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  • 1. 

    Political pamplets are a main genre of the following literary time period:

    • A.

      Puritan

    • B.

      Colonial

    • C.

      Revolutionary/Age of Enlightenment

    Correct Answer
    C. Revolutionary/Age of Enlightenment
    Explanation
    Political pamphlets were a main genre during the Revolutionary/Age of Enlightenment period because this was a time of significant political and social change. The American Revolution and the Enlightenment movement both emphasized the importance of individual rights, freedom, and the power of reason. Political pamphlets were a popular medium for spreading ideas and rallying support for these movements. They were used to critique the existing political and social systems, advocate for independence and revolution, and promote Enlightenment ideals such as democracy, equality, and human rights. Therefore, the Revolutionary/Age of Enlightenment period was characterized by a proliferation of political pamphlets.

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  • 2. 

    Anne Bradstreet was a poet during:

    • A.

      The Puritan Period.

    • B.

      The Revolutionary Period.

    • C.

      The twentieth century.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Puritan Period.
    Explanation
    Anne Bradstreet was a poet during the Puritan Period. This can be inferred from the context that she was a poet, and the Puritan Period is known for its significant literary contributions, especially in the field of religious and moral poetry. Additionally, Anne Bradstreet's works often reflected the Puritan beliefs and values, further supporting the conclusion that she was active during this period.

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  • 3. 

    In Phyllis Wheatley's letter to Rev. Ocum, she opposes:

    • A.

      Freedom

    • B.

      Slavery

    • C.

      Adultery

    Correct Answer
    B. Slavery
    Explanation
    In Phyllis Wheatley's letter to Rev. Ocum, she opposes slavery. This can be inferred from the context of the letter and the historical background of Phyllis Wheatley, who was a former slave herself. As an African-American poet and writer, Wheatley was an advocate for the abolition of slavery and used her literary works to express her opposition to the institution. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that in her letter to Rev. Ocum, she would express her opposition to slavery.

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  • 4. 

    In Abigail Adams' letter to her husband, John Adams, she implores him to recognize and encourage:

    • A.

      Women's rights

    • B.

      Slavery

    • C.

      Compulsory education

    Correct Answer
    A. Women's rights
    Explanation
    In Abigail Adams' letter to her husband, John Adams, she urges him to acknowledge and support women's rights. This implies that Abigail Adams believed in the importance of equal rights for women and wanted her husband to advocate for their inclusion in society. She likely recognized the inequality and limitations placed on women during that time and sought to bring about change and progress in this area.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the author and orator of "Speech in the VIrginia Convention"?

    • A.

      Thomas Edison

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Jefferson Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson is the correct answer for the author and orator of "Speech in the Virginia Convention". Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was known for his eloquence and persuasive speaking abilities, making him a likely candidate for delivering a speech in the Virginia Convention.

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  • 6. 

    What was the purpose of "Speech in the Virgina Convention"?

    • A.

      To incite an uprising against Britain

    • B.

      To incite an uprising against women's rights

    • C.

      To incite belief in the Christian God

    Correct Answer
    A. To incite an uprising against Britain
    Explanation
    The purpose of "Speech in the Virginia Convention" was to incite an uprising against Britain. This can be inferred from the context of the time period, as the speech was delivered during the American Revolutionary War when colonists were seeking independence from British rule. The speaker likely aimed to rally support and motivate the audience to take action against the British government.

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  • 7. 

    What is allusion?

    • A.

      Something that can't be seen at first

    • B.

      An indirect, yet familiar, reference to person, event, or literary work

    • C.

      A direct comparision of two dissimilar things

    Correct Answer
    B. An indirect, yet familiar, reference to person, event, or literary work
    Explanation
    An allusion is an indirect reference to a person, event, or literary work that is familiar to the reader. It is a way for the author to make a connection or evoke certain emotions or ideas by referencing something that the reader is already familiar with. Allusions can enhance the reader's understanding and appreciation of the text by drawing on shared cultural knowledge or previous literary works.

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  • 8. 

