Comprehension Check: "The Scarlet Ibis"
This will test your comprehension of the content within the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" .
What is your LAST name?
What is your FIRST name?
What is your class hour?
What is your email address?
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Which is not a theme in "The Scarlet Ibis"?
the struggles of war
pride and its negative results
brotherhood is not a simple thing
the tragedy of death
Between which two seasons do the events of this story happen?
spring and summer
winter and spring
summer and autumn
none, the story takes place in the dead of winter
What is the root of Doodle's disability?
He was born in a caul.
He fell down the stairs as an infant.
He has one leg that is shorter than the other.
He was born blind.
How does the narrator know that Doodle is "all there"?
Doodle begins to talk.
Doodle smiles at him.
Doodle crosses his eyes.
Doodle learns to walk at a normal age.
How do they get Doodle around to places?
they carry him
What cruel thing does the narrator make Doodle do?
tell their parents he hates them
touch the casket that had been built for him
dunk his head in cold water
eat a food he doesn't like
What does the narrator decide to teach Doodle to do?
fly a kite
Where do the walking lessons take place?
Old Woman Swamp
by the bleeding tree
in the house
What type of bird shows up on the property one afternoon?
Why is it unusual for the bird they found to be in the area where they live?
These birds typically live farther south.
These birds typically live farther north.
These birds were thought to be extinct.
They rarely see birds on their property.
What color is the bird?
Where does the bird land?
on top of the grindstone
on top of the house
the bleeding tree
the willow tree
What happens to the bird?
It comes into their house and grows attached to Doodle.
It dies from stress of the storm.
It flies back South.
It lays an egg.
What does Doodle do with the bird?
He befriends it.
He puts it back in the bleeding tree.
He lets it float off on the water.
He buries it.
What happens to Doodle on the way back home during the storm?
He trips over a root and skins his knee.
He falls behind, and the narrator does not wait.
He is struck by lightning.
He spots the scarlet ibis and runs over to it.
How did the narrator feel when Doodle was born?
What does Doodle resemble in death?
a fallen leaf
his infant self
the scarlet ibis
a wilted flower
The point in the story where Doodle learns to walk is the...
denoument or resolution
The point of the story where the storm hits and Doodle and his brother are running home is the
denouement or resolution
The author gives lots of clues as to what will eventually happen to Doodle. This is called
BONUS!! The author originally wanted to be a/an
BONUS!! The author was from which state?
BONUS!! Who is the reader supposed to relate to the most when reading "The Scarlet Ibis"?
no one, the reader should just observe everything
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