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  • 1. 

    The Black Cat: Complete each sentence with a word from the box. You can use the same word more than once. angry          axe           cellar                   evil                horror mad                   object           plaster              several a.  Some people believe that all black cats are________. b.  I was often suddenly ________about unimportant things. c.  Someone else was in my body: someone evil, and________with drink! d.  The next morning, my mind was full of pain and________ when I woke up. e.  I realized why this wall didn’t burn: because there was new________on it. f.   I looked at the shape in complete ________. g.  I noticed a black ________on top of a cupboard. h.  The cat pressed the side of his head against my hand________times. i.   I took the ________and tried to cut the animal into two. j.   I decided to hide the body in one of the walls of the ________.

  • 2. 

    Put these sentences in the correct order,    1–10. The first half of the story a. I searched for another black cat, of the same size and type as Pluto.________ b. For years, he and I lived happily together, the best of friends. ________ c. I saw a black shape in the new white plaster. ________ d. I caught the cat and hung him by his neck from a tree until he was dead. ________ e. I took my knife from my pocket, held the poor animal by his neck, and cut out one of his eyes. ________ The second half of the story: f. And there was the cat, standing on her head, his red mouth wide open in a scream, and his one gold eye shining like fire. ________ g. But the more I hate the cat, the more he seemed to love me. ________ h. I knocked hard on the part of the wall where my wife was. ________ i. Pluto didn’t have a white hair anywhere on his body; this cat had a large white shape on his front. ________ j. I took the axe and tried to cut the animal into two. But as I brought the axe down, my wife stopped my arm with her hand. ________  

    Explanation
    The correct order of the sentences is as follows: 5, 1, 4, 3, 2, 10, 7, 9, 6, 8. The story begins with the narrator talking about his friendship with Pluto, his black cat. Then, he describes how he searched for another cat like Pluto. The story takes a dark turn when the narrator hangs Pluto and cuts out one of his eyes. In the second half of the story, the narrator describes a new cat with a white shape on its front. He tries to kill the new cat but is stopped by his wife. The story ends with the image of the new cat standing on its head and screaming.

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  • 3. 

    The Oval Portrait. Page 13 -18 What is strange about the portrait?

    • A.

      The woman in the portrait looks beautiful.

    • B.

      The woman in the portrait looks alive.

    • C.

      The woman in the portrait moves around.

    Correct Answer
    B. The woman in the portrait looks alive.
    Explanation
    The strange thing about the portrait is that the woman in it appears to be alive. This is unusual because portraits typically depict people who are not moving or living. In this case, the woman's lifelike appearance suggests that there is something supernatural or magical about the painting.

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  • 4. 

    Why does the story-teller again pick up the book by his bed?

    • A.

      Because he fell in love with the portrait.

    • B.

      Because he didn’t want to look at the portrait again.

    • C.

       To read the story of the portrait.

    Correct Answer
    C.  To read the story of the portrait.
    Explanation
    The story-teller picks up the book by his bed again because he wants to read the story of the portrait. This implies that he is intrigued and captivated by the portrait and wants to learn more about it through the story.

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  • 5. 

    Why did the beautiful woman hate her husband’s paintings?

    • A.

      Because her husband’s paintings were more important to him than she was.

    • B.

      Because her husband’s paintings were more beautiful than she was.

    • C.

      Because her husband’s paintings made her unhealthy.

    Correct Answer
    A. Because her husband’s paintings were more important to him than she was.
    Explanation
    The beautiful woman hated her husband's paintings because they were more important to him than she was. This suggests that her husband prioritized his art over their relationship, causing her to feel neglected and unimportant.

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  • 6. 

    What happened to the woman when her husband was painting her?

    • A.

      She couldn’t smile any more.

    • B.

      She became more and more pale and ill.

    • C.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. She became more and more pale and ill.
    Explanation
    When the woman's husband was painting her, she became more and more pale and ill. This suggests that something negative or harmful occurred during the painting process, causing her physical discomfort and deterioration in her health. The other option, "she couldn't smile anymore," does not provide any information about her physical condition, while "all of the above" includes both options but only the one about becoming pale and ill is explicitly mentioned in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is that she became more and more pale and ill.

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  • 7. 

