Travels With Charley Book! Trivia Quiz

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Travels With Charley Book! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      He had little knowledge of the history and culture of America.

    • B. 

      He could not understand why most Americans act the way they do.

    • C. 

      He felt out of touch with areas he had not visited in a long time.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      He wanted to bring as little attention to himself as possible.

    • B. 

      He wanted to be as comfortable as possible while he was traveling.

    • C. 

      He wanted to be able to pack up and go at a moment’s notice.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      I, II, and IV

    • B. 

      I, II, and III

    • C. 

      II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      I, III, and IV

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      He gets a chance to say out loud the worry he feels about the wind.

    • B. 

      He illustrates Charley’s important contribution to the trip.

    • C. 

      He shows that loneliness when traveling can cause a person to do strange things.

  • 5. 
    In Travels with Charley, the best way to clarify how the landscape differes between the Bismarck and Mandan sides of the Missouri River is
    • A. 

      To pause in your reading

    • B. 

      To reread the description

    • C. 

      To look at a map

    • D. 

      Read ahead

  • 6. 
    Referring to the Badlands in Travels with Charley, Steinbeck writes, "What a place for a colony of troglodytes, or better, of trolls, "what would be the best sources to find out the difference between troglodytes and trolls?"
    • A. 

      An atlas

    • B. 

      A dictionary

    • C. 

      A thesaurus

    • D. 

      A book about the Badlands

  • 7. 
    In Travels with Charley, what would be the best source to find out how close Galva is to Beach in North Dakota?
    • A. 

      A thesaurus

    • B. 

      A dictionary

    • C. 

      An encyclopedia

    • D. 

      A map of North Dakota

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      He is annoyed by her constant prattle

    • B. 

      He realizes that he is afraid of the area

    • C. 

      He feels comforted by her friendly manner

  • 9. 
    From Steinbeck’s actions in Travels with Charley, you can conclude that he
    • A. 

      Has no sense of humor about himself

    • B. 

      Does not easily make conversation with others

    • C. 

      Tends to be ruled by his emotional reactions

  • 10. 
    Steinbeck’s description of the Badlands in Travels with Charley differs from one you would read in a travel guide in that it
    • A. 

      Does not describe the landscape

    • B. 

      Relates observations about human nature

    • C. 

      Is very lengthy and detailed

  • 11. 
    In Travels with Charley, Steinbeck makes as many observations about human nature as he does about nature because
    • A. 

      One of his main interests as a writer is in human nature

    • B. 

      He does not find the natural setting interesting

    • C. 

      He does not want his essay to read like a travel guide

  • 12. 
    Which of the following combinations best describes Steinbeck’s various emotions about the Badlands in Travels with Charley?
    • A. 

      Uneasiness, fear, delight

    • B. 

      Boredom, amusement, contentment

    • C. 

      Anxiety, resentment, exhilaration

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements from Travels with Charley might you also find in a standard travel guide?
    • A. 

      Across the Missouri on the Mandan side, it is pure west, with brown grass and water scorings and small outcrops.

    • B. 

      I went into a state of flight, running to get away from the unearthly landscape.

    • C. 

      Just as I felt unwanted in this land, so do I feel a reluctance in writing about it.

  • 14. 
    Something that moves from place to place is
    • A. 

      Diagnostic

    • B. 

      Peripatetic

    • C. 

      Fantastic

    • D. 

      Photographic

  • 15. 
    What is the meaning of the word maneuver in the following sentence? Steinbeck felt that a trailer would be difficult to maneuver on a mountain road.
    • A. 

      Drive

    • B. 

      Encounter

    • C. 

      Avoid

    • D. 

      Control

  • 16. 
    What of the following is celestial?
    • A. 

      The moon

    • B. 

      An airplane

    • C. 

      The air

    • D. 

      A bird