"Dog of Pompeii" Quiz-BMMS 2016
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. Why does Bimbo the dog leave Tito alone three times a day? 
    answer choices
    Bimbo runs off to play with other dogs in the Forum.
    Bimbo goes to find food for the two of them. 
    Bimbo leaves to chase chariots on their way to the stadium. 
    Bimbo takes naps in the corner of the inner gate.
  • Question 2
    10 seconds
    Q. Why did the stranger come to Pompeii?
    answer choices
    To sell the people pottery.
    To perform in the play.
    To adopt Tito.
    To warn the people about the volcano.
  • Question 3
    10 seconds
    Q. Today, approximately how many people live near the volcano in Pompeii?
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  • Question 4
    10 seconds
    Q. What type of a character is Tito?
    answer choices
    He's angry and disrespectful.
    He's kind and intelligent.
    He's a dramatic performer.
    He's a great sailor.
  • Question 5
    20 seconds
    Q. What happens at the forum?
    answer choices
    People sell goods, socialize, and gather for political functions and entertainment.
    People gather to eat meals.
    People gain access to their boats in the marina.
    Soldiers protect the city from invaders.
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. In the story, "Dog of Pompeii," Tito and Bimbo are___________________.
    answer choices
    a master and a slave.
    a boy and his dog.
    a local and a stranger.
    a sailor and a soldier.
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Tito, despite his blindness, can tell what is going on in Pompeii through______________________.
    answer choices
    his imagination.
    his sense of smell and hearing.
    his hard work and study.
    his ability to sense different colors.
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What makes the story, "Dog of Pompeii," an example of historical fiction?
    answer choices
    Mount Vesuvius actually did erupt around 79 A.D.
    Glaucus Pansa serves a banquet when Caesar visits.
    Seawater floods Italy.
    A blind boy lives in ancient Pompeii.
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Pompeii had previously been damaged by a(n)__________________.
    answer choices
    enormous flood.
    series of wars.
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What happens to Tito after he staggers through the marine gate and faints?
    answer choices
    Bimbo bites him on the arm.
    Dust and pebbles fall gently on his head.
    He dies.
    Bimbo licks his hand.
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. Which statement best summarizes the outcome of the day during which the story, "Dog of Pompeii," takes place?
    answer choices
    Bimbo hides in the house of Glaucus Pansa, and Tito hides in the bakery.
    Tito and Bimbo climb onto a boat and sail away to Sicily.
    Tito sails away on a boat, but Bimbo dies in Pompeii.
    Bimbo and Tito remain on the beach until things are back to normal.
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. Which adjective BEST describes the character, Bimbo?
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  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. How did Tito know what was being served for dinner at Glaucus Pansa's house?
    answer choices
    The old egg woman would tell him.
    Bimbo would steal scraps of food from Pansa.
    He was a guest at the table of Glaucus Pansa.
    He could smell their food while walking by their house.
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. According to the story, why was the ancient dog found with a raisin cake in its mouth?
    answer choices
    Bimbo accidentally swallowed the cake and choked.
    Bimbo died while getting Tito's favorite meal.
    The bakers had been feeding dogs scraps of food.
    Tito gave Bimbo a cake before he sailed away.
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a proverb?
    answer choices
    It's something brought back to life.
    It's someone who is eager to succeed.
    It's volcanic ash.
    It's a well-known saying that expresses a truth.
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. According to the movie, how did the Romans clean dirty, stained clothing?
    answer choices
    They cleaned with a strong detergent.
    They cleaned with human urine.
    They only cleaned with water.
    They rubbed the clothes in volcanic ash.
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. What actually caused the deaths of the people of Pompeii?
    answer choices
    Pyroclastic material and deadly gases.
    Slow moving magma.
    Deadly gases and a tsunami.
    Civil unrest and earthquakes.
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following BEST describes the overall mood the reader should feel after reading about the description of the town of Pompeii at the beginning of the story?
    answer choices
    The reader should feel a sense of sadness because Tito always cried for his parents.
    The reader should feel hopeless because the chariots would often run over citizens walking along the pathways.
    The reader should feel joyous because life in the city was thriving and full of exciting events for all citizens.
    The reader should feel amused because the fireworks display would often misfire, causing stray items to catch fire.
  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. The following event occurred in what part of the plot?
    The volcano erupts.
    answer choices
    falling action
    rising action
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. The following event occurred in what part of the plot?
