The School Play By Gary Soto Quiz

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If you have read the story "The School Play," written by Gary Soto, the quiz below will be easy for you to pass. This story is basically about facing our fears. The story portrays the story of a student who overcomes his fears about forgetting his lines in his sixth-grade play. We can't reveal too much about the story as you have to give answers to the questions related to the story in the quiz below. Do you think you can do so? Play the quiz, then.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is one thing that Mrs. Bunnin wants?

    • A.

      Ruben to wash his costume before he wears it

    • B.

      A new globe and flag for her empty classroom

    • C.

      Robert and Belinda to speak more loudly

    • D.

      All the students to help carry in boxes of costumes

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert and Belinda to speak more loudly
    Explanation
    Mrs. Bunnin wants Robert and Belinda to speak more loudly. This can be inferred from the fact that the other options do not mention anything about Robert and Belinda speaking more loudly. Additionally, the question asks for one thing that Mrs. Bunnin wants, and this option specifically addresses her desire for Robert and Belinda to speak up.

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  • 2. 

    Because Robert has a speaking part in the play, you can INFER that he….

    • A.

      Earned a high score on his spelling test

    • B.

      Has plenty of acting experience

    • C.

      Is Mrs. Bunnin's favorite student

    • D.

      Hopes to be a famous actor one day

    Correct Answer
    A. Earned a high score on his spelling test
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "earned a high score on his spelling test". This can be inferred because having a speaking part in a play suggests that Robert is confident in his ability to pronounce words correctly, which could be a result of having a good score on his spelling test.

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  • 3. 

    What is Robert's line in the play?

    • A.

      "Oh, did you need some help?"

    • B.

      "I wish I had never left the prairie!"

    • C.

      "That's him, our hero."

    • D.

      "Nothing's wrong, I can see."

    Correct Answer
    D. "Nothing's wrong, I can see."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nothing's wrong, I can see." This line suggests that Robert is able to perceive and understand the situation clearly. It implies that he is observant and confident in his judgment. The other options do not convey the same level of insight or awareness.

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  • 4. 

    Who bullies people at school?

    • A.

      Belinda

    • B.

      Robert

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Rueben

    Correct Answer
    A. Belinda
    Explanation
    The question asks about who bullies people at school. Out of the given options, Belinda is the only person mentioned. Therefore, it can be inferred that Belinda is the one who bullies people at school.

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  • 5. 

    The students who play snowflakes and trees contribute to the play by

    • A.

      Illustrating how the Donner Party's problem is finally solved

    • B.

      Providing weather reports of the Donner Party's journey to California

    • C.

      Singing songs that provide background information about the Donner Party

    • D.

      Creating the noises of the storm that the Donner Party faced

    Correct Answer
    D. Creating the noises of the storm that the Donner Party faced
    Explanation
    The students who play snowflakes and trees contribute to the play by creating the noises of the storm that the Donner Party faced. This suggests that their role in the play is to add an auditory element to the portrayal of the storm, helping to create a more immersive experience for the audience. By creating the noises of the storm, they are able to depict the challenges and difficulties faced by the Donner Party during their journey. This adds depth and realism to the performance, enhancing the overall storytelling and understanding of the Donner Party's struggles.

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  • 6. 

    In the RISING ACTION, we  - as readers - learn that Robert

    • A.

      Wants a new line

    • B.

      Dislikes drama

    • C.

      Needs to speak more loudly

    • D.

      Misses his classes

    Correct Answer
    C. Needs to speak more loudly
    Explanation
    In the rising action, the readers learn that Robert needs to speak more loudly. This suggests that there is a problem with Robert's volume when he speaks, which may affect his communication with others. This detail adds to the development of the story and provides insight into Robert's character and potential conflicts he may face.

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  • 7. 

    During the RISING ACTION of the story, you also learn that Robert would secretly like to

    • A.

      Count all the shooting stars in the sky

    • B.

      Guard the president when he grows up

    • C.

      Grow up to have an amazing memory

    • D.

      Recite his lines better than anyone else

    Correct Answer
    C. Grow up to have an amazing memory
    Explanation
    During the rising action of the story, it is revealed that Robert would secretly like to grow up to have an amazing memory. This suggests that Robert values the ability to remember things well and sees it as a desirable trait for his future self. This detail adds depth to Robert's character and may foreshadow events or conflicts related to his memory skills later in the story.

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  • 8. 

    The students' play is about the….

    • A.

      Gold Rush

    • B.

      Civil War

    • C.

      Varying weather and its problems for people

    • D.

      Donner Party

    Correct Answer
    D. Donner Party
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Donner Party." The play is about the Donner Party, a group of pioneers who became stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter of 1846-1847. The play likely explores the challenges and hardships faced by the Donner Party as they struggled to survive in harsh weather conditions and their ultimate resort to cannibalism.

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  • 9. 

    In the FALLING ACTION of the plot, Robert….

    • A.

      Goes backstage to remove his beard

    • B.

      Chatters his teeth with the other students

    • C.

      Avoids standing too close to Belinda

    • D.

      Messes up his line in the students' play

    Correct Answer
    A. Goes backstage to remove his beard
    Explanation
    In the FALLING ACTION of the plot, Robert goes backstage to remove his beard. This suggests that Robert had been wearing a fake beard, possibly as part of a disguise or a character he was playing. The fact that he goes backstage to remove it implies that the performance or the situation that required the beard is now over or no longer necessary. This action could also indicate a shift in the plot or a change in Robert's character or role in the story.

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  • 10. 

    In the RESOLUTION, you learn that Robert is….

    • A.

      Worried about Mrs. Bunnin

    • B.

