Tone Words - Set 1

11 Questions  I  By Jcross
This practice quiz goes along with the lesson on tone words (set 1) for AP literature and composition.

  
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1.  Read the following passage carefully. Select the option that best describes the tone of this excerpt. That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man -- when I could get it -- and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman?  I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman? -- from "Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth (1851)
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2.  Which of the following options is synonymous with "impartial"?
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3.  Read the following passage carefully. Select the option that best identifies the tone of this passage. But I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world -- I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. --from "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston
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4.  Which of the following is a synonym of "indecisive"?
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5.  Which of the following is best defined as calmly objective or not influenced by emotion or personal feelings?
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6.  Which of the following options is best defined as open, honest, and sometimes forceful in expressing true feelings and opinions? [Type the word as it appears below.]Options:  accusatory, candid, caustic, dispassionate, evasive, frank
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8.  Which of the following options is best defined as treating somebody as if he or she is less intelligent or knowledgeable than oneself?
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9.  True / FalseA satirical tone is characterized by the use of wit to criticize faults.
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10.  True / FalseSomebody who refuses to provide a direct answer to a direct question might be considered sardonic.
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