This bundle contains 13 different classic American short stories all of which are followed by a mixture of multiple choice questions and open-ended questions. In addition to the answers to the multiple choice questions, the answer key also has explanations and possible responses to every open-ended question.
Table of Contents
1. The Gold-Bug (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
2. The Great Stone Face (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864)
3. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1869) by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
4. April 25th, As Usual (1919) by Edna Ferber (1885–1968)
5. The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882) by Frank R. Stockton (1834–1902)
6. The Camel’s Back (1920) by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)
7. The Man Without a Country (1917) by Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909)
8. The Enchanted Bluff (1909) by Willa Cather (1875–1947)
9. A Respectable Woman (1894) by Kate Chopin (1850–1904)
10. Her Virginia Mammy from The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, and Selected Essays (1899) by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858–1932)
11. Silas Jackson from The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (1900) by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
12. The Gift of the Magi (1905) by O. Henry (1862–1910)
13. Tom’s Husband (1882) by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909)
The questions that follow each passage test a variety of reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Students who regularly complete these reading comprehension tasks will be well prepared for any reading comprehension test, including common core, ACT and SAT.
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