Unit 5 Lesson 2: John Henry Races the Steam Drill
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by Jason Clark
| 13 Questions
Note from the author:
McGraw Hill - Imagine It - 4th grade
1
10 pts
Another word for generous is
busy
thrifty
unselfish
manageable
2
10 pts
The Latin root 'rupt' in the word rupture means
break
conquer
write
build
3
10 pts
His wife told John Henry not to strain himself. In this sentence, strain means
to think highly of oneself
to get hurt by doing too much
to travel too far away from home
to upset yourself
4
10 pts
Folklore experts began to study the John Henry legend seriously in the 1920s. A legend is a type of
record
story
prayer
family
5
10 pts
There are one hundred versions of the ballad of John Henry. Versions are
verses
authors
singers
variations
6
10 pts
What was the Big Bend Tunnel?
the tunnel under the English Channel
a subway tunnel in New York City
a railroad tunnel through mountains
a tunnel made by Captain Tommy
7
10 pts
What is the sound of John Henry's hammer like?
a crash of thunder
the crash of waves on a rocky shore
a lion's roar
the hum of a car's motor
8
10 pts
What does the story say John Henry always did while driving steel?
challenged his fellow workers to races
stopped frequently to rest
drank lots of water
sang hammer songs
9
10 pts
What conclusion can you draw about Captain Tommy's offer of money and a suit of new clothes?
He does not think John Henry can win.
He wants the steam drill to win.
He wants to encourage John Henry to win.
He wants to make Polly Ann happy.
10
10 pts
What happens to the suit of clothes that John Henry wins
They are given to Captain Tommy.
He wears them to the celebration.
His wife gives them to her brother.
He is buried in them.
11
10 pts
What is the difference between what the company men and the steel driving men think will happen in the contest?
12
10 pts
Why does John Henry ask for a new hammer?
13
10 pts
Why does John Henry die at the end?
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