"The Bet"
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. The lawyer wagered that he could remain locked up alone for
    answer choices
    exactly five years
    fifteen years
    his entire life
    one year
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. Over the course of time, the banker....
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    grew richer than ever
    gave a great deal of money to charity
    suffered many business losses
    moved away
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. In his letter to the banker, the prisoner stated that he planned to 
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    claim the two million rubles at once
    travel around the world to see interesting places
    give up his right to the money
    buy a yacht
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. It was agreed that the lawyer would be deprived of the right to leave the cottage or see living people. What does deprived mean?
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    aided or assisted
    questioned or asked
    to give in abundance
    prevented or kept from having
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. Which statement best expresses the theme of
     "The Bet"?
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    A man discovers over a period of time that there are things in life that are more meaningful than money.
    To be happy one must be wealthy.
    Time passes very slowly if you do not havea radio or a television.
    Time heals all wounds
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. The conflict between the banker and the lawyer arises from...
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    a fight over honor
    the fact that they had been rivals since thier youth
    differences in ideas and values
    they loved the same woman
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. We may infer that the banker 
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    told all his friends about the prisoner's last letter
    did not discuss the prisoner's last letter
    gave the lawyer the money
    kills himself
  • Question 8
    10 seconds
    Q.

    The argument was about

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    money

    capital punishment or life in prison

    religion

  • Question 9
    10 seconds
    Q.

    How does the lawyer feel about all of the readings?

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    Mankind has lost reason and taken the wrong path.

    Mankind is the paradigm of God's creation.

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What is one way the lawyer has changed from the beginning of the story to the end?

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    He has lost his wealth.

    He has learned how to do complex math equations.

    He does not change in the story.

    He no longer values money, or winning the bet.

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Why did the lawyer renounce the money and leave a few hours shy of winning the bet and receiving the two million dollars?

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    He read and studied so much that he discovered that the bet was meaningless and the money has no true value.

    He was really hungry.

    He lost his mind and just had to get out.

    He lost track of the days and actually thought he had won.

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What does immoral mean based off the passage:

    "Capital punishment and life-imprisonment are equally immoral; but if I were offered the choice between them, I would certainly choose the second. It's better to live somehow than not to live at all."

    answer choices

    ethical

    equal

    acceptable

    unfair

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which word has the same meaning as haphazard?

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    unplanned

    organized

    willing

    angry

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    PART A: Which statement best expresses a theme in the story?

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    Pursuing knowledge and bettering yourself is the best way to spend your time.

    The desire to prove to others that you’re right can lead to extreme actions.

    Greed and impulsive decisions can lead to huge consequences.

    There is nothing worse than depriving someone of human contact.

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    PART B: Which paragraph from the short story best supports the answer to Part A?

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    “He threw himself eagerly into these studies — so much so that the banker had enough to do to get him the books he ordered.” (Paragraph 16)

    “‘To-morrow at twelve o’clock he will regain his freedom. By our agreement I ought to pay him two million. If I do pay him, it is all over with me: I shall be utterly ruined.’” (Paragraph 21)

    “At the table a man unlike ordinary people was sitting motionless. He was a skeleton with the skin drawn tight over his bones, with long curls like a woman’s and a shaggy beard.” (Paragraph 29)

    “‘And I have only to take this half-dead man, throw him on the bed, stifle him a little with the pillow, and the most conscientious expert would find no sign of a violent death.’” (Paragraph 30)

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    PART A: Which statement best describes how the banker’s actions develop the theme of the story?

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    The banker’s hasty and thoughtless actions lead to trouble and despair for him.

    The banker’s disregard for human life shows the extent of his lack of compassion for others.

    The banker’s adventurous spirit prompts him to create dangerous or risky situations.

    The banker’s passionate defense of his views gets him into dangerous situations.

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    PART B: Which TWO details from the text best support the answer to Part A?

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    “‘Capital punishment kills a man at once, but lifelong imprisonment kills him slowly. Which executioner is the more humane, he who kills you in a few minutes or he who drags the life out of you in the course of many years?’” (Paragraph 1)

    “Desperate gambling on the Stock Exchange, wild speculation and the excitability which he could not get over even in advancing years, had by degrees led to the decline of his fortune and the proud, fearless, self-confident millionaire had become a banker of middling rank, trembling at every rise and fall in his investments.” (Paragraph 22)

    “‘he is asleep and most likely dreaming of the millions. And I have only to take this half-dead man, throw him on the bed, stifle him a little with the pillow, and the most conscientious expert would find no sign of a violent death.’” (Paragraph 30)

    “At no other time, even when he had lost heavily on the Stock Exchange, had he felt so great a contempt for himself. When he got home he lay on his bed, but his tears and emotion kept him for hours from sleeping.” (Paragraph 38)

  • Question 18
    300 seconds
    Q. What are the two MAIN types of conflict?
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    setting and characters
    internal and essential
    internal and external
    external and essential
  • Question 19
    300 seconds
    Q. What is conflict?
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    Two characters getting along.
    A struggle between two opposing forces.
    The climax in a story.
    Part of the resolution.
  • Question 20
    300 seconds
    Q. What is the definition of an "internal" conflict?
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    A hero in a story that saves many lives.
    A problem that a character has with other characters.
    A struggle between a character and a family member.
    An issue that a character faces within him/her self.
  • Question 21
    300 seconds
    Q. Which is not an example of internal conflict?
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    Overcoming fear
    Insecurity
    Hurricanes
    Depression
  • Question 22
    300 seconds
    Q. man vs laws, rules, quide lines, expectations
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    man vs. technology
    man vs. nature
    man vs. supernatural
    man vs. society
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