English 4 War And Peace Pretest

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English 4 War And Peace Pretest - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the poem "Holy War," the father was killed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the poem "Holy War," the father was killed. This statement is true. The poem "Holy War" depicts the tragic story of a father who loses his life in a war. The poem explores the themes of sacrifice, loss, and the devastating consequences of war on families. The death of the father is a central event in the poem, highlighting the devastating impact of war on individuals and their loved ones.

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  • 2. 

    "Holy War" traces the events back to their origin using

    • A.

      Chronology

    • B.

      Logic

    • C.

      Cause and effect

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cause and effect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cause and effect. "Holy War" traces the events back to their origin by examining the relationship between actions and their consequences. This approach helps to understand how one event leads to another, highlighting the cause and effect relationship between different occurrences. By analyzing the cause and effect, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of the events and their origins.

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  • 3. 

    According to Hugh Hodge's poem, what is the origin of this "Holy War?"

    • A.

      Land

    • B.

      Faith

    • C.

      Love

    • D.

      A verbal argument

    Correct Answer
    B. Faith
    Explanation
    In Hugh Hodge's poem, the origin of the "Holy War" is faith. This suggests that the conflict or struggle depicted in the poem is rooted in religious beliefs and convictions. Faith is a powerful force that can inspire individuals to fight for their beliefs, making it a plausible explanation for the origin of the "Holy War" mentioned in the poem.

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  • 4. 

    "Transformation Peace" focuses on someone who realizes that he has _______________.

    • A.

      The gift of peace

    • B.

      Hatred in his heart

    • C.

      The desire for peace

    • D.

      The need to eat

    Correct Answer
    A. The gift of peace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the gift of peace". "Transformation Peace" refers to a person who becomes aware of having the gift of peace within themselves. This suggests that the individual has discovered an inner sense of tranquility and harmony, which they may have previously been unaware of. This realization could potentially lead to personal growth and a desire to spread peace to others.

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  • 5. 

    According to Larry Jaffe, it takes more courage to do what than shoot a soldier?

    • A.

      Stab him

    • B.

      Forgive him

    • C.

      Love him like a brother

    • D.

      Place a flower in his gun

    Correct Answer
    D. Place a flower in his gun
    Explanation
    According to Larry Jaffe, placing a flower in a soldier's gun takes more courage than shooting him. This implies that instead of resorting to violence, showing love and peace requires a greater amount of bravery. By placing a flower in his gun, one is advocating for non-violence and expressing a message of peace, which can be seen as a more courageous act in contrast to the act of shooting.

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  • 6. 

    Even though you don't know where these places are in the poem "Nefarious War," which words/phrases indicate they are far away?

    • A.

      Head-stream / waves

    • B.

      Snowy slopes

    • C.

      10,000 miles from home

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The words/phrases "head-stream," "waves," "snowy slopes," and "10,000 miles from home" all suggest that the places mentioned in the poem "Nefarious War" are far away. "Head-stream" implies a distant location, "waves" indicate a body of water that is likely far from home, "snowy slopes" suggests a mountainous region that is not nearby, and "10,000 miles from home" explicitly states the distance. Therefore, all of the above words/phrases indicate that the places mentioned in the poem are far away.

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  • 7. 

    Based on context clues in "Nefarious War," what does the word "nefarious" mean?

    • A.

      Evil or wicked

    • B.

      Not appropriate

    • C.

      Exciting or full of energy

    • D.

      Necessary

    Correct Answer
    A. Evil or wicked
    Explanation
    The context clue "Nefarious War" suggests that the word "nefarious" means evil or wicked. The word "nefarious" is used to describe the war, indicating that it is characterized by immoral or wicked actions. Therefore, the correct answer is evil or wicked.

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  • 8. 

    In "Nefarious War" what do these walls built against the Tartars refer to?

    • A.

      The Great Wall of China

    • B.

      The Tower of Babel

    • C.

      The Ming Dynasty

    • D.

      BlueSky School

    Correct Answer
    A. The Great Wall of China
    Explanation
    The correct answer refers to the Great Wall of China. The walls built against the Tartars are a historical reference to the Great Wall, which was constructed as a defense mechanism against invasions from the Mongol tribes known as the Tartars. The Great Wall of China is an iconic architectural marvel that stretches across thousands of miles and is recognized as a symbol of China's rich history and cultural heritage.

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  • 9. 

