The Third Wish Short Story Quiz: Test!

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The Third Wish Short Story Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    When the King of the Forest first appears, how do you know that he and Mr. Peters are experiencing an external conflict?
    • A. 

      Mr. Peters argues with the King about life as a swan versus life as a human.

    • B. 

      Mr. Peters grows mean and threatens the King when he speaks.

    • C. 

      The King has fierce eyes, is unfriendly, and speaks threateningly to Mr. Peters.

    • D. 

      The King and Mr. Peters get into a fist fight over the granting of the three wishes.

  • 2. 
    What can you infer from the following remark made by the King of the Forest? "I have yet to hear of the human being who made any good use of his three wishes--they mostly end up worse off than they started."
    • A. 

      The King is saying that Mr. Peters lacks basic intelligence.

    • B. 

      The King is saying that Mr. Peters will waste his three wishes.

    • C. 

      The King is saying that every human he meets wants three wishes.

    • D. 

      The King is saying that he has granted three wishes to many humans.

  • 3. 
    At the beginning of "The Third Wish," the only thing troubling Mr. Peters is that...
    • A. 

      He must make three wishes.

    • B. 

      He misses his first wife.

    • C. 

      He is somewhat lonely.

    • D. 

      He lives in a remote place.

  • 4. 
    Mr. Peters chooses not to use all three of his wishes at once because...
    • A. 

      The King of the Forest warns him not to.

    • B. 

      He wants to save two for an emergency.

    • C. 

      The King of the Forest has forbidden him to do so.

    • D. 

      He can think of only one thing to wish for.

  • 5. 
    Mr. Peters shows Leita all of his treasures. Of all of Mr. Peters' treasures, why does the river please Leita the most?
    • A. 

      She loves to swim to get her daily exercise.

    • B. 

      She is soothed by the sound of the water.

    • C. 

      She has a personal connection to the river.

    • D. 

      She loves the water and plans to spend most of her time outside.

  • 6. 
    What inference can be made as to why Leita spends so much time by the river?
    • A. 

      She misses her life as a human.

    • B. 

      She misses living with the King of the Forest.

    • C. 

      She misses her life as a swan.

    • D. 

      She loves watching the flow of the water.

  • 7. 
    Leita tells Mr. Peters not to use his second wish to turn her back into a swan. The purpose of this is because...
    • A. 

      She does not want him to waste a wish on her.

    • B. 

      She feels an obligation to stay with him.

    • C. 

      She is getting used to living as a human.

    • D. 

      She hated living as a swan.

  • 8. 
    Based on this excerpt from "The Third Wish," what inference can be made about Leita's desire to stay at home? "Poor Mr. Peters...did his best to make her life happier,...even suggesting a trip around the world. But she said no to that; she would prefer to stay in their own house near the river."
    • A. 

      Leita loves the outdoors but doesn't really care to travel.

    • B. 

      Leits does not like Mr. Peters enough to travel around the world with him.

    • C. 

      Leita does not want to be far from her sister.

    • D. 

      Leita does not want to miss her daily swims with Rhea, in the river.

  • 9. 
    Mr. Peters comes to bed one night and finds Leita calling out in her sleep. In this situation, what type of conflict exists and how is it revealed?
    • A. 

      External. In her dream, Leita is talking of her fear of having to leave Mr. Peters.

    • B. 

      Internal. In her dream, Leita is afraid of the river and is calling out for help.

    • C. 

      External. In her dream, Leita is talking and laughing with Rhea, which frustrates the King of the Forest.

    • D. 

      Internal. In her dream, Leita is crying and calling for her sister to wait for her.

  • 10. 
    Mr. Peters changes Leita back into a swan because...
    • A. 

      She does not respect him and refuses to live as a human.

    • B. 

      She refuses to submit to his requests.

    • C. 

      She is unhappy as a swan.

    • D. 

      She is unhappy as a human.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is the best interpretation of the passage below from the text? "Next day he saw two swans swimming at the bottom of the garden, and one of them wore the gold chain he had given Leita after their marriage; she came up and rubbed her head against his hand."
    • A. 

