20090827 English Iii "The Devil And Tom Walker"

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  • 1. 
    Which word best describes Tom Walker?
    • A. 

      Likeable

    • B. 

      Spiteful

    • C. 

      Energetic

    • D. 

      Honest


  • 2. 
    Which word best describes Tom Walker's wife?
    • A. 

      Greedy

    • B. 

      Loving

    • C. 

      Short

    • D. 

      Rich


  • 3. 
    Which set of words best describe the genre of the story?
    • A. 

      Satire, horror, humorous, novel

    • B. 

      Horror, non-fiction, epic

    • C. 

      Humorous, dark, biography

    • D. 

      Dark, horror, satire, cautionary tale


  • 4. 
    Which of the following does the devil represent in the story?
    • A. 

      Temptation

    • B. 

      Humor

    • C. 

      Satire

    • D. 

      Pride


  • 5. 
    Which word means "gloomy" or "sad"?
    • A. 

      Propitious

    • B. 

      Speculating

    • C. 

      Melancholy

    • D. 

      Ostentation


  • 6. 
    What is an usurer?
    • A. 

      One who expresses strong disapproval or harsh criticism

    • B. 

      One who engages in risky business transactions on the chance of a quick profit

    • C. 

      One who is helpful or favorable

    • D. 

      One who lends money with an unusually high interest rate


  • 7. 
    Which word mean boastful showiness?
    • A. 

      Ostentation

    • B. 

      Persecution

    • C. 

      Speculation

    • D. 

      Censurer


  • 8. 
    What do you put at the top of each and every paper you write on in this class?
    • A. 

      Name, date, subject

    • B. 

      Name, date, age

    • C. 

      Name, date, blood type

    • D. 

      Name, date, period


  • 9. 
    What did Tom Walker forget at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      To seal his deal with the devil

    • B. 

      His Bible

    • C. 

      His wife

    • D. 

      His avarice


  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the best example of imagery from the story?
    • A. 

      The hidden pirate's gold

    • B. 

      Tom Walker's wife

    • C. 

      The shady business deal that Tom Walker made

    • D. 

      The trees that were beautiful on the outside but rotten and decaying on the inside


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