English 11 - Unit 2: American Storytelling - Per. 5

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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. The black veil symbolizes a sense of mystery and darkness, causing the parishioners to feel uneasy and fearful. It creates a sense of foreboding and anticipation of something sinister or unknown, leading to a feeling of dread among the people.

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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
    Hooper's style of preaching before he put on the veil was subtle. This means that he was not overt or obvious in his delivery, but rather conveyed his message in a more understated and indirect manner. He may have used subtle gestures, tones, or language to communicate his ideas to 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 story's description of how the veil causes fear and unease among the townspeople, as well as Hooper's refusal to remove it even in private or in the presence of his beloved. Hooper's horror towards the veil is also evident in the way it isolates him and leads to his ostracization from society.

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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 as Hooper wears the veil to hide his own guilt and shame, suggesting that he is concealing a hidden wrongdoing or immoral act. The veil becomes a physical representation of the darkness and secrets that individuals carry within themselves, highlighting the theme of sin and its impact on one's conscience and relationships with others.

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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 implies that everyone is wearing veils, even though they may not be physically visible. This suggests that everyone has their own hidden secrets or sins that they conceal from others, just like Hooper's black veil symbolizes his hidden guilt. The statement does not suggest that his parishioners will start wearing veils, or that there is a specific date for him to remove his veil, or that the church will require everyone to wear veils.

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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 or ashamed of his appearance when wearing the veil. By avoiding his reflection, he is avoiding confronting his own image and the implications of the veil. This behavior reinforces the idea that the veil symbolizes hidden sin or guilt, and that Hooper is trying to hide from himself and others.

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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
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the character of Elizabeth symbolizes love. Throughout the story, Elizabeth is portrayed as a loving and supportive figure, particularly towards the minister, Mr. Hooper. Her love for him is evident in her unwavering loyalty and willingness to stand by him despite the social consequences of his decision to wear the black veil. Elizabeth's character serves to highlight the power of love and its ability to transcend societal judgments 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 unwillingness to reveal one's true nature. Throughout the story, the minister wears a black veil that symbolizes his hidden sins and dark secrets. The veil becomes a metaphor for the masks that people wear to hide their true selves from others. The townspeople are disturbed and uncomfortable with the veil, reflecting society's general aversion to transparency and vulnerability. The theme of hiding one's identity is not always portrayed as a good thing, as it leads to isolation and judgment from others. The idea that people always respond positively to differences is not supported in the story, as the minister's veil causes fear and alienation. Therefore, the correct answer is "Unwillingness to reveal one's true nature."

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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
    The townspeople in "The Minister's Black Veil" first react to the veil with fear. This is evident from the reactions described in the story when they see the minister wearing the black veil. They are frightened and disturbed by its presence, as it symbolizes some hidden sin or darkness. The fear is also seen in their avoidance of the minister and their reluctance to engage with him.

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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 story's theme and the symbolism of the black veil, which represents the hidden sins that everyone carries. The black veil serves as a reminder of the darkness within oneself and the need for repentance and forgiveness. Mr. Hooper's sermon focuses on the universal presence of secret sins and the importance of acknowledging and confronting them.

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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 black veil that Mr. Hooper wears symbolizes the hidden sins and secret guilt that everyone carries. By wearing the veil, Mr. Hooper becomes a symbol of the universal human condition, and his sermons become more powerful and impactful as a result. The veil acts as a catalyst for Mr. Hooper's ability to connect with his congregation 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 evident in the poem when the character hears a knocking sound and assumes that someone has come to visit him. The character's curiosity and anticipation of who could be at the door build up the suspense and mystery in the poem.

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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
    The correct answer is Lenore. In the poem "The Raven," the speaker mentions a woman named Lenore multiple times. The line in question suggests that Lenore will never again press the velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating over it. This adds to the overall theme of loss and the speaker's despair over the death of Lenore.

