Lamb To The Slaughter Story Test: Quiz

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Lamb To The Slaughter Story Test: Quiz

Have you ever read the Lamb to Slaughter story? Do you think you can pass this quiz? This story is quite intriguing, with a surprise twist. It is about a woman who is a housewife, and she is pregnant with her first child. Her husband belittles her, so she kills him with a leg of lamb. This quiz will encourage you to find out why this story is such a page-turner.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does the first sentence affect the reader’s understanding of the rest of the selection?
    • A. 

      By showing a personality trait of Temple Grandin

    • B. 

      By informing about animals

    • C. 

      By explaining why friendships are important

    • D. 

      By describing reasons Temple Grandin has never had a friendship

  • 2. 
    Why are there quotation marks around “connect” in the first paragraph of the text?
    • A. 

      It is the title of an article

    • B. 

      It is a phrase sometimes related to relationships

    • C. 

      It is a saying that may not be correct

    • D. 

      It is a phrase that is never used

  • 3. 
    In the context of paragraph 1, what is the meaning of the word contradiction?
    • A. 

      Ideas that are alike

    • B. 

      Ideas that people like to talk about

    • C. 

      Ideas that are combined but are the opposite of each other

    • D. 

      Realistic ideas

  • 4. 
    Based on the context of paragraph 2, what is the meaning of the word inability?
    • A. 

      A special gift

    • B. 

      The state of being unable to do something

    • C. 

      The state of being able to do something

    • D. 

      Something someone allows someone else to do

  • 5. 
    According to the selection, why is Temple Grandin well known?
    • A. 

      Temple Grandin is known for going to college.

    • B. 

      Temple Grandin is known for writing books.

    • C. 

      Temple Grandin is known for her squeeze pen.

    • D. 

      Temple Grandin is known for her redesigning slaughterhouses.

  • 6. 
    In the context of paragraph 4, what is the meaning of the word incapable?
    • A. 

      Not able to do something

    • B. 

      An expert

    • C. 

      Had trouble doing something

    • D. 

      Had no problem doing something

  • 7. 
    Why does the author include information about the squeeze pen in paragraphs 7 and 8?
    • A. 

      To suggest a therapeutic way to relieve anxiety

    • B. 

      To show how Temple Grandin dealt with anxiety

    • C. 

      To give an example of Grandin’s contribution to the beef industry

    • D. 

      To tell what most people use to relieve anxiety

  • 8. 
    Which statement BEST supports the idea that the “squeeze pen” relaxed Temple Grandin?
    • A. 

      “ At the farm, Grandin spent hours watching the cattle going through the squeeze pin”.

    • B. 

      “But Grandin challenged some students to try it, and those who did discovered that the machine did in fact have a relaxing effect”.

    • C. 

      “Administrators were horrified by the machine ---it did resemble some sort of medieval torture device”.

    • D. 

      “Fifteen minutes in the squeeze machine, she found , could produce a state of calm that lasted for hours”.

  • 9. 
    Who is the protagonist in the story?
    • A. 

      Mrs. van der Meer

    • B. 

      Mary Mulholland

    • C. 

      Patrick

    • D. 

      Mary Maloney

  • 10. 
    Based on the context of paragraph 11, what is the meaning of the word beneficial?
    • A. 

      Something that harms

    • B. 

      Something that relates

    • C. 

      Something that is helpful

    • D. 

      Something good

  • 11. 
    It may be said that Mary has a(n)___________personality.
    • A. 

      Obsessive

    • B. 

      Pushy

    • C. 

      Weak

    • D. 

      Solid

  • 12. 
    Mary's husband has indicated that he was...
    • A. 

      Teasing her

    • B. 

      Abusing her

    • C. 

      Leaving her

    • D. 

      Lying to her

  • 13. 
    Mary's act against her husband was premeditated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Mary hitting Patrick with the frozen leg of lamb occurs during the
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution

  • 15. 
    The setting of "Lamb to the slaughter" is
    • A. 

      A cottage by the sea in the 1950's

    • B. 

      A flat in the 1950's

    • C. 

      A house in the 1950's

    • D. 

      An apartment in the 1950's

  • 16. 
    The strength of the two drinks that Mary fixes - her drink is weak and Patrick's is strong - is an example of...
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 17. 
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Characterisation

  • 18. 
    Mary actually hated her husband.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    It could be argued that Mary was operating in a state of shock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The irony of the situation occurred as the investigators ate the murder weapon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What "shocked" Mary when she returned from the store?
    • A. 

      Supper was ready

    • B. 

      Police were there

    • C. 

      The fire was out

    • D. 

      Patrick was dead

  • 22. 
    The police believed that the murder weapon was a 
    • A. 

      Metal club

    • B. 

      Pillow

    • C. 

      Knife

    • D. 

      Gun

  • 23. 
    Mary's giggling meant that she had lost her mind.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Mary is ___________ by her husband's strange behaviour.
  • 25. 
    Who is the author of "Lamb to the slaughter"?
    • A. 

      Ruan Dahl

    • B. 

      Roald Dahl

    • C. 

      Ryan Dahl

    • D. 

      Riaan Dahl

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