Civil War Test Three -- Part One

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Civil War Test Three -- Part One - Quiz


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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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. The ruin of the natural world
    C. The exploitation of labor
    D. Women’s right
    E. Business deceptions
    G. Racism
    H. Political corruption
    J. Economic inequity
    Explanation
    During the period between the end of the Civil War and the outbreak of World War I, there was a significant focus on social, economic, and political issues in nonfiction prose. This body of literature aimed to describe, analyze, and critique various institutions and address unresolved social problems. Some of the key issues that were explored include the destruction of the natural world, the exploitation of labor, women's rights, business deceptions, racism, political corruption, and economic inequity. These topics were of great concern during this time and were widely discussed and debated in nonfiction writings.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Naturalism is a literary movement that emphasizes the role of external forces in shaping characters' lives. It suggests that individuals have little control over their destinies, as their fates are determined by factors like genetics, environment, and chance. This aligns with the statement that characters' fates are determined by forces beyond their control, making the answer "True" correct.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regionalism, as an expression of realism, emerged as a response to the growing industrialization that threatened to erase unique ways of life. Artists and writers sought to capture and preserve the distinct cultures, traditions, and landscapes of different regions before they were homogenized by modernization. By depicting the local customs, dialects, and landscapes, regionalism aimed to create a record of these distinctive aspects of society. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 4. 

    Realist writers attempted to record life as it ought to be

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Realist writers aimed to depict life as it actually is, rather than how it ought to be. They sought to present an accurate and objective portrayal of society, often focusing on the harsh realities, flaws, and complexities of human existence. By rejecting idealistic or romanticized notions, realist writers aimed to provide a truthful reflection of the world. Therefore, the given statement that realist writers attempted to record life as it ought to be is incorrect.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the growth of magazines in the 1800s resulted in the creation of local magazines in every region of the country. These local magazines aimed to capture and preserve the unique natural, social, and linguistic characteristics of each region. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the information provided in the statement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. In works of Naturalism, characters and circumstances are not ordinary, quiet, and uneventful. Naturalism focuses on depicting the harsh realities of life, often involving characters from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and exploring themes of survival, determinism, and the influence of social forces. The circumstances they find themselves in are often extreme, challenging, and even tragic, highlighting the deterministic nature of their lives.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Realist fiction aims to depict everyday life and ordinary people, presenting characters that the audience can relate to. These characters do not possess extraordinary qualities, fame, or fortune. Instead, they represent the average person, with their regular lives, thoughts, and emotions. This aligns with the statement that the given answer, "True," is correct.

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  • 8. 

    Many authors during this period published in periodicals, or magazines

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During this period, it was common for authors to publish their works in periodicals or magazines. This was a popular platform for writers to share their stories, articles, and poems with a wider audience. Publishing in periodicals allowed authors to reach a larger readership and gain recognition for their work. It also provided a steady source of income for many authors. Therefore, the statement "Many authors during this period published in periodicals, or magazines" is true.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the period of Realism between 1865 to 1914, newspapers gained increased significance. This was due to several factors such as advancements in printing technology, rising literacy rates, and the growing demand for information. Newspapers became a primary source of news and information for the general public, shaping public opinion and playing a crucial role in political, social, and cultural developments. Therefore, it can be concluded that newspapers became more important than ever before during this period of Realism.

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  • 10. 