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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 "anguished" best describes the speaker of the poem "The Raven" because throughout the poem, the speaker expresses feelings of deep sorrow, grief, and pain. The speaker is tormented by the loss of his beloved Lenore, and the presence of the raven only intensifies his anguish. The repetition of the word "nevermore" further emphasizes the speaker's despair and hopelessness. Overall, the speaker's emotional state is characterized by anguish, making "anguished" the most fitting description.

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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 the raven keeps saying "Nevermore" because he suspects that 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 correct answer establishes the setting of the poem by mentioning "in the bleak December." This line indicates that the events of the poem take place during the winter month of December, creating a cold and desolate atmosphere.

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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 seems to possess a supernatural ability to predict events and convey messages. It repeatedly utters the word "Nevermore," which suggests that it has knowledge of the speaker's future and is conveying a message of despair and hopelessness. The raven's prophetic nature adds to the eerie and ominous atmosphere of the poem.

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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 raven's single word "nevermore" has a significant effect in the poem "The Raven." It unifies the poem by appearing repeatedly throughout the narrative, creating a sense of cohesion. Additionally, the word adds mystery and emotion to the poem. It leaves the speaker in a state of despair and uncertainty, as the raven's response to all his questions is always "nevermore." This repetition intensifies the poem's themes of loss, grief, and the narrator's descent into madness.

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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 the poem is filled with a sense of darkness, sorrow, and melancholy. The constant repetition of the word "nevermore" and the presence of the raven, a symbol of death and despair, contribute to the eerie and unsettling atmosphere of the poem. Overall, the poem evokes a feeling of unease and leaves a lasting impression on the reader, making "haunting" the most fitting 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 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, which symbolizes death and darkness. The raven's shadow represents the speaker's torment and the inability to escape his own inner demons. The soul is often associated with one's innermost being and essence, so the fact that it cannot be lifted from the raven's shadow implies that the speaker is forever trapped in a state of despair and anguish.

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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
    In "A Rose for Emily," the correct answer is that the neighborhood became industrial, with new technology being developed. This is evident in the story when it mentions the construction of a cotton gin and the arrival of new machinery. This industrialization transformed the once residential area into a more commercial and technological hub.

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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 phrase "sort of hereditary obligation" suggests that Miss Emily was a responsibility that was passed down through generations of townsfolk. This implies that it was a duty or obligation for the people in the town to take care of her. It indicates that the community felt a sense of duty towards Miss Emily and that looking out for her was seen as a tradition or a duty that was inherited over time.

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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 heavy, resembling the color and texture of coal. This description implies that she has a stern and unyielding expression, possibly reflecting her secretive and mysterious nature. The comparison to coal also implies a sense of darkness or heaviness in her character, hinting at the hidden secrets and troubled past that she carries.

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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 she embodies the traditions, values, and customs of a bygone era, symbolizing the nostalgia and resistance to change that the townspeople feel. Like a monument, she stands as a reminder of a different time, preserving the memory and essence of the past. This interpretation aligns with the hint provided, as monuments typically represent historical or cultural significance.

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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 dark and twisted nature, as well as her desperation to maintain control over her romantic relationship. It also foreshadows the shocking and disturbing ending of the story, where it is revealed that Emily has been keeping Homer's dead body in her house for years.

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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 can be inferred from the fact that the employee walked out the back door after Emily dies. This suggests that he had been working for Emily and her family, and now that she has passed away, his service to the family is no longer needed.

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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
  • 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 is done to mask the odor coming from her house, which is likely caused by the decomposing body of her deceased lover, Homer Barron. The use of lime is a common practice to neutralize the smell of decomposition.

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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 by scaring away potential suitors. This implies that her father's presence and behavior created an intimidating atmosphere that deterred men from pursuing a romantic relationship with her. As a result, Emily was unable to form meaningful connections with men, leading to her isolation and loneliness.

