(2.) English Sl. Paper 2, Techniques

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(2.) English Sl. Paper 2, Techniques - Quiz


Quiz on how to write the paper 2 in IB English A2 SL.


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  • 1. 

    During which year was The Great Gatsby published?

    • A.

      1920

    • B.

      1922

    • C.

      1924

    • D.

      1926

    Correct Answer
    D. 1926
    Explanation
    However, according to several sources, the year should be 1925. Both will probably work.

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  • 2. 

    Write down the name of the narrator in The Great Gatsby.

    Correct Answer
    Nick Carraway
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nick Carraway. In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is the narrator of the story. He is a young man from the Midwest who moves to New York and becomes involved in the lives of the wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby and his social circle. Through his narration, Nick provides insight into the events and characters of the novel, offering a unique perspective on the glamorous and often corrupt world of the 1920s.

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  • 3. 

    Time and place setting of The Great Gatsby?

    • A.

      Summer of 1923, Los Angeles

    • B.

      Summer of 1922, Los Angeles

    • C.

      Summer of 1923, New York

    • D.

      Summer of 1922, New York

    Correct Answer
    D. Summer of 1922, New York
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Summer of 1922, New York. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question. The Great Gatsby is set in the summer of 1922, and the main location is New York. The time and place setting is an important aspect of the novel, as it reflects the decadence and excess of the Jazz Age in New York during that time period.

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  • 4. 

    Nick Carraway narrates the story in the [...]

    Correct Answer
    first person singular
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "first person singular." This means that Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, is telling the story from his own perspective using "I" and "me." This narrative style allows readers to gain insight into Nick's thoughts, feelings, and experiences throughout the story. It also creates a sense of intimacy and personal connection between the reader and the narrator.

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  • 5. 

    The author of The Great Gatsby?

    • A.

      Scott F. Fitzgerald

    • B.

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • C.

      Scott Fitz Gerald

    • D.

      G. Fitz Scottgerald

    Correct Answer
    B. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Explanation
    The correct answer is F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the author of The Great Gatsby.

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  • 6. 

    When giving the genre of The Great Gatsby, what would not be a good choice?

    • A.

      Dystopian novel

    • B.

      Jazz Age novel

    • C.

      Naturalistic novel

    • D.

      Modernist novel

    Correct Answer
    C. Naturalistic novel
    Explanation
    The Great Gatsby is not a good choice for the genre of Naturalistic novel because it does not adhere to the principles and characteristics of naturalism. Naturalistic novels typically focus on determinism, pessimism, and the influence of social and environmental forces on characters' lives. However, The Great Gatsby is primarily a Jazz Age novel, exploring themes of wealth, love, and the American Dream during the 1920s. It does not emphasize the scientific and deterministic aspects associated with naturalism.

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  • 7. 

    When discussing themes in The Great Gatsby, which of the following would not be a good choice?

    • A.

      Dreams (The American Dream)

    • B.

      New and old money

    • C.

      Moral decay

    • D.

      Happiness or love cannot be bought

    • E.

      Socialism and its consequences

    Correct Answer
    E. Socialism and its consequences
    Explanation
    The question asks for a theme that would not be a good choice when discussing The Great Gatsby. While all the other options are relevant themes in the novel, "Socialism and its consequences" is not a prominent theme in the book. The Great Gatsby primarily explores the themes of dreams (The American Dream), new and old money, moral decay, and the idea that happiness or love cannot be bought. However, socialism and its consequences are not central to the narrative or the characters' motivations and conflicts.

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  • 8. 

    During which year was Frankenstein published?

    • A.

      1812

    • B.

      1818

    • C.

      1824

    • D.

      1830

    Correct Answer
    B. 1818
    Explanation
    In 1818, Frankenstein was published.

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  • 9. 

    The author's name?

    • A.

      Mary Shalley

    • B.

      Merry Shelly

    • C.

      Mary Shelley

    • D.

      Mary Shelly

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary Shelley
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mary Shelley.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the antagonist of this novel?

    • A.

