My Antonia Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: Chapter 8 | Book 1: Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jim's grandmother warn him to watch for when he is in her garden?
(a) Rattlesnakes
(b) Poisonous plants
(c) Moles
(d) Bees

2. What possession does Russian Peter value over all others?
(a) His plough
(b) His cow
(c) His home
(d) His horse

3. What rumor about Pavel circulates in the community?
(a) He is a fugitive from the law.
(b) He left his wife to come to the United States.
(c) He is an anarchist.
(d) He is an illegal immigrant.

4. To whom does Pavel confess his unpleasant past in Russia?
(a) Otto Fuchs
(b) Mr. Shimerda
(c) Jim
(d) Pavel

5. What does Antonia offer Jim when she meets him?
(a) Her ring
(b) Wild mushrooms
(c) Help on the farm
(d) Her friendship

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the narrator and Jim become acquainted?

2. Who does Jim credit with planting sunflowers in Nebraska?

3. Why does Jim come to live with his grandparents in the first chapter of the book?

4. Who sold the Shimerda family their home?

5. Where does Jim live as an adult?

(see the answer key)

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