The Old Grandfather And His Little Grandson/The Wise Old Woman Quiz

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The Old Grandfather And His Little Grandson/The Wise Old Woman Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The old man in "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson" has to eat his meals in the corner because he is 
    • A. 

      Toothless and drops his food

    • B. 

      Too old to walk to the table

    • C. 

      Warmer in the corner by the stove

    • D. 

      Takingup Misha's space at the table

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      An elderly person spoils a home for others

    • B. 

      Breaking something accidentally is wrong

    • C. 

      The elderly must eat from wooden bowls

    • D. 

      Eating by the stove is a punishment

  • 3. 
    The records in the village books in "The Wise Old Woman" make it impossible for the young farmer to 
    • A. 

      Solve Lord Higa's problems by himself

    • B. 

      Feel as wise as everyone else in the village

    • C. 

      Hide from the soldiers the young lord sends

    • D. 

      Pretend that his mother is younger than she is

  • 4. 
    "The Wise Old Woman" expresses the universal theme of family love when the son
    • A. 

      Risks punishment to protect his mother

    • B. 

      Disagrees gently with his mother's wisdom

    • C. 

      Pretends that the wise solutions are his own

    • D. 

      Tells the young lord that the decree is wrong

  • 5. 
    What does the mother do to show her son that she loves him?
    • A. 

      Sends him back home before dark

    • B. 

      Breaks twigs for him to follow

    • C. 

      Asks him to dig a hold for her

    • D. 

      Walks up the mountain alone

  • 6. 
    The elderly characters in the stories are alike because they
    • A. 

      Receive kind treatment in the end

    • B. 

      Get in the way of other people's work

    • C. 

      Have children who are always loyal to them

    • D. 

      Show wisdom that solves the story's problems

  • 7. 
    Someone who is arrogant is 
    • A. 

      Breaking the law

    • B. 

      Showing kindness

    • C. 

      Working to help others

    • D. 

      Displaying self-importance

  • 8. 
    What does haughtily mean?
    • A. 

      Meanly

    • B. 

      Proudly

    • C. 

      Carefully

    • D. 

      Hopefully

  • 9. 
    To deceive means to 
    • A. 

      Disapprove

    • B. 

      Wonder

    • C. 

      Mislead

    • D. 

      Accept

  • 10. 
    What does bewilderment mean?
    • A. 

      The act of telling a lie

    • B. 

      A habit of being kind

    • C. 

      The state of being confused

    • D. 

      A memory of something scary

  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    Why does the young farmer in "The Wise Old Woman" finally tell the young lord that this mother is still with him? Answer by writing a sentence or two. 
  • 13. 
    Answer the following question based on your knowledge of the stories.  Write a one or two paragraphs to answer the question. What do these stories suggest are ways that the young can develop respect for the elderly?  Support your response with details from the stories. 
  • 14. 
    The son and his wife in "The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson" respond to their shame over their treatment of the grandfather by
    • A. 

      Inviting him back to the table for meals

    • B. 

      Asking the grandfather to play with Misha

    • C. 

      Teaching Misha carefully how to treat others

    • D. 

      Taking all of the wooden bowls out of the house

  • 15. 
    Why does the young lord in "The Wise Old Woman" first feel that his village will be the finest in Japan? 
    • A. 

      The village is able to solve all its problems.

    • B. 

      It is impossible for other villages to conquer it

    • C. 

      Only the wisest people make laws in the village

    • D. 

      Only young people who can work hard live there

  • 16. 
    What universal theme does "The Wise Old Woman" expresses when the mother says that her son must take her to the mountain to save himself?
    • A. 

      People will do anything to avoid unfair punishment

    • B. 

      It is important to obey the laws invented by unfair rulers

    • C. 

      Family members should love and protect one another

    • D. 

      Being young is more important than being old but wise

  • 17. 
    The farmer in "The Wise Old Woman" asks his mother to help solve Lord Higa's demands because the farmer
    • A. 

      Believes that his mother is smarter than the men in the village

    • B. 

      Fears for his mother's safety if a harsher lord takes over the village

    • C. 

      Hopes to make money by solving the difficult problems

    • D. 

      Wishes to gain the attention of the village's mean young lord