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The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis


by James Hurst

The Scarlet Ibis: It Is a Red Bird Quiz

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Q. What do the narrator's parents name Doodle after two months?

William Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong
Mr. Doodle
Q. Why doesn't the narrator kill Doodle?

Doodle smiles at him.
Doodle defends himself with kung fu.
Doodle burps.
The narrator wants a snack instead.
Q. Where do the narrator and Doodle hang out?

Old Dude In His Bathrobe Swamp
Old Woman Swamp
Their backyard
Q. What does the narrator want Doodle to be?

A dragon
A ladies' man
Q. Why does the narrator run ahead of Doodle in the rain?

He's testing his athleticism
He wants Doodle to die
He misses his mother
He is frustrated that Doodle can't go to school yet