    What happened to the woman when her husband finished the portrait?

    • A.

      She had no face.

    • B.

      She didn’t love her husband anymore.

    • C.

      She was dead.

    Correct Answer
    C. She was dead.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She was dead." This implies that the woman passed away after her husband finished painting her portrait.

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  • 8. 

    Berenice, pages 19–27 Are these sentences true (T) or not true (NT)? a. Egaeus is from an old family. ________ b. Egaeus lives in the house of his fathers. ________ c. Egaeus’ father died in the library. ________ d. Egaeus doesn’t like the library. ________ e. Egaeus has a friend called Berenice. ________ f. Berenice’s bright young days ended because she became old. ________ g. Egaeus had an illness of the mind. ________ h. Egaeus loved Berenice, but she never loved him. ________ i. Berenice died of epilepsy. ________

    Correct Answer
    T, True
    T, True
    NT
    NT
    NT
    NT
    T
    NT
    NT
  • 9. 

    The Mask of the Red Death, pages 29–36 Why was everybody dressed so strangely at the party?

    • A.

      Because the Prince chose the way everyone was dressed.

    • B.

      Because the Prince was strange.

    • C.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that both options are correct explanations for why everybody was dressed strangely at the party. The first option suggests that everybody was dressed strangely because the Prince chose the way everyone was dressed. This implies that the Prince had a specific theme or dress code for the party. The second option suggests that everybody was dressed strangely because the Prince himself was strange, implying that his eccentricity influenced the dress code. Therefore, both explanations are valid and contribute to the overall strangeness of the party attire.

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  • 10. 

    Why did people look at the tall masked man with anger and horror?

    • A.

       Because he was wearing black, which made them think of death.

    • B.

      Because he was wearing a red mask which looked like a dead man.

    • C.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above.
    Explanation
    People looked at the tall masked man with anger and horror because he was wearing black, which made them think of death. Additionally, he was wearing a red mask that resembled a dead man. Both of these factors contributed to the negative reaction of the people, leading to a combination of anger and horror. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 11. 

    Who killed the Prince?

    • A.

      One of his friends.

    • B.

      One of the servants.

    • C.

      The tall masked man.

    Correct Answer
    C. The tall masked man.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The tall masked man." This suggests that the Prince was killed by someone who was wearing a mask and was tall in height. This information implies that the murderer was deliberately trying to conceal their identity and had a physical advantage over the Prince.

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  • 12. 

    Why did everybody die?

    • A.

      Because they were very scared.

    • B.

      Because the Prince was killed.

    • C.

      Because the tall masked man was the Red Death.

    Correct Answer
    C. Because the tall masked man was the Red Death.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that everybody died because the tall masked man was the Red Death. This implies that the tall masked man was responsible for causing the deaths, possibly through some form of illness or plague. The phrase "Red Death" could also indicate a symbolic representation of death itself, suggesting that the man was a personification of death and brought about the demise of everyone.

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  • 13. 

    The Mask of the Red Death, pages 29–36 Are these sentences True (✓) or False (✗)? If you have the Red Death: you have burning pains in your eyes. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. The passage does not mention anything about burning pains in the eyes being a symptom of the Red Death. Therefore, it can be inferred that having the Red Death does not cause burning pains in the eyes.

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  • 14. 

    The Mask of the Red Death, pages 29–36 Are these sentences True (✓) or False (✗)? If you have the Red Death: everything begins to turn round and round inside your stomach. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. The passage does not mention anything about the Red Death causing things to turn round and round inside one's stomach. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that having the Red Death would result in this symptom.

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  • 15. 

    The Mask of the Red Death, pages 29–36 Are these sentences True (✓) or False (✗)? If you have the Red Death: you begin to bleed all over your body

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If someone has the Red Death, they will begin to bleed all over their body.

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  • 16. 

    The Mask of the Red Death, pages 29–36 Are these sentences True (✓) or False (✗)? If you have the Red Death: you have about half a year to live.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "If you have the Red Death, you have about half a year to live" is false. This is because in the story "The Mask of the Red Death," the Red Death is depicted as a highly contagious and deadly disease that kills its victims within minutes, rather than allowing them to live for half a year. Therefore, having the Red Death does not give someone half a year to live.

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