Old Joe and the Handyman (2)
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by Wendy Fishler
| 8 Questions
1
1 pt
Why did old Joe think that the calf belonged to him?
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B -
C -
D -
2
1 pt
In the last paragraph, what does the handlyman mean when he says, "I have other bridges to build"?
A - He constructs only bridges wherever he works.
B - He had to get to work forother people who hired him.
C - He had to help other people resolve their disagrements.
D - He was going to build another bridge along the creek that separated Old Joe and his neighbor.
3
1 pt
In paragraph 3, the word STOMPED is used to communicate a feeling of -
A - anxiety
B - frustration
C - delight
D - excitement
4
1 pt
How is the remote, rural setting important to the story?
A - It explains why Old Joe and his neighbor needed help from an outsider.
B - It explains why Old Joe and his neighbor argued over a boundary.
C - It explains why Old Joe and his neighbor did not live with other family members.
D - It explains why Old Joe and his neighbor relied so much upon one another.
5
1 pt
In this story, what does the bridge represent?
A - The handyman's effort to reunite Old Joe and his neighbor.
B - The handyman's refusal to build the fence Old Joe requested.
C - Old Joe's forgiveness of his neighbor for digging the creek.
D - His neighbor's willingness to apologize to Old Joe.
6
1 pt
By the end of the story, readers can conclude that Old Joe and his neighbor -
A - belive that high fences make good neighbors
B - learn that an argument should never come between a friendship
C - agree that good friends never disagree
D - think that strangers often make the best companions
7
1 pt
Why is the last paragraph significant to the story's plot?
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B -
C -
D -
8
1 pt
Read this sentence from the story.

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Old Joe lived in the rural countryside, far from most CIVILIZATION.
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The root of the word CIVILIZATION is -
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B -
C -
D -
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