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  • 1. 
    "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is about the
    • A. 

      Importance of community.

    • B. 

      Need for equality.

    • C. 

      Desire for freedom.

    • D. 

      Uncertainty of religious faith.


  • 2. 
    In what literary element of a spiritual will you most likely find its key ideas? 
    • A. 

      Refrain

    • B. 

      Opening line

    • C. 

      Solo lyrics

    • D. 

      Title


  • 3. 
    In "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, " what is home a metaphor for?
    • A. 

      The South

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      Heaven

    • D. 

      Jordan


  • 4. 
    Which of the following phrases is part of the refrain of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"?
    • A. 

      "If you get there before I do"

    • B. 

      "A band of angels coming after me"

    • C. 

      "Tell all my friends I'm coming too:

    • D. 

      "Coming for to carry me home"


  • 5. 
    What is the most important function of the refrain in "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"?
    • A. 

      The refrain introduces a biblical context for the spiritual.

    • B. 

      The refrain separates the soloist and chorus.

    • C. 

      The refrain reinforces the idea of deliverance.

    • D. 

      The refrain ends the spiritual on a happy note.


  • 6. 
    What makes "Go Down Moses" typical of spirituals?
    • A. 

      Quotations from Moses

    • B. 

      Lack of a refrain or chorus

    • C. 

      Warnings of rebellion

    • D. 

      References to biblical figures


  • 7. 
    Enslaved African Americans identified with the ancient Israelites in Egypt because both groups
    • A. 

      Shared religious convictions.

    • B. 

      Composed religious songs.

    • C. 

      Suffered oppression.

    • D. 

      Liked to travel.


  • 8. 
    From the point of view of the slave-holder, what made spirituals most dangerous?
    • A. 

      They were insulting to white people.

    • B. 

      They carried hidden messages.

    • C. 

      They rejected organized Christianity.

    • D. 

      They kept alive African musical traditions.


  • 9. 
    "An Episode of War" is the story of
    • A. 

      A young soldier named Willie.

    • B. 

      How a lieutenant lost his arm.

    • C. 

      The Battle at Gettysburg.

    • D. 

      A conflict between a soldier and a doctor.


  • 10. 
    Which statement best explains why "An Episode of War" may be viewed as a naturalistic story?
    • A. 

      It takes place outdoors.

    • B. 

      In this tale an ordinary man's life is shaped by a force he cannot control, but he endures this life-changing event.

    • C. 

      It shows the harsh realities of everyday life rather than an optimistic view of the world.

    • D. 

      It shows the sentimental side of war.


  • 11. 
    In "An Episode of War," details such as the rubber blanket, neat squares of coffee, puffs of white smoke in the woods, and even an ashen looking man smoking a corncob pipe all serve to heighten the _________________ of the story.
    • A. 

      Naturalism

    • B. 

      Sentimentalism

    • C. 

      Romanticism

    • D. 

      Realism


  • 12. 
    Realism is the name given to a literary movement that
    • A. 

      Was the foundation of Romanticism.

    • B. 

      Focused on showing that people's lives are often shaped by forces they can't understand or control.

    • C. 

      Focused on ordinary people faced with the harsh realities of everyday life.

    • D. 

      Grew out of Naturalism.


  • 13. 
    What is the most important message of My Bondage and My Freedom?
    • A. 

      Slavery harms both master and slave.

    • B. 

      A little learning is a dangerous thing.

    • C. 

      Human nature cannot be changed.

    • D. 

      Knowledge makes slaves better workers.


  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements best expresses Douglass's attitude toward slavery?
    • A. 

      Under the care of a decent master, slavery can be tolerable.

    • B. 

      What makes slavery evil is how comfortable it becomes.

    • C. 

      Slavery is only possible for children to endure.

    • D. 

      Slavery goes against the nature of both slaves and slave-holders.


  • 15. 
    Douglass believes that Mrs. Auld was not suited to be a slave-holder because she lacked the necessary ..........................
    • A. 

      Physical strength

    • B. 

      Intelligence

    • C. 

      Cruelty

    • D. 

      Humanity


  • 16. 
    One of the most successful strategies Douglass used for learning to read was ................................
    • A. 

      Having Mrs. Auld teach him.

    • B. 

      Memorizing books read by Mrs. Auld.

    • C. 

      Buying books from Mr.Knight on Thames street.

    • D. 

      Getting his young white playmaes to teach him in exchange for biscuits.


  • 17. 
    In An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge what is the main function of the flashback in the story?
    • A. 

      To describe the effects of the war on women and children.

    • B. 

      To provide insight into the treacherous nature of the Union soldiers.

    • C. 

      To generate sympathy for the Southern cause.

    • D. 

      To explain why Peyton Farquhar is being hanged.


  • 18. 
    What points of view does Bierce use in the story?
    • A. 

      Objective, as well as first person

    • B. 

      Objective and third-person limited

    • C. 

      First person and third person

    • D. 

      Only third-person limited


  • 19. 
    Why does Peyton Farquhar fall through the bridge at the beginning of Part III?
    • A. 

      He has escaped.

    • B. 

      The bridge collapses.

    • C. 

      He has been hanged.

    • D. 

      One of the soldiers has freed him.


  • 20. 
    Bierce experiments in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" with shifting the time sequence among several different time periods.  Put the following events in the actual sequence in which they would happen in a "real life"  timeline. A. Farquhar has a conversation with a Federal scout.                             B.  Farquhar sees his wife waiting for him. C. The sergeant releases the plank on which Farquhar is standing.   D.  Farquhar dies. E.  Farquhar is strung up in preparation for being hanged.                     F.  The soldiers stand at parade rest.
    • A. 

      A D B E C F

    • B. 

      A E F C B D

    • C. 

      B E F A C D

    • D. 

      D B A C E F


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