The Country of the Pointed Firs Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 21.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which event does the author describe to help illustrate the community's sense of compassion in Chapter 4?
(a) A wedding.
(b) The illness of one of the community members.
(c) A funeral procession.
(d) A town meeting.

2. What does the narrator compare Captain Littlepage's gait to?
(a) A snail.
(b) A tortoise.
(c) A grasshopper.
(d) A rabbit.

3. Which place in the novel best characterizes the theme of solitude?
(a) Mrs. Todd's home.
(b) Mrs. Blackett's home.
(c) The harbor.
(d) The schoolhouse.

4. Where did Gaffett say he had previously been shipwrecked?
(a) Near Scotland.
(b) Iceland.
(c) Off the coast of Greenland.
(d) Canada.

5. Who does the narrator see just prior to leaving?
(a) Mrs. Blackett, on her way to Mrs. Todd's.
(b) Captain Littlepage, walking through the village.
(c) Mrs. Todd, gathering herbs.
(d) Elijah, taking his boat out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusion did Gaffett draw from his experience?

2. What plant does Mrs. Todd mention that grows at the Bowden's?

3. Which object in the novel best characterizes the theme of making the best of oneself?

4. What ultimately happens to Joanna's ex-fiancé?

5. What time of year does the story take place?

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