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Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
Even though the author doesn't specifically tell us what Mr. White's last wish is, the reader can infer what the last wish was. What was the wish?
  1. that the paw would disappear
  2. that Mrs. White would go away.
  3. That his son would die again
  4. that he would get more wishes
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 10 The Monkey's Paw
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
Grade 7 The Monkey's Paw CCSS: CCRA.R.1, 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 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: CCRA.R.3, 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 8 The Monkey's Paw
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 8 The Monkey's Paw
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
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 Monkey's Paw
Who is the 3rd person to use the monkey's paw?
  1. Mrs. White
  2. Herbert White
  3. Mr. White
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