"The Valley of Ashes" likely evokes images of death and darkness, as well it should. In Chapter 2, the reader begins to see the less-than-lovely underside of many of the characters who cheat, lie, and make other poor choices. At the heart of this chapter is Myrtle, a woman clinging to false hopes. Chapter 2 is also the reader's first introduction to Dr. Eckleberg and his unusual physical appearance. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!
"Tell me about the rabbits, George." Can anyone achieve the American Dream? George and Lennie think they can, even though they are poor and uneducated. Do you remember what happens to derail their hopes? Test your knowledge about John Steinbeck's famous novel by taking the Of Mice and Men quiz from eNotes.
It is December. This should be a time eagerly anticipated by people Jonas's age, but instead this member of the "Elevens" has a sense of foreboding. In fact, everyone in his year feels uneasy. Be sure you understand what is going on in Jonas's world and what is making many in his community so uncomfortable by taking the quiz over Chapter 1 in The Giver by Lois Lowry from eNotes.
Who or what does Beowulf kill before Beowulf himself dies? Is it a. Grendel, b. Grendel's mother, c. a dragon, or d. Angelina Jolie? Test your knowledge of this mythic tale with eNotes' fun and comprehensive Beowulf Overview Quiz! Ten questions on the plot and characters of this ancient story are here to help you in your quest for better grades. Get started below!
Do you know what's in the knothole this time and who is leaving trinkets for the children? Take the eNotes quiz on Chapter 7 of To Kill a Mockingbird to be sure! Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this chapter.
Ever come home after a long trip and find your family has redecorated your room? It's a million times worse for the Prince of Denmark, who returns to find his father dead, his mother re-married to his uncle, and his country under threat. Be sure you understand this foundational scene by taking the quiz over Act 1, Scene 2 of Hamlet from eNotes. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this scene.
“The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught," Lemony Snicket warned in "The Blank Book." This is good advice for anyone and it is especially true for Jem, Scout, and Dill as the mischievous trio skulk around Maycomb, looking for ways to keep themselves entertained. Their fun, however, becomes more than a little frightening one summer day. Find out what the children discover by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz over Chapter 6 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!
Sometimes it takes a person outside of a tense situation to bring new light to a conflict. Be sure you understand what has happened to inflame tempers and what it takes to calm folks down by taking the eNotes quiz over Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird. Five questions let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of the major points of this chapter.
Crooks and Lennie are alone in Crook's private room. Why does Lennie go to Crooks and what do the two discuss? Be sure you recall by taking the quiz over Chapter 4 of John Steinbeck's classic novella, Of Mice and Men.