'The Bully' ch 3-6 test
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by Elizabeth Schenkel
| 34 Questions
Note from the author:
The Bully ch 3-6
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Read the following excerpt:
"We freshmen." Darrell turned the phrase over in his mind... He held on to that simple phrase the way a drowining person clutches a rope.

What does the word clutches mean?
A plays with
B lets go of
C grabs tightly
D twirls
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Read the following excerpt:
[Tyray] deliberately stepped on Darrell's foot... "Whoops, sorry," Tyray said, acting as innocent as possible.

What does the word deliberately mean?
A by accident
B repeatedly
C on purpose
D gently
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1
Who said this?

"Don't worry when you see the boys playin' rough. They're just testin' themselves. That's how a boy becomes a man. Understand?" (pg 36)
A Mom
B Uncle Jason
C Malik Stone
D Tyray Hobbs
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1
Who said this?

"The back of the room seems a bit too distracting for you. Besides, people who sit in the front of the room tend to have much better grade point averages than those who sit in the back." (pg 44-45)
A Tyray Hobbs
B Uncle Jason
C Mr. Mitchell
D Mom
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1
Read the following excerpt:

Walking home, Darrell felt a little better about California. Amberlynn was really nice. Maybe there were other kids at Bluford like her. Maybe it would be ok after all. Tyray and his friends might not be in any of his classes. They might even forget all about him. Darrell hoped there would be someone like Malik in Bluford.

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Darrell felt slightly better about being in California.
B Darrell figured that Tyray probably would not be in any of his classes.
C Darrell hoped to find another friend like Malik.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

Darrell could not bear to watch. He knew how Nate felt. He had been in that position before. He remembered the times that Jermaine hurt him and no one stepped in to help. No matter where he went, it seemed there always were bigger kids who liked to show how strong they were by picking on smaller, weaker people. Now he was seeing the same thing happening in his own family. He could not sit still and let it happen.

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Darrell remembers the many times Jermaine hurt him.
B Because Darrell knows what Nate is going through, he can't let it continue.
C Big kids always pick on little kids.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

Back in Philadelphia, [Darrell] would ocassionally find work to make a few dollars. Once in a while he babysat a neighbor's kid. A few times he worked at a small pizza shop sweeping the floors, keeping the counters clean, and taking out the trash.

What is the main idea of this excerpt:
A In Philadelphia, Darrell could sometimes find paid work.
B Darrell had worked as a babysitter in Philadelphia.
C At a pizza shop, Darrell swept the floors, cleaned the counters, and took out the trash
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1
Read the following excerpt:

As the teacher spoke, everyone in the class turned to look at Darrell. He wanted to hide under his desk. He could feel their eyes scanning him. He knew they were thinking he looked too short to be in high school, that he looked skinny and weak. Worse, he thought, maybe some were feeling sorry for him because of how small and scared he looked. He wanted to get up and run out of the class.

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Darrell was very embarrased to be looked at when the teacher introduced him.
B Darrell felt as if he looked too short to be in high school.
C Darrell thought that some of the students were feeling sorry for him.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

On the following Sunday, before Darrell's first day at Bluford, his mother asked him to walk to the supermarket to pick up some groceries... Darrell was nervous about going out again, but it was early Sunday, so he thought everything might be okay. To be safe, Darrell made sure that Tyray and his friends were nowhere in sight...

You can conclude from this excerpt that
A Darrell thinks Tyray and his friends are probably at church.
B because it is Sunday, the store will be closed.
C tough kids don't usually hang out on the streets early on Sunday mornings.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

He took her hand. It was warm and soft... Finally the line moved, and Amberlynn turned around to pack her groceries. For once, Darrell wished that the check out line was even slower.

You can conclude from this excerpt that Darrell
A doesn't want to lug his groceries home.
B wants to read the magazines on the rack.
C wants to spend more time with Amberlynn.
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4
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 28-31. Please answer in your own words.

1. How does Amberlynn behave toward Darrell at the supermarket?
2. Why does Darrell like it when she says "we freshmen," referring to herself and Darrell?

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6
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 34-37. Please answer using your own words.

1. What does Darrell hear happening outside involving his cousins Travis and Nate?
2. How does he react?
3. How does Uncle Jason react?

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3
Answer the following question about the events on pages 42-46. Please answer using your own words.

What happens between Tyray and Darrell in Mr. Mitchell's class?

14
4
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 44-46. Please answer using your own words.

1. What is Darrell's initial opinion of Mr. Mitchell?
2. How does his opinion change and why?

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2
Answer the following question about the events on pages 46-50. Please answer using your own words.

Does Darrell enjoy his first lunch period at Bluford? Why or why not?

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1
Underline the simile in this excerpt from page 43.
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1
Writers use imagery to create an effect in the reader. Imagery helps readers experience the words of the author. They can see, hear, smell, feel or taste what the author is describing.

