The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg

Stephen Leacock

Reading Activity

Answer the Short Response Questions?
Yes    No
Enter your first and last name to get credit.
Your name will be printed on your score sheet.

Continue

The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which best describes the TONE of this story?
Tragic
Sincere
Heroic
Sarcastic
Submit
Why do you believe this? Use the text to support your response.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Why does Mr. Spugg claim that he cannot fight in the war himself?
He doesn’t have the proper training or enough physical strength.
His business is too busy for him to leave the office.
His luggage would take up too much room on a submarine.
He lacks the courage to risk his own health and safety.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
How does Mr. Spugg’s concern for his son Alfred compare to his concern for Henry?
He is prepared to lose Henry but not Alfred.
He is not prepared to lose either Alfred or Henry.
He is prepared to lose both Henry and Alfred.
He is prepared to lose Alfred but not Henry.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which statement best characterizes Mr. Spugg?
He is a model for bravery during wartime.
He is a double-agent that is helping the enemy troops.
He is willing to give ALL for his nation.
He is willing to sacrifice other people but not himself.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
What is IRONIC about the war medal that Mr. Spugg wears?
He saved hundreds of men from a sinking submarine while looking for his golf ball.
It belongs to another man yet he wears it proudly as his own.
He earned the medal for performing extreme acts of bravery by accident.
It is a medal that is supposed to be awarded to children and he doesn’t know it.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
From which perspective is this story narrated?
First-person
Third-person objective
Third-person limited
Third-person omniscient
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which THEME does this story suggest?
The costs of war are great but paid unevenly and mostly by the poor.
The costs of war may be heavy but they are paid by society and everyone benefits.
War is a futile and unnecessary effort that only results in pain and suffering.
War is very painful for everyone no matter who or where you are.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which figurative language technique is used in the following?

"Here Mr. Spugg looked about him at his listeners, with a look that meant that even three legs wouldn't be too much for him. "
Onomatopoeia
Understatement
Hyperbole
Simile
Submit
How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
If the story continued with Mr. Spugg being drafted to war, we can PREDICT that he would do which?
He WOULD NOT go to war and he’d complain about it.
He WOULD NOT go to war but he’d keep it a secret.
He WOULD go to war without complaint.
He WOULD go to war but he would complain.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Which statement best SUMMARIZES Mr. Spugg’s war sacrifices?
Mr. Spugg has sacrificed more than any man he knows and no one seems to appreciate it.
Mr. Spugg has sacrificed a good amount for the war effort but everyone else has too.
Mr. Spugg has sacrificed a lot for the war effort and he has received little credit.
Mr. Spugg has sacrificed very little for the war but made a big show about it.
Submit
Why do you believe this? Explain your answer and support it with textual evidence.
Submit
The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg
Correct!
Incorrect!
Is this story funny or sad? Support your answer with evidence from the text and explain your argument completely.
Submit

Results

The War Sacrificies of Mr. Spugg

By Stephen Leacock

Questions Wrong:
Average Right:
Time Spent:
Read the Text