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Quiz in The Monkey's Paw

Quiz Examples in The Monkey's Paw:

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"His hand grasped the monkey's paw, and with a little shiver he wiped his hand on his coat and went up to bed...."   (I.)

By the end of Part I, what has changed dramatically?*

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""I expect you'll find the cash tied up in a big bag in the middle of your bed," said Herbert, as he bade them good-night, "and something horrible squatting up on top of the wardrobe watching you as you pocket your ill-gotten gains."..."   (I.)

Considering Herbert's tone, how does he feel about the monkey's paw?

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""The first man had his three wishes. Yes," was the reply; "I don't know what the first two were, but the third was for death...."   (I.)

What does this detail suggest about the old fakir who put a spell on the monkey's paw?

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"Better where you are," said the sergeant-major, shaking his head. He put down the empty glass, and sighing softly, shook it again...."   (I.)

What is not an effect of Morris's sighing and shaking his head?

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""Never mind, dear," said his wife, soothingly; "perhaps you'll win the next one." Mr. White looked up sharply, just in time to intercept a knowing glance between mother and son...."   (I.)

What does the passage imply about the White family?

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""I'm listening," said the latter,..."   (I.)

Why does Mr. White tell his son to listen to the wind?

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""Twenty-one years of it," said Mr. White, nodding at his wife and son. "When he went away he was a slip of a youth in the warehouse. Now look at him."..."   (I.)

What had Morris done after leaving his job at the warehouse?

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"the old man smiled faintly, put out his hands like a sightless man, and dropped, a senseless heap, to the floor..."   (II.)

What does the surprising conclusion of Part II not suggest about wishing on the monkey's paw?

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"Mr. White dropped his wife's hand, and rising to his feet, gazed with a look of horror at his visitor. His dry lips shaped the words, "How much?"..."   (II.)

What is the most likely reason Mr. White is horrified by the mention of money?

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"She caught her breath, and turning to her slower-witted husband, laid her trembling old hand upon his. There was a long silence...."   (II.)

What does Mrs. White suddenly realize?

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"All of which did not prevent her from scurrying to the door at the postman's knock,..."   (II.)

What is the most likely reason Mrs. White would hurry to the door when the postman knocks?

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"the dirty, shrivelled little paw was pitched on the sideboard..."   (II.)

What does this detail suggest about the monkey's paw?

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"breathed his third and last wish...."   (III.)

In the context of Mr. White's experiences as related in the story, how would he use his last wish?

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"before the thing outside got in...."   (III.)

What is not true about the diction in this passage?

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"There was another knock, and another...."   (III.)

Which statement accurately describes the knocking on the front door?

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"Neither spoke, but lay silently listening to the ticking of the clock...."   (III.)

Considering the descriptive details in this paragraph, what seems to be the author's intent?

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""It is foolish and wicked," he faltered...."   (III.)

What does Mr. White not fear at this point?

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""Get it," she panted; "get it quickly, and wish--Oh, my boy, my boy!"..."   (III.)

What does Mrs. White's behavior suggest about her emotional state?

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""No," she cried, triumphantly; "we'll have one more. Go down and get it quickly, and wish our boy alive again."..."   (III.)

Why is it ironic that Mrs. White wants her husband to wish on the monkey's paw?

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