The Report Card Comprehension Questions
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_______ 1. Jerry Woodfill was a felon.
(T)rue or (F)alse
_______ 2. The story is about ________.
a. A high school report card
b. A grade school report card
c. A driver’s license exam
d. An intermediate school report card
_______ 3. Jerry’s grade in ___ was awful.
c. using his soft voice
d. completing his work
________ 4. The teacher liked how Jerry’s talked.
(T)rue or (F)alse.
________ 5. Jerry’s evidence of following directions did not include. ___.
a. A marriage lasting 40 plus years.
b. He graduated as an engineer.
c. He had learned basketball plays.
d. He had memorized the
Lions’ school song.
________ 6. Jerry’s evidence of sharing did include. ___.
a. He’d shared his jelly-roll.
b. He wasn’t a “ball-hog” on the team.
c. He loaned a friend his Captain Video decoder ring.
d. He took the blame for a friend’s yelping in class.
________ 7. What was Jerry’s punishment for talking in class?
a. forced to read in the corner of the room
b. writing I will not talk a thousand times on the blackboard
c. an vocal apology to the class
d. a slashing/slap across the face
________ 8. To what did Jerry attribute his teacher’s dislike of him?
a. She liked the girls better than the boys.
b. He was too loud and never still.
c. He had body odor.
d. She hadn’t had her morning coffee.
_________ 9. What did not Jerry compare a blow to?
a. an executioner’s guillotine
b. Korean War torture
c. a boxer’s knock-out punch
d. being whipped by the Merciless Ming from the Flash Gordon matinee movie
________ 10. How did Jerry think he might have won the teacher’s favor?
a. being quiet in class
b. applying the technique of smoozing
c. wishing her car on weekends
d. buying her a lavish gift
_________ 11. Why did Jerry volunteer to be the announcer at the football game?
a. He liked heights.
b. He feared getting hurt playing.
c. He wanted to impress the girls.
d. He had a loud voice and everyone wanted him to volunteer.
_________ 12. What does the acronym LVS mean?
a. Liver Vine Strawberry
b. Loser’s Vote Strong
c. Loud Voice Syndrome
d. Leslie Veronica Stringfellow
_________ 13. Why did Jerry refuse to stand for the National Athem?
a. He was unpatriotic.
b. He had not memorized the words.
c. He couldn’t place his hand over his heart.
d. He was frightened he would fall.
_________ 14. What was the skybox compard to?
c. Paul Anka
d. the Astrodome
_________ 15. What did not Jerry wear?
a. letterman’s sweater
b. white-buck-suede shoes
c. corduroy slacks
d. Chicago Cubs hat
_________ 16. Jerry made N’s in ______.
a. personal hygiene
b. being still and attentive
d. finishing what he started
_________ 17. What was the “double-dogged” teacher’s note?
a. “Jerry is an idiot’s idiot!”
b. “Jerry is a potential felon.”
c. “…talked very, very much.”
d. “Jerry is an angel’s angel.”
_________ 18. Jerry’s punishment was not like…
a. being seated apart from the class
b. a race car crash at Indy
c. being “fried” in an electric chair
d. a carnival’s test of strength
_________ 19. Jerry makes his case by ______.
a. speaking to an imagined court
b. listing only his achievements
c. having friends vouch for him
d. showing his teacher’s prejudice
_________ 20. Jerry compares his punishment to
a. Cold War torture
b. tossing a yo-yo
c. a boxer’s knockout punch
d. being crushed by an earthquake
The Report Card Vocabulary List
1. felon criminal
2. tantamount of equal value
3. expunge delete, remove
4. litigation a legal court contest
5. erudite learned, informed
6. acumen discernment
7. pugilistic combative
8. philanthropic benevolent
9. inappropriate unsuitable
10. pedagogue instructor, teacher
11. persona character, role
12. genetic inherited, hereditary
13. pathos sympathetic pity
14. syndrome condition, disorder
15. articulate eloquent, fluent, lucid
16. cogent forceful, credible
17. beneficient helpful
18. carnage gore, butchery
19. sadistic cruel, brutal, ruthless
20. ecclesiastical churchly, religious