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The Bully (Grade 7)

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The Bully

The final scene between Darrell, Harold, Amberlynn, and Kevin suggests that:
  1. Darrell will continue feeling lonely and struggling to make friends at Bluford
  2. no one really likes Darrell; they just fear him
  3. they will band together and become the new bullies at Bluford
  4. there are finally some people Darrell can truly call friends
Based on her final decision about Tyray and Darrell, we can infer the principal:
  1. believes students who fight should get the same punishment, no matter what
  2. thinks Darrell is a troublemaker who needs to be punished
  3. doesn't believe what she hears from Ms. Bea, Coach Lewis and Mr. Mitchell
  4. believes Darrell was simply defending himself from Tyray's bullying
You can conclude that Mr. Mitchell is the kind of teacher who:
  1. thinks its fun to torment his students
  2. doesn't really notice what's going on between students in his class
  3. cares very much about the well being of his students
  4. likes to give special treatment to students who are athletes
Which of the following things does Tyray NOT do to Darrell:
  1. steal his gym clothes
  2. slam him in the trash
  3. flip his cafeteria food on him
  4. start rumors that he is mental
Darrell joins the wrestling team because:
  1. he wants to stop feeling so weak and powerless
  2. he wants to win a contest to meet Lil Wayne
  3. because Uncle Jason makes him
  4. so that he can beat up Tyray
The main reason Darrell likes the book Hatchet is that it:
  1. got him extra credit with Mr. Mitchell
  2. is about wrestling
  3. is about a weak boy who defeats a bully and goes out with a pretty girl
  4. is about a weak boy who becomes strong inside and out
Darrell becomes friends with Harold because:
  1. Harold is big and strong like Malik
  2. Harold threatens to Bully him if he doesn't
  3. Darrell thought Harold could hook him up with Amberlynn
  4. Harold's grandmother asks him to be friends with Harold
  5. Harold was the leader of the Red Star gang
Tyray starts bullying Darrell because:
  1. Darrell made fun of Tyray's mother telling everyone at school Yo Mamma jokes
  2. Tyray thinks Darrell is small and weak
  3. He knows Darrell's family has a lot of money
  4. They are in different gangs
One of the life lessons Darrell learns by the end of the story is that:
  1. the little guy never wins
  2. if you smile at people, you are guaranteed to make friends
  3. no matter how much you try, you can't change what people think of you
  4. inner strength is the most important kind of toughness
The central idea of The Bully is that:
  1. fighting is the best way to solve a problem
  2. you should pick on others before they have a chance to pick on you
  3. the only way to overcome fear of something is to face it head on
  4. the only way to be a real man is to hire John Cena as your full time bodyguard
In the following excerpt, what does the word RETALIATE mean?

Darrell knew he did not stand a chance against Jermaine in a fight, and he knew if he told one of the adults, Jermaine would RETALIATE the next time no one was watching.
  1. snitch on him
  2. run away
  3. get back at him
  4. apologize to everyone
In the following excerpt, what does the word wavering mean?

"I'll miss you, man," Darrell said, his voice wavering.
  1. loud
  2. panicky
  3. angry
  4. unsteady
In the following excerpt, what does the word intact mean?

Darrell was glad to find that most of the fruit was intact. Only six oranges were too crushed to keep.
  1. rotten
  2. delicious
  3. undamaged
  4. inexpensive
The main idea of the excerpt below is that:

"Jason and I are so proud that you are wrestling, and I was happy to see that you wanted to go to the dance. That takes a lot of courage, especially for someone new to the school. But with all that, you still don't seem happy. You walk around like you got something on your mind all the time. Any every time I ask, you say, I'm fine, Mom."
  1. Mom and Uncle Jason are proud that Darrell is wrestling.
  2. Darrell always tells his mom that he's fine.
  3. Even though Darrell has become more active, Mom still can tell he's not happy.
In the following excerpt, what does the word grateful mean?

The winter recess had come, and Bluford High was closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Darrell was grateful he did not have to set foot in the classroom for awhile. He did not want to see Amberlynn.
  1. surprised
  2. thankful
  3. uncertain
  4. disappointed
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