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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 gave away two computers.
3
Derrius felt different from other kids, so he __________.
  1. wrote poetry
  2. joined a club
  3. talked with a counselor
  4. fought a lot
4
In seventh grade, Derrius lived in a __________.
  1. tree house
  2. hotel
  3. foster home
  4. library
5
Derrius never forgot being told that __________.
  1. he was handsome
  2. he'd never be anything 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. Everyone should go to summer school.
  3. Derrius is the best-dressed college student alive today.
  4. Doctors are the smartest people in the world.
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 kind of like 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 Derriusā??s story is that _______.
  1. being late for class is the key to success
  2. hard work pays off
  3. no one really needs a computer
  4. only rich people can become doctors
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