Selection Test for Chibi: a true Story from Japan Vocabulary



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Selection Test for Chibi: A True Story from Japan

Vocabulary:

Put the letter of the definition on the line next to the correct word.




  1. avenue ____

  2. ducklings _____

  3. nest _____

  4. pool _____

  5. splash _____

  6. spring _____

  7. proceeded _____

  8. traffic _____



  1. went on after having stopped

  2. the season between winter and spring

  3. a street, sometimes wide or bordered with trees

  4. a small pond; a small body of still water

  5. young ducks

  6. to cause water to fly about so as to wet or soil

  7. a structure built by birds as a place in which to lay their eggs

  8. people, automobiles, trucks, airplanes, ships, or the like coming and going along a way of travel.


Comprehension Questions:


  1. Where does the mother duck land at the start of the story?

  1. in a small Japanese town

  2. on top of Mount Fuji

  3. in a pool outside an office building in Tokyo

  4. in the middle of a wide street




  1. When people first heard about the duck family, they

  1. asked the Emperor to help the ducks.

  2. came to visit the ducks.

  3. tried to take the ducks home.

  4. tried to take the ducks to a zoo.




  1. Who gave Chibi her name?

  1. a child

  2. an office worker


  3. a news photographer

  4. a vendor


  1. People paid a lot of attention to Chibi because she was the

  1. prettiest

  2. oldest

  3. bravest

  4. smallest




  1. The ducks surprised everyone by

  1. sleeping through the night.

  2. refusing to eat any food.

  3. crossing the highway at night.

  4. using a different exit than people expected.




  1. As he tried to save the ducks, what did Sato-san do that was dangerous?

  1. He ran into traffic.

  2. He dropped his camera.

  3. He climbed over some bushes.

  4. He stayed up all night.




  1. The author most likely used some Japanese words in this selection to

  1. make reading the story a little harder.

  2. surprise the readers.

  3. give a feeling of Japan.

  4. confuse the readers.




  1. Which sentence is a fact?

  1. Oka-san was a crazy duck.

  2. Across the street was a great place for the ducklings.

  3. Lights went on in the city.

  4. The ducks were very exciting.




  1. Which sentence is an opinion?

  1. The car stopped.

  2. Sato-san took pictures.

  3. The mother duck quacked.

  4. Chibi was the cutest duck.




  1. What is the genre of the story?
  1. biography


  2. narrative nonfiction

  3. fantasy

  4. realistic fiction




  1. Use your context clues to figure out the meaning of the underlined word.

There was a lot of commotion on the playground when the entire school went outside during the fire drill. The principal was very disappointed that the students didn’t follow the fire drill procedures correctly.

  1. bad weather

  2. litter

  3. confusion

  4. equipment




  1. What was the author’s purpose in writing this story?

  1. Persuade

  2. Inform

  3. Entertain




  1. The ducks were green in Chibi.

  1. fact

  2. opinion




  1. Oka-san was a good mother to her ducklings.

  1. fact

  2. opinion




  1. Why did Sato-san not take any pictures of the duck family crossing Uchibori Dori?

  1. He dropped his camera.

  2. He was busy helping the ducks cross the avenue safely.

  3. He didn’t want any pictures.

  4. He was arguing with the driver of the sports car.




  1. In what country did this story take place?

  1. China

  2. Japan

  3. Egypt

  4. India




  1. Why was Chibi scared to jump into the moat?

  1. The water was cold.

  2. It was too crowded.

  3. The wall was high and the water was so far away.
  4. Chibi liked the other pool better.





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