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Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf says he will fight Grendel in this manner.
  1. Without weapons
  2. Only using a dagger
  3. With magic
  4. With poison
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol
Who is Marley?
  1. Scrooge's nephew
  2. Scrooge's deceased business partner
  3. Scrooge's employee
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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What was the main reason Marley's ghost visited Scrooge?
  1. to visit with his old friend
  2. to alert him to an accounting error
  3. to warn him about his fate
  4. to bring him a Christmas gift
Grade 12 Beowulf
What is the name of Beowulf’s tribe?
  1. Danes
  2. Geats
  3. Shieldings
  4. Fresians
Grade 7 A Christmas Carol
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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How did the atmosphere is Fezziwig's office on Christmas Eve differ from the atmosphere in Scrooge's office on Christmas Eve?
  1. It was more festive and fun.
  2. It was darker and colder.
  3. It was full of needy people.
  4. It was completely empty.
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf is permitted to meet with Hrothgar under this one condition.
  1. He must take his shoes off.
  2. He must leave his weapons outside.
  3. He must swear allegiance to Hrothgar.
  4. He must wash his hands.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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Marley was bound by a chain. Why did he have to wear the chain?
  1. It was a punishment for how he acted when he was alive.
  2. It represented all of the people he made happy.
  3. It was to prevent him from escaping his grave.
  4. It represented the money he made in business.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.6.3

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Characters in a story are often different. How was Scrooge's nephew most different from Scrooge?
  1. He was taller than Scrooge.
  2. He was wealthier than Scrooge.
  3. He was happier than Scrooge.
  4. He was busier than Scrooge.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What does Calpurnia do for the Finch Family?
  1. Helps with kids and keeps the house clean
  2. Is the secretary for Atticus
  3. Teaches the kids hunting lessons
  4. Is the homeschool teacher for the kids
Grade 10 Odyssey
Who recognizes Odysseus immediately despite his many years of absence?
  1. Theoclymenus
  2. Antinoos
  3. Argos, his dog
  4. Laertes
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
How does the family feel after Gregor dies?
  1. Relieved and happy
  2. Bitter and resentful
  3. Confused and angry
  4. Sad and depressed
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
Where does Dill go during the summer?
  1. Florida
  2. Michigan
  3. California
  4. Maycomb County
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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A simile is a comparison that compares two things using "like" or "as".

How did the author use a simile in the opening of "A Christmas Carol"?
  1. Scrooge cried like an infant.
  2. Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change.
  3. Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
  4. Marley's name was on the door of the office.
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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The Ghost of Christmas Past took Scrooge to a scene between himself and a former love. What happened between him and his former love?
  1. She left him because he was too focused on money.
  2. She died in a terrible accident.
  3. She left him so she could marry someone else.
  4. She found out she was expecting a child.
Grade 8 A Christmas Carol
At first Scrooge does not believe he is really seeing Marley's ghost. What is the excuse he gives for the apparition?
  1. He drank too much wine on Christmas Eve.
  2. He ate something that made him see things.
  3. He was having a reoccurring nightmare.
  4. All of the above
Grade 6 A Christmas Carol

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Setting is where a story takes place. What is the setting when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a journey?
  1. Scrooge's first law office
  2. Places from Scrooge's childhood
  3. A field in the country
  4. The home Marley grew up in
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