The Revolt of 'Mother' Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Father respond to Mother's delay in returning to the house?
(a) He tells her that she needs to go into the house immediately.
(b) Father ignores Mother and puts the saddle on his horse.
(c) He goes into the house.
(d) He says he will tell her later why the men are digging in the field.

2. Mother's attitude changes after Sammy provides her with information. What is the best description of this changed attitude?
(a) Excitement about the future.
(b) Calmness by remembering that her childhood home wasn't much better.
(c) Calmness by reminding herself that Father is a good father and that their house is just fine.
(d) Ambivalence.

3. After speaking outside with Father about the men digging, to where does Mother look?
(a) From the old barn to the new barn and wonders why they need a new barn.
(b) At the site of the barn and realizes Father is correct.
(c) From the spot of the new barn to her existing house.
(d) To her friend's house, which is much larger than her house.

4. Who is the author of this story?
(a) Charlotte Bronte.
(b) Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman.
(c) Beatrix Potter.
(d) Jane Austen.

5. When Father answers Mother's question about what they are digging for, what is his response?
(a) He is building a new barn.
(b) He is building a new house.
(c) He wishes she would go build a new house herself.
(d) He wishes she would go into the house and tend to her own affairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the interaction with her husband about the men digging is over, what does Mother finally do?

2. What is the best description of the house Adoniram and Sarah Penn own?

3. Which of the following makes "The Revolt of 'Mother'" atypical of the author's usual writing style?

4. Which of the following best describes Nanny's logic behind her confusion regarding the digging?

5. When Nanny sees Mother after she has spoken with Father about the digging, what does Nanny ask about?

(see the answer key)

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