Whirligig

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Whirligig

The following is a literary assesment for the novel Whirligig.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the theme of Chaz's party?
  • 2. 
    The definition of jilted is
    • A. 

      Comforted

    • B. 

      Rejected

    • C. 

      Tripped

    • D. 

      Careened

  • 3. 
     All of the following are themes found in the book except:
    • A. 

      Self-esteem & peer pressure

    • B. 

      Guilt & forgiveness

    • C. 

      Teenage pregnancy & parent hosted drinking parties

    • D. 

      Death & suicide

  • 4. 
    The definition of protagonist is:
    • A. 

      The main character of the story

    • B. 

      The good person in the story

    • C. 

      The villian of the story

    • D. 

      The person against the main person of the story

  • 5. 
    The book flash forwards and tells the reader how Brent's whirligigs effect the people that come and see them. On the plot line which point do these flash forwards belong?
    • A. 

      The climax

    • B. 

      The rising action

    • C. 

      The exposition

    • D. 

      The falling action

    • E. 

      The resolution

  • 6. 
    What country borders Washington to the North?
  • 7. 
    What country borders California to the south?
  • 8. 
    Which character from the book is most likely to daydream of the activity in this picture?
    • A. 

      The Canadian man

    • B. 

      The Puerto Rican male

    • C. 

      The Grandmother

    • D. 

      Anthony (the adopted boy)

  • 9. 
    Brent build whirligigs in the following cities except
    • A. 

      San Fransisco, California

    • B. 

      Miami, Florida

    • C. 

      Weeksboro, Maine

    • D. 

      Belleveue, Washington

  • 10. 
    What caused the Puerto Rican boy to drop out of school?
    • A. 

      His family needed money so he began working.

    • B. 

      He was forced to go to a school for retarded kids because he couldn't speak English.

    • C. 

      His family moved around a lot.

    • D. 

      The people who adopted Him lived in America.

  • 11. 
    The shearwater bird is symbolic of
    • A. 

      Being alone

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Peace

    • D. 

      Both A & C

  • 12. 
    Irony is when the expected outcome is different from the actual outcome. Which event from the book results in irony?
    • A. 

      Brent's coversation with Lea

    • B. 

      Brent being embarrased at the party.

    • C. 

      Brent building his first whirligig.

    • D. 

      Brent's suicide attempt

  • 13. 
    Who is the author of Whirligig
    • A. 

      Paul Fleischman

    • B. 

      Paul Newman

    • C. 

      Paula Flaxseed

    • D. 

      Elie Wiesel

  • 14. 
    This group of stars is called  
    • A. 

      A marching band

    • B. 

      A constellation

    • C. 

      An epiphany

    • D. 

      A dynamic character

  • 15. 
    What are Deneb, Vega, and Altair?
    • A. 

      Whirligigs Brent built

    • B. 

      Students at the party Brent attended

    • C. 

      Constellations

    • D. 

      Cities that the Grayhound bus drove through.

  • 16. 
    What three things did learn on his journey?
    • A. 

      The names of several constellations

    • B. 

      How to play the harmonica

    • C. 

      How to yodel

    • D. 

      How to build whirligigs

  • 17. 
    Who does Brent give the final whirligig to?
    • A. 

      A painter

    • B. 

      A dancer

    • C. 

      A restaurant owner

    • D. 

      The owner of the campgroups

  • 18. 
    The struggle between two opposing forces is called
    • A. 

      Sensory details

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Mood

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 19. 
    For the following question mark if the statement is True or False.Ouija walking is a dance the kids were doing at Chaz's party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who is Brent jilted by
  • 21. 
    What did Ms. Zamora give Brent?
    • A. 

      A buspass

    • B. 

      A whirligig instruction book

    • C. 

      A picture of Lea

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not a whirligig that Brent built
    • A. 

      A marching band

    • B. 

      A whale

    • C. 

      A tugboat

    • D. 

      A harp player

  • 23. 
    "But to my mother I'm not average. I'm Korean. I can do anything, if I apply myself."This excerpt from the book is an example of which one of our vocabulary terms?
    • A. 

      Dubious

    • B. 

      Peer pressure

    • C. 

      Careen

    • D. 

      Stereotype

  • 24. 
    For the following question mark if the statement is True or False.The above is a picture of a whirligig.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Stealing scenes is a rude behaviors much like eaves dropping.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False