English 11 - Unit 2: American Storytelling - Per. 3

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  • 1. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what is the main emotion the black veil elicits in Hooper’s parishioners?

    • A.

      Dread

    • B.

      Amusement

    • C.

      Respect

    • D.

      Melancholy

    Correct Answer
    A. Dread
    Explanation
    The main emotion that the black veil elicits in Hooper's parishioners is dread. This is evident in the story as the veil causes fear and unease among the people, leading them to speculate about its meaning and purpose. The veil becomes a symbol of mystery and darkness, creating a sense of foreboding and apprehension in the community.

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  • 2. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what was Hooper’s style of preaching before he put on the veil?

    • A.

      Passionate

    • B.

      Subtle

    • C.

      Noisy

    • D.

      Frightening

    Correct Answer
    B. Subtle
    Explanation
    Before putting on the veil, Hooper's style of preaching was subtle. This can be inferred from the story's description of him as a mild and gentle preacher who had the ability to deliver powerful sermons without raising his voice or using dramatic gestures. His subtle preaching style contrasts with the mysterious and unsettling effect that the black veil has on his congregation.

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  • 3. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the emotion that Hooper feels about the veil is

    • A.

      Reverence

    • B.

      Apathy

    • C.

      Horror

    • D.

      Pride

    Correct Answer
    C. Horror
    Explanation
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the emotion that Hooper feels about the veil is horror. This can be inferred from the text, as Hooper's decision to wear the black veil causes shock and fear among the townspeople. Additionally, the veil symbolizes the hidden sins and secrets that everyone possesses, which would naturally evoke feelings of horror and unease.

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  • 4. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what does the black veil symbolize to Hooper?

    • A.

      Ongoing prayers

    • B.

      Mourning the departed

    • C.

      Devoted piety

    • D.

      Secret sin

    Correct Answer
    D. Secret sin
    Explanation
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the black veil symbolizes secret sin to Hooper. This is evident through the minister's refusal to remove the veil, even when it causes discomfort and isolation from the community. The veil serves as a physical representation of the hidden guilt and shame that Hooper carries within himself, suggesting that everyone has their own secret sins that they hide from others. The black veil becomes a powerful symbol of the human capacity for sin and the need for individuals to confront and acknowledge their own hidden faults.

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  • 5. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," when Hooper says, “There is an hour to come when all of us shall cast aside our veils”, he is inferring that

    • A.

      All people are wearing veils, although theirs are not visible.

    • B.

      Soon all of his parishioners will start wearing veils.

    • C.

      He has set a date where he will take his veil off.

    • D.

      The church will begin requiring everyone who attends services to wear a veil.

    Correct Answer
    A. All people are wearing veils, although theirs are not visible.
    Explanation
    Hooper's statement suggests that everyone is wearing veils, although they are not visible. This implies that everyone has their own secrets, sins, or hidden aspects of themselves that they conceal from others, just like Hooper's black veil symbolizes his hidden guilt or sin. It implies a universal human condition of wearing metaphorical veils, representing the hidden aspects of one's self that are not openly revealed to others.

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  • 6. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," Hawthorne demonstrates how Hooper feels about his veiled image by having him

    • A.

      Avoid looking at his reflection.

    • B.

      Constantly adjusting the veil’s fit.

    • C.

      Wear different colors on certain days.

    • D.

      Encourage others to wear a veil also.

    Correct Answer
    A. Avoid looking at his reflection.
    Explanation
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," Hawthorne demonstrates how Hooper feels about his veiled image by having him avoid looking at his reflection. This suggests that Hooper is uncomfortable with confronting his own appearance and the implications of wearing the black veil. By avoiding his reflection, he is able to maintain a sense of distance from the veil and the message it represents. This behavior reinforces the idea that the veil is a symbol of hidden sin or guilt, and Hooper's avoidance of his reflection adds to the mystery and intrigue surrounding his character.

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  • 7. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what does the character of Elizabeth symbolize in this story?

    • A.

      Sin

    • B.

      Love

    • C.

      Pride

    • D.

