The Ron Clark Story is based on the true story of an amazing educator from North Carolina who moved to N.Y. because he heard there was a need for good teachers in Harlem. While there, he did an amazing job turning around difficult students and giving them hope for their futures. Students really enjoy this movie! It can even be found on YouTube!
The quiz included here has 25 multiple-choice questions that can be run front to back on one sheet of paper. There are two versions included to deter cheaters or in case you wish to give different classes different versions. An answer key is included along with an editable PowerPoint in case you wish to make any changes.
_____ 10. To get the students interested in grammar, what challenge does Mr. Clark take on?
A. He will run a mile for every A on the next grammar test.
B. He will drink a small carton of chocolate milk every fifteen seconds he is not interrupted during the grammar lesson.
C. He will bring the class cupcakes if they all pass the next grammar quiz.
D. He will host a party for his students if they can stop talking during his lessons about subjects and verbs.
_____ 17. How does Mr. Clark reward his students’ hard work preparing for the end of year tests?
A. He takes them to an amusement park.
B. He takes them all out to eat.
C. He gets them tickets to a Broadway show.
D. He plans a big party for them.
_____ 21. Which would NOT be a lesson this movie teaches?
A. Perseverance pays off.
B. Revenge is satisfying.
C. Challenges can be rewarding.
D. Everyone deserves a chance.
_____ 25. Which of the following does NOT occur in this movie?
B. Judging someone before getting to know him/her
D. Stealing items that belong to someone else
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