The Swan (Short Story)

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The Swan Quizzes & Trivia

From the book The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Plus Six More


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Ernie get a gun?
    • A. 

      It was Ernie's 12th birthday and the gun was a gift from his parents.

    • B. 

      It was Ernie's 200th birthday and the gun was a gift from his grandkids.

    • C. 

      It was Ernies's 15th birthday and the gun was a gift from his parents.

    • D. 

      It was Ernies 14th birthday and the gun was a gift from his parents.

  • 2. 
    How did Ernie's mom feel about Ernie shooting birds with his new gun?
    • A. 

      She was happy because that meant more food on the table.

    • B. 

      She was sad because she loves birds.

    • C. 

      She was upset because it was nesting season and not a good time to shoot birds.

    • D. 

      She was hungry and wanted bird pizza and bird icecream.

  • 3. 
    Where did Ernie go first after leaving his house?
    • A. 

      DCMS

    • B. 

      Peter's house

    • C. 

      The train tracks

    • D. 

      Raymond's house

  • 4. 
    What does Peter look like?
    • A. 

      A small, pale, skinny boy with freckles and thick glasses. His clothes are always clean.

    • B. 

      A small chubby boy with a big mole on his nose and sunglasses, and his clothes are always ghetto.

    • C. 

      A small, skinny boy with red hair, tiny glasses, and his clothes are always stripped.

    • D. 

      A small nerdy boy with black hair, tan skin, and glasses. His clothes are always nice.

  • 5. 
    Why didn't Ernie and Raymond like Peter?
    • A. 

      They didn't like Peter's huge mole on his nose.

    • B. 

      He was always mean to them.

    • C. 

      He was everything they were not, smart, polite, likable, and his father worked at a bank and theirs work crummy jobs such as a trucker or a factory worker.

    • D. 

      They thought Peter was stuck up and snobby.

  • 6. 
    What things did Ernie and Raymond do to bully Peter?
    • A. 

      Tied him to a railroad track and had a train run over him, slapped him across the face, made him fetch birds, tied swan wings to Peter's arms and made him climb a tree, and shot him.

    • B. 

      Laid him on a rail road track, punched him, made him swim in the pond, tied swan wings on his arms and made him fly away.

    • C. 

      Called him names, broke his arm, and shot at him.

    • D. 

      Tie him to a railroad track, slap him, tossed him into a pond, tied swan wings on him and made him fly.

  • 7. 
    What kind of conflict is this story?
    • A. 

      Man vs. Nature

    • B. 

      Man vs. Man

    • C. 

      Man vs. Himself

    • D. 

      Man vs. a power greater than himself

  • 8. 
    What point of view does the author write in?
    • A. 

      First Person

    • B. 

      Third Person- Objective

    • C. 

      Third Person- Omniscient

    • D. 

      Fifth Person

  • 9. 
    Where does this story take place?
    • A. 

      Kentucky

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      England

  • 10. 
    What's the name of the author of this story?
    • A. 

      Ronald Dahl

    • B. 

      Ronald Dalh

    • C. 

      Roald Dalh

    • D. 

      Raold Dalh