"The Choice" And Non-fiction Articles

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"The Choice" And Non-fiction Articles - Quiz

Think about all we have dirscussed with this unit. . . . . . . . Direct and Indirect Characterization, Minor and Major Characters, Dynamic and Static Characters, Round and Flat Characters, Tone, Mood, Central Theme, Plotline, etc. . . . Make sure you have thought about the connections seen between the story, "The Choice" and the non-fiction articles we read, "To Tell or Not to Tell" and "Homeless Man. . ." BEFORE continuing and taking the test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the short story, "The Choice< Zander's friends (though the friends disagreed amongst themselves) encourage him to do each of the following EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Sell the ring and buy cool stuff with the money

    • B.

      Put up a 'found' sign at the thrift store.

    • C.

      Try to find the owner of the ring and return it.

    • D.

      Tell his mom that he found the ring in the pants.

    Correct Answer
    B. Put up a 'found' sign at the thrift store.
    Explanation
    In the short story "The Choice," Zander's friends encourage him to sell the ring and buy cool stuff with the money, try to find the owner of the ring and return it, and tell his mom that he found the ring in the pants. However, they do not suggest putting up a 'found' sign at the thrift store.

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  • 2. 

    How does Zander react when Xavier says, "Finders, keepers, dued.  That's the way of the world!!"?

    • A.

      Zander thinks it is definitely true thus he agrees with Xavier.

    • B.

      Zander agrees at first, then changes his mind.

    • C.

      Zander disagrees immediately.

    • D.

      Zander still isn't sure at the end of the story what he thinks about that idea.

    Correct Answer
    B. Zander agrees at first, then changes his mind.
  • 3. 

    Zander says, "We unanimously decided that my ring was real."  You can guess that the Latin word unanimus means........

    • A.

      Inactive or sluggish

    • B.

      Furious

    • C.

      Not influenced

    • D.

      Of one mind

    Correct Answer
    D. Of one mind
    Explanation
    The statement "We unanimously decided that my ring was real" suggests that everyone in the group reached the same conclusion or had the same opinion about the authenticity of the ring. Therefore, the Latin word unanimus, which means "of one mind," is the most suitable choice to describe the situation.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the MAJOR character in this story?

    • A.

      Zander's mom

    • B.

      Xavier

    • C.

      Zander

    • D.

      Yuri

    Correct Answer
    C. Zander
    Explanation
    Zander is the major character in this story because the question specifically asks for the "MAJOR" character, indicating that there may be other characters in the story but Zander is the most significant or central one.

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  • 5. 

    Which two character pairs were MINOR characters in this story?

    • A.

      Yuri and Zander

    • B.

      Xavier and the "Weird Counter Guy"

    • C.

      Xavier and Zander

    • D.

      Zander and the 'Weird Counter Guy"

    Correct Answer
    B. Xavier and the "Weird Counter Guy"
    Explanation
    Xavier and the "Weird Counter Guy" were minor characters in the story. This can be inferred from the given options where the other character pairs, Yuri and Zander, and Zander and the "Weird Counter Guy," are not mentioned as minor characters. Therefore, the correct answer is Xavier and the "Weird Counter Guy."

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  • 6. 

    Which character in the story would be considered a STATIC character?

    • A.

      Zander

    • B.

      Nan Marino

    • C.

      Chuck Klosterman

    • D.

      Weird Counter Guy

    Correct Answer
    D. Weird Counter Guy
    Explanation
    A static character is one who does not undergo significant change or development throughout the story. In this case, the character of Weird Counter Guy would be considered a static character because there is no indication that he undergoes any transformation or growth. The other characters listed, Zander, Nan Marino, and Chuck Klosterman, may have more dynamic qualities or show some kind of development in the story.

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  • 7. 

    Tell what kind of CHARACTERIZATION is being shown in the following statements: "My mom is trustworthy and would always do the right thing!!"

    • A.

      1st person

    • B.

      Direct

    • C.

      Indirect

    • D.

      Direction

    Correct Answer
    C. Indirect
    Explanation
    The given statement is an example of indirect characterization. The speaker is describing their mom as trustworthy and someone who always does the right thing. This information is not directly stated but is implied through the speaker's opinion and perception of their mom's character.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of CHARACTERIZATION is shown in..... Zander's struggle with deciding what to do with the ring he had found.

    • A.

      1st Person

    • B.

      Direct

    • C.

      Indirect

    • D.

      Direction

    Correct Answer
    C. Indirect
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Indirect," is the correct characterization for Zander's struggle with deciding what to do with the ring he had found. Indirect characterization refers to the process of revealing a character's traits through their actions, thoughts, dialogue, or interactions with others. In this case, Zander's struggle with deciding what to do with the ring indicates his internal conflict and reveals his indecisiveness and moral dilemma. This type of characterization allows readers to infer and interpret Zander's character traits based on his behavior and choices.

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  • 9. 

    When the author calls the guy who works in the Thrift Shop, "Weird Counter Guy", instead of giving him a name ---it would be considered the use of what literary term we have discussed?

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Connotation

    • C.

