Swindle By Gordon Korman

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Swindle is a 2008 children's novel by Gordon Korman. It is a caper story about the retrieval of a valuable baseball card and built on creativity and simple language. Incase you have read the book, take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does Griffin plan a sleepover at the Old Rockford House?

    • A.

      To scare his friends

    • B.

      To steal a baseball card

    • C.

      To get revenge

    • D.

      To protest the city's plan

    • E.

      To have fun

    Correct Answer
    D. To protest the city's plan
    Explanation
    Griffin plans a sleepover at the Old Rockford House to protest the city's plan. This suggests that there is a specific plan by the city that Griffin strongly disagrees with, and he wants to take a stand against it. By organizing a sleepover at the Old Rockford House, Griffin is likely hoping to draw attention to the issue and raise awareness about the city's plan. This action could be seen as a form of peaceful protest or a way for Griffin to express his dissatisfaction with the city's decision.

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  • 2. 

    When is the building scheduled to be demolished?

    • A.

      The night of the sleepover

    • B.

      The day after the sleepover

    • C.

      The week after the sleepover

    • D.

      The weekend after the sleepover

    • E.

      A month after the sleepover

    Correct Answer
    B. The day after the sleepover
    Explanation
    The building is scheduled to be demolished the day after the sleepover.

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  • 3. 

    How many of Griffin's friends show up for the sleepover?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The answer is 1 because the question asks how many of Griffin's friends show up for the sleepover. Since the answer is 1, it means that only one of Griffin's friends showed up for the sleepover.

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  • 4. 

    Why does Griffin hope the card is worth a lot of money?

    • A.

      He wants a new bike.

    • B.

      His parents have financial problems.

    • C.

      He is trying to impress a girl.

    • D.

      He wants to be the richest kid in town.

    • E.

      He wants to buy a car.

    Correct Answer
    B. His parents have financial problems.
    Explanation
    Griffin hopes the card is worth a lot of money because his parents have financial problems. This implies that Griffin wants to help his parents out of their financial difficulties by selling the valuable card.

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  • 5. 

    How much does S. Wendell Palomino offer Griffin for the card?

    • A.

      $100

    • B.

      $1,000,000

    • C.

      $10

    • D.

      $20

    • E.

      $120

    Correct Answer
    E. $120
    Explanation
    S. Wendell Palomino offers Griffin $120 for the card.

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  • 6. 

    How much is the card actually worth?

    • A.

      $2,000,000

    • B.

      $1,500,000

    • C.

      $1,000,000

    • D.

      $1,200,000

    • E.

      $2,000,000

    Correct Answer
    C. $1,000,000
    Explanation
    The card is actually worth $1,000,000. This is the only option that matches the given answer.

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  • 7. 

    Which one of Griffin's friends is the "dog whisperer"?

    • A.

      Pitch

    • B.

      Ben

    • C.

      Twitch

    • D.

      Savannah

    • E.

      Darren

    Correct Answer
    D. Savannah
    Explanation
    Savannah is the "dog whisperer" among Griffin's friends.

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  • 8. 

    What is the "emergency signal"?

    • A.

      Snapping fingers

    • B.

      Yelling "help!"

    • C.

      Hooting

    • D.

      Whistling

    • E.

      Humming "happy birthday to you"

    Correct Answer
    C. Hooting
    Explanation
    Hooting can be considered as an emergency signal because it is a loud and distinct sound that can easily grab attention in a situation where help is needed. It can be used to alert others or to signal for assistance in emergency situations. Hooting is commonly associated with car horns or sirens, which are used to warn others of potential danger or to indicate an emergency. Therefore, hooting is a suitable choice for an emergency signal.

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  • 9. 

    Who ended up with the Babe Ruth card and making $974,000?

    • A.

      Swindle

    • B.

      Darren

    • C.

      Ben

    • D.

      Griffin

    • E.

      Mrs. Winnifred Rockford-Bates

    Correct Answer
    B. Darren
  • 10. 

    In the book, Swindle is the name of a character.  Which sentence best uses the word "swindle" according to to its definition?

    • A.

      Last night for dinner, my mom baked swindles.

    • B.

      If you don't stop yelling, I'll swindle you in the nose.

    • C.

      In the wintertime everywhere you look kids are swindling each other with snowballs.

    • D.

      Sarah was able to swindle her little sister into doing her chores for her.

    • E.

      Did you hear that loud swindle?

    Correct Answer
    D. Sarah was able to swindle her little sister into doing her chores for her.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Sarah was able to swindle her little sister into doing her chores for her" best uses the word "swindle" according to its definition because it shows that Sarah deceived or tricked her little sister into doing her chores.

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