      Respect

    Correct Answer
    B. Love
    Explanation
    The character of Elizabeth symbolizes love in "The Minister's Black Veil." Throughout the story, Elizabeth is portrayed as a loving and compassionate character, especially towards the minister who wears the black veil. She remains loyal to him despite the townspeople's judgment and rejection. Her love represents the power of unconditional love and acceptance, contrasting with the judgment and fear that the black veil symbolizes. Elizabeth's character highlights the theme of love and its ability to transcend societal norms and prejudices.

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  • 8. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," which choice best describes the theme of the story?

    • A.

      Unwillingness to reveal one’s true nature

    • B.

      Hiding one’s identity is always a good thing

    • C.

      People always respond positively to differences

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Unwillingness to reveal one’s true nature
    Explanation
    The theme of "The Minister's Black Veil" is best described as the unwillingness to reveal one's true nature. Throughout the story, the minister wears a black veil to symbolize his hidden sin or secret guilt. This veil becomes a symbol of the masks that people wear to hide their true selves from others. The story explores the consequences of this unwillingness to reveal one's true nature and the impact it can have on individuals and their relationships with others. It suggests that hiding one's true self can lead to isolation and a lack of genuine connections with others.

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  • 9. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," how do the townspeople first react to the veil?

    • A.

      With gratitude

    • B.

      With fear

    • C.

      With relief

    • D.

      With sorrow

    Correct Answer
    B. With fear
    Explanation
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the townspeople first react to the veil with fear. This is evident in their initial shock and discomfort upon seeing the minister wearing the mysterious black veil. They are unable to comprehend the reason behind his actions, and their fear stems from the unknown and their inability to understand the symbolism behind the veil. The veil creates a sense of unease and uncertainty among the townspeople, leading to their fearful reaction.

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  • 10. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what is the subject of Mr. Hooper’s sermon on the first day he wears the black veil?

    • A.

      Pride

    • B.

      Greed

    • C.

      Secret sin

    • D.

      Love

    Correct Answer
    C. Secret sin
    Explanation
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the subject of Mr. Hooper's sermon on the first day he wears the black veil is secret sin. This is evident from the symbolism of the black veil representing hidden guilt or sin that everyone carries within themselves. Mr. Hooper's decision to wear the veil serves as a reminder to his congregation about the importance of acknowledging and confronting their own secret sins. The sermon focuses on the idea that everyone has hidden faults and that it is essential to recognize and address them in order to lead a virtuous life.

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  • 11. 

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," what is the “one desirable effect” that the veil has on Mr. Hooper?

    • A.

      He distanced himself from everyone

    • B.

      His sermons became more effective

    • C.

      He married Elizabeth

    • D.

      He was able to take it off

    Correct Answer
    B. His sermons became more effective
    Explanation
    The correct answer is: His sermons became more effective.

    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the veil symbolizes the secret sin or guilt that Mr. Hooper carries. By wearing the veil, he becomes more mysterious and enigmatic to the congregation, which captivates their attention and makes his sermons more impactful. The veil acts as a visual representation of the hidden sins that everyone carries, and by confronting this truth, Mr. Hooper is able to connect with his audience on a deeper level, making his sermons more effective in conveying his message.

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  • 12. 

    In "The Raven," who does the poem’s main character think is at his door at first?

    • A.

      A noisy bird

    • B.

      A lost love

    • C.

      An unexpected visitor

    • D.

      A young maiden

    Correct Answer
    C. An unexpected visitor
    Explanation
    In "The Raven," the main character initially thinks that there is an unexpected visitor at his door. This is suggested by the phrase "someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door." The main character is unsure of who could be at his door and is surprised by the unexpected presence.

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  • 13. 

    In "The Raven," when Poe writes, "But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, / She shall press, ah, nevermore!" who is the "she" referring to?

    • A.

      Pallas

    • B.

      Hope

    • C.

      Lenore

    • D.

      Seraphim

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenore
    Explanation
    In "The Raven," the speaker is referring to Lenore when he mentions "she." This can be inferred from the context of the poem, as Lenore is a recurring character and a source of grief for the speaker. The use of the word "press" suggests that the speaker longs for Lenore's presence, but knows that she will never return.

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  • 14. 

    In "The Raven," the word that best describes the speaker of this poem is

    • A.

      Exhausted.

    • B.

      Anguished.

    • C.

      Famished.

    • D.

      Amused.

