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The Smell of Other People’s Houses

Question 1 of 5

What did Gran do on the day of Ruth's first dance class?

She marched Ruth into the bathroom and chopped off her long blond hair.

She took the pink tutu Dad had given Ruth and burned it in a rubbish bin.

She warned the teacher, Miss Judy, that Ruth was a bad and ungrateful child.

She put Ruth to bed without supper for accepting a biscuit from Selma's mum.


Question 2 of 5

Hank had become the man of the house after his father ---.

was killed in the tsunami that swallowed a whole fleet of boats

was mauled by a grizzly bear while out hunting game for his family to eat

became lost in a blizzard and froze to death not fifty feet from the house

cut his leg with an axe and developed a fatal blood infection


Question 3 of 5

What happened after Sam fell overboard from the ferry?

Alyce, with the help of an orca, rescued him in her inflatable raft.

Uncle Gorky pulled him from the water, using the trawling net on the Squid.

He clung to a floating log and eventually washed up at fish camp.

The chicken lady threw him a life ring and squawked until help came.


Question 4 of 5

What did Ruth see that made her leave the mercantile and cry in the truck?

Oscar handed his little brother a napkin and smiled sweetly at him.

A pram held a chubby baby boy with Ray's blue eyes.

Two boys mocked Sister Josephine's habit and shaky, wrinkled hands.

A TV news broadcast showed the wildfire approaching Birch Park.


Question 5 of 5

At Gran's house, why was Dora angry?

Dumpling had been in the village to deliver Ruth's note to Ruth's mum.

Gran had said Bunny could stay with Lily and not go to fish camp.

Her father had welcomed Sam to stay in Dora's old room.

Gran had refused to call the police when Dora's father attacked Dora's mum.


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The Smell of Other People’s Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Quiz: 231202 EN     Level: 5.7 MY +
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