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Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
When Teddy first sees Rikki Tikki Tavi, what does he want to do?
  1. Throw him a party
  2. Give him a funeral
  3. Give him a hug
  4. Take him to the forest
Grade 8 Short Stories (Fiction)
What was the most important thing Mrs. Jones did for Roger in "Thank You Ma'am"?
  1. She told him he should be ashamed of himself.
  2. She showed him that she cared about him.
  3. She kicked him out.
  4. She told him about her job.
Grade 8 Short Stories (Fiction)
In "Thank You Ma'am", why do you think Mrs. Jones left her door open when she returned home with Roger?
  1. She wanted to be able to yell for help in case Roger tried anything.
  2. She was giving Roger a choice between running and staying.
  3. Her room was small, and the open door made it seem less cramped.
  4. She was hoping other roomers would stop by and meet Roger,
Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is the first thing Mr. White wishes for?
  1. A bigger house
  2. 200 pounds
  3. To be emperor
  4. He doesn't wish for anything
Grade 8 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which words best describe Mrs. Jones in "Thank You Ma'am"?
  1. brave, but foolish
  2. mean and cruel
  3. tough, but good hearted
  4. wise and gentle
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Which choice describes someone who is RESOURCEFUL?
  1. works for the Department of Natural Resources
  2. deals with problems effectively
  3. is afraid of the outdoors
  4. finds the sources of rivers
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Name the antagonist of the story.
  1. Chuchundra
  2. Nag
  3. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
  4. Darzee
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Who is the protagonist of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?
  1. Riddi Riddi
  2. Chuchundra
  3. Rikki Tikki Tavi
  4. Nag
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
What is one motto of all the mongoose family?
  1. Run and tell that
  2. Just keep running
  3. Run around all day
  4. Run and find out
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Who is Nag’s wicked wife?
  1. Nagaina
  2. Chuchundra
  3. Darzee
  4. Kairat
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Who is eating the Darzee’s young?
  1. Teddy
  2. Karait
  3. Chuchundra
  4. Nag
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Grade 8 Short Stories (Fiction)
Which detail suggests that "Thank You Ma'am" took place several decades ago?
  1. The suede shoes that Roger wants cost ten dollars.
  2. Mrs. Jones lived in a home with other roomers.
  3. Roger was wearing blue jeans ans tennis shoes.
  4. Mrs. Jones worked in a hotel beauty shop.
Grade 8 Short Stories (Fiction)
In "Thank You Ma'am", Roger made an important discovery about himself when he
  1. fell down instead of running with the purse
  2. saw the place where Mrs. Jones lived
  3. realized that he wanted Mrs. Jones to trust him
  4. decided to accept the money from Mrs. Jones
Grade 8 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family know that the first wish caused the tragedy of their son?
  1. The paw whispered it to them
  2. They took a lucky guess
  3. Because the company offered them 200 pounds
  4. They are smart
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