    Correct Answer
    B. Anguished.
    Explanation
    The word that best describes the speaker of "The Raven" is anguished. This can be inferred from the tone and emotions conveyed throughout the poem. The speaker is tormented by the loss of his beloved Lenore and is consumed by grief and sorrow. The repetition of the word "nevermore" by the raven further intensifies the speaker's anguish and despair. The poem's dark and melancholic atmosphere also supports the idea that the speaker is anguished.

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  • 15. 

    In "The Raven," why does the speaker initially believe the raven keeps saying “Nevermore”?

    • A.

      He thinks that is the correct answer to each one of his questions.

    • B.

      He believes that the raven is deliberately trying to be vague.

    • C.

      He suspects that is the only word his past master ever taught him to say.

    • D.

      He thinks it is the ghost of Lenore talking to him through the raven.

    Correct Answer
    C. He suspects that is the only word his past master ever taught him to say.
    Explanation
    The speaker initially believes that the raven keeps saying "Nevermore" because he suspects that it is the only word his past master ever taught him to say.

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  • 16. 

    In "The Raven," in which of the following lines does Poe establish the setting of the poem?

    • A.

      Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December

    • B.

      Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

    • C.

      In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.

    • D.

      Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!

    Correct Answer
    A. Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December
    Explanation
    The line "Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December" establishes the setting of the poem as being in the month of December.

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  • 17. 

    In "The Raven," the speaker calls the raven a(n)

    • A.

      Devil

    • B.

      Angel

    • C.

      Prophet

    • D.

      Friend

    Correct Answer
    C. Prophet
    Explanation
    In "The Raven," the speaker refers to the raven as a prophet. This is because throughout the poem, the raven speaks a single word, "nevermore," which becomes a haunting repetition. The speaker interprets this word as a prophecy, as it consistently brings him despair and serves as a reminder of his lost love, Lenore. The raven's presence and its repetitive utterance of "nevermore" symbolize the speaker's inability to move on from his grief and the inevitability of his sorrow. Therefore, the raven is seen as a prophet of doom and a symbol of the speaker's anguish.

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  • 18. 

    In "The Raven," what is the effect of the raven's single word nevermore?

    • A.

      It has no effect.

    • B.

      It unifies the poem and adds mystery and emotion.

    • C.

      It annoys the speaker.

    • D.

      It comforts the speaker.

    Correct Answer
    B. It unifies the poem and adds mystery and emotion.
    Explanation
    The word "nevermore" in "The Raven" has a significant effect on the poem. It serves to unify the poem by being repeated throughout, creating a sense of consistency and structure. Additionally, the word adds mystery and emotion to the poem. Its repetition emphasizes the speaker's despair and the idea of eternal loss, creating a haunting and melancholic atmosphere. The word's meaning and repetition also contribute to the overall theme of the poem, which explores the themes of grief, loss, and the inevitability of death.

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  • 19. 

    Which word best describes the mood of the poem "The Raven"?

    • A.

      Delightful

    • B.

      Happy

    • C.

      Haunting

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Haunting
    Explanation
    The word "haunting" best describes the mood of the poem "The Raven" because it conveys a sense of eeriness, darkness, and lingering presence. The poem tells the story of a man who is visited by a raven, which symbolizes death and loss. The repetition of the word "nevermore" throughout the poem adds to the haunting atmosphere, creating a sense of despair and sorrow. The overall tone and imagery in the poem evoke a feeling of unease and melancholy, making "haunting" the most suitable word to describe its mood.

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  • 20. 

    In "The Raven," what will never be lifted from the raven's shadow?

    • A.

      The speaker's soul

    • B.

      The speaker's longing for his lost child

    • C.

      The raven's sorrow

    • D.

      The speaker's desire to leave his home

    Correct Answer
    A. The speaker's soul
    Explanation
    In the poem "The Raven," the speaker's soul will never be lifted from the raven's shadow. This suggests that the speaker is haunted by the presence of the raven, and that his soul is forever trapped in darkness and despair. The raven symbolizes death and the speaker's inner torment, and its shadow serves as a constant reminder of the speaker's anguish. The use of the word "never" emphasizes the eternal nature of the speaker's suffering, reinforcing the overall theme of loss and grief in the poem.

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  • 21. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," what has happened to the neighborhood in which Emily Grierson lived?

    • A.

      People built new, larger homes, with the economy starting to boom.

    • B.

