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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Short Stories (Fiction) Questions

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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 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 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did Juan Tomas warn Kino about?
  1. the worth of the pearl
  2. the danger of going to another town
  3. the connection between the pearl buyers
  4. the jealousy of the others in the town
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
How much did the pearl buyers offer Kino?
  1. one thousand pesos
  2. fifty thousand pesos
  3. one million pesos
  4. nothing
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What did Kino and Juana do with the pearl?
  1. They hid it.
  2. They sold it.
  3. They threw it away.
  4. They turned it into a ring.
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
Kino said that the pearl
  1. was evil.
  2. had become his soul.
  3. was the loveliest thing he owned.
  4. held the key to Coyotito's future.
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the setting of the story?
  1. A small village
  2. Summer
  3. June 27th
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
  1. The black box
  2. The slips of paper
  3. Children gathering stones at the start of the story
  4. Mr. Summers description
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the theme of the story?
  1. Stone people to have a successful harvest
  2. Blindly following a tradition can be dangerous
  3. Not everything is as it seems
Grade 9 Short Stories (Fiction)
What caused the mood of the chapter to change?
  1. a fire
  2. a scorpion
  3. a glorious pearl
  4. a wandering man
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Why does Zaroff recognize Rainsford's name?
  1. Zaroff has lured Rainsford to the island.
  2. Zaroff paid Whitney to knock Rainsford off the yacht.
  3. Zaroff has read Rainsford's book on hunting.
  4. Zaroff watches Rainsford's hunting show on TV.
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the point of view from which the story was written?
  1. 1st person
  2. 3rd person limited
  3. 3rd person omniscient
  4. 2nd person
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