Zebra Trivia Quiz: Do You Remember The Zebra Story By Chaim Potok?

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Have you read the amazing short story 'Zebra' written by Chaim Potok? If yes, then you must check out this 'Zebra Trivia Quiz' that we've created here to test your knowledge. Chaim Potok has written this story creatively with fascinating characters, to keep the readers at it all through. However, how much do you think you understood the story? The best way to find out is to take the test and see how much you understood. So, give it a shot and start answering the questions here.
Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the main character in the story?

    • A.

      John Wilson

    • B.

      Zebra

    • C.

      Mrs. English

    • D.

      Andrea

    Correct Answer
    B. Zebra
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zebra because the question asks for the main character in the story, and out of the given options, Zebra is the only character mentioned. John Wilson, Mrs. English, and Andrea are not mentioned in the question, so they cannot be considered as the main character.

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  • 2. 

    What do you learn about Zebra because of the character Andrea?

    • A.

      He is good at drawing.

    • B.

      His arm hurts him a lot.

    • C.

      He always feels gloomy.

    • D.

      His friends don’t speak to him.

    Correct Answer
    C. He always feels gloomy.
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, we can infer that Zebra always feels gloomy because of the character Andrea. The other options do not provide any information about Zebra's feelings or emotions.

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  • 3. 

    At the end of the story, what does John Wilson do with Zebra’s drawing?

    • A.

      Keeps it in a collection of gifts

    • B.

      Sends it to his friend, Leon Kellen

    • C.

      Gives it to Mrs. English to display

    • D.

      Frames it and hangs it in his studio

    Correct Answer
    A. Keeps it in a collection of gifts
    Explanation
    John Wilson keeps Zebra's drawing in a collection of gifts.

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  • 4. 

    When Andrea tells Zebra that he is “becoming a pleasant life form,” she means he is

    • A.

      Like an alien on Earth

    • B.

      Acceptable for a boy

    • C.

      Her best friend in school

    • D.

      more fun to be with now

    Correct Answer
    D. more fun to be with now
    Explanation
    Andrea tells Zebra that he is "becoming a pleasant life form," which implies that he has become more enjoyable to be around. This suggests that Zebra has changed in a positive way and has become more fun to spend time with.

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  • 5. 

    Mrs. English is best classified as a minor character because she

    • A.

      Offers Zebra patience and information about her own experiences, which helps him.

    • B.

      Mainly functions to help the reader learn more about Zebra and John Wilson.

    • C.

      Reveals how Zebra changes, as shown by her growing warmth toward him.

    • D.

      Grows and changes over the course of the story, just as Zebra himself does.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mainly functions to help the reader learn more about Zebra and John Wilson.
    Explanation
    Mrs. English is best classified as a minor character because she mainly functions to help the reader learn more about Zebra and John Wilson. Throughout the story, Mrs. English provides patience and information about her own experiences, which helps Zebra in his journey. However, her primary purpose is to serve as a vehicle for the reader to gain insight into the main characters, Zebra and John Wilson. She acts as a bridge between the reader and the main characters, allowing the reader to learn more about their backgrounds, motivations, and development.

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  • 6. 

    Zebra can be classified as a dynamic character because he

    • A.

      Develops a strong and vibrant personality as he learns about Vietnam.

    • B.

      Teaches readers to be grateful for their good health and happiness.

    • C.

      Changes through the story, shown by the improvement in his social skills.

    • D.

      Is the most important character in the story, as shown by the title.

    Correct Answer
    C. Changes through the story, shown by the improvement in his social skills.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "changes through the story, shown by the improvement in his social skills." This answer suggests that Zebra undergoes a transformation throughout the story, specifically in terms of his social skills. As the story progresses, Zebra's interactions with others improve, indicating a change in his character. This development in his social skills demonstrates his dynamic nature.

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  • 7. 

    Which description best helps you visualize John Wilson’s age?

    • A.

      “Wrinkles formed intricate spidery webs in the skin below his gray eyes.”

    • B.

      “He picked up the bag and started down the street to where Zebra was standing.”

    • C.

      “The dark-blue cap with the words LAND ROVER sat jauntily on his head.”

    • D.

      “He stood alongside the front desk, wearing a light-blue long-sleeved shirt and jeans.”