      Houses became apartment buildings.

    • C.

      The neighborhood became industrial, with new technology being developed.

    • D.

      The neighborhood became a city park.

    Correct Answer
    C. The neighborhood became industrial, with new technology being developed.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the neighborhood became industrial, with new technology being developed. This is evident in the story when it mentions that "garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood." This suggests that the neighborhood has undergone significant changes and has become more industrialized. Additionally, the mention of "newer, more modern houses" being built further supports the idea of industrial development and the introduction of new technology.

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  • 22. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," what does Faulkner mean when he refers to Miss Emily as a “sort of hereditary obligation”?  (hint: think about what the word "hereditary" means.)

    • A.

      She was an annoyance that no one could escape.

    • B.

      Several generations of townsfolk looked out for her.

    • C.

      She was important to everyone no matter what their age.

    • D.

      Other people had to pay her taxes and do her yard work.

    Correct Answer
    B. Several generations of townsfolk looked out for her.
    Explanation
    The term "hereditary" refers to something that is passed down from one generation to another. In this context, when Faulkner refers to Miss Emily as a "sort of hereditary obligation," he means that it was a responsibility that had been passed down through several generations of townsfolk. This suggests that looking out for Miss Emily was seen as a duty or obligation that the community felt bound to fulfill due to their historical connection with her.

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  • 23. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," the phrase “like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough” describes

    • A.

      The angry city officials

    • B.

      Emily's favorite painting

    • C.

      A dessert with raisins

    • D.

      Miss Emily's face

    Correct Answer
    D. Miss Emily's face
    Explanation
    The phrase "like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough" suggests that Miss Emily's face is dark and unattractive. The comparison to coal implies that her face is black and dirty, while the comparison to dough implies that her face is shapeless and unappealing. This description helps to create a vivid image of Miss Emily's appearance and adds to the overall characterization of her as a mysterious and somewhat grotesque figure.

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  • 24. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," Emily is considered a “monument” because she  (hint: think about what monuments typically represent)

    • A.

      Represents a way of life from the past.

    • B.

      Is solid and formidable.

    • C.

      Is unbending like a stone statue.

    • D.

      Is the most respected member of the town.

    Correct Answer
    A. Represents a way of life from the past.
    Explanation
    In "A Rose for Emily," Emily is considered a "monument" because she represents a way of life from the past. This suggests that Emily embodies traditions, values, and customs that are no longer prevalent in the present time. Like a monument, she stands as a symbol of a bygone era, representing a nostalgic connection to the past. Her character serves as a reminder of the changes and transformations that have occurred in the town and society over time.

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  • 25. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," what is the importance of Emily buying arsenic?

    • A.

      Emily needed to kill rodents.

    • B.

      There were aphids in the rose garden.

    • C.

      She could use the arsenic as make-up.

    • D.

      She was going to poison Homer Barton.

    Correct Answer
    D. She was going to poison Homer Barton.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Emily was going to poison Homer Barton. This is significant because it reveals Emily's motive for buying arsenic and hints at her dark and disturbed nature. It also foreshadows the shocking twist at the end of the story, where it is revealed that Emily has been keeping Homer's dead body in her house for years. The act of buying arsenic to commit murder adds to the overall theme of death and decay in the story.

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  • 26. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," Emily’s employee walked out the back door after Emily dies because he

    • A.

      Had a new job waiting down the street.

    • B.

      Knew his service to the family was complete.

    • C.

      Simply was heading home for the night.

    • D.

      Did not want to see Miss Emily’s dead body.

    Correct Answer
    B. Knew his service to the family was complete.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knew his service to the family was complete." This is because throughout the story, it is mentioned that the employee had been working for Emily and her family for a long time, and his duties included taking care of the house and grounds. With Emily's death, his purpose and service to the family would no longer be needed, so he leaves knowing that his job is finished.

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  • 27. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," how did Miss Emily receive the delegation that came to explain that she must pay taxes?

    • A.

      She invited them in and agreed to pay the taxes

    • B.

      She left before they arrived

    • C.

      She refused to listen to their arguments

    • D.

      She was happy to see them but she told them she couldn’t pay the taxes

    Correct Answer
    C. She refused to listen to their arguments
    Explanation
    Miss Emily received the delegation that came to explain that she must pay taxes by refusing to listen to their arguments.

