Blind Men And An Elephant Book Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Where does the story take place?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Thailand

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    B. India
    Explanation
    The story takes place in India.

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  • 2. 

    What kind of story is this?

    • A.

      Novel

    • B.

      Play

    • C.

      Fable

    • D.

      Myth

    Correct Answer
    C. Fable
    Explanation
    This story is a fable because fables are short fictional stories that often feature animals as characters and convey a moral lesson or message. Fables typically use animals to represent human qualities or behaviors, and the story usually ends with a moral or lesson that the reader can learn from.

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  • 3. 

    How many blind men were there?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the number of blind men. The given answer is 6, which means there were 6 blind men.

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  • 4. 

    What was long and smooth?

    • A.

      One of the elephant's tusk

    • B.

      The Elephant's feet

    • C.

      The old man's cane

    • D.

      The elephant's tail

    Correct Answer
    A. One of the elephant's tusk
    Explanation
    One of the elephant's tusk is long and smooth because tusks are elongated, ivory-like teeth that grow out of an elephant's mouth. They are known for their smooth texture and can grow to be quite long, making them a suitable answer for the given question.

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  • 5. 

    What part of the elephant was thick and rough?

    • A.

      Its tusks

    • B.

      Its trunk

    • C.

      Its teeth

    • D.

      Its legs

    Correct Answer
    D. Its legs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Its legs." Elephants have thick and rough skin on their legs, which helps protect them from the environment and potential threats. The skin on their legs is thicker compared to other parts of their body, providing them with extra support and stability. Additionally, the rough texture of their skin helps to prevent slipping and sliding on different terrains.

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  • 6. 

    Why did the blind men start to argue?

    • A.

      Because they wanted to keep the elephant

    • B.

      Because the old man made them feel confused

    • C.

      Because they were all wrong

    • D.

      Because each one thought his idea was the correct one

    Correct Answer
    D. Because each one thought his idea was the correct one
    Explanation
    The blind men started to argue because each one believed that his idea about the elephant was the correct one. Since they were unable to see the elephant, they relied on their own limited perception and experience to form their opinions. This led to a disagreement as each blind man had a different interpretation of the elephant based on the specific part they touched.

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  • 7. 

    What does the author mean when he says "Though each was partly in the right, and all were in the wrong?"

    • A.

      He mean they were all right about what the elephant was.

    • B.

      He meant the elephant was an animal but they were all wrong because they thought it was only things.

    • C.

      He meant they were all wrong about what the elephant was.

    • D.

      He meant they were all right about their guesses but they were all wrong because an elephant was not only a spear, or a rope, or a wall, etc.

    Correct Answer
    D. He meant they were all right about their guesses but they were all wrong because an elephant was not only a spear, or a rope, or a wall, etc.
    Explanation
    The author means that each person had a partial understanding of what the elephant was, but none of them had the complete picture. They were all right in their own limited perspective, but wrong in thinking that their perspective was the only truth. The elephant was not just one thing, such as a spear, rope, or wall, but a combination of all these things.

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  • 8. 

    How did the second blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its tusks?

    • A.

      Because he knew a spear was long, smooth and the tip was pointed and sharp.

    • B.

      Because he knew elephants were strange animals.

    • C.

      Because he knew elephants had tusks.

    • D.

      Because he knew elephants were long and smooth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because he knew a spear was long, smooth and the tip was pointed and sharp.
    Explanation
    The second blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its tusks because he knew a spear was long, smooth, and the tip was pointed and sharp. This suggests that he compared the characteristics of the tusk to those of a spear, allowing him to make an educated guess about the nature of the elephant.

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  • 9. 

    How did the third blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched its trunk?

    • A.

      Because he knew elephants had trunks.

    • B.

      Because he knew that elephants could move their trunks up and down from side to side.

    • C.

      Because he knew that a snake could move up and down side to side.

    • D.

      Because he knew that snakes were gentle animals.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he knew that a snake could move up and down side to side.
    Explanation
    The third blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched its trunk because he knew that a snake could move up and down side to side. This suggests that he associated the movement of the trunk with that of a snake, possibly due to similarities in their flexibility and motion.

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  • 10. 

    How did the fourth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its legs?

    • A.

      Because he knew that elephants were tall.

    • B.

      Because he knew that trees grew up in India.

    • C.

      Because he knew that elephants were strong and didn't move.

    • D.

      Because he knew that trees were think and rough and very tall.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because he knew that trees were think and rough and very tall.
    Explanation
    The fourth blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its legs because he knew that trees were thick, rough, and very tall. Since he felt these characteristics while touching the leg, he associated it with a tree rather than an elephant.

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  • 11. 

    How did the first blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one its side?

    • A.

      Because he knew elephants were wide and flat.

    • B.

      Because he knew that walls are wide and flat.

    • C.

      Because he knew that elephants were heavy.

    • D.

      Because he knew that walls are hard.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because he knew that walls are wide and flat.
    Explanation
    The first blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched its side because he knew that walls are wide and flat. Since he couldn't see the elephant, he used his prior knowledge about walls to make an assumption about the object he was touching. He associated the wide and flat shape with walls, leading him to infer that the object he was touching was similar to a wall.

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  • 12. 

    How did the fifth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its ears?

    • A.

      Because he knew that fans flapped and made a breeze.

    • B.

      Because he knew that elephants' ears are big.

    • C.

      Because he knew that fans were animals.

    • D.

      Because he knew that elephants had fans.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because he knew that fans flapped and made a breeze.
    Explanation
    The fifth blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched one of its ears because he knew that fans flapped and made a breeze. This suggests that he associated the movement and sensation he felt with the concept of a fan, which typically produces a breeze when it flaps. By drawing this connection, he inferred that the object he touched was similar to a fan in some way, leading him to conclude that it was an elephant.

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  • 13. 

    How did the sixth blind man make an inference about the elephant when he touched its tail?

    • A.

      Because he knew that elephants' tails were long, thick and had hair on the end.

    • B.

      Because he knew that elephants had tails.

    • C.

      Because he knew that ropes were long, thick and had hair on the end.

    • D.

      Because he knew that ropes were part of an elephant.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he knew that ropes were long, thick and had hair on the end.
    Explanation
    The sixth blind man made an inference about the elephant when he touched its tail because he knew that ropes were long, thick, and had hair on the end. This suggests that he mistook the tail for a rope due to its similar characteristics.

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  • 14. 

    What is an inference?

    • A.

      An inference is a type of sentence that you find in a text.

    • B.

      An inference is a logical guess that you make using your background knowledge and previous experiences.

    • C.

      An inference is a type of story in which you have animals and it teaches you a lesson.

    • D.

      An inference is the main idea of a paragraph.

    Correct Answer
    B. An inference is a logical guess that you make using your background knowledge and previous experiences.
    Explanation
    An inference is a logical guess that you make using your background knowledge and previous experiences. This means that when you read a text, you use the information provided and combine it with what you already know to make an educated guess about something that is not explicitly stated. Inferences are important for understanding the deeper meaning and implications of a text, as they require critical thinking and analysis.

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