English I Midterm - Fall 2011

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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English Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This assessment covers the stories taught during 1st nine weeks in English I.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In "A Mother in Mannville", the narrator finds out what information at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      Her home is being sold to developers

    • B. 

      Jerry lied about having a mother

    • C. 

      The narrator realizes he is poor

  • 2. 
    What was one thing Jerry said he got from his mom in "A Mother in Mannville"?
    • A. 

      Skates

    • B. 

      Surfboard

    • C. 

      Gloves

  • 3. 
    What story element adds the feeling of isolation and being alone in "A Mother in Mannville"?
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Setting

    • C. 

      Plot

  • 4. 
    In "A Retrieved Reformation", how did Jimmy spend the first weeks after his release from prison?
    • A. 

      Opening a shoe shop

    • B. 

      Cracking safes

    • C. 

      Searching for new work

  • 5. 
    What caused Jimmy to start a new way of life in "A Retrieved Reformation"?
    • A. 

      Jimmy fell in love with Annabel Adams

    • B. 

      He got caught cracking safes

    • C. 

      He was running from the law

  • 6. 
    What crisis forced Jimmy to reveal his past life in "A Retrieved Reformation"?
    • A. 

      He was caught by the police

    • B. 

      He chose the wrong bank to crack safes because it was patrolled by police

    • C. 

      He saved a girl locked in a vault by cracking the safe

  • 7. 
    Why wouldn't Dell's mother let him write his name on the envelope with the money in "Fool's Paradise"?
    • A. 

      She was too proud to have the Sunday-school teacher find out that the family was poor

    • B. 

      She did not want Dell to make a big show of giving money to the poor

    • C. 

      She did not think it right to sign the envelope

  • 8. 
    In "Fool's Paradise", what made Dell realize that his family was poor?
    • A. 

      His father cut cardboard insoles for his shoes

    • B. 

      His father was at home all day long and every day

    • C. 

      His parents pretended to not know that it was Christmas Eve

  • 9. 
    Which phrase expresses a main theme in "Fool's Paradise"?
    • A. 

      Live and let live

    • B. 

      The truth hurts

    • C. 

      Easy come, easy go

  • 10. 
    In "Annabel Lee", how does the narrator describe the angels' reaction to the love between the narrator and Annabel Lee?
    • A. 

      Sepulcher

    • B. 

      Seraph

    • C. 

      Coveted

  • 11. 
    What is the setting of "Annabel Lee"?
    • A. 

      A castle

    • B. 

      Kingdom by the sea

    • C. 

      A meadow

  • 12. 
    Who wrote "Annabel Lee"?
    • A. 

      John Keats

    • B. 

      Alfred Lord Tennyson

    • C. 

      Edgar Allan Poe