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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 shelleygeorge
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 by shelleygeorge
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 :: 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 augrads
Grade 8 :: The Monkey's 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 is most afraid of Red Chief:
  1. Red Chief
  2. Sam
  3. Bill Driscoll
  4. Ebenezer Dorset
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 Ransom of Red Chief by eileenlewis
Grade 8 :: The Tell-Tale Heart by shelleygeorge
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 Monkey's Paw by eileenlewis
Grade 8 :: The Monkey's 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 Black Cat by sharonkil

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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 Monkey's 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 Monkey's 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 Monkey's Paw by eileenlewis
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