���The Ghost Bird��� Quiz
Fiction, pages 24-29
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“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?’”
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
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
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
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)
can’t hear us. I’ll go around to the side and
get him.’” (p. 28)
6.Which idea is supported by both the story and
ALogging destroyed the ivorybill’s habitat.
BWhen he died in 1991, James Tanner was
convinced that ivorybills were extinct.
people are interested in ivorybills.
DHuman activity contributes to habitat loss.
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?
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