"The Scarlet Ibis" Quick Quiz

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This quick quiz is to assess your understanding of the story thus far, as well as your ability to detect the use of literary devices.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (353). Analyze this quote to explain its meaning out of context of the story; then, give one example from the text to illustrate how the narrator was mean to Doodle.

  • 2. 

    "That pride, whose slave I was, spoke to me louder than all their voices" (355). Analyze this quote, using it to explain why the narrator cries when Doodle's family congratulates him for teaching Doodle how to walk.

  • 3. 

    The narrator claims that people in Doodle's stories "all had wings and flew wherever they wanted to go" (356). Explain what the people in Doodle's stories might symbolize.

  • 4. 

    Why didn't Doodle's parents name him until he was three months old?

    • A.

      They couldn't think of the right name.

    • B.

      They expected him to die.

    • C.

      They decided to let him choose his own name when grew old enough.

    Correct Answer
    B. They expected him to die.
    Explanation
    Doodle's parents didn't name him until he was three months old because they expected him to die. This suggests that they were not hopeful about his survival and therefore did not see the need to give him a name.

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  • 5. 

    Which two adjectives best describe how the narrator feels about his brother?

    • A.

      Disappointed and frustrated.

    • B.

      Caring and protective.

    • C.

      Indifferent and negligent.

    Correct Answer
    A. Disappointed and frustrated.
    Explanation
    The narrator's feelings of disappointment and frustration towards his brother suggest that he had certain expectations or hopes for his brother's behavior or actions, but they were not met. This indicates a sense of letdown or dissatisfaction. These emotions also imply that the narrator may have invested time, effort, or concern in his brother's well-being or success, only to be disappointed by his brother's actions or choices. Therefore, "disappointed and frustrated" accurately describe the narrator's feelings towards his brother.

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  • 6. 

    Which TWO literary devices are used in the following quote: "He might, as long as he lived, lie on the rubber sheet in the center of the bed in the front bedroom where the white marquisette curtains billowed out in the afternoon sea breeze, rustling like palmetto fronds" (351).

    • A.

      Imagery and personification

    • B.

      Simile and personification

    • C.

      Imagery and simile

    Correct Answer
    C. Imagery and simile
    Explanation
    The quote describes the scene using vivid and sensory details, creating a mental image for the reader. This use of descriptive language is an example of imagery. Additionally, the comparison of the curtains rustling to palmetto fronds is a simile, as it uses "like" to make a comparison between two unlike things.

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  • 7. 

    The following quote uses an example of which literary device? "He'd push himself up...and finally collapse back onto the bed like an old worn-out doll" (351).

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The given quote compares the person's action of pushing himself up and collapsing back onto the bed to that of an old worn-out doll. This comparison uses the words "like" or "as," indicating a simile. A simile is a literary device that compares two different things using like or as to create a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 8. 

    What does the narrator teach his brother to do?

    • A.

      Walk

    • B.

      Fish

    • C.

      Climb trees

    Correct Answer
    A. Walk
    Explanation
    The narrator teaches his brother to walk.

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