      Denotation

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Connotation
    Explanation
    The author's decision to call the guy who works in the Thrift Shop "Weird Counter Guy" instead of giving him a name suggests that the term used carries a negative or derogatory connotation. This conveys the author's attitude or opinion towards the character, implying that he is strange or unusual in some way. The use of connotation adds depth and characterization to the story by influencing the reader's perception of the character.

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  • 10. 

    True or false ---Jeff Mangiat decided upon the pictures, or drew pictures that went with the article, "The Choice".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jeff Mangiat is mentioned in the question as the person who decided upon the pictures or drew pictures that went with the article "The Choice". The correct answer is "True" because it is stated that Jeff Mangiat did indeed decide upon the pictures or drew pictures for the article.

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  • 11. 

    The difference between the characters of Xavier and Yuri are REPRESENTATIVE of...........to help develop the storyl.

    • A.

      Zander's decision making skills

    • B.

      Zander's love of and greed for the ring

    • C.

      Zander's conscience

    • D.

      Zander's love of having friends with the initials Y and Z

    Correct Answer
    C. Zander's conscience
    Explanation
    The difference between the characters of Xavier and Yuri represents Zander's conscience. This suggests that Xavier and Yuri have contrasting moral values or behaviors, and Zander is influenced by their actions and choices. Zander's conscience is likely portrayed through the conflicts or dilemmas he faces while interacting with Xavier and Yuri, which helps to develop the storyline and explore Zander's internal struggles.

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  • 12. 

    Which quote best supports a CENTRAL THEME of "The Choice"?

    • A.

      "After all these years, it's a wonder they're still friends."

    • B.

      "That's when I got the idea. Insead of giving the ring back to some stranger, I could give it to my mom.

    • C.

      "There are two types of people in this world. The Kepers and the Returners. You never know which type you are until you're put to the test."

    • D.

      It might have been a fake ring, but it had a reasl story to go with it."

    Correct Answer
    C. "There are two types of people in this world. The Kepers and the Returners. You never know which type you are until you're put to the test."
    Explanation
    This quote best supports the central theme of "The Choice" because it highlights the idea that people can be categorized into two groups based on their actions - the "Keepers" who hold onto things and the "Returners" who give things back. The quote suggests that one's true nature is revealed when they are faced with a test or a difficult decision. This theme of choices and the moral dilemma of keeping or returning something is central to the story.

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  • 13. 

    Why does Zander not tell anyone (but his two closest friends) about finding the ring at the Trhift Shop?

    • A.

      He is afraid and doesn't know what will happen in his ghetto type neighborhood where lots of people break in and steal things from houses.

    • B.

      He thinks the Weird Counter Guy wants to steal it.

    • C.

      He is afraid his mom will find out if he tells a bunch of people

    • D.

      He isn't sure what he's going to do with the ring, but his conscience is bothering him.

    Correct Answer
    D. He isn't sure what he's going to do with the ring, but his conscience is bothering him.
    Explanation
    Zander chooses not to tell anyone about finding the ring at the Thrift Shop because he is unsure about what he should do with it. His conscience is bothering him, suggesting that he may feel guilty about keeping the ring or not taking the appropriate action. This uncertainty prevents him from sharing the information with others, as he is still grappling with the moral dilemma surrounding the ring.

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  • 14. 

     At the beginning of the short story, "The Choice" why does Zander not want to be in the Thrift Shop?

    • A.

      He thinks it smells

    • B.

      He is afraid of the Weird Counter Guy

    • C.

      He is selfish and self-centered

    • D.

      He is embarrassed to be in there

    Correct Answer
    D. He is embarrassed to be in there
    Explanation
    Zander does not want to be in the Thrift Shop because he is embarrassed to be there. This suggests that he is concerned about his image and how others perceive him. It implies that he may have a fear of being judged or seen as less than others. This embarrassment could stem from societal expectations or personal insecurities. Regardless of the reason, Zander's reluctance to be in the Thrift Shop highlights his discomfort in situations that may challenge his self-image.

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  • 15. 

    In what Point of View is this story told?

    • A.

      3rd Person Limited

    • B.

      3rd Person Omnisicient

    • C.

      2nd person

    • D.

      1st Person

    Correct Answer
    D. 1st Person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1st Person because the story is told from the perspective of the narrator, using "I" or "we" to refer to themselves. This point of view allows the reader to directly experience the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of the narrator.

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  • 16. 

    What is the TONE of the short story, "The Choice"?

    • A.

      Positive and Excited

    • B.

      Reflective and Neutral

    • C.

      Melancholy and Negative

    • D.

      Hopeful and Thrilling

    Correct Answer
    B. Reflective and Neutral
    Explanation
    The tone of a short story refers to the author's attitude or feelings towards the subject matter. In this case, the tone of the short story "The Choice" is described as reflective and neutral. This suggests that the story may have a contemplative and impartial tone, where the author is not expressing strong emotions or biases. The story may present a balanced and thoughtful perspective on the events or themes it explores.

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  • 17. 

    What is the CLIMAX of the short story, "The Choice"?

    • A.

      Zander finds the ring

    • B.