    Realist writers believed in the power of language to represent reality

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Realist writers believed in the power of language to represent reality. This means that they believed that through their use of language, they could accurately depict and portray the world as it truly is. They believed that language had the ability to capture the complexities and nuances of human experiences and emotions, and that by doing so, they could create a more authentic and truthful representation of reality in their works.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. French
    Explanation
    The other language spoken by the characters in Kate Chopin's stories "At the 'Cadian Ball," "The Storm," and "Desiree's Baby" is French. The use of a southern dialect and occasional French language adds to the authenticity and realistic portrayal of the specific time and place in which the stories are set.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Uneducated
    Explanation
    The use of words and phrases such as "bannanner," "learn that frog to jump," and "yaller" suggests that the community in Calaveras County is uneducated. These words and phrases are non-standard and indicate a lack of formal education or sophistication in the community.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Common, ordinary people
    C. The mannerisms and exchanges of characters is realistic
    D. Dialect
    E. Real setting (California)
    Explanation
    The elements of the story that make it a work of Realism include the portrayal of common, ordinary people, the realistic mannerisms and exchanges of characters, the use of dialect, and the real setting of California. These elements reflect the focus on depicting everyday life and the use of authentic details to create a believable and relatable story. The inclusion of an unreliable narrator and a fictional setting would not align with the characteristics of Realism.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Kate Chopin, as a Realism writer, portrays women in her works who have unfulfilled needs and desires in their everyday lives. This suggests that the answer is true, as the statement accurately reflects the themes and characterization present in her stories "At the 'Cadian Ball" and "The Storm." These works often focus on the inner lives and struggles of women, highlighting their desires and aspirations that may go unfulfilled due to societal constraints or personal circumstances.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. His own military experience
    Explanation
    Ambrose Bierce's ability to realistically depict a war-time scenario was most likely due to his own military experience. As a soldier who served in the American Civil War, Bierce would have firsthand knowledge and understanding of the realities and horrors of war. This personal experience would have provided him with the necessary insights and emotions to accurately portray the war in his writings. Reading books about war as a boy, hearing stories from his father, and his observations as a writer/correspondent during the civil war may have contributed to his overall understanding, but it is his own military experience that would have had the most significant impact on his ability to realistically depict war.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. He rode by one day, saw her by a stone pillar, and was smitten.
    Explanation
    Armand Aubigny fell in love with Désirée when he rode by one day and saw her by a stone pillar. This suggests that their meeting was spontaneous and unexpected, and that Armand was immediately captivated by Désirée's presence.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" was actually first published in 1890 in a literary magazine called The San Francisco Examiner. It was later included in a book-bound collection of Bierce's short stories titled "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" in 1891.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" romanticizes war, but the correct answer is false. This means that the story does not glamorize or sentimentalize war. The story actually portrays the brutality and futility of war, focusing on the harsh realities and the psychological impact on the characters involved.

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  • 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

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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," the narrator's obsession with the wallpaper can be seen as a representation of the oppressive nature of society towards women. The yellow wallpaper symbolizes the restrictions and limitations imposed on women during that time period. The narrator's gradual descent into madness can be interpreted as a result of the stifling and oppressive environment she is forced to live in. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is true.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Double consciousness
    Explanation
    In "The Souls of Black Folk," Du Bois uses the phrase "double consciousness" to describe the experience of constantly seeing oneself through the perspective of others and evaluating one's worth based on the judgment of a world that views black individuals with contempt and pity. This term encapsulates the idea of living with a divided identity, torn between one's own self-perception and the perception imposed by society. It reflects the struggle of black individuals to reconcile their own sense of self with the negative stereotypes and biases that surround them.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. When his greeting card was rejected by a white girl
    Explanation
    Du Bois realized that a "vast veil" separated blacks from whites, and that he lived within that veil when his greeting card was rejected by a white girl. This incident demonstrated to him the racial prejudice and discrimination that existed, and made him aware of the barriers that separated blacks from whites in society.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. for the chance to be both black and American
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the American Negro desires the opportunity to embrace both their black identity and their American identity simultaneously. This implies that they do not want to choose between being black or American, but rather want to be recognized and accepted as both. This aligns with Du Bois' call for the American Negro to merge their "double self" into a better and truer self, indicating the importance of embracing both aspects of their identity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. the eyes and face of someone who has been strangled
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the eyes and face of someone who has been strangled. In the story, the narrator describes the patterns on the wallpaper as "bulbous eyes" and "strangling arms." These descriptions suggest a sense of confinement and violence, which aligns with the theme of the narrator's own oppression and confinement in her marriage. The image of someone who has been strangled adds to the overall eerie and unsettling atmosphere of the story.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" is an example of psychological realism because it delves into the inner thoughts and emotions of the protagonist, providing a realistic portrayal of her psychological state. The story explores themes of mental illness, confinement, and the impact of social expectations on women's mental health. Through the protagonist's descent into madness, Gilman effectively captures the psychological turmoil and the effects of societal oppression on the human mind. This psychological depth and realism make "The Yellow Wall-paper" a prime example of the genre.

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  • 26. 

    In Charlotte Perkin Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," why does the narrator feel she has to hide what she is writing from John and his sister?

    • A.

      Both of them fear she will write someone to coordinate an escape from her attic prison.

    • B.

      They do not know that she is writing a dream journal, and they might be frightened by the nightmares she records.

    • C.

      She has been contacting a lawyer about divorcing John, and they wish her to wait awhile and reconsider her decision.

    • D.

      They believe that thinking makes her hysterical, and they do not want her to write.

    Correct Answer
    D. They believe that thinking makes her hysterical, and they do not want her to write.
    Explanation
    The narrator feels she has to hide what she is writing from John and his sister because they believe that thinking makes her hysterical and they do not want her to write. They likely fear that her writing will further fuel her imagination and worsen her mental state. They may also worry that her writing could expose her true feelings and intentions, potentially leading to actions they do not approve of or understand. This belief and fear of her writing reveal the oppressive and controlling nature of John and his sister towards the narrator.

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  • 27. 

