Thank You, M'am
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  • Question 1
    900 seconds
    Q. In "Thank you, Ma'm", how does Mrs. Jones meet Roger?
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    at school career day
    at a church social
    when she tries to break up a street fight between Roger and his friend
    when he tries to steal her purse
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which of the following words best describes Mrs. Jones's reaction to being surprised by Roger?
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  • Question 3
    900 seconds
    Q. What reason does Roger give for his action?
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    He is out for kicks.
    He wants a new bicycle.
    He wants a new pair of blue suede shoes.
    He needs lunch money for school.
  • Question 4
    900 seconds
    Q. What do these lines show about Roger? "Ain't you got nobody to tell you to wash your face?" "No'm," said the boy.
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    He is shy.
    He is neglected at home.
    He has trouble telling the truth.
    He has a good sense of humor.
  • Question 5
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    Q. What do these lines indicate about Mrs. Jones? Then it [Roger's face] will get washed this evening, said the large woman starting up the street, dragging the boy behind her.
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    She is a stickler for cleanliness.
    She is a bossy woman.
    She is concerned about Roger.
    She is a professional psychic.
  • Question 6
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    Q. What does Mrs. Jones do when the boy struggles to get away?
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    She jerks him around in front of her, wrestles him with one arm, and drags him up the street.
    She shouts very loudly for help, frightening the boy into staying at her side.
    She warns him that she will call the police and that they will track him down.
    She hits him over the head and knocks him to the ground.
  • Question 7
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    Q. After Mrs. Jones tells Roger that he could simply have asked for the shoes, "the boy looked at her. There was a long pause. A very long pause." What does this pause show about Roger?
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    He is surprised, touched, and confused by her offer.
    He is growing ever more suspicious of her.
    He is so unused to washing his face that he forgets to dry it.
    He is waiting for the right moment to run out of the house.
  • Question 8
    900 seconds
    Q. Why does Mrs. Jones make a point of telling Roger about the bad things she did when she was young?
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    She is hoping to join Roger in a life of crime.
    She is very lonely and needs someone to talk to.
    She believes that sharing that part of her past will help Roger to trust her.
    Feeling that Roger has lied to her, she tells him a lie in return.
  • Question 9
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    Q. What is the meaning of this line from "Thank You, M'am"? He did not trust the woman not to trust him.
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    Roger knows he has hurt Mrs. Jones and feels unworthy of her trust.
    Roger hopes that Mrs. will trust him so he can take advantage of her.
    Roger hopes that Mrs. Jones does not trust him.
    Roger has grown to trust Mrs. Jones and hopes that she trusts him, too.
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. What does Mrs. Jones mean when she tells Roger that "shoes come by devilish like that will burn your feet."
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    Devilish shoes burn your feet.
    People who buy shoes with stolen money will be punished.
    If you buy shoes that don't fit, they will hurt so much that it will feel as if your feet are burning.
    If you buy shoes with stolen money, your sense of guilt will make you feel as if the shoes are burning your feet.
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which of the following best summarizes the meaning of this passage? The boy wanted to say something other than, Thank you, m'am, to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but he couldn't do so as he turned at the barren stoop and looked back at the large woman in the door.
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    Roger realized how inadequate a mere thank you was for all Mrs. Jones had done for him.
    Roger wanted to say something nasty to Mrs. Jones, but he restrained himself.
    Roger did not really want to thank Mrs. Jones because he felt that she forced him to go with her.
    Roger had planned to say something, but it completely escaped his mind.
  • Question 12
    900 seconds
    Q. What is theme in literature?
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    a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly only.
    a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be implied only.
    a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or implied.
    a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which is never stated directly nor implied.
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is implied theme?
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    The theme is revealed as a written statement in the text.
    The theme is revealed through setting, point of view, and characters' actions.
  • Question 14
    900 seconds
    Q. Which of the following best captures the theme of "Thank You, M'am"?
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    Old people are so lonely that they will seek company even from those that try to harm them.
    Kindness and goodwill are stronger than fear and mistrust.
    If you're going to steal, don't get caught.
    The city streets are full of dangers for young and old alike.
  • Question 15
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    Q. In "Thank You, M'am", which of the following words best completes this sentence?  After he took a shower and combed his hair, he looked much more _________ .
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  • Question 16
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    Q. Which of the following phrases is most nearly opposite in meaning to mistrusted?
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    had confidence in
    was suspicious of
    couldn't find
    spoke ungrammatically
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. If the street is barren, it is
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  • Question 18
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    Q. What part of speech is the word latching?
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  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q. At the end of "Thank You, M'am", when Mrs. Jones bids Roger goodnight, how does Roger probably feel?
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    lucky to have gotten away with his attempted crime
    sorry that he'd met Mrs. Jones that night
    angry at Mrs. Jones for making him leave
    grateful to her for her kindness and teaching
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Who penned "Thank You, M'am"?
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    Edgar Allan Poe
    Ray Bradbury
    Shirley Jackson
    Langston Hughes
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