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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

    Correct Answer
    C. Herding cattle for branding or sale
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "herding cattle for branding or sale". The word "roundup" refers to the act of gathering and collecting cattle, usually in order to brand them or prepare them for sale. In this context, it means that everyone participated in the activity of herding cattle.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Small wolf-like animal
    Explanation
    The underlined word "coyote" refers to a small wolf-like animal.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Spiked wheels
    Explanation
    The meaning of the underlined word "spurs" in this context is "spiked wheels". This can be inferred from the fact that Manny "hung up" his spurs, which suggests that he is no longer using or wearing them. Since spurs are typically worn on boots and used to urge a horse forward, it is logical to conclude that in this case, "spurs" refers to spiked wheels that Manny is no longer using.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Cowhands

    • B.

      Easterners

    • C.

      Villagers

    • D.

      Southerners

    Correct Answer
    B. Easterners
    Explanation
    The underlined word "dudes" refers to a group of people who arrived at the ranch. The term "dudes" is often used to describe city dwellers or urbanites who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with rural or ranch life. In this context, "Easterners" is the correct answer as it refers to people from the eastern part of the country, typically associated with urban or city life, who may be visiting or inexperienced in rural settings like a ranch.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      Typing

    • B.

      Pleading

    • C.

      Crying

    • D.

      Chattering

    Correct Answer
    C. Crying
    Explanation
    The underlined word "bawling" refers to someone crying loudly and uncontrollably. This word implies a strong emotional expression of sadness or distress.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. The border between the United States and Mexico was changed.
    Explanation
    Monchi meant that the border between the United States and Mexico was changed when the United States bought land from Mexico.

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  • 7. 

    When the story took place, the Ramirez Ranch was located in which country?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. United States
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United States because the Ramirez Ranch was located in the United States when the story took place.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. She lived in the same kind of place they did.
    Explanation
    The children liked that Miss Byers lived on the ranch because she lived in the same kind of place they did. This means that she understood their way of life and could relate to their experiences. Living in the same kind of place would create a sense of familiarity and understanding between Miss Byers and the children, making it easier for them to connect with each other.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Win the Perfect Attendance Award.
    Explanation
    Monchi's problem in this story was that he wanted to win the Perfect Attendance Award. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options, such as helping pick and string chiles, writing a story for the Coyote News, or riding to school on a bus every day, do not align with the problem mentioned in the question. The focus is on Monchi's desire to achieve perfect attendance, indicating that this is the correct answer.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. They were absent from school during the roundup.
    Explanation
    Miss Byers and Monchi were alike because they were both absent from school during the roundup.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. A movie theater
    Explanation
    Monchi's community probably did not have a movie theater, unlike Tucson. This suggests that Tucson had more developed infrastructure and entertainment options compared to Monchi's community.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard work.
    Explanation
    From the details in the story, it can be inferred that roundups are hard work. The other options are not supported by any information in the story.

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  • 13. 

    Where did Monchi go to see the doctor?

    • A.

      Sonora

    • B.

      Rattlesnake Canyon

    • C.

      Tucson

    • D.

      Coyote Ranch

    Correct Answer
    C. Tucson
    Explanation
    Monchi went to see the doctor in Tucson.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. To entertain readers with stories the students wrote
    Explanation
    The author probably put pages from Coyote News in this story to entertain readers with stories the students wrote. This can be inferred from the fact that Coyote News is mentioned as a source of entertainment in the context of the story.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He could not help being absent from school.
    Explanation
    Miss Byers gave Monchi a silver dollar for a writing award because she knew he could not help being absent from school. This suggests that Monchi may have been absent from school due to circumstances beyond his control, such as illness or a family emergency. Miss Byers decided to reward him for his writing achievement despite his absence, showing understanding and empathy towards his situation.

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