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

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Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What adjectives describe Rikki Tikki?
  1. brave
  2. curious
  3. loyal
  4. all of the above
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What kind of animal is Rikki-tikki-tavi?
  1. cat
  2. muskrat
  3. weasel
  4. mongoose
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
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 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 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 Short Stories (Fiction)

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Which choice best sums up the theme of "The Gift of the Magi"?
  1. It is important to think of others.
  2. Christmas is a season for giving.
  3. Never give up all you have for someone.
  4. The greatest gifts are not material things.
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 Short Stories (Fiction)

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How did Della feel about her new haircut?
  1. She hated it.
  2. She loved her new curls.
  3. She thought it was very chic.
  4. She felt a lot cooler and lighter.
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Why did Jim react strangely when he learned Della had cut her hair?
  1. He knew how much she loved her hair.
  2. He thought she was playing a trick on him.
  3. He had bought her a set of combs for Christmas.
  4. He did not know anyone who would bought women's hair.
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Why did Della get Jim a chain for his watch?
  1. He was always losing his watch.
  2. It was the cheapest gift she could find.
  3. She wanted to get an expensive gift for him.
  4. She knew he was ashamed of his leather strap.
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What happened when Jim got home?
  1. He yelled at Della.
  2. He laughed hysterically.
  3. He sat down to eat dinner.
  4. He had a peculiar look on his face.
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.3, RL.7.3
What does the monkey's paw symbolize?
  1. Death
  2. Greed
  3. Happiness
  4. Cruelty
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