Watsons Book Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is a personification expressed in the story?
    • A. 

      "...you kids were popping up like prairie dogs..." pg. 154

    • B. 

      "the warm air and the highway noise and the Brown Bomber's seat and the way Joey was breathing all pushed me back to sleep.' pg. 144

    • C. 

      "...it stuck straight up like porcupine stickers...' pg. 87

    • D. 

      "These guys couldn't have hurt me if they'd thrown me off the Empire State Building!" pg.9

  • 2. 
    "Hel' me!  Keh--ee!  Go geh hel'!  pg 13 "You gonna do this here admittin' in front of little Homer he--uh?" pg. 151 "Wunnerful, wunnerful!" Dad said. pg. 113 Why does the author include misspelled words in the dialogue between characters?
    • A. 

      The misspelled words help the readers improve their spelling because readers have to fix the spelling in order to understand what is written.

    • B. 

      The misspelled words help readers "hear" the way the characters talk so the conversation is more realistic.

    • C. 

      The misspelled words make the readers laugh at the jokes.

    • D. 

      The misspelled words are an oversight in the editing of the book.

  • 3. 
    "Byron started walking toward Momma in slow motion, sliding his feet on the linoleum.  He pulled off his hat and stood there looking down, like his shoes were all of a sudden real interesting." pg. 87 In this passage, the word linoleum means
    • A. 

      The doorway where Byron was standing.

    • B. 

      The type of shoes Byron was wearing.

    • C. 

      A new hair style.

    • D. 

      Washable floor covering.

  • 4. 
    "Even though none of us kids got hurt by the bomb they acted like they were worried about us.  They weren't too worried about Byron and weren't worried at all about Joey, we'd all agreed not to tell her what happened at the church and had left Birmingham that night, before she had a chance to find anything out.  I was kind of surprised because the way Momma and Dad were talking I could tell they were most worried about me. They came out of the kitchen and sat on the couch.  I knew they were talking about me again.  Momma said, 'He's been disappearing, Daniel.  Hours go by and I don't know where he is.' 'What's he say when you ask him where he's been?' 'He tells me he hasn't been anywhere, he says I shouldn't worry.  It's so strange, I call him and he's nowhere to be found but a few minutes later he just pops up.' 'Doesn't Byron know where he goes?' 'He says he doesn't.' 'He is being awfully quiet.' What information in the passage best supports Kenny's conclusion that Momma and Dad were most worried about him?
    • A. 

      Kenny pops up and surprises Momma after she has been calling for him.

    • B. 

      Kenny agreed with the family not to tell Joetta what happened at the church.

    • C. 

      Kenny overhears Momma and Dad discussing his disappearances.

    • D. 

      Kenny thought they should be happy that no one in the Watson family was hurt by the bomb.

  • 5. 
    When Kenny discovers Byron stuck to the rear view mirror, he runs inside to get help.  Which of the following statements best shows why the family finally believed Kenny?
    • A. 

      "He was as stuck as a fly on flypaper." pg. 13

    • B. 

      "Really! He's froze to the car." pg 13

    • C. 

      "Help! He's crying!" pg. 13

    • D. 

      "Momma, please hurry up!" p. 13

  • 6. 
    Why does Mr. Alums tell the class how "vital it is that one be able to read well"? pg. 23
    • A. 

      He was excited to have Kenny read in front of his brother's class.

    • B. 

      He was emphasizing the need for literacy in a "hostile" world.

    • C. 

      He was the meanest teacher at Clark Elementary.

    • D. 

      He was impressed with how advanced Kenny was as a second grader.

  • 7. 
    What is the most likely reason Kenny draws the conclusion that the two new boys will be his "savers"?
    • A. 

      The boys are very friendly, and Kenny believes he will finally have friends.

    • B. 

      The boys talk "country", so Kenny thinks they are not as smart as him.

    • C. 

      The boys are very friendly, so Kenny believes they will sit with him on the bus.

    • D. 