    In the conclusion of "Nefarious War," he understands why good kings avoided war.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the conclusion of "Nefarious War," the author gains an understanding of why good kings avoided war. This implies that the author has reached a realization or insight about the topic. Therefore, the statement that the answer is true is correct.

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  • 10. 

    In the poem "In Flanders Field" the red poppies and white crosses could symbolize

    • A.

      War / peace

    • B.

      Blood / innocence

    • C.

      Beauty / ugliness

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood / innocence
    Explanation
    The red poppies in the poem "In Flanders Field" symbolize blood, representing the sacrifice and loss of life during war. On the other hand, the white crosses symbolize innocence, highlighting the young and innocent lives that were lost in the conflict. The contrast between blood and innocence emphasizes the tragedy and senselessness of war.

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  • 11. 

    In the poem "In Flanders Field" who is the speaker?

    • A.

      The dead

    • B.

      The doctor

    • C.

      The soldier

    • D.

      The enemy

    Correct Answer
    A. The dead
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the dead" because the poem is written from the perspective of those who have died in Flanders Field. The speaker is reflecting on their sacrifice and urging the living to continue the fight.

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  • 12. 

    In the poem "In Flanders Field" what does the speaker want the listener to do?

    • A.

      Stop fighting

    • B.

      Live life to the fullest

    • C.

      Keep fighting

    • D.

      Surrender and go home

    Correct Answer
    C. Keep fighting
    Explanation
    The speaker in the poem "In Flanders Field" wants the listener to keep fighting. The poem is set during World War I and is a call to action for soldiers to continue the fight and honor the fallen comrades by carrying on the battle. The speaker emphasizes the importance of not letting the sacrifice of those who died be in vain, urging the listener to take up the torch and continue the fight for freedom and justice.

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  • 13. 

    In "Crusaders" who is the "you" in the first stanza?

    • A.

      Invaders

    • B.

      Non-Muslims

    • C.

      Europeans / Americans

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because in the first stanza of the poem "Crusaders," the speaker addresses multiple groups of people, including invaders, non-Muslims, and Europeans/Americans. The use of "you" in the stanza suggests that the speaker is referring to all these groups collectively.

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  • 14. 

    In "Crusades" the author accuses missionaries of stealing money.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nope- stealing souls.

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  • 15. 

    In "Crusaders," "flying your stars and stripes over this land" is perceived as

    • A.

      A blessing

    • B.

      An insult

    • C.

      A curse

    • D.

      Against the law

    Correct Answer
    B. An insult
    Explanation
    The phrase "flying your stars and stripes over this land" in the context of "Crusaders" is perceived as an insult. This can be inferred from the negative connotation of the word "insult" and the contrasting imagery of the phrase, which suggests a display of American patriotism or dominance over the land. The use of the word "insult" implies that this act is offensive or disrespectful to the people or culture associated with the land.

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  • 16. 

    In "We Will Never Forget Auschwitz," the "selections" refer to German soldiers deciding who will die.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The term "selections" in the context of "We Will Never Forget Auschwitz" refers to the process carried out by German soldiers during the Holocaust, where they decided who would be sent to the gas chambers and who would be kept alive for forced labor. This was a brutal and inhumane practice that occurred in Auschwitz and other concentration camps, making the statement true.

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  • 17. 

    In "We Will Never Forget Auschwitz," the "jackals" refer to coyotes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The jackals are German soldiers.

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  • 18. 

    In "We Will Never Forget Auschwitz," what does "salvation of their ...souls" allude to?

    • A.

      The Jewish victims will go to heaven

    • B.

      Irony and hyprocisy

    • C.

      Christian idea that sins can be forgiven

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Christian idea that sins can be forgiven
    Explanation
    The phrase "salvation of their souls" alludes to the Christian idea that sins can be forgiven. This suggests that the author is referring to the belief in Christianity that individuals can attain salvation and be forgiven for their sins through faith in Jesus Christ. The mention of Auschwitz in the question implies that the Jewish victims may have sought solace or hope in this Christian belief, despite the irony and hypocrisy that may have been present in their situation.

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  • 19. 

    In his speech, what is Patrick Henry trying to persuade the legislature to do?

    • A.

      Declare peace or face death

    • B.

      Take military action against Britain

    • C.

      Give him liberty

    • D.

      Let the prisoners free

    Correct Answer
    B. Take military action against Britain
    Explanation
    Patrick Henry is trying to persuade the legislature to take military action against Britain. He believes that peace is not an option and that they must fight for their freedom. He is urging them to take a bold and decisive stance against the British, even if it means risking their lives. By advocating for military action, Henry is emphasizing the importance of standing up to British oppression and fighting for liberty.