    Select the literary work that contains the famous quote, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

    • A.

      The Declaration of Independence

    • B.

      What is an American?

    • C.

      Speech in the Virginia Convention

    Correct Answer
    C. Speech in the Virginia Convention
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Speech in the Virginia Convention" because this quote is famously attributed to Patrick Henry, who delivered a speech with this line during the Virginia Convention in 1775. In this speech, Henry passionately argued for the colonies to take up arms against the British and fight for their freedom, making this quote a powerful expression of his belief in the importance of liberty.

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  • 9. 

    Select the sentence type that fits quote "Give me liberty, or give me death"

    • A.

      Compound sentence

    • B.

      Simple sentence

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Compound sentence
    Explanation
    The quote "Give me liberty, or give me death" is a compound sentence because it consists of two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "or." Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, but they are joined together to express a contrast or choice between two options.

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  • 10. 

    An acronym for coordinating conjunctions is

    • A.

      FANBELTS

    • B.

      FUNBOYS

    • C.

      FANBOYS

    Correct Answer
    C. FANBOYS
    Explanation
    FANBOYS is the correct acronym for coordinating conjunctions. Each letter in FANBOYS represents a coordinating conjunction: F for "for," A for "and," N for "nor," B for "but," O for "or," Y for "yet," and S for "so." This acronym helps to remember these common coordinating conjunctions used to connect words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence.

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  • 11. 

    If "I" is the subject, and "me" is an object, which of the following is correct

    • A.

      "It's between you and me."

    • B.

      "It's between you and I."

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. "It's between you and me."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's between you and me." This is because "me" is the correct object pronoun to use in this sentence. When "I" is the subject and "me" is the object, "me" should be used after prepositions like "between." Therefore, "you and me" is the correct phrase to use in this context.

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  • 12. 

    The following is a sentence fragment: But she doesn't want to go.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given sentence "But she doesn't want to go" is a sentence fragment because it lacks a subject. It starts with the conjunction "but" which indicates that it is dependent on another sentence for its meaning. Without a subject, it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 13. 

    The American Revolution began because the Colonies wanted to break free from France.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The American Revolution began because the Colonies wanted to break free from Britain, not France. The Colonies were under British rule and sought independence from the British Empire. The Revolution was a result of growing tensions between the Colonies and Britain, including issues such as taxation without representation and restrictions on trade. The Colonies formed an alliance and fought against the British forces in order to establish their own independent nation.

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  • 14. 

    Select the answer that is a compound sentence:

    • A.

      Mark dates everybody.

    • B.

      Mark dates everybody, so I don;t like him.

    • C.

      Mark dates everybody including me.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark dates everybody, so I don;t like him.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mark dates everybody, so I don't like him." This is a compound sentence because it consists of two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "so." The first independent clause is "Mark dates everybody" and the second independent clause is "I don't like him."

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  • 15. 

    Select the complete group of coordinators:

    • A.

      For, and, nor, because, or, yet, so

    • B.

      For, also, nor, but, or, yet, so

    • C.

      For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so

    Correct Answer
    C. For, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
    Explanation
    The given answer "for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so" is the correct group of coordinators because it includes all the coordinating conjunctions commonly used in English grammar. These conjunctions are used to join words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance in a sentence. "For" is used to give a reason or explanation, "and" is used to add information, "nor" is used to show a negative choice or possibility, "but" is used to show contrast or exception, "or" is used to present alternatives, "yet" is used to show contrast or contradiction, and "so" is used to show a result or consequence.

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  • 16. 

    Jonathan Edwards wrote "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" during the American Revolution. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Jonathan Edwards actually wrote "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" during the First Great Awakening, which occurred in the 18th century, before the American Revolution. The American Revolution took place from 1765 to 1783, while the First Great Awakening happened in the 1730s and 1740s. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 17. 

    A correct definition for a compound sentence is: Two simple sentences joined by a preposition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A compound sentence is actually two or more independent clauses joined together with a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon. It is not joined by a preposition. Therefore, the given definition is incorrect.

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