The Treasure Of Lemon Brown Vocabulary Quiz

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Have you read 'The Treasure of Lemon Brown?' Think you can take this fantastic quiz and test your vocabulary knowledge of the novel? The novel is written by Walter Dean Myers. We urge you to consider everything you've studied and analyzed throughout this short story. Make sure to carefully read the questions and all the answers before choosing the best answer! We challenge you to get a high score on this quiz! Can you do it? Keep studying & good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the exposition of the story, Greg is angry with his dad because of his father's

    • A.

      Locking him out of the house during a strom

    • B.

      Refusal to let Greg go to spend the day with his new friend Lemon

    • C.

      Wanting to tell Greg all about his chidhood memories

    • D.

      Refusal to let Greg play basketball

    Correct Answer
    D. Refusal to let Greg play basketball
    Explanation
    Greg is angry with his dad because his father refuses to let him play basketball. This suggests that playing basketball is important to Greg and he feels frustrated and upset that his dad is preventing him from doing something he enjoys.

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  • 2. 

    What was Greg's reasoning for going into the old building the first time/

    • A.

      He knows that Lemon Brown has a nice treasure.

    • B.

      He wants to see the inside of the building and the rain encouraged him to go on inn.

    • C.

      Some thugs chased him into the building and he was afraid of the 3 thugs

    • D.

      He wants to avoid his father, and while doing so it begins to rain.

    Correct Answer
    D. He wants to avoid his father, and while doing so it begins to rain.
    Explanation
    Greg's reasoning for going into the old building the first time was to avoid his father, and while doing so it begins to rain.

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  • 3. 

    The description of Lemon Browsn's clothes help you infer that he is a .....

    • A.

      Mean indvidual

    • B.

      World traveler and enjoys life

    • C.

      World travel and hopeful for the future

    • D.

      Blues musician and is homeless

    Correct Answer
    D. Blues musician and is homeless
    Explanation
    The description of Lemon Brown's clothes suggests that he is a blues musician and is homeless. The mention of his "raggedy brown pants," "tattered leather jacket," and "raggedy, army green shirt" indicates that he doesn't have proper attire or resources to take care of himself. The association with blues music can be inferred from the description of his harmonica, which is a common instrument used in blues music.

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  • 4. 

    What does Lemon Brown do that helps us infer that thugs have attecked him before?

    • A.

      Shows Greg his treasure

    • B.

      Takes someone's flashlight from him

    • C.

      Threatens Greg with a razor when he first meets him

    • D.

      Sleeps in an abandoned building

    Correct Answer
    C. Threatens Greg with a razor when he first meets him
    Explanation
    Lemon Brown's action of threatening Greg with a razor when they first meet suggests that thugs have attacked him before. This aggressive and defensive behavior indicates that Lemon Brown is experienced in dealing with dangerous situations and has likely encountered violence in the past. It implies that he has learned to protect himself and is prepared to use force if necessary, indicating a history of confrontations with thugs.

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  • 5. 

    What does the narrator's use of 3rd Person Limited Point of View in this excerpt from the story help you, as a reader, to understand? "Maybe the thought came to Greg, the scene could be even eerier."

    • A.

      How Greg feels about Lemon Brown

    • B.

      Where Greg is hiding from the men

    • C.

      Why Greg jumps down the stairs

    • D.

      Why Greg howls on the stairs

    Correct Answer
    D. Why Greg howls on the stairs
    Explanation
    The narrator's use of 3rd person limited point of view helps the reader understand why Greg howls on the stairs. This point of view allows the reader to see the events and thoughts from Greg's perspective, providing insight into his emotions and actions. By using this narrative technique, the reader can infer that Greg howls on the stairs as a way to express fear or distress in the eerie scene.

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  • 6. 

    What does the narrator's use of 3rd person point of view in this excerpt help you to INFER about Greg's feelings and actions? "Lemon Brown didn't move.  Greg felt himself near panic."

    • A.

      His decision to take the men's flashlight because he realized they couldn't see in the dark well

    • B.

      His decision to go home as soon as possible because of his extreme fear and the realization that these were really ominous men

    • C.

      The reason he attacks the men on the stairs and saves the day for he and Lemon Brwon

    • D.