    Correct Answer
    A. “Wrinkles formed intricate spidery webs in the skin below his gray eyes.”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wrinkles formed intricate spidery webs in the skin below his gray eyes." This description provides a visual image of John Wilson's age by emphasizing the presence of wrinkles around his eyes. The use of the word "intricate" suggests that the wrinkles are detailed and numerous, indicating that John Wilson is likely older. Additionally, the mention of his gray eyes may further contribute to the perception of his age.

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  • 8. 

    Why doesn’t Mrs. English pick Zebra to take her class again?

    • A.

      Mrs. English is upset with him for not trying harder in art.

    • B.

      Zebra no longer needs the emotional support that the class provides.

    • C.

      Zebra is admitted to the summer art class instead, as a reward.

    • D.

      He applies too late in the year and the class is already full.

    Correct Answer
    B. Zebra no longer needs the emotional support that the class provides.
  • 9. 

    Which inference can you make about John Wilson as you visualize him from this description? “And his hand—how dirty it was, the fingers and palm smudged with black ink and encrusted with colors.”

    • A.

      The dirt on his palm suggests that he is messy, careless, and not a very skilled artist.

    • B.

      The fact that the colors are rubbed into his hand suggests he prefers paint to ink.

    • C.

      His soiled palm suggests that he has an injured hand and paints with only one hand.

    • D.

      His messy hand suggests that he paints so much that the ink and colors don’t wash off.

    Correct Answer
    D. His messy hand suggests that he paints so much that the ink and colors don’t wash off.
    Explanation
    The description of John Wilson's hand being dirty and smudged with ink and colors suggests that he paints frequently and extensively. The fact that the ink and colors don't wash off implies that he is constantly engaged in artistic activities, possibly to the point where he doesn't have time or doesn't bother to clean his hands thoroughly. This inference is supported by the use of the word "encrusted," indicating a buildup of ink and colors on his hand.

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  • 10. 

    What is the meaning of somber?

    • A.

      Hungry

    • B.

      Gloomy

    • C.

      Broken

    • D.

      Great

    Correct Answer
    B. Gloomy
    Explanation
    Somber means gloomy. It refers to a dark, dull, or depressing atmosphere or mood. It is often associated with sadness, seriousness, or a lack of brightness or cheerfulness.

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  • 11. 

    What does the word 'contour' mean?

    • A.

      A part in a play

    • B.

      The edge of a table

    • C.

      The outline of a figure

    • D.

      A splash in the water

    Correct Answer
    C. The outline of a figure
    Explanation
    The word 'contour' refers to the outline or shape of a figure. It does not refer to a part in a play, the edge of a table, or a splash in the water. The correct answer is the outline of a figure.

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  • 12. 

    The word 'Gaunt' means

    • A.

      Tall

    • B.

      Thin

    • C.

      Bent

    • D.

      Hungry

    Correct Answer
    B. Thin
    Explanation
    The word "gaunt" means thin. It is often used to describe someone who appears extremely thin, usually due to illness, malnutrition, or exhaustion. The word carries a connotation of a lack of flesh or muscle, giving the impression of hollowness or emaciation. It is different from being tall, bent, or hungry, as it specifically refers to a person's physical appearance and body shape.

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  • 13. 

    Someone playing exuberantly is referred as ______. 

    • A.

      Bold

    • B.

      Fierce

    • C.

      Joyful

    • D.

      Reckless

    Correct Answer
    C. Joyful
    Explanation
    When someone is described as playing exuberantly, it means they are playing with great enthusiasm, energy, and excitement. The word "exuberant" itself suggests a sense of joyfulness and liveliness. Therefore, the most appropriate word to describe someone playing exuberantly would be "joyful".

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  • 14. 

    What does wince mean?

    • A.

      Retreat in awe

    • B.

      Withdraw in anger

    • C.

      Shrink in pain

    • D.

      Shudder in embarrassment

    Correct Answer
    C. Shrink in pain
    Explanation
    Wince means to involuntarily flinch or grimace due to physical or emotional pain. It is a reaction characterized by a sudden contraction of the muscles, often in response to a sharp or unpleasant sensation. This explanation aligns with the given correct answer "shrink in pain," as it accurately describes the meaning of the word "wince."

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