"The Great Rat Hunt" Memoir Reading Comp And Vocabulary Test

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"The Great Rat Hunt" Memoir Reading Comp And Vocabulary Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If something is in PERPETUAL motion --what type of motion is happening?
    • A. 

      Coming to a slow stop

    • B. 

      Moving very quickly

    • C. 

      Continuing without interruption

    • D. 

      Moving in a very slow manner

  • 2. 
    Rationalize means to
    • A. 

      To believe that you're right, regardless of the situation you find yourself up against

    • B. 

      To tell a story about a past episodic event

    • C. 

      Admit how you are feeling and do it in an emotional sort of way

    • D. 

      Offer explanations for your behavior

  • 3. 
    In the sentence, "Sam's ineptitude in math was extremely evident to his math teacher,"  what does the INEPTITUDE mean?
    • A. 

      Is considered an expert in math

    • B. 

      Has a feeling of insecurity in the subject because he/she is not able to count well.

    • C. 

      Has a difficult time with the subject because of an inability of skill with/in it.

    • D. 

      Has a lack of confidence in regards to the subject.

  • 4. 
    If someone has a great deal of RESERVE in his/her actions and/or reactions to things.....it means....
    • A. 

      He or she can easily recognize a character flaw in others

    • B. 

      He or she has a bunch of self-control which is shown in a composed (calm) sort of way

    • C. 

      He or she has made a reservation in advance

    • D. 

      She or he withholds information from others quite often

  • 5. 
    If a friend answers you in a BRUSQUE manner....it means
    • A. 

      He or she was disheartened by the way his friend acted

    • B. 

      He or she was answering in a sudden and discourteous way

    • C. 

      He or she was acting in a cowardly way

    • D. 

      He or she was happy to answer and took a long time in doing so

  • 6. 
    What GENRE would a MEMOIR (like "The Great Rat Hunt") be?
    • A. 

      Fiction

    • B. 

      Poetry

    • C. 

      Non-fiction

    • D. 

      Drama

  • 7. 
    In a memoir, a reader could almost always expect to see/read about ________________.
    • A. 

      Hope and joy and belief in the future

    • B. 

      Sadness and tears and events from memories

    • C. 

      Historical events along with memories of those events

    • D. 

      Science fiction episodes tied in with memories of the events

  • 8. 
    Yep's father's actions (throughout the memoir) concerning the rat tell you that he was a man who...........
    • A. 

      Loved guns

    • B. 

      Disliked losing

    • C. 

      Hated all animals

    • D. 

      Got angry easily

  • 9. 
    What CONFLICT did Yep have in regards to sports and his dad?
    • A. 

      He hated playing sports and didn't like the way his dad loved to watch Eddy play!

    • B. 

      He had asthma so couldn't play sports and felt his dad enjoyed Eddy more.

    • C. 

      Yep was too young to play and felt left out as he watched Eddy and his dad practice.

    • D. 

      Yep was struggling in school and his dad made him study instead of joining Eddy and his dad as they practiced.

  • 10. 
      The conflict that Yep faced when helearned that his father’s trophies meantmore than being good at sports was thatYep....... 
    • A. 

      Felt even more clumsy and useless because he couldn't get trophies like that

    • B. 

      Believed that his father couldn't love him because he couldn't get sports trophies

    • C. 

      Understood that he would be bad at hunting

    • D. 

      Wondered if they would catch the rat

  • 11. 
    Which is meant by chronological order?
    • A. 

      The statements put together in a way you can best understand them

    • B. 

      The arrangement of things in the order of which they happen

    • C. 

      The arrangement of things put together in the best way for the story

    • D. 

      The statements made up of quotations

  • 12. 
    Yep's father predicted (though he wasn't aware he was doing so at the time) Yep's future career when he paid Yep a compliment and ..........
    • A. 

      Told Yep that he needed to be tough, not stupid

    • B. 

      Let Yep know that he cared and supported him

    • C. 

      Showed Yep how to load and shoot the rifle

    • D. 

      Said that Yep had an excellent way with words

  • 13. 
    What important lesson did Yep learn from his Father?
    • A. 