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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's attitude toward Miss Emily in "A Rose for Emily" is that her environment made her behave strangely. Throughout the story, the narrator describes the decaying and stagnant atmosphere of Miss Emily's home and the town, suggesting that the oppressive environment contributed to her eccentric behavior. The narrator does not explicitly state that Miss Emily is crazy, nor do they express having no opinion about her. Instead, they attribute her behavior to the circumstances in which she lived.

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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 the story "A Rose for Emily," each of the mentioned events foreshadows Homer's death. Emily buying arsenic and men's clothing suggests that she may be planning to poison someone, possibly Homer. Both Homer and Emily disappearing indicates that something has happened to him. Emily's house starting to smell implies that there is a decaying body present, which could be Homer's. Therefore, all of these events hint at Homer's death.

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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 the rockpile is a result of the accidents that have happened there in the past. He is scared of getting hurt like his brother Roy, who had a serious injury from playing on the rockpile. John's fear prevents him from joining the other kids in their games, highlighting the impact of fear on his choices and actions.

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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 suggests that John values loyalty and doesn't want to betray his brother by revealing his actions to their mother. It also implies that John may have a sense of responsibility for his brother's well-being and doesn't want to get him 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 that there is a physical action happening, indicating movement. The use of the words "sliding" and "rock" implies that someone or something is moving across a surface, giving 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 when there is no movement or sound, and the sun is "arrested" and "lays" on the street and the boys. This imagery suggests a stillness and suspension of time, making the reader 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 use physical punishment (spanking) as a means 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 central conflict of the story "The Rockpile" is both the mother and father disagreeing on how to raise and discipline the children, which results in constant bickering. This is evident in the story as the parents have different approaches to parenting and often argue about it, causing tension in the household. The conflict between the parents' differing opinions on raising and disciplining the children is a recurring theme throughout the story.

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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 can be seen as symbolizing all of the above options. He is portrayed as always on the move, constantly searching for something better and never settling down. He is also depicted as devious and cunning, using his charm to manipulate others for his own gain. Additionally, he is compared to a handy toolbox, as he is able to fix and repair things, symbolizing his ability to manipulate situations to his advantage. Overall, Mr. Shiftlet embodies all of these symbols throughout the story.

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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 listed: a property that can be sold, an angel, and a bird. Lucynell is portrayed as a valuable possession that the characters try to trade for their own benefit. She is also depicted as innocent and pure, like an angel. Additionally, Lucynell is described as having a bird-like appearance and behavior, further emphasizing her vulnerability and fragility. Therefore, all of these interpretations contribute to the symbolism of Lucynell in the story.

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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
    All of the given options are examples of irony in "The Lottery." The first option is ironic because despite the grave consequence of death, the townspeople behave casually and normally. The second option is ironic because Tessie, who initially appears to be unaffected by the lottery, ends up being the one chosen to be killed. The third option is ironic because the lottery takes place on a seemingly pleasant and cheerful day, which contrasts with the dark and violent nature of the event. Therefore, all of these examples demonstrate irony in the story.

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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 during the Depression era. This implies that Mr. Shiftlet, being a tramp, was likely a respectable person who had fallen on hard times and was simply looking for employment.

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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 bad-tempered. In the given passage, Mr. Shiftlet is described as looking morose, which indicates that he appears to be in a bad mood or showing signs of being irritated or angry. This is further emphasized by the comparison made to someone being insulted while being held, suggesting that Mr. Shiftlet feels trapped or frustrated.

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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" means to feel regret or remorse for something. In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing that they have never regretted a day in their life as much as they did when they left their old mother. 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 appearance, where it is mentioned that his figure listed slightly to the side and the breeze seemed to push him. These details suggest that the person is thin and possibly frail.

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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"
    Explanation
    The given answer "The Lottery" is the preferred story/poem according to the person being asked.

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  • 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 story/poem that the person liked the least. This is evident from the question prompt which asks for the least liked story/poem.

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