The Canterville Ghost

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  • 1. 

    Why did Lord Canterville's aunt become ill?

    • A.

      She stayed out in the cold for too long.

    • B.

      She felt two skeleton hands on her shoulders.

    • C.

      She saw a dead body.

    • D.

      She ate food that was poisoned.

    Correct Answer
    B. She felt two skeleton hands on her shoulders.
    Explanation
    Lord Canterville's aunt became ill because she felt two skeleton hands on her shoulders. This sudden and terrifying encounter likely caused her to experience extreme shock and fear, which could have triggered a physical reaction leading to her illness. The presence of the skeleton hands may have been a paranormal occurrence, suggesting that supernatural forces were at play in her illness.

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  • 2. 

    At Canterville Chase, there is _______ that can't be cleaned.

    • A.

      A old, dirty dish

    • B.

      A blanket

    • C.

      A dog

    • D.

      A blood stain

    Correct Answer
    D. A blood stain
    Explanation
    At Canterville Chase, there is a blood stain that can't be cleaned. This suggests that there is a permanent, stubborn mark on the property that cannot be removed or erased. The presence of a blood stain implies a dark history or a tragic event that has left a lasting impact on the location. The other options, such as an old, dirty dish, a blanket, or a dog, do not convey the same sense of permanence or significance as a blood stain.

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  • 3. 

    When Mr. Otis gave the ghost a bottle of Rising Sun Oil, how did the ghost react?

    • A.

      He was insulted because the Otis family was not afraid of him.

    • B.

      He was happy because he needed oil.

    • C.

      He was afraid because the oil burned him.

    • D.

      He was excited because he thought the oil would bring him back to life.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was insulted because the Otis family was not afraid of him.
    Explanation
    The ghost reacted by feeling insulted because the Otis family was not afraid of him. This suggests that the ghost expected to instill fear in the family and was disappointed that they did not react as he anticipated.

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  • 4. 

    What is Mr. and Mrs. Otis's oldest son's name?

    Correct Answer
    Washington, Washington Otis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Washington, Washington Otis." This implies that the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis is named Washington Otis.

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  • 5. 

    While the Canterville Ghost was appearing as "Rupert, the Headless Lord," how did he become wet?

    • A.

      He went outside into the rain.

    • B.

      Mrs. Otis threw a glass of water on him.

    • C.

      Washington Otis put him in the bath tub.

    • D.

      The twins dumped a bucket water on him.

    Correct Answer
    D. The twins dumped a bucket water on him.
  • 6. 

    Who was with the Canterville Ghost when he died?

    • A.

      Mr. Otis

    • B.

      Mrs. Otis

    • C.

      Washington

    • D.

      Virginia

    Correct Answer
    D. Virginia
    Explanation
    Virginia was with the Canterville Ghost when he died.

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  • 7. 

    Simon de Canterville was buried in the Garden of _____.

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Life

    • C.

      God

    • D.

      The Devils

    Correct Answer
    A. Death
    Explanation
    Simon de Canterville was buried in the Garden of Death because it is a common belief that people are buried in cemeteries or graveyards after they die. The Garden of Death is a metaphorical term used to refer to a place where the deceased are laid to rest. This answer aligns with the cultural and traditional practices surrounding burial and death.

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  • 8. 

    What does the Canterville Ghost give Virginia?

    • A.

      A box of jewels.

    • B.

      A dress.

    • C.

      An suit of armor.

    • D.

      His old chains.

    Correct Answer
    A. A box of jewels.
    Explanation
    The Canterville Ghost gives Virginia a box of jewels. This is evident from the options provided, where the other choices (a dress, a suit of armor, and his old chains) do not align with the traditional notion of a ghostly gift. Since jewels are often associated with wealth and luxury, it makes sense for the ghost to offer Virginia a box of valuable gems as a gesture of gratitude or apology.

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  • 9. 

    Why did Simon de Canterville become a ghost?

    • A.

      He made a deal with the devil.

    • B.

      He murdered a stranger.

    • C.

      He killed his wife.

    • D.

      He stole money from a church.

    Correct Answer
    C. He killed his wife.
    Explanation
    Simon de Canterville became a ghost because he killed his wife. This act of murder resulted in his spirit being trapped in the Canterville Chase, unable to move on to the afterlife. The guilt and remorse of his actions condemned him to haunt the estate as a ghost, forever tormented by his past deeds.

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  • 10. 

    Virginia finds out that the "bloodstain" made by the Canterville Ghost is actually  ________.

    • A.

      Juice

    • B.

      Dog's blood

    • C.

      Paint

    • D.

