The Great Rat Hunt By Laurence Yep! Comprehension Quiz

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The Great Rat Hunt By Laurence Yep! Comprehension Quiz

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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. 
    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

  • 11. 
    Yep's father predicted (though he wasn't aware he was doing so at the time) Yep's future career in writing 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

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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.

  • 15. 
    Which event occurred in chronological order immediately following the failed extermination 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

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    To  WINCE  is to  
    • A. 

      Wink numerous times

    • B. 

      Cry out with lots of tears

    • C. 

      Flinch and grimace in distress

    • D. 

      Cause happiness

  • 20. 
    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