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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What was most important to Rikki-tikki?
  1. killing animals
  2. having a friend
  3. keeping Teddy safe
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Which statement best describes Rikki-tikki’s character?
  1. He is cautious and selfish
  2. He is fierce
  3. He is brave and loyal
  4. He is loving and shy
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Why does Nag hide in the bathroom?
  1. He wants to surprise the mongoose by attacking him in the house.
  2. He wants to kill Teddy’s father when he comes to the bathroom in the morning.
  3. He hiding from Nagaina because he is scared
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
All of the following events help resolve the conflicts in the story except—
  1. Darzee sings a mournful song when he thinks Rikki-tikki is dead
  2. Rikki-tikki kills Nagaina after he follows her into the hole
  3. Teddy’s father shoots Nag in the bathroom
Grade 7 The Tell-Tale Heart
Read this line from "The Tell Tale Heart". "He shrieked once...I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the bed over him. I SMILED GAILY, to find the deed so far done."

Why did the narrator say "I smiled gaily"?
  1. the narrator was happy with what happened
  2. the narrator was satisfied that the old man was dead
  3. the narrator was upset at what he had done
  4. both a and b
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Which of the following is not a conflict or source of conflict in the story?
  1. Teddy's parents argue about keeping Rikki-Tikki
  2. The cobras plot to kill the family.
  3. Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree.
  4. The cobras eat one of Darzee's eggs.
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.7.3
What does the monkey's paw symbolize?
  1. Death
  2. Greed
  3. Happiness
  4. Cruelty
Grade 7 Lob's Girl
In the story Lob's Girl, why does Sandy end up in the hospital?
  1. she catches the flu after a swim in the ocean
  2. she falls down the steps to the beach and breaks her leg
  3. she is hit by a truck on the steep hill outside her house
  4. she is visiting her Aunt Rebecca
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: CCRA.R.1, RL.7.1
Which is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
  1. Making wishes on the paw
  2. The chess game at the beginning
  3. Depicting the Whites' home as cozy
  4. The dark and stormy night
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw
"The Monkey's Paw" would most likely be classified as:
  1. Historical fiction
  2. Horror
  3. Science Fiction
  4. Mystery
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw
What is Herbert's attitude towards the monkey's paw?
  1. He believes in the magic paw.
  2. He doesn't believe in its magic powers.
  3. He asks his father for help in believing the paw's magic powers.
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw
Why did Sergeant Major Morris decide to not sell the Monkey's Paw?
  1. He thinks that no one would buy it.
  2. He wanted to give it to Mr. White as a present.
  3. He was saving it for his children.
  4. He feels that the Monkey's Paw has caused enough trouble.
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.7.3
Which superstition is discussed in the story?
  1. Bad things come in threes.
  2. Never cross a black cat's path.
  3. Breaking a mirror brings bad luck.
  4. Friday the 13th is cursed.
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw
What does Mr. White wish for with his first wish?
  1. To become famous
  2. To become a king or emperor
  3. To get a new job
  4. To get more money
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.4, RL.7.4, L.7.4
  1. Dealing with death and gruesome subjects
  2. A type of magic show
  3. Committing a crime and being found guilty
  4. A type of realistic fiction
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