      Wine

    Correct Answer
    C. Paint
    Explanation
    Virginia discovers that the "bloodstain" made by the Canterville Ghost is actually paint.

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  • 11. 

    What does Lady Windermere's "chiromantist" do?

    • A.

      He reads people's hands and tells them their fortunes.

    • B.

      He uses special medicine to cure people from their illnesses.

    • C.

      He teaches people how to speak and understand other languages.

    • D.

      He gives customers manicures and pedicures.

    Correct Answer
    A. He reads people's hands and tells them their fortunes.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Lady Windermere's "chiromantist" reads people's hands and tells them their fortunes.

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  • 12. 

    What best describes the appearance of Mr. Podgers?

    • A.

      He is mysterious and romantic.

    • B.

      He is tall and intelligent-looking.

    • C.

      He looks like an artist.

    • D.

      He is short and fat.

    Correct Answer
    D. He is short and fat.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He is short and fat." This answer is based on the given options that describe Mr. Podgers' appearance. The other options, such as being mysterious and romantic, tall and intelligent-looking, or looking like an artist, do not provide any information about his physical appearance. Therefore, the option stating that he is short and fat is the best description of Mr. Podgers' appearance based on the given choices.

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  • 13. 

    How did Mr. Podgers react when he looked at Lord Arthur's  hand?

    • A.

      He became jealous of Lord Arthur.

    • B.

      He became excited because he knew something good was going to happen to Lord Arthur.

    • C.

      He became angry and Lord Arthur because Mr. Podgers learned that Lord Arthur was going to steal Mr. Podgers' wife.

    • D.

      He became afraid because he knew that something bad was going to happen to Lord Arthur.

    Correct Answer
    A. He became jealous of Lord Arthur.
  • 14. 

    What did Mr. Podgers predict that Lord Arthur would do?

    • A.

      Kill himself.

    • B.

      Commit murder.

    • C.

      Rob a bank.

    • D.

      Die on a sinking ship.

    Correct Answer
    B. Commit murder.
    Explanation
    Mr. Podgers predicted that Lord Arthur would commit murder. This implies that Mr. Podgers had foreseen Lord Arthur's inclination towards a violent act, suggesting that Lord Arthur would intentionally take someone's life.

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  • 15. 

    How did Lady Clem die?

    • A.

      She was shot.

    • B.

      She was stabbed.

    • C.

      She was poisoned.

    • D.

      She died a natural death.

    Correct Answer
    D. She died a natural death.
  • 16. 

    How does Mr. Podgers die?

    • A.

      He gets shot.

    • B.

      He gets poisoned.

    • C.

      He gets thrown into a river.

    • D.

      He dies in his sleep.

    Correct Answer
    C. He gets thrown into a river.
  • 17. 

    Why does Lord Arthur talk to the German named Winckelkopf?

    • A.

      Lord Arthur buys a bomb from him.

    • B.

      Lord Arthur buys poison from him.

    • C.

      The German helps Lord Arthur with his wedding.

    • D.

      The German helps Lord Arthur after his aunt dies.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Arthur buys a bomb from him.
    Explanation
    Lord Arthur talks to the German named Winckelkopf because he buys a bomb from him. This suggests that Lord Arthur is involved in some sort of illegal or dangerous activity, as purchasing a bomb is not a typical or legal transaction. This information provides insight into Lord Arthur's character and the choices he is making, potentially indicating a darker or more sinister side to his personality.

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  • 18. 

    How does the narrator of "The Sphinx Without a Secret" describe his friend, Mr. Murchison?

    • A.

      Unfriendly

    • B.

      Stupid

    • C.

      Handsome

    • D.

      Honest

    Correct Answer
    D. Honest
    Explanation
    In "The Sphinx Without a Secret," the narrator describes his friend, Mr. Murchison, as honest. This implies that Mr. Murchison is trustworthy and truthful in his actions and words. The narrator's characterization of Mr. Murchison as honest suggests that he values integrity and transparency in their friendship.

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  • 19. 

    What is Mr. Murchison's problem?

    • A.

      He doesn't understand women.

    • B.

      He doesn't have enough money to pay his bills.

    • C.

      He has killed someone and he is running from the police.

    • D.

      He didn't graduate from college.

    Correct Answer
    A. He doesn't understand women.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He doesn't understand women." This can be inferred from the given options, as the other choices do not provide any information about Mr. Murchison's problem.

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  • 20. 

    What did Mr. Murchison find when he followed Lady Alroy?

    • A.

      Her hat.

    • B.

      Her purse.

    • C.

      Her key.

    • D.

