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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Classic Literature Questions

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Grade 11 The Canterbury Tales
Who did the narrator meet at the Tabbard Inn?
  1. He met the King of England
  2. He met the Archbishop of Canterbury
  3. He met 29 pilgrims
  4. He met St. Thomas a Becket
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
Which one of the following is not an example of foreshadowing in the book?
  1. Crooks saying that guys like George and Lennie never accomplish their dreams
  2. George and Lennie having to walk to the ranch
  3. The death of the puppy
  4. George telling Lennie to remember the location of the pond
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
What is wrong with the black stable buck?
  1. He is mentally challenged
  2. He is missing a leg
  3. He is partially paralyzed
  4. He has a crooked back
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
What are you able to tell about Lennie in the first chapter?
  1. Lennie has a childish, immature personality
  2. Lennie is funny and constantly makes George laugh
  3. Lennie is tired of being bossed around by George
  4. Lennie is extremely mature
Grade 11 Lord of the Flies
Jack and the others attacked Ralph's camp to steal
  1. the conch.
  2. Piggy's glasses.
  3. their sharpened sticks.
  4. all their food.
Grade 11 Odyssey
Who changes Odysseus' men into pigs?
  1. Circe
  2. Calypso
  3. Athena
  4. Poseidon
Grade 11 The Canterbury Tales
He has been in many battles. He was true and gentle.
  1. The Knight
  2. The Yeoman
  3. The Sergeant at Law
  4. The Merchant
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
What is the setting of this novel?
  1. Oklahoma
  2. California
  3. Nevada
  4. Texas
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
When does this novel take place?
  1. 1730
  2. 1830
  3. 1930
  4. 1990
Grade 11 Odyssey
What are the names of Odysseus' son and wife?
  1. Nestor and Penelope
  2. Telemachus and Athena
  3. Telemachus and Penelope
  4. Nestor and Athena
Grade 11 Of Mice and Men
George bursts into a long speech about what he could be doing if he were alone. What could he do?
  1. Sit in a pool room and play cards or shoot pool
  2. Get a gallon of whisky
  3. Go out to eat wherever he wants
  4. All of the above
Grade 11 Lord of the Flies
In the presence of the naval officer, the boys
  1. continued to attack Ralph.
  2. tried to attack him.
  3. were ashamed and cried.
  4. apologized to Ralph.
Grade 11 Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Where does Huck go after Sherburn dispenses the lynch mob?
  1. To the police
  2. To the raft
  3. To the circus
  4. to the theater
Grade 11 Odyssey
Who is the only member of his household to recognize Odysseus in the disguise of a beggar?
  1. Eumaeus, the swineherd
  2. Penelope
  3. Eurynome, the housekeeper
  4. Argus, the dog
Grade 11 The Catcher in the Rye
Who is Phoebe?
  1. She is Holden's little sister.
  2. She is an old friend of Holden's brother.
  3. She is Holden's aunt, in whom he confides.
  4. She is a playmate from his early childhood.
Grade 11 The Catcher in the Rye
Holden said he felt like committing suicide. Why didn't he?
  1. He wanted to write a letter to Phoebe first, but didn't have paper or a pencil, so he decided to wait.
  2. He was afraid he might not succeed, and then he would have to face his parents.
  3. He didn't want a bunch of "stupid rubbernecks" looking at him all gory.
  4. was going to jump out the window, but he couldn't get it open. He got tired of trying, and fell asleep.
Grade 11 The Catcher in the Rye
Whom did Holden meet on his train ride? Why did he lie to her?
  1. He met a friend of his mother's. He lied because he was afraid she would tell his mother she saw him.
  2. He met the mother of a school mate. He lied because he wanted the mother to feel proud of her son, and he wanted to tell her what she wanted to hear.
  3. He met a friend who had graduated from Pencey the previous year. He lied because he was embarrassed to admit that he had flunked out.
  4. He met one of his teachers from elementary school He lied because she had always had a good opinion of him, and he didn't want to change that.
Grade 11 The Catcher in the Rye
Describe Holden's relationship with Jane Gallagher.
  1. They have been romantically involved for over a year, although they are currently having a disagreement because Jane wants to date others and Holden doesn't.
  2. They seem to be good friends, playing checkers, going to movies, and talking. There was no advanced romantic involvement between them.
  3. They used to be romantically involved but now they can't stand each other.
  4. They have only spoken a few times, but Holden would like to get to know her better.
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