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Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What word best describes Mrs. Gates?
  1. Hypocrite
  2. Evil
  3. Stupid
  4. Ignorant
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Juliet belongs to which family?
  1. Montague
  2. Verona
  3. Swedlund
  4. Capulet
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Tom's side of the story?
  1. Absolutely nothing happened. He chopped wood and then went home.
  2. She lured him into the house and kissed him. He left immediately.
  3. She paid him to kiss her.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the setting of the story?
  1. A small village
  2. Summer
  3. June 27th
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was the jury's verdict?
  1. Guilty
  2. Not Guilty
  3. Hung jury
  4. Mistrial
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Mayella's account of the incident with Tom Robinson?
  1. When she went in the house to get him a nickel for chopping wood, he attacked her.
  2. When he was done chopping wood, he threatened her with an axe.
  3. He made all the kids go away and then attacked her.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Scout's first "crime" at school?
  1. Could already read
  2. Sat next to a Ewell
  3. Was late
  4. Hit Walter
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Romeo kill himself if Juliet is still alive?
  1. He feels guilty over killing Mercutio.
  2. He does not mean to kill himself.
  3. He thinks she is dead.
  4. Friar Lawrence leaves him no choice.
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the theme of the story?
  1. Stone people to have a successful harvest
  2. Blindly following a tradition can be dangerous
  3. Not everything is as it seems
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
  1. The black box
  2. The slips of paper
  3. Children gathering stones at the start of the story
  4. Mr. Summers description
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What else did Jem and Scout find in the Radleys' tree?
  1. Apples
  2. Jem's pants
  3. Twine, two figures, and a watch
  4. Nothing
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
How did Jem lose his pants?
  1. Boo Radley stole them
  2. He took them off to free himself from the fence
  3. Scout played a trick on him
  4. Miss Maudie took them to mend them without telling him
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Who kills Tybalt and why?
  1. Romeo kills Tybalt because Tybalt killed Mercutio.
  2. Mercutio kills Tybalt because Tybalt annoys him.
  3. Benvolio kills Tybalt because bit his thumb at him.
  4. No one kills Tybalt; he is exiled to Rome.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What did Scout and Jem find in the Radleys' tree?
  1. Gum and pennies
  2. Books
  3. A dead bird
  4. A snake skin
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What happened to Tom Robinson?
  1. A mob broke into the jail and killed him.
  2. Other prisoners killed him.
  3. Tom was shot when he tried escape from prison.
  4. He was sent to a work camp and never heard from again.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What were Atticus's closing remarks to the jury?
  1. There was no medical evidence to suggest Mayella had been raped.
  2. The only evidence was the questionable testimony of two witnesses.
  3. Mayella was lonely and a victim of poverty and ignorance.
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What do Lord Capulet and Lord Montague decide to do to symbolize their reconciliation?
  1. Build golden statues of Romeo and Juliet.
  2. Apologize to each other.
  3. Throw a party in their honor.
  4. Move in together to become one family.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Tom's handicap?
  1. Blind in one eye
  2. Broken leg
  3. Broken right arm
  4. Left arm rendered useless
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What did Scout do to Walter Cunningham?
  1. Threw a book at him
  2. Hid his books
  3. Rubbed his nose in dirt
  4. Ignored him
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