Short Story Test Practice (4 Stories)

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Created by msellrich on 12/19/2012

Take the Short Story Test Practice (4 Stories) test.

Where is the setting of "To Build a Fire" by Jack London?

The traveler took very few things with him on his journey. Which of the following did the traveler NOT bring?

What unfortunate event caused the traveler to suddenly become cold?

Which of the following is NOT a theme in the story "To Build a Fire"?

In the story "There Will Come Soft Rains", there are several examples in the story that could represent "soft rains". Which example is NOT from the story?

Which literary terms means "To hint that something unfortunate will happen soon"?

In the story "There Will Come Soft Rains", there are numerous examples of personification. Which of the following quotes does NOT show personification?

In "There Will Come Soft Rains", a burned and injured dog enters the house, searching frantically for survivors. How does this create *suspense*?

Where is the setting of "What Rains Will Come"?

In the story "The Pit and the Pendulum", why has the narrator been trapped in a dungeon?

In the story "The Pit and the Pendulum", why has the narrator been trapped in a dungeon?

Which of the following is NOT a theme of the story "The Pit and the Pendulum"?

Which type of style is "The Pit and the Pendulum" written in?

The man in "The Pit and the Pendulum" used several unusual ways to explore the dungeon and get out of his bed. Which of these things did he NOT use?

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