English I Final Exam Review

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  • 1. 
    What type of imagery appeals to the reader's sense of taste?
    • A. 

      Olfactory

    • B. 

      Gustatory

    • C. 

      Visual

    • D. 

      Tactile

  • 2. 
    Hot dogs and hamburgers are _________________________ favorites every Fourth of July.
    • A. 

      Perennial

    • B. 

      Brazen

    • C. 

      Comely

    • D. 

      Opaque

  • 3. 
    Identify the VERB in the sentence below: Jim is at the beach this weekend.
    • A. 

      Jim

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      At

    • D. 

      Beach

  • 4. 
    Which of the following pieces of information is true? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Women were not allowed on stage in Elizabethan theater, so all female roles (such as Juliet) were played by men.

    • B. 

      William Shakespeare was an actor and a playwright.

    • C. 

      Queen Elizabeth I was in power when William Shakespeare was alive.

    • D. 

      William Shakespeare was a pauper.

  • 5. 
    Miley Cyrus is _________________ for her role as Hannah Montana.
    • A. 

      Intrepid

    • B. 

      Eminent

    • C. 

      Irate

    • D. 

      Impoverished

  • 6. 
     __________________ is a synonym for cumbersome.
    • A. 

      Clumsy

    • B. 

      Careful

    • C. 

      Crazy

    • D. 

      Small

  • 7. 
    What theme is present in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, "The Scarlet Ibis," Romeo and Juliet, and To Kill a Mockingbird?
    • A. 

      Coming-of-age presents many hardships.

    • B. 

      Racism is like a disease: it spreads and causes grave danger.

    • C. 

      War can be beneficial because it drives change and makes people grateful for peace.

    • D. 

      Hard work brings great success.

  • 8. 
    Which story is NOT told by a narrator looking back on his or her life?
    • A. 

      "The Scarlet Ibis"

    • B. 

      To Kill a Mockingbird

    • C. 

      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

    • D. 

      Romeo and Juliet

  • 9. 
    How are the Montagues and Capulets similar to the citizens of Maycomb County in To Kill a Mockingbird?
    • A. 

      Their morals are tainted by racism.

    • B. 

      Family members do not show public displays of affection.

    • C. 

      They are blinded by hatred and ignorance.

    • D. 

      They have no sense of tradition.

  • 10. 
    In a work of literature, a foil contrasts a more important character in order to emphasize some personality trait of the dominant character.  Who is a foil for Atticus Finch?
    • A. 

      Bob Ewell

    • B. 

      Scout Finch

    • C. 

      Calpurnia

    • D. 

      Tom Robinson

  • 11. 
    In the first few pages of To Kill a Mockingbird, the narrator states, “The Radley Place was inhabited by an unknown entity the mere description of whom was enough to make us behave for days on end; Mrs. Dubose was plain hell” (7).  What is ironic about these statements?
    • A. 

      Boo is "plain hell" while Mrs. Dubose is the "unknown entity"

    • B. 

      Scout bases her assessment of these characters on facts.

    • C. 

      Boo and Mrs. Dubose are characters that Scout respects by the end of the novel.

    • D. 

      Boo and Mrs. Dubose are major characters who only display acts of kindness.

  • 12. 
    How many lines are in a sonnet?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      14

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      100

  • 13. 
    In which of the following excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, does Shakespeare NOT reference fate?
    • A. 

      Prologue: “two star-crossed lovers take their life.”

    • B. 

      Romeo (speaking to Benvolio after the first altercation between the Capulets and Montagues): “O heavy lightness, serious vanity, / Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms” (1.1.183-184).

    • C. 

      Romeo: “O, I am Fortune’s fool!” (3.1.142).

    • D. 

      Romeo (during his final soliloquy): “I … shake the yoke of inauspicious stars” (5.3.111).

  • 14. 
    How does Tybalt contribute to Juliet's death?
    • A. 

      He refuses to allow Juliet to marry Romeo, which makes her so upset she kills herself because she believes there is no reason to live without Romeo

    • B. 

      He encourages her to drink Friar Lawrence’s potion and tricks Romeo into believing she is actually dead

    • C. 

      His jealousy makes him kill Romeo and Juliet kills herself out of grief

    • D. 

      His hostility drives the feud between the Montagues and Capulets deeper, thus making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to publicize their love and causing the two to take extreme measures to be together

  • 15. 
    What is an aside?
    • A. 

      A comment given when a character is standing near the side of the stage

    • B. 

      The repetition of vowel sounds

    • C. 

      A comment given by an actor that is not meant to be heard by other actors on stage

    • D. 

      A long speech given by a character while he/she is alone on stage

  • 16. 
    Why is Cupid an appropriate symbol for Romeo and Juliet?
    • A. 

      Cupid always smiles, like Romeo and Juliet when they are with each other

    • B. 

      Cupid's effect is permanent, like Romeo and Juliet's love for one another

    • C. 

      Cupid is funny, like Romeo and Juliet

    • D. 

      Cupid is blind, like the love between Romeo and Juliet

  • 17. 
    Lord Capulet sees Juliet's dead body and says: "Death lies on her like an untimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field" (4.5.33-34). This is an example of _______________________.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 18. 
    What is the significance of Mercutio’s final words, “A plague o’ both your houses!”?
    • A. 

      The plague is symbolic of the powerful, blind, passionate love between members of the two “houses,” Romeo and Juliet

    • B. 

      In the end, Romeo dies from the plague

    • C. 

      The plague was rampant in Elizabethan England, and an issue to which many of Shakespeare’s audience members would have been able to relate

    • D. 

      The plague is symbolic of the infectious, blind, and deadly hostility between the two “houses,” the Capulets and Montagues

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the similarities between Lord Capulet and Lord Montague's relationship and the relationship between Atticus and Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird?
    • A. 

      They are enemies who believe the other is evil

    • B. 

      They dislike each other in the beginning, but become friends at the end

    • C. 

      Their feuds affect the people around them

    • D. 

      One is educated, while the other is ignorant

  • 20. 
    Aaron ___________________ his little brother, so he was grounded for a week.
    • A. 

      Proliferated

    • B. 

      Salvaged

    • C. 

      Accessed

    • D. 

      Tantalized

  • 21. 
    Identify the ADJECTIVE in the sentence below: John loves to skate on the frozen lake.
    • A. 

      John

    • B. 

      Loves

    • C. 

      Skate

    • D. 

      Frozen

  • 22. 
    Identify the PRONOUN in the sentence below: Romeo was morose after Rosaline rejected him.
    • A. 

      Romeo

    • B. 

      Morose

    • C. 

      Rejected

    • D. 

      Him

  • 23. 
    Who is the protagonist in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian?
    • A. 

      Arnold "Junior" Spirit

    • B. 

      Mary Spirit

    • C. 

      Penelope

    • D. 

      Rowdy

  • 24. 
    Identify the literary device used in the following line by Emily Dickinson: "The Sky is low - the Clouds are mean."
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 25. 
    Identify the literary device used in the following line by Walter de la Mare: "Of the forest's ferny floor"
    • A. 

      Consonance

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Kinesthetic Imagery

    • D. 

      Onomatopoiea

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