    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," the narrator believes the home where she and John are staying was once used as a home for the criminally insane

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The narrator in "The Yellow Wall-paper" does not believe that the home where she and John are staying was once used as a home for the criminally insane. This is evident from the text where she mentions that the house used to be a "summer resort" and that it has "stood so long empty." Therefore, the answer is False.

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  • 28. 

    In Charlotte Perkin Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," after prolonged investigation, the narrator decides that by daylight, the wall-paper resembles “an interminable string of toadstools." But by moonlight, the wall-paper has two patterns, one in front and a second one underneath the first. What are they?

    • A.

      prison bars in front, with a woman locked behind them

    • B.

      Toadstools in front, more toadstools behind

    • C.

      a florid arabesque in front, a dancing woman behind

    • D.

      a creeping woman in front, iron bars behind her

    Correct Answer
    A. prison bars in front, with a woman locked behind them
    Explanation
    In "The Yellow Wall-paper," the narrator describes the wall-paper as resembling "an interminable string of toadstools" during daylight. However, during moonlight, the wall-paper reveals two patterns. The correct answer states that the patterns are prison bars in front, with a woman locked behind them. This interpretation suggests that the narrator sees the oppressive nature of her own confinement and identifies with the woman trapped behind the prison bars, symbolizing her own struggle for freedom and autonomy.

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  • 29. 

    How is Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie a Naturalist text? (choose the best possible answer)

    • A.

      Carrie controls her fate

    • B.

      This is not a naturalist text

    • C.

      Carrie believes that God is in control

    • D.

      Carrie's fate is determined by her environment and circumstances

    Correct Answer
    D. Carrie's fate is determined by her environment and circumstances
    Explanation
    Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie is considered a Naturalist text because it portrays the idea that Carrie's fate is determined by her environment and circumstances. In Naturalism, the belief is that individuals are shaped and influenced by their surroundings, and their actions are a result of external forces rather than personal agency. Carrie's journey in the novel is heavily influenced by the social and economic conditions of the time, which ultimately determine her fate and choices. This aligns with the key principles of Naturalism, making it a fitting explanation for why Sister Carrie is considered a Naturalist text.

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  • 30. 

    Who stated that he was as socialist?

    • A.

      Theodore Dreiser

    • B.

      Jack London

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack London
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jack London. Jack London stated that he was a socialist.

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  • 31. 

    Who said, when referring to their child-life: I had no outlook, but an uplook rather.

    • A.

      Theodore Dreiser

    • B.

      Jack London

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack London
    Explanation
    Jack London said, when referring to their child-life: I had no outlook, but an uplook rather.

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  • 32. 

    Who said: Truth is what is; and the seeing of what is, the realization of truth. To express what we see honestly and without subterfuge: this is morality as well as art.

    • A.

      Theodore Dreiser

    • B.

      Jack London

    Correct Answer
    A. Theodore Dreiser
    Explanation
    Theodore Dreiser said that truth is what exists and the act of recognizing and understanding reality is the realization of truth. He believes that expressing what we see honestly and without deception is not only a moral act but also an artistic one.

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  • 33. 

    Considering Jack London's "To Build a Fire" is a naturalist text, what ultimately determines the man's fate?

    • A.

      Chance

    • B.

      The environment

    • C.

      The man

    • D.

      The dog

    Correct Answer
    B. The environment
    Explanation
    In "To Build a Fire," the man's fate is ultimately determined by the harsh and unforgiving environment he finds himself in. The story focuses on the man's struggle to survive in the extreme cold of the Yukon, where every decision he makes is influenced by the brutal conditions. The freezing temperatures, icy terrain, and lack of resources all contribute to his downfall. Despite his efforts, the environment proves to be too powerful and ultimately leads to his demise.

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  • 34. 

    Which best applies to Jack London's "To Build a Fire"? A) Naturalism B) amoral  C) all of these apply to Jack London's "To Build a Fire" D) Determinism 

    • A.

      Naturalism

    • B.

      Amoral

    • C.

      All of these apply to Jack London's "To Build a Fire"

    • D.

      Determinism

    Correct Answer
    C. All of these apply to Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is all of these apply to Jack London's "To Build a Fire". This means that the story can be categorized as naturalism, amoral, and determinism. Naturalism refers to the depiction of human beings as being at the mercy of uncontrollable natural forces. Amoral means that the story does not make moral judgments or present a clear sense of right or wrong. Determinism suggests that the events in the story are determined by external forces and the character has no control over his fate.

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  • 35. 

    Who said: Life is not made up of any one phase or condition of being, nor can man's interest possibly be so confined.]

    • A.

      Theodore Dreiser

    • B.