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  • 20. 

    In his acceptance speech, the Dalai Lama references Mahatama Ghandi.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because the Dalai Lama mentions Mahatma Gandhi in his acceptance speech. This indicates that the Dalai Lama acknowledges and admires Gandhi's teachings or principles, possibly using them as a source of inspiration or guidance in his own life and work.

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  • 21. 

    In his acceptance speech, the Dalai Lama accuses China of

    • A.

      Destroying the Tibetan identity

    • B.

      Not providing the basic needs to the people of Tibet

    • C.

      Restoring Tibet's independence

    • D.

      Invading Japan for oil

    Correct Answer
    A. Destroying the Tibetan identity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is destroying the Tibetan identity. In his acceptance speech, the Dalai Lama accuses China of this because of their policies and actions that aim to suppress Tibetan culture, language, and religion. China's control over Tibet has led to the erosion of Tibetan traditions and the imposition of Chinese culture, resulting in a threat to the unique Tibetan identity.

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  • 22. 

    In his "St. Crispin's Speech," Henry V says that he doesn't care for gold but ______.

    • A.

      Lives

    • B.

      Jewels

    • C.

      Honor

    • D.

      Health

    Correct Answer
    C. Honor
    Explanation
    In his "St. Crispin's Speech," Henry V expresses that he values honor over material possessions such as gold, jewels, and even health. This implies that he prioritizes his reputation, integrity, and the respect of others above personal wealth or physical well-being.

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  • 23. 

    In his speech to the Senate, Senator Byrd votes against the war because

    • A.

      It is based largely on circumstantial evidence

    • B.

      Of overwhelming evidence

    • C.

      Of substancial evidence

    • D.

      He doesn't like the President

    Correct Answer
    A. It is based largely on circumstantial evidence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it is based largely on circumstantial evidence." This means that Senator Byrd opposes the war because the evidence supporting it is mostly indirect or inferred, rather than being concrete or conclusive. He likely believes that a decision as significant as going to war should be based on stronger and more substantial evidence. It is important to note that the other options provided, such as "overwhelming evidence" or "substantial evidence," do not align with the given information in the question.

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  • 24. 

    In her speech to the Senate, Senator Clinton votes for the war because

    • A.

      Of Saddam's unwillingness to disarm

    • B.

      The UN provides legitimacy

    • C.

      She loves war and conflict

    • D.

      She doesn't like the President

    Correct Answer
    A. Of Saddam's unwillingness to disarm
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of Saddam's unwillingness to disarm." Senator Clinton voted for the war because Saddam Hussein, the leader of Iraq at the time, had shown a lack of willingness to disarm. This was a major concern for the international community, as it posed a potential threat to regional and global security. By voting for the war, Senator Clinton believed that it was necessary to address this issue and ensure the safety of the United States and its allies.

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  • 25. 

    What does each of the following words mean?AlturismInsidiousSentimentLucidBenignNemesis

  • 26. 

    Compare and contrast the two speeches you watched or read concerning the Iraqi War.

  • 27. 

    The excerpt from Johnny's Got His Gun can be considered a persuasive essay. Analyze the arguments used. Which ones were the most persuasive and why? Which arguments weren't persuasive and why not?

  • 28. 

    Which of the following root words means "cut down or kill"?

    • A.

      -cide

    • B.

      Hem-

    • C.

      Vic-

    • D.

      Pac-

    Correct Answer
    A. -cide
    Explanation
    The root word "-cide" means "cut down or kill". This can be seen in words like "homicide" (the killing of one person by another) and "suicide" (the act of killing oneself). The suffix "-cide" is derived from the Latin word "caedere" which means "to kill". Therefore, "-cide" is the correct root word that means "cut down or kill".

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  • 29. 

    Which of the following root words means "peace"?

    • A.

      -cide

    • B.

      Pac-

    • C.

      Hem-

    • D.

      Bel-

    Correct Answer
    B. Pac-
    Explanation
    The root word "pac-" means "peace." This can be seen in words like "pacifist" (someone who promotes peace) and "pacify" (to bring peace or calm). The other root words listed do not have the same meaning. "Cide" refers to killing or causing death, "hem-" refers to blood, and "bel-" refers to war. Therefore, "pac-" is the correct root word that means "peace."

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  • 30. 

    Define imagery. How does an author use imagery to evoke a respose from a reader?

  • 31. 

    What is an allusion in literature?

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