Welcome to Quickfire from Spiral logo

Quickfire formative assessment plan for: Bud, Not Buddy Test

Activity overview:

12 questions

1. Bud told people his name Bud, not Buddy. Why?

Question type: open

2. Name 3 items that Bud kept in his suitcase?

Question type: open

3. Why was Bud at the 'Home' and who was his friend?

Question type: open

4. When Bugs and Bud traveled to Hooverville, what kind of town did they find? Who lives there and why are they there?

Question type: open

5. Who did Bud go live with when he left the 'Home'? What was their names and how was he treated?

Question type: open

6. When Bud and Lefty Lewis were stopped by the police whey was Lefty Lewis so nervous? Did Bud change his attitude about Lefty after he saw what was in the box and why?

Question type: open

7. What was Bud reaction when he met the band for the first time, especially when he saw Mr. Calloway?

Question type: open

8. What did the names on the rocks and numbers stand for?

Question type: open

9. What was Mr. Calloway's reaction when he heard Bud's mothers name? Do you think Bud did the right thing when he went to get his mother's picture? Why or why not?

Question type: open

10. What did Herman E. Calloway want Bud's momma to go to college for?

Question type: open

11. What adjectives can you use to describe the character, Bud? Does he remind you of anyone else?

Question type: open

12. How did Bud change throughout the story, from the beginning to the end?

Question type: open

Quickfire makes it super easy to carry out quick formative assessment

Play this activity

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Bud, Not Buddy Test on Google+ Share Bud, Not Buddy Test on Twitter Share Bud, Not Buddy Test on Facebook Pin Bud, Not Buddy Test Email Bud, Not Buddy Test

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome