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Short Stories Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by awilson99
What is the best description of Johnny Dorset?
  1. He is a freckle-faced boy with red hair who enjoys being outside and playing make believe games
  2. He is one of the kidnappers in the story
  3. He is a kind-hearted young man who goes around his neighborhood doing good deeds, such as mowing lawns and washing windows
  4. He is the father of the kidnapped child
Grade 10 :: The Most Dangerous Game by gena94
How does the author create suspense at the beginning of the story?
  1. Whitney and Rainsford discuss the prospects of hunting up the Amazon.
  2. Whitney refers to Captain Neilson, who never appears in the story.
  3. Whitney describes to Rainsford the mysterious reputation of the island that their boat is passing in the night.
  4. The story begins with a dialogue between two men.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by rflad
What is Rainsford's job?
  1. Duke
  2. Sailor
  3. Hunts and writes books about hunting
  4. Banker
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by rflad
What is the first thing Rainsford does to lose Zoroff?
  1. Jumps into the ocean
  2. Ties a knife to a tree
  3. Uses an old log to crush Zoroff
  4. Goes around in circles and hides in a tree
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by rflad
If Rainsford wins the game, what does Zoroff promise him?
  1. Zoroff will drop Rainsford off on the mainland
  2. Rainsford can have the castle
  3. Rainsford will play the game again
  4. Zoroff will kill himself
Grade 10 :: The Lottery by rrandolph
What was represented by the black box?
  1. Death
  2. Family
  3. Tradition
  4. Murder
Grade 6 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by lizadarlin
What about the old man drove the narrator mad?
  1. all his money
  2. his vulture eye
  3. his cruelty
  4. his silver hair
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrsjoubert
At the end of the play, the sound the main character hears could be any of the following EXCEPT:
  1. the old man's heart continuing to beat.
  2. his own heartbeat.
  3. his imagination.
  4. his guilty conscience.
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by augrads
In the "Tell-Tale Heart", the beating heart is a symbol of the narrator's:
  1. fear
  2. passion
  3. guilt
  4. humor
Grade 7 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrbranscum
Read this line from "The Tell Tale Heart". "He shrieked once...I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the bed over him. I SMILED GAILY, to find the deed so far done."

Why did the narrator say "I smiled gaily"?
  1. the narrator was happy with what happened
  2. the narrator was satisfied that the old man was dead
  3. the narrator was upset at what he had done
  4. both a and b
Grade 9 :: Short Stories by szeiger
Where is Walter Mitty when his wife finds him?
  1. At the pet store
  2. At the shoe store
  3. At the hairdresser
  4. At the hotel
Grade 9 :: Short Stories by szeiger
While at the hospital, Mitty is...
  1. A patient
  2. A visitor
  3. A doctor
  4. A baby
Grade 9 :: Short Stories by szeiger
What shocks Walter Mitty at the beginning of the story?
  1. He has been piloting a spaceship.
  2. He sees his wife sitting next to him.
  3. He was a pilot in the Navy.
  4. His wife wants him to see a doctor.
Grade 6 :: Lobs Girl by beacon902
In the beginning of the story, where does the setting take place?
  1. In Liverpool
  2. in Sandy's house
  3. in the hospital
  4. at the beach
Grade 9 :: Short Stories by szeiger
What leads to Walter Mitty's encounter with the DA?
  1. Forgetting what his wife told him to get
  2. Being held at gunpoint by a robber
  3. Passing the courthouse in the center of town
  4. Hearing a gunshot while walking
Grade 9 :: Short Stories by szeiger
Why is Walter Mitty upset about having someone else takes the chains off his car?
  1. He doesn't want to spend the money.
  2. His wife makes him do it.
  3. He doesn't like the auto mechanic.
  4. He's embarrassed he can't do it himself.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Rainsford repeated the following statement to himself several times while General Zaroff was hunting him, "I must not lose my nerve."
Based on the following statement infer what Rainsford meant:
  1. If I lose focus, Zaroff will win.
  2. My hands must not lose their feeling.
  3. I can't fall asleep, or I will lose.
Grade 10 :: Flowers for Algernon by 83766422
What does it mean to "pull a Charlie Gordon"?
  1. To run through a maze
  2. Write in a journal
  3. To do things where you make mistakes
  4. None of the above
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