English 10 Practice Exam (s2)

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  • 1. 
    (ARITS) Who are WIlly and Bobo?
    • A. 

      Travis' friends

    • B. 

      Two clowns at the zoo

    • C. 

      Two individuals who plan on opening a business together

    • D. 

      Travis' pet rabbits


  • 2. 
    (ARITS) Walter said, "Damn my eggs, damn all the eggs thatt ever was!"  Why?
    • A. 

      Walter was tired of Ruth being sick all the time.

    • B. 

      Walter wants to dream of a better life and Ruth keeps pushing reality back at him.

    • C. 

      Walter is tired of eggs.

    • D. 

      Walter was bad because Ruth had burned his breakfast.


  • 3. 
    (ARITS) Who is Beneatha?
    • A. 

      Mama

    • B. 

      Walter and Ruth's daughter

    • C. 

      Walter's sister

    • D. 

      Ruth's sister


  • 4. 
    (ARITS) Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000?
    • A. 

      The bank was sending her a check for the amount in her account.

    • B. 

      She had won the lottery.

    • C. 

      She had won an art contest.

    • D. 

      It was insurance money from her husband's life insurance.


  • 5. 
    (ARITS) What was Beneatha's attitude toward God?
    • A. 

      She did not believe in God.

    • B. 

      She was very religous and thanked God daily.

    • C. 

      She thought he was an unjust God.

    • D. 

      She never mentioned God.


  • 6. 
    (ARITS) Why did Beneatha say she would not marry George?
    • A. 

      He was too shallow.

    • B. 

      He was too poor.

    • C. 

      He was too ugly.

    • D. 

      He was too dumb.


  • 7. 
    (ARITS) Who was Joseph Asagai?
    • A. 

      Ruth's college professor

    • B. 

      Walter's business partner.

    • C. 

      Ruth's doctor.

    • D. 

      Benatha's African friend


  • 8. 
    (ARITS) What did Asaigi's nickname for Beneatha mean?
    • A. 

      "Doctor of the future"

    • B. 

      "Hopeful Beauty"

    • C. 

      "One who wishes on the stars and dances with the fish"

    • D. 

      "One for Whom Bread - Food - Is Not Enough"


  • 9. 
    (ARITS) Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory?
    • A. 

      He had turned his back on God and had become a drug abuser.

    • B. 

      He had become too concerned with money and had lost traditional family values.

    • C. 

      He beat his wife and verbally abused his son.

    • D. 

      He was too eager to spend the money Mama was receiving from her law suit.


  • 10. 
    (ARITS) According to the play, what are "assimilationist Negroes"?
    • A. 

      Blacks who do not believe in God.

    • B. 

      Blacks who have left Africa to go to America and became educated.

    • C. 

      Blacks who gave up their African heritage to blend into the dominant society.

    • D. 

      Blacks who still live a tribal life in Nigeria.


  • 11. 
    (ARITS) Why does Walter want to meet with George's father?
    • A. 

      To talk business

    • B. 

      To talk about Beneatha

    • C. 

      To bribe him for a liquor license

    • D. 

      To fight him


  • 12. 
    (ARITS) What did Mama do with a portion of her money?
    • A. 

      Made a down payment on a house

    • B. 

      Invested in a grocery store

    • C. 

      Purchased a large quantity of lotto tickets

    • D. 

      Donated to Father Joseph's Babtist school for the Underpriviledged


  • 13. 
    (ARITS) What was Walter's original reaction to Mama's purchase?
    • A. 

      He was very happy.

    • B. 

      He was too tired to care.

    • C. 

      He was understanding.

    • D. 

      He was disappointed.


  • 14. 
    (ARITS) Who is the author of the play, A Raisin in the Sun?
    • A. 

      Lorraine Hansberry

    • B. 

      Langston Hughes

    • C. 

      Charles Dickens

    • D. 

      Carl Sandburg


  • 15. 
    (ARITS) Who was Karl Lindner?
    • A. 

      Walter's boss.

    • B. 

      Representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association

    • C. 

      Representative from the NAACP

    • D. 

      Representative from the Illinois State Board of Liquor Distribution and Sales


  • 16. 
    (ARITS) How did Asaigi define 'idealists'?
    • A. 

      They are those who are also assimilationists.

    • B. 

      They are those who refuse to think for themselves.

    • C. 

      They are the intellectuals in colleges.

    • D. 

      They are those who see the changes in life.


  • 17. 
    (ARITS) What was Walter's reaction to Lindner's original offer?
    • A. 

      He accepted his offer.

    • B. 

      He personal disliked Lindner but could not turn his generous offer.

