"The School Play" Quiz

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"The School Play" QUIZ ----Answer the following questions AFTER carefully reading the story, completing the work, and WORKING with the VOCABULARY ----you will need to know the vocabulary words for this quiz!Remember to read the question CAREFULLY and then ALL the multiple choices before answering. Follow all directions carefully!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the end of the play, Alfonso says, "You gotta suck it up in bad times."  Explain how the story supports this statement and how it is the story's THEME.  Give TWO EXAMPLES from the story to support your response.
  • 2. 
    Explain what you the think story SUGGESTS ABOUT FEAR.  Give several details (more than one!!!) from the story to support your response:
  • 3. 
    Bonus: REMEMBER TO WRITE THIS ON ANOTHER SHEET OF PAPER AND put your first and last name on your paper/turn it into me ---I will not score these if you do not follow these directions!!Thinking about the story plot line, explain how the story plot line and other elements help to let the reader understand/know the theme of the story --then tell if the story is stated or implied.  Write this neatly and in paragraph form
  • 4. 
    What is one thing that Mrs. Bunnin wants?
    • A. 

      Ruben to wash his costume before he wears it

    • B. 

      A new globe and flag for her empty classroom

    • C. 

      Robert and Belinda to speak more loudly

    • D. 

      All the students to help carry in boxes of costumes

  • 5. 
    Because Robert has a speaking part in the play, you can INFER that he….
    • A. 

      Earned a high score on his spelling test

    • B. 

      Has plenty of acting experience

    • C. 

      Is Mrs. Bunnin's favorite student

    • D. 

      Hopes to be a famous actor one day

  • 6. 
    What is Robert's line in the play?
    • A. 

      "Oh, did you need some help?"

    • B. 

      "I wish I had never left the prairie!"

    • C. 

      "That's him, our hero."

    • D. 

      "Nothing's wrong, I can see."

  • 7. 
    Who bullies people at school?
    • A. 

      Belinda

    • B. 

      Robert

    • C. 

      David

    • D. 

      Rueben

  • 8. 
    The students who play snowflakes and trees contribute to the play by
    • A. 

      Illustrating how the Donner Party's problem is finally solved

    • B. 

      Providing weather reports of the Donner Party's journey to California

    • C. 

      Singing songs that provide background information about the Donner Party

    • D. 

      Creating the noises of the storm that the Donner Party faced

  • 9. 
    In the RISING ACTION, we  - as readers - learn that Robert
    • A. 

      Wants a new line

    • B. 

      Dislikes drama

    • C. 

      Needs to speak more loudly

    • D. 

      Misses his classes

  • 10. 
    During the RISING ACTION of the story, you also learn that Robert would secretly like to
    • A. 

      Count all the shooting stars in the sky

    • B. 

      Guard the president when he grows up

    • C. 

      Grow up to have an amazing memory

    • D. 

      Recite his lines better than anyone else

  • 11. 
    The students' play is about the….
    • A. 

      Gold Rush

    • B. 

      Civil War

    • C. 

      Varying weather and its problems for people

    • D. 

      Donner Party

  • 12. 
    In the FALLING ACTION of the plot, Robert….
    • A. 

      Goes backstage to remove his beard

    • B. 

      Chatters his teeth with the other students

    • C. 

      Avoids standing too close to Belinda

    • D. 

      Messes up his line in the students' play

  • 13. 
    In the RESOLUTION, you learn that Robert is….
    • A. 

      Worried about Mrs. Bunnin

    • B. 

      Excited that the play is over

    • C. 

      Happy with his performance

    • D. 

      Alarmed by Belinda's reaction

  • 14. 
    Robert is happy with his performance because he...
    • A. 

      Receives a standing ovation from the audience

    • B. 

      Makes it through without passing out from fear

    • C. 

      Gains the respect of Belinda and his classmates

    • D. 

      Delivers his lines as Robert De Niro would have done

  • 15. 
    What is a PROP?
    • A. 

      An outfit that an artist wears off stage

    • B. 

      A rehearsal performed without costumes

    • C. 

      A sound effect that a performer uses

    • D. 

      An object that an actor uses in a play

  • 16. 
    To SMIRK means to….
    • A. 

      Tease in a cruel way

    • B. 

      Smile in an insulting way

    • C. 

      Point in an angry fashion

    • D. 

      Laugh in a menacing (evil) sort of way

  • 17. 
    Someone who is RELENTLESS
    • A. 

      Continues forward

    • B. 

      Stays out of the way

    • C. 

      Hopes to be recognized

    • D. 

      Refuses to give up

  • 18. 
    What is a NARRATIVE?
    • A. 

      A lecture

    • B. 

      An editorial

    • C. 

      A story

    • D. 

      An article

  • 19. 
    What is meant by the DENOTATION of a word?
    • A. 

      How you feel about a word

    • B. 

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • C. 

      What the word does

    • D. 

      The way a word is spelled

  • 20. 
    What is meant by the CONNOTATION of a word?
    • A. 

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • B. 

      How a word works

    • C. 

      The spelling of a word

    • D. 

      The way a word makes you feel

  • 21. 
    Which of the following words would have a NEGATIVE CONNOTATION?
    • A. 

      Happiness

    • B. 

      Peace

    • C. 

      Arrogant

    • D. 

      Carefree

  • 22. 
    Having an IRRATIONAL FEAR means that it is….
    • A. 

      Something real that should be feared

    • B. 

      An important element that is scary

    • C. 

      Something one is afraid of, but it doesn't really make sense to be afraid of it

    • D. 

      Believing in the right of everyone to be afraid of whatever they choose/want to be afraid of

  • 23. 
    What evidence is there that Mrs. Bunnin has difficulty hearing well?
    • A. 

      She doesn't really care that Belinda is chewing gum because she can't see her chewing it, and doesn't hear her tell the others she has it

    • B. 

      She doesn't hear Belinda tell the others she has gum, and keeps telling the students to speak up more

    • C. 

      Believing that the students should do well in spelling in order to be good speakers

    • D. 

      Caring so much about the play

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