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Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
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 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 :: The Sniper by aalexan1
What is the theme of the story?
  1. The sniper is an intelligent man.
  2. The sniper enjoys killing people.
  3. War is a game for some people.
  4. War reduces people to mere objects. They have no names, no faces.They are targets.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Why is Rainsford filled with terror when the general smiles and turns back?
  1. The general is playing cat and mouse - and Rainsford is the mouse.
  2. Rainsford is going to have face the quicksand.
  3. The general is beginning to look more and more like Ivan.
  4. The general will be bringing reinforcements.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
What does Rainsford hear that drew him too close to the ship's rail?
  1. Three gun shots.
  2. A dog barking.
  3. A horn blowing in the distance.
  4. A man's scream.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Why does General Zaroff hunt humans?
  1. He is a lunatic.
  2. He is a Cossack.
  3. He is an animal activist.
  4. He is bored with hunting animals.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Zaroff knew Rainsford because:
  1. they had hunted together before.
  2. he had read the book Rainsford wrote.
  3. they had met at an exhibition.
  4. he had guided him on Safari.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Why wouldn't the general be concerned that Rainsford does not commit to remain silent about the island?
  1. The general is confident in his own abilities to hunt and kill, and therefore Rainsford will be dead.
  2. The general knows he will eventually convince Rainsford to keep quiet.
  3. The general has no telephone and knows that Rainsford will be locked in the cellar forever.
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by amo53
If someone is resourceful he or she:
  1. works for the Department of Natural Resources
  2. deals with problems effectively
  3. is afraid of the outdoors
  4. finds the sources of rivers
Grade 9 :: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by szeiger
While at the hospital, Mitty is...
  1. A patient
  2. A visitor
  3. A doctor
  4. A baby
Grade 9 :: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 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 :: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 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 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
What had the madness done for the narrator's senses?
  1. sharpened them
  2. destroyed them
  3. dulled them
  4. none of the above
Grade 9 :: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 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 :: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 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.
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