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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 7 The Highwayman
What happens to the highwayman in the poem?
  1. He is shot
  2. He is beheaded
  3. He is hanged
  4. He lives on
Grade 7 The Highwayman
How old is the Highwayman?
  1. 36
  2. Only the author knows
  3. 90
  4. 17
Grade 7 The Highwayman
What is the moon described as in the poem?
  1. "...a disc of the finest silvers..."
  2. "...a ghostly galleon..."
  3. "...a scary silver coin..."
  4. "...a prince's plate..."
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 7 The Highwayman
Who haunts the Old Inn to this day?
  1. Tim the Ostler
  2. The Red Coats
  3. The Ghost of the Highwayman and Bess
Grade 7 The Highwayman
What are the Red Coats?
  1. blood
  2. clothes
  3. soldiers
  4. velvet
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 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
                               deals with the unfortunate events of Mrs. Louise Mallard.
  1. "The Yellow Wallpaper"
  2. "A Room of One's Own"
  3. "The Story of an Hour"
  4. "Mrs. Dalloway on Bond Street"
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
In "The Yellow Wallpaper" the shadow represents:
  1. former patients
  2. the narrator
  3. bad choices
  4. the narrator's child
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
The following is a theme of "The Story of an Hour":
  1. racism
  2. self-discovery and identity
  3. mental health
  4. poverty
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
                               is the story of a well to do woman shopping for a party in London.
  1. "Mrs. Dalloway on Bond Street"
  2. "The Moths"
  3. "Story of an Hour"
  4. "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Grade 12 Short Stories (Fiction)
Charlotte Perkins wrote                                after her experience with postpartum depression.
  1. "Mrs. Dalloway on Bond Street"
  2. "The Story of an Hour"
  3. "A Room of One's Own"
  4. "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Grade 3 Short Stories (Fiction)
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