Uncle Septimus's Beard Tale Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why did Aunt Rachel like Uncle Septimus's beard?
    • A. 

      She never knew a man with a beard before

    • B. 

      Uncle Septimus had always had a beard

    • C. 

      The beard is soft to the touch and pretty

    • D. 

      The beard sweeps the floor for her

  • 2. 
    Which excerpt best helps you visualize the way Uncle Septimus's beard looks when he uses it to fish?
    • A. 

      “Uncle Septimus went fishing at the creek with his sons”

    • B. 

      “the whole mass was quivering underwater like seaweed”

    • C. 

      “Uncle Septimus sat still for several minutes, and then the sons waded into the creek”

    • D. 

      “Uncle Septimus gave a fish fry for the whole community”

  • 3. 
    In the selection, which detail is an example of a hyperbole?
    • A. 

      His beard would unwind for over an hour.

    • B. 

      Everyone in town calls Septimus "Uncle."

    • C. 

      Uncle Septimus goes fishing with his sons.

    • D. 

      Townspeople think Uncle Septimus is kind.

  • 4. 
    Based on the the sentence starting on line 87, what caused the sons to build a windlass for Uncle Septimus?
    • A. 

      Animals on the farm keep building nests in the beard.

    • B. 

      Neighborhood children use his beard to jump rope.

    • C. 

      Uncle Septimus is tangled in his beard for three days.

    • D. 

      Aunt Rachel keeps tripping over the beard in the house.

  • 5. 
    In the resolution of this selection, Uncle Septimus is unable to hear his family calling him because
    • A. 

      The wind is blowing too hard

    • B. 

      His beard has piled behind the fence

    • C. 

      His beard is swishing back and forth

    • D. 

      The windlass is making too much noise

  • 6. 
    Which statement is an example of a hyperbole that is characteristic of a tall tale?
    • A. 

      Uncle Septimus washes his beard every evening to get rid of the dust.

    • B. 

      Uncle Septimus had difficulty hunting when his beard was long.

    • C. 

      Uncle Septimus tucks his beard under the bib of his overalls.

    • D. 

      A tornado chokes on Uncle Septimus's beard and is destroyed.

  • 7. 
    Based on the sentence below from paragraph 1, what does the vocabulary word imposing mean? "So maybe this imposing image, recalled so vividly by Aunt Rachel, was the inspiration for Uncle Septimus's decision."
    • A. 

      Dangerous

    • B. 

      Unique

    • C. 

      Impressive

    • D. 

      Hidden

  • 8. 
    In the sentence below, what does the vocabulary word inspiration mean based on context clues? "So maybe this imposing image, recalled so vividly by Aunt Rachel, was the inspiration for Uncle Septimus's decision."
    • A. 

      An action that unites you

    • B. 

      Something that motivates you

    • C. 

      A place that makes you feel happy

    • D. 

      Something that reminds you of someone

  • 9. 
    Based on the sentence below starting on line 87, what does the vocabulary word incident mean? "After that incident, Septimus's sons rigged up a windlass and wrapped the beard around it."
    • A. 

      A sudden thought

    • B. 

      A fresh idea

    • C. 

      An unexpected result

    • D. 

      A single event

  • 10. 
    In the sentence below, what does the vocabulary word assert mean? "Other people assert that what we take to be Spanish moss hanging on the oaks in southern Georgia and northern Florida may really be pieces of Uncle Septimus's beard."
    • A. 

      State something confidently

    • B. 

      Think about something often

    • C. 

      Make something quickly

    • D. 

      Stop something entirely

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