Vocabulary
"Jackie Robinson"
"All-American Girl"
"The Southpaw"
Random

100

what word means, "existing in an earlier time; past"

former

100

What does this passage from "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last" suggest about the authors' viewpoint?

Americans of all races had died for their country. Yet black men were still not allowed in the major leagues. The national pastime was loved by all America, but the major leagues were for white men only.

a. They do not have a specific viewpoint but are just reporting the situation.

b. They believe the exclusion of black baseball players was wrong.

c. They feel that major league baseball should have stayed the same.

d. They admire the achievements of major league baseball players.

b. They believe the exclusion of black baseball players was wrong.

100

In "Memories of an All-American Girl," Daisy Junor played baseball in the United States, but her home is in

a. Europe. c. Australia.

b. Mexico. d. Canada.

 d. Canada.

100

In "The Southpaw," why do Richard and Janet disagree?

a. Richard says he is a good baseball player, and Janet disagrees.

b. Janet wants to be invited to Richard's birthday party, and he disagrees.

c. Janet wants to be the captain of the baseball team, and Richard disagrees.

d. Janet thinks she should pitch on Richard's baseball team, and he disagrees.

d. Janet thinks she should pitch on Richard's baseball team, and he disagrees.

100

What does Author's Viewpoint mean?

The author's attitude and feelings about a subject. (p. 261)

200

what word means, "having unfair feelings of dislike for a specific group"

prejudiced

200

Which sentence from "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last" best explains why Branch Rickey wanted to integrate baseball?

a. He thought players and fans were bored and needed a boost.

b. He believed the publicity would make him famous.

c. He knew his team did not have enough great players.

d. He wanted to correct an injustice and improve the game.

d. He wanted to correct an injustice and improve the game.

200

What type of narrative time shift occurs in the following passage from "Memories of an All-American Girl"?

I don't play baseball. But Daisy does—or did, in the glory days of women's baseball....

a. present to future c. past to present

b. present to past d. past to future

b. present to past

200

In "The Southpaw," what can you infer about Janet's feelings in her first letter to Richard?

a. She feels excited about attending Richard's birthday party.

b. She feels hurt because Richard will not let her play on his baseball team.

c. She feels sorry that she has been rude to Richard.

d. She feels bored because she has not played baseball in a while.

b. She feels hurt because Richard will not let her play on his baseball team.

200

What is characterization?

Authors use characterization to develop characters and reveal their unique traits, or qualities (p. 278)

300

extremely fine; excellent

superb

300

According to the authors of "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last," Branch Rickey felt the first black player in the major leagues would need to be more than a great athlete. He would also have to show which of the following qualities?

a. determination and self-control

c. modesty and a sense of humor

b. strength and good looks 

d. strong team spirit and leadership

a. determination and self-control

300

In "Memories of an All-American Girl," how did Philip Wrigley find players for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League?

a. He asked male ballplayers' wives to join the league.

b. He recruited softball players from high schools and colleges.

c. He sent scouts to watch women's softball teams play.

d. He sent personal invitations to highly skilled women ballplayers.

c. He sent scouts to watch women's softball teams play

300

What can you infer from these two statements from "The Southpaw"?

Janet: "P.S. I see you lost your second game, 34-0."

Richard: "P.S. Wait until Friday."

a. Janet thinks Richard's team is doing well, and he agrees.

b. Richard's team is not playing well, but he hopes they will do better on Friday.

c. Richard's team is improving, and they will definitely win on Friday.

d. Janet thinks Richard's team needs to add girl players by Friday.

b. Richard's team is not playing well, but he hopes they will do better on Friday.

300

What does it mean when an author uses "Narrative Time Shift"?

Scenes that jump from the present to the past or even the future

400

ability to live forever

immortality

400

According to the authors of "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last," what did Branch Rickey understand about players and fans of the time?

a. Most would be happy to give a black player a fair chance.

b. Many of them would be angry but would remain silent.

c. Players and fans would try to force a black player to quit.

d. Players and fans would care more about a player's ability than his race.

c. Players and fans would try to force a black player to quit.

400

In "Memories of an All-American Girl," why did Daisy Junor say, "We were living out of a suitcase most of the time"?

a. The players were unable to find housing over the summer.

b. The players stayed in expensive hotels most of the summer.

c. The players had to share a single suitcase wherever they went.

d. The players traveled to away games nearly every week.

d. The players traveled to away games nearly every week.

400

In "The Southpaw," what can you infer from Richard's statement to Janet: "I didn't think you'd

be the kind who'd kick a man when he's down"?

a. He is accusing Janet of being deliberately cruel.

b. He is commenting on how much it hurts to be kicked.

c. He is expressing surprise at Janet's ability to kick so hard.

d. He is confused about what kind of person Janet is.

a. He is accusing Janet of being deliberately cruel.

400

Which word is opposite in meaning to the word former?

a. previous c. vanished

b. future d. onetime

b. future

500

introductions; acts of being brought into something

inductions

500

According to the authors of "Jackie Robinson: Justice at Last," what made Jackie Robinson keep his promise to Branch Rickey despite all the abuse he suffered?

a. Branch Rickey guaranteed him a long-term contract.

b. His teammates were supportive of him from the beginning.

c. He knew what his success in the major leagues could mean to others.

d. He had also promised the fans not to fight back or retaliate.

c. He knew what his success in the major leagues could mean to others

500

What is the effect of the narrative time shift in the following sentence from "Memories of an

All-American Girl"?

Fifty years later, the fans are still coming for autographs.

a. It allows readers to step back into the past.

b. It sends readers from the present to the future.

c. It brings readers out of the past and into the present.

d. It creates a sense of being outside of normal time.

c. It brings readers out of the past and into the present.

500

In "The Southpaw," what does Janet mean when she writes back to Richard with the statement:

"I wasn't kicking exactly. I was kicking back"?

a. She was kicking backwards, not forward.

b. She was not planning to hurt anyone at all.

c. She was responding to Richard's hurting her first.

d. She was trying to kick Richard but failed.

c. She was responding to Richard's hurting her first.

500

How do fans continue to show appreciation for the former ballplayers in "Memories of an

All-American Girl"?

a. by staking out their homes to catch a glimpse of the players

b. by buying signed baseball cards from the players

c. by throwing frequent parties in the players’ honor

d. by donating to causes the players endorse

b. by buying signed baseball cards from the players