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Grade 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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How did the main character feel about attending the first Thanksgiving?
  1. She did not want to go.
  2. She felt very nervous.
  3. She was happy.
  4. She felt sad.
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 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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How did the main character feel after Thanksgiving was over?
  1. She was disappointed by the event.
  2. She felt like it connected her people and the white men.
  3. She wished they had never been invited to the meal in the first place.
  4. She realized they were very different from the other people in the community.
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did Kino find in the water?
  1. a large necklace
  2. a missing shoe
  3. a few small pearls
  4. the greatest pearl in the world
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did the pearl buyers conclude about Kino's pearl?
  1. It was beautiful.
  2. It was very rare.
  3. It was much too big.
  4. It was worth a lot of money.
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did Juan Tomas say about the pearl?
  1. It was big.
  2. It was worth a lot.
  3. There was a devil in it.
  4. The buyers were mistaken.
Grade 4 Short Stories (Fiction)

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What was Jamie most worried about in the story?
  1. that her pie would not win first place
  2. that her mother would make them move
  3. that the judges at the fair would laugh at her
  4. that her grandmother would forget her
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Name the antagonist of the story.
  1. Chuchundra
  2. Nag
  3. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
  4. Darzee
Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
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 5 Short Stories (Fiction) CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3

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Why were the Native Americans invited to the first Thanksgiving?
  1. Governor Bradford decided to hold it.
  2. They met a young white girl around their age.
  3. Squanto befriended the white men and worked with them.
  4. The two groups got together and decided to hold a meal to bring peace.
Grade 7 Rikki-tikki-tavi
Who is eating the Darzee’s young?
  1. Teddy
  2. Karait
  3. Chuchundra
  4. Nag
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 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
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