Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 Quiz Ch. 9-12

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham Quizzes & Trivia

Comprehension check on chapters 9-12 of the Watsons.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does Kenny think is the worst thing about Alabama?
    • A. 

      Grandma Sands's house

    • B. 

      Byron's behavior

    • C. 

      The heat

    • D. 

      Country people

  • 2. 
    What is Byron afraid of seeing at the rest stop in Tennessee?
    • A. 

      Shadows

    • B. 

      Snakes

    • C. 

      People

    • D. 

      Stars

  • 3. 
    Who is Mr. Robert?
    • A. 

      A watchdog

    • B. 

      A neighbor

    • C. 

      Momma's friend

    • D. 

      Grandma Sands's friend

  • 4. 
    Why does Joey say the angel doesn't look like her?
    • A. 

      She thinks it doesn't look like her because it is too old looking.

    • B. 

      She thinks it doesn't look like her because it is white.

    • C. 

      She thinks it doesn't look like her because it has brown eyes.

    • D. 

      She thinks it doesn't look like her because it has dimples.

  • 5. 
    What surprises Kenny about Birmingham?
    • A. 

      The heat

    • B. 

      The people

    • C. 

      The houses

    • D. 

      The streets

  • 6. 
    Where does Joey keep her present from Mrs. Davidson?
    • A. 

      In her closet

    • B. 

      On a bookshelf

    • C. 

      In her sock drawer

    • D. 

      Under the bed

  • 7. 
    Why does Byron sleep in Momma and Dad's bedroom the night before they leave for Birmingham?
    • A. 

      Byron sleeps in their room to prevent him from running away.

    • B. 

      Byron sleeps in their room because they are going to miss him while he is in Birmingham.

    • C. 

      Byron sleeps in their room so he will stop teasing Kenny.

    • D. 

      Byron sleeps in their room so he can talk them out of sending him away.

  • 8. 
    How does Dad say he kept everyone in the car asleep?
    • A. 

      He set the heater on high.

    • B. 

      He kept staring at the road.

    • C. 

      He played the same song over and over again.

    • D. 

      He hummed like a vacuum.

  • 9. 
    What does Kenny think of when Grandma Sands laughs?
    • A. 

      Clattering dishes

    • B. 

      Cackling witch

    • C. 

      Dogs barking

    • D. 

      Squealing pigs

  • 10. 
    Why does Grandma Sands "scold" Momma?
    • A. 

      Momma was wasting paper towels.

    • B. 

      Momma commented on how much Grandma Sands was like Byron.

    • C. 

      Momma kept questioning Grandma Sands about Mr. Robert.

    • D. 

      Momma wouldn't pick up Kenny's spoon for him.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best shows that "all of the fight was out of Byron"? pg. 161
    • A. 

      The way Byron kept saying, "Yes ma'am" this and "No, ma' am" that.

    • B. 

      "Instead of King Kong and Godzilla it was like King Kong and Bambi."

    • C. 

      "I ain't gonna have her death on my hands."

    • D. 

      "Byron kept his head down."

  • 12. 
    What did Kenny do in the following: "There were real houses, not little log cabins, all over the place." pg. 155
    • A. 

      He presented chronological list.

    • B. 

      He explained a cause and its effect.

    • C. 

      He compared and contrasted life in Flint to life in Birmingham.

    • D. 

      He made a generalization about houses in Birmingham.

  • 13. 
    On what is Kenny basing his conclusion that Dad is very tired?
    • A. 

      He has stubble growing on his chin.

    • B. 

      He said he was tired of looking at the kids' sour faces.

    • C. 

      He hardly ever talked for long without stopping.

    • D. 

      He was listening to country music.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of touch imagery?
    • A. 

      "The lights knocked some of the darkness out of the way..." pg. 147

    • B. 

      "Byron acted like he was going to throw up." pg. 147

    • C. 

      "Wiggle your fingers in it." pg. 147

    • D. 

      "It feels like you're running your fingers through silk." pg 147

  • 15. 
    What is the external conflict between Daniel and Wilona?
    • A. 

      Daniel wants to keep driving, but Wilona has planned specific stops for their trip.

    • B. 

      Daniel wants to keep driving, but Wilona is worried about Grandma Sands not being ready for them if they arrive too early.

    • C. 

      Daniel is tired and wants to stop, but Wilona thinks they should keep driving so they can save some money.

    • D. 

      Daniel had joked about Momma's plans with Mr. Johnson, and Wilona had found out and was mad.

  • 16. 
    What is the cause of Byron's worry about sanitation laws?
    • A. 

      Grandma Sands is old and he thinks she will smell in the summer heat.

    • B. 

      Grandma Sands is old and he thinks she will not keep up with the house cleaning.

    • C. 

      Grandma Sands doesn't have indoor plumbing.

    • D. 

      Grandma Sands has an outhouse instead of a toilet in the house.

  • 17. 
    "It's times like this when someone is talking to you like you are a grown-up that you have to be careful not pick your nose or dig your drawers out of you butt." pg. 124 The author most likely included this detail to 
    • A. 

      Inform

    • B. 

      Develop the character

    • C. 

      Entertain

    • D. 

      Persuade

  • 18. 
    Kenny is nervous about Byron being left with Grandma Sands because
    • A. 

      He believes that Byron will torture his poor, sweet grandmother.

    • B. 

      He believes that Byron will attempt to runaway and return to Flint.

    • C. 

      He believes that Byron will be tortured by their mean grandmother.

    • D. 

      He believes that Byron will get in just as much trouble there as he does in Flint.

  • 19. 
    What does Kenny see in Joey's shoe?
    • A. 

      A picture of an angel in the clouds

    • B. 

      A picture of a boy and a dog

    • C. 

      A picture of a girl and a kitten

    • D. 

      A picture of a girl and a boy

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not a setting of this story?
    • A. 

      Birmingham

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Flint

    • D. 

      Appalachia

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