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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Literature Questions

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Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is the first thing Mr. White wishes for?
  1. A bigger house
  2. 200 pounds
  3. To be emperor
  4. He doesn't wish for anything
Grade 10 Antigone
Which of the following are examples of alliteration? Choose all that apply.
  1. "The flesh was soft by now and stinking so we sat to windward and kept guard" (206).
  2. "Yet I always say there is nothing so comfortable as your own safe skin!" (207).
  3. "But how much worse than this is brazen boasting of barefaced anarchy" (209).
  4. "You too Ismene, Snake in my ordered house, sucking my blood stealthily" (213).
  5. "Ask Creon, you're always hanging on his opinions" (213).
Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is one reason Sergeant Morris does not want the Whites to keep the Monkey's Paw?
  1. He wants it for himself
  2. He thinks it will sell for a lot of money
  3. He knows it can be very harmful if used improperly
  4. The paw is fake and he was lying
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family feel the morning after Morris' visit?
  1. Relaxed and relieved
  2. Anxious and upset
  3. Angry and confused
  4. Joyful and amazed
Grade 10 Greek and Roman Mythology
Grade 10 Romeo and Juliet
Juliet and Romeo got married in a                .
  1. Church
  2. Secret hide-out
  3. Forest
  4. Small house
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 Romeo and Juliet
Who did Juliet send to prove Romeo really wanted to marry her?
  1. Romeo's friends
  2. The Nurse
  3. Juliet's parents
  4. Romeo's messanger
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Caesar says, “Cowards die many times before their deaths: / The valiant never
taste of death but once” (Act II, Scene ii, ll. 32–33). What is the best interpretation
of these lines?
  1. Death is inevitable, but fear is a choice.
  2. A coward is more likely to be killed.
  3. No one can kill a valiant person.
  4. Cowards should be put to death.
Grade 10 Young Adult Literature
What does Melinda steal?
  1. Coffee
  2. A pad of late passes
  3. A phone
  4. A ring of keys
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 Romeo and Juliet
What did Romeo tell Juliet to tell her parents she was doing instead of being married?
  1. Forgiving her sins
  2. Taking a long walk
  3. Going to meet up some friends
  4. Going to meet up with a guy
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Why does Calpurnia urge Caesar not to go to the Senate?
  1. She has heard rumors of the conspiracy.
  2. She has had dreams that have made her ill.
  3. She believes her dreams are bad omens.
  4. She is uncertain of what the Senate might do.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
What is the best paraphrase of the following lines?
What watchful cares do interpose themselves
Betwixt your eyes and night? (Act II, Scene i, ll. 98–99)
  1. What watchful eyes are spying on you this night?
  2. What worries are keeping you awake on this night?
  3. What cares do you have concerning your eyes this night?
  4. What worries do you have about what is happening tonight?
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