The Watsons Go To Birmingham Novel! Comprehension Quiz

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham Novel! Comprehension Quiz

Below is a comprehension quiz on the Watsons go to Birmingham Novel for students who are reading it with the purpose of growing their grammatical skills. This quiz focuses on what goes on in chapters nine through twelve. Do you feel like you have what it takes to get the best marks? Give it a shot and feel free to read the chapters again.


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 your butt."  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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