Reading 1st Quarter Exam

When you are against an idea
oppose
when you win a victory over someone
defeat
an award you receive for good work
honor
when you have worked a long time and then stop working
retire
the professional leagues with the best players
major leagues
a person who tells a story
narrator
the place where baseball players sit when they wait for their turn at bat
dugout
the true story of a person’s life
biography
a person who competes in sporting events
athlete
another name for a factory
plant
when a person takes chances
daring
when a person is confident
bold
when athletes run up to a line and then jump as far as they can
long jump
when a person says they don’t like something
complain
the person on a football team who gets the ball first
quarterback
when you figure out where and when something will be
schedule
a person who fixes automobiles and other machines
mechanic
another name for a business
organization
when you get a more important job
promoted
a person who goes to colleges and other places to find players a team might hire
scout
a  person who is in charge of soldiers in the military
officer
When a baseball player _________, the player runs to the next base before the batter hits the ball.
steals a base
a  baseball player who is playing in his or her first year
rookie
What does the team that wins the playoffs in the National League win?
National League Pennant
a name or gesture that is supposed to make you mad
insult
a person who has a lot of skill
talented
After a baseball pitcher winds up, the pitcher is supposed to throw the ball to the catcher. If the pitcher does anything else, the pitcher ______, and all players who are on base can advance one base.
balk
a written agreement
contract
the child of your aunt or your uncle
cousin
Which player plays right behind the batter?
catcher
Whom is the biography about?
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was the first black man to ______.
play in the major leagues
Which team kept calling Robinson names?
Phillies
What had Branch Rickey made Jackie Robinson promise?
not to fight back
What animal did Carl Anderson compare Robinson’s behavior?
sheep
When Robinson got older, what group did he join?
Pepper Street Gang
What state was Robinson born in?
Georgia
What was the name of the Negro League team that Robinson played for?
The Kansas City Monarchs
How much money did Robinson earn with the Monarchs?
$400 a month
What would Jackie do when the players on the Phillies called him names?
ingnore them
_______ won four games in the series.
Montreal
Robinson won the MVP award in ______.
1949
_____ players from one baseball team are on the field at a time.
9
A baseball game last _____ innings.
9
Each team can have _____ outs in an inning.
3
Robinson’s base stealing made the players feel _____.
anxious
Robinson was the ______ child in his family.
youngest
Robinson’s family moved to _______ when he was a baby.
California
The _____ medal is the second place medal.
silver
Robinson’s brother was killed in a _______.
car accident

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