- Category: English Language Arts
- Published: Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:25
- Written by Brian Jaeger
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I wrote this quiz my first year of teaching. It might not be my best, but if you need to teach this story, feel free to use the questions. Multiple choice. Quizstar.
“Abalone, Abalone, Abalone”
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- Why is the following line an effective narrative hook? Before Mr. Abe went away I used to see him quite often in his nursery.
A. It utilizes dialogue.
B. It’s a great ending for the story.
C. It creates a question in the reader’s mind.
D. It talks about the great Abe Lincoln.
2. This story’s point of view is the
A. first person narrator
B. third person limited narrator
C. third person omniscient narrator
D. unreliable narrator
E. fourth dimension narrator
3. Which struggle exists in the story?
A. The narrator’s struggle to be accepted as the new kid in California from New Jersey
B. The narrator’s struggle to win the karate tournament
C. The narrator’s struggle to get the girl
D. The narrator’s struggle against adverse weather conditions
E. The narrator’s struggle with himself and Mr. Abe to learn the secret of the abalone collection.
4. The author’s tone could be described as
A. dark and foreboding
B. appreciative of a lesson
5. The main character in the story is a dynamic, round character. Which detail supports this statement?
A. The narrator never figures anything out in the story.
B. The narrator fights in the karate tournament, even with a broken leg.
C. The narrator decides to go back to Japan with Mr. Abe.
D. The narrator begins to collect shells for himself after he realizes why they are interesting to collect.
E. The narrator becomes a bartender in a New York bar and has to get over his stage fright in order to become a recording star.
6. Which statement does the narrator make?
A. “Baby Ruth!! Give it me!”
B. “When the sun strikes the inside of the these shells it is something beautiful to behold.”
C. “Let me tell you something about those stinkin’ Brewers. Aw, forget about it.”
D. “If a man can’t stand, he can’t fight.”
E. “That abalone crap is just all baloney.”
7. Which statement does Mr. Abe make?
A. “I want my children to collect for themselves. I wouldn’t give it to them.”
B. “I hate my children, and there’s no way those free-loading punks are in my will.”
C. “Everyone is always trying to steal me abalone shells!”
D. “Daniel-san, you do not have to fight anymore!”
E. “When does my Social Security kick in?”
8. What sort of theme is represented in the fact that the inside of the shell could be polished, while the outside could not?
A. We are all essentially the same, inside and out, and mankind is hopeless.
B. We are all a little bit different on the inside, though beautiful, but we cannot change who we are on the outside much.
C. The narrator used better scrubbing utensils for the inside.
D. Coins could be collected in the same way because they can be polished
E. War is totally senseless, and so is fighting if issues can be resolved with words.
9. What does the narrator compare the colors of the scrubbed shells to?
A. a rainbow
B. a Nine Inch Nails video
C. a field of grass
D. the American flag
E. the eyes of the beautiful girl he met
10. When did Mr. Abe find his first abalone shell?
A. The first day he met his wife, who was later killed by a giant squid
B. When he was smoking cigarettes in his neighbor’s yard
C. After a Dave Matthews concert
D. When he was hauling old soil from the benches and replacing it with new soil
E. When his rocket ship landed on the moon
11. Who did the narrator talk to at the noon hour after Mr. Abe left?
A. Mr. Abe never left; that’s a trick question.
B. He talks to the funeral director.
C. He has no one to talk to.
D. He talks to a psychic friend
E. He talks to Mr. Jaeger’s class as a guest speaker detailing the wonders of collecting shells. The class is very receptive, and he’s asked to come back time and again.
12. Does the narrator start an abalone shell collection of his own?
C. Well, sort of. He steals Mr. Abe’s.
13. (true or false) Mr. Abe is of Belgian descent, and he goes back to the wonderful country of Belgium at the end of the story.