      Trophies show others that you are a successful person

    • B. 

      People who have asthma have limits to their success

    • C. 

      To be successful in the U. S. you must be forceful.

    • D. 

      To be successful, you must find an area in which you excel.

  • 14. 
    Which word tells you the chronological  order in this excerpt from the memoir?   “Father pulled a lever near the middle  of the gun. ‘Next, make sure the rifle is  empty.’” 
    • A. 

      Pulled

    • B. 

      Near

    • C. 

      Next

    • D. 

      Father

  • 15. 
    What conflict did Yep have in regards to  his father and sports?  
    • A. 

      Yep was way too young to play and could only watch

    • B. 

      Father was wanting Yep to practice instead of study for school.

    • C. 

      Yep didn't like playing and wanted to watch instead.

    • D. 

      Yep had asthma and was unable to be involved in sports.

  • 16. 
     Which event occurred in chronologicalorder immediately following the failedextermination of the rat?
    • A. 

      Dad sat out rat poison and pellets in an effort to get rid of the rat from the store

    • B. 

      Dad went out of the house and came back with a rifle from Henry Loo

    • C. 

      Yep ran from the room in utter fear of the big toothed rat and then his father ran after him

    • D. 

      Pete Wong fumigated the apartment and the store

  • 17. 
    When Yep says that Father “preferred to speak by his actions,” he means that  Father  .....   
    • A. 

      Spoke only in Chinese when he was worried about something

    • B. 

      Talked only while he worked

    • C. 

      Talked a bunch about what he did and what happened in the past

    • D. 

      Did things to show his feelings without explaining himself

  • 18. 
    What made the great rat hunt special for Yep?    
    • A. 

      Yep had trouble breathing so causing another creature to be in the same boat made him feel better.

    • B. 

      Yep learned about his father's past and that made him feel closer to and better about his relationship to his dad.

    • C. 

      Mother and Eddy got mad at Father and Yep and didn't understand why they were using a rifle

    • D. 

      Father realized that Yep was not good at sports

  • 19. 
    The rat trophy was important to Yep because it meant that    
    • A. 

      The rat was gone and all was well in the apartment again

    • B. 

      Father loved Yep, and he finally knew he was important to his dad

    • C. 

      Yep played a sport and finally felt good about himself

    • D. 

      Yep had killed the rat and his fear didn't take over him

  • 20. 
    To  WINCE  is to    
    • A. 

      Wink numerous times

    • B. 

      Cry out with lots of tears

    • C. 

      Flinch and grimace in distress

    • D. 

      Cause happiness

  • 21. 
    What does  ravage  mean?     
    • A. 

      To cause serious damage

    • B. 

      To have a nervous reaction

    • C. 

      To offer silent acceptance

    • D. 

      To have a proud achievement

  • 22. 
    What happens to the rat at the end of the memoir?  Why does the story end this way?  What does the way the story ended tell us, as readers, about that part of the story?
  • 23. 
    What was Yep's most important lesson learned in this memoir?
    • A. 

      That rats are sometimes difficult to get rid of when they're in your apartment

    • B. 

      That trophies are critical parts of life

    • C. 

      To be successful, you must be forceful and watch out for yourself

    • D. 

      To be successful, you must find an area in which you excel

  • 24. 
    Using AT LEAST 2 VOCABULARY WORDS (capitalize the VW in your writing), explain --in a well written paragraph ---- what makes "The Great Rat Hunt" a MEMOIR and how the video "China Town" relates to and connects with this memoir.  (think back to your memoir/video connection paper you wrote!!!)    List of Vocabulary Words found below!!!  (you MAY use any form/tense of the word!!!) 1.  barricade2.  rationalize3.  wince4.  perpetual5.  improvised6.  reserve7.  vigilant8.  ravage9.  ineptitude10.  brusquely  
  • 25. 
    Name AT LEAST 2 things you learned or read about in the Level Up Activities with this memoir on either CONFLICT, CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, and/or VERB TENSE  (these things should be stated within the Level-Up Activity!!) 
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