Watsons Quiz Chapters 4-6

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Test students comprehension of Watsons book chapers 4-6


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was Larry Dunn?

    • A.

      He was the school teacher.

    • B.

      He was Kenny's cousin.

    • C.

      He was the school bully.

    • D.

      He liked to read poetry with Kenny.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was the school bully.
    Explanation
    Larry Dunn is described as the school bully. This suggests that he was known for being aggressive or intimidating towards other students in the school. The other options, such as being a school teacher, Kenny's cousin, or someone who liked to read poetry with Kenny, do not align with the given description of Larry Dunn.

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  • 2. 

    What does Kenny mean when he says, “I knew God had finally sent me my personal saver!”?

    • A.

      Kenny found a life preserver in the garage.

    • B.

      Byron saved Kenny from the bully's attack.

    • C.

      Kenny found new toys at a garage sale.

    • D.

      Rufus and Cody wear worn clothing and will be teased more than Kenny.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rufus and Cody wear worn clothing and will be teased more than Kenny.
    Explanation
    Kenny means that he believes God has sent Rufus and Cody to be his friends and protect him from being teased because they wear worn clothing and will be teased more than Kenny.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the greatest dinosaur war ever?

    • A.

      LJ

    • B.

      Rufus

    • C.

      Kenny

    • D.

      Byron

    Correct Answer
    A. LJ
  • 4. 

    According to Byron, why do garbage trucks have wide back doors?

    • A.

      To hide the children who are skipping school.

    • B.

      To haul away all the garbage that piles up near the school.

    • C.

      To take the radioactive dinosaurs away.

    • D.

      Children from the South have thin blood and when they freeze easily the garbage trucks take their frozen bodies.

    Correct Answer
    D. Children from the South have thin blood and when they freeze easily the garbage trucks take their frozen bodies.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a humorous and sarcastic statement that does not reflect the actual reason why garbage trucks have wide back doors. It suggests that the wide back doors are used to transport the frozen bodies of children from the South who have thin blood and freeze easily. This answer is clearly meant to be a joke and does not provide a factual explanation for the wide back doors of garbage trucks.

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  • 5. 

    The book is written through the eyes of which character?

    • A.

      Byron

    • B.

      Mrs. Watson

    • C.

      Kenny

    • D.

      Joetta

    Correct Answer
    C. Kenny
    Explanation
    The book is written through the eyes of Kenny.

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  • 6. 

    What finally enable Byron to jump up off the couch and make a run for it?

    • A.

      Byron decided that Buphead could help defend him against Momma.

    • B.

      Byron heard Momma say she was going to burn his fingers.

    • C.

      Byron saw that Momma had come back to the living room with vaseline and gauze.

    • D.

      Byron thought he could out run Momma.

    Correct Answer
    B. Byron heard Momma say she was going to burn his fingers.
    Explanation
    Byron finally jumped up off the couch and made a run for it because he heard Momma say she was going to burn his fingers. This threat of physical harm likely triggered a fight-or-flight response in Byron, causing him to choose flight as the best option to protect himself.

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  • 7. 

    What does Byron do to discredit the generalization that he is only a tough guy who cares for himself?

    • A.

      Byron cried big cry baby tears and hugged the bird.

    • B.

      Byron said a prayer for the bird, then asked Kenny to bury it in the alley behind Mitchell's store.

    • C.

      Byron buried the bird in the alley behind Mitchell's and marked it with a popsicle stick cross.

    • D.

      Byron buried the bird in their backyard.

    Correct Answer
    C. Byron buried the bird in the alley behind Mitchell's and marked it with a popsicle stick cross.
    Explanation
    Byron's action of burying the bird in the alley behind Mitchell's and marking it with a popsicle stick cross shows that he has compassion and empathy towards the bird. This action goes against the generalization that he is only a tough guy who cares for himself. It demonstrates that Byron is capable of showing care and respect for other living beings, and is willing to take the time and effort to give the bird a proper burial.

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  • 8. 

    Why is Kenny so surprised that Byron hit the morning dove?

    • A.

      Kenny knew that Byron had eaten too much sugar and couldn't believe it didn't affect his aim.

    • B.

      Kenny had seen millions of people throw things at birds, but they never hit one.

    • C.

      Kenny remembered Byron's poor pitching skills from Little League, and was shocked that his aim had so greatly improved.

    • D.

      Kenny knew that Byron secretly cared for birds and was surprised that he would do anything to hurt one.

    Correct Answer
    B. Kenny had seen millions of people throw things at birds, but they never hit one.
    Explanation
    Kenny is surprised that Byron hit the morning dove because he had witnessed many people throwing things at birds in the past, but none of them had ever successfully hit one.

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  • 9. 

    Which event came last in events concerning the dead bird and Swedish Cremes?

    • A.

      Byron's fourth cookie popped the bird in the chest.

    • B.

      Byron spotted the bird sitting on the wire.

    • C.

      Byron threw three Swedish Creme cookies at the bird.

