Woman In The Snow Test After Work Completed (And Returned If Given To Teacher On Time!!)

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Civil Rights Movement


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Think back to the story ---you may look back over it by going to the Tiered Assignment link and finding the story's link at the bottom)  and RESPOND to the next few questions in well written sentences and/or paragraphs as needed:How does being familiar with the Civil Rights Movement better help you understand this short story?  (Give several facts from CRM that you learned in your paragraph and tie it to more than one event in the short story)

  • 2. 

    Name 5 ways that Martin Luther King, Jr. was SIGNIFICANT in and to the Civil Rights Movement.  (NOT facts about his birth, death, etc....but importance to the Civil Rights Movement!!!(

  • 3. 

    Discuss the following in a well written paragraph ---and using AT LEAST 2 vocabulary words from the story.........look back at your list of vocabulary words to help you.........(you have 2 choices with this question ---simply choose ONE and write a strong paragraph using at least 2 vocab words!!)In watching the Civil Rights Movement video we watched as a class, there was clear evidence as to why SOME bus drivers like Grady might have felt/acted as he did.....yet it also allowed us, as viewers, to see how the other people felt as well.  Using the facts you gleaned (got) from the video, discuss SOCIETY'S ROLE in creating people who didn't know how to relate with each other and treat others who were different from themselves.  Use FACTS from video and 2 Vocabulary Words from the story (underline these!!)ORDiscuss how the facts and opinions you got from the video on Civil Rights Movement illustrate society's views at that point in time AND how the Civil Rights Movement helped to create change in America.......  Remember to use AT LEAST 2 vocabulary words in your writing AND FACTS from you T-Chart!!!!   Underline the Vocabulary Words as you write!! 

  • 4. 

    Which adjective does NOT characterize Grady?

    • A.

      Selfless

    • B.

      Grouchy

    • C.

      Bullying

    • D.

      Uneducated

    Correct Answer
    A. Selfless
    Explanation
    Grady is not characterized as selfless because the other three adjectives, grouchy, bullying, and uneducated, all imply negative qualities or behaviors, while selfless implies a positive quality of being considerate and altruistic towards others.

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  • 5. 

    In the story, clues that African American riders don't llike Grady include

    • A.

      The insults they hurl at him as they board the bus

    • B.

      Their ceaseless witten complaints to the bus company

    • C.

      Voting results in black neighborhoods

    • D.

      Their muffled groans and sullen silence

    Correct Answer
    D. Their muffled groans and sullen silence
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that African American riders' muffled groans and sullen silence indicate their dislike for Grady. This can be inferred because the question asks for clues that show their dislike, and the other options (insults, complaints, voting results) do not necessarily imply dislike. The muffled groans and sullen silence imply a lack of enthusiasm or positive response towards Grady, indicating their dislike.

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  • 6. 

    The narrator's point of view is

    • A.

      First person

    • B.

      Second person

    • C.

      Third person omniscient

    • D.

      Third person limited

    Correct Answer
    C. Third person omniscient
    Explanation
    The narrator's point of view is third person omniscient because they have knowledge of the thoughts, feelings, and actions of multiple characters. They are not a character in the story and can provide insight into the minds of all the characters.

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  • 7. 

    The author alludes to the oral tradition when she states

    • A.

      Many cities had their own bus stories

    • B.

      This story is meant to be told by the fire on a cold night

    • C.

      That this is a ghost story

    • D.

      She feels strongly about progress in Civil Rights

    Correct Answer
    B. This story is meant to be told by the fire on a cold night
    Explanation
    The author's mention of the story being told by the fire on a cold night alludes to the oral tradition because in many cultures, stories were traditionally passed down orally around a fire. This suggests that the story is meant to be shared and passed on through spoken word rather than being written down.

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  • 8. 

    Why is the woman with the baby so desperate to get on the bus?

    • A.

      She is going for a job interview

    • B.

      She needs to talk to Grady

    • C.

      She needs to feed her baby

    • D.

      She must take her sick child to the hospital

    Correct Answer
    D. She must take her sick child to the hospital
    Explanation
    The woman with the baby is desperate to get on the bus because she must take her sick child to the hospital.

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  • 9. 

    What does the woman offer to give the driver for her fare?

    • A.

      Ring

    • B.

      Apple

    • C.

      Bible

    • D.

      Shawl

    Correct Answer
    A. Ring
    Explanation
    The woman offers to give the driver a ring as her fare.

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  • 10. 

