"the Dinner Party" Vocab And Elements Of A Short Story

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"the Dinner Party" Vocab And Elements Of A Short Story

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  • 1. 
    We went out on the ______________________ to get fresh air.
  • 2. 
    If the teacher asks a student in class not to cause a ________________________ by creating a loud noise and distraction other students, he or she should simply stop!!
  • 3. 
    A __________________________ is Indian currency (money).  The American naturalist stated that if anyone moved, he or she would forfeit this as a result.
  • 4. 
    From the ___________________ of a building, you can hang flags so people can see them better because they're high up in the building..
  • 5. 
    In considering Nathan and Jack, everyone found themselves wondering, "Who will be known as the most _________________________,?"  Between the two boys, it was difficult to tell which one was most energetic and loud!!
  • 6. 
    The German _______________ sat with the president at the luncheon to discuss government affairs.
  • 7. 
    The television show was so intense, or ___________________, that it grabbed my attention so much I forgot the time and fell asleep in my regular clothes.
  • 8. 
    The _________________ went to the rain forest to study a rare frog species.
  • 9. 
    If you cheat on a test, you _________, or give up the right to get a grade.
  • 10. 
    The teacher's voice was extremely __________________ as she seriously discussed with us our low grades and her concern about them.
  • 11. 
    News about which of the following developments would SOBER the mood of a party?  (choose the BEST answer)
    • A. 

      Car accident

    • B. 

      Vacation plans

    • C. 

      A winning game

    • D. 

      Listening to a lively rock song

  • 12. 
    The beginning of a story is called its ______________________________
  • 13. 
    When the snake emerges from the table and the naturalist slams the door once it's outside.......
    • A. 

      The conflict is resolved

    • B. 

      The climax of the story occurs

    • C. 

      The conflict is revealed

    • D. 

      The story's conflict escalates

  • 14. 
    A most appropriate synonym for VERANDA is
    • A. 

      Sidewalk

    • B. 

      Porch

    • C. 

      Park

    • D. 

      Shelter

  • 15. 
    Which would be the best explanation for why the scientist (American naturalist) does not participate in the argument?
    • A. 

      He is too interested in finding out who will win because he loves competition

    • B. 

      He is busy doing his job which is based in observation/he was observing which caused him to notice the hostess' face

    • C. 

      He instinctively senses the danger that is to follow

    • D. 

      He wants to prove he has the most control of all the guests

  • 16. 
    Which of the following were invited guests at the dinner party?  (May answer as many as apply):
    • A. 

      Government attaches and wives

    • B. 

      Army officers and wives

    • C. 

      Colonial official and wife

    • D. 

      The snake

  • 17. 
    What evidence supports THE THEORY or  IDEA that the colonel wins the argument.?  (May answer all that apply)
    • A. 

      All the women screamed when the cobra exited the room

    • B. 

      All the men screamed when the cobra exited the room

    • C. 

      No one was aware that the milk was put on the verandah by the woman

    • D. 

      It appears that the man handled the situation when he slammed the door

  • 18. 
    Which subject would NOT be required in a program of study for a naturalist?
    • A. 

      Banking

    • B. 

      Biology

    • C. 

      Earth science

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 19. 
    A likely interpretation for the phrase "spirited discussion" is.....
    • A. 

      Parody

    • B. 

      Flirting

    • C. 

      Argument

    • D. 

      Learned exchange

  • 20. 
    An arresting sign might cause you to swerve off the road.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Some people would gladly forfeit working his/her job if he/she won the lottery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    According to the naturalist's rationale, the most important reason he does not warn the others of the snake's presence is which of the following:
    • A. 

      He doesn't want to appeart unable to control himself

    • B. 

      He doesn't want to embarrass the hostess

    • C. 

      He would reveal too much about his love for snakes to the other guests

    • D. 

      He is afraid the cobra would strike if the other guests panic

  • 23. 
    The discussion about the differences of ability to maintain control between men and women will most likely NEVER be answered because....
    • A. 

      These differences can only be determined on an individual basis ~ whether men or women are involved.

    • B. 

      All women scream when they're afraid.

    • C. 

      All men scream when they're afraid.

    • D. 

      Men are insensitive and women are sensitive

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of the naturalist's keen power of observation?
    • A. 

      He observed the servants bring the milk

    • B. 

      Watching the hostess' face suddenly become tense

    • C. 

      His participation in the conversation about which sex has the most control

    • D. 

      Scanning each corner of the room in search of the snake

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is the BEST example of a THEME seen in this short story?
    • A. 

      Snakes can be scary/stay away from them!

    • B. 

      Naturalists have an interesting job and can learn lots about others by watching them

    • C. 

      The person you see take action is always in charge/be a keen observer!

    • D. 

      Use caution in making snap judgeents until you have all the evidence./do not stereotype

  • 26. 
    Which of the following would NOT be an example of an EXTERNAL CONFLICT?
    • A. 

      Deciding whether to cheat on a test

    • B. 

      Your 4-wheeler tearing up and needing to be fixed

    • C. 

      Surviving without shelter during a thunderstorm

    • D. 

      Getting a ticket for speeding because you were, indeed, speeding

  • 27. 
    From the story's RESOLUTION, evidence best supports the idea that.....
    • A. 

