87 pages 2 hours read

Jordan Sonnenblick

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2004

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Multiple Choice

1. Based on the text, which of the following words best describes Steven’s homelife?

A) Stable

B) Abusive

C) Neglectful

D) Frantic

2. Which of the following words best describes the narration style of the text?

A) Dismissive

B) Relatable

C) Pompous

D) Formal

3. In comparing his two female peers, Steven says, “It wasn’t the first time I noticed this—how Renee kind of swished around in a cloud of perfume, and Annette just popped up like some spastic hand puppet.” Which of the following literary terms is used in this quote?

A) Metaphor

B) Allusion

C) Simile

D) Personification

4. Which of the following statements is true about Steven’s interests?

A) He is an aspiring artist.

B) He is a passionate musician.

C) He is a studious mathematician.

D) He is an empathetic humanitarian.

5. Which of the following phrases best describes how Steven verbally reacts to Jeffrey’s bruises?

A) With words of caution

B) With sentiments of scolding

C) With phrases of humor

D) With aphorisms of advice

6. Which of the following phrases best describes Steven’s personality in school after he learns the gravity of his brother’s diagnosis?

A) Renewed focus on school

B) Constant distraction from homework

C) Intense disinterest in music

D) Emotional outbursts to friends

7. Based on the text, which of the following conclusions can be made about the best way to deal with grief?