    • D.

      Byron dusted the pink frosting off of the dove's chest.

    Correct Answer
    D. Byron dusted the pink frosting off of the dove's chest.
  • 10. 

    What event happened last in Byron's frozen people story?

    • A.

      Byron said he would never forget what he saw inside the fake garbage truck.

    • B.

      Byron told Kenny that he would help him with Joetta's whining.

    • C.

      Byron explained that Kenny and Joetta were at a great risk because they had half Southern blood.

    • D.

      Byron described the reason why the back doors of the fake garbage trucks are so big.

    Correct Answer
    A. Byron said he would never forget what he saw inside the fake garbage truck.
    Explanation
    This event happened last in Byron's frozen people story because it is mentioned after the other events. The statement implies that Byron witnessed something significant inside the fake garbage truck, leaving a lasting impression on him.

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  • 11. 

    What is the most likely reason the author included the following line, "Byron held the bird in one hand and with his other one gently brushed pink frosting off of the dove's chest"? pg. 83

    • A.

      To entertain

    • B.

      To inform

    • C.

      To persuade

    • D.

      To summarize

    Correct Answer
    A. To entertain
    Explanation
    The author included the line about Byron brushing frosting off the dove's chest to entertain the readers. This detail adds a humorous and unexpected element to the story, as it is unusual and comical to imagine someone cleaning frosting off a bird. It serves to engage and amuse the audience, making the reading experience more enjoyable.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is an opinion?

    • A.

      Byron told Joetta and Kenny a made up story about fake garbage trucks.

    • B.

      Byron left Kenny to clean up Joetta's tears after scaring her with the story about the fake garbage trucks.

    • C.

      Byron tells Joetta and Kenny they are at risk for freezing because they have half Southern blood.

    • D.

      Byron is a good big brother because he helped Kenny with Joetta's whining about having to wear so many winter clothes.

    Correct Answer
    D. Byron is a good big brother because he helped Kenny with Joetta's whining about having to wear so many winter clothes.
    Explanation
    The statement "Byron is a good big brother because he helped Kenny with Joetta's whining about having to wear so many winter clothes" is an opinion because it is a subjective statement that cannot be proven true or false. Whether someone is a good big brother or not is based on personal beliefs and values, and different people may have different opinions on what makes a good big brother.

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  • 13. 

    Which question is not answered on page 74?

    • A.

      Why was Momma's hand covered in Joetta's slob?

    • B.

      What will Momma do if Byron plays with matches again?

    • C.

      Who finally punished Byron for playing with matches?

    • D.

      What snapped Byron out of the "spell" Momma put on him?

    Correct Answer
    D. What snapped Byron out of the "spell" Momma put on him?
  • 14. 

    "I didn't mind Rufus coming over to play, because both our favorite game was playing with the little plastic dinosaurs that I had and you couldn't really have any fun playing by yourself. That was because someone had to be the American dinosaurs and someone had to be the Nazi ones.  Rufus didn't even mind being the Nazi dinosaurs most of the time and it was O.K. playing with him because he didn't cheat and didn't try to steal my plastic monsters." pg. 37Which information from the passage best supports the idea the Rufus is a good friend?

    • A.

      Rufus is willing to be the Nazi dinosaurs.

    • B.

      Rufus will go to Kenny's house to play everyday.

    • C.

      Rufus doesn't cheat or steal the toys.

    • D.

      Rufus is willing to play with Kenny when no one else will.

    Correct Answer
    C. Rufus doesn't cheat or steal the toys.
    Explanation
    The information from the passage that best supports the idea that Rufus is a good friend is that "Rufus doesn't cheat and didn't try to steal my plastic monsters." This shows that Rufus is trustworthy and respectful of Kenny's toys, indicating that he is a good friend who can be trusted.

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  • 15. 

    "I didn't mind Rufus coming over to play, because both our favorite game was playing with the little plastic dinosaurs that I had and you couldn't really have any fun playing by yourself.  That was because someone had to be the American dinosaurs and someone had to be the Nazi ones.  Rufus didn't even mind being the Nazi dinosaurs most of the time and it was O.K. playing with him because he didn't cheat and didn't try to steal my plastic monsters." pg. 37Which is the best summary for this passage?

    • A.

      Kenny prefers to be the American dinosaurs over being the Nazi ones.

    • B.

      Rufus doesn't mind being the Nazi dinosaurs most of the time.

    • C.

      Both Kenny and Rufus really enjoy playing with plastic dinosaurs.

    • D.

      Rufus plays dinosaurs with Kenny at Kenny's house and doesn't steal or cheat when playing.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rufus plays dinosaurs with Kenny at Kenny's house and doesn't steal or cheat when playing.
    Explanation
    Rufus plays dinosaurs with Kenny at Kenny's house and doesn't steal or cheat when playing. This summary captures the main idea of the passage, highlighting the fact that Rufus and Kenny enjoy playing with plastic dinosaurs together and emphasizing Rufus's good behavior during the games.

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