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College :: The Rocking Horse Winner by Wayxdawg
What was Paul hoping to do with his winnings?
  1. Give it to his mother.
  2. Show his mother he was lucky.
  3. Make the house stop whispering.
  4. All of the above
College :: The Rocking Horse Winner by Wayxdawg
The first horse Paul and Bassett won on was Singhalese.
  1. True
  2. False
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
How does the family feel after Gregor dies?
  1. Relieved and happy
  2. Bitter and resentful
  3. Confused and angry
  4. Sad and depressed
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
Gregor is alienated from which of the following?
  1. his job
  2. his body
  3. his family
  4. all of the above
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
How does Gregor react when he hears Grete's violin?
  1. He sings along with her playing.
  2. He hides under the sofa.
  3. He crawls toward her in the parlor.
  4. He decides to send her to music school
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
How is Gregor transformed into an insect?
  1. due to something he had for dinner
  2. no one seems to know or really care
  3. as the result of an old family curse
  4. in Kafka's world, all humans routinely turn into insects
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
What kind of creature has Gregor become?
  1. An unspecified bug
  2. A cockroach
  3. A gypsy moth
  4. A gigantic maggot
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
As Gregor deteriorates, what becomes of his family?
  1. They all become insane.
  2. The family's state of affairs improves.
  3. They lose their jobs.
  4. They all turn into insects.
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
What serious injury does Gregor sustain?
  1. His wings get bent.
  2. His antennae are torn off.
  3. An apple becomes lodged in his back.
  4. A fall breaks his legs.
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
What does the picture on Gregor's wall depict?
  1. Grete with her violin
  2. His smiling family
  3. A can of bug spray
  4. A woman in fur
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
Where does the action of the story take place?
  1. Prague
  2. The family's apartment
  3. Gregor's workplace
  4. An insane asylum
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
Gregor's absence from work looks suspicious because...
  1. he slacks off all day anyway
  2. he has never been out sick from work
  3. he's been sick a lot lately
  4. everybody knows he's seeing the boss's wife
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
What does Gregor Samsa do for a living?
  1. Office clerk
  2. Factory worker
  3. Traveling salesman
  4. Exterminator
College :: The Metamorphosis by annsl
How does Gregor die?
  1. He jumps out the window.
  2. He lies down in exhaustion and dies.
  3. One of the boarders steps on him.
  4. Grete poisons his food.
College :: Poetry by jarbanas
Poetry requires that each and every word be...
  1. accountable
  2. descriptive
  3. rhyming
  4. simple
College :: One Hundred Years of Solitude by annsl
Magical realism is a style or genre of fiction
  1. in which witches and goblins steal the Ring.
  2. which deal with issues of de-colonization or the political and cultural independence of people formerly subjugated to colonial rule.
  3. in which magical elements blend with the real world.
  4. in which Texas Tech ever beats The University of Texas.
College :: Literature by jarbanas
Contemporary realistic fiction often deals with...
  1. a period of the life of a person
  2. factual materials
  3. a real historical event
  4. actual problems
College :: The Rocking Horse Winner by Wayxdawg
What was Paul's secret to winning the bets on the races?
  • Students should explain that Paul's secret was his wooden (rocking) horse. He would ride his horse until he knew who the winner was going to be.
College :: The Rocking Horse Winner by Wayxdawg
Who keeps Paul's money from winning for him?
  • Bassett (the gardener)
College :: The Rocking Horse Winner by Wayxdawg
After the 5,000 pounds were received, "something very curious happened. The voices in the house suddenly went mad..." Why is this ironic?
  • Students should explain that Paul expected the voices to stop after the 5,000 pound gift, but instead, they became louder and more intense.
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