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  • 28. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," what happens when Miss Emily’s house begins to smell?

    • A.

      Men spread lime on her property

    • B.

      The neighbords turn her into the authorities to be arrested

    • C.

      The townspeople realize a dead body is in her home

    • D.

      Nothing happens.

    Correct Answer
    A. Men spread lime on her property
    Explanation
    When Miss Emily's house begins to smell in "A Rose for Emily," men spread lime on her property. This action is taken to mitigate the odor and prevent it from spreading further. Lime is often used as a disinfectant and deodorizer, especially in situations involving decomposition or foul smells. By spreading lime on her property, the men are attempting to address the issue without directly confronting Miss Emily or causing a scandal in the town.

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  • 29. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," what was the effect of Emily’s father on her relationships with men?

    • A.

      Her father provided a good role-model for her.

    • B.

      Her father frightened would-be suitors away.

    • C.

      Her father welcomed only one suitor and forced Emily to date him.

    • D.

      Her father left Emily to decide who she would date.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her father frightened would-be suitors away.
    Explanation
    Emily's father had a significant impact on her relationships with men in "A Rose for Emily." The correct answer states that her father frightened would-be suitors away. This suggests that Emily's father was overprotective and possessive, creating an intimidating atmosphere for potential suitors. As a result, men were discouraged from pursuing a romantic relationship with Emily, leading to her isolation and loneliness. This explanation aligns with the themes of control, repression, and the consequences of a domineering patriarchal figure portrayed in the story.

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  • 30. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," which statement best describes the narrator’s attitude toward Miss Emily?

    • A.

      The narrator thinks she is crazy.

    • B.

      The narrator has no opinion about her.

    • C.

      The narrator finds her perfectly sane.

    • D.

      The narrator thinks her environment made her behave strangely.

    Correct Answer
    D. The narrator thinks her environment made her behave strangely.
    Explanation
    The narrator in "A Rose for Emily" believes that Miss Emily's behavior is a result of her environment. This suggests that the narrator does not view Miss Emily as crazy, but rather understands that her actions are influenced by the circumstances and surroundings in which she lives. The narrator's attitude towards Miss Emily is sympathetic and understanding, recognizing the impact of her environment on her behavior.

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  • 31. 

    In "A Rose for Emily," which of the following foreshadows Homer's death?

    • A.

      Emily is seen buying arsenic and men's clothing.

    • B.

      Both Homer and Emily disappear.

    • C.

      Emily's house begins to smell.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above." In "A Rose for Emily," all three of the given options foreshadow Homer's death. Emily buying arsenic and men's clothing suggests that she may be planning to harm or kill someone. Both Homer and Emily disappearing indicates that something significant has happened to them. Emily's house beginning to smell could be a sign of decomposition, hinting at a possible death. Therefore, all of these events foreshadow Homer's death in the story.

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  • 32. 

    In "The Rockpile," John refuses to play on the rockpile because he is

    • A.

      Too shy

    • B.

      Too young

    • C.

      Too old

    • D.

      Afraid.

    Correct Answer
    D. Afraid.
    Explanation
    In "The Rockpile," John refuses to play on the rockpile because he is afraid. This is evident from the text where it is mentioned that John's fear of being hit by the rocks prevents him from joining the other children in playing on the rockpile. His fear is a significant factor that influences his decision, and it is the most logical explanation for his refusal to participate.

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  • 33. 

    In "The Rockpile," John doesn’t tell his mother that Roy has left because he doesn’t

    • A.

      Realize Roy was gone.

    • B.

      Want to be a tattletale.

    • C.

      Really like Roy.

    • D.

      Think Roy is really leaving.

    Correct Answer
    B. Want to be a tattletale.
    Explanation
    John doesn't tell his mother that Roy has left because he doesn't want to be a tattletale. This implies that John is aware of Roy's departure but chooses not to inform his mother in order to avoid getting Roy into trouble.

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  • 34. 

    In "The Rockpile," the description of “Scuffed shoes sliding on slippery rock” creates the impression of

    • A.

      Dirt.

    • B.

      Movement.

    • C.

      Dancing.

    • D.

      Hardness.