    • C. 

      He told Lindner to leave the appartment.

    • D. 

      He enthusiastic about the opportunity to move into a black community.


  • 18. 
    (ARITS) Why didn't Walter take the money Lindner offered?
    • A. 

      It wasn't enough money.

    • B. 

      His conscience wouldn't let him ruin his family's pride.

    • C. 

      Will returned the money he took.

    • D. 

      Mama would not let him.


  • 19. 
    (ARITS) What gift does Travis buy for Mama?
    • A. 

      Sun Glasses

    • B. 

      A new pot for her plant.

    • C. 

      A gardening hat.

    • D. 

      A sun dress


  • 20. 
    (ARITS) Where was the Younger's new house located?
    • A. 

      East Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Clybourn Park

    • C. 

      Fulton Park

    • D. 

      Englewood


  • 21. 
    (Owl Creek) What is the protagonist's name in the short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?
    • A. 

      Leonard

    • B. 

      Charles

    • C. 

      Peyton

    • D. 

      Robert Lee


  • 22. 
    (Owl Creek) Farquhar is least devoted to...
    • A. 

      His family

    • B. 

      The confederate army

    • C. 

      The union army


  • 23. 
    (Owl Creek) Farquhar is probably being hanged for...
    • A. 

      Spying

    • B. 

      Giving vital information to the enemy

    • C. 

      Plotting set fire to Owl Creek Bridge

    • D. 

      Successfully burning down Owl Creek Bridge


  • 24. 
    (Owl Creek) The author of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge intended his ending to be...
    • A. 

      Happy

    • B. 

      Shocking

    • C. 

      Unrealistic

    • D. 

      Humorous


  • 25. 
    (Owl Creek) What happened to the main character at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      He was reunited with his wife.

    • B. 

      He died as a result of hanging.

    • C. 

      He was shot by a Union officer's musket.

    • D. 

      He woke up. It was all a dream.


  • 26. 
    (TYW) The narrator and John, her husband, have moved to the country in order to...
    • A. 

      Save money

    • B. 

      Allow John to work

    • C. 

      Allow the narrator to rest

    • D. 

      Allow the narrator to write


  • 27. 
    (TYW) At the beginning of the story, the narrator feels that the yellow wallpaper is...
    • A. 

      Haunted

    • B. 

      Amusing

    • C. 

      Beautiful and full of life

    • D. 

      Ugly and annoying


  • 28. 
    (TYW) John behaves the way that he does because he believes he is...
    • A. 

      Doing what is best for his wife.

    • B. 

      Too wrapped up in his work to deal with his crazy wife.

    • C. 

      Too much in love to see clearly.

    • D. 

      Resentful of his wife's condition.


  • 29. 
    (TYW) At the end of the story, John...
    • A. 

      Divorces his wife

    • B. 

      Commits suicide

    • C. 

      Faints

    • D. 

      Slaps his wife.


  • 30. 
    (TYW) The purpose of The Yellow Wallpaper is to show...
    • A. 

      The recovery process for mental instability.

    • B. 

      The control a husband had over his wife's life during this time period.

    • C. 

      The control a wife has over her husband's money.

    • D. 

      The willingness women have to be controlled by their husbands.


  • 31. 
    (Story...Hour) When first informing Mrs. Mallard about the tragic news, they are trying to make sure that she...
    • A. 

      Retains some hope.

    • B. 

      Is not suddently shocked.

    • C. 

      Does not realize the entire truth.

    • D. 

      Comletely understands the severity of this event.


  • 32. 
    (Story...Hour) Mrs. Mallard believes that seeing her dead husband's body will arouse feelings of...
    • A. 

      Guilt

    • B. 

      Relief

    • C. 

      Triumph

    • D. 

      Sadness


  • 33. 
    (Story...Hour) Mrs. Mallard, although sad about her husband's tragic fate, was excited about...
    • A. 

      Dating again.

    • B. 

      Regaining control of her life.

    • C. 

      Meeting her family at the funeral.

    • D. 

      Collecting the life insurance check.


  • 34. 
    (Story...Hour) When Mrs. Mallard insists on being alone, Josephine is concerned that her sister is...
    • A. 

      Trying to escape out an opened window.

    • B. 

      Denying reality.

    • C. 

      Overcome with grief.

    • D. 

      Realizing that she is now free.


  • 35. 
    (Story...Hour) At the end of the short story, Mrs. Mallard...
    • A. 

      Dies from her heart condition.

    • B. 

      Elopes with Francisco.

    • C. 

      Breaks down and cries over the suddent death of her husband.

    • D. 

      Begins laughing at the funeral.


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