      The reason he howls to save Lemon Brown and makes the men think there are ghosts in the building

    Correct Answer
    D. The reason he howls to save Lemon Brown and makes the men think there are ghosts in the building
    Explanation
    The narrator's use of 3rd person point of view in this excerpt suggests that Greg is feeling a sense of panic. By stating "Greg felt himself near panic," it implies that Greg is experiencing a heightened level of fear or anxiety. This can be inferred from the use of the word "panic" and the fact that Greg is aware of his own emotional state. Additionally, the use of 3rd person point of view allows the reader to understand Greg's actions and emotions from an outside perspective.

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  • 7. 

    How does Lemon Brown know that his son valued the treasure?

    • A.

      The son kept the treasure while he traveled the world over

    • B.

      The son kept the treasure while he fought in the war

    • C.

      Lemon Brown had told his son of their importance and worth

    • D.

      The son told Lemon Brown how important the treasure was to him.

    Correct Answer
    B. The son kept the treasure while he fought in the war
    Explanation
    Lemon Brown knows that his son valued the treasure because the son kept it while he fought in the war. This suggests that the son considered the treasure to be important enough to protect and keep with him even during dangerous and challenging times.

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  • 8. 

    What - in Lemon Brown's eyes - makes the treasure worth fighting thugs over it?

    • A.

      The fact that he wants to pass it on to his family

    • B.

      Collecting it took him a very long time

    • C.

      The connection it gives him to his past and to the memory of his son

    • D.

      Losing his treasure borke his heart so he had to try to find a new treasure to pretend it was worth something

    Correct Answer
    C. The connection it gives him to his past and to the memory of his son
    Explanation
    The connection the treasure gives Lemon Brown to his past and the memory of his son makes it worth fighting thugs over. This suggests that the treasure holds sentimental value for Lemon Brown, reminding him of happier times and the love he had for his son. It represents a connection to his personal history and serves as a source of comfort and emotional attachment.

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  • 9. 

    What is one inference you can make about why Lemon Brown stops playing the blues?

    • A.

      He decides he doesn't like doing it anymore

    • B.

      People got bored with him and quit coming to see him play and sing.

    • C.

      Things were going well with him and his music; therefore, it became difficult to 'sing the blues'

    • D.

      He and his family were happy together but began to fight when his blues quit being accepted by people.

    Correct Answer
    C. Things were going well with him and his music; therefore, it became difficult to 'sing the blues'
    Explanation
    Lemon Brown stops playing the blues because things were going well with him and his music. This suggests that he no longer feels the need to express his emotions through the blues genre, as his life has improved and he no longer has the same hardships to sing about.

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  • 10. 

    Greg's encounter with Lemon Brown changes his view of his own father by teaching Greg that....

    • A.

      Fathers are honest and nice

    • B.

      Fathers' opinion about hard work and math will help him not ever be homeless

    • C.

      His father's past was probably very much like Lemon Brown's

    • D.

      Fathers and sons have a special bond and that his father only wants him to work hard so he can do well in life!

    Correct Answer
    D. Fathers and sons have a special bond and that his father only wants him to work hard so he can do well in life!
    Explanation
    Greg's encounter with Lemon Brown changes his view of his own father by teaching him that fathers and sons have a special bond and that his father only wants him to work hard so he can do well in life.

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  • 11. 

    What does the word AJAR mean?

    • A.

      Half alive

    • B.

      Slightly cold

    • C.

      Partially open

    • D.

      Somewhat musty

    Correct Answer
    C. Partially open
    Explanation
    The word "ajar" refers to something that is partially open. It implies that a door or a window is not completely closed, but rather slightly open. This term is commonly used to describe a partially open position of an object, indicating that it is not fully closed but not completely open either.

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  • 12. 

    What is a TREMOR?

    • A.

      Intennse pain

    • B.

      Intense panic feeling

    • C.

      Nervous shaking

    • D.

      Loud howling

    Correct Answer
    C. Nervous shaking
    Explanation
    A tremor refers to a rhythmic, involuntary shaking or trembling of the body, usually caused by the contraction and relaxation of muscles. It is commonly associated with conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, or anxiety. The term "nervous shaking" accurately describes the characteristic trembling that occurs during a tremor episode. It is important to note that a tremor is not related to intense pain, panic feelings, or loud howling.

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  • 13. 

    If something COMMENCES, it....

    • A.

      Trembles

    • B.

