This activity can be used a variety of ways. As an accompaniment to a plot lesson, it's good practice for students. The short story is engaging and surprising. The attached activity addresses Plot and Characterization. It can be done in cooperative groups or individually. It can even be given as homework.
Alternately, use it as an assessment at the end of a unit on plot or as part of a test. The questions are open ended and modeled after TEI (Technology Enhanced Items).