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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 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did the crow bring for the tree?
  1. a star
  2. a nest
  3. some leaves
  4. some garland
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Irony is when something happens that the reader does not expect. A family comes into the forest with an ax. What is ironic about this scene?
  1. They do not know what a latke is.
  2. They take the latke, not the Christmas tree.
  3. They celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.
  4. They are looking for a tree t he day before Christmas.
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which is NOT something the animals used?
  1. acorns
  2. icicles
  3. bananas
  4. berries
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
The candy cane was offended by the latke. What offended the candy cane most?
  1. the latke's smell
  2. the latke's screaming
  3. the latke's appearance
  4. the latke's knowledge
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
The animals decided to help the tree. What did they do?
  1. They cut him down.
  2. They decorated him.
  3. They baked him a cake.
  4. They found him a family.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
The lights called the latke
  1. french fries
  2. hash browns
  3. a baked potato
  4. mashed potatoes
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the tree help the deer?
  1. His trunk made a wind block.
  2. His needles made a soft bed.
  3. His bark made a healthy meal.
  4. His height kept out the wind.
Kindergarten Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
Choose all of the correct answers.
The lights asked the latke why he was fried in oil. He replied that the oil
  1. smelled very good.
  2. helped make the potatoes soggy.
  3. was to make his skin crispy and brown.
  4. was a reminder of the miracle at the temple.
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What was most important to Rikki-tikki?
  1. killing animals
  2. having a friend
  3. keeping Teddy safe
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
The animals all told the tree that
  1. he was old.
  2. he was mean.
  3. he was important.
  4. he was handsome.
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the tree feel when he woke up?
  1. sad
  2. angry
  3. excited
  4. surprised
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What happened to the latke after it started to scream?
  1. It became fully cooked.
  2. It was covered with a lid.
  3. It jumped out of the window.
  4. It was kissed by an old woman.
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
One tree knew he would not be picked. Why?
  1. He was too big and tall.
  2. He was too short and round.
  3. His needles were too green.
  4. His needles were too brown.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the latke feel when he was taken into the home that celebrated Hanukkah?
  1. He was scared.
  2. He felt understood.
  3. He felt much cooler.
  4. He was happy to be loved.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What caused the latke to begin to scream?
  1. being born
  2. being cut in half
  3. being filled with too many onions
  4. being placed in a pan with hot oil
Grade 1 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the trees feel?
  1. They were sad.
  2. They were scared.
  3. They were excited.
  4. They were annoyed.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
"The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming" is most similar to which well-known fairy tale?
  1. Cinderella
  2. Snow White
  3. The Gingerbread Man
  4. The Elves and the Shoemaker
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