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 animal was Mr. Short?
(a) A tiger.
(b) A wild hog.
(c) A water buffalo.
(d) A crocodile.

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

3. Why did lowland buffalo not make good fighters?
(a) They were spoiled.
(b) They had a different diet.
(c) They never had to look after themselves.
(d) They were not brought up with fierce animals.

4. When is the only time a tiger will attack a wild hog?
(a) When it's alone.
(b) When it's young.
(c) When it's hungry.
(d) When it's in a group.

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

6. How did the mother otter try to stop Nhuong from taking her cubs?
(a) She scratched his back.
(b) She jumped on his back.
(c) She clawed his leg.
(d) She bit his toes.

7. What do the men use to make stretchers?
(a) Bamboo canes and vines.
(b) Sugar cane and vines.
(c) Branches and ivy.
(d) Sugar cane and palm leaves.

8. What would Nhuong's father do during the evenings?
(a) Teach the children.
(b) Build furniture.
(c) Organize a party.
(d) Sing songs.

9. What did Hung make a dummy of?
(a) A child.
(b) A wild hog.
(c) A man.
(d) A crocodile.

10. Which part of Mr. Short's body did Hung cut off?
(a) His eyes.
(b) His tail.
(c) His feet.
(d) His head.

11. What did Nhuong's father do to ensure Tank was not taken again?
(a) He dug a trench around the fields.
(b) He kept Tank at home.
(c) He paid gurads to watch the fields.
(d) He untied the rope from his nose.

12. What kind of calf does Nhuong's father want to buy?
(a) A mixed-blood calf.
(b) An energetic calf.
(c) A fierce calf.
(d) An albino calf.

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

14. What did the author have to stop the water buffalo nibbling on?
(a) Rice plants.
(b) Sugar cane.
(c) Nettles.
(d) Coconuts.

15. What kind of animals do Nhuong and his cousin hunt and cook alive?
(a) Wild buffalo.
(b) Wild hogs.
(c) Wild chickens.
(d) Wild boar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color clothing did Nhuong wear to camoflague himself from the otters?

2. What was Tank's responsibility after he was retired from farming?

3. What do the hunters carry with them to kill the wild hog?

4. How does one stop a snake from squeezing a person to death?

5. What part of the wild hog is its most dangerous weapon?

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