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Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Which choice describes someone who is RESOURCEFUL?
  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 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
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 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
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 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is one reason Sergeant Morris does not want the Whites to keep the Monkey's Paw?
  1. He wants it for himself
  2. He thinks it will sell for a lot of money
  3. He knows it can be very harmful if used improperly
  4. The paw is fake and he was lying
Grade 3 Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is the first thing Mr. White wishes for?
  1. A bigger house
  2. 200 pounds
  3. To be emperor
  4. He doesn't wish for anything
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family feel the morning after Morris' visit?
  1. Relaxed and relieved
  2. Anxious and upset
  3. Angry and confused
  4. Joyful and amazed
Grade 9 The Necklace
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What adjectives describe Rikki Tikki?
  1. brave
  2. curious
  3. loyal
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 The Necklace
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
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