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The Monkey's Paw reading comprehension

Quiz by Ian Godwin

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  • Q1
    Where is Mrs. White at the beginning of the book?
    A hospital.
    Her home.
    Her church.
    Her school.
  • Q2
    Which line foreshadows what happens to Herbert?
    “I expect you'll find the cash tied up in a big bag ….”
    “I don't see the money … and I bet I never shall.”
    “If you only cleared the house, you'd be quite happy ….”
    “Why, we're going to be rich, and famous, and happy.”
  • Q3
    What fact about Mrs. White helps you predict what the second wish will be?
    She does not believe in the monkey's paw.
    She is a loving mother.
    She is very angry.
    She does not fear death.
  • Q4
    What is “The Monkey's Paw” about?
    a magical but evil monkey's paw that ruins the quiet life of a family
    a monkey's paw that grants three wishes to three different people
    an unsuspecting son who dies as a result of his mother's greed
    a retired sergeant major who brings a magical monkey's paw home from India
  • Q5
    Which line helps you predict that the first wish will come true?
    “As I wished it twisted in my hand like a snake.”
    “I expect you'll find the cash tied up in a big bag in the middle of your bed.”
    “Never mind, though; there's no harm done.”
    “I don't know what to wish for, and that's a fact.”
  • Q6
    The effect of the first wish is foreshadowed when
    Herbert urges his father to wish to be an emperor.
    Mr. White loses the chess game to his son.
    Mr. White faints.
    there is a crash from the piano, which Herbert is playing.
  • Q7
    Why is Mr. White afraid to wish a second time?
    He is so grief-stricken that he forgets the paw.
    He does not believe the paw can grant wishes.
    He realizes his wishes can have bad consequences.
    He has become angry since Herbert's death.
  • Q8
    In the resolution of “The Monkey's Paw,” what happens to Herbert?
    He returns to the grave.
    He is killed in an accident.
    He mocks the monkey's paw.
    He beats his father at chess.
  • Q9
    In “The Monkey's Paw,” which line spoken by Mr. White hints that the wishes can only change his life for the worse?
    “There's no harm done, but it gave me a shock all the same.”
    “The things happened so naturally ….”
    “It seems to me I've got all I want.”
    “And what is there special about it?”
  • Q10
    What is a reasonable guess about what the third wish?
    That their family is strong.
    That Herbert rest in peace.
    That Herbert is happy with his life.
    That the money they need get delivered
  • Q11
    What time of day does this book start?

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