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Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
Grade 3 Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
The father mentioned that it was a bog outside and the roads were a torrent. What did he mean?
  1. There was a tornado outside
  2. Monsters were everyehere
  3. It was ugly and flooded outside
  4. The neighbors were throwing a loud party
Grade 9 The Necklace
Grade 9 The Necklace
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family know that the first wish caused the tragedy of their son?
  1. The paw whispered it to them
  2. They took a lucky guess
  3. Because the company offered them 200 pounds
  4. They are smart
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
How did the Sergeant get the paw?
  1. From a fakir
  2. From a nun
  3. From his mom
  4. He found it in the road
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Where was the visitor coming from?
  1. Spain
  2. Mexico
  3. India
  4. Louisiana
  5. Boosieville
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What does it mean to say someone has a rubicund of visage?
  1. unhealthy skin
  2. reddish, healthy skin
  3. a bad tan
  4. acne
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What was the visitor's name and what was his relationship to the family?
  1. Bob, their cousin
  2. Lyndsie, their sister
  3. Sergeant Major Borris, a friend of the family
  4. Sergent Major Morris, a friend of the family
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Mr. White paid the Sergeant a trifle for the paw. What does the word trifle mean?
  1. A large sum
  2. A small amount
  3. 1 million dollars
  4. 2 million dollars
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What bad event happened as a result of the first wish?
  1. The dad died.
  2. The son died.
  3. The family got into a bad car accident.
  4. The mom became ill.
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
What was Mr. White's first wish?
  1. To be an emperor
  2. 500 pounds
  3. To become rich and famous
  4. 200 pounds
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which message best fits the story?
  1. Honesty is the best policy.
  2. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
  3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  4. Don't count all your eggs before they are hatched.
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