Old Yeller Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why doesn't Travis want to shoot a javelina hog?
(a) When one javelina hog gets shot, the whole bunch will attack.
(b) He thinks they are funny little creatures.
(c) They are no good for eating.
(d) They are not big enough to feed the family.

2. Why does Little Arliss cry when his father goes away?
(a) He doesn't want to stay with his mother.
(b) He just got stung by a bee.
(c) He wants to go too.
(d) He will miss his father.

3. What does Travis' mother instruct him to do while he is doing his chores?
(a) He is to recite his Latin verbs while he works.
(b) He is to recite his numbers while he works.
(c) He is to think about Little Arliss and the dog.
(d) He is to say his prayers while he works.

4. What are the best times to go to the Salt Licks to hunt?
(a) Mid-afternoon and late evening.
(b) Early morning and late evening.
(c) Mid-afternoon and sunset.
(d) Early morning and mid-afternoon.

5. Why is Travis' father leaving the family for months?
(a) He is driving cattle to Abilene.
(b) He is working as a field hand in Abilene.
(c) He is going East to care for his dying mother.
(d) He is going East to school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Travis discover as he reaches the cabin?

2. How does Travis' family come to get Old Yeller?

3. What does Arliss do when Travis yells at him?

4. What is Little Arliss' reaction to Old Yeller?

5. What changes Travis' mind about keeping the yeller dog as he rides to the cabin?

(see the answer key)

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