American Short Stories for 9th Grade Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following would be a valid conclusion the reader might draw from the story 'The Most Dangerous Game'?

Question 2 2. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

Question 3 3. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' what is Fortunato's fate?

Question 4 4. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character trait leads to Ichabod's downfall?

Question 5 5. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character is described as having a spindle neck, huge ears, and a scarecrow's frame?

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Question 6 6. Edgar Allan Poe's work influenced which of the following 20th century authors?

Question 7 7. Which pseudonym did Washington Irving use for The Sketch Book?

Question 8 8. In Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado,' where does Montresor take Fortunato?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a symbol of death that appears in The Scarlet Ibis?

Question 10 10. How did the style and content of Irving's writing relate to those of the American literary formats that preceded him?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms would best describe the narrator in one of Hemingway's stories?

Question 12 12. What weapon did Zaroff give Rainsford when he turned the hunter loose in the jungle?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes Doodle in The Scarlet Ibis?

Question 14 14. Why is Washington Irving known as the father of American literature?

Question 15 15. Judging from stories like Hills like White Elephants, the Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Hemingway likes to write about:

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Question 16 16. The fact that the devil is an actual character in 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving represents what type of Romantic characteristic?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a POEM by Edgar Allan Poe?

Question 18 18. 'The Most Dangerous Game' suggests that there's not much difference between humans and animals. Which of the following is evidence that supports that theory?

Question 19 19. Why is 'The Devil and Tom Walker' by Washington Irving an allegory?

Question 20 20. What Romantic characteristic fuels the feel of escapism in the story 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving?

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Question 21 21. In 'The Most Dangerous Game', how does Rainsford manage to kill off Zaroff's giant bodyguard, Ivan?

Question 22 22. Hemingway wrote in such a way that he only gave the reader a small portion of the story. The rest had to be inferred. This approach is called the...

Question 23 23. What element of Edgar Allan Poe's writing sets him apart from other writers of his time?

Question 24 24. What event first establishes the idea that 'The Most Dangerous Game' will be about a hunter who learns what it's like to be hunted?

Question 25 25. Which of the following words would best describe Hemingway's prose?

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Question 26 26. What do we call someone who rarely spends money, even when it's necessary?

Question 27 27. Why was Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' significant to literature?

Question 28 28. In The Scarlet Ibis, which image most strongly foreshadows the death of Doodle?

Question 29 29. In the story, Rip Van Winkle's personality, goals, and experiences exemplify this Romantic characteristic:

Question 30 30. Which of the following words has a dark connotation?

American Short Stories for 9th Grade Chapter Exam Instructions

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