1. Mrs. Jones’s behavior right after Roger tries to rob her in “Thank You, M’am” shows her to be __________. (Points : 3)
a frightened and weak old woman
uncertain about how to feel about this young boy
able to forget about unhappy moments in life
the stronger of the two characters
2. Read these lines from “Thank You, M’am”:
“I didn’t aim to . . . .”
“You a lie!”
Of what technique are these lines examples?
(Points : 3)
3. What do the blue suede shoes In “Thank You, M’am” stand for? (Points : 3)
Mrs. Jones’s childhood
Roger’s unfulfilled desires
what Roger learns from Mrs. Jones
what Roger still must learn about life
4. Which is not a lesson that Mrs. Jones tries to teach Roger during the encounter? (Points : 3)
Do not disrespect others.
Do not talk to strangers.
Do take responsibility for your choices.
Do take pride in yourself.
5. One event in the rising action of “Thank You, M’am” occurs when __________. (Points : 3)
Mrs. Jones insists that Roger come home with her and cleans him up
Roger can’t bring himself to thank Mrs. Jones at the story’s end
Mrs. Jones walks home alone at night
Mrs. Jones gives Roger the money for the shoes
6. How does the narrator’s use of Spanish in “The Circuit” impact readers’ experience of the story? (Points : 3)
It amuses readers.
It confuses readers.
It increases the excitement in the story.
It adds authenticity and realistic detail to the story.
7. The narrator’s family life in “The Circuit” reveals the importance of __________. (Points : 3)
traveling for fun
having lots of money
getting a good education
working together toward a goal
8. How does the narrator in “The Circuit” feel while riding the bus on his first day of school? (Points : 3)
9. Which event marks the climax of “The Circuit”? (Points : 3)
The narrator, his brother, and their father labor together in the field.
The narrator rides the bus anxiously to school.
The family cooperates together to load their belongings into the car.
The narrator gets a chance to take trumpet lessons from his teacher.
10. At the beginning of “The Bracelet,” Ruri tells the reader that after her house has been packed up it feels like “a gift box after the nice thing inside was gone; just a lot of nothingness.” The author uses this image to communicate the story’s __________. (Points : 3)
11. What role does the character of Laurie play in “The Bracelet”? (Points : 3)
She speaks the thoughts of people who approve of the internments.
She is Ruri’s companion on the way to the camp.
She shows that Ruri is less focused on material things than other characters are.
She shows how the internments impact even those who are not interned.
12. In “The Bracelet,” the neglected garden can be interpreted as a symbol for __________. (Points : 3)
Ruri’s own sense of loneliness and abandonment
Ruri’s disappointment with her family’s apartment at the camp
Ruri’s sadness when she discovers she has lost the gift from her friend, Laurie
Ruri’s fear of how the soldiers will treat her new home
13. Readers are easily able to identify with Ruri and understand how she is feeling because the story is told from the __________. (Points : 3)
first-person point of view
second-person point of view
third-person point of view
omniscient point of view
14. While they are interned, Ruri’s mother behaves with __________. (Points : 3)
terror and self-pity
good humor and liveliness
intelligence and resourcefulness
strength and self-respect