      Frankenstein

    • B.

      Frankenstein's monster

    • C.

      Robert Walton

    Correct Answer
    B. Frankenstein's monster
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Frankenstein's monster because in the novel, the creature created by Victor Frankenstein is portrayed as the antagonist. The monster seeks revenge on Frankenstein for creating him and abandoning him, causing destruction and misery in his pursuit. The monster's actions and motivations throughout the story make him the primary antagonist.

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  • 11. 

    What would be the climax of Frankenstein?

    • A.

      The murder of William Frankenstein

    • B.

      The instant when the monster comes to life

    • C.

      The murder of Elisabeth Lavenza

    Correct Answer
    C. The murder of Elisabeth Lavenza
    Explanation
    The climax of Frankenstein would be the murder of Elisabeth Lavenza. This event marks a turning point in the story and has significant consequences for the characters involved. It is a moment of intense suspense and emotional impact, as it reveals the full extent of the monster's destructive capabilities and the tragic consequences of Victor Frankenstein's actions. The murder of Elisabeth Lavenza also serves as a catalyst for the final events of the novel and contributes to the overall theme of the destructive power of unchecked ambition and the consequences of playing god.

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  • 12. 

    There are three main narrators; Robert Walton, Frankenstein, and [...]

    Correct Answer
    Frankenstein's monster
    the monster
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Frankenstein's monster, also referred to as "the monster." In Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein," the creature created by Victor Frankenstein is often called "Frankenstein's monster" or simply "the monster." This name emphasizes the fact that the creature is a product of Frankenstein's creation and is not given an official name. Throughout the story, the monster plays a significant role as a narrator, sharing his experiences and emotions, making him one of the main narrators alongside Robert Walton and Frankenstein himself.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following words generally do not describe the tone of the different narrators in Frankenstein.

    • A.

      Fatalistic

    • B.

      Romantic

    • C.

      Ironic

    • D.

      Emotional

    Correct Answer
    C. Ironic
    Explanation
    The word "ironic" generally does not describe the tone of the different narrators in Frankenstein. The novel is known for its dark and Gothic tone, with narrators expressing emotions such as fear, guilt, and despair. While there may be moments of irony in the story, it is not a predominant tone used by the narrators. Instead, the narrators tend to convey a sense of tragedy and the consequences of playing god.

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  • 14. 

    The genre can be described as "gothic science fiction"

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement describes the genre of the text as "gothic science fiction". This means that the text combines elements of both gothic fiction and science fiction. Gothic fiction typically includes elements of horror, mystery, and the supernatural, while science fiction often involves futuristic or scientific concepts. Therefore, if the genre of the text is "gothic science fiction", it implies that the text incorporates elements of both genres.

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  • 15. 

    During which year was Macbeth published?

    • A.

      Appr. 1596

    • B.

      Appr. 1601

    • C.

      Appr. 1606

    • D.

      Appr. 1611

    Correct Answer
    C. Appr. 1606
    Explanation
    Macbeth was published approximately in 1606. This date is significant because it aligns with the historical context surrounding the play. Macbeth is believed to have been written during the reign of King James I of England, who was known for his interest in witchcraft and the supernatural. The play explores themes of ambition, power, and the consequences of immoral actions, making it a reflection of the political and social climate of the time. Therefore, it is highly likely that Macbeth was published around 1606 to cater to the interests and concerns of the audience during that period.

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  • 16. 

    Spell the author's last name correctly

    Correct Answer
    Shakespeare
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Shakespeare" because it is the correct spelling of the author's last name.

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  • 17. 

    "In this novel, the protagonist Macbeth kills king Duncan to become the king himself" Locate the incorrect word and write down the correct one!

    Correct Answer
    play
  • 18. 

    Which of the following is not a good theme to discuss?

    • A.

      Ambition and its consequences

    • B.

      Relationship between cruelty and masculinity

    • C.

      Connection between power and tyranny

    • D.

      Prophecy

    Correct Answer
    D. Prophecy
    Explanation
    "Prophecy" is strictly speaking not a theme but more of a motif.

