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7.5 Explain A Playwright's Use Of Dialogue And Stage Directions

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 7
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Grade 7
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

7.5: - Comprehension of Literary Text - Drama

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  • Q1
    In Scene 1, the dialogue between the boy and the banker reveals that the boy —
    enjoys talking with the banker
    does not feel threatened by the banker
    does not understand why the banker is visiting
    refuses to respond to the banker’s questions
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  • Q2
    Read the following line from Scene 3 of the play. What is ironic about the parents’ belief that their son is honest?
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    The boy realizes that the witness is unable to talk about the agreement.
    The boy does not want to reveal to the banker where his parents are.
    The boy lies in court in order to get the banker to tell the truth.
    The boy explains that the banker said he would not collect the money owed.
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  • Q3
    The playwright uses the stage directions at the end of Scene 1 to hint that —
    the boy’s parents will be home soon
    the boy is tired of playing
    the witness is not reliable
    the banker cannot be trusted
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  • Q4
    Paragraph 30 is important to the play because it shows that the banker —
    often forgets about agreements he has made
    has an important job in the village
    is still upset about the boy’s responses to his questions
    has no intention of forgiving the family’s debt
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  • Q5
    Which of the following lines does the playwright include to show that the boy is clever?
    BOY: My mother has gone to the market to sell fans so that she can buy oil for our lamps. Isn’t that what you would call selling the wind to buy the moon?
    BOY: It’s true. He promised.
    BOY: [Appearing in the doorway.] No! You don’t owe him. He promised me he would forget about the debt.
    BOY: I do have a witness, Your Honor.
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  • Q6
    The playwright uses the sounds of rain and thunder throughout the play mainly to —
    help the audience understand the characters’ changing relationship
    inform the audience about the progress of the storm
    hint at how the characters will resolve their conflict
    give the characters a topic to discuss while they are waiting
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  • Q7
    The stage directions and dialogue in paragraph 35 indicate that Erica —
    realizes she is not being supportive of Reggie
    thinks Dad will try to call her cell phone again
    J decides she should remain inside the cabin
    knows that Reggie will help her if she asks
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  • Q8
    Erica’s responses in Scene 1 are important because they show —
    that she feels responsible for taking care of Reggie
    that she has a friendly relationship with Reggie
    how she handles criticism from others
    how she reacts to difficult circumstances
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  • Q9
    Why does the playwright include the stage directions at the beginning of Scene 1?
    To foreshadow the characters’ actions later in the play
    To provide background information about the relationship between the characters
    To show how the setting has caused a conflict for the characters
    To describe what time of day the characters arrived at the cabin
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  • Q10
    The playwright uses the stage directions at the beginning and end of Scene 2 to highlight that Reggie —
    thinks the storm is unlikely to end soon
    feels relieved that Erica chose to stay at the cabin
    is worried that Erica will try to leave the cabin again
    is more concerned about Dad than he is telling Erica
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  • Q11
    Reggie’s dialogue in paragraphs 5 through 11 suggests that he —
    is hopeful that he and Erica can enjoy their time at the cabin
    feels confident that Dad listened to the weather report
    believes that indoor activities lead to boredom
    is tired of bickering with Erica
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  • Q12
    Erica’s dialogue in Scene 1 mainly relates the idea that she —
    misunderstands the purpose of modern technology
    feels frustrated about having to spend time at the cabin
    remembers the details of family trips better than her brother does
    anticipates that the rain will ruin the entire trip to the cabin
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  • Q13
    Why does the playwright include the stage directions in paragraph 22?
    To show that Asia is pleased she has a chance to cut someone’s hair
    To imply that Asia is taking the task of cutting Lonnie’s hair seriously
    To indicate that both Lonnie and Asia are nervous about the haircut
    To reveal that Asia has more experience cutting hair than she said she did
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  • Q14
    Why does Lonnie agree to let Asia cut her hair?
    Lonnie believes that her hair will look just like the style she wants if Asia cuts it.
    Lonnie knows Asia has access to the right tools for cutting hair.
    Lonnie decides that a free haircut from Asia is better than paying for a salon haircut.
    Lonnie trusts that Asia’s father has taught Asia how to cut hair properly.
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  • Q15
    What is the best summary of the play?
    Asia and Lonnie look through magazines and notice a hairstyle worn by a singer they like. Lonnie wants her hair cut in that style, and Asia tells Lonnie she has watched her father cut hair. Lonnie agrees to let Asia cut her hair. While Asia is cutting hair, her brother comes in and out of the room looking for his baseball bat. Asia finishes Lonnie’s haircut, but Lonnie says it is terrible.
    Lonnie sees a hairstyle she likes in a magazine and agrees to let Asia cut her hair. Lonnie worries when Asia won’t give her a mirror and Jeremiah comments on her appearance. Asia tries to improve the haircut, but Lonnie is upset when she finally gets to see it. Asia tries to make Lonnie feel better, and the girls agree to get matching haircuts together at a salon.
    Lonnie wants a haircut like the one she sees in a magazine. Asia offers to cut her hair for free, and Lonnie agrees to let her. Jeremiah, Asia’s brother, makes comments about Lonnie’s hair that worry her. When Lonnie finally sees her finished haircut, she blames Asia for ruining it. She tells Asia to put on the apron so that Lonnie can cut her hair with the same style.
    Asia and Lonnie are looking through magazines when they decide they like a singer’s hairstyle. Asia suggests that she can cut Lonnie’s hair to look like the style in the magazine. Asia persuades Lonnie to let her do it by saying that she has seen her father cut hair many times. After Asia finishes, the girls plan to go to the salon together to get matching haircuts.
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  • Q16
    Asia’s dialogue in paragraph 51 is important because it shows that she —
    wants to be supportive of her friend
    prefers having her hair cut by a professional
    is envious of how good her friend’s hair looks now
    appreciates having a chance to practice cutting hair
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  • Q17
    What can the reader infer about Asia and Lonnie based on how the play ends?
    Asia and Lonnie will continue to be friends despite what has happened.
    Asia and Lonnie will get into trouble for the mess that they made.
    Asia will choose a hairstyle different from the one Lonnie chose.
    Asia and Lonnie will have their hair cut only by professionals in the future.
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