Angela's Ashes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Frank McCourt
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the family call the upstairs of their home Italy and the downstairs Ireland?
(a) The downstairs reminds them of home, while upstairs is unfamiliar.
(b) The downstairs has flooded and the upstairs is warm, like a vacation to Italy.
(c) The upstairs is cold and dirty, and the downstairs is where they spend their time.
(d) The children made up the names because both places begin with the same letter.

2. Why does it seem that Nora Molloy enjoys being taken to the asylum?
(a) Her kids drive her crazy, and she enjoys the break.
(b) She enjoys the company in the asylum.
(c) She is in love with one of the doctors.
(d) She is the only one they have to drag out, because she enjoys the quiet and escape from the "real" world.

3. Why does Angela go to Malachy's job?
(a) To show her children where their father is working.
(b) To apply for a job herself.
(c) To ask his boss to give her Malachy's wages.
(d) To visit her husband and bring him lunch.

4. Why do the children at school tease Frank and his brother about their boots?
(a) The boots are falling off of them because they are too big.
(b) The boots have holes in them and are falling apart.
(c) They are wearing girls' boots.
(d) Frank's father has mended them using an old tire.

5. Philomena urges Angela to make sure she doesn't have anymore children. Why?
(a) Malachy drinks too much and does not have a job.
(b) Angela is sick and her health would suffer.
(c) There isn't enough room for another child.
(d) Malachy has been unfaithful to Angela.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Paddy's dream?

2. Why does Angela believe that Frank was not accepted as an altar boy?

3. Why do Frank's classmates laugh at him as they leave the store before Christmas?

4. What kind of lessons does Angela decide Frank must take?

5. How does Frank envision heaven at the end of Chapter 2?

(see the answer key)

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