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"The Monkey's Paw"

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why does Morris grow pale after he makes his third wish on the monkey's paw?
    • A. 

      The idea of magic frightens him.

    • B. 

      He is trying not to laugh as he fools his friends.

    • C. 

      He is remembering the horrible effects of his wishes.

    • D. 

      He is ashamed of believing in the monkey's paw.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      There is a crashing sound from the piano, which Herbert is playing.

    • B. 

      Mr. White faints after the monkey's paw moves in his hand.

    • C. 

      Herbert urges his father to wish to be an emperor.

    • D. 

      Mr. White loses the chess game to his son.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Relaxed and relieved

    • B. 

      Anxious and upset

    • C. 

      Angry and confused

    • D. 

      Joyful and amazed

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      “I don't see the money … and I bet I never shall.”

    • B. 

      “Why, we're going to be rich, and famous, and happy.”

    • C. 

      “If you only cleared the house, you'd be quite happy ….”

    • D. 

      “I expect you'll find the cash tied up in a big bag ….”

  • 5. 
    How do Mrs. White and Herbert regard Mr. White?
    • A. 

      As a hopeless romantic

    • B. 

      As a tiresome bore

    • C. 

      As a cruel tyrant

    • D. 

      As a lovable fool

  • 6. 
    What does the man from Maw and Meggins bring to the Whites?
    • A. 

      The body of their son

    • B. 

      Two hundred pounds

    • C. 

      The monkey's paw

    • D. 

      A bill

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      She is a loving mother.

    • B. 

      She does not fear death.

    • C. 

      She does not believe in the monkey's paw.

    • D. 

      She is very angry.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The man from Maw and Meggins

    • B. 

      Herbert's body, back from the dead

    • C. 

      The holy fakir

    • D. 

      Morris

  • 9. 
    Which detail foreshadows the results of the third wish?
    • A. 

      The monkey's paw wriggles in Mr. White's grasp.

    • B. 

      Morris urges the Whites to burn the monkey's paw.

    • C. 

      Herbert goes off cheerfully to work.

    • D. 

      Mrs. White claims she could never fear the child she has nursed.

  • 10. 
    What does this line spoken by Mr. White help you predict?      “It seems to me I've got all I want.”
    • A. 

      That he will wish for a large sum of money

    • B. 

      That the wishes can only change his life for the worse

    • C. 

      That his wife will force him to wish for something

    • D. 

      That he will regret it if he doesn't make a wish

  • 11. 
    What is “The Monkey's Paw” about?
    • A. 

      A retired sergeant major who brings a magical monkey's paw home from India

    • B. 

      An unsuspecting son who dies as a result of his mother's greed

    • C. 

      A monkey's paw that grants three wishes to three different people

    • D. 

      A magical but evil monkey's paw that ruins the quiet life of a family

  • 12. 
    Morris grows pale after his third wish on the monkey's paw because
    • A. 

      He is frightened by the idea of magic.

    • B. 

      He is trying not to laugh as he fools his easily tricked friends.

    • C. 

      He is recalling the horrible effects of his wishes.

    • D. 

      He is ashamed of believing in the power of the monkey's paw.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      He had become very ill and was in great pain.

    • B. 

      His wishes had caused horrible things to happen.

    • C. 

      He had wished for everlasting life and did not really want it.

    • D. 

      He had killed everyone he loved with his wishes.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      “I don't know what to wish for, and that's a fact.”

    • B. 

      “Never mind, though; there's no harm done.”

    • C. 

      “As I wished it twisted in my hand like a snake.”

    • D. 

      “I expect you'll find the cash tied up in a big bag in the middle of your bed.”

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      There is a crash from the piano, which Herbert is playing.

    • B. 

      Mr. White faints.

    • C. 

      Herbert urges his father to wish to be an emperor.

    • D. 

      Mr. White loses the chess game to his son.