Joey Pigza Loses Control Book Quiz
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1) What can you reasonably infer about Joey’s father during their time at Storybook Land?
He is self-absorbed
He is an over-protective parent
He is shy
He takes his career very seriously
2) Which of the following does NOT happen to Pablo?
He is locked in the glove compartment of the car
He is held for ransom by Joey’s grandmother
He attends Joey’s baseball games
He gets lost in the arcade
He gets a pierced ear from a dart
3) When Joey plays baseball, the most important thing to his father is . . .
That Joey tries to make friends
That Joey practices good sportsmanship
That Joey is nice to Leezy
4) Which of the following is NOT true about Joey’s parents?
Joey hopes they will get back together
They both earn a lot of money
Each parent asks Joey not to tell the other parent about some things
They both break rules
5) Leezy is mostly . . .
Shy and nervous
Wild and unpredictable
Positive and responsible
Cranky and impatient
6) Joey’s father compares himself to . . .
Superman, because he knows he can do anything if he tries his best
Humpty Dumpty, because when he was broken no one else could fix him
A marathon runner, because life takes strength and endurance
Santa Claus, because he brings happiness wherever he goes
7) Joey is happiest when his father . . .
Is at work
Arranges for them to get matching tattoos
Tousles his hair after their talk on their way to the ball game
Hits the winning home run
8) What does Joey say he knows “down into his toes?”
How it feels to be a winner the hard way
How to keep people from bothering him
Having fun is more important than winning
His parents love him more than anything else in the world
9) “I was hiding inside his shadow like a drop inside the ocean” compares . . .
The speaker to a shadow
The shadow to a drop
The speaker to a drop
The ocean to the speaker’s feelings
10) At the end of the book . . .
Joey and his father have a good talk and plan to spend summers together
Joey runs away from the baseball game and his mother picks him up
Joey’s grandmother dies and Joey begins to appreciate his family
None of these
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