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Scholastic ACTION: April 19, 2010

DIRECTIONS: Answer these questions about “One in a Million.” Fill in the bubble next to the best answer to each question.

TEACHERS: Download a printable version of this quiz.

1
Derrius goes to __________ College.
  1. Morehouse
  2. Oberlin
  3. Sarah Lawrence
  4. Boston
2
What happened first in his story?
  1. He moved in with his grandmother.
  2. He lived with his aunt.
  3. His dad was killed.
  4. He won 1 million dollars in scholarships.
3
In seventh grade, Derrius lived in a __________.
  1. tree house
  2. hotel
  3. foster home
  4. library
4
Why did Derrius fight a lot?
  1. He and his brother hated each other.
  2. He had to defend himself against his foster parents.
  3. He was always mad, because he missed his parents.
  4. Other kids would pick on Derrius.
5
Derrius never forgot being told that __________.
  1. he was handsome
  2. he'd never succeed in life
  3. college is a waste of time
  4. fighting is dangerous
6
Which of these statements is a fact?
  1. Derrius is 19 years old.
  2. Summer school takes too much time.
  3. Derrius is the best-dressed college student alive today.
  4. Derrius should run for President.
7
Which of these statements is an opinion?
  1. Derrius is a college student.
  2. Derrius has a brother.
  3. College sounds like too much work.
  4. Derrius is proud of helping people.
8
Which of these sentences did Derrius say?
  1. "I'm rich!"
  2. "My brother was my caretaker."
  3. "Getting all those scholarships was easy."
  4. "I deserve a billion dollars!"
9
Derrius helps people by __________.
  1. giving speeches about how to find scholarships
  2. giving speeches about how to find a girlfriend
  3. teaching doctors how to care for sick people
  4. All of the above
10
One thing we can learn from Derrius's story is that __________.
  1. being late for class is the key to success
  2. hard work pays off
  3. giving speeches is easy
  4. only rich people can become doctors
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