The Scarlet Ibis Test | Final Test - Easy

James Hurst
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Brother says that both he and Doodle believed in his "infallibility" (7), what does he mean that they believe?
(a) That Brother always succeeds.
(b) That Brother can never do anything wrong.
(c) That Brother is kind.
(d) That Brother is a good Christian.

2. When the family sees Doodle struggling to bury the ibis, what is their response?
(a) Daddy calls to Doodle to stop and come inside.
(b) They feel sad.
(c) They laugh at him.
(d) Mama sends Brother out to help him.

3. Why does Brother cry when everyone hugs him for teaching Doodle to walk?
(a) He is afraid he might have hurt Doodle and they will find out.
(b) He rarely gets the family's attention.
(c) He knows that he did it for the wrong reasons.
(d) He is so relieved that everything went just right.

4. When is the story being told?
(a) Some years after the events of the story take place.
(b) In the winter, after Doodle dies.
(c) At the end of Brother's life.
(d) Immediately after the events of the story take place.

5. What is "Doodle" short for?
(a) Nothing--it refers to a drawing Doodle did.
(b) Cock-a-doodle-doo.
(c) Yankee Doodle.
(d) Doodlebug.

6. How old is Doodle when they reveal to the family that he can walk?
(a) 4.
(b) 7.
(c) 6.
(d) 5.

7. Why does Doodle cry when Brother takes him to see the "only beauty" Brother knows (3)?
(a) Because his life is too hard.
(b) Because he loves Brother.
(c) Because he has never seen flowers before.
(d) Because it is pretty.

8. Who uses a book to find the name of the ibis?
(a) Doodle.
(b) Daddy.
(c) Mama.
(d) Aunt Nicey.

9. Where is the ibis perched?
(a) In the bleeding tree.
(b) On the roof of the house.
(c) In the loft of the barn.
(d) On the grindstone.

10. Why, at the end of summer, does Brother start to push Doodle so hard in his "training" efforts?
(a) Harvest season is coming and Brother wants Doodle to be strong enough to help this year.
(b) Brother knows that when school starts, Doodle is likely to be too busy to keep training.
(c) School is coming and Doodle does not yet have the physical skills to keep up with other boys.
(d) Brother knows that when winter comes, Doodle is likely to be too ill to keep training.

11. Where do Doodle and Brother imagine living when they are older?
(a) In a houseboat.
(b) New York City.
(c) Old Woman Swamp.
(d) In a treehouse.

12. What explanation does Daddy offer for the ibis's behavior?
(a) It does not seem to be able to see very well.
(b) The bird is far from its usual habitat.
(c) It has been injured by the storm.
(d) It is tired, or sick.

13. What replaces the tree in the yard?
(a) A grindstone.
(b) A shed.
(c) A well.
(d) A statue.

14. What is an "ibis"?
(a) A fish.
(b) A bird.
(c) A flower.
(d) A type of tree.

15. What causes Brother to say that Doodle is a "burden in many ways" (3)?
(a) Doodle talks almost all the time.
(b) Doodle is getting too heavy for Brother to pull in the cart.
(c) Brother's friends make fun of Doodle.
(d) The doctor has made a long list of rules for taking care of Doodle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mama mean when she tells Brother that Doodle might not be "all there" (2)?

2. In the description of the garden "ironweeds grew rank amid the purple phlox" (1), what does "rank" mean is true about the ironweeds?

3. Who gives Doodle his nickname?

4. What kind of tree is in Brother's yard when he is a child?

5. What does Brother say causes him to run home during the storm?

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