Charles by Shirley Jackson
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Which sentence describes the main theme of the story?

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    Laurie is a liar.

    Parents don't give their kids enough attention

    Children sometimes act out as they are attempting to figure out who they are.

  • Question 2
    45 seconds
    Q.

    Which words below best describes Laurie?

    answer choices

    innocent and sweet

    happy and respectful

    curious and imaginative

  • Question 3
    45 seconds
    Q.

    What was the author's main purpose for writing this passage?

    answer choices

    to entertain with an amusing story

    to give information about what kindergarten is like

    to descibe how kindergarten students behave

    to persuade parents to become involved in schools

  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q.

    Whose perspective is the story told from?

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    Charles

    Laurie's teacher

    Laurie's mother

    Laurie's father

  • Question 5
    45 seconds
    Q. Which line from the story reveals the mother’s internal conflict?
    answer choices
    Monday night was the first Parent-Teachers meeting, and only the fact that the baby had a cold kept me from going.
    At the meeting I sat restlessly, scanning each comfortable matronly face, trying to determine which one hid the secret of Charles.
    I watched him go off, seeing clearly that an era of my life was ended, my sweet voiced nursery school tot replaced by a long-trousered, swaggering character.
    You must have your hands full in that kindergarten, with Charles.
  • Question 6
    45 seconds
    Q.

    In the following excerpt, the word "fresh" most nearly means what?


    “The teacher spanked a boy, though,” Laurie said, addressing his bread and butter. “For being fresh,” he added, with his mouth full.

    answer choices

    new

    clean

    generous

    impolite

  • Question 7
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    Q. The part of the plot diagram when Laurie's mother attends the PTA meeting is the
    answer choices
    climax
    falling action
    exposition
    rising action
  • Question 8
    45 seconds
    Q. Laurie's mother describes her thoughts as she watches him going off to school. This scene takes place during the...?
    answer choices
    rising action
    exposition
    falling action
    climax
  • Question 9
    45 seconds
    Q. The part of the plot diagram when Charles hit the teacher is the
    answer choices
    climax
    rising action
    denouement
    falling action
  • Question 10
    45 seconds
    Q. What conclusion can the reader draw about the mother?
    answer choices
    She is overwhelmed by the responsibilities of parenthood.
    She does not think that Laurie’s father is a good parent
    She is concerned about how Laurie’s teacher treats children
    She does not want to believe that Laurie can be naughty.
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