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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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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 10 The Monkey's Paw
What is one reason Sergeant Morris does not want the Whites to keep the Monkey's Paw?
  1. He wants it for himself
  2. He thinks it will sell for a lot of money
  3. He knows it can be very harmful if used improperly
  4. The paw is fake and he was lying
Grade 10 The Monkey's Paw
How does the family feel the morning after Morris' visit?
  1. Relaxed and relieved
  2. Anxious and upset
  3. Angry and confused
  4. Joyful and amazed
Grade 10 The Lottery

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What was represented by the black box?
  1. Death
  2. Family
  3. Tradition
  4. Murder
Grade 10 The Most Dangerous Game
What does General Zaroff's final utterance of "En garde" suggest about his character?
  1. He is courageous
  2. He is afraid
  3. He is clever
  4. He is a fighter
Grade 10 A Sound of Thunder
In the story, which of the following actually changes the future?
  1. A butterfly's natural death
  2. A dinosaur's natural death
  3. A butterfly's unnatural death
  4. A dinosaur's unnatural death
Grade 10 The Lottery
What can be seen on the slip of the paper of the winner of the lottery?
  1. nothing because they do not receive one
  2. a red X
  3. a black spot
  4. a red spot
Grade 10 The Lottery
In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, what was the irony of this story?
  1. Mr. Summers won the lottery.
  2. Young Bill won the lottery and helped his family.
  3. Winning the lottery turned out to be a bad thing.
  4. No one won the lottery.
Grade 10 The Lottery
About how long does it take for the event of the lottery to finish?
  1. less than two hours
  2. less than two days
  3. more than two weeks
  4. more than two months
Grade 10 The Sniper
What is the irony of the story?
  1. The sniper is killed by his own brother.
  2. Shots from each shooter kills the other.
  3. The sniper kills his own brother.
  4. The old lady that the sniper killed was his mother.
Grade 10 The Sniper
What is the setting of "The Sniper?"
  1. London, England during World War II
  2. Dublin, Ireland during the Irish Civil War
  3. Paris, France during World War I
Grade 10 The Lottery
Who arrived late to the lottery?
  1. Mr. Graves
  2. Mrs. Delacroix
  3. Mr. Summers
  4. Mrs. Hutchinson
Grade 10 The Lottery

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In what season does "The Lottery" occur?
  1. fall
  2. winter
  3. spring
  4. summer
Grade 10 The Sniper CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.9-10.3
What alerts the enemy sniper to the sniper on the rooftop?
  1. Shuffling his feet
  2. Whistling a tune
  3. Lighting a cigarette
  4. Raising his gun
Grade 10 The Lottery
Who won the lottery in the story?
  1. Dickie Delacroix
  2. Harry Jones
  3. Bobby Martin
  4. Tessie Hutchinson
Grade 10 St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
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