    In the exposition of the story, Grady struggles with his racist attitude. This is an example of a___________________conflict.

    • A.

      Man vs man

    • B.

      Man vs himself

    • C.

      Man vs nature

    • D.

      Man vs technology

    Correct Answer
    B. Man vs himself
    Explanation
    In the exposition of the story, Grady's struggle with his racist attitude indicates an internal conflict within himself. He is grappling with his own beliefs and prejudices, which creates tension and challenges his own moral compass. This conflict is not against another person (man vs man), the natural world (man vs nature), or technology (man vs technology), but rather a battle within his own mind and conscience (man vs himself).

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  • 11. 

    Eula Mae reminds Ray Hammond of

    • A.

      Rosa Parks

    • B.

      His own mother

    • C.

      A younger version of his wife

    • D.

      A homeless person he has seen

    Correct Answer
    C. A younger version of his wife
    Explanation
    Eula Mae reminds Ray Hammond of a younger version of his wife because there must be certain physical or personality traits that Eula Mae shares with Ray's wife when she was younger. It could be that they have a similar appearance or mannerisms, or maybe they have similar interests or ways of speaking. This connection between Eula Mae and Ray's wife evokes a sense of nostalgia and familiarity for Ray, making him see the resemblance between the two.

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  • 12. 

    A theme of the story is, "Do unto others as you would have done unto you." What evidence from the story best illustrates this theme?

    • A.

      Eula's return as a ghost contributes to the demise of Grady

    • B.

      Ray's good nature allows him to overcome the fact that Eula is a ghost and give her the help she needs because ghost or not that is what everybody deserves.

    • C.

      Grady has the belief that one race is inferior to another and is not equal, so treatment of other people is inconsequential.

    • D.

      Eula consistently sought assistance from others for 25 years.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ray's good nature allows him to overcome the fact that Eula is a ghost and give her the help she needs because ghost or not that is what everybody deserves.
    Explanation
    Ray's good nature allowing him to help Eula, despite her being a ghost, exemplifies the theme of "Do unto others as you would have done unto you." This evidence demonstrates that Ray treats Eula with kindness and compassion, regardless of her ghostly state, because he believes that everyone deserves help and support. It shows that Ray's actions align with the principle of treating others the way he would want to be treated, emphasizing the theme of empathy and fairness in the story.

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  • 13. 

    The resolution of the story occurs when

    • A.

      Eula gets on the bus with Ray.

    • B.

      Eula talks with Ray about the changes caused by the Civil Rights Movement

    • C.

      Eula arrives at the hospital with her child.

    • D.

      Eula gets on the bus with Grady

    Correct Answer
    C. Eula arrives at the hospital with her child.
    Explanation
    The resolution of the story occurs when Eula arrives at the hospital with her child. This event signifies the end of the conflict or problem that was presented in the story. It suggests that Eula's journey, which involved getting on the bus with Ray and talking about the changes caused by the Civil Rights Movement, has led her to the hospital where she can finally find a solution or resolution to whatever issue she was facing.

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  • 14. 

    All of the following are example of Eula's persistence in accomplishing her goal EXCEPT

    • A.

      Trying for 25 years to make it to the hospital

    • B.

      Begging and pleading to get on the bus even without money

    • C.

      Promising to pay back the bus driver with a ring

    • D.

      Being the cause of Grady's death

    Correct Answer
    D. Being the cause of Grady's death
  • 15. 

    In the story, all of the following are mentioned as changes brought about by the Civil Rights Movement EXCEPT which one?

    • A.

      Desegregation of schools

    • B.

      Equal paying jobs for African Americans

    • C.

      Integrated military for women and men

    • D.

      Free seating for African Americans in public places

    Correct Answer
    C. Integrated military for women and men
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "integrated military for women and men." This option is not mentioned as a change brought about by the Civil Rights Movement in the story. The other options, such as desegregation of schools, equal paying jobs for African Americans, and free seating for African Americans in public places, are all mentioned as changes resulting from the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • 16. 

    An example of a rising action would be

    • A.

      Ray discussing the Civil Rights Movement with Eula

    • B.

      Ray talking to Eula on the bus ride to the hospital

    • C.

      Grady arguing with his boss about the route he will drive

    • D.

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Correct Answer
    C. Grady arguing with his boss about the route he will drive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Grady arguing with his boss about the route he will drive." This is an example of rising action because it introduces conflict and tension between Grady and his boss. This conflict sets the stage for further development in the story and suggests that there will be a buildup of events leading to a climax.

