Middle School - Language Arts
1. Where is the setting of the story?
a. pear tree
b. little hut
d. next world
2. Aunty Misery
a. granted the stranger's wish.
b. was kind to passing strangers.
c. hated the neighborhood children.
d. turned the sorcerer away from her door.
3. The author wrote this story to explain why
a. death comes to the elderly.
b. children should respect their elders.
c. there is so much misery in the world.
d. children should be kind to strangers.
4. What happened first in the story?
a. Death came to Aunty Misery.
b. The children got stuck in the pear tree.
c. The children stole Aunty Misery's pears.
d. The stranger granted Aunty Misery's wish.
5. All these words are synonyms for gnarled except
Aunty Misery (Answer Key)