      The man had the most control

    • B. 

      The man was in charge from the beginning

    • C. 

      The woman took control in the very beginning

    • D. 

      It was unwise for the man to have the guests play the quiet game

  • 28. 
    What is an IDIOM?
    • A. 

      A phrase that is worded in a crazy sort of way and you have to wonder about its meaning

    • B. 

      When a symbol stands for - or represents - something else

    • C. 

      A phrase that doesn't mean what it literally says - you have to think deeper to understand its meaning

    • D. 

      When a statement is difficult to understand

  • 29. 
    In "The Dinner Party", the idiom 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' was illustrated through.............
    • A. 

      The spirited conversation between the colonel and the lady/which led to the realization that the woman had been in charge

    • B. 

      The events that took place during the exposition/and realizing that the hostess was really in charge

    • C. 

      The events that took place at the climax of the story/when the naturalist jumped up and slammed the door closed

    • D. 

      The reaction of the naturalist to seeing the hostess' face, and observed the boy taking the milk to the verandah/and was looking for where the snake might be

  • 30. 
    The types of CONFLICTS seen in the story could BEST be described as....... 
    • A. 

      Internal Conflict ----man vs. himself and External Conflict - man vs man

    • B. 

      External Conflict --man vs. society and Internal Conflict - man vs. nature

    • C. 

      Internal Conflict --man vs. nature, man vs. man, & man vs. society

    • D. 

      External - man vs nature, man vs. man, & man vs society

  • 31. 
    In what way is the SETTING most significant (important) in/to this short story?
    • A. 

      The setting is a dinner party, and without a dinner party there would not be a table

    • B. 

      The setting is in India, and if the dinner party were not in India the cobra would not be as likely to be a threat to people.

    • C. 

      The setting was not really all that important, a dinner party could take place anywhere in the world which makes the setting a universal sort of place.

    • D. 

      This short story is set in a house and without it being in a house there would be no veranda..

  • 32. 
    In "The Dinner Party" what POINT OF VIEW is utilized (used), and in what way is this SIGNIFICANT in/to the story?
    • A. 

      "The Dinner Party" is written in 1st person point of view and that's important because we see the events purely from the naturalist's point of view.

    • B. 

      "The Dinner Party" is written from the 2nd Person Point of View and that's important because we are instructed as to what to think about the characters.

    • C. 

      "The Dinner Party" is written in 3rd Person Point of View and that's important because we see the events from the cobra's point of view.

    • D. 

      "The Dinner Party" is written from Third Person Point of View and that's important because we see the events from a narrator's point of view and not simply one person's (within the story) point of view.

  • 33. 
    The sequence of events in the PLOT that are most significant towards creating the THEME of the story are...............
    • A. 

      The woman's face changes, she tells the boy to bring milk, and the naturalist figures out what's going on/slams the door and protects everyone

    • B. 

      The argument between the colonel and young woman, the naturalist figuring out there's a problem through observing the hostess/seeing milk being taken out/counting/slamming door, the colonel believing he was right because a man (the naturalist) kept his cool, then the naturalist clarifying/asking the hostess how SHE knew there was a snake in the room and her revelation that it had been on her foot

    • C. 

      The argument between the man/woman, then the hostess telling the boy to bring milk, then the naturalist counting to 300 and slamming the door, then the colonel pointing out that a man had been in control of himself

    • D. 

      The setting was India at a dinner party and there was an argument, then a revelation that the woman had been in charge all along

  • 34. 
    What GENRE is this short story?
    • A. 

      Drama

    • B. 

      Non-Fiction

    • C. 

      Fiction

    • D. 

      Science Fiction

  • 35. 
    In what point of view is this story told?
    • A. 

      1st Person Point of View

    • B. 

      2nd Person Point of View

    • C. 

      3rd Person Point of View

    • D. 

      4th Person Point of View

  • 36. 
    Using AT LEAST 5 vocabulary words from "The Dinner Party" ---write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) discussing at least 2 of the ELEMENTS of a Short Story as seen in this story AND their importance to the THEME of the story.      BE SURE TO UNDERLINE THE VOCABULARY WORDS in your paragraph AND REMEMBER TO INDENT the paragraph!!!      OR ---you may write a sentence with 5 different VW from this story that use the word as it relates in/to the story: Be sure to PUNCTUATE the Title of the story ANYTIME you write "The Dinner Party"!!!!!Vocabulary Words from "The Dinner Party"commotionarrestingspiritedraftersattachesoberraftersverandanaturalistexpositionresolution 
  • 37. 
    Explain  (in a sentence or two) how the cobra in the story is SYMBOLIC ---
  • 38. 
    BONUS --  You will ONLY receive extra credit if you FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY!!!  Do not complete part of it but not the rest!!!   This is NOT required/will not count against you; it can only help you!!!  Write the number, then complete the question/instructions.  TURN THIS IN TO ME ON PAPER ---please remember to put your name, I will not be attempting to find the owner!!!!1)  Write the word ALLUSION and underline or highlight it ---then WRITE THE DEFINITION of the term2)  Give me an example of an allusion ---state why it is an allusion and how it being used in the selection would help the reader understand something better!!