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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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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 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 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
The lights called the latke
  1. french fries
  2. hash browns
  3. a baked potato
  4. mashed potatoes
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 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 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 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)
"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
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
What caused people to think the cottage was suspicious?
  1. The owner of the cottage died.
  2. It was not decorated for the holidays.
  3. A group of kids went in and never came out.
  4. Spooky shadows moved around the windows.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)
How did the author start the story of the latke who couldn't stop screaming?
  1. with a set of dialogue
  2. with a Jewish proverb
  3. by explaining how it ended
  4. by sharing the name of the latke
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Where did they steer for lunch?
  1. a huge flat rock
  2. a dock by the river
  3. a restaurant by the river
  4. a small beach
Grade 4 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What animals were seen during lunch?
  1. otters, raccoons and birds
  2. raccoons, snakes and skunks
  3. raccoons, birds and beavers
  4. None of the above
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