The Monkey's Paw Test ~ Printable and Google Forms

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This test for the short story "The Monkey's Paw" has 20 multiple choice questions. You will find a link to the test in Google Forms and a printable test and key as well. The test includes comprehension questions as well as questions on literary devices and the author's craft .

A study guide is included. This guide can be used a day or two before the test, and requires students to take a look back at the story as they look at some of the literary devices used by W. W. Jacobs. All of the literary devices that are on the test are on this study guide.

As a bonus, a creative poetry activity is included for the story. This activity will be perfect to use as early finisher work after the test. A completed sample poem is included.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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