Choosing to share Frank Stockton’s “The Lady, or the Tiger?” with your students is wise decision. At first, they might protest the ambiguous ending, calling it gimmicky, but surely, they will enjoy discussing the reasons for their conclusion: it is the lady, no, it is the tiger. In this packet, you will find a close-reading guide complete with a detailed answer key. It is helpful to have that jump start on interpretation. In addition, you will find a reading comprehension quiz that is comprised of thirteen matching questions and one-short-answer question all with a key.
NOTE: You might want to mention to your students that when we come upon a problem that is unsolvable, we might refer to it as a lady or a tiger situation.