English 4 Order And Chaos Pretest

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English 4 Order And Chaos Pretest

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Define a MOTIF in literature and give an example from one of the stories you read this unit.
  • 2. 
    Explain the idea that order exists within chaos. Use the stories you've read as examples. (This question is worth 15 points. Be prepared to answer it.)
  • 3. 
    You were given a list of things to do before and during your reading as steps to take to better understand Shakepeare. Explain some of those ideas here and why they would help you improve your comprehension. (This question is worth 15 points. Be prepared to answer it.)
  • 4. 
    The setting of a story is ___________ the story takes place.
    • A. 

      When

    • B. 

      Where

    • C. 

      When and where

    • D. 

      When, where, why, and how

  • 5. 
    What year does the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" take place?
    • A. 

      2001

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      2026

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    How is the house cleaned in the story "There Will Come Soft Rains"?
    • A. 

      Robotic mice

    • B. 

      Suction pump under the floor

    • C. 

      Automatic vacuum cleaner

    • D. 

      The people who live there

  • 7. 
    In the story "There Will Come Soft Rains," the city gave off a ________ glow.
    • A. 

      Luminescent

    • B. 

      Radioactive

    • C. 

      Eerie

    • D. 

      Happy

  • 8. 
    In the story "There Will Come Soft Rains," where is everyone?
    • A. 

      On vacation

    • B. 

      At work

    • C. 

      Dead

    • D. 

      At school

  • 9. 
    In the story "To Build a Fire," where is the man trying to go?
    • A. 

      The Dawson trail

    • B. 

      Yellow Knife

    • C. 

      Highland Park

    • D. 

      Henderson Creek

  • 10. 
    In the story "To Build a Fire," how cold was it outside?
    • A. 

      50 degrees below zero

    • B. 

      75 degrees below zero

    • C. 

      25 degrees below zero

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    In the story "To Build a Fire," why does the man drop the matches?
    • A. 

      He's afraid of using them all up

    • B. 

      So they don't fall in the water

    • C. 

      He sees they are burning his flesh

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    In the story "To Build a Fire," the man's first fire goes out because snow falls on it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In the story "Tell Tale Heart," the narrator claims he is not mad because
    • A. 

      He can calmly tell the story.

    • B. 

      He didn't really kill anybody.

    • C. 

      He loved the old man.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    In the story "Tell Tale Heart," the narrator decides to kill the old man because of his money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In the story "Tell Tale Heart," the narrator kills the old man by
    • A. 

      Pulling a bed on top of him.

    • B. 

      Stabbing him in the heart.

    • C. 

      Strangling him.

    • D. 

      Giving him too much English homework.

  • 16. 
    In the story "Tell Tale Heart" the narrator compares the sound of the beating heart to
    • A. 

      A knock on a heavy, wooden door.

    • B. 

      A steady drip of water.

    • C. 

      A watch enveloped in cotton.

    • D. 

      A ticking time bomb.

  • 17. 
    A foot in poetry:
    • A. 

      Shows number of lines in a stanza

    • B. 

      Is a repeating verse

    • C. 

      Represents a sequence of syllables

    • D. 

      Is a concrete image

  • 18. 
    The Latin root "cert-" means
    • A. 

      Trust/Sure

    • B. 

      Organic

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Arch

  • 19. 
    The Latin root "rupt-" means
    • A. 

      To break

    • B. 

      To eat

    • C. 

      To fix

    • D. 

      To answer

  • 20. 
    The definition of juxtaposition is
    • A. 

      Similar

    • B. 

      Near position

    • C. 

      Different

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    An example of juxtaposition would be
    • A. 

      Elephants and big

    • B. 

      Puppies and cute

    • C. 

      Skinny and fat

    • D. 

      Pizza and gross

  • 22. 
    The play, King Lear, is a Shakespearean comedy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    "Jabberwocky" by Lewis CarrollEventhough this poem appears very chaotic, one could argue that there is order within the chaos.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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