      Excited that the play is over

    • C.

      Happy with his performance

    • D.

      Alarmed by Belinda's reaction

    Correct Answer
    C. Happy with his performance
    Explanation
    In the resolution, it is revealed that Robert is happy with his performance. This suggests that he is satisfied with how well he did in the play and feels accomplished.

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  • 11. 

    Robert is happy with his performance because he...

    • A.

      Receives a standing ovation from the audience

    • B.

      Makes it through without passing out from fear

    • C.

      Gains the respect of Belinda and his classmates

    • D.

      Delivers his lines as Robert De Niro would have done

    Correct Answer
    B. Makes it through without passing out from fear
    Explanation
    Robert is happy with his performance because he successfully completes it without fainting due to fear. This suggests that he was able to overcome his anxiety and perform confidently, which is a significant accomplishment for him. It implies that he faced a challenging situation but managed to handle it well, leading to his satisfaction and happiness with his performance.

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  • 12. 

    What is a PROP?

    • A.

      An outfit that an artist wears off stage

    • B.

      A rehearsal performed without costumes

    • C.

      A sound effect that a performer uses

    • D.

      An object that an actor uses in a play

    Correct Answer
    D. An object that an actor uses in a play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an object that an actor uses in a play". In theater, a prop refers to any object that is used by actors during a performance to enhance the storytelling or to make the scene more realistic. Props can range from simple everyday objects to more complex and elaborate items. They are an essential part of stage productions and help to create a believable environment for the audience.

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  • 13. 

    To SMIRK means to….

    • A.

      Tease in a cruel way

    • B.

      Smile in an insulting way

    • C.

      Point in an angry fashion

    • D.

      Laugh in a menacing (evil) sort of way

    Correct Answer
    B. Smile in an insulting way
    Explanation
    To "smirk" means to smile in an insulting way. This suggests that the person is expressing amusement or satisfaction at someone else's expense, often with a sense of superiority or condescension. Smirking can be seen as a form of teasing, but it specifically involves a mocking or derisive smile rather than any other type of behavior such as pointing or laughing. The key aspect of smirking is the combination of a smile and an insulting or mocking intention, making it the most accurate option among the given choices.

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  • 14. 

    Someone who is RELENTLESS

    • A.

      Continues forward

    • B.

      Stays out of the way

    • C.

      Hopes to be recognized

    • D.

      Refuses to give up

    Correct Answer
    D. Refuses to give up
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "refuses to give up" because someone who is relentless is determined and persistent in their efforts. They do not easily give up or surrender, even in the face of challenges or obstacles. They have a strong resolve and are committed to achieving their goals, no matter how difficult the journey may be.

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  • 15. 

    What is a NARRATIVE?

    • A.

      A lecture

    • B.

      An editorial

    • C.

      A story

    • D.

      An article

    Correct Answer
    C. A story
    Explanation
    A narrative refers to a story. It is a form of communication where events, experiences, or characters are presented in a sequential manner, often with a beginning, middle, and end. Unlike a lecture or an editorial, a narrative focuses on storytelling and engaging the audience through a plot, characters, and emotions. An article can also tell a story, but not all articles are narratives as they can also present information or provide analysis. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "a story."

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  • 16. 

    What is meant by the DENOTATION of a word?

    • A.

      How you feel about a word

    • B.

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • C.

      What the word does

    • D.

      The way a word is spelled

    Correct Answer
    B. The dictionary meaning of a word
    Explanation
    The denotation of a word refers to its dictionary meaning. It is the literal or primary meaning of a word, independent of any emotional or personal associations. This is different from connotation, which refers to the emotions, attitudes, or cultural associations that a word may carry. The denotation of a word is objective and can be found in a dictionary, while connotation is subjective and can vary depending on individual experiences and interpretations.

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  • 17. 

    What is meant by the CONNOTATION of a word?

    • A.

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • B.

      How a word works

    • C.

      The spelling of a word

    • D.

      The way a word makes you feel

    Correct Answer
    D. The way a word makes you feel
    Explanation
    The connotation of a word refers to the emotional or cultural associations that it carries, beyond its literal or dictionary meaning. It is about the feelings or ideas that a word evokes in people. This can vary from person to person, as different individuals may have different emotional responses or associations with certain words. Therefore, the connotation of a word is not solely determined by its dictionary definition, but rather by the subjective experiences and interpretations of individuals.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following words would have a NEGATIVE CONNOTATION?

    • A.

      Happiness

    • B.

      Peace

    • C.

      Arrogant

    • D.

      Carefree

    Correct Answer
    C. Arrogant
    Explanation
    The word "arrogant" would have a negative connotation because it implies a sense of superiority, self-importance, and an attitude of looking down on others. It suggests a lack of humility and respect for others, which is generally seen as negative behavior.

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  • 19. 

    What evidence is there that Mrs. Bunnin has difficulty hearing well?

    • A.

      She doesn't really care that Belinda is chewing gum because she can't see her chewing it, and doesn't hear her tell the others she has it

    • B.

      She doesn't hear Belinda tell the others she has gum, and keeps telling the students to speak up more

    • C.

      Believing that the students should do well in spelling in order to be good speakers

    • D.

      Caring so much about the play

    Correct Answer
    A. She doesn't really care that Belinda is chewing gum because she can't see her chewing it, and doesn't hear her tell the others she has it
    Explanation
    The evidence that Mrs. Bunnin has difficulty hearing well is that she doesn't hear Belinda tell the others she has gum and keeps telling the students to speak up more. Additionally, she doesn't really care that Belinda is chewing gum because she can't see her chewing it, which suggests that she may not be able to hear well enough to notice or be bothered by it.

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