An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

  
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1.  Who wrote An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ?
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2.  What is the setting of the story?
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3.  The story's protagonist is
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4.  The story's protagonist believes the story takes place
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5.  The obvious conflict is
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6.  Did this seem like a fair fight?
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7.  Whay was the  internal conflict?
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8.  Farquhar is hanged. During the short interval between his dropping and dying, he hallucinates plunging into the water, freeing his hands and neck, swimming to safety, and running into the arms of his wife.
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9.  What is the plot structure?
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10.  What is the theme of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ?
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11.  How does the story's structure reflect "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" themes?
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12.  At what point does the reader suspect Farquhar is only dreaming his escape?
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13.  ____________________is a Southern planter of about thirty-five years of age who has been apprehended by the Union Army for attempting to destroy the railroad bridge at Owl Creek. It is this crime for which he is about to be hanged. Farquhar is a prosperous farmer and slave owner from an old and respected Alabama family.
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14.  Mrs. Farqhar
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16.  A man disguised as a Confederate soldier. He plants the seeds for Farquhar’s sabotage and sets the disastrous course of events into action. His dual identity, which has him allied with the North but pretending otherwise, mirrors the gap between fiction and reality that serves as one of the story’s main preoccupations
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17.  A Confederate officer. The sergeant conducts himself with the bearing of someone who may have been a deputy sheriff in civilian life. An all-but-invisible presence in the story, he is overly indulgent of the importance of his post and ceremonious nature of the execution.
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18.  After the board is kicked out from under him, Farquhar experiences
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19.  While Farquhar is under water, he thinks he’s going to die but
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20.  At the gate of his home, Farquar is greeted by the sight of
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21.  The last thoughts to pass through Farquhar’s mind when he is on the bridge are about
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22.  Which of the following best reflects the use of the omniscient point of view?
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23.  Which one of the following statements about Peyton Farquhar is true?
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24.  When Farquhar hears his watch ticking with an exaggerated intensity, Bierce is using the point of view known as
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25.  On his homeward journey through the forest, Farquhar notices that the landscape is
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26.  The ending reveals that Farquhar’s flight through the woods was
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27.  The surprise ending of the story reveals that Farquhar’s actual fate was
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28.  Farquar learns about the recent repairs at Owl Creek bridge from a
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29.  Before the war, Peyton Farquhar was a
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30.  What is the resolution of the story?
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31.  Why is the flashback important to the plot?
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32.  What type of character is the Protagonist?
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33.  Antagonist:
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35.  Describe the Climax of the Story
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36.  How does the Protagonist change over the course of the story?
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37.  Describe the relationship between the title and the theme.
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38.  How does the climax help to illustrate the theme?
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39.  "They hurt his ear like the thrust of a knife""They seemed like streams of pulsating fire heating him to an intolerable temperature. ""The water roared in his ears like the voice of Niagara"
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40.  "he thought with the rapidity of lightning."
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41.  Who dies in the story an occurrence at owl creek bridge?
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42.  The story's power originates from its shocking conclusion. Bierce does, however, reveal clues as to the nature of Farquhars "escape" (clues that are much easier to recognize after having read the story several times, by the way). These clues include the preposterous nature of his escape. Farquhar mentions his plan of escape in part 1, a completely absurd plan that occurs in part 3. The perfect, isolated tree-lined road, followed by pained neck, swollen tongue, and congested eyes hint at Farquhar's death, in addition to the fantasy like appearance of his wife running to him right before the secret is revealed.
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43.  The use of details establishes authenticity to the story's setting; even Farquhar's imagined escape contains realistic detail up to the point where he discovers the tree-lined road leading up to his house, which by the way, is a realistic dream someone might have while being hanged from a bridge in northern Alabama (not that I've ever been hanged from a bridge in northern Alabama; I'm just speculating). Bierce draws on his experience as a Civil War soldier--he fought for the North--to create a realistic military atmosphere. Bierce's  detailed portrayal of the violence of war negates its often romanticized portrayal.
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44.  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" makes for a good discussion on author's purpose and narrative structure. The story's neatly aligned into three sections (much like the neat alignment of soldiers), within the which is fantasy, feigned heroism, and violent death (sounds like war). The first section contains the exposition. The second section contains additional background information along with a flashback. The third section contains the suspensful escape and shocking conclusion. It ironically contains the shortest time sequence and the most words.
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