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  • 19. 

    "Is this a [...] I see before me?"

    Correct Answer
    dagger
    Explanation
    The given quote is from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, where the character Macbeth sees a dagger floating in front of him. The word "dagger" is the correct answer because it directly corresponds to the missing word in the quote.

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  • 20. 

    The primary climax of this play?

    • A.

      The murder of Banquo

    • B.

      The murder of Duncan

    • C.

      When the wood is approaching

    • D.

      The murder of Macduffs family

    Correct Answer
    B. The murder of Duncan
    Explanation
    The primary climax of the play is the murder of Duncan. This event marks a turning point in the story as it sets in motion a chain of events that lead to Macbeth's downfall. The murder of Duncan is a pivotal moment that showcases Macbeth's ambition and his willingness to go to extreme lengths to fulfill his desires. It also creates tension and conflict within the play, driving the plot forward and leading to further acts of violence and betrayal.

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  • 21. 

    What is the genre of this play?

    • A.

      Comedy

    • B.

      Tragedy

    • C.

      Satire

    • D.

      Medieval

    Correct Answer
    B. Tragedy
    Explanation
    The genre of the play is tragedy because it is the only option that aligns with the dramatic elements typically associated with tragic plays. Tragedies often involve the downfall or suffering of the main character and evoke feelings of pity and fear in the audience. Comedy, satire, and medieval are not appropriate genres for this play based on the limited information provided.

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  • 22. 

    During which year was The Bluest Eye published?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    B. 1970
    Explanation
    The Bluest Eye was published in 1970.

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  • 23. 

    Time and place setting for this novel?

    • A.

      1950s, Ohio

    • B.

      1940s, Ohio

    • C.

      1930s, Ohio

    • D.

      1930s, Wisconsin

    Correct Answer
    B. 1940s, Ohio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1940s, Ohio. This suggests that the novel is set in Ohio during the 1940s.

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  • 24. 

    Spell the protagonist's name correctly!

    Correct Answer
    Pecola Breedlove
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the protagonist's name is Pecola Breedlove.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is not suitable when it comes to theme discussions?

    • A.

      Blackness and ugliness

    • B.

      Seeing vs. being seen

    • C.

      The consequences of personal ambition

    • D.

      Whiteness and beauty

    Correct Answer
    C. The consequences of personal ambition
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because the other options all relate to themes that can be discussed, analyzed, and explored in literature or other forms of art. However, personal ambition and its consequences are not typically considered a theme in the same way as the others listed.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following words would not quite describe the tone in this novel.

    • A.

      Matter-of-fact

    • B.

      Elegiac

    • C.

      Embittered

    • D.

      Formal

    Correct Answer
    D. Formal
    Explanation
    The word "formal" would not quite describe the tone in this novel. The tone of a novel refers to the author's attitude towards the subject matter or the overall mood conveyed in the writing. "Formal" suggests a reserved and polite tone, which may not be fitting for the novel if it has a more casual or informal tone. The other words, "matter-of-fact," "elegiac," and "embittered," all suggest different emotional tones that could be present in the novel.

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  • 27. 

    We get many different points of view in this novel. Whose point of view (of the following) is not present?

    • A.

      Cholly's

    • B.

      Pauline's

    • C.

      Claudia's

    • D.

      Frieda's

    Correct Answer
    D. Frieda's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Frieda's. The question asks which point of view is not present in the novel. Since the perspectives of Cholly, Pauline, and Claudia are mentioned, but Frieda's is not, it can be inferred that Frieda's point of view is not present in the novel.

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  • 28. 

    Spell the author's name correctly!

    Correct Answer
    Toni Morrison
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Toni Morrison." This is the correct spelling of the author's name.

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  • 29. 

    During which year was Nineteen Eighty-Four published?

    • A.

      1948

    • B.

      1949

    • C.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    B. 1949
    Explanation
    Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949. This is evident from the title of the book itself, as it is named after the year in which the story is set. The novel, written by George Orwell, depicts a dystopian society in the year 1984, which was still in the future at the time of its publication in 1949.