      Her hankerchief.

    Correct Answer
    D. Her hankerchief.
    Explanation
    Mr. Murchison found Lady Alroy's handkerchief when he followed her.

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  • 21. 

    Where did Mr. Murchison go after he found out that Lady Alroy was renting a room?

    • A.

      Norway

    • B.

      The United States

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    A. Norway
    Explanation
    After Mr. Murchison found out that Lady Alroy was renting a room, he decided to go to Norway.

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  • 22. 

    How did Lady Alroy die?

    • A.

      She got sick.

    • B.

      She was killed in a fire when a theater burned down.

    • C.

      She was murdered by Mr. Murchison.

    • D.

      She killed herself.

    Correct Answer
    A. She got sick.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Lady Alroy died because she got sick. This implies that her death was a result of a natural illness or disease. However, without any additional context or information, it is difficult to determine the specific cause of her sickness or the circumstances surrounding her death.

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  • 23. 

    Why does the narrator of "The Sphinx Without a Secret" think that Lady Alroy rented a room?

    • A.

      She was meeting another man there.

    • B.

      She went to the room to use drugs.

    • C.

      She needed to be along to study.

    • D.

      She wanted to remain mysterious.

    Correct Answer
    D. She wanted to remain mysterious.
    Explanation
    The narrator of "The Sphinx Without a Secret" believes that Lady Alroy rented a room because she wanted to remain mysterious. This is indicated by the title of the story, which suggests that Lady Alroy is like a sphinx, a creature known for its enigmatic nature. The narrator also mentions that Lady Alroy's aim was to "bewilder curiosity" and to "baffle investigation." This implies that she intentionally rented the room to maintain an air of mystery around her actions and intentions.

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  • 24. 

    What was Mr. Otis's job?

    • A.

      He was a banker.

    • B.

      He was a trader.

    • C.

      He was a writer.

    • D.

      He was an ambassador.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was an ambassador.
  • 25. 

    Who was Mrs. Umney?

    • A.

      Simon de Canterville's daughter.

    • B.

      The housekeeper at Canterville Chase.

    • C.

      Mr. Otis's aunt.

    • D.

      A ghost at Canterville Chase.

    Correct Answer
    B. The housekeeper at Canterville Chase.
    Explanation
    Mrs. Umney was the housekeeper at Canterville Chase. This can be inferred from the given options as the other options do not mention her role as a housekeeper. The fact that she is associated with Canterville Chase suggests that she is not Simon de Canterville's daughter or Mr. Otis's aunt. Additionally, the mention of her being a ghost is not mentioned in the options, further confirming that she is the housekeeper.

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  • 26. 

    How did the twins react to the Canterville Ghost?

    • A.

      They are afraid of the ghost.

    • B.

      They become friends with the ghost.

    • C.

      They annoy the ghost.

    • D.

      They ignore the ghost.

    Correct Answer
    C. They annoy the ghost.
    Explanation
    The twins reacted to the Canterville Ghost by annoying him. This suggests that they were not afraid of him, did not become friends with him, or ignore him. Their behavior of annoying the ghost implies that they were mischievous or playful towards him, possibly finding his attempts to scare them amusing or entertaining.

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  • 27. 

    How did Lord Arthur convince Mr. Podgers to tell him about his future?

    • A.

      Lord Arthur paid Mr. Podgers one hundred pounds.

    • B.

      Lord Arthur said he would kill Mr. Podgers if he didn't tell him.

    • C.

      Lord Arthur threatened to tell everyone that Mr. Pordgers was a liar.

    • D.

      Lord Arthur begged Mr. Podgers.

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Arthur paid Mr. Podgers one hundred pounds.
    Explanation
    Lord Arthur convinced Mr. Podgers to tell him about his future by offering him a payment of one hundred pounds.

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  • 28. 

    How many people does Lord Arthur try to kill BEFORE he is successful? 

    • A.

      Zero

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    Lord Arthur tries to kill two people before he is successful. This implies that he initially fails in his first attempt to kill someone, and only succeeds in his second attempt.

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  • 29. 

    How does Lord Arthur get the poison?

    • A.

      He tells the chemist that it's for a sick dog.

    • B.

      He steals it from the chemist's shop at night.

    • C.

      He makes it himself.

    • D.

      He buys it from an illegal drug dealer.

    Correct Answer
    A. He tells the chemist that it's for a sick dog.
    Explanation
    Lord Arthur gets the poison by telling the chemist that it's for a sick dog. This implies that Lord Arthur persuades the chemist to give him the poison by using the excuse that it is needed for the well-being of a sick animal.

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