"Mark Of The Beast" Quiz

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"Mark Of The Beast" Quiz

Reading Comprehension check for Kipling's "Mark of the Beast"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the first line of the story?
    • A. 

      Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

    • B. 

      This is "The Mark of the Beast."

    • C. 

      Your gods and my gods - do you or I know which are the stronger?

    • D. 

      Only God will judge me.

    • E. 

      "Look Out!" I screamed at him.

  • 2. 
    Who/what bites Fleete on the chest?
    • A. 

      Gopher

    • B. 

      Leper/Silver Man

    • C. 

      Witchdoctor/Priest

    • D. 

      Wild Dog

    • E. 

      Cat

  • 3. 
    What changes begin to happen to Fleete?
    • A. 

      He can't eat vegetables anymore.

    • B. 

      He becomes more and more like a wild beast.

    • C. 

      He begins turning into a zombie.

    • D. 

      He continuously rambles about ghosts.

    • E. 

      He becomes a kleptomaniac.

  • 4. 
    Who gets kidnapped?
    • A. 

      Dumoise

    • B. 

      The Priest/Witchdoctor

    • C. 

      Stickland

    • D. 

      The Silver Man/Leper

    • E. 

      An English doctor

  • 5. 
    Stickland and the narrator _____________ the Silver Man to get him to help them cure Fleete?
  • 6. 
    What did Fleete crave after he was bitten?
    • A. 

      Sleep

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Dirt

    • D. 

      Water

    • E. 

      Raw Meat

  • 7. 
    What type of conflict does Fleete create when he puts his cigar out on the statue of the Hindu god, Hanuman?
    • A. 

      External: British soldiers vs. people of India

    • B. 

      Internal: Fleete vs. self (cleanliness vs. laziness)

    • C. 

      External: Fleete vs. Hanuman/Hanuman's followers

    • D. 

      External: Fleete vs. the narrator

    • E. 

      Internal: Narrator vs. self (hit Fleete vs. don't hit Fleete)

  • 8. 
    Who metaphorically becomes a "beast" by the end of the story?
    • A. 

      The narrator & Stickland

    • B. 

      Fleete

    • C. 

      The Silver Man

    • D. 

      Everyone

    • E. 

      No one

  • 9. 
    Up to a point, the narrator tries to rationalize what is happening to Fleete. When did the narrator first accept that Fleete was acting "excessively out of order?"
    • A. 

      When Fleete orders his dinner.

    • B. 

      When the horses act nervous.

    • C. 

      When Fleete says he wants to stay outside all night.

    • D. 

      When the narrator hears the howl a wolf.

    • E. 

      When Fleete tries to kill him.

  • 10. 
    The illness that overtook Fleete lasted exactly _____ hours, according to Stickland.(type the digits, not the words)