Taking Sides Ch. 7 & 8 Test

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Taking Sides Quizzes & Trivia

This is a test on the vocabulary and questions in Ch. 7 & 8 in Taking Sides by Gary Soto.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lincoln winced after he fell on the court and hurt his leg. Winced means
    • A. 

      Laughed

    • B. 

      Shouted

    • C. 

      Looked hurt

  • 2. 
    The black asphalt court shined in the rain. Asphalt means
    • A. 

      A rubbery-like surface

    • B. 

      A tar-like substance

    • C. 

      A watery substance

  • 3. 
    Monica dribbled a synthetic basketball while Lincoln always played with a leather one. Synthetic means
    • A. 

      Plastic or man-made

    • B. 

      Imaginary

    • C. 

      Leather

  • 4. 
    Flaco arched his back like a cat as the car sped towards him. Arched means
    • A. 

      Bent or curved

    • B. 

      Scratched

    • C. 

      Rolled

  • 5. 
    The lacquered floor in the gym shined so brightly that is was hard to take a picture. Lacquered means
    • A. 

      Rubbery and bouncy

    • B. 

      Dull and unpolished

    • C. 

      Shiny and coated

  • 6. 
    "Ni modo," Lincoln said after he lost the game to Monica. Ni modo means
    • A. 

      Yes ma'am

    • B. 

      No way

    • C. 

      Be quiet

  • 7. 
    Ms. Mendoza asked her hijo Lincoln to take out the trash. Hijo means
    • A. 

      Daughter

    • B. 

      Son

    • C. 

      Dog

  • 8. 
    Everyone assumes that jocks do nothing but play sports and never do school work. Jocks mean
    • A. 

      Athletes

    • B. 

      Coaches

    • C. 

      Cheerleaders

  • 9. 
    Lincoln contorted his face in pain after getting hit in the jaw. Contorted means
    • A. 

      Hid

    • B. 

      Masked

    • C. 

      Balled up or wrinkled

  • 10. 
    I could never eat an exotic meat like ostrich or alligator. Exotic means
    • A. 

      Tasteless

    • B. 

      Common

    • C. 

      Unusual or foreign

  • 11. 
    What was chasing Lincoln in his dream?
    • A. 

      An alligator

    • B. 

      A deer

    • C. 

      A bear

  • 12. 
    Why does James call his father Daddy-o?
    • A. 

      Because he doesn't like his father

    • B. 

      Because he doesn't know his father

    • C. 

      Because his father is a hippy

  • 13. 
    Why did Lincoln's old school not play hard against his new school when they last met?
    • A. 

      Because the game didn't count

    • B. 

      Because the game was unfair

    • C. 

      Because the players got in a fight

  • 14. 
    Where did Lincoln and Monica play basketball at?
    • A. 

      Columbus High School

    • B. 

      Franklin High School

    • C. 

      Cornell Elementary

  • 15. 
    Describe how Lincoln feels as he approached the basketball court to play Monica.
    • A. 

      Upset and mean

    • B. 

      Nervous and excited

    • C. 

      Happy and confident

  • 16. 
    What parts of the body did Lincoln injure?
    • A. 

      Head, toes and eyes

    • B. 

      Chin, hand and leg

    • C. 

      Leg, head and eyes

  • 17. 
    What does Lincoln discover that he and Roy have in common?
    • A. 

      They both are Hispanic and played on all white basketball teams

    • B. 

      They both were the only ones on their team that were not the same race as the majority of the players

    • C. 

      They both love Ms. Mendoza like a mother.

  • 18. 
    Why didn't Lincoln eat breakfast?
    • A. 

      He wasn't hungry

    • B. 

      He knew he was going to eat at James' house

    • C. 

      He and his mother got in a fight

  • 19. 
    What does Lincoln talk about with Monica when they first meet at the basketball court?
    • A. 

      Basketball and church

    • B. 

      Church and venison

    • C. 

      Venison and basketball

  • 20. 
    Why does Coach Yesutis treat Lincoln the way he does?
    • A. 

      Because he likes him

    • B. 

      Because he is Hispanic

    • C. 

      Because he does not have a son

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