Civil War Test Three -- Part One

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  • 1. 
    Between the end of the Civil War and the outbreak of World War I, a vast body of nonfiction prose was devoted to the description, analysis and critique of social, economic and political institutions and to the unsolved social problems, such as
    • A. 

      Egotism

    • B. 

      The ruin of the natural world

    • C. 

      The exploitation of labor

    • D. 

      Women’s right

    • E. 

      Business deceptions

    • F. 

      Agnosticism

    • G. 

      Racism

    • H. 

      Political corruption

    • I. 

      Atheism

    • J. 

      Economic inequity

  • 2. 
    In Naturalism (an extension or intensification of realism) characters' fates are determined by forces beyond their control, such as heredity, environment and/or back luck
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Regionalism (an expression of realism) resulted from the desire to preserve a record of distinctive ways of life before industrialization erased them
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Realist writers attempted to record life as it ought to be
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    One result of growth the of magazines was that by the end of the 1800s, every region of the country had a local magazine to immortalize its natural, social and linguistic features
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Characters in works of Naturalism (an extension or intensification of realism) are common, as are the circumstances that they find themselves in--ordinary, quiet and uneventful circumstances
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    In realist fiction, fictional characters represent ordinary people and their ordinary lives, thoughts and feelings. The characters are like the audience—no fame, fortune, great accomplishments or abilities
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Many authors during this period published in periodicals, or magazines
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    During this period of Realism between 1965 to 1914, newspapers became more important than ever before
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Realist writers believed in the power of language to represent reality
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    He dialect in Kate Chopin's "At the 'Cadian Ball," "The Storm," and "Desiree's Baby" aid in the convincing depiction of the particular time and place. The dialect is a southern dialect, and the characters also occassionally speak in another language. What is that other language?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      German

    • D. 

      Portuguese

  • 12. 
    In Mark Twain's "The Notorious Jumpting Frog of Calaveras County," use of words and phrases, such as bannanner, learn that frog to jump and yaller are indications that Calaveras County is a/an _____________ community.
    • A. 

      Retirement

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Uneducated

    • D. 

      Wealthy

  • 13. 
    N Mark Twain's "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," what are some of the elements of the story that make it a work of Realism? (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Common, ordinary people

    • B. 

      Unreliable narrator

    • C. 

      The mannerisms and exchanges of characters is realistic

    • D. 

      Dialect

    • E. 

      Real setting (California)

    • F. 

      Fictional setting (Caprica)

  • 14. 
    As a Realism writer, Kate Chopin depicts (in "At the 'Cadian Ball" and "The Storm") women who have needs and desires that are not fulfilled in their everyday li
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Ambrose's Bierce's ability to realistically depict a war-time scenerio was mosty likely due to
    • A. 

      The books he read about war as a boy

    • B. 

      His own military experience

    • C. 

      His observations as a writer/correspondent during the civil war

    • D. 

      The stories that his father told him

  • 16. 
    In Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby," under what circumstances did Armand Aubigny fall in love with Désirée?
    • A. 

      Though she was his neighbor, he did not love her until they both met one year at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

    • B. 

      He met her in a Paris nightclub, and brought her home to America.

    • C. 

      Aubigny had known her as a child, and had always been in love with her.

    • D. 

      He rode by one day, saw her by a stone pillar, and was smitten.

  • 17. 
    As stated in class, Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" was FIRST published in a book-bound collection of 19th century short stories by various American authors
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" romanticizes (i.e., glamorizes, sentimentalizes) war
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following items was not burned at the end of the story in Armand’s bonfire?
    • A. 

      A letter from Armand's mother revealing that he is the one who is a mulatto

    • B. 

      Letters Désirée had sent him before they married

    • C. 

      The corbeille he had ordered for Désirée from Paris

    • D. 

      He cradle Désirée’s baby slept in

  • 20. 
    ONE interpretation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" is that the wall-paper is a metaphor for society, which oppresses women
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What phrase does Du Bois use in "The Souls of Black Folk" to describe the "sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity”?
    • A. 

      the mirror stage

    • B. 

      Altered mindedness

    • C. 

      Racial myopia

    • D. 

      Double consciousness

  • 22. 
    According to "The Souls of Black Folk," at what point in his life did Du Bois realize that a “vast veil” separated blacks from whites, and that he lived within that veil?
    • A. 

      When he realized his white classmates were jealous of his talents

    • B. 

      When he was excluded from a white baseball team

    • C. 

      when he was laughed at by a family of white tourists

    • D. 

      When his greeting card was rejected by a white girl

  • 23. 
    In calling for the American Negro to “attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self,” in "The Souls of Black Folk," Du Bois states that the American Negro simply wishes
    • A. 

      To make a person’s blood irrelevant

    • B. 

      to Africanize America

    • C. 

      to assimilate into white America

    • D. 

      for the chance to be both black and American

  • 24. 
    In Charlotte Perkin Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," the shapes the narrator sees in the wall-paper first remind her of 
    • A. 

      The ghost of one of the previous occupants

    • B. 

      A woman locked in a prison cell

    • C. 

      the eyes and face of someone who has been strangled

    • D. 

      Smiling children who used to play in the attic

  • 25. 
    Charlotte Perkin Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" is an example of psychological realism
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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