Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 17-18 Reading Check Quiz

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This is a simple 5 question fill in the blank and multiple choice quiz about the major events in chapters 17 and 18.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Havoc is created inside a __________, run by Ms. Turner. Inside, Coodemay orders Sop-de-Bottom to give up his chair. 

    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "restaurant, restaurants". The explanation for this answer is that the sentence mentions a specific place, "inside a ________, run by Ms. Turner." The word "restaurant" fits perfectly in this context as it is a place where havoc can be created. Additionally, the plural form "restaurants" is also a valid answer as it suggests that havoc can be created in multiple establishments run by Ms. Turner.

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  • 2. 

    Three people, Janie, Tea Cake and _______ flee for higher grounds together. In the end however, _______ (same person) decides to stay in the house instead of fleeing. 

    Explanation
    Janie, Tea Cake, and Motor Boat flee for higher grounds together. In the end, Motor Boat decides to stay in the house instead of fleeing.

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  • 3. 

    What natural disaster occurs in chapter 18? 

    • A.

      An earthquake

    • B.

      A storm

    • C.

      A tornado

    • D.

      A volcano eruption

    Correct Answer
    B. A storm
    Explanation
    In chapter 18, a storm occurs as the natural disaster.

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  • 4. 

    At the end of the chapter, what animal bites Tea Cake? 

    • A.

      Dog

    • B.

      Cat

    • C.

      Mule

    • D.

      Cow

    Correct Answer
    A. Dog
    Explanation
    Tea Cake is bitten by a dog at the end of the chapter.

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  • 5. 

    Why does Tea Cake beat Janie? 

    • A.

      Janie swore that she would marry Mrs. Tuner's brother

    • B.

      He wants Mrs. Turner to see how cruel he can be to a woman so that she wouldn't look down on him

    • C.

      Janie accuses Tea Cake of being with Nunkie again, resulting in a brutal fracas.

    • D.

      He wants to show Mrs. Turner that he is the boss of Janie; no one else can control her

    Correct Answer
    D. He wants to show Mrs. Turner that he is the boss of Janie; no one else can control her
    Explanation
    Tea Cake beats Janie in order to assert his dominance and control over her. He wants to show Mrs. Turner that he is the one who has power over Janie and that no one else can control her. This act of violence is a display of his authority and a way to prove his superiority to Mrs. Turner.

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