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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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Grade 8 The Black Cat
What happens to the narrator?
  1. He ends up having a nervous breakdown.
  2. He dies of heart failure.
  3. He ends up in prison.
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
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 Flowers for Algernon
How do you FIRST know Charlie is getting smarter?
  1. he starts to spell better
  2. he can speak other languages
  3. he wants to date his teacher
  4. he becomes a scientist
Grade 8 The Black Cat
Where was the missing cat found?
  1. in a cellar closet
  2. hiding under the porch
  3. behind the cellar wall
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
What had the madness done for the narrator's senses?
  1. sharpened them
  2. destroyed them
  3. dulled them
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Why were the police sent to the house?
  1. someone had seen the narrator
  2. a shriek was heard
  3. an argument was heard
Grade 8 Flowers for Algernon
Why does Charlie get the operation?
  1. he wants to make people happy
  2. he want to beat the mouse in the maze
  3. he wants to be smart
  4. he wants to make more money
Grade 8 Flowers for Algernon
Why can't Charlie have his TV fixed?
  1. he lost his paycheck
  2. he gave his money away
  3. he took his teacher on too many dates
  4. he wanted to buy a new TV
Grade 8 Flowers for Algernon
Why does Charlie yell in the diner?
  1. he knows how the boy feels because he used to be just like him
  2. he wants attention
  3. they were out of his favorite food
  4. he was mad at the boy
Grade 8 The Ransom of Red Chief
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 Flowers for Algernon
Why does Charlie move away?
  1. he gets thrown out
  2. he doesn't want to work
  3. he doesn't want people to feel sorry for him
  4. he doesn't want to get picked on
Grade 8 Flowers for Algernon
What happened to show what will happen to Charlie?
  1. the boy dropped the plate
  2. the mouse becomes mean and will not eat
  3. the doctors have missing papers
  4. Charlie gets his own office.
Grade 8 The Tell-Tale Heart
Grade 8 Flowers for Algernon
Why did Charlie go to night school?
  1. to be smart
  2. to make friends
  3. to learn about factory workers
  4. because he likes his teacher
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
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
This character is most afraid of Red Chief:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
Grade 8 The Ransom of Red Chief
This character narrates the story:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Ebenezer Dorset
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Sam
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