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The Short Stories questions below are in the following grade levels:
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Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is the setting of the story?
  1. A small village
  2. Summer
  3. June 27th
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
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 Most Dangerous Game by cornels
Why does Zaroff recognize Rainsford's name?
  1. Zaroff has lured Rainsford to the island.
  2. Zaroff paid Whitney to knock Rainsford off the yacht.
  3. Zaroff has read Rainsford's book on hunting.
  4. Zaroff watches Rainsford's hunting show on TV.
Grade 8 :: Flowers for Algernon by rsmccarver
How do you FIRST know Charlie is getting smarter?
  1. he starts to spell better
  2. he can speak other languages
  3. he wants to date his teacher
  4. he becomes a scientist
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
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 10 :: The Most Dangerous Game by Vickie_C
What does General Zaroff's final utterance of "En garde" suggest about his character?
  1. He is courageous
  2. He is afraid
  3. He is clever
  4. He is a fighter
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by ba732
What is the point of view from which the story was written?
  1. 1st person
  2. 3rd person limited
  3. 3rd person omniscient
  4. 2nd person
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
Grade 9 :: The Most Dangerous Game by cornels
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 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 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 8 :: Flowers for Algernon by rsmccarver
Why does Charlie get the operation?
  1. he wants to make people happy
  2. he want to beat the mouse in the maze
  3. he wants to be smart
  4. he wants to make more money
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