English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Reading Literature - Character Adventures (Questions)

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To fully understand the interaction among characters, it is important for the students to be able to compare and contrast characters. Simple similarities and differences should be expected. In first grade, the students will need to identify the adventures and experiences among the characters. Fictional stories with many events would help with this skill. In this quiz, the students will read stories and determine which statement applies to each character.

Story 1 - Cave Trip

The girls walk into the cave. Mary likes caves, but Sally does not. She is scared of the dark. Mary wants to go further into the cave. Sally thinks. She says that she will wait. Sally waits at the front of the cave. Sally picks up bugs and looks at them.

Mary goes into the cave. She hears noises and looks around. The cave gets darker. Mary yells. Then she hears her voice again. A bat flies by. Mary covers her head. She screams and runs out of the cave.

Story 2 - Lost in the Store

Billy and his mother are shopping. They take a cart. Billy looks around at the food. He finds a box of cereal. He looks at it. Then he looks around. His mother is not there. He looks around the store. He can’t find her.

Billy’s mother can’t find Billy. She calls his name and looks around the store. She starts to get scared. Then she asks a woman. This woman works at the store. She goes to the front of the store. She gets on the speaker and calls for Billy.

Billy hears his name. He runs to the front of the store and sees his mother. He gives her a big hug. He is safe.

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1. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who likes caves?
[ ] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
2. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who likes bugs?
[ ] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
3. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who gets scared?
[ ] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
4. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who hears her voice?
[ ] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
5. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Why does Sally not go into the cave?
[ ] Mary won't let her in the cave.
[ ] Sally hears a girl scream.
[ ] Sally finds a bug.
[ ] Sally doesn't like the dark.
6. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who gets scared?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
7. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who gets lost?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
8. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
What does the woman at the store do?
[ ] She is Billy's friend.
[ ] She walks by the store.
[ ] She shops at the store.
[ ] She works at the store.
9. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who was looking at the cereal?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
10. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who looks around the store?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 1 Reading Literature - Character Adventures (Answers)
1. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who likes caves?
[x] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
Mary likes caves because she decides to go into the cave and further explore it.
2. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who likes bugs?
[ ] Mary.
[x] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
Sally likes bugs because she decides to collect them instead of going into the cave.
3. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who gets scared?
[ ] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[x] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
Both Mary and Sally get scared. Sally gets scared at the beginning because she doesn't want to go into the cave. Mary gets scared when she sees a bat.
4. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Who hears her voice?
[x] Mary.
[ ] Sally.
[ ] Mary and Sally.
[ ] No one.
Mary hears her voice when she yells in the cave. She hears an echo of her voice.
5. Read Story 1 - Cave Trip above.
Why does Sally not go into the cave?
[ ] Mary won't let her in the cave.
[ ] Sally hears a girl scream.
[ ] Sally finds a bug.
[x] Sally doesn't like the dark.
Sally is scared of the dark so she doesn't want to go into the cave.
6. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who gets scared?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[x] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
Billy is lost so both of them get scared because they can't find each other.
7. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who gets lost?
[x] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
Billy gets lost when he can't find his mother.
8. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
What does the woman at the store do?
[ ] She is Billy's friend.
[ ] She walks by the store.
[ ] She shops at the store.
[x] She works at the store.
Billy's mother talks to a woman at the store because she works there. She helps Billy's mother.
9. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who was looking at the cereal?
[x] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[ ] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
Billy looks at the cereal which is why he loses his mother in the store.
10. Read Story 2 - Lost in the Store above.
Who looks around the store?
[ ] Billy.
[ ] Billy's mother.
[x] Billy and his mother.
[ ] The woman at the store.
Billy and his mother both look around the store for each other.