Thicker Than Water By P.B. Hills Revision Quiz

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This story is based on a biblical account of Noah and his ark.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What kind of wood did Noah have to use?
    • A. 

      Pine

    • B. 

      Cedar

    • C. 

      Gopher

    • D. 

      Teak

  • 2. 
    The boys' first reaction when they heard that they had to build an ark was to visit the prophet .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What had been the boys' first reaction when they heard they had to build a boat?
    • A. 

      They ran to tell their wives.

    • B. 

      They thought their father had become crazy/senile.

    • C. 

      The confered with their mother.

    • D. 

      They started asking their father questions abouth this new project.

    • E. 

      They started arguing with their father.

  • 4. 
    The sons couldn't believe they had to build a boat. Why not?
    • A. 

      They were used to look after their father's flocks and they were used to a more relaxing lifestyle.

    • B. 

      They already had too much work and would not cope with this extra burden.

    • C. 

      It never rained in the desert where they lived and they would not need a boat.

    • D. 

      They believed it to be an impossible task.

  • 5. 
    What did Noah's wife think about the project. Choose the incorrect option from the possibilities below.
    • A. 

      She thought her husband has lost his marbles.

    • B. 

      She thought that Noah was right.

    • C. 

      She knew that even if he wasn't, there would be no way of stopping him.

    • D. 

      She supported him.

  • 6. 
    Japhet was the youngest son who always questioned his father's decisions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Ham was secretly proud about their achievement: to be able to build and finish the ark.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In the morning, Noah said, "Now we assemble the animals". The cold winds of a thousand northern winters clamped around their hearts. The sun froze in the sky. The birds stopped, and the sheep stopped, and the sons of Noah stood very,very still. Did the sun really "freeze"?
    • A. 

      No, this is a literal meaning.

    • B. 

      No, this is a figurative meaning.

    • C. 

      Yes, this was to show how motionless the sons became.

    • D. 

      Yes, the sons were so shocked and they were quite perturbed.

  • 9. 
    Why were the boys so shocked?
    • A. 

      Because "In the morning we get to lie in" is a modern expression.

    • B. 

      After building the ark they were very tired and were shocked to hear there was more work to be done.

    • C. 

      The NEEDED their rest and wanted to sleep late.

    • D. 

      They were unaware of the animals that had to be rounded up.

  • 10. 
    Ham was a very obedient and submissive son.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What were the boys' reaction when Noah said, "Two"?
    • A. 

      They were confused because they were not acquainted with so many animals.

    • B. 

      They were relievedthought their father meant only two animals.

    • C. 

      They were happy because they already had more than two animals on Noah's land.

  • 12. 
    Is "liner" an example of ___________?
    • A. 

      Slang

    • B. 

      Neologism

  • 13. 
    "No cedar ," said Noah. "It has to be gopher wood. is in the specifications." What are these specifications?
    • A. 

      Instructions on how to built an ark.

    • B. 

      Instructions which were given to engineers on how to build boats.

    • C. 

      Instructions on how to build the ark given to Noah by God.

    • D. 

      God's ten commandments on how to build arks.

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following colloquial expressions does not mean "mean/crazy"? 
    • A. 

      To flip one's lid

    • B. 

      To be stark, raving bonkers

    • C. 

      To lose one's marbles

    • D. 

      To get off the rail

    • E. 

      To lose one's pigs

    • F. 

      To have a bit of sun

    • G. 

      To be crackers

  • 15. 
    The theme of this story is about one man's faith and perseverance and of a family working together to achieve greatness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Who went to see the prophet?
    • A. 

      Ham and Shem

    • B. 

      Ham,Shem and Japhet

    • C. 

      Noah

    • D. 

      Ham, Shem and Noah

  • 17. 
    How long did it take Noah and his sons to build the ark?
    • A. 

      20 years

    • B. 

      40 years

    • C. 

      42 years

    • D. 

      45 years

  • 18. 
    When Japhet says, "Let's not exaggerate, Pop " is he......?
    • A. 

      Hoping his father is making a joke

    • B. 

      Worried that his father is serious

    • C. 

      Sure his father can't be serious because all the animals won't fit into their boat

    • D. 

      Hoping his father will say they need to get only a few animals

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    What does Ham mean when he says, "It is going to be another timber deal?
    • A. 

      That this is going to be another difficult task which is going to take years and years to finish.

    • B. 

      That they again will have to find a certain type of wood.

    • C. 

      That it again will be a deal which is in "the specifications."

    • D. 

      That this is again going to be a deal which will be hard to believe.

  • 20. 
    The sons went to see the prophet to find out whether they should believe their father that there was going to be a flood. The prophet told them that he couldn't see into the future. Why not?
    • A. 

      Because the boys neede to trust their father saying that there would be a flood

    • B. 

      Because he was fast becoming blind

    • C. 

      Because he could only see lots and lots of rain

  • 21. 
    "A thousand miles of sand." This an example of ...
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Incongruity

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      Noah had faith and obeyed God.

    • B. 

      He followed God's instructions faithfully.

    • C. 

      He is respected by his wife and sons.

    • D. 

      Noah loved his sons.

    • E. 

      He was not afraid to do what God told him to do.

    • F. 

      He almost wavered in his faith.

  • 23. 
    Shem, Ham and Japhet went into four directions of the compass to...
    • A. 

      Find two of each species of animals

    • B. 

      To look for gopher wood

    • C. 

      To look for the birds

    • D. 

      To not disappoint their father

  • 24. 
    The birds found their way to the ark on their own.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Why did collecting birds fell outside Noah and his sons" jurisdiction?
    • A. 

      Because the birds couldn't be caught.

    • B. 

      Because the birds had immigrated to other parts of Israel and could only be found during certain seasons.

    • C. 

      Because the birds were ordered by God to fly to their destination.

    • D. 

      Because the birds came of their own volition (free will) to their destination

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