The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Quang Nhuong Huynh
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of birds did Nhuong's cousin steal from a nest?
(a) Woodpeckers.
(b) Cuckoos.
(c) Humming birds.
(d) Song birds.

2. What were the houses in the village made of?
(a) Bamboo.
(b) Oak.
(c) Tree bark.
(d) Sugar cane.

3. Where did Nhuong and his cousin sell the otters?
(a) The dock.
(b) The next village.
(c) The market place.
(d) A city factory.

4. What kind of animal would the villagers use as bait to catch a catfish?
(a) A rat.
(b) A mouse.
(c) An otter.
(d) A squirrel.

5. What kind of people sought after catfish?
(a) Hunters.
(b) Sportsman.
(c) Gourmets.
(d) Rich people.

6. What is an otter's party?
(a) A rare gathering of otter's at the riverbank.
(b) An otter's march from one home to another.
(c) An otter's foray into the home of a human.
(d) An otter's protest at problems on the river.

7. How does one stop a snake from biting?
(a) By stroking its body.
(b) By biting its tail.
(c) By looking in its eyes.
(d) By holding its head.

8. Why would have been better for Nhuong if he had caught the otter with its eyes still closed?
(a) It would have not have cried for its siblings.
(b) It would not have remembered that it was kidnapped.
(c) It would have thought he was its parent.
(d) It would have been more willing to catch fish for him.

9. What did the villagers have to travel across to get to the nearest town?
(a) Hills.
(b) A river.
(c) A lake.
(d) Mountains.

10. Where did Nhuong and his family eventually find Tank after he didn't arrive home?
(a) Tied to a tree.
(b) In the rice fields.
(c) Swimming in the lake.
(d) In someone's yard.

11. How does the second farmer alert the hamlet of the wild hog?
(a) Setting off a flare.
(b) Setting light to a tree.
(c) Blowing his horn.
(d) Screaming.

12. How did Tank injure one of the thieves?
(a) He stamped on his foot.
(b) He gored his buttocks.
(c) He bit his nose.
(d) He gored his the leg.

13. Why were wild hogs such a problem?
(a) They were always followed by tigers.
(b) They always tried to impregnate the buffalos.
(c) They would eat all the rice plants given the chance.
(d) They sometimes attacked without provocation.

14. What was the most feared animal on the river?
(a) An alligator.
(b) A horse snake.
(c) An electric eel.
(d) A crocodile.

15. Who pulls Tank away from the fight?
(a) Nhuong's brother.
(b) Nhuong.
(c) Nhuong's father.
(d) Nhuong's cousin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of snake did Nhuong's cousin tame?

2. In which country is the story set?

3. What kind of mustard did the villagers grow?

4. Where did the two farmers hide from the wild hog?

5. Why did lowland buffalo not make good fighters?

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