Elijah of Buxton Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Christopher Paul Curtis
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 18 and 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Elijah told to throw stones at to demonstrate his skills in chapter 10?
(a) Candles.
(b) Bulls-eyes.
(c) Fish.
(d) Pictures of lions.

2. What does Mr. Leroy say about Elijah when Mr. Freeman tells him to leave them alone in chapter 16?
(a) He's his friend.
(b) He's grown.
(c) He's smart.
(d) He's not a gossip.

3. What does the writing on the letter to Mrs. Holton tell Elijah the letter contains?
(a) Word of an approaching slave chaser.
(b) News of a loved one's death.
(c) A threat to return to slavery.
(d) News of friends left behind.

4. What does Mr. Travis ask the class each morning as he begins the days lessons?
(a) Are you ready to expand your horizons?
(b) Are you ready to prepare for your futures?
(c) Are you ready to learn, ready to increase your knowledge?
(d) Are you ready to learn, are you ready to grow?

5. Who does Elijah believe Mr. Leroy wants to harm at the end of chapter 17?
(a) Elijah.
(b) Mr. Highgate.
(c) The preacher.
(d) Mr. Jarvey.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a contest between Elijah throwing rocks and the preacher shooting his pistol, who wins?

2. In what shape is the scar on Mrs. Taylor's back that the Miss Duncans say proves she is their sister, Alice?

3. Who does Elijah say shares the classroom with the black children of Buxton in chapter 4?

4. What is unusual, in Elijah's mind, about the way Mr. Leroy eats fish?

5. Who does Elijah's mother tell him dies a thousand deaths in chapter 1?

(see the answer key)

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