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Breaking Stalin's Nose Test Review

Quiz by Daniel Hudson

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  • Q1
    An example of an antagonist from the book is:
    Vovka Sobakin
    Borka Finkelstein
    Aunt Larisa
    Sasha
    30s
  • Q2
    The setting of the book is a metaphor for communism. How are communism and the setting alike?
    They are both busy and filled with action
    They are both warm and welcoming
    They are both cold and lacking in empathy
    They are both only in Russia
    30s
  • Q3
    “Hands still raised, everyone stares at me . . . I raise my hand.” This moment in the story is an example of:
    personification
    exposition
    internal conflict
    external conflict
    30s
  • Q4
    What is Sasha’s favorite day of the year?
    May Day
    Christmas
    Pioneers Spirit Day
    Revolution Day
    30s
  • Q5
    “Already a pioneer, I’m riding atop a parade float all decked in crimson and gold.” The best meaning of the underlined word is:
    a type of flower
    a shade of red
    a type of flag or banner
    a type of ribbon
    30s
  • Q6
    Comrade Stalin called Sasha’s dad, “an iron broom purging the vermin from our midst.” This is an example of which type of figurative language?
    Onomatopeia
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following sentences from the novel is an example of personification?
    “The hall is deserted, just as it was this morning when I marched in bearing the banner, imagining the May Day parade. It seems like ages ago.”
    “When hunger gnaws inside my belly, I tell myself that a future Pioneer needs to repress cravings for such unimportant matters as food.”
    “This streetcar is like an ice cave.”
    “He sits up, wrapped in the sheet like a ghost, glares at me wildly, and says, ‘Stay in bed.’”
    60s
  • Q8
    Breaking Stalin’s Nose is an example of what type of literary genre?
    Historical Fiction
    Poetry
    Science Fiction
    Biography
    30s
  • Q9
    Based on the following quote, what can we infer has happened to the woman’s son at the end of the book as Sasha waits in line to visit his father? “’I tell you what, Sasha Zaichik. Now that my son’s cot is empty, you’re welcome to it if you want.’”
    Her son died because of the extremely cold temperatures in Moscow.
    Her son ran away from home and has not returned.
    Her son has been arrested and is in Lubyanka Prison.
    Her son joined the Communist cause for Stalin.
    30s
  • Q10
    What was the author’s purpose of writing this story?
    To create a comparison between a boy in the city versus his father in jail.
    To entertain the reader with a story about a young boy and his struggles in school.
    To inform the reader about the realities of the Communist Party in Russia.
    To persuade the reader to become a Communist by taking the oath of the Pioneers.
    30s
  • Q11
    Based on the context clues in the passage below, what does the word degenerates mean? “Undeniably, a group of filthy and cowardly conspirators, spies, murderers, and provocateurs has infiltrated our school. These heinous degenerates, these traitors to the Motherland, aim to undermine…”
    Heros
    Responsible Citizens
    Communists
    Troublemakers
    60s
  • Q12
    The text states, “You can see it from every window in Moscow.” What is it?
    Moscow Elementary
    The Kremlin
    The steel statue of Stalin
    The komunalka
    60s
  • Q13
    “His pistol goes off like a whip crack” is an example of:
    1st Person
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    60s
  • Q14
    “The streetcar bounces and darts forward, moving faster and faster, careening down the sloping street.” What is the best synonym for careening?
    jabbing
    curving
    hurtling
    swinging
    30s

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