The Monkey's Paw Part 1 Quiz

  • 5 pages
  • Subject: Character Analysis, Literary Devices, Plot, Quiz, Themes, Lesson Plans and Educational Resources
  • Common Core Standards: RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
  • Grade Levels: 8, 9, 10, 11

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Product Description

This close-reading quiz covers all of part 1 in W. W. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw."

About This Quiz

Our Owl Eyes quizzes have been designed to provide students with more than a simple review of the text. Each multiple choice question corresponds to a particular selection from the text, promoting opportunities for developing and testing close-reading, critical-thinking, and literary-analysis skills. Each quiz contains the following components:

  • A series of multiple choice questions with accompanying text
  • Several short answer questions for extended, written answers
  • A comprehensive answer key for both sections

In completing these quizzes, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to close read, think critically, and comprehend general and nuanced elements of the text.

Excerpt From This Quiz

Read these passages from part 1 of "The Monkey's Paw," and then answer the question that follows each passage. Refer to the passage in answering the question. Circle the correct answer to each question.

1)"Hark at the wind," said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late, was amiably desirous of preventing his son from seeing it.

"I'm listening," said the latter, grimly surveying the board as he stretched out his hand. "Check."

Why does Mr. White tell his son to listen to the wind?
A. Mr. White is concerned about the bad weather.
B. Mr. White wants to interrupt his son's concentration on the chess board.
C. Mr. White thinks the wind is damaging the roof of the cottage.
D. Mr. White is bored with the chess game.

2)"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. The words died away on his lips, and he hid a guilty grin in his thin grey beard.

What does the passage imply about the White family?
A. They don't get along.
B. They don't have a sense of humor.
C. They know and understand one another very well.
D. They feel no affection for one another.