Sutton "Coyote School News"

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Coyote School News Quizzes & Trivia

Read the story "Coyote School News" in your literature book then answer the multiple choice questions that go along with the story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the meaning of the underlined word? Everyone participated in the roundup.
    • A. 

      Auction to sell livestock

    • B. 

      Contest for cowhands

    • C. 

      Herding cattle for branding or sale

    • D. 

      Harvest of autumn crops

  • 2. 
    What is the meaning of the underlined word? The coyote crossed the field.
    • A. 

      Small wolf-like animal

    • B. 

      Hopping insect

    • C. 

      Large eagle-like bird

    • D. 

      Poisonous snake

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of the underlined word? Manny hung up his spurs.
    • A. 

      Holiday decorations

    • B. 

      Spiked wheels

    • C. 

      Clean clothes

    • D. 

      Framed pictures

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of the underlined word? The dudes arrived at the ranch.
    • A. 

      Cowhands

    • B. 

      Easterners

    • C. 

      Villagers

    • D. 

      Southerners

  • 5. 
    What is the meaning of the underlined word? I hear someone bawling.
    • A. 

      Typing

    • B. 

      Pleading

    • C. 

      Crying

    • D. 

      Chattering

  • 6. 
    What did Monchi mean when he said that the United States "moved the line" when it bought land from Mexico?
    • A. 

      Mexican people had to enter the United States at a different location.

    • B. 

      The United States changed the route of a new highway to Mexico.

    • C. 

      New laws allowed some citizens of the United States to move to Mexico.

    • D. 

      The border between the United States and Mexico was changed.

  • 7. 
    When the story took place, the Ramirez Ranch was located in which country?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 8. 
    Why did the children like that Miss Byers lived on the ranch?
    • A. 

      She knew how to ride a horse.

    • B. 

      She lived in the same kind of place they did.

    • C. 

      She hired them to do chores for her.

    • D. 

      She understood how hard they worked in the fields so she would let them sleep in class.

  • 9. 
    Monchi's problem in this story was that he wanted to...
    • A. 

      Help pick and string chiles.

    • B. 

      Write a story for the Coyote News.

    • C. 

      Win the Perfect Attendance Award.

    • D. 

      Ride to school on a bus every day.

  • 10. 
    How were Miss Byers and Monchi alike?
    • A. 

      They were absent from school during the roundup.

    • B. 

      They got hurt while riding in the back of a truck.

    • C. 

      They helped brand the cattle on their ranches.

    • D. 

      They made sartas from chiles that they picked.

  • 11. 
    What is something Tucson had that Monchi's community probably did not have?
    • A. 

      A school

    • B. 

      Music and dancing

    • C. 

      Roads

    • D. 

      A movie theater

  • 12. 
    From details in the story, you can tell that roundups are...
    • A. 

      Only for women.

    • B. 

      Hard work.

    • C. 

      Held in the winter.

    • D. 

      Held after school.

  • 13. 
    Where did Monchi go to see the doctor?
    • A. 

      Sonora

    • B. 

      Rattlesnake Canyon

    • C. 

      Tucson

    • D. 

      Coyote Ranch

  • 14. 
    Which of the following gives you the best clue for when the story took place?
    • A. 

      Miss Byers let the children listen to music.

    • B. 

      Most of the children rode a bus to Coyote School.

    • C. 

      Gilbert wrote his story for the school newspaper in Spanish.

    • D. 

      Monchi wished President Roosevelt would fix the roads.

  • 15. 
    Why do you think the author probably put pages from Coyote News in this story?
    • A. 

      To tell readers about the hardships of ranch life

    • B. 

      To entertain readers with stories the students wrote

    • C. 

      To inform readers about current events

    • D. 

      To persuade readers to create a school newspaper

  • 16. 
    Miss Byers gave Monchi a silver dollar for a writing award because she knew...
    • A. 

      He could not help being absent from school.

    • B. 

      His tia Lena was not able to him the coin.

    • C. 

      He was graduation and would be leaving school.

    • D. 

      His family needed money to pay their bills.