The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle-part 1

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The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle Quizzes & Trivia

Test over story elements, literary elements, and vocabulary for the novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi.


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    the ship's kitchen
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    The galley refers to the ship's kitchen. This is the area where food is prepared and cooked for the crew and passengers on board. It is an essential part of any ship as it provides meals and sustenance during voyages. The term "galley" is commonly used in maritime contexts to specifically refer to the kitchen area on a ship.

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    Captain Jaggery is _________________________ .

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    the person who Charlotte says is like her father
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    Captain Jaggery is the person who Charlotte says is like her father. This means that Charlotte sees similarities between Captain Jaggery and her own father, either in their behavior, mannerisms, or some other aspect. Charlotte may have a close relationship with her father and sees qualities in Captain Jaggery that remind her of him. This could also suggest that Charlotte has a positive perception of Captain Jaggery, as she compares him to someone she holds in high regard.

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    Mr. Hollybrass is ______________________ .

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    the first mate
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    Mr. Hollybrass holds the position of the first mate on a ship or a boat. The first mate is the second-in-command to the captain and is responsible for assisting in the overall management and operation of the vessel. They often oversee the crew, ensure the safety of the ship, and help with navigation and other duties as needed. Therefore, Mr. Hollybrass is the first mate.

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    Zachariah is ____________________________ .

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    the ship's cook
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    Zachariah is referred to as "the ship's cook." This means that Zachariah has the role or job of preparing meals and cooking for the crew on the ship. He is responsible for ensuring that the crew is well-fed and satisfied during their time at sea.

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    The forecastle is _______________________________

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    where the crew's quarters were located
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    The forecastle is the area on a ship where the crew's quarters were located.

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    The brig is _________________________ .

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    the ship's jail
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    The term "brig" refers to the ship's jail. It is a confined space on a ship where prisoners or unruly crew members are held as a form of punishment or confinement. This term is commonly used in naval or maritime contexts to describe the designated area for imprisonment on a ship.

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    Mr. Keetch is _________________________________ .

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    the person who warns Charlotte not to sail when she first boards the ship
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    Mr. Keetch is the person who warns Charlotte not to sail when she first boards the ship. This implies that he is concerned for her safety and believes that sailing may pose a risk or danger. Mr. Keetch's warning suggests that he is looking out for Charlotte's well-being and wants to ensure that she is aware of any potential hazards associated with the voyage.

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    Mr. Grummage is _____________________________ .

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    the person who led Charlotte to the ship
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    Mr. Grummage is the person who led Charlotte to the ship. This implies that Mr. Grummage played a crucial role in guiding Charlotte towards the ship, suggesting that he was responsible for ensuring her safe passage or assisting her in reaching her destination.

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    Mr. Barlow is _________________________________ .

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    the person who helped Charlotte put her trunk away
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    Mr. Barlow is identified as the individual who assisted Charlotte in storing her trunk. This suggests that he provided assistance and support to Charlotte by helping her with a task.

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    Mr. Ewing is _____________________________ .

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    a Scot with a mermaid tattoo
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    Mr. Ewing is described as a Scot with a mermaid tattoo. This suggests that he is from Scotland and has a tattoo of a mermaid on his body. The information provided gives a clear description of Mr. Ewing's nationality and a unique characteristic of his appearance.

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    Vocabulary in context:Do not _________________________ too far into the woods.  It is getting dark and is too risky at this time of day.

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    The word "venture" means to go or proceed somewhere that may be dangerous or risky. In this context, the sentence is advising against going too far into the woods because it is getting dark and it is not safe to do so at this time of day. Therefore, the correct answer is "venture" as it fits perfectly in the sentence and conveys the intended meaning.

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    Vocabulary in context:He was feeling very ______________________ this afternoon since his goldfish Patrick just died, and he was mourning his loss.

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    The correct answer is "doleful, distraught." In the given sentence, the person is described as feeling a certain way due to the death of his goldfish. Both "doleful" and "distraught" are appropriate words to describe someone who is feeling sad, mournful, or deeply affected by a loss. Therefore, the combination of these two words accurately captures the person's emotional state in the given context.

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    Vocabulary in context:My mother told me that I shouldn't hang around with hoodlums unless I wanted to be considered a _________________________ myself.

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    The correct answer for this question is "ruffian" and "menace". In the given sentence, the speaker's mother advises them not to associate with hoodlums if they do not want to be seen as a ruffian or a menace themselves. This implies that hanging out with such individuals may lead to the speaker being perceived as a troublemaker or a threat to others.

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    Vocabulary in context:The criminal looked quite ________________________ as he sat in the courtroom with a threatening look upon his face.