      Begins

    • C.

      Is open a little

    • D.

      Remembers

    Correct Answer
    B. Begins
    Explanation
    The word "commences" means to start or begin something. Therefore, the correct answer is "begins".

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  • 14. 

    To BECKON is to...

    • A.

      Risk your life

    • B.

      Signal to come

    • C.

      Fight for justice

    • D.

      Risk your life

    Correct Answer
    B. Signal to come
    Explanation
    Beckoning is the act of making a gesture or signal to someone, typically with the hand or arm, to invite them to come closer or follow. It does not involve risking one's life or fighting for justice. Therefore, the correct answer is "signal to come."

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  • 15. 

    Something that is GNARLED is...

    • A.

      Tattered and torn

    • B.

      Rough and twisted

    • C.

      Dirty and very old

    • D.

      Hidden and sdsicreet

    Correct Answer
    B. Rough and twisted
    Explanation
    GNARLED refers to something that is rough and twisted. This means that the object or surface has a rugged and uneven texture, often due to age or damage. It can also imply a twisted or contorted shape, giving the impression of being gnarled or knotted. This term is commonly used to describe tree branches or roots that have grown in a twisted and uneven manner.

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  • 16. 

    If something is IMPROMPTU, it is....

    • A.

      Prompted by someone or something

    • B.

      Misunderstood

    • C.

      Unplanned

    • D.

      Absent

    Correct Answer
    C. Unplanned
    Explanation
    An impromptu action or event is one that is not planned or prepared in advance. It occurs spontaneously, without any prior thought or arrangement. Therefore, the correct answer is "unplanned".

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  • 17. 

    If someone is TENTATIVE about something, he or she is....

    • A.

      Adequately happy

    • B.

      Fureiously angry

    • C.

      Hesitating

    • D.

      Fearful

    Correct Answer
    C. Hesitating
    Explanation
    When someone is tentative about something, they are unsure or hesitant. They may have doubts or lack confidence in their decision or action. This hesitation could be due to various reasons such as lack of information or fear of making a mistake. Being tentative implies a cautious approach and a reluctance to fully commit or make a firm decision.

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  • 18. 

    Using the similes on the next few questions --- - decide what the word in all caps means......(This is directly from the sheet from your exercise!!) "Through all the turmoil, she remained as SERENE as a cloudless sky on a lazy summer afternoon."

    • A.

      Hot and sunshiny

    • B.

      Calm and happy

    • C.

      Bold and beautiful

    • D.

      Cloudy and dark

    Correct Answer
    B. Calm and happy
    Explanation
    The word "serene" is being compared to a cloudless sky on a lazy summer afternoon. This simile suggests that "serene" means calm and happy, as a cloudless sky on a lazy summer afternoon is peaceful and content.

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  • 19. 

    "Like a palace guard standing stiff and silent, the STOIC child showed no trace of emotion"

    • A.

      Non-emotional and still

    • B.

      Sweet and happy

    • C.

      Brisk and poignant

    • D.

      Loving and sweet

    Correct Answer
    A. Non-emotional and still
    Explanation
    The word "stoic" means someone who remains calm and unemotional in the face of adversity. In the given sentence, the phrase "showed no trace of emotion" reinforces this meaning. The word "still" in the options further emphasizes the lack of movement or emotional expression. Therefore, the correct answer is "Non-emotional and still." This option accurately describes the behavior of the child in the sentence.

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  • 20. 

    "The teenager had a VORACIOUS appetite, like a bear after its long winter sleep".

    • A.

      Sleepy and droggy

    • B.

      Extremely hungry

    • C.

      Overly angry

    • D.

      Up and down in moods

    Correct Answer
    B. Extremely hungry
    Explanation
    The phrase "VORACIOUS appetite" suggests that the teenager is extremely hungry. The comparison to a bear after its long winter sleep further emphasizes the intensity of their hunger.

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  • 21. 

    Complete the next few Analogies (like on the sheet) with the correct pairs below the analogy: LEFT ;RIGHT ::

    • A.

      Finish: commence

    • B.

      Gnarled : knotted

    • C.

      Threatening : omionous

    • D.

