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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Classic Literature Questions

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Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird"(Lee 90).
  1. It may be foreshadowing later events in the novel.
  2. It is an analogy that killing an innocent person which is wrong being equal to killing a mockingbird, which is pure, being a sin.
  3. It is a potential overall theme for the novel.
  4. All of the above.
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
Atticus states, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"(Lee 30).
  1. Atticus doesn't like his old looking skin so he likes to try on others.
  2. Atticus understands that people are more than what they come across to be.
  3. This is one example of a quote from a book he shares with his children about morals.
  4. Scout and Jem climb into each others' skin just to irritate the other.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following is a potential theme so far in the novel?
  1. Life is short so make the most of it.
  2. Courage is standing up for what you believe is right, even when it is unpopular.
  3. Beauty is not only skin deep, it can come from the heart.
  4. Love can conquer all.
Grade 10 The Scarlet Letter
Who is the narrator of The Scarlet Letter?
  1. Hester Prynne
  2. An anonymous Custom's House officer
  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. a Puritan preacher
Grade 10 The Scarlet Letter
Why does the narrator drop the Scarlet Letter?
  1. He worries it will corrupt him.
  2. He is surprised by the sudden appearance of a ghost.
  3. It is covered in dust and spiders.
  4. He feels as though it burns him.
Grade 10 Classic Literature
What happens to Corrie and the other prisoners?
  1. They are all killed in the gas chambers.
  2. They are forced to work in the coal mines.
  3. They are all to be evacuated from the prison
  4. They are all forced to plant flowers in front of the huts.
Grade 10 Classic Literature
What does the nurse manage to smuggle to Corrie?
  1. Soap
  2. Safety pins
  3. Four books of the Gospels
  4. All of the above
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
What is the setting for this story?
  1. Maycomb County
  2. Wake County
  3. Sullivan County
  4. Hanover County
Grade 10 The Scarlet Letter
What did Roger say he was going to do?
  1. He was going to seek the father of Hester's child
  2. He was going to commit suicide
  3. He was going to leave and never return
  4. He was going to take Hester's child away
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Who is the protagonist in the story?
  1. Scout Finch
  2. Tom Robinson
  3. Mayella Dwell
  4. Atticus Finch
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