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The Short Stories questions below are in the following grade levels:
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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 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
Why were the police sent to the house?
  1. someone had seen the narrator
  2. a shriek was heard
  3. an argument was heard
Grade 9 :: The Lottery by derreckr
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 9 :: The Lottery by derreckr
Which Family names exist in the short story "The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson?
  1. Delacroix
  2. Jones
  3. Warner
  4. Graves
  5. Dunbar
  6. Summers
  7. Martin
  8. Hutchinson
Grade 9 :: The Black Cat by szeiger

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What causes some of the narrator's madness?
  1. A rare illness
  2. Alcohol
  3. His wife
  4. A poor childhood
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 10 :: The Lottery by rrandolph

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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 augrads
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 Most Dangerous Game by amo53
Grade 6 :: Lob's 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 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
This character is most afraid of Red Chief:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
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