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Grade 10 Odyssey
Who recognizes Odysseus immediately despite his many years of absence?
  1. Theoclymenus
  2. Antinoos
  3. Argos, his dog
  4. Laertes
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird"(Lee 90).
  1. It may be foreshadowing later events in the novel.
  2. It is an analogy that killing an innocent person which is wrong being equal to killing a mockingbird, which is pure, being a sin.
  3. It is a potential overall theme for the novel.
  4. All of the above.
Grade 10 Odyssey
What does Eurymakhos get Penelope?
  1. Necklace
  2. His heart
  3. Horse
  4. Camera
Grade 10 Odyssey
Grade 10 Frankenstein
After writing Frankenstein, what was Mary Shelley known as?
  1. Mother of Suspense
  2. Mother of Science Fiction
  3. Mother of Darkness
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
Atticus states, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"(Lee 30).
  1. Atticus doesn't like his old looking skin so he likes to try on others.
  2. Atticus understands that people are more than what they come across to be.
  3. This is one example of a quote from a book he shares with his children about morals.
  4. Scout and Jem climb into each others' skin just to irritate the other.
Grade 10 Odyssey
Who acknowledges Penelope's beauty?
  1. Melanthius
  2. Argos
  3. Antinoos
  4. Eurymakhos
Grade 10 Odyssey
What immortal is Odysseus' greatest enemy?
  1. Hermes
  2. Zeus
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
Grade 10 The Scarlet Letter
Who is the narrator of The Scarlet Letter?
  1. Hester Prynne
  2. An anonymous Custom's House officer
  3. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. a Puritan preacher
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following is a potential theme so far in the novel?
  1. Life is short so make the most of it.
  2. Courage is standing up for what you believe is right, even when it is unpopular.
  3. Beauty is not only skin deep, it can come from the heart.
  4. Love can conquer all.
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
What is the setting for this story?
  1. Maycomb County
  2. Wake County
  3. Sullivan County
  4. Hanover County
Grade 10 Animal Farm
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Who is the protagonist in the story?
  1. Scout Finch
  2. Tom Robinson
  3. Mayella Dwell
  4. Atticus Finch
Grade 10 Animal Farm
How are the lives of the animals during the first year of living on their own?
  1. The animals are starving and are working 60 hours a week
  2. The animals are working hard and are happy with their lives
  3. The animals want the humans to return to the farm
  4. The animals want to leave the farm because of the conditions
Grade 10 Animal Farm
. What happens when Snowball and Napoleon disagree?
  1. Snowball is asked to leave the farm
  2. Napoleon and Snowball decide that it is best for Snowball to leave the farm
  3. Snowball is forced to leave the farm by Napoleon’s dogs
  4. Snowball happily leaves the farm
Grade 10 Animal Farm
Why is the song “Beasts of England” banned from the farm?
  1. The song is a happy song and the animals don’t need to be happy
  2. The song is an unhappy song and the animals don’t need to be sad
  3. The song ridicules Napoleon, their respected leader of the farm
  4. The song speaks of rebellion, and Napoleon doesn’t want them to rebel
Grade 10 The Scarlet Letter
Why does the narrator drop the Scarlet Letter?
  1. He worries it will corrupt him.
  2. He is surprised by the sudden appearance of a ghost.
  3. It is covered in dust and spiders.
  4. He feels as though it burns him.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
Why does Jack paint his face?
  1. The paint protects his sensitive skin from the sun.
  2. He thinks it will cheer up the others.
  3. He uses the paint as a mask to blot out his real self and become a savage.
  4. He tries to scare the littluns into obeying him.
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