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    menacing
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    The word "menacing" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the appearance of the criminal in the given context. The word suggests that the criminal looked threatening and dangerous, which is supported by the phrase "with a threatening look upon his face." Therefore, "menacing" is the most suitable word to fill in the blank and convey the intended meaning.

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    Vocabulary in context:Not wanting to do her chores, Julie chose to ______________________ her responsibilities and surf the net rather than do her work.

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    shirk
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    Julie decided to shirk her responsibilities and surf the net instead of doing her chores. This means that she avoided or neglected her duties and chose to engage in a different activity.

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    Vocabulary in context:He seemed to be very __________________________ as he worked with the sculpture, crafting it with his skilled hands.

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    dexterous
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    The word "dexterous" means skillful or adept in using one's hands. In the given sentence, the person is described as being very dexterous as he works with the sculpture, indicating that he is skilled and proficient in crafting it with his hands.

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    Vocabulary in context:The hitch on the back of the car was _________________________ from the back bumper, sticking out so far that I almost gashed my leg.

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    protruding
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    The correct answer, "protruding," means that the hitch on the back of the car was sticking out or extending beyond the back bumper. This caused the person to almost cut or injure their leg because of how far it was sticking out.

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    Vocabulary in context:When the students found out that the cafeteria was no longer going to be selling soft pretzels with cheese, they decided to organize a ______________________ to show their displeasure with the decision.

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    rebellion
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    The given correct answer is "rebellion". In the given context, the students are unhappy about the decision of the cafeteria to stop selling soft pretzels with cheese. To show their displeasure, they decide to organize a rebellion. A rebellion is an act of defiance or resistance against authority or established norms. In this case, the students are rebelling against the decision made by the cafeteria and expressing their dissatisfaction with it.

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    Vocabulary in context:The hard labor of the construction worker made him feel very _______________________ and weak at the end of the long, hot day.

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    decrepit
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    The hard labor of the construction worker made him feel very decrepit and weak at the end of the long, hot day. "Decrepit" means weakened or worn out, often due to old age or excessive use. In this context, it suggests that the construction worker's physical exertion and the challenging conditions of the job have left him feeling exhausted and physically debilitated.

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    Vocabulary in context:The disrespectful way that she was talking to her friend was just plain __________________________ .  She should be showing her friend respect instead.

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    despicable
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    The disrespectful way that she was talking to her friend was just plain despicable. This means that her behavior was extremely unacceptable and morally wrong. Instead of showing respect to her friend, she was being rude and offensive.

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    Vocabulary in context:When I graduated from kindergarten, all of my family was there to help me celebrate the _________________________  occasion.  It was such an important and meaningful day.

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    momentous
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    The word "momentous" means significant or important. In this context, the speaker is describing their graduation from kindergarten as a momentous occasion because it was a significant and meaningful day for them. The presence of their entire family to celebrate further emphasizes the importance of the event.

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    Vocabulary in context:One of my favorite things to do on a summer afternoon is _______________ in the sun while reading a great book.

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    bask
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    The word "bask" means to lie or relax in a pleasant and enjoyable way. In the given sentence, the person enjoys spending their summer afternoon in the sun, soaking up its warmth and rays, while reading a great book. This implies that they find pleasure and contentment in this activity, making "bask" the appropriate word choice.

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    Vocabulary in context:My little sister was  absolutely ______________________ when she found out that I broke a piece of her tea set.  Even though it was an accident, she was extremely angry.

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    livid
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    The word "livid" is used to describe someone who is extremely angry or furious. In this context, the little sister's reaction to finding out that her tea set was broken is described as "livid." This suggests that she was not just upset or annoyed, but rather filled with intense anger.

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    Vocabulary in context:While I like any kind of ice cream, if I have a choice,  I tend to be ____________________ to chocolate.  It is the flavor I usually pick.

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    partial
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    The word "partial" means having a preference or inclination towards something. In the given context, the speaker states that while they like any kind of ice cream, they tend to have a preference for chocolate. This means that they are more inclined or partial towards choosing chocolate as their preferred flavor of ice cream.

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    Vocabulary in context:At the beginning of the story, Charlotte seemed to be quite _______________________ as she chatted delightfully with Mr. Jaggery, trying to impress him with her charm.

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    beguiling
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    At the beginning of the story, Charlotte appeared to be very charming and captivating as she engaged in delightful conversation with Mr. Jaggery, attempting to impress him with her charisma.

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    Vocabulary in context:He ____________________________ grabbed hold of the bar in front of his seat without even thinking, as the roller coaster began its decent down the steep hill and continued its journey through twists and turns.

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    impulsively
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    The word "impulsively" fits in the given context because it describes the action of grabbing hold of the bar without thinking. The person reacted quickly and instinctively, without considering the consequences or making a conscious decision. This word conveys the idea of a spontaneous and immediate response to the roller coaster's movement.

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