Semester Exam Review- Short Stories

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The Necklace Quizzes & Trivia

"The Most Dangerous Game," " The Necklace," "The Gift of the Magi"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of conflict is the life-and-death struggle that takes place between Rainsford and Zaroff?
    • A. 

      Exclamatory

    • B. 

      Declarative

    • C. 

      External

    • D. 

      Internal

  • 2. 
    What is the setting of "The Most Dangerous Game?"
    • A. 

      A German prison camp

    • B. 

      Alaska

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      An island in the Caribbean

  • 3. 
    Who is the protagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game?"
    • A. 

      Whitney

    • B. 

      Rainsford

    • C. 

      Ivan

    • D. 

      General Zaroff

  • 4. 
    What is the General's "new sensation?"
    • A. 

      Hunting tigers

    • B. 

      Making his own guns

    • C. 

      Hunting humans

    • D. 

      Flying planes

  • 5. 
    How does General Zaroff acquire visitors?
    • A. 

      Crashing ships with a light

    • B. 

      Kidnapping villagers

    • C. 

      Sending out invitations

    • D. 

      Placing ads in the newspaper

  • 6. 
    What does General Zaroff believe are the qualities of the ideal game for hunting?
    • A. 

      Large size, intelligence, and speed

    • B. 

      Wit, endurance, and strength

    • C. 

      Warm-blooded, naive, and weak

    • D. 

      Courage, cunning, and reason

  • 7. 
    What is not an example of external conflict?
    • A. 

      Rainsford vs. Ivan

    • B. 

      Rainsford vs. the sea

    • C. 

      Rainsford vs. his own fear

    • D. 

      Rainsford vs. the hounds

  • 8. 
    What is the best description of "The Most Dangerous Game?"
    • A. 

      Suspenseful

    • B. 

      Romantic

    • C. 

      Historical

    • D. 

      Tragic

  • 9. 
    In "The Necklace" why does the husband go to great lengths to obtain a party invitation?
    • A. 

      To makes his friends jealous

    • B. 

      So he can buy a new tux

    • C. 

      To anger his wife

    • D. 

      To please his wife

  • 10. 
    What object in the story is a symbol of the life Mme. Loisel desires?
    • A. 

      A car

    • B. 

      A new dress

    • C. 

      A necklace

    • D. 

      Her hair

  • 11. 
    What happens to the necklace that Mme. Loisel borrows?
    • A. 

      She loses it

    • B. 

      It is stolen

    • C. 

      She pawns it

    • D. 

      She breaks it

  • 12. 
    At the party Mme. Loisel
    • A. 

      Sits in a corner all night

    • B. 

      Is complimented by many people

    • C. 

      Falls asleep

    • D. 

      Does not dance

  • 13. 
    What is ironic about the necklace?
    • A. 

      Her husband sold it

    • B. 

      It was fake

    • C. 

      Someone turned it in to Mme. Forstier the day after the party

    • D. 

      It was in her coat paocket the entire time

  • 14. 
    What time of year does "The Gift of the Magi" take place?
    • A. 

      New Year's

    • B. 

      Christmas

    • C. 

      Thanksgiving

    • D. 

      Valentine's Day

  • 15. 
    How has Della saved money for Jim's present?
    • A. 

      Selling baked goods

    • B. 

      Finding it under the couch

    • C. 

      Sewing dresses

    • D. 

      Bargaining with various grocers

  • 16. 
    What is a symbol of Jim and Della's poverty?
    • A. 

      Their inability to attend a ball

    • B. 

      The broken stove

    • C. 

      Della's hair

    • D. 

      The broken apartment name plate

  • 17. 
    What is Jim's most prized possession?
    • A. 

      Coat

    • B. 

      Watch

    • C. 

      Car

    • D. 

      Harmonica

  • 18. 
    Jim and Della's sacrifice for another is comparable to whom?
    • A. 

      Angels

    • B. 

      Santa

    • C. 

      The Magi

    • D. 

      Turtle doves

  • 19. 
    After Della purchases Jim's gift, what is she worried about?
    • A. 

      That he will not like his present

    • B. 

      That he will not think she is pretty

    • C. 

      That her hair will never grow back

    • D. 

      That she should have bought him a coat

  • 20. 
    What present does Jim buy for Della?
    • A. 

      A necklace

    • B. 

      A camera

    • C. 

      Hair combs

    • D. 

      Diamond earrings

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