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The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw


by W.W. Jacobs

The Monkey's Paw: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Monkey's Paw? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does the paw symbolize guilt?

Guilt over having a home
Guilt over having so much
Guilt over being granted wishes
Guilt over the death of a loved one
Q. How does the paw symbolize anxiety?

Anxiety over foreign things
Anxiety over hairy things
Anxiety over big things
Anxiety over new things
Q. What does Herbert think he sees in the fire?

A skull
A knife
A face
Q. When we first meet Herbert and his dad, what game are the playing?

Touch football
Q. At the end, who is not willing to take a risk?

Sergeant-Major Morris
Mr. White
Mrs. White