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement.
    Explanation
    The description of "Scuffed shoes sliding on slippery rock" suggests a sense of motion or movement. The use of the word "sliding" implies that the shoes are in motion, and the mention of "rock" indicates that the movement is happening on a solid surface. Therefore, the description creates the impression of movement.

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  • 35. 

    In "The Rockpile," the sentence, “Then for a moment there was no movement at all, no sound, the sun, arrested, lay on the street and the sidewalk and the arrested boys,” makes the reader

    • A.

      Feel that everything was shiny and bright.

    • B.

      Upset that the boys had been arrested.

    • C.

      Believe that time had stood still.

    • D.

      Think about what time of day it is.

    Correct Answer
    C. Believe that time had stood still.
    Explanation
    The sentence describes a moment where there is no movement or sound, and the sun is described as "arrested," which implies that time has stopped or stood still. This creates a sense of stillness and suspension of time, leading the reader to believe that time had stood still.

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  • 36. 

    In "The Rockpile," Sister McCandless says, “your Daddy’ll make you tell the truth” because she thinks John’s father

    • A.

      Will spank him to make him tell the truth.

    • B.

      Always recognizes a lie.

    • C.

      Is so intimidating that John admires him.

    • D.

      Will pay John to tell the truth.

    Correct Answer
    A. Will spank him to make him tell the truth.
    Explanation
    Sister McCandless believes that John's father will spank him to make him tell the truth.

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  • 37. 

    The central conflict of the story "The Rockpile" seems to be

    • A.

      The boys fighting on the rockpile.

    • B.

      The mother and father disagreeing on how to raise the children, which results in constant bickering.

    • C.

      The mother and father disagreeing on how to discipline the children, which results in constant bickering.

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both B and C. In the story "The Rockpile," the central conflict is depicted through the constant bickering between the mother and father. They disagree on how to raise and discipline their children, which leads to ongoing tension and conflict within the family. This conflict is further intensified by the boys fighting on the rockpile, which serves as a symbol of the larger issues within the family dynamic.

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  • 38. 

    In "The Life You Save May be Your Own," Mr. Shiftlet is best symbolized as a

    • A.

      A car, always on the move

    • B.

      A devious snake

    • C.

      A handy toolbox

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In "The Life You Save May be Your Own," Mr. Shiftlet is best symbolized as all of the above. He is like a car, always on the move, as he constantly travels from place to place. He is also like a devious snake, as he is cunning and manipulative in his actions. Additionally, he can be compared to a handy toolbox, as he is resourceful and skilled in fixing things. All of these symbols represent different aspects of Mr. Shiftlet's character and contribute to the overall understanding of his complex personality.

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  • 39. 

    In "The Life You Save May be Your Own," the daughter Lucynell is best symbolized as a

    • A.

      Poperty that can be sold

    • B.

      An angel

    • C.

      A bird

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In "The Life You Save May be Your Own," the daughter Lucynell can be seen as a symbol of all the options mentioned - a property that can be sold, an angel, and a bird. Lucynell is portrayed as a commodity that can be traded by her mother and Mr. Shiftlet, representing her as a property. Additionally, her innocence and vulnerability can be associated with the image of an angel. Finally, Lucynell's fascination with birds and her bird-like qualities, such as her inability to speak, can also be seen as a representation of a bird. Therefore, Lucynell can be interpreted as all of the above symbols.

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  • 40. 

    In "The Lottery," which of the following is an example of irony?

    • A.

      Although the end result of the lottery is death, the townspeople chatter away like it's a normal day.

    • B.

      Tessie is late to the lottery, claiming she almost forgot about it, and then she is the one who is eventually killed.

    • C.

      The lottery takes place on a bright, sunny, beautiful day.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "all of the above," is the correct choice because each of the options listed demonstrates a different form of irony in the story "The Lottery." The first option highlights situational irony as the townspeople behave casually and normally despite the fact that the lottery results in death. The second option showcases dramatic irony as Tessie is late to the lottery and appears unaware of the severity of the situation, only to be chosen as the victim. The third option presents verbal irony as the lottery takes place on a seemingly pleasant day, contrasting with the dark and brutal nature of the event.

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  • 41. 

    We know the lottery has been around for at least how many years?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      77

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      There's absolutely no way we could possibly know this.