      Wise : foolish

    Correct Answer
    A. Finish: commence
    Explanation
    The analogy "LEFT : RIGHT" is a relationship of opposites, where "LEFT" is the opposite of "RIGHT". Similarly, in the given analogy "finish : commence", "finish" is the opposite of "commence" as "finish" means to complete or end something, while "commence" means to begin or start something. Therefore, the correct pair for the analogy is "finish : commence".

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  • 22. 

    LECTURE : SPEECH ::

    • A.

      Knotted : commence

    • B.

      Knotted : gnarled

    • C.

      Knotted : foolish

    • D.

      Knotted : tremor

    Correct Answer
    B. Knotted : gnarled
    Explanation
    The relationship between the words "knotted" and "gnarled" is that they are both adjectives that describe a physical characteristic. "Knotted" refers to something that is tied or twisted, while "gnarled" refers to something that is twisted or knotted in a rugged and rough manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "knotted : gnarled" because they share a similar relationship as the words in the given analogy.

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  • 23. 

    SKILLFUL : CLEVER ::

    • A.

      Threatening : omionous

    • B.

      Threatening : gnarled

    • C.

      Threatening : tentative

    • D.

      Threatening : hopeful

    Correct Answer
    A. Threatening : omionous
    Explanation
    The relationship between "skillful" and "clever" is that they are synonyms, meaning they have similar meanings. Similarly, the relationship between "threatening" and "ominous" is that they are also synonyms, meaning they have similar meanings. Therefore, the correct answer is "threatening : ominous" because they have a similar relationship as "skillful : clever".

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  • 24. 

    Who is the PROTAGONIST of this short story?

    • A.

      Greg

    • B.

      Greg's dad

    • C.

      The thugs

    • D.

      The narrator

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Greg because the protagonist refers to the main character or the central figure in a story. Since Greg is mentioned as one of the options, it can be inferred that he is the protagonist of this short story.

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  • 25. 

    What does Lemon Brown tell Greg about pain, and complaining about pain?

  • 26. 

    Describe at least 2 ways that Lemon Brown treats Greg like a son:

  • 27. 

    What is the THEME of this story?  Explain your answer in a well written paragraph --include at least 1 vocabulary word.

  • 28. 

    Who is the author of "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"?

    • A.

      William Douglas Manley

    • B.

      Walter Douglas Manley

    • C.

      Walter Dean Myers

    • D.

      Walter Douglas Manley

    Correct Answer
    C. Walter Dean Myers
    Explanation
    Walter Dean Myers is the correct answer because he is the author of "The Treasure of Lemon Brown."

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  • 29. 

    State 5 facts stated about the author in the excerpt given in the text or the ONLINE TEXTBOOK work that we did (you should have these in your work!!): State 1 OPINION about the author:

  • 30. 

    In which Point of View is this story told?

    • A.

      1st Person Point of View

    • B.

      2nd Person Point of View

    • C.

      3rd Person Limited Point of View

    • D.

      3rd Person Omniscient Point of View

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd Person Limited Point of View
    Explanation
    The story is told from a third-person limited point of view because the narrator is an external observer who knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character. The narrator provides insights into the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of this character, but does not have access to the internal thoughts of other characters. This creates a sense of intimacy with the focal character while still maintaining some distance and objectivity.

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  • 31. 

    What is Greg's INTERNAL CONFLICT during the exposition?

    • A.

      He doesn't like the principal because she sent a letter to his dad about his math grade being poor.

    • B.

      It is raining and lightening and he is needing to find shelter from the storm

    • C.

      He is struggling with talking to his dad about his grades, and being upset about the possibility of not getting to play basketball like he'd like if he doesn't get his grades up where they should be!

    • D.

      The Scorpions are the basketball team that he wants to play for and he's not sure he's good enough to make the team.

    Correct Answer
    C. He is struggling with talking to his dad about his grades, and being upset about the possibility of not getting to play basketball like he'd like if he doesn't get his grades up where they should be!
    Explanation
    Greg's internal conflict during the exposition is his struggle with talking to his dad about his grades and being upset about the possibility of not being able to play basketball if his grades do not improve. This conflict arises from his desire to excel in basketball and his fear of disappointing his father. He is torn between his passion for the sport and the pressure to perform academically.

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  • 32. 

    Write a paragraph SUMMARAIZING "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" USE AT LEAST 3 VOCABULARY WORDS in your paragraph. After your summary, tell a connection you can/have made with or to this story and real life.

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