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For what do Bill and Sam need money?
To pull off a scheme in Western Illinois
Why did Bill and Sam choose to kidnap Red Chief (Johnny)?
He was the only son of Ebenezer Dorset, a prominent citizen.
When Red Chief was set free by Bill, what did Johnny do?
Followed Bill back to the campsite
What about Johnny should have clued the kindnappers into his personality?
He was throwing rocks at a kitten and then threw a rock, hitting Bill.
What does Johnny do when first kidnapped?
Fight both Bill and Sam as they tried to kidnap him.
How does Red Chief react once being kidnapped?
He enjoyed the adventure and didn't want to leave.
What type of irony is evident at the end of the story?
Situational
Where is a majority of the story located (after the kidnapping has occurred)?
In a cave
Why is the ending of the story so ironic?
Bill and Sam first believe they will be paid a high price for the ransom of Johnny, but in the end they had to pay the boy's father to take him back.
"Ransom of Red Chief" is an ironic story because the two main characters expect one thing to occur but the _______________ occurs.
opposite

(They expect to receive money but end up paying it.)
Who are the three main characters?
Bill (Old Hank, the Trapper)
Sam (Snake-eye, the Spy)
Johnny (Red Chief)
A synonym for provisions is:

A. professional
B. sleepy
C. materials
materials
The ___________ displayed by the snobby rich girl caused her to have very few friends.

A. martyr
B. sylvan
C. egotism
egotism
When seeing Johnny reappear, Bill loses his ______________ and goes pale.

A. chronic
B. complexion
C. vicinity
complexion
The cave in which Sam, Bill and Johnny preside in is in the __________________ of Summit, Alabama.

A. vicinity
B. treachery
C. somnolent
vicinity
What vocabulary term means: False
fraudulent
What vocabulary term means:
Sleepy, drowsy
somnolent
What vocabulary term means:
Betrayal of trust
treachery
What vocabulary term means:
Area nearby
vicinity
What vocabulary term means:
Inflated sense of one's own importance
egotism
What vocabulary term means:
Related to a wood or forest
sylvan
What vocabulary term means:
People who suffer a great deal
martyr
What vocabulary term means:
Long-lasting
chronic
What vocabulary term means:
Natural skin color and appearance of facial skin
complexion
What vocabulary term means:
Opposite of truthful
fraudulent
My best friend displayed the worst form of ___________ when she told my secret to the whole class.

A. egotism
B. treachery
C. martyr
Treachery
When they tried to skip out on paying the restaurant check, they knew they were being ______________.

A. provisions
B. somnolent
C. fraudulent
fraudulent
When Robert was sick for weeks with the flu, he thought his illness was _________________.

A. chronic
B. sylvan
C. fraudulent
chronic
While visiting the Great Smokey Mountains, Stan enjoyed hiking and the ____________ view.

A. sylvan
B. somnolent
C. martyr
sylvan
The kidnappers could both be thought of as ___________, though Bill suffered much more than Sam.

A. provisions
B. martyrs
C. treachery
martyrs