    Correct Answer
    B. 77
    Explanation
    Old Man Warner is the oldest person in the town, and the lottery has been in place his whole life. Because he is 77 years old, we know that the lottery has to have been round for At LEAST 77 years.

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  • 42. 

    READ the following passage from Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" The old woman and her daughter were sitting on their porch when Mr. Shiftlet came up their road for the first time. The old woman slid to the edge of her chair and leaned forward, shading her eyes from the piercing sunset with her hand. The daughter could not see far in front of her and continued to play with her fingers. Although the old woman lived in this desolate spot with only her daughter and she had never seen Mr. Shiftlet before, she could tell, even from a distance, that he was a tramp and no one to be afraid of. The passage above is set during the Depression era.  Which statement about the Depression supports the old woman’s assumption that Mr. Shiftlet was "no one to be afraid of"?

    • A.

      The population of tramps increased sharply during the Great Depression

    • B.

      People were more trusting back then

    • C.

      Respectable people who had lost what they had often became tramps, traveling widely to find work

    • D.

      Widespread unemployment created the plight of the tramp and hobo

    Correct Answer
    C. Respectable people who had lost what they had often became tramps, traveling widely to find work
    Explanation
    The old woman's assumption that Mr. Shiftlet was "no one to be afraid of" is supported by the statement that respectable people who had lost what they had often became tramps, traveling widely to find work. This suggests that during the Depression era, many individuals who were once respectable and had stable lives were forced into a state of homelessness and became tramps in order to survive. Therefore, the old woman's familiarity with tramps and her assessment of Mr. Shiftlet being harmless is based on her understanding of the circumstances during that time period.

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  • 43. 

    "Mr. Shiftlet began twisting his neck in his collar.  He looked morose and bitter as if he had been insulted while someone held him."   What is the meaning of the word morose?

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Bad-tempered

    • C.

      Calm

    • D.

      Comical

    Correct Answer
    B. Bad-tempered
    Explanation
    The word "morose" means being bad-tempered or having a sullen and gloomy disposition. In the given context, Mr. Shiftlet's twisted neck and his morose appearance suggest that he is feeling bitter and resentful, possibly because he has been insulted or mistreated by someone. This indicates that he is in a negative mood and not feeling happy or calm. Therefore, the correct answer is "bad-tempered".

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  • 44. 

    "I never rued a day in my life like the one I rued when I left that old mother of mine."  What is the meaning of the word rued?

    • A.

      Delighted

    • B.

      Regretted

    • C.

      Sat

    • D.

      Ran

    Correct Answer
    B. Regretted
    Explanation
    The word "rued" in this context means to feel regret or remorse. The sentence suggests that the speaker deeply regrets the day they left their old mother, implying that they feel a strong sense of remorse for their actions. Therefore, the correct answer is "regretted."

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  • 45. 

    "His left coat sleeve was fold up to show there was only half an arm in it and his gaunt figure listed slightly to the side as if the breeze were pushing him."  What is the meaning of the word gaunt?

    • A.

      Heavy

    • B.

      Muscular

    • C.

      Thin

    • D.

      Beautiful

    Correct Answer
    C. Thin
    Explanation
    The word "gaunt" means thin. This can be inferred from the description of the person's figure as "gaunt" and the mention of his left coat sleeve being folded up to show that there was only half an arm in it. These details suggest that the person is thin and possibly malnourished, giving the impression of a gaunt figure.

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  • 46. 

    Which story/poem did you like the best?  (This question will not be graded - so even if it says 'correct' or "incorrect,' it doesn't count.)

    • A.

      "The Lottery"

    • B.

      "The Raven"

    • C.

      "A Rose for Emily"

    • D.

      "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"

    • E.

      "The Rockpile"

    • F.

      "The Minister's Black Veil"

    Correct Answer
    A. "The Lottery"
  • 47. 

    Which story/poem did you like the least?  (This question will not be graded - so even if it says 'correct' or "incorrect,' it doesn't count.)

    • A.

      "The Lottery"

    • B.

      "The Raven"

    • C.

      "A Rose for Emily"

    • D.

      "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"

    • E.

      "The Rockpile"

    • F.

      "The Minister

    Correct Answer
    A. "The Lottery"
    Explanation
    "The Lottery" is the correct answer because it is the only option given that is a short story rather than a poem. The other options include famous poems such as "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and short stories like "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

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