User Friendly, Homographs, And Cause & Effect

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User Friendly, Homographs, And Cause & Effect

A short quiz on identifying and defining homographs, and synthesizing relationships based on cause & effect. Also includes comprehension questions about the short story "User Friendly. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Homographs are words that
    • A. 

      Sound alike but have different spellings

    • B. 

      Are spelled alike and have the same meaning

    • C. 

      Are spelled alike but have different meanings

    • D. 

      Sound alike and have the same meaning

  • 2. 
    The homograph __________ means "to shut" OR "nearby"
  • 3. 
    The homograph ______ means "a mineral used for writing" OR "to be ahead of"
  • 4. 
    The homograph _____ means "the current time" OR "a gift"
  • 5. 
    Kevin is worried about all of the following problems except
    • A. 

      His reputation as a nerd

    • B. 

      His father's trip to Chicago

    • C. 

      Chuck's threats to beat him up

    • D. 

      The fact that Louis is operating independently

  • 6. 
    Louis's personality can best be described as
    • A. 

      Artistic and concerned about details

    • B. 

      Frightened and weak

    • C. 

      Loving but overly protective

    • D. 

      Cruel and unfeeling

  • 7. 
    The printout that Kevin's father shows him at the end of the story probably expresses Louis's
    • A. 

      True identity and affection for Kevin

    • B. 

      Plans for keeping Chuck in prison

    • C. 

      Passion for Ginny

    • D. 

      Confusion about the computer's name

  • 8. 
    After Kevin's father returns home and works on the computer, he
    • A. 

      Wonders if Louis is a woman instead of a computer

    • B. 

      Suspects that Kevin and Louis have become friends

    • C. 

      Is puzzled by Louis's final message

    • D. 

      Decides to rebuild the other computers in the house

  • 9. 
    Louis's acts of revenge affect
    • A. 

      Only Ginny

    • B. 

      Only Chuck

    • C. 

      Ginny and Chuck's entire family

    • D. 

      Only Chuck and Ginny

  • 10. 
    According to the story, what is the effect of connecting Louis to the new modem?
    • A. 

      Louis can communicate only with computers owned by Kevin's friends.

    • B. 

      Louis can access and learn from computers all over the world.

    • C. 

      Louis can write notes to Kevin about his email.

    • D. 

      Louis can give orders to the Secret Service.

  • 11. 
    Louis's acts of revenge are caused by
    • A. 

      Louis's desire to be a human being

    • B. 

      Louis's strong hatred for everyone except for Kevin

    • C. 

      Louis's mistaken desire to fix Kevin's problems

    • D. 

      Louis's anger that Kevin's father is in Chicago

  • 12. 
    All of the following traits apply to Kevin's character except
    • A. 

      Shy

    • B. 

      Intelligent

    • C. 

      Uneducated

    • D. 

      Sensitive

  • 13. 
    The computer's character is revealed by its
    • A. 

      Messages and actions

    • B. 

      Negativity toward Kevin's father

    • C. 

      Fondness for binary code

    • D. 

      Tone of voice and vocabulary

  • 14. 
    How are Louis and Kevin similar?  How are they different?  Write a short paragraph comparing and contrasting their personalities.  Support your ideas with at least two details from the short story.