Vocabulary
Dragons
Keevan
Characters
Comprehension

100

Keevan was pushed into walking by the pace Beterli set. What is another word for pushed? A. Confrontation C. Alleviate E. Imminent B. Perturbed D. Goaded
What is D. Goaded

100

The great winged dragons were created to - A. protect the planet from outside attacks B. provide practice for warriors C. prevent internal conflicts D. prevent accidents
What is A. protect the planet from outside attacks

100

Why does Keevan fear he won't get a dragon? A. The Weyrwoman Lessa does not like him. B. He is very small. C. He has a history of fighting with other boys. D. He is a foster child.
What is B. He is very small.

100

When Beterli attacks Keevan, Beterli - A. is not allowed to participate in the Impression B. blames Keevan for the attack C. is punished by Mende D. is forced to accept a green dragon
What is A. is not allowed to participate in the Impression

100

Impression time takes place when the - A. sand gets hot B. boys and girls reach sixteen C. dragons learn to fly D. dragons are hatched
What is D. dragons are hatched

200

The hatching of forty eggs was about to happen. What is another word for about to happen? A. Confrontation C. Alleviate E. Imminent B. Perturbed D. Goaded
What is E. Imminent

200

How are the riders chosen for each dragon? A. The riders select their own dragon. B. Riders and dragons are matched, based on their size. C. Dragons select their own riders. D. The Weyrwoman Lessa makes the selection.
What is C. Dragons select their own riders

200

Why can Keevan be considered the underdog of the story? A. He has already been to several hatchings. B. His father was never chosen as a dragonrider. C. There are seventy-two candidates and only forty eggs. D. He is the smallest candidate for dragonrider.
What is D. He is the smallest candidate for dragonrider.

200

What special power does Lessa have? A. She can tame dragons. B. She can predict which dragon will select which candidate. C. She can hear a dragon's thoughts. D. She can ride with the queen dragon.
What is C. She can hear a dragon's thoughts.

200

What is the lesson we can learn from "The Smallest Dragonboy"? A. Some people are born lucky B. Self-serving people are always punished C. In spite of obstacles, people can realize their dreams D. Some people suffer more than others.
What is C. In spite of obstacles, people can realize their dreams.

300

His foster mother seemed disturbed by his clumsiness. What is another word for disturbed? A. Confrontation C. Alleviate E. Imminent B. Perturbed D. Goaded
What is E. Imminent

300

The most impressive and important dragons are the - A. blue dragons B. newborn dragons C. green dragons D. bronze dragons
What is D. bronze dragons

300

You can infer that Keevan wants to prove himself because he - A. has already failed before B. has many enemies among teens as well as adults C. is short and young D. comes from a famous and well-respected family
What is C. is short and young

300

What is the most important difference between Keevan's character and Beterli's character? A. Beterli is not certain he wants to be a dragonboy, while Keevan is sure. B. Keevan is determined, but Beterli is stubborn, as well as smart. C. Beterli is selfish and mean, while Keevan is fair and good-hearted. D. Keevan is weak, while Beterli is more powerful.
What is C. Beterli is selfish and mean, while Keevan is fair and good-hearted

300

True or False - The underdog of the story is Heth.
What is False.

400

Numbweed was used to relieve the pain. What is another word for relieved? A. Confrontation C. Alleviate E. Imminent B. Perturbed D. Goaded
What is C. Alleviate

400

At an Impression, the dragon selects a rider by - A. asking Lessa B. using telepathic communication C. guessing the candidate's age D. challenging the candidate's strength
What is B. using telepathic communication

400

Because of Keevan's character and his attitude, readers can predict that he will - A. be picked by a strong dragon B. not attend the Impression C. fight Beterli and defeat him D. not be picked by a dragon
What is A. be picked by a strong dragon

400

Keevan's parents are - A. Lessa and K'Last B. Mende and Heth C. Lessa and Heth D. K'last and Mende
What is D. K'last and Mende

400

True or False - The fight between Beterli and Keevan takes place at the Impression.
What is False

500

Keevan found himself in a face-to-face argument with Beterli. What is another word for face-to-face argument? A. Confrontation C. Alleviate E. Imminent B. Perturbed D. Goaded
What is A. Confrontation

500

Heth chooses Keevan as his dragonrider because - A. he knows how badly Keevan wants to be a dragonrider B. Keevan is the smallest boy so he is the lightest C. Keevan's father was a dragonrider D. Keevan is gentle, kind, and courageous
What is D. Keevan is gentle, kind, and courageous

500

Which character trait best describes Keevan? A. Menacing B. Angry C. Determined D. Snobbish
What is C. Determined

500

True or False - Beterli felt bad about what he did to Keevan and apologized.
What is False

500

Two obstacles that Keevan faced in the story were - A. He was small for his age and old B. He was young and too tall C. He was small for his age and injured D. He was older than the other boys and too big to ride a dragon
What is C. He was small for his age and injured