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Those Three Wishes

Quiz by Amanda Girvin

Grade 8
ELA
Kentucky Academic Standards

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Measures 3 skills from
Grade 8
ELA
Kentucky Academic Standards

L.8.4.a
RL.8.2
RL.8.1

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11 questions
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  • Q1

    Vocab: Which definition below most closely matches the meaning of "grimace"?

    A facial expression that shows delight

    A facial expression that shows confusion

    A facial expression that shows disgust or great dislike

    A character from a popular fast food restaurant chain

    30s
    L.8.4.a
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  • Q2

    Vocab: Which definition below most closely matches the meaning of "triumphantly" in "Those Three Wishes" ?

    playing an instrument

    proudly

    like a general

    victoriously

    30s
    L.8.4.a
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  • Q3

    Vocab: Which definition below is closest in meaning to altruist in "Those Three Wishes" ?

    one who thinks they are important

    one who tells it like it is

    one who is generous/shows generosity to others

    one who tells the truth all the time

    30s
    L.8.4.a
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  • Q4

    Vocab: What does the word contamination mean as it is used in "Those Three Wishes" ?

    poison

    30s
    L.8.4.a
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  • Q5

    Using Melinda Alice’s actions as a guide, what does the "malice" in her nickname mean?

    a desire to hurt others

    a desire to help others

    a desire to spread joy

    a desire to be left alone

    30s
    L.8.4.a
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  • Q6

    Which theme best fits the story "Those Three Wishes" ?

    Be careful what you wish for.

    All are possible correct answers

    Greed is the root of all evil.

    Choose your words carefully

    30s
    RL.8.2
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  • Q7

    Which line of text BEST supports the nickname Melinda Malice?

    "Melinda was clever..."

    "the wave of altruism washed over her and was gone"

    "She wanted to study alone in a quiet spot she had14 because there was going to be big math test."

    "The surprising thing about Melinda Alice was her power; no one trusted her, but no one avoided her either."

    30s
    RL.8.2
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  • Q8

    This selection is a...

    form of persuasive text

    form of informational text

    form of argumentative text

    form of literature

    30s
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  • Q9

    Before meeting the snail, how many wishes did Melinda Alice have?

    0

    infinite

    2

    3

    30s
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  • Q10

    What was Melinda Alice's first wish for?

    3 wishes

    1000 more wishes

    infinite number of wishes

    no wishes

    30s
    RL.8.1
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  • Q11

    Which literary device appears in this short story?

    extended metaphor

    onomatopoeia

    a flashback

    chronological order

    30s
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