"Thank You M'am" Reading Comprehension After Answering Questions, Class Discussion, And Notes And Notices Signpost Work

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In this quiz, we are going to go over and and see what you remember about the story itself AND about the Notes and Notices Signposts we discussed during the story as we read it as a class…. . You MAY use the questions you worked on in class to help you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the PROTAGONIST of the short story "Thank You Ma'm"?
    • A. 

      Roger

    • B. 

      Mrs. Jones

    • C. 

      The store clerk

    • D. 

      Mrs. Bates

  • 2. 
    What is the large lady's full name?
    • A. 

      Mrs.Leola Baties Warenton Johnstens

    • B. 

      Ms. Leotis Washington Bates Johns

    • C. 

      Miss Lulla Werethenton Baker Jenkins

    • D. 

      Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones

  • 3. 
    What was Roger's motivation for attempting to steal the purse?
    • A. 

      To see if he can do it

    • B. 

      For money to find a place to sleep

    • C. 

      For money for blue suede shoes

    • D. 

      To see how long she will chase him

  • 4. 
    How does Roger react to Mrs. Jones' saying that Roger could of just asked her for the money?  
    • A. 

      "M'am?" then A very long pause

    • B. 

      "M'am well can I have it"

    • C. 

      His mouth fell open

    • D. 

      "Thank you, but, I can't take that now"

  • 5. 
    Where does Mrs. Jones work? 
    • A. 

      A bakery

    • B. 

      A beauty shop

    • C. 

      A candy shop

    • D. 

      A cruise ship

  • 6. 
    From the statement below lifted from "Thank You Ma'm" , we - as readers - can infer that Mrs. Jones is………."The large woman simply turned around and kicked him square in his blue-jeaned sitter."
    • A. 

      Mrs. Jones is sad

    • B. 

      Mrs Jones is confused

    • C. 

      Mrs. Jones is angry

    • D. 

      Mrs. Jones is motivated

  • 7. 
    Even after Roger tries to steal her hand bag, Mrs.Jones still gave him $10.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The THEME of this story can be described best as…..
    • A. 

      Hope in the world is a positive thing

    • B. 

      Kindness and kind treatment of others can change others and the world

    • C. 

      Believing in the best of others will help all of the people involved

    • D. 

      Roger stole from Mrs Jones and then got taken to her house

  • 9. 
    What words from the story fit into the blanks below?"Shoes got by devilish ways will ______ your _____!."
    • A. 

      Hurt, pride

    • B. 

      Break, heart

    • C. 

      Burn, feet

    • D. 

      Take, pride

  • 10. 
    Which character in the story is MOST responsible for illustrating the THEME of the story?
    • A. 

      Roger

    • B. 

      The policeman

    • C. 

      The people in the house

    • D. 

      Mrs. Washington Jones

  • 11. 
    In the questions, we talked about an IMPLIED THEME ---what is meant by IMPLIED THEME?
    • A. 

      What happens in the story and it doesn't just come out and say it

    • B. 

      Not directly stated, but given enough information to know ---lesson learned

    • C. 

      The lesson learned and it is stated directly

    • D. 

      Kindness is a good thing

  • 12. 
    How does Roger change during the story  (remember to choose the BEST answer!!)
    • A. 

      Roger learns a valuable lesson about hope and giving; furthermore, he decides to become a pastor.

    • B. 

      Roger learns to trust another person, and begins to look for a better place to live

    • C. 

      Roger starts out stealing, but then wants Mrs. Jones to let him go buy milk

    • D. 

      Roger starts out stealing, but at the end appreciates kindness and wants to be trusted

  • 13. 
    Why does Roger sit on the far side of the room when Mrs. Jones goes behind the screen and  begins to cook supper?
    • A. 

      Because he has decided that he can get to the door quicker from that position and can safely run away

    • B. 

      Because he wants her to see that she can trust him because he won't now take anything from her purse

    • C. 

      Because he wants to steal money from her purse without her seeing him do it

    • D. 

      Because he wants her to see him while she cooks so she can tell how really hungry he is and will give him some of her cake

  • 14. 
    Which of the following events from the story point clearly to the THEME of the story…..
    • A. 

      When Roger attempts to steal the lady's purse and she kicks him in the sitter

    • B. 

      When Roger tries to say "Thank you Ma'm" but can't

    • C. 

      When Mrs. Jones tells Roger her whole name then picks him up and puts a half nelson move on him

    • D. 

      When Mrs. Jones tells him to make sure the water is warm before he cleans his face and then cooks him dinner

  • 15. 
    Why does Roger offer to go get milk for Mrs. Jones?
    • A. 

      He is thirsty and wants some milk, he knows she has the money to buy some milk

    • B. 

      He sees into her refrigerator and realizes that she doesn't have any milkā€¦..thinks she might need some

    • C. 

      He wants to use that opportunity to run away because he's fearful that she might still call the police and report his behavior.

    • D. 

      He wants her to trust him, and he wants to demonstrate he can be trusted --plus he wants to repay her kindness

  • 16. 
    Which of the 2 Notes and Notice Signposts did we talk about at length in this short story?
    • A. 

      Again and Again, & Contrasts and Contradictions

    • B. 

      Contrasts and Contradictions & Memory Moment

    • C. 

      Memory Moment & Again and Again

    • D. 

      Contrasts and Contradictions & Aha Moment

  • 17. 
    Discuss how the 2 Signposts we discussed with this short story are clearly shown in this short story.  FIRST, state 1 of the signposts that we discussed then tell HOW it was shown or effected the story (what you learned as a result of that signpost).  THEN state the 2nd Signpost and HOW it was shown/effected the story::
  • 18. 
    How does the title "Thank You Ma'm" relate with or connect to the THEME of the short story?  Be sure to use at least 2 examples from the story in your answer:
  • 19. 
    BONUS:  (you do NOT have to attempt to answer this, but if you do ----please DO SO ON A PIECE OF PAPER and turn it into me ----remember to put your name on your paper please!!!Read the following poem by Emily Dickinson, If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking.Then, compare and constrast the poem and the story "Thank You Ma'm".  Describe how the poem and the story are alike and how they are different.  Describe which character fits the poem.  Explain your answer with examples from the story. If I can stop one Heart from breakingI shall not live in vainIf I can ease one life the AchingOr cool one PainOr help one fainting RobinUnto his nest again I shall not live in Vain(vain means living without a point or a purpose)
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