Hunger Artist Quiz

“A Hunger Artist”

1. In “A Hunger Artist,” the __________ in this story symbolizes the hunger artist’s separation from society.
cage
CORRECT!!!  
paintbrush
artist

2. What is the maximum fasting limit the impresario will allow for the hunger artist?
40 days
CORRECT!!!  
30 days
10 days

3. How does the hunger artist die?
He dies from starvation,
in a cage, with little notice from spectators.
CORRECT!!!  
He dies from loneliness.
He dies at the hands of another artist.

4.  What takes the place of the hunger artist in the cage?
panther
CORRECT!!!  
lion
tiger

“Two Kinds”

5.  In what talent area does Jing-mei’s mother want her to excel?
piano
CORRECT!!!  
chess
dance

6.  What television show prompted Jing-mei’s mother to push her to practice her skill?
The Ed Sullivan Show
CORRECT!!!  
Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy

7.  True or False? The talent show music selection is symbolic.
True
CORRECT!!!  
False

8.  True or False? The climax of the story occurs when Jing-Mei refuses to practice any more and says she wishes she were dead.
True
CORRECT!!!  
False

Adapted from a quiz from Georgia Virtual Learning http://cms.gavirtualschool.org/Shared/Language%20Arts/10thLitComp/08_ShortStoryTwo/index.html