options given for the setting further support the idea that the story takes place on a train.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The aunt is having trouble keeping the children under control.
    Explanation
    The passage states that most of the aunt's remarks begin with "Don't," indicating that she is trying to control the children's behavior. Additionally, the fact that nearly all of the children's remarks begin with "Why?" suggests that they are questioning the aunt's instructions or rules. This implies that the aunt is having difficulty keeping the children under control.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Annoyance
    Explanation
    In "The Story-Teller," the initial attitude of the bachelor toward the aunt and the children can be described as annoyance. This can be inferred from the way the bachelor responds to the aunt's request to entertain the children with a story. He initially shows reluctance and annoyance, as he perceives the children as unruly and difficult to handle. This is evident in his sarcastic remarks and dismissive attitude towards the aunt and the children. Therefore, annoyance is the best word to describe his initial attitude.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Dislike stories about children who are very good
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the children dislike stories about children who are very good. This can be inferred from their reaction to the aunt's story in "The Story-Teller." The children are uninterested and unimpressed by the story of the good little girl, suggesting that they have a dislike for stories that portray children as overly virtuous or perfect.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Even if you are really good, bad things can still happen.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Even if you are really good, bad things can still happen." This theme is evident in the bachelor's story as the "good" little girl ends up causing chaos and disruption despite her best intentions. It suggests that even those who are well-behaved and virtuous can still face negative consequences and experience unfortunate events.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is improper.
    Explanation
    The aunt criticizes the aspect of the story being improper. This suggests that the story contains content that is considered inappropriate or offensive. The children and the bachelor, on the other hand, admire this aspect of the story, indicating that they find it entertaining or exciting.

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  • 14. 

                      Which of the following words is most nearly opposite in meaning to authentic?

    • A.

      Genuine

    • B.

      Fake

    • C.

      Seriousness

    Correct Answer
    B. Fake
    Explanation
    The word "authentic" refers to something that is genuine or real. The word "fake" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "authentic" as it refers to something that is not genuine or real, but rather counterfeit or false. Therefore, "fake" is the correct answer as it is the word that is most opposite in meaning to "authentic".

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  • 15. 

                      Which of the following words is closest in meaning to resolute?

    • A.

      Determined

    • B.

      Eager

    • C.

      Studious

    Correct Answer
    A. Determined
    Explanation
    The word "resolute" means having a firm determination or purpose. The word "determined" also means having a strong resolve or being firm in one's decision. Therefore, "determined" is the word closest in meaning to "resolute". The words "eager" and "studious" do not convey the same sense of firmness or steadfastness.

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  • 16. 

    Which word is closest in meaning to listlessly?

    • A.

      Obdurate

    • B.

      Agenda

    • C.

      Disinterest

    Correct Answer
    C. Disinterest
    Explanation
    The word "listlessly" suggests a lack of energy, enthusiasm, or interest. "Disinterest" is the closest word in meaning to "listlessly" as it also denotes a lack of interest or enthusiasm. "Obdurate" means stubborn or unyielding, which is not related to the meaning of "listlessly." "Agenda" refers to a list of items to be discussed or accomplished, which is also unrelated to the meaning of "listlessly."

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