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This a final comprehension test for Tears of a Tiger. It is given in multiple choice and essay format. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement best described the relationship between the friends in the text?  

    • A.

      They all remain very close and find it easy to talk to one another after the accident.

    • B.

      They make it very clear that they all hate Andy after the accident.

    • C.

      No one ever talks about Rob ever again.

    • D.

      They all try to be very supportive to Andy, but find it difficult to be together and have fun like they use to.

    • E.

      They begin to point fingers and blame each other for Rob's death.

    Correct Answer
    D. They all try to be very supportive to Andy, but find it difficult to be together and have fun like they use to.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the friends in the text try to support Andy after the accident but struggle to maintain their previous close and enjoyable relationship.

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  • 2. 

    How does the relationship between Keisha and Andy change after the accident?  Give two examples of how she shows her support to him?

    Correct Answer
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  • 3. 

    Tears of a Tiger begins with a tragic accident-a fatal car crash caused by drinking and driving.  The story is then told from the point of view of the group of friends involved. Identify an advantage and a disadvantage that this method of story telling offers.

  • 4. 

    What is the best word to describe Andy's mothers' reaction when his English teacher calls home and tells her that she's worried about his grades and attitude at school. Andy's mother is...

    • A.

      Supportive

    • B.

      Afraid

    • C.

      Denial

    • D.

      Joyful

    Correct Answer
    C. Denial
    Explanation
    Andy's mother's reaction can be described as denial because she refuses to accept or acknowledge the concerns raised by the English teacher regarding Andy's grades and attitude at school. Instead of addressing the issue, she chooses to deny or ignore it, possibly due to not wanting to confront the problem or believing that there is no problem at all.

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  • 5. 

    How did the letter that Andy wrote to Rob's parents make you feel?  Why?  How did the letter make each of Rob's parents feel and what did they do after they received the letter?

  • 6. 

    How did Monty feel about his older brother, Andy?

    • A.

      He felt like Andy didn't love him, because he was always picking on him.

    • B.

      Monty thought that it was hard to talk to Andy, because Andy was much older.

    • C.

      Monty loved Andy and wanted to be just like him when he grew up.

    • D.

      Monty never tried to talk to Andy, because Andy never had time for him.

    Correct Answer
    C. Monty loved Andy and wanted to be just like him when he grew up.
    Explanation
    Monty loved Andy and wanted to be just like him when he grew up. This suggests that Monty had positive feelings towards his older brother and looked up to him as a role model. He admired Andy and aspired to be similar to him in the future.

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  • 7. 

    How could Andy's parents have dealt more successfully with Andy's grief?

  • 8. 

    What eventually pushed Keisha over the edge and caused her to break up with Andy.

    • A.

      She found someone else she liked more, who had less problems.

    • B.

      Andy was very rude to her at the talent show and she couldn't take it anymore.

    • C.

      Keisha's mother convinced her to break up with Andy.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Andy was very rude to her at the talent show and she couldn't take it anymore.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Andy was very rude to her at the talent show and she couldn't take it anymore. This suggests that Keisha reached her breaking point and decided to end the relationship because of Andy's disrespectful behavior towards her during the talent show.

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  • 9. 

    What are some of things that Andy started to do that let the reader know that he was slowly slipping away mentally and emotionally?

  • 10. 

    Andy's parents send him to see a psychologist to help him "talk through" his problems-to deal with the guilt and trauma caused by Rob's death.  Do you believe that the psychologist was successful or unsuccessful in helping Andy to work through his problems?  Why or why not?

  • 11. 

    Choose one character from the text and explain the effect that Andy's death has on them in the end.

  • 12. 

    What eventually happens to Andy's family in the end?

    • A.

      Andy's parents separate.

    • B.

      Monty begins receiving more attention from both parents.

    • C.

      Monty's mom is still too shaken up to visit Andy's grave.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    In the end, all of the given statements happen to Andy's family. Andy's parents separate, Monty begins receiving more attention from both parents, and Monty's mom is still too shaken up to visit Andy's grave.

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  • 13. 

    Describe the events of the night before Andy decided to kill himself.  Who did he have his last face to face conversation with?  Who did he attempt to call and what happened each time?

  • 14. 

    Explain the title of the novel.  What references can be found to "tears" and to "tigers"? What are some possible interpretations of the title Tears of a Tiger?

  • 15. 

    Many people have asked the author why Andy was allowed to die at the end of the novel. What would have been the effect on the novel if Andy had lived?

  • 16. 

    Write a different ending to the story?

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