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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Short Stories Questions

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Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by awilson99
What is the best description of Johnny Dorset?
  1. He is a freckle-faced boy with red hair who enjoys being outside and playing make believe games
  2. He is one of the kidnappers in the story
  3. He is a kind-hearted young man who goes around his neighborhood doing good deeds, such as mowing lawns and washing windows
  4. He is the father of the kidnapped child
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by mrsjoubert
At the end of the play, the sound the main character hears could be any of the following EXCEPT:
  1. the old man's heart continuing to beat.
  2. his own heartbeat.
  3. his imagination.
  4. his guilty conscience.
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by augrads
In the "Tell-Tale Heart", the beating heart is a symbol of the narrator's:
  1. fear
  2. passion
  3. guilt
  4. humor
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
This character is most afraid of Red Chief:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
What do the White's receive for the loss of their son?
  1. His briefcase
  2. 200 pounds
  3. A sympathy card
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
This character narrates the story:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Ebenezer Dorset
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Sam
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
When the old man groaned, the speaker said it was a groan of:
  1. pain
  2. terror
  3. grief
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
This character is the kidnapper who wants to lower the amount of money in the ransom:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
This character is ten years old:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
Who is the 3rd person to use the monkey's paw?
  1. Mrs. White
  2. Herbert White
  3. Mr. White
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
What did the 1st man who used the monkey's paw wish for his 3rd wish?
  1. A new car
  2. A beautiful wife
  3. Death
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
How many people can use the monkey's paw?
  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 4
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
What was Mr. White's 2nd wish?
  1. Another 200 pounds
  2. For Herbert to be alive again
  3. To have another son
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
What happens to Herbert at work?
  1. He breaks his leg.
  2. He gets caught and killed in the machinery.
  3. He wins a bet with his coworkers.
Grade 8 :: The Black Cat by sharonkil
Probing for Theme:
Read the three thematic statements below. Which one best applies to "The Black Cat"?
  1. Often there is a perverseness in human nature which seems to delight in doing wrong, for no other reason than because it is wrong.
  2. Cruelty to nature will be avenged.
  3. Forces of evil are often unleashed by degeneracy.
Grade 8 :: The Monkeys Paw by eileenlewis
What is the 1st wish of Mr. White?
  1. 200 pounds
  2. A bigger house
  3. To travel to India
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
Why did the kidnappers have to return Red Chief at night?
  1. They had to wait until he was asleep
  2. They wanted to drop him off without his parents knowing
  3. They had to hide it from the neighbors who were happy he was gone
  4. They needed to wait until the sun wasn't so hot
Grade 8 :: The Ransom of Red Chief by awilson99
An example of situational irony in O. Henry's story "Ransom of Red Chief" is that the kidnappers...
  1. choose a child of a prominent citizen for their crime
  2. actually pay more money to the child's parent to return the kidnapped victim
  3. are named Sam and Bill
  4. do not chooose a very good location to exchange the ransom money
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