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Literature 7/Mrs. Anain.

Monkeys Paw test

1. The detail "the night was cold and wet" establishes the _________of the story. A. Spatial setting. B. mood. C. Climax. D. Resolution 2. Lakesnam Villa is the __________ of the story. A. Temporal setting. B. spatial setting. C. Foreshadowing.

D. Denouement

3. ____________is hints toward future events in a story. A. Resolution. B. suspense. C. Foreshadowing. D. Rising action 4. The Line "The first man had his three wishes, yes. ... I don't know what the first two were, but the third was for death" is an example of ________. A. Foreshadowing. B. Suspense. C. Resolution. D. Motif 5. "I wish for two hundred pounds" is an example of __________. A. Falling action. B. Rising action C. Foreshadowing. D. Mood 6. The line, "He wanted to show that fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their own sorrow." represents the ______ of the story. A. Theme. B. Mood. C. Rising Action. D. A, and B 7. When the soldier tells Mr.White, "Better let it burn", he most likely is A. Trying to tempt him to make a wish B. Cautioning him to fight the temptation to wish with the paw C. Demanding he drop the paw in the fire D. Hoping he will avoid the urge to interfere with fate 8. ________is the feeling the reader experiences when reading a poem or story. A. Denouement. B. Mood. C. Tome D. Suspense 9. The moment that the visitor says, "He was caught in the machinery" is ______________. A. Exposition. B. Falling Action. C. Climax. D. Rising action 10. Which of the following is not revealed in the exposition? A. Main characters B. resolution. C. Temporal setting.

D. Mood

11. When Mrs White cries, "why didn't I think of it before? Why didn't you think of it?". She is referring to ______. A. Wishing Herbert back to life. B. Wishing for more money. C. Wishing for Herbert to return to the grave. D. Wishing Herbert healed 12. "He heard the creaking of the bolt as it came slowly back, and at the same moment he found the monkey's paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish" represents the _________of the story. A. Falling action. B. climax. C. Exposition. D. Rising action 13. When the "knocking ceased suddenly" the reader assumes ______. A. The knocking ceased because Mrs. White opened the door


B. Mr. White opened the door for the visitor C. Herbert has returned to the grave D. The representative from Maw and Meggins had left 14. The subject of the story is __________. A. The monkey's paw B. Wishing and fate C. Greed and temptation D. Family and death 15. "The street lamp flickering opposite shone on a quiet deserted road" represents the _____________of the story. A. Falling action B. exposition C. Climax D. Rising action 16. _________________is events that grow in intensity moving towards the climax of the story. A. Falling action B. exposition C. Rising action D. Resolution 17. "That's the worst living so far out...of all the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst" is part of the _________of the story. A. Falling action B. Exposition C. Rising action D. Resolution 18. Which of the following phrases from “The Monkey’s Paw” best describes the Whites’ lives before the first wish is granted? a. “wild scenes and doughty* deeds” brave b. “an air of prosaic* wholesomeness” ordinary c. “steeped* in shadow and silence” full d. “the hopeless resignation* of the old” acceptance 19. Which of the following lines is an example of foreshadowing? a. “When he went away he was a slip of a youth in the warehouse.” b. “I should like to see those old temples and fakirs and jugglers. . . .” c. “[The monkey’s paw] has caused enough mischief already.” d. “Did you give him anything for it, Father?” 20. When Maw and Meggins offers Mr. White compensation, he faints because he_____ a. is overcome with grief by Herbert’s death. b. knows he should have wished for something else. c. realizes he sold his son for 200 pounds.


d. cannot bear the anguished cries of his wife. 21. Why is Mr. White afraid to wish a second time? a. He does not believe the paw can grant wishes. b. He is so grief stricken that he forgets the paw. c. He has become apathetic since Herbert’s death. d. He realizes his wishes can have only bad consequences. 22. Why does the author most likely include the chess game between Herbert and his father? A. to establish their hatred for each other B. to establish Mr. White’s disapproval of Herbert’s choices C. to establish the closeness of the family D. to create rising action 23. The author’s purpose in this story is most likely _______. A. to inform B. to persuade C. to entertain D. to flatter Short answer question: One paragraph (4-5 sentences) How does the author create suspense in The Monkeys Paw? In your response include the author of the story and the definition of suspense. Use specific details from the story to develop your answer.


Monkeys Paw Test