Which of the following sentences from page 46 is a good example of imagery?
A When his tray was full, Darrell stepped into the rapidly filling lunch area.
B The menu for the day was spaghetti and meatballs, along with a piece of garlic bread and a scoop of green beans.
C Just like the school cafeteria back home, Darrell thought.
D Dessert was a soupy green gelatin with strange-looking pieces of fruit suspend inside it.
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1
Read the following excerpt:
Darrell was glad to find that most of the fruit was intact. Only six oranges were too crushed to keep.

What does the word intact mean?
A rotten
B delicious
C undamaged
D inexpensive
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1
Read the following excerpt:
The next morning, Darrell walked on the main street to Bluford. He knew Tyray would confront him, but at least it would happen when he expected it.

What does the word confront mean?
A avoid
B admire
C ignore
D challenge
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1
Read the following excerpt:

Darrell went on to school. He never felt worse about himself. He had always been picked on. But never in his life did he pay someone to leave him alone. Darrell wondered what Malik would say if he knew what he was doing.

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Darrell felt awful about himself for paying off a bully.
B Darrell had always been small and weak.
C Darrell had never before paid off a bully.
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1
Who said this?

"That poor child is having a tough time in high school because he's so shy. He needs some friends to talk to. You seem like a nice boy. Would you look for Harold and try to make friends with him? I'd be so grateful." (pg 70)

A Mom
B Mrs. Davis
C Uncle Jason
D Mr. Mitchell
22
1
Who said this?

"I don't think Darrell should have to share with anyone. Just look at how little he is. He needs to keep everything for himself."
A Mom
B Travis
C Harold Davis
D Tyray Hobbs
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1
Read the following excerpt:

During Algebra class, Darrell was sure Amberlynn looked right at him. He knew she did. She was only about five feet away. But then she looked away as if she had never seen him before. Didn't she remember standing in the line at the supermarket? Didn't she remember saying "we freshmen" as if they had a special bond? Clearly their conversation was not as important to her as it was to him.

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Amberlynn has a poor memory and doesn't recognize Darrell.
B Darrell is upset that Amberlynn seems to be ignoring him.
C Amberlyn sits only about five feet away from Darrell.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

"So, Darell, how was your first day at Bluford?" she asked warmly. "I've been here forever, and I had a miserable day. I got two teachers mad at me because I forgot something I was supposed to turn in today. I dropped spaghetti on my shirt at lunchtime, and this guy I like dissed me for this other girl... So how about you?"

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Amberlynn had a bad day at school.
B Amberlynn got two teachers mad because she didn't turn in homework.
C Amberlynn dirtied her shit and was rejected by a guy she likes.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

"Jason is another reason I moved us here. I think it is good to have a man around, and Jason has always wanted to be closer to you. Besides, he seems so good with his sons, I thought having him around might make it easier... especially if you ever wanted to talk to a man about man stuff."

What is the main idea of this excerpt?
A Mom thinks that Uncle Jason seems good with his sons.
B Mom doesn't want to talk to Darrell about "man stuff."
C One of Mom's reasons for moving is so Darrell could have Uncle Jason around.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

"Man, what is this stuff?" he asked, picking up a hunk of the soggy meat. "It looks like a piece of my shoe."
Harold smiled. "Your shoe probably tastes better than this," he said, flicking off a chunk of meat into a white glob of mashed potatoes.

You can conclude from this excerpt that
A Darrell thinks that a piece of shoe accidently fell into his food.
B Harold is glad that his food isn't as bad as Darrell's.
C Harold and Darrell are in agreement about how bad the food is.
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1
Read the following excerpt:

"There is the little punk that didn't show up this morning. You better have somethin' for me, or those oranges ain't going to be the only things that get crushed." Tyray's voice was loud, and other students turned to watch what was happening.

You can conclude from this excerpt that
A Tyray plans to crush Darrell's other groceries.
B Tyray is threatening to hurt Darrell.
C Tyray is sad that Darrell did not meet him as planned.
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2
Answer the following question about the events on pages 51-57. Please answer using your own words.

What is confusing about Amberlynn's behavior towards Darrell?

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4
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 60-62. Please answer using your own words.

1. What does Darrell tell his mother when she asks him how school is going?
2. Why does he reply as he does?

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3
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 65-68. Please answer using your own words.

What happens to Darrell right after he buys oranges for his mother at the supermarket?

31
4
Answer the following questions about the events on pages 70-76. Please answer using your own words.

1. Who does Darrell befriend at lunch? (page 74-76)
2. Why hasn't this person talked to Darrell before? (page 70)

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1
Underline the metaphor in this excerpt from page 30.
33
1
Underline the simile in this sentence from page 77.
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Writers use repetition to cause an effect in the reader or put emphasis on an idea.

Underline the word that is repeated in this excerpt from page 88.
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