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  • 17. 

    Grady's conflict with racism is resolved in the story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Grady's conflict with racism is resolved in the story" is false. The passage does not provide any information or evidence to suggest that Grady's conflict with racism is resolved. Without any further context or details about Grady's experiences or the story's plot, it is impossible to determine whether or not his conflict with racism is resolved. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 18. 

    Grady's boss expresses his displeasure about Grady's  racist attitude by doing which of the following

    • A.

      Correcting his nickname for the route with the proper one

    • B.

      Telling him to take the route or quit

    • C.

      Walking away from him in disgust

    • D.

      Threatening to fire him

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Correcting his nickname for the route with the proper one
    B. Telling him to take the route or quit
    C. Walking away from him in disgust
    Explanation
    Grady's boss expresses his displeasure about Grady's racist attitude by correcting his nickname for the route with the proper one, telling him to take the route or quit, and walking away from him in disgust. This indicates that the boss is taking multiple actions to address Grady's racist behavior. By correcting his nickname for the route, the boss is showing that such language is not acceptable. By telling him to take the route or quit, the boss is giving Grady an ultimatum to change his behavior or face consequences. Finally, by walking away from him in disgust, the boss is expressing their disappointment and disapproval of Grady's attitude.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is the best justification for the fact that Grady denied the woman access to the bus?

    • A.

      She was considered a second-class citizen because of her skin color and didn't deserve help

    • B.

      She had no money to pay her fare

    • C.

      Grady decided who was and was not allowed on the bus because he drove it

    • D.

      She had a sick baby who could have spread disease to others if he had let her on the bus

    Correct Answer
    B. She had no money to pay her fare
    Explanation
    Grady denied the woman access to the bus because she had no money to pay her fare. This suggests that Grady was enforcing the rule that passengers must pay for their bus fare in order to ride.

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  • 20. 

    All of the following contributed to the development of Grady's personality flaws except which one

    • A.

      His poor education

    • B.

      His abusive and/or neglectful parents

    • C.

      His obesity

    • D.

      His willingness to abuse power

    Correct Answer
    D. His willingness to abuse power
    Explanation
    The given options suggest various factors that may have contributed to the development of Grady's personality flaws. However, the option "his willingness to abuse power" implies that Grady's personality flaws were not influenced by his own willingness to abuse power. This suggests that Grady's flaws may have been influenced by other factors such as his poor education, his abusive and/or neglectful parents, and his obesity.

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  • 21. 

    It is okay to_________________the cats and the dogs, but I would not put the cats and the mice together.

    Correct Answer
    integrate
    Explanation
    The word "integrate" means to combine or bring together different things or parts into a whole. In the given sentence, it is okay to integrate or mix the cats and the dogs, suggesting that they can coexist or be together without any issues. However, the speaker would not put the cats and the mice together, indicating that they should not be integrated or mixed due to potential conflicts or harm.

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  • 22. 

    The __________________animal is more tame than the one who lives in the jungle

    Correct Answer
    domestic
    Explanation
    The word "domestic" is the correct answer because it refers to animals that have been tamed or bred to live with humans, as opposed to wild animals that live in the jungle. Therefore, domestic animals are generally more tame and accustomed to human interaction compared to their wild counterparts.

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  • 23. 

    The employee sat________________after receiving the notification that she would be released from her job on Friday.

    Correct Answer
    sullen
    Explanation
    After receiving the notification that she would be released from her job on Friday, the employee sat sullen. This suggests that she was sitting in a gloomy, resentful, or moody manner, possibly reflecting her disappointment or frustration about losing her job.

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  • 24. 

    The Supreme Court ruled that certain types of ________________were illegal because all citizens should be treated equally.

    Correct Answer
    discrimination
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court ruled that certain types of discrimination were illegal because all citizens should be treated equally. Discrimination refers to the unjust or prejudicial treatment of individuals based on factors such as race, gender, religion, or nationality. The Supreme Court's decision reflects the principle of equality and the need to protect the rights of all citizens, ensuring that they are not subjected to unfair treatment or denied opportunities based on arbitrary factors.

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  • 25. 

    Do not __________________over the fact that it is snowing. If you wore your snowboots, then you have nothing to worry about.

    Correct Answer
    fret
    Explanation
    The word "fret" means to worry or be anxious about something. In this context, the sentence is advising the reader not to worry or be anxious about the fact that it is snowing. It suggests that if the person wore their snowboots, they have taken the necessary precautions and there is no need to be concerned.

