Vocabulary
Multiple Choice
Pronouns
Comprehension
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100
Define the word in all caps: People had come from everywhere to see the COURAGEOUS dog that had run the Iditarod trail alone.
fearless
100

What genre is Akiak?



Realistic Fiction

100

Replace the underlined words with the correct pronoun:

My friend and I watched the movie.

We

100
What is the setting of the story? Hint: When and where does the story take place?
Spring time (March) in Alaska on the Iditarod Race Day.
100
Why is this Akiak's last chance to win the Iditarod Race?
Akiak is 10 years old, so this will be the last time that she races due to her old age and the amount of energy the race takes out of the dogs.
200
Define the word in all caps: The experienced MUSHER approached the barking dogs.
The driver of a dogsled team
200
When Akiak catches up with the team, why does she bark and push the lead dogs? A) She wants to be the lead dog. B) She is confused about which trail to take. C) She is happy to see her teammates. D) She is trying to tell the team that they are on the wrong trail.
D) She is trying to tell the team that they are on the wrong trail.
200

Replace the underlined word with the correct pronoun:

Bob wanted to find a new path.

He

200
How does Akiak feel when she is taken out of the dog sled race? What does she do to show this?
Akiak feels sad when she is taken out of the dog sled race. She runs away to find her team when she is supposed to be getting on the plane to go home.
200
Why do you think the author included the detail about the rules of the Iditarod Race? (The rule was that a team must pullover if another team is trying to pass)
The author probably included Iditarod Race rules to remind the reader that Sled Racing is a sport like any other, and has rules that are specific to it.
300
Define the word in all caps: Akiak ran on in spite of the BLIZZARD.
Snowstorm
300
Because snowmobiles left crisscrossing tracks along the race trail, what happened? A) The dogs had a better trail to follow. B) The snow was smoother for travel. C) The lead dog lost the trail. D) Akiak buried herself in a snowdrift to wait out the blizzard.
C) The lead dog (Roscoe) lost the trail.
300

Which of these is a possessive pronoun?

a) We

b) Them

c) Myself

d) her

d) her

300
One man helped Akiak by opening a door for her. Why do you think he did that? Use details from the story to support your answer.
The man helped Akiak by opening the door for her because he wanted her to find her team and win the race with them. This is evident by other volunteers leaving food out of Akiak and giving her shelter along her way.
300
On page 30, the author says the dogs "knew it." What did the dogs know?
The dogs knew that it was the day of the Iditarod Race.
400
Define the word in all caps: At Elm, people put out food for her. Almost everyone was ROOTING for Akiak to catch her team.
To cheer
400
What does it mean to "work the team through Akiak"? A) Akiak is the lead dog. B) Mick gives her commands. C) Akiak follows the commands and the team follows Akiak. D) All of the above.
D) All of the above.
400

What kind of words do pronouns take the place of?

a) nouns

b) verbs

c) adjectives

d) adverbs

a) nouns

400
Do you think Akiak's age is an advantage or disadvantage? Use a detail from the story to support your answer.
Akiak's age seems to be an advantage because it gives her experience on the trail, which helps her know her way when she is traveling alone in search of her team. OR Akiak's age seems to be a disadvantage because the weather is very hard on her aging body, and she got hurt on day four of the race.
400
Why do you think Akiak is cautious when she nears a checkpoint?
She knows the volunteers will try to catch her.
500
If you wanted to see a map of Alaska, which of these books would you use: A) atlas B) dictionary C) science book D) thesaurus
A) atlas
500
If you wanted to find out more about the Iditarod Race, which of these books would you choose to read? A) Nascar Racing B) Alaska: The 49th State C) Sled Dogs and Famous Races D) How to Raise a Dog Sled Puppy
C) Sled Dogs and Famous Races
500

Which word in this sentence is a pronoun?


The students found it in the garden.

it

500
Would you like to be a musher in the Iditarod Race? Explain using details from the story.
Yes, I would like to be a musher in the Iditarod Race because it seems like it would be a lot of fun. OR No, I would not like to be a musher in the Iditarod Race because it seems very dangerous.
500
How does the author show that the team's layover helps Akiak?
After the team's 8 hour layover, she is only 2 hours behind them.
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