Assessment–HL Fiction, pages 24-29 March 2015 ® THE LANGUAGE ARTS MAGAZINE Name: ___________________________________________________ Date: ________________________ “The Ghost Bird” Quiz Directions: Read “The Ghost Bird” and “Saving the Ghost Bird.” Then answer the questions below. 1. The following lines from the story are examples of indirect characterization of Mr. Tanner except A“‘My family sold you the land, they didn’t sell you the air.’” (p. 25) B“‘Why doesn’t he come out of the house?’” (p. 26) C“‘Did anyone follow you in?’” (p. 26) D“Mr. Tanner lived all alone, except for Felix, a yellow-headed parrot nearly as old as he was.”(p. 25) 2. On page 26, Mr. Tanner refers to “the whole blame article” that was written about him. The author’s use of blame helps the reader understand Athe length of the article. Bthe popularity of the article. Cthe poor quality of the article. D that Mr. Tanner is not happy with the article. 3. On page 27, the author most likely included the detail about the color of a blackbird’s wings to Ademonstrate Hannah’s knowledge of birds. Bexplain that blackbirds aren’t all black. Cportray Hannah as a know-it-all. Dshow that Hannah was losing patience with her brother. 4. Which phrase best describes the mood at the end of the story, when Hannah can’t find Mr. Tanner in his house? Afrustrated and calm Bsad and full of dread C suspenseful and anxious Dhopeful and excited 5.Which line from the story best supports your answer to number 4? A“‘I’m fine. I just had to take a rest after my climb.’” (p. 28) B“She rushed up the steps two at a time.” (p. 28) C“Not 10 feet away were two of the most beautiful birds she had ever seen.” (p. 28) “‘He can’t hear us. I’ll go around to the side and D get him.’” (p. 28) 6.Which idea is supported by both the story and the essay? ALogging destroyed the ivorybill’s habitat. BWhen he died in 1991, James Tanner was convinced that ivorybills were extinct. Many people are interested in ivorybills. C DHuman activity contributes to habitat loss. Constructed-Response Questions Directions: Write your answers to the questions below on the back of this paper or type them up on a computer. 7. How does the author characterize Hannah? Use text evidence to support your answer. 8. In the essay, Lauren Tarshis writes, “For centuries, the ivorybill had been one of America’s most treasured creatures.” How is the ivorybill depicted as a “treasured creature” in both texts? ©2015 BY SCHOLASTIC INC. TEACHERS MAY PROJECT OR MAKE COPIES OF THIS PAGE TO DISTRIBUTE TO STUDENTS.
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