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  • 30. 

    This story is narrated in the third person omniscient

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Omniscient is not the best word here. The narrator is in fact rather limited.

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  • 31. 

    The first name of the protagonist?

    • A.

      Wilson

    • B.

      Walton

    • C.

      Winston

    Correct Answer
    C. Winston
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Winston. The question is asking for the first name of the protagonist. Among the given options, Winston is the only first name.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following words should probably not be used when describing the tone of this novel?

    • A.

      Frustrated

    • B.

      Sarcastic

    • C.

      Pessimistic

    • D.

      Dark

    Correct Answer
    B. Sarcastic
    Explanation
    The word "sarcastic" should probably not be used when describing the tone of this novel because sarcasm typically involves mocking or ironic remarks, which may not align with the overall tone of the novel. The other words - frustrated, pessimistic, and dark - are more likely to be used to describe the tone of a novel depending on the context.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following words should probably not be used when discussing themes in this novel?

    • A.

      Dangers of totalitarianism

    • B.

      The connection between language and thought

    • C.

      Political authority

    • D.

      The consequences of ambition

    Correct Answer
    D. The consequences of ambition
    Explanation
    The word "ambition" is not suitable for discussing themes in this novel because it does not align with the other themes mentioned. The novel seems to focus more on political and societal issues such as totalitarianism, language and thought, and political authority. Ambition does not seem to be a central theme in this context.

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  • 34. 

    Symbols play a central role in this novel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The glass paperweight symbolizes Winston's desire to connect with the past. The red-armed prole woman symbolizes the hope that proles will ultimately rise up against the party. The posters of Big Brother, the picture of St. Clement's church and so on.

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  • 35. 

    The place setting is London and the year is 1984, but London is known by another name in the novel's alternate reality. Write down this name!

    Correct Answer
    Airstrip One
    Explanation
    In the novel "1984," the alternate reality refers to London as "Airstrip One." This name symbolizes the reduced status of London in this dystopian society, where it is no longer a vibrant and powerful city but rather a mere airstrip or landing strip for the ruling regime. The name "Airstrip One" suggests the dominance and control exerted by the government over the city, reducing it to a mere outpost in their totalitarian regime.

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  • 36. 

    During which year was Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit published?

    • A.

      1979

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    C. 1985
    Explanation
    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was published in 1985.

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  • 37. 

    Spell the author's name correctly!

    Correct Answer
    Jeanette Winterson
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Jeanette Winterson". This is the correct spelling of the author's name.

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  • 38. 

    How many different points of view are used?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Narrator speaks in first person when retelling the events of her life, in the third person when telling mythic stories. She also uses second person addressing in the chapter "Deuteronomy".

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  • 39. 

    The setting is a village in Southern England.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The setting is a village in Northern England.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following words/phrases should probably not be used when discussing themes in this novel?

    • A.

      All history and all stories are to some extent made up

    • B.

      The world is not all about binary oppositions / black-and-white reasoning

    • C.

      Breaking free

    • D.

      Oranges

    Correct Answer
    D. Oranges
    Explanation
    Oranges are clear symbols/motifs but not really themes

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  • 41. 

    Spell the pink symbol of this novel correctly!

    Correct Answer
    Mackintosh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mackintosh." A Mackintosh is a type of waterproof raincoat or a rubberized fabric used to make such coats. It is named after Charles Macintosh, a Scottish chemist who invented the waterproof material in the early 19th century. The pink symbol of the novel could be a reference to either the color of the raincoat or the material itself.

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  • 42. 

    The tone is somewhat dryly humorous when Jeanette is explaining her earlier life, but turns more melancholy as she gets older.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Jeanette's tone changes from dryly humorous to more melancholy as she grows older. This implies that Jeanette's earlier life was filled with humor and lightness, but as she ages, her experiences become more somber and reflective. The word "somewhat" indicates that the change in tone may not be drastic, but there is a noticeable shift in the overall mood of her storytelling. Therefore, the statement is true.

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