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Which of the following clues were we NOT given in “The Yellow Wallpaper” that the room Jane was kept in was not actually a nursery?
a) There were bars on the window
b) The bed was bolted down
c) There were chain rings bolted to the walls
d) She found restraints in the closet

In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” why does Mary Maloney kill her husband Patrick?
a) He got another woman pregnant
b) She is 6 months pregnant and he is leaving her
c) He is retiring and wants to move away without her
d) She’s an evil black widow who has already killed her previous 3 husbands

At the end of “What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?” what does Sergei wish for?
a) To never be alone
b) More wishes
c) Immortality
d) To go back home to Russia

Which of the following is not an element of author’s style?
a) Sentence Structure
b) Diction
c) Characterization
d) Tone

A possible theme of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is:
a) It is important to express yourself to stay yourself.
b) You can only escape this world by losing your mind.
c) Don't trust your husband or sister-in-law.
d) Babies are soul-sucking demons who will drive you crazy.

A possible theme of “Button, Button” is:
a) Greed can bring great rewards.
b) Never trust men with buttons.
c) Do you ever really know someone?
d) Some lives are insignificant and can be discarded for the good of others.

A possible theme of “Lamb to the Slaughter” is:
a) Don't mess with Mary.
b) Married men cannot be trusted.
c) The weak have more power than one may think.
d) One can easily overpower someone if they are devoted to you.

A possible theme of “What, of this Goldfish, Would You Wish?” is:
a) Goldfish are evil.
b) Don't trust journalists.
c) Goldfish make good pets.
d) Loneliness is a crushing force and can make people desperate.

A possible theme of “Grover Dill and the Tasmanian Devil” is:
a) Bullies are mean.
b) The only way to beat a bully is to beat them up.
c) The weather in the Midwest is abysmal.
d) Anyone is capable of anything if pushed far enough.

What is the deal Norma is offered in “Button, Button?”
a) Push the button and get $50,000, but up to three people will die
b) Push the button and get $100,000, but someone you know will die
c) Push the button and get $50,000, but someone you do not know will die
d) Push the button and get $100,000, but someone you do not know will die

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