The Swan (Short Story)

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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.

    Correct Answer
    C. It was Ernies's 15th 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. She was upset because it was nesting season and not a good time to shoot birds.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Ernie's mom felt upset because it was nesting season and not a good time to shoot birds. This suggests that Ernie's mom is aware of the nesting season and understands the importance of allowing birds to nest and raise their young without disturbance. Shooting birds during this time can disrupt their breeding and potentially harm the bird population.

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  • 3. 

    Where did Ernie go first after leaving his house?

    • A.

      DCMS

    • B.

      Peter's house

    • C.

      The train tracks

    • D.

      Raymond's house

    Correct Answer
    D. Raymond's house
    Explanation
    Ernie went to Raymond's house first after leaving his own house.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. A small, pale, skinny boy with freckles and thick glasses. His clothes are always clean.
    Explanation
    Peter is described as a small, pale, skinny boy with freckles and thick glasses. Additionally, it is mentioned that his clothes are always clean. This description provides a clear image of Peter's physical appearance, including his complexion, body type, facial features, and eyewear. The mention of clean clothes suggests that Peter takes care of his appearance and maintains good hygiene.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    Ernie and Raymond didn't like Peter because he possessed qualities and privileges that they lacked. Peter was smart, polite, likable, and had a father who worked at a bank, while Ernie and Raymond's fathers had lower-paying jobs. This created a sense of jealousy and resentment towards Peter, leading them to perceive him as stuck up and snobby.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer describes the various actions that Ernie and Raymond took to bully Peter. They 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. These actions demonstrate the extreme and cruel nature of the bullying that Peter endured.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Man vs. Man
    Explanation
    This story is characterized by a conflict between two or more individuals, which is known as Man vs. Man conflict. In this type of conflict, the protagonist faces opposition or struggles against another character or characters in the story. The conflict can arise due to differences in beliefs, goals, or personal conflicts between the characters involved.

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  • 8. 

    What point of view does the author write in?

    • A.

      First Person

    • B.

      Third Person- Objective

    • C.

      Third Person- Omniscient

    • D.

      Fifth Person

    Correct Answer
    C. Third Person- Omniscient
    Explanation
    The author writes in the third person omniscient point of view, which means that they are not a character in the story and have knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of multiple characters. This allows the author to provide a broader perspective and insight into the story, as they can delve into the minds of different characters and provide a more objective view of events.

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  • 9. 

    Where does this story take place?

    • A.

      Kentucky

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    D. England
    Explanation
    This story takes place in England.

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  • 10. 

    What's the name of the author of this story?

    • A.

      Ronald Dahl

    • B.

      Ronald Dalh

    • C.

      Roald Dalh

    • D.

      Raold Dalh

    Correct Answer
    C. Roald Dalh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Roald Dalh.

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