The Terror: A Memoir
by Rhonda Tue
| 7 Questions
What is the main idea of the selection?
A Fear tormented and controlled Diaz until he no longer allowed it to.
B Fear is the most dangerous weapon bullies have against someone who is different.
C Fear allowed Diaz to prepare for future altercations with the brothers.
D Fear never proves to be useful or productive feeling.
What detail from the text best supports the main idea of the text?
A "Took me until I was sophomore in high school-yes, that long-before I finally found it in me to start facing my terror."
B "They would jeer at me and occasionally throw rockls, but even if they weren't chasing me in the flesh, they sure were chasing me in spirit."
C "But sometimes I like to think that if that beat-down didn't happen, I might have had an easier time of it."
D "So I locked up the whole miserable affair deep inside. I thought that would help, but avoidance only seemed to give it more strength."
How does Diaz describe fear in paragraph 7?
A He compares it to a ghost.
B He depicts it as a constant presence.
C He presents it as a deadly cancer.
D He personifies it as the brothers.
Which detail from paragraph 7 best supports the overwhelming fear he felt after being assaulted?
A "My first real beat-down, and I was furious and ashamed, but above all else I was afraid."
B "Afraid of my assailants. Afraid they would corner me again."
C "An awful withering dread that coiled around my bowels-that followed me into my dreams."
D "I guess I should have told someone, but I was too humiliated."
The author describes his experience in a way that highlights-
A how significant the assault affected his life.
B how long it took him to physically and emotially recover from the assault.
C how important it was for him to forget what had happened.
D how much he worried about be assaulted by the brothers again.
Why did the author describe the events that occured in paragraph 10?
A To describe how there was no more physical contact from the brothers.
B To explain how much he hated the brothers.
C To show the reader how he continued to be assaulted.
D To understand his mental state.
Through his experience, the author gained-
A respect for the brothers and their "no fear" attitude.
B an acceptance of how he will be afraid from now on.
C insight about the inner strength it took to face his fears.
D the ability to avoid the brothers from now on.
Add to my formatives list

Formative uses cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.