Where The Red Fern Grows Quiz: Novel!

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Where The Red Fern Grows Quiz: Novel! - Quiz

How many times have you read where the red fern grows novel? This novel tells the story of a young boy and the deep connection that grows between him and his dog. Billy always wanted two dogs and when he finally got a dog he felt like everything would be all right. If you think you remember the book extremely well, this quiz is for you. So check it out and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did the narrator hear as he was walking and whistling? 

    • A.

      Birds chirping

    • B.

      Traffic

    • C.

      A dog fight

    • D.

      Dog playing

    Correct Answer
    C. A dog fight
    Explanation
    The narrator heard a dog fight while walking and whistling. This suggests that there was a commotion caused by dogs fighting nearby, which caught the narrator's attention. The sound of dogs fighting would be distinct and loud, making it easily noticeable while walking and whistling.

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  • 2. 

    How long did Billy save up to buy his dogs? 

    • A.

      2 years

    • B.

      2 months

    • C.

      6 months

    • D.

      1 year

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 years
    Explanation
    Billy saved up for 2 years to buy his dogs. This means that he spent a total of 24 months saving money before he was able to afford his dogs. Saving up for such a long period of time indicates that Billy was determined and patient in achieving his goal. It also suggests that buying the dogs was a significant and important event for him, as he was willing to wait for a considerable amount of time to make it happen.

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  • 3. 

    What did Billy put in the K.C Baking Powder can?

    • A.

      His dogs

    • B.

      His money

    • C.

      Pa's antique timepiece

    • D.

      His traps

    Correct Answer
    B. His money
    Explanation
    Billy put his money in the K.C Baking Powder can.

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  • 4. 

    The town people were difficult for Billy to understand.  If they weren't staring at a fellow, they were ____________________ 

    • A.

      Pointing at him

    • B.

      Laughing at him

    • C.

      Ignoring him

    • D.

      Insulting him

    Correct Answer
    B. Laughing at him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Laughing at him." The statement suggests that the town people were not only staring at Billy but also laughing at him, indicating that they found him amusing or entertaining in some way. This behavior made it difficult for Billy to understand the people's intentions or attitudes towards him.

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  • 5. 

    How did Billy learn about the dogs for sale? 

    • A.

      A magazine left behind by the fishermen

    • B.

      An announcement in the newspaper

    • C.

      He overheard someone talking about them in his grandpa's store

    • D.

      His dad told him about a poster he had seen

    Correct Answer
    A. A magazine left behind by the fishermen
    Explanation
    Billy learned about the dogs for sale from a magazine that was left behind by the fishermen.

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  • 6. 

    What kind of dogs did Billy want? 

    • A.

      Blue tick hounds

    • B.

      Collies

    • C.

      Sheepdogs

    • D.

      Red bone hounds

    Correct Answer
    D. Red bone hounds
    Explanation
    Billy wanted red bone hounds.

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  • 7. 

    What did Billy trap with the traps his father gave him? 

    • A.

      The neighbor's dog

    • B.

      The family dog

    • C.

      The family cat

    • D.

      The neighbor's turtle

    Correct Answer
    C. The family cat
    Explanation
    Billy trapped the family cat with the traps his father gave him.

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  • 8. 

    What was the noise that Billy heard while spending the night in the cave? 

    • A.

      The scream of a mountain lion

    • B.

      The howl of a wolf

    • C.

      The screech of a hoot owl

    • D.

      His father calling for him

    Correct Answer
    A. The scream of a mountain lion
    Explanation
    Billy heard the scream of a mountain lion while spending the night in the cave.

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  • 9. 

    What interesting building did Billy visit while in town?

    • A.

      A police station

    • B.

      A school and playground

    • C.

      A community garden

    • D.

      A large swimming pool

    Correct Answer
    B. A school and playground
    Explanation
    Billy visited a school and playground while in town. This is an interesting building because it serves as a place for education and recreation. Schools are important for children's development and learning, while playgrounds provide a space for them to have fun and engage in physical activities. Visiting a school and playground can be interesting as it allows Billy to witness the learning environment and see children playing and enjoying themselves.

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  • 10. 

    Who saved Billy during the fight in town? 

    • A.

      His father

    • B.

      His grandfather

    • C.

      The marshall

    • D.

      The postmaster

    Correct Answer
    C. The marshall
    Explanation
    During the fight in town, the person who saved Billy was the marshall.

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  • 11. 

    What did Billy NOT purchase in town? 

    • A.

      Fabric for his mother

    • B.

      Overalls for his dad

    • C.

      Candy for his sisters

    • D.

      Shoes for himself

    Correct Answer
    D. Shoes for himself
    Explanation
    Billy did not purchase shoes for himself in town. The question asks for the item that he did not buy, and the answer states that he did not buy shoes for himself. This means that he bought fabric for his mother, overalls for his dad, and candy for his sisters, but did not buy shoes for himself.

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  • 12. 

    Why won't Billy's parents buy him dogs? 

    • A.

      He wasn't keeping up with his chores

    • B.

      He was disrespectful and lazy

    • C.

      He was sick and couldn't take care of them

    • D.

      They didn't have the money

    Correct Answer
    D. They didn't have the money
    Explanation
    Billy's parents didn't have the money to buy him dogs. This suggests that the reason for not buying dogs is purely financial and not related to Billy's behavior or health.

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  • 13. 

    How does Billy earn money to purchase his dogs? 

    • A.

      Selling raspberries and bait and by working in his grandfather's store.

    • B.

      By taking tuitions

    • C.

      Dogsitting for his neighbor

    • D.

      Carrying mail to town

    Correct Answer
    A. Selling raspberries and bait and by working in his grandfather's store.
    Explanation
    In "Where the Red Fern Grows," Billy's dedication to owning two hound dogs is evident through his resourcefulness and hard work. He saves money by selling raspberries and bait to fishermen and by working in his grandfather's store. These efforts exemplify his perseverance and commitment to achieving his dream, reflecting the novel's themes of determination and the bond between humans and animals.

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  • 14. 

    Billy's grandpa is ___________________ when Billy tells him he has saved enough money to buy the dogs. 

    • A.

      Proud

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Anxious

    • D.

      Sad

    Correct Answer
    A. Proud
    Explanation
    Billy's grandpa is proud when Billy tells him he has saved enough money to buy the dogs. This suggests that Billy's grandpa is happy and pleased with Billy's accomplishment of saving enough money. He likely feels a sense of pride in Billy's responsibility and determination to achieve his goal.

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