A Single Shard Book Quiz - Z
1) “Work gives a man dignity, stealing takes it away.” Which of the following best describes what this means?
The harder you work, the more successful you will be
You can be proud of yourself if you earn your living honestly
There are times when you must steal to survive
Digging is more honorable than cleaning
2) Tree-ear saves half his lunch to share with Crane-man. What does that tell readers about him?
He cares for his friend
He is working too hard to take time to eat
He keeps his promises
He does not like his master’s food
3) How does Tree-ear get the opportunity to work for Min?
He wins the contest
He is assigned to Min by the village elders
Crane-man dares Tree-ear to ask Min
Tree-ear works for Min to re-pay him for damaging a piece of pottery
4) Frequently, Tree-ear and Crane-man do not tell each other what they are really thinking because . . .
Their culture is polite and they want to respect each other’s honor
They are trying to trick each other into giving away artistic secrets
They do not feel close enough to trust each other
Min has forbidden them to be open with each other
5) Which of the following best describes Min’s personality?
6) In this book, a royal commission is . . .
A messenger from the king
An arrangement where the palace pays artists for their pottery
A problem too big for commoners to solve
A unique design that uses celadon
7) Why does the author italicize words like “jiggeh,” “onggi,” and “toduk-non?”
They are the most important words in the story
The characters are thinking the words, not saying them aloud
The words bring bad luck
The words are Korean, not English
8) What ethical problem does Tree-ear face when he sees Kang’s new design?
Whether he should agree to work for Kang
Whether he should point out the flaws in craftsmanship
Whether telling Min would be stealing Kang’s idea
Whether Crane-man will still trust him
9) Near the end of the book, the author implies that . . .
One day Tree-ear will make a prunus vase with a crane design
Tree-ear no longer needs Min’s approval
Kang will become the next emissary
Ajima loves Tree-ear because of his musical talent
10) Which best describes Min’s approach to pottery?
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