El121 Unit 2 Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Setting refers to...

    • A.

      Time and place only

    • B.

      Circumstances only

    • C.

      Tone and mood only

    • D.

      All the above answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above answers
    Explanation
    Setting means everything, time, place, circumstances, the writing style (tone) and the mood the story gives to the reader.

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  • 2. 

    The setting can be given in 2 differerent ways by an author in a story.

    • A.

      No that's not true

    • B.

      Only realistically

    • C.

      Yes realistically & impressionistically

    • D.

      Only impressionistically

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes realistically & impressionistically
    Explanation
    The setting in a story can be described realistically where the details are clear and resemble real life or impressionistically where the reader is given an impression based on the mood, feeling and senses.

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  • 3. 

    Which situation is an example of irony?

    • A.

      You leave the house & it rains heavily

    • B.

      You buy a large dog and call him tiny

    • C.

      You & your best friend have the same name

    • D.

      You lose your keys & later find them on the floor

    Correct Answer
    B. You buy a large dog and call him tiny
    Explanation
    Only the second answer is an example of Irony. The first and last answers are just normal situations which can happen to anybody and the third one is a coincidence.

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  • 4. 

    The setting can sometimes foreshadow events. Explain.

    • A.

      The setting can suggest what will happen later on

    • B.

      The events will be hidden from the reader

    • C.

      Setting cannot foreshadow events at all

    • D.

      Setting can give realistic background info

    Correct Answer
    A. The setting can suggest what will happen later on
    Explanation
    Don't forget that the setting in a story can give us clues about what might happen later on in a story. In 'To Build a Fire' for example, the story begins by saying how cold and gray the sky was and how there was no sun in the morning. The author also used the word 'pall' to describe the sky. Those were all hints that something bad would be taking place later on in the story.

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  • 5. 

    What is symbolism?

    • A.

      When you use something to represent an idea or feeling

    • B.

      When you give the reader realistic detail about the story

    • C.

      When you give the reader a greater sense of the mood

    • D.

      When you use something to represent a color

    Correct Answer
    A. When you use something to represent an idea or feeling
    Explanation
    There are many examples of concrete objects representing ideas or concepts. A white dove or bird is a symbol for peace for example.

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  • 6. 

    In 'To Build A Fire', the setting was important because...

    • A.

      The author kept mentioning how cold it was

    • B.

      The protagonist's survival depended on the setting

    • C.

      The protagonist died in the end

    • D.

      The protagonist's survival depended on his intelligence

    Correct Answer
    B. The protagonist's survival depended on the setting
    Explanation
    The setting (weather) was extremely important in this story and the weather is what moved the plot forward.

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  • 7. 

    How would you describe the protagonist in 'To Build a Fire'?

    • A.

      Inexperienced

    • B.

      Foolish

    • C.

      Determined

    • D.

      All the above answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above answers
    Explanation
    Even though he wasn't very smart, he was still determined though because he didn't give up and tried to survive until the very end.

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  • 8. 

    Who can we consider as the antagonist in 'To Build a Fire'?

    • A.

      The weather

    • B.

      The dog

    • C.

      The old wise man

    • D.

      The boys

    Correct Answer
    A. The weather
    Explanation
    The man was the protagonist and the weather can be considered as the antagonist as he struggled against it to survive.

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  • 9. 

    What's the opposite of realism?

    • A.

      Naturalism

    • B.

      Irony

    • C.

      Fantasy

    • D.

      Impressionism

    Correct Answer
    C. Fantasy
    Explanation
    Realism is when you have events that mimic real life.
    Fantasy is when the imagination takes over and you end up with stories with magic and fictional characters. The setting usually is not in this world.

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  • 10. 

    In 'A Sound of Thunder' what happens to the protagonist at the end?

    • A.

      Travis kills Eckels

    • B.

      Eckels gets stuck in the past

    • C.

      Eckels returns after he kills the dinosaur

    • D.

      Eckels runs off the path

    Correct Answer
    A. Travis kills Eckels
    Explanation
    The sound of thunder written at the end of the story is actually the sound of the shot from the rifle killing Eckels. The author doesn't tell you that directly though, he leaves it to your imagination.

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  • 11. 

    When Eckels travelled back in time, why did Travis tell him not to touch anything there?

    • A.

      Because he was a coward

    • B.

      Because he could die

    • C.

      Because he could change the future

    • D.

      Because he would surprise the dinosaurs

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he could change the future
    Explanation
    This goes back to the butterfly effect which says that any change in the past will create change in the future. So Travis (the Safari Guide) tells Eckels not to touch anything when they go back to the past so that he doesn't change the future.

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  • 12. 

    In 'A Sound of Thunder' we have an example of the butterfly effect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    There is a clear example of the butterfly effect in 'A Sound of Thunder' because at the end of the story, we learn that the present has changed after Eckels accidentally changed the past (when he stepped and killed the butterfly).

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  • 13. 

    Setting is not important in 'A Sound of Thunder'.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Setting is extremely important in this story because it's all about time travel and going to different places. Without the setting, this story would not be the same.

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  • 14. 

    In stories, colours can be used as symbols for feelings.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Colors such as red, black and gray can be used to show negative emotions and blue, white and pink can be used to show happy feelings. If I say 'my dad's red eyes stared at me' you can tell that my dad was angry.

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  • 15. 

    Naturalism (in stories) is a kind of realism.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Naturalism is a kind of realism which states that things happen in stories because of people's qualities and characteristics. For example a stupid person is not likely to survive if he travels to an abandoned place because he wasn't smart enough to prepare for the journey in the first place. So because of his characteristics, his fate is death.

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  • 16. 

    Color (when it comes to meaning) is culture specific.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Different cultures assign different meanings to the same colors. Black in the Arab world for example is used for sad occasions but in Japan it is used for happy events.

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  • 17. 

    What mistake or mistakes did the man make in 'To Build a Fire'?

    • A.

      Didn't listen to the old man's advice

    • B.

      Built a fire under a tree

    • C.

      Traveled alone and in the winter

    • D.

      Didn't go prepared

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the above
    Explanation
    All the above answers lead the man to his terrible end. If he was a bit smarter, he would have been more careful and more prepared and would have had a better chance at surviving.

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  • 18. 

    Why does the author repeatedly mention how cold it was in 'To Build a Fire'?

    • A.

      To give the reader a sense of how cold it was

    • B.

      Because the weather was the protagonist

    • C.

      Because it was dark and gloomy from the start

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To give the reader a sense of how cold it was
    Explanation
    Just as the author in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' used and he climbed and he climbed.... to emphasize the size of the beanstalk, the author in 'To Build a Fire' had to do the same to show and remind the reader of the setting and how terribly cold it was. The man's survival depended on the weather as it was the main factor moving the plot forward.

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  • 19. 

    The tree in 'To Build a Fire' is evil for extinguishing (destroying) the fire the man had built under it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The tree is not evil as it has no emotions. The tree (and nature for that matter) doesn't care whether the man lives or dies. The man is just not smart enough to survive by himself. If he was smarter, he wouldn't have built the fire under the tree (full of snow) in the first place.

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  • 20. 

    Which example below shows us the extreme cold in 'To Build a Fire'?

    • A.

      The snow and ice on the trees

    • B.

      When he fell through the snow

    • C.

      He kept his food under his clothes

    • D.

      When he tried to kill the dog

    Correct Answer
    C. He kept his food under his clothes
    Explanation
    The author tells us that the man kept his food next to his skin under his clothes so that the food doesn't freeze. This example shows us the tremendous cold of the Alaskan weather.

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