      The boys are dressed raggedy, talk "country", and are overly friendly, so Kenny thinks they will be new targets for bullies.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following would be the best title for chapter five?
    • A. 

      Byron Directs a Movie

    • B. 

      Byron Gets Burned

    • C. 

      Momma Becomes a Snake

    • D. 

      Joetta, the Traffic Cop

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best shows why Momma is mad about the Ultra Glide?
    • A. 

      "Kenneth, you stop playing and move that towel this minute!" Momma said. pg. 109

    • B. 

      "I knew Dad was kind of disappointed by the way Momma had acted." pg. 110

    • C. 

      "...if Momma had stayed and hadn't gone off mumbling about money." pg. 110

    • D. 

      "She really hurt his feelings by walking off like that." pg. 110

  • 10. 
    Why does Kenny say, "If this was a movie there would be loud, scary organ music playing right now"? pg. 145
    • A. 

      He is very nervous about being in the South.

    • B. 

      He doesn't understand why there are so many stars.

    • C. 

      He thinks the surrounding mountains are very frightening.

    • D. 

      He thinks the pump looks like a deformed space robot.

  • 11. 
    Why does Momma seem so upset about Mr. Robert?
    • A. 

      Mr. Robert is too old for Grandma Sands.

    • B. 

      Mr. Robert is not married toGrandma Sands.

    • C. 

      Mr. Robert doesn't pay rent to Grandma Sands.

    • D. 

      Mr. Robert is mean to Grandma Sands.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not one of Byron's early personality traits in Flint?
    • A. 

      Sensitive

    • B. 

      Conceited

    • C. 

      Arrogant

    • D. 

      Mean

  • 13. 
    "Larry Dunn was king of the kindergarten to fourth grade only because Byron didn't care about them.  Larry was the king of Clark...but Byron was a god." pg. 20The above passage is an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 14. 
    Which senses best describe the following example of imagery:  "About a million fingers pointed at the new kids and a million laughs almost knocked them over." pg. 30
    • A. 

      Sight and smell

    • B. 

      Touch and hearing

    • C. 

      Sight and hearing

    • D. 

      Taste and sight

  • 15. 
    What causes Kenny to walk quickly and quietly from the church?
    • A. 

      He hears Joetta's voice.

    • B. 

      He hears people screaming.

    • C. 

      He sees Joetta's ghost.

    • D. 

      He sees the Wool Pooh.

  • 16. 
    What causes conflict between Kenny and Rufus?
    • A. 

      Rufus does not have enough food to eat.

    • B. 

      Kenny's lazy eye

    • C. 

      Rufus makes fun of Kenny.

    • D. 

      Kenny laughs at Larry's joke about Rufus.

  • 17. 
    The Wool Pooh symbolizes, stands for, all of the following except
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Rebirth

    • C. 

      Evil

    • D. 

      Death

  • 18. 
    Kenny realizes that what he learned while staying in the World-Famous Watson Pet Hospital is that he was ashamed of himself.  What is his reason for feeling ashamed?
    • A. 

      He thought he should have gone to Sunday School with Joetta.

    • B. 

      He felt like he should have not gone in the church after the bomb exploded.

    • C. 

      He was embarrassed because he was crying uncontrollably in front of Byron.

    • D. 

      He felt like he should have fought the Wool Pooh like Byron did.

  • 19. 
    "I couldn't believe how sad I got.  It's funny how things could change so much and you wouldn't notice.  All of a sudden I started remembering how lunchtime under the swing set alone wasn't very much fun, all of a sudden I started remembering that before Rufus came to Flint my only friend was the world's biggest dinosaur thief, LJ Jones, all of a sudden I remembered that Rufus and Cody were the only two kids in the whole school (other than Byron and Joey) that I didn't automatically look at sideways." pg. 45Kenny's realization in the above passage is a result of which conflict?
    • A. 

      Kenny versus all of the kids at school

    • B. 

      Kenny versus Byron

    • C. 

      Kenny versus Rufus

    • D. 

      Kenny versus Joetta

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