Short Story Quiz

“Lamb to the Slaughter”

1.  What is Mrs. Maloney’s first name?
Mary
CORRECT!!!  
Sue
Jane

2. What weapon did Mrs. Maloney use?
a frozen leg of lamb
CORRECT!!!  
candlestick
guitar

3. How did Mrs. Maloney dispose of the weapon?
She cooked it.
CORRECT!!!  
She sold it.
She buried it.

4. Where did Mrs. Maloney go after murdering her husband?
grocery store
CORRECT!!!  
airport
garage

5. What was the ultimate irony in this story?
the policemen ate the murder weapon
CORRECT!!!  
the policemen drove her to the airport
the policemen purchased the murder weapon

“A Hunger Artist”

6. In “A Hunger Artist,” the __________ in this story symbolizes the hunger artist’s separation from society.
cage
CORRECT!!!  
paintbrush
artist

7. What is the maximum fasting limit the impresario will allow for the hunger artist?
40 days
CORRECT!!!  
30 days
10 days

8. How does the hunger artist die?
He dies from starvation,
in a cage, with little notice from spectators.
CORRECT!!!  
He dies from loneliness.
He dies at the hands of another artist.

9.  What takes the place of the hunger artist in the cage?
panther
CORRECT!!!  
lion
tiger
“Two Kinds”

10.  In what talent area does Jing-mei’s mother want her to excel?
piano
CORRECT!!!  
chess
dance

11.  What television show prompted Jing-mei’s mother to push her to practice her skill?
The Ed Sullivan Show
CORRECT!!!  
Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy

12.  True or False? The talent show music selection is symbolic.
True
CORRECT!!!  
False

13.  True or False? The climax of the story occurs when Jing-Mei refuses to practice any more and says she wishes she were dead.
True
CORRECT!!!  
False

Adapted from a quiz from Georgia Virtual Learning http://cms.gavirtualschool.org/Shared/Language%20Arts/10thLitComp/08_ShortStoryTwo/index.html