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88 pages 2 hours read

Gordon Korman

The Unteachables

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2019

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1. What do Parker, Kiana, and Mr. Kermit have in common at the beginning of the novel?

A) The hope that the school year will be fruitful

B) Their desire to be anywhere but at school

C) All three wish they had been assigned to a different classroom.

D) Their intention is to connect and bond with one another.

2. What is the significance of the novel’s title The Unteachables?

A) It is representative of the fact that the students are unable to be taught by anyone.

B) It is a label given to Room 117 students by the other students in the school.

C) It is a way to distinguish the students in Mr. Kermit’s class from the rest of the school.

D) It is a label given to Room 117 because the students are difficult to teach.

3. How does the novel use irony to drive the plot?

A) Mr. Kermit develops a new outlook on school and life.

B) Ms. Fountain becomes romantically involved with James.

C) Mr. Kermit and the kids improve based on their undesirableness.

D) Parker’s grandmother says his name for the first time when he is attacked.

4. What ultimately causes the kids in Room 117 to misbehave?

A) Because they are labeled as bad, they live up to their reputation.

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