      The swan wishes to return the chain to Mr. Peters.

    • B. 

      The chain has gotten tangled around the swan's neck and since Mr. Peter's was helpful to the King of the Forest, his assistance is sought by the swan.

    • C. 

      The swans have found and plan to keep Leita's gold chain.

    • D. 

      The swans are Leita and her sister, Rhea.

  • 12. 
    Upon his death, Mr. Peters is found smiling happily and holding a withered leaf and white feather. What does this description suggest?
    • A. 

      Mr. Peters dies trying to think of a use for his third wish.

    • B. 

      Mr. Peters is transformed into a swan before he dies.

    • C. 

      Mr. Peters gives his third wish to Leita before he dies, who uses it to turn Mr. Peters into a swan.

    • D. 

      Mr. Peters never uses the third wish and dies content.

  • 13. 
    Mr. Peters offers to use a wish to change Rhea into a human. What does this action suggest to the reader?
    • A. 

      Mr. Peters is frustrated by Leita's unhappiness and will do anything to make himself not feel guilty.

    • B. 

      Mr. Peters wants to make Leita happy.

    • C. 

      Mr. Peters knows that Rhea is sick and needs Leita's help.

    • D. 

      Leita has convinced Rhea that life is better is a human.

  • 14. 
    After Mr. Peters turns Leita back into a swan, what inference can be made as to why Leita rests her head against Mr. Peters' before flying away?
    • A. 

      Leita wants Mr. Peters to scratch her head.

    • B. 

      Leita is trying to find a way to bite Mr. Peters.

    • C. 

      Leita is saddened by being turned back into a swan.

    • D. 

      Leita is thankful for her transformation.

  • 15. 
    How does Mr. Peters' second wish to resolve the major conflict in the story?
    • A. 

      Mr. Peters is happy because he is finally alone again.

    • B. 

      Mr. Peters had wanted a wife who was not a swan.

    • C. 

      Leita is with her sister and no longer unhappy.

    • D. 

      Leita had not been nice to Mr. Peters, so he has decided to return Leita to her life before meeting him.

  • 16. 
    As Mr. Peters grows old, why are so many people afraid of him?
    • A. 

      He communicates with two swans.

    • B. 

      He still has a wish that he hasn't used.

    • C. 

      They think he is a theif and powerful magician.

    • D. 

      Never letting anyone in his house, not very many know much about him.

  • 17. 
    The King of the Forest was grateful to have been rescued by Mr. Peters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    "The Third Wish" is a story about the troubles associated with messing with one's fate and "The Monkey's Paw" is a story about the consequences of greed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    There were six students around nine years old and an older boy on the __ of puberty, sitting around a beautiful blond, who was singing and dancing around the campfire.
    • A. 

      Peril

    • B. 

      Malicious

    • C. 

      Distress

    • D. 

      Verge

  • 20. 
    Her chief function, however, was to see that the beasts of burden were duly fed and to protect them against accidents and the __ influences of the enemy.
    • A. 

      Peril

    • B. 

      Verge

    • C. 

      Grimacing

    • D. 

      Malicious

  • 21. 
    All the evidence goes to show that Donald Trump was one of the most __ and narrow-minded of all human beings.
    • A. 

      Malicious

    • B. 

      Credulous

    • C. 

      Preening

    • D. 

      Presumptuous

  • 22. 
    The news that school had been canceled due to inclement weather had not __ any of the students at East Hoke Middle School. However, the fact that the early release day scheduled for February 26th is now a whole day of school, might.
    • A. 

      Distressed

    • B. 

      Malicious

    • C. 

      Extricate

    • D. 

      Presumptuous

  • 23. 
    As did the swans in "The Third Wish" many teenagers are guilty of __ themselves before going to any function.
    • A. 

      Extricate

    • B. 

      Distressed

    • C. 

      Malicious

    • D. 

      Preening

  • 24. 
    It was a long time before the dragons could __ the bleeding youth, badly beaten almost to death.
    • A. 

      Peril

    • B. 

      Presumptuous

    • C. 

      Distress

    • D. 

      Extricate

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