      Zander tells his best friends about finding the ring

    • C.

      Zander learns that the ring is a fake and after all that struggle it's worth nothing.

    • D.

      Zander learns a lesson about himself.

    Correct Answer
    C. Zander learns that the ring is a fake and after all that struggle it's worth nothing.
    Explanation
    The climax of the short story "The Choice" is when Zander learns that the ring he found is a fake and worth nothing. This revelation comes after all the struggle and effort he put into finding the ring, creating a moment of disappointment and realization for him.

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  • 18. 

    What is the THEME of the short story, "The Choice"

    • A.

      Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers

    • B.

      Hope for good in others is a negative venture

    • C.

      Decisions can be difficult, but doing what is right helps make you feel good

    • D.

      A boy found a ring and struggled with whether to give it back. His friends saw it different ways and kept trying to get him to see it their way. He finally decided to do the right thing and learned a lesson.

    Correct Answer
    C. Decisions can be difficult, but doing what is right helps make you feel good
    Explanation
    The theme of the short story "The Choice" is that decisions can be difficult, but doing what is right helps make you feel good. The story revolves around a boy who finds a ring and faces a moral dilemma of whether to give it back or keep it. Throughout the story, the boy's friends try to persuade him to keep the ring, but he ultimately decides to do the right thing and return it. This decision brings him a sense of satisfaction and teaches him a valuable lesson about the importance of integrity.

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  • 19. 

    How does the advice column on page 29 relate to the fiction story?

    • A.

      They both are fiction stories and talk about decisions.

    • B.

      They both suggest that it is easy to do the right thing.

    • C.

      They both involve someone making a decision to tell on someone else.

    • D.

      They both concern having an awareness of how one's actions affect others and making a tough decision.

    Correct Answer
    D. They both concern having an awareness of how one's actions affect others and making a tough decision.
    Explanation
    The advice column on page 29 and the fiction story both relate to the theme of having an awareness of how one's actions affect others and making a tough decision. The advice column provides guidance on how to navigate a difficult situation, while the fiction story likely explores a similar theme through its narrative. Both emphasize the importance of considering the consequences of one's actions and making a difficult choice that may have an impact on others.

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  • 20. 

    What does the literary term DENOTATION mean?

    • A.

      The feeling the word gives you

    • B.

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • C.

      Figurative Language

    • D.

      Having a tone of negativity towards someone

    Correct Answer
    B. The dictionary meaning of a word
    Explanation
    The literary term denotation refers to the dictionary meaning of a word. It is the literal or explicit meaning of a word, devoid of any emotional or figurative connotations. Denotation focuses on the objective definition of a word, as opposed to its subjective or interpretive meanings. It helps to establish clear communication and understanding by providing a common understanding of words across different contexts.

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  • 21. 

    Write the answers to the next questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES and another sheet of paper - or you MAY TRY to type it here (unsure as to how the system will accept it/remember it can not work and you may have to write it anyway!!)  Remember, to PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PAPER if you turn it in on paper  I will be grading this and the following questions separately and additng that score to your grade/DO YOUR BEST!!! How does Zander feel when he first finds the ring?  Describe how his feelings change over the course of the story:  THEN tell if Zander is a STATIC or DYNAMIC character and why.

  • 22. 

    Writer Albert Camus said, "A man without ethics (doing what's right) is a wild beast loosed upon this world."  What does he mean by this quote?

  • 23. 

    Thinking about the quote in question 22 ---"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world,"  tell how the quote CONNECTS with the short story and articles of "To Tell...." and "The Homeless man...."  Make sure you write a strong paragraph and use examples from the stories/articles to show the connections.

  • 24. 

    Who would the homeless man in the article state was his "Yuri" (or conscience)?  This person from the homeless man's past helped him make the right choice.

  • 25. 

    Tell what the word HUMBLE means.  State how we learned that the homeless man is really a humble man.  (think back to the questions we did/if you took the assignment seriously, this question should  be very easy!!!

  • 26. 

    What did the 'Weird Counter Guy" in "The Choice" mean when he told Zander, "There are only two kinds of people in this world, Keepers and Returners"?   Which do you think you would be if put in Zander's shoes?  Why?

  • 27. 

    Give 5 examples of positive CONNOTATION:  (simply list)

  • 28. 

    What do you think Zander would think about the homeless man's actions?  EXPLAIN your answer using examples from both the article and the short story, "The Choice".   Would you agree or disagree with Zander and the homeless man's stance (position on the issue)?

  • 29. 

    Explain what the author of "To Tell or Not to Tell" meant at the end of his reply to Josh ---"Some will get caught, and some will not.  You can't change the selfishness of others, all you can do is attempt to live within your own principles of right and wrong."  THEN tell whether you agree or disagree with his comment/EXPLAIN why:  (remember to use good grammar, punctuation, and capitalization in your answer!!)

  • 30. 

    In what way(s) does "To Tell or Not to Tell" CONNECT with both the non-fiction article about the homeless man and the fiction short story "The Choice" that we read?  Your answer MUST be at least 4 sentences in length --  Remember to answer using strong grammar, punctuation and capitalizaition!!

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