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Wonder quiz Part 1- "Ordinary"- "Driving"

Quiz by Trisha Keyes

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  • Q1
    Which of the following best describes the point-of-view and tone of this section?
    Third person- A narrator builds suspense by leaving certain questions about August unanswered.
    First person- August tells his story formally, as if he expects his teacher to give him a grade.
    First person- August tells his story conversationally, as if he is talking to a friend.
    Third person- A narrator who knows August personally describes his life.
  • Q2
    Which of the following does NOT lead the reader to infer that August's appearance is somehow different?
    "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."
    "The last surgery I had was eight months ago, and I probably won't have to have one for another couple of years."
    "People think I haven't gone to school because of the way I look, but it's not that."
    "If I had a magic lamp and could have one wish, I would wish that I had a normal face that no one ever noticed at all."
  • Q3
    Why does August want the reader to know that his mom and Via are pretty and that his dad is handsome?
    August is jealous of his relative's good looks.
    August wants the reader to know that his appearance makes him stand out even in his own family.
    August is not sure he is truly related to his mom and dad.
    August thinks that people will like him better if they know that his family looks ordinary.
  • Q4
    Which of these sentences suggests that August's life was in danger when he was born?
    "When I came out of Mom's stomach, she said the whole room got very quiet."
    "And the next day, after I had lived through the night, it was the nurse who held Mom's hand when they brought her to meet me for the first time."
    "There were two nurses in the delivery room the night I was born."
    "So when I was in my mom's stomach, no one had any idea I would come out looking the way I look."
  • Q5
    When August's mom suggests that August should got o school he sits on her lap "like a baby" and makes his "voice sound a little babyish". Why does he do this?
    August was born with a condition that makes him talk like a baby.
    August is acting like ababy so his parents won't ask him to do chores after leaving Christopher's house.
    The idea of school scares him, so August is acting as if he is too young to handle school.
    August and Christopher were playing and in the game August was pretending to be a baby.
  • Q6
    Which of the following best describes how August's parents feel about sending August to school?
    August's dad wants AUgust to go to school this year, but only if August is totally comfortable with the idea. His mom doesn't want him to go to school at all.
    Both parents want to send August to school, but they disagree on which school is best.
    August's parents agree that going to school will be difficult for August, but they are sure it is the right thing to do.
    August's parents both want what is best for August. His mom thinks that school is the best thing; his dad isn't so sure.
  • Q7
    What does August's dad mean when he says that sending August to school would be like sending "a lamb to the slaughter"?
    August isn't ready for school because he is so young, like a lamb.
    August would get lost at school.
    Sending August to school would be painful and cruel.
    August is too weak to go to school.
  • Q8
    "Mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me." What do these sentences tell the reader about August's relationship with his mom?
    When August has a problem his mom is there to solve it.
    August feels more afraid when his mother is in the room.
    August's mother always smiles when she hugs him.
    August's mother is a source of comfort.
  • Q9
    August's parents toured Beecher Prep without telling August. His mom also lied about the purpose of the test he took. This shows that August's parents---
    wanted to know if attending Beecher Prep was even an option before upsetting August by mentioning it.
    Lie whenever the truth makes them uncomfortable.
    wanted to surprise August by taking him to Beecher Prep on the first day of school.
    assumed that August knew they were visiting the school without him.
  • Q10
    "Last year?" I said. "So you've been thinking about this for a whole year and you didn't tell me" "We didn't know if you'd even get in, Auggie," answered Mom. "It's a very hard school to get into. There's a whole admissions process. I didn't see the point in telling you and having you get all worked up about it unnecessarily." "But you're right, Auggie. We should've told you when we found out last month that you got in," said Dad. "In hindsight," sighed Mom, "yes, I guess." What does August's mother mean when she says in hindsight?
    She didn't think August was old enough to understand her reasons for visiting Beecher Prep last year, but now he seems more mature.
    Now that she sees how upset August is, she wishes she'd been more honest with him about visiting Beecher Prep.
    When she visited Beecher Prep, she thought it was okay to lie to August. Now she believes that lying is always wrong.
    August wouldn't have been able to attend school the year before because his eyesight was so poor. Since then, his eyesight has improved.

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