Old Yeller Quiz
7th-Grade Texas Historical Fiction Summer Reading Requirement.
Please be sure you are prepared: You can only take this test one time!
What had Old Yeller just eaten the first time Travis saw him?
D. A side of middling meat hanging from the rafter poles
C. A bucketful of table scraps meant for the hogs
A. The jerky strips he’d set aside for his morning hunt
B. More than a dozen eggs from nests in the hen house
Why did Travis have to shoot Old Yeller?
A. He had been attacked by a mountain lion.
B. He had been bitten by a mad wolf during a fight.
C. He had charged Little Arliss with bared teeth.
D. He had tried to kill Lisbeth’s puppy.
Why did Burn Sanderson visit the Coatses’ farm?
A. To warn them about a rabid dog in the area
B. To give them the message that Papa had been injured
C. To take back his dog, which he later ended up leaving
D. To ask Mrs. Coates to care for his baby because his wife was sick
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What happened when Travis was marking hogs in bat cave country?
A. The bar’ hog he was marking rolled into his ankle, spraining it.
B. He was dragged down a gully when his belt caught on a hog’s tusk.
C. A panther had heard the hog’s squeals jumped onto a sow’s back.
D. A hog slashed his leg when the bank he was on gave way.
Travis disobeyed Mama’s order to stay off his leg in order to ---
A. Go back to retrieve Old Yeller, who had been savagely wounded
B. Search for Old Yeller, who had run away and not come home
C. Ride to the gully where Old Yeller and Little Arliss were hiding
D. Follow Old Yeller, who seemed to want to show him something
Travis began to love Old Yeller after the dog ----
A. Led Travis to Mama, who had tumbled into a ditch and hurt herself
B. Retrieved a pheasant Travis shot out of the air with Papa’s shotgun
C. Chased away a coyote that was threatening Lisbeth
D. Saved Little Arliss from an attack by a she-bear
The fight between the bulls stopped when -
A. Travis rolled a stack of logs down the hill on top of them
B. One of them lifted the other into a two-wheeled cart that rolled away
C. Old Yeller bit the roan on the back of his hind leg
D. Travis’s rawhide whip caught the chongo bull in the eye
What did Lisbeth Searcy promise Travis during her visit?
A. She would save table scraps to feed Old Yeller when Travis visited.
B. She wouldn’t tell that Old Yeller had stolen a bait of ribs & eggs.
C. She’d bring him a raspberry pie on her next visit.
D. She would dance with no one but him at the upcoming harvest festival.
With Old Yeller’s help, Travis was able to ---
A. Break Spot the heifer to milking in less than a week’s time
B. Chase down and kill two young javelinas to cure for the winter
C. Catch the skunk that was killing his family’s chickens
D. Help Bud Searcy track down his lost cattle
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After Yeller’s death, Travis came alive again when Yeller’s pup---
A. Stole a chunk of cornbread and ran off squealing
B. Crawled into bed between Travis and Little Arliss
C. Playfully wrestled with Lisbeth’s little dog
D. Went out into the backyard to bury a chicken bone
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