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"Oranges" by Gary Soto

Quiz by Amber Holland

Grade 6
ELA
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Measures 5 skills from
Grade 6
ELA
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

RL.6.6
RL.6.1
RL.6.3
RL.6.2
L.6.4

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  • Q1

    Based on the seletion, which statement about the speaker is most likely true? 

    He feels nervous around animals in the neighborhood.

    He is a preteen and is becoming interested in girls.

    He is hungry but is willing to let the girl eat first. 

    He lives in a city but dislikes the winters there. 

    30s
    RL.6.6
  • Q2

    Which quotation best supports conclusions drawn about the speaker?

    …And when she lifted a chocolate / …I didn’t say anything. 

    ...Fog hanging like old / Coats between the trees.

    The first time I walked / With a girl, I was twelve…. 

    A dog barked at me, until / She came out pulling / At her gloves….

    30s
    RL.6.1
  • Q3

    Which word best describes the saleslady in “Oranges”? 

    unhelpful

    judgmental

    understanding

    suspicious 

    30s
    RL.6.3
  • Q4

    What does the saleslady do that reveals her character? 

    when the girl chooses a piece of chocolate that costs a dime

    when her eyes meet the speaker’s eyes in a certain way

    when the girl eats the chocolate the speaker has bought for her

    when she comes down the aisle at the sound of the bell 

    30s
    RL.6.3
  • Q5

    Which sentence best explains how this excerpt contributes to the overall theme of the poem?

    I peeled my orange

    That was so bright against

    The gray of December

    That, from some distance,

    Someone might have thought

    I was making a fire in my hands.

    It emphasizes the role that the cold plays in the poem. 

    It reflects the speaker's feelings of adoration.

    It suggests that the speaker has failed to impress the girl. 

    It presents a plot twist that ends the story told in the poem. 

    30s
    RL.6.2
  • Q6

    What is the meaning of the word bright as it is used exerpt below?

    I peeled my orange

    That was so bright against

    The gray of December

    That, from some distance,

    Someone might have thought

    I was making a fire in my hands.

    very cheerful

    intelligent or clever

    filled with light

    having a strong color

    30s
    L.6.4
  • Q7

    What internal conflict does the speaker develop that he must quickly resolve?

    He cannot figure out the best way to meet a girl he likes. 

    He has trouble staying warm because he does not have a heavy coat. 

    He does not have enough money to pay for the candy the girl chooses.

    He does not like the girl but is forced to spend time with her. 

    30s
    RL.6.3
  • Q8

    How does the speaker placing one orange on the counter in the drugstore reveal the speaker's intentions? 

    He wants to use it to help pay for the candy the girl chooses. 

    He wants to give it to the girl he brought to the store. 

    He wants to throw it away because it isn't ripe. 

    He wants to be friendly by giving the unfriendly saleslady a gift.

    30s
    RL.6.3
  • Q9

    Which group of words from these lines below support the meaning of bright as it in used in the text?

    I peeled my orange

    That was so bright against

    The gray of December

    That, from some distance,

    Someone might have thought

    I was making a fire in my hands.

    against The gray

    from some distance

    peeled my orange

    making a fire

    30s
    RL.6.1

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