    1800 years later, scientists found a dog in the remains of the city of Pompeii.
    answer choices
    rising action
  • Question 21
    30 seconds
    Q. Based on the context clues in the sentences below, what does the term stodgy mean? "Besides, Bimbo didn't approve of too much food before going to sleep. A heavy supper made boys too restless and dogs too stodgy -- and it was the business of a dog to sleep lightly with one ear open and muscles ready for action." 
    answer choices
    Ready and willing to protect.
    Disgusting; unattractive.
    Heavy; dull.
    Light food; easy on the stomach 
  • Question 22
    30 seconds
    Q. Why did the people of Pompeii ignore the stranger’s warnings about Mount Vesuvius?
    answer choices
    The stranger is from Naples, where many people try to play tricks on people from Pompeii. 
    The people have never had to rebuild the city after a major problem.
    The smoke is always there, and the people of Pompeii are used to it.
    The stranger is unclear in his warnings and he is hard to understand. 
  • Question 23
    30 seconds
    Q. How do we know what people looked like when they died at Pompeii? 
    answer choices
    Through the miracle of digital pictures.
    By viewing marble statues.
    By looking at the human shapes of plaster moulds.
    Thanks to video recordings from the eruption.
  • Question 24
    30 seconds
    Q. What are large explosive eruptions called today?
    answer choices
    Mushroom eruptions.
    Plinian eruptions.
    Pompeiian eruptions.
    Pebblian eruptions.
  • Question 25
    30 seconds
    Q. Name the volcano that destroyed Pompeii.
    answer choices
    Mount St. Helens
    Mt. Vesuvius
    Mt. Messina
    Mt. Ferocious
  • Question 26
    30 seconds
    Q. What was the name of another city destroyed by the volcano? 
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  • Question 27
    30 seconds
    Q. Who wrote the eye witness account of the incident?
    answer choices
    Finian the sailor
    Livy the Poet
  • Question 28
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following statements is the BEST summary of this selection?
    answer choices
    A faithful dog saves his companion's life.
    Blind people develop their other senses.
    People should be aware of signs in nature, like the proverb states, "Those who will not listen to humans must be taught by the gods."
    The ruins of an ancient city yield many clues about the people who lived there.
  • Question 29
    30 seconds
    Q. The story takes place in ancient_________.
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  • Question 30
    30 seconds
    Q. Given the information contained in the Pompeii: The Last Day video, which of the following facts do you think Louis Untermeyer, the author of "The Dog of Pompeii," probably made up?
    answer choices
    Poisonous gas spread across Pompeii.
    A dog's skeleton was uncovered by archaeologists.
    The man from Naples thought something bad was going to happen to Pompeii.
    So much ash filled the air it was hard to tell if it was morning or night.
  • Question 31
    30 seconds
    Q. "The Dog of Pompeii" suggests that animals _____________.
    answer choices
    have very little common sense.
    can sense danger before humans can.
    do not have a strong survival instinct.
    cannot survive without their masters.
  • Question 32
    30 seconds
    Q. It is reasonable to conclude that Bimbo____________.
    answer choices
    loves Tito.
    needs Tito.
    considers Tito a burden.
    likes to play fetch with Tito.
  • Question 33
    10 seconds
    Q. Which statement best explains the theme of "Dog of Pompeii" ?
    answer choices
    A true friend brings food.
    A true friend will always leave you hanging. 
    A true friend will sacrifice for another friend.
    A true friend is never loyal.
  • Question 34
    30 seconds
    Q. Which sentence from the text explains how Tito used his senses to help him navigate the city?
    answer choices
    "As I said before, Tito was not the merriest boy in Pompeii."
    "Those who will not listen to men must be taught by the gods."
    "He could really see more with his ears and nose than they could with their eyes."
    "There was plenty of everything in Pompeii if you knew where to find it -- and you had a dog like Bimbo." 
  • Question 35
    30 seconds
    Q. Which of the following is an example of a simile?
    answer choices
    "Though the thrill of flaring ships and lighted skies was not lost to Tito, the shouts and cheers excited him as much as any, and he cried out with the loudest of them."
    "A dozen times they almost upset baskets of sweets and jars of Vesuvian wine, said to be as fiery as the streams inside the volcano."
    "Tito could hear the air whistle as the speaker drew his toga about him."
    "He walked as far as the marine gate to get a breath of the sea."
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