Bmhs Senior English Spring Final Exam Review

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Interactive study guide for SEN16R English, spring semester final. Bradshaw Mountain High School w/ Humboldt Unified School District


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The best language to use in a speech is:
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Uses strong, active verbs

    • C. 

      Is conversational

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which one of these is not a purpose of the opening of a speech?
    • A. 

      Establish a common ground

    • B. 

      Offer the opposing view point

    • C. 

      Set the tone for the speech

    • D. 

      Reinforce speaker’s credibility

  • 3. 
    In a speech's conclusion, asking your audience to either change their thinking or to physically do something is known as the:
    • A. 

      Instigation

    • B. 

      Restatement

    • C. 

      Call to action

    • D. 

      Clincher thought

  • 4. 
    Satire is defined as:
    • A. 

      Writing that ridicules human weakness to bring about reform

    • B. 

      Writing which promotes realism

    • C. 

      Ironic writing meant to be persuasive

    • D. 

      Stream of consciousness writing

  • 5. 
    The device of saying one thing and meaning just the opposite is known as:
    • A. 

      Punchline

    • B. 

      Sarcasm

    • C. 

      Slapstick

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 6. 
    Which is not a form of irony?
    • A. 

      Verbal

    • B. 

      Situational

    • C. 

      Cartoon

    • D. 

      Dramatic

  • 7. 
    A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or create a comic effect
    • A. 

      Sensory image

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 8. 
    During the “Enlightenment” era people stopped being extremely superstitious because, 
    • A. 

      The Catholic Church began to accept science's answers

    • B. 

      Political cartoons ridiculed superstitious folks as country bumpkins

    • C. 

      Advancements in science were continually being made

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What event gave reason for people to refer to this time period in England as the “Restoration”? 
    • A. 

      Oliver Cromwell was returned as leader

    • B. 

      Charles II was returned to the throne

    • C. 

      The Catholic Church replaced the Protestant movement in England

    • D. 

      The discovery of an ancient library in Egypt recovered writings from the classic era

  • 10. 
    What was Swift’s proposal to ease the ills of Ireland?
    • A. 

      Execute any undesirables

    • B. 

      The Orphan's Crusade

    • C. 

      Eat children

    • D. 

      Re-market the potato

  • 11. 
    The purpose of A Modest Proposal was to bring attention to
    • A. 

      The unfair policies of the English regarding the Irish (land, goods, and taxes)

    • B. 

      The poor health of the Irish people

    • C. 

      The Catholic Church's suppression of the English monarchy in Ireland

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What was Swift trying to satirize in Gulliver’s Travels when he describes the rope dancing, height of the people’s heels, and what end they crack their egg on?
    • A. 

      The artistry involved in circus performance

    • B. 

      The internal civil issues plaguing the Irish people

    • C. 

      Absurdity of English government

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
     Mary Shelley attributes her idea of writing Frankenstein to what?
    • A. 

      A dream about her dead child

    • B. 

      Swapping ghost stories

    • C. 

      Growing up with her parents in a cottage

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      Both B & C

  • 14. 
    Mary Shelley switched the narrator many times in the story.  Why do you think she did this?
    • A. 

      To increase tension between the storylines

    • B. 

      To confuse the reader

    • C. 

      To give multiple perceptions of the story

    • D. 

      To make it easier to translate to a play script

  • 15. 
    What was Victor’s first reaction to thecreature?
    • A. 

      Pride and hope

    • B. 

      Awe and excitement

    • C. 

      Horror and disgust

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Maslow had a theory about humans and our needs and ability to be self-actualized.  What was that called?
    • A. 

      Scientology

    • B. 

      Hierarchy of Needs

    • C. 

      Life span development

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
     What was Morrie’s main message to Mitch?
    • A. 

      Eventually we all lose the ability to wipe our own butts

    • B. 

      Love is the only rational act

    • C. 

      There is life after death

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What is a characteristic of a gothic novel?
    • A. 

      The setting is usually a castle or mysterious place with dark passages and secret rooms etc.

    • B. 

      There are omens or visions foreshadowing unpleasant events.

    • C. 

      Women usually end up in distress at some point in the plot.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    Morrie Schwartz suffered from what prolonged illness?
    • A. 

      Alzheimer's Disease

    • B. 

      Chrone's Disease

    • C. 

      Wilson's Disease

    • D. 

      Lou Gehrig's Disease

  • 20. 
    MLA formatting for the header of a paper includes only your last name and page number.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    MLA formatting requires 1.5” margins left and right, 1” margins top and bottom, which luckily is the default on Word documents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    In rhetorical devices, anaphora is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Extreme exaggeration

    • B. 

      A tongue twister that teaches a lesson

    • C. 

      Repetition of a word/phrase at the start of sentences

    • D. 

      Use of descriptive language to paint a visual

  • 23. 
    Neoclassical writing 
    • A. 

      Aimed to define French writing apart from the other European authors of the time

    • B. 

      Imitated the style of the old Romans and Greeks

    • C. 

      Sought to revive the Renaissance movement in the arts

    • D. 

      Consisted of translated classics such as Antigone by Sophocles or Homer's The Iliad

  • 24. 
    What is the name of the groups of people with whom Gulliver FIRST finds himself, and what is their defining characteristic in comparison with Gulliver?
    • A. 

      Lagadoes who are very intellgient

    • B. 

      Lilliputians who are very small

    • C. 

      Brobdingnag who are very large

    • D. 

      Houyhnhnms who are horses or centaurs

  • 25. 
    The phrase that best describes the attitudes of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift toward their culture is critical and unsatisfied. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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