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

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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 All Summer in a Day
Who locked Margot in the closet?
  1. Marcus
  2. Melvin
  3. Michael
  4. Lawrence
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: RL.7.3
What does the monkey's paw symbolize?
  1. Death
  2. Greed
  3. Happiness
  4. Cruelty
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: 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 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
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: 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: RL.7.4, L.7.4
Macabre:
  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
Grade 7 Dark They Were and Golden Eyed
Grade 7 Short Stories (Fiction)
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