This worksheet uses common English 2 short stories including "The Open Window" by Saki, "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney, "An Astrologer's Day" by R.K. Narayan, and "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe. It is in STAAR format and includes 15 objective reading questions. It can be used as a stand-alone assignment to prepare for STAAR, or you can separate the questions to add to assignments you already use for these stories. An answer key is included with explanations. Feel free to send any questions you have.