Three- Century Woman

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Vocbulary and Comprehension:Directions: Find the word or words with the same meaning as the underlined word. Directions: Read each question. Choose your answer. Circle the letter next to your choice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    She lost her spectacles,
    • A. 

      Briefcase

    • B. 

      Glasses

    • C. 

      Appetite

    • D. 

      Concentration

  • 2. 
    He placed the withered leaves in a trash can.
    • A. 

      Fragrant

    • B. 

      Slimy

    • C. 

      Fragile

    • D. 

      Shriveled

  • 3. 
    She pondered her next move in the game.
    • A. 

      Thought about

    • B. 

      Arranged carefully

    • C. 

      Announced

    • D. 

      Attempted

  • 4. 
    There was a severe winter storm last month.
    • A. 

      Brief

    • B. 

      Frightening

    • C. 

      Harsh

    • D. 

      Thrilling

  • 5. 
    We heard an eerie noise.
    • A. 

      Strange

    • B. 

      Soothing

    • C. 

      Shrill

    • D. 

      Scraping

  • 6. 
    Which happened first?
    • A. 

      A TV crew interviewed Mrs. Breckenridge.

    • B. 

      Megan kissed her great-grandmother.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Breckenridge dismissed the newspaper reporter.

    • D. 

      Megan's mom and aunt spoke on the phone.

  • 7. 
    Where does most of the story take place?
    • A. 

      At a mall

    • B. 

      At a facility for elders

    • C. 

      In a car

    • D. 

      At Megan's house

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      She had been on the Hindenburg.

    • B. 

      She lived through a big earthquake.

    • C. 

      She has lived in three different centuries.

    • D. 

      She was over one hundred years old.

  • 9. 
    A sentence in the story says, "Mom and I went in first, and our eyes popped." What does this mean?
    • A. 

      Thier eyes opened so wide they made a noise.

    • B. 

      They were surprised by what they saw.

    • C. 

      They both closed their eyes at the same time.

    • D. 

      Thier eyes hurt when they saw Mrs. Breckinridge's bright clothes.

  • 10. 
    How did Megan change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story?
    • A. 

      She became more patient with her mother.

    • B. 

      She became more interested in learning history.

    • C. 

      She became more curious about her great-granfather.

    • D. 

      She became more interested in visiting her great-grandmother.

  • 11. 
    What is the theme of the story?
    • A. 

      Don't believe everything you hear.

    • B. 

      Elderly people cannot be trusted.

    • C. 

      Reading is important for everyone.

    • D. 

      People become wiser as they age.

  • 12. 
    Which best describes Mrs. Breckenridge?
    • A. 

      Realistic

    • B. 

      Mischievous

    • C. 

      Creative

    • D. 

      Sensible

  • 13. 
    When she was describing the events after the wreck of the Hindenburg, Mrs. Breckenridge said she looked at herself and thought she was wearing a lace dress.  What does this mean?
    • A. 

      Her dress was full of holes.

    • B. 

      She was confused after the wreck.

    • C. 

      Her dress was uncomfortable.

    • D. 

      She was telling the reporters that she dressed well.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      When Megan and her mom let the reporters in

    • B. 

      When Mrs. Breckenridge says she lives in the present

    • C. 

      When Megan's mom confronts Mrs. Breckenridge

    • D. 

      When Mrs. Breckenridge falls asleep

  • 15. 
    Why did Mrs. Breckenridge lie to the TV reporter?
    • A. 

      She wanted him to have a good story.

    • B. 

      She felt he was interested only in her memories.

    • C. 

      She wanted to amuse her daughter.

    • D. 

      She didn't know she was not telling the truth.

  • 16. 
    What is the most likely reason the author wrote this selection?
    • A. 

      To convince readers to visit their grandparents more often.

    • B. 

      To make readers feel sorry for Mrs. Breckendridge.

    • C. 

      To convince readers to learn more about historical events.

    • D. 

      To entertain readers with an amusing story.

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      It adds conflict and makes the story more interesting.

    • B. 

      It makes the readers feel sorry for Mrs. Breckenridge.

    • C. 

      It provides the resolution to the problems in the story.

    • D. 

      It makes readers pay close attention to Mrs. Breckenridge's tales.

  • 18. 
    What figurative language did you use when writing your "Shark vs. Train" book?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Puns

    • C. 

      Idioms

  • 19. 
    The author's purpose of this selection was to
    • A. 

      Persuade

    • B. 

      To entertain

    • C. 

      To inform

  • 20. 
    _____________ are the qualities such as bravery or shyness, of characters, or people and animals in a story.
    • A. 

      Disposition

    • B. 

      Traits

    • C. 

      Plot

  • 21. 
    The ____________ is the pattern of events in a story.  Usually, the events are told from start to finish.
    • A. 

      Plot

    • B. 

      Rising action

    • C. 

      Resolution