Thrown Away

Rudyard Kipling

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With which statement would the narrator of this text most likely AGREE?
Good parents put their young children into great danger often.
Good parents protect their children from all types of harm.
Good parents should keep their children locked up and safe at home.
Good parents let their children take their lumps early.
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Which of the following is NOT one of the narrator's opinions regarding India?
The sun in India is hot and dangerous.
India is a great place to settle down and raise a family.
Many things are dysfunctional in India.
People are generally disposable in India.
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Which character trait applies to The Boy?
Callous
Serious
Experienced
Resilient
Disciplined
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How does the boy demonstrate this character trait? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which event pushes The Boy over the edge?
A girl makes a mean comment to him.
He gambles away all of his money.
The other men laugh at him.
His Colonel reprimands him.
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Which character trait does NOT apply to the Major?
Well meaning
Impeccably honest
Generally respected
Incredibly intuitive
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Which best explains why the Major asks the narrator if he can lie?
The Major wants him to lie to The Boy to help make him feel better.
The Major is preparing for the worst-case scenario with The Boy.
The Major only wants honest men to accompany him on his mission.
The Major wants to sneak off the base and have a fun time.
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following sentence?

"It was utterly impossible to let the letters go Home."
Understatement
Hyperbole
Personification
Simile
Metaphor
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Why does the narrator laugh when he cuts a lock of the Major's hair?
He is laughing because he is ticklish.
He is laughing at how lucky they were to have survived.
He is laughing at the absurdity of their actions.
He is laughing because he is thinking of a funny joke.
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Which best explains why the narrator and the Major conceal the circumstances of The Boy's death?
They do not want to be punished for The Boy's death.
They are trying to make themselves look good.
They are trying to protect The Boy's family.
They want to collect the reward money.
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What is the effect of the narrator making the following sentence?

"Finally, we forced ourselves back to the room with the lamp and the Other Thing."
The narrator is worried that someone will find the gun.
The narrator reduces The Boy to an object.
The narrator is afraid to tell readers the whole truth.
The narrator wants to avoid repetitious descriptions.
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Thrown Away

By Rudyard Kipling

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