The Monkey's Paw By W.W. Jacobs

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The monkey’s paw is a supernatural horror story written by W. W. Jacobs. In the book the person who wields the monkey paw is given three wishes, these three wishes come with a great price in terms of fate. How well do you know the story? Find out by taking our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the beginning of the story, the history of the monkey's paw is told. Where does the monkey's paw originally come from?
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Asia

  • 2. 
    The monkey's paw has strange, magical powers.  What type of power does the monkey's paw have?
    • A. 

      It can grant you three wishes

    • B. 

      It can make you see into the future

    • C. 

      It can make you rich

  • 3. 
    Who originally gives the monkey's paw to the Whites?
    • A. 

      A Fakir

    • B. 

      Sergeant-Major Morris

    • C. 

      They buy it

  • 4. 
    The person who gives the monkey's paw to the Whites tells them the story of the man who originally owned the monkey's paw. He had a shocking third wish. What did he wish for?  
    • A. 

      To be president

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Death

  • 5. 
    Mr. White persists, and he gets the monkey's paw.  With excitement, he makes his first wish.  What does Mr. White wish for with the monkey's paw?
    • A. 

      A new car

    • B. 

      200 pounds

    • C. 

      A new house

  • 6. 
    Mr. White's first wish is granted, but it goes horribly wrong.  How do they get the 200 pounds?
    • A. 

      They win the lottery

    • B. 

      Their son dies

    • C. 

      They get a raise

  • 7. 
    Both Mr. White and Mrs. White are in shock over what happened with their first wish.  Eventually, Mrs. White asks Mr. White to make a second wish.  What does Mrs. White want Mr. White to wish for ten days later?
    • A. 

      Her son back

    • B. 

      A new house

    • C. 

      A new car

  • 8. 
    After their second wish, Mr. White and Mrs. White wait, half in anticipation, half in dread for their second wish to come true.  As they are waiting, they hear a sound.  What do they hear at the door?
    • A. 

      A knocking

    • B. 

      Someone shouting

    • C. 

      Nothing

  • 9. 
    Frightened by the nature of his second wish and what he might find, Mr. White reluctantly gets up and answers the door.  When he opens the door, what does he find?
    • A. 

      Their son

    • B. 

      Nothing

    • C. 

      Nothing - he gets up and touches the knob, then sits back down without answering the door.

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