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  • 26. 

    The climax of the story occurs when

    • A.

      Eula Mae makes it to the hospital with her baby.

    • B.

      Eula comes back as a ghost and encounters Grady again

    • C.

      Grady dies as a result of Eula Mae's ghost and then Eula encounters Ray

    • D.

      Eula vanishes into the night never to be seen again

    Correct Answer
    C. Grady dies as a result of Eula Mae's ghost and then Eula encounters Ray
  • 27. 

    Rosa Parks is

    • A.

      Another character in the story who helps to tie the non-fiction story to becoming one of fiction.

    • B.

      Mentioned briefly to introduce how/why the changes brought about by the Civil Rights Movement were initiated

    • C.

      The protagonist in the story

    • D.

      Was Eula Mae's sister

    Correct Answer
    B. Mentioned briefly to introduce how/why the changes brought about by the Civil Rights Movement were initiated
    Explanation
    Rosa Parks is mentioned briefly in the story to introduce how and why the changes brought about by the Civil Rights Movement were initiated. This suggests that her actions and involvement in the movement played a significant role in inspiring and driving change. By mentioning her briefly, the story acknowledges the importance of her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement and sets the stage for further exploration of the topic.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following is evidence from the story that Eula and her family are  struggling during the economic depression which occurred in the US during the 1930's?  (You MAY CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY!!)

    • A.

      Her thin clothing during the snowstorm

    • B.

      Trying to get on the bus with no money

    • C.

      Her gold wedding ring

    • D.

      The fact that her husband had gone looking for work in another town

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Her thin clothing during the snowstorm
    B. Trying to get on the bus with no money
    D. The fact that her husband had gone looking for work in another town
    Explanation
    The evidence from the story that Eula and her family are struggling during the economic depression in the 1930s includes her thin clothing during the snowstorm, trying to get on the bus with no money, and the fact that her husband had gone looking for work in another town. These details suggest that they are facing financial difficulties and are unable to afford proper winter clothing, transportation, and that her husband is desperate for employment. The mention of her gold wedding ring does not provide evidence of their economic struggle as it does not directly relate to their financial situation during the depression.

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  • 29. 

    Thinking about the vocabulary words from the short story, answer the following questions (BE CAREFUL TO SPELL WORDS CORRECTLY!!!). Another word for ghost is _____________________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    haint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haint". In the context of the question, the word "ghost" is being asked for a synonym. Therefore, "haint" is another word that can be used to refer to a ghost.

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  • 30. 

    To ________________________ means: a punitive (punitive means something related to punshiment) ban that forbids the use of something...............in this story there was one involving buses.

    Correct Answer(s)
    boycott
    Explanation
    A boycott refers to a punitive ban that prohibits the use of something, such as a product, service, or activity. In the context of the story mentioned, there was a boycott specifically related to buses. This suggests that there was a punitive ban on using buses, possibly as a form of protest or punishment.

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  • 31. 

    When Grady wrecked, the story said there was a ___________________to his spleen and liver meaning that he died.

    Correct Answer(s)
    rupture
    Explanation
    The word "rupture" refers to a tear or break in a body organ. In the given context, the story mentions that there was a rupture to Grady's spleen and liver, indicating that these organs were severely damaged. This suggests that Grady's injuries were fatal, leading to his death.

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  • 32. 

    It is necessary to_______________the store because I do not believe they treat their employees fairly. I will not shop there until they change their practices.  (you MAY use this word more than once on this test!!)

    Correct Answer(s)
    boycott
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "boycott." A boycott is a form of protest where individuals refuse to engage with or support a particular business or organization due to disagreement with their practices or policies. In this case, the person believes that the store treats its employees unfairly and therefore chooses not to shop there until there is a change. By boycotting the store, they are expressing their dissatisfaction and withholding their support as a means of promoting change.

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  • 33. 

    If someone lost an important pet (one /she had had for years and years), most of her friends would want to ____________________ or comfort her, in order to help her feel better!

    Correct Answer(s)
    console
    Explanation
    When someone loses a beloved pet, it can be a very emotional and difficult time for them. The word "console" means to provide comfort or support to someone who is feeling sad or distressed. In this context, the friends of the person who lost the pet would want to console her in order to help her feel better. They would offer their sympathy, understanding, and maybe even a shoulder to cry on, in order to provide some solace during this challenging time.

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