12th Grade Post Test

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12th Grade Post Test

Francis Bacon was an English artist is famously known for his works in literature and philosophy. Up to date some people even believe he wrote some of Shakespeare’s works. Take the English literature post test below and see what you understand from his works. All the best as you tackle them!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This selection is mostly about how to
    • A. 

      Extinguish anger completely.

    • B. 

      Eliminate all passion.

    • C. 

      Control anger.

    • D. 

      Avoid misunderstandings.

  • 2. 
    Both Seneca and "Scripture" warn that
    • A. 

      Anger hurts more than bees.

    • B. 

      No one respects you when you are angry.

    • C. 

      You can destroy yourself through anger.

    • D. 

      Anger can be helpful.

  • 3. 
    As used in the first and last paragraphs, the word appease means to
    • A. 

      Increase or intensify.

    • B. 

      Calm or pacify.

    • C. 

      Ruin or destroy.

    • D. 

      Identify or recognize.

  • 4. 
    According to Francis Bacon, which of these people must show scorn rather than fear when angry?
    • A. 

      Women

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      Old people

  • 5. 
    A man becomes angry when he
    • A. 

      Feels hurt.

    • B. 

      Is patient.

    • C. 

      Reveals secrets.

    • D. 

      Gets revenge.

  • 6. 
    Bacon recommends that a man should never
    • A. 

      Be angry with a woman.

    • B. 

      Show anger in public.

    • C. 

      Seek revenge upon another.

    • D. 

      End a conversation while angry.

  • 7. 
    The main purpose of the first paragraph is to
    • A. 

      Persuade readers to think about their lives.

    • B. 

      State the main ideas of the essay.

    • C. 

      Give examples of anger.

    • D. 

      Compare ancient and modern ideas.

  • 8. 
    In this essay, Bacon expresses his ideas through
    • A. 

      Extended metaphor.

    • B. 

      Hyperbole.

    • C. 

      Logical persuasion.

    • D. 

      Sensory language.

  • 9. 
    Suggesting that a man should have "a protective coat of honor" is an example of
    • A. 

      Metaphor.

    • B. 

      Hyperbole.

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification.

  • 10. 
    By applying Bacon's ideas, you might conclude that anger would most likely bring about a tragic hero's downfall by causing him to
    • A. 

      Meditate on its effects.

    • B. 

      Feel contempt for others.

    • C. 

      Postpone his revenge.

    • D. 

      Act impulsively.

  • 11. 
    Bacon advises that the best way to control one's anger is to
    • A. 

      Plan for revenge at a later time.

    • B. 

      Get revenge immediately

    • C. 

      Abruptly stalk off from the wrongdoer.

    • D. 

      Extinguish the anger utterly

  • 12. 
    What does Bacon believe causes the greatest amount of anger?
    • A. 

      The actual wrong done to the victim

    • B. 

      When the victim feels that the wrongdoer does not respect him or her

    • C. 

      When the victim feels superior to the wrongdoer

    • D. 

      When the victim is afraid of the wrongdoer

  • 13. 
    A man with a strong sense of honor is most likely to be angered by
    • A. 

      Someone who steals from him.

    • B. 

      Insults to his reputation.

    • C. 

      Hurt feelings.

    • D. 

      Someone who is weak.

  • 14. 
    In paragraph 6, Bacon explains how to make someone else angry in order to
    • A. 

      Show that he has a balanced view.

    • B. 

      Contradict everything he has stated up to that point.

    • C. 

      Show that by ignoring or following his advice, one can either cause anger or calm the person who is angry.

    • D. 

      Prove that everyone is capable of anger.

  • 15. 
    Isn't it curious that so many of the greatest authors of all time should become objects of suspicion? Some literary scholars now claim that Homer, (1) the creator of the Iliad and the creator of the Odyssey, never existed. Others (2) has suggested that the Beowulf poet was not one man but several writers working in different centuries. (3) However, many scholars argue that Shakespeare could not have written all the plays (4) he is credited as having written. They think that William Shakespeare might have been (5) an only actor and that it was Francis Bacon (6) which actually wrote the plays. Choose the correct answer for (1) above
    • A. 

      The creator of the Iliad and the writer of the Odyssey

    • B. 

      The creator of both the Iliad and Odyssey

    • C. 

      The creators of the Iliad and the Odyssey

    • D. 

      Correct as is

  • 16. 
    Choose the correct answer for (2) above.
    • A. 

      Have suggested

    • B. 

      Had suggested

    • C. 

      Was suggesting

    • D. 

      Correct as is

  • 17. 
    Choose the correct answer for (3) above.
    • A. 

      Although,

    • B. 

      Nevertheless,

    • C. 

      Likewise,

    • D. 

      Correct as is

  • 18. 
    Choose the correct answer for (4) above.
    • A. 

      Credited to him

    • B. 

      He is credited as writing

    • C. 

      He has been credited for having written

    • D. 

      Correct as is

  • 19. 
    Choose the correct answer for (5) above.
    • A. 

      An actor only

    • B. 

      Only an actor

    • C. 

      Only a actor

    • D. 

      Correct as is

  • 20. 
    Choose the correct answer for (6) above.
    • A. 

      That

    • B. 

      Whom

    • C. 

      Who

    • D. 

      Correct as is

    • E. 

      Answer: d