NOVELS and SHORT STORIES
Quotes
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PLAYS and PLAYERS
WILD CARD
100

Who was the protagonist (main character) in "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian".

Arnold (or Junior) Spirit

100

Name the poem: “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” 

The Raven-Poe

100

What are the names of the "tres amigos"?

Mr. Reyes, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. DaCosta

100

Who is the official mascot at Palatine High School?

Pirate Pete

100

What does the narrator say drives him "mad" and forces him to kill in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?

The old man's eye: pale-blue like a vulture

200

The pregnant Mary Maloney kills her husband because he wants a divorce, in this short story by Roald Dahl.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"

200

Who is the protagonist referring to in the quote: "And he only talks about his dreams with me. And I only talk about my dreams with him. "

It is Junior talking about Rowdy (his best friend)

200

List five spots on a plot chart.

Options: Setting/ exposition, rising action, falling action, climax, resolution, conflict.

200

What was the answer to "what do you call a wolf who pays lots of attention to its surroundings"?

 AWARE-WOLF

200

How long was Anne Frank and her family hiding in the secret annex?

Two years!

300

What plot twist is revealed at the end of the short story by Shirley Jackson called "Charles"?

"Charles" was made up. Laurie-the narrator's son made up the character of Charles (the boy doing terrible things and getting in trouble his first few weeks of kindergarten).

300

Name the title of this article from The New Yorker: "Killer, the last-man-standing game of water-pistol ambush, has become a key end-of-the-year ritual in several New York City high schools."

High Jinks Shoot Out

300

Which of the following is a correct MLA citation for:  jose garcia states over 72% of students get nightmares after watching scary movies page 88 

a. Jose Garcia states "over 72% of students get nightmares after watching scary movies" (page 88). 

b. Jose Garcia states, "Over 72% of students get nightmares after watching scary movies" (88).

c. Jose Garcia states, "Over 72% of students get nightmares after watching scary movies." (page 88)

b. Jose Garcia states, "Over 72% of students get nightmares after watching scary movies" (88).

300

What color crayon did not make it in the play "The Big Picture".

Sky Blue

300

What was the name of the male instructor on our writer's notebook videos this year?

PHIL

400

What was ironic about the short story "The Veldt"?

The technology was in their lives to simplify and bring them together, but it actually tore them apart (literally).

400

Who said this quote:

"For there is always light,

if only we're brave enough to see it

If only we're brave enough to be it."

Amanda Gorman-youth poet laureate

400

We wrote different "types" of essays this year. Name one style/type of essay you did and include an example.

Options: Narrative, argumentative/persuasive, memoir, expository, compare and contrast, informative, etc . . .

400

What is Freak's real name in "Freak the Mighty"?

Kevin Dillon

400

What did the female instructor Sara always say at the end of her instructional videos for our writer's notebooks?

"off you go!"

500

How did Freak die in "Freak the Mighty"?

His heart had become too big for his body.

500

Who said this: “To talk, for freedom, for friends, to be alone. And I do so long . . . to cry !”

Anne Frank

500

According to "Love At First Crunch", on average, each American gobbles up over ___ pounds of potato chips each year. 

A. 26

B. 4

C. 50

D. 17

B. 4

Bonus-the inventor of the potato chip was George Crum

500

Fill in the blank for the lines from the play "Joaquin and Alicia"-"If you were a burger at McDonald's, you'd be the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _."

McGorgeous

500

What was the name of the poem by Amanda Gorman that she read at Joe Biden's Inauguration?

"The Hill We Climb"

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