English 11 - Unit 2: American Storytelling - Per. 7

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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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    In "The Minister's Black Veil," the emotion that Hooper feels about the veil is
    • A. 

      Reverence

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Horror

    • D. 

      Pride

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    In "The Raven," the word that best describes the speaker of this poem is
    • A. 

      Exhausted.

    • B. 

      Anguished.

    • C. 

      Famished.

    • D. 

      Amused.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 17. 
    In "The Raven," the speaker calls the raven a(n)
    • A. 

      Devil

    • B. 

      Angel

    • C. 

      Prophet

    • D. 

      Friend

  • 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.

  • 19. 
    Which word best describes the mood of the poem "The Raven"?
    • A. 

      Delightful

    • B. 

      Happy

    • C. 

      Haunting

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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