      Jack London

    Correct Answer
    A. Theodore Dreiser
    Explanation
    Theodore Dreiser said, "Life is not made up of any one phase or condition of being, nor can man's interest possibly be so confined." This quote suggests that life is complex and cannot be reduced to a single phase or aspect. It implies that human interests are diverse and cannot be limited to one specific area. Dreiser's statement emphasizes the richness and diversity of life and the importance of embracing its various aspects.

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  • 36. 

    In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," which of the four men does not survive the swim to shore?

    • A.

      The injured captain

    • B.

      The correspondent

    • C.

      The oiler

    • D.

      The cook

    Correct Answer
    C. The oiler
    Explanation
    In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," the oiler is the only one of the four men who does not survive the swim to shore. The story follows the struggles of the men as they try to survive after their ship sinks, and despite their efforts, the oiler ultimately succumbs to exhaustion and drowns during the swim to shore.

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  • 37. 

    Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" clearly depicts just how insignificant man is to nature

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because in Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," the story revolves around four men stranded in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, battling against the forces of nature. Throughout the story, Crane emphasizes the power and indifference of nature towards human life. The men's struggle to survive and their realization of their insignificance in the face of nature's vastness and unpredictability highlight the theme of man's smallness and helplessness in the face of nature's might. Thus, the story clearly portrays the insignificance of man in relation to nature.

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  • 38. 

    In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," the Oiler dies, which is a moral lesson from Crane to readers that one who slothful will suffer the consequences of their slothful behavior

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the death of the Oiler in "The Open Boat" does not convey a moral lesson about slothfulness. The story is actually a naturalistic depiction of the harsh and indifferent nature of the universe, where individuals can suffer despite their efforts or virtues. The Oiler's death is a tragic event that highlights the unpredictable and unfair nature of life, rather than serving as a moral lesson about laziness or slothfulness.

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  • 39. 

    Stephen Crane makes it clear in "War Is kind" that war is, indeed, kind, especially to those loved ones who are left behind when soldiers die in war

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. In "War Is Kind," Stephen Crane does not portray war as kind to those left behind when soldiers die. Instead, he uses irony and sarcasm to criticize the glorification of war and the false comfort provided to grieving families. Crane suggests that war brings only pain, suffering, and loss, and that the idea of war being kind is a cruel deception.

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  • 40. 

    Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat" is a Naturalist text because the characters are fighting the environment and are fated to whatever it determines for them

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane can be classified as a Naturalist text because it portrays characters who are struggling against their harsh environment and are ultimately at the mercy of its forces. The story depicts four men stranded in a small boat in the open sea, battling against the elements and facing the possibility of death. The characters' actions and fates are determined by the indifferent and uncontrollable forces of nature, highlighting the Naturalist theme of humans being powerless against the greater forces of the world. Thus, the statement is true.

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  • 41. 

    Stephen Crane's "War Is Kind" has a condescending tone when referring to soldiers as little souls who were born to drill and die

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is True. In Stephen Crane's poem "War Is Kind," the use of the phrase "little souls" to refer to soldiers implies a condescending attitude towards them. Additionally, the statement that they were "born to drill and die" further reinforces this condescending tone by reducing their purpose to mere obedience and sacrifice. This conveys a sense of disregard for the individuality and humanity of the soldiers, suggesting that they are expendable and insignificant.

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  • 42. 

    Based on our discussion in class, in Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy," the caged bird sings because it's happy to have the protection of the bars of the cage

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "Sympathy," the caged bird sings not because it is happy to have the protection of the bars of the cage, but rather as an expression of its longing for freedom. The poem uses the caged bird as a metaphor for the African American experience of oppression and confinement. The bird's song represents its desire for liberation and serves as a symbol of hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 43. 

    Paul Laurence Dunbar was criticized by Harlem Renaissance leaders who saw him as catering to a white audience with his use of dialect in works such as "When Malindy Sings" and "An Ante-Bellum Sermon."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    During the Harlem Renaissance, many African American artists and intellectuals sought to create works that celebrated black culture and challenged racial stereotypes. However, Paul Laurence Dunbar, a prominent African American poet of the time, was criticized by some Harlem Renaissance leaders for his use of dialect in his works. They believed that by using dialect, Dunbar was pandering to a white audience and perpetuating stereotypes about African Americans. This criticism suggests that Dunbar's work may have been seen as not authentic or progressive enough by some leaders of the Harlem Renaissance.

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  • 44. 

    Based on our class discussion of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Frederick Douglass," what does Dunbar recall as one of Douglass's most enduring legacies?

    • A.

      His stature

    • B.

      Dunbar does not recall Douglass as having any enduring legacy

    • C.

      his children

    • D.

      His voice

    Correct Answer
    D. His voice
    Explanation
    In the class discussion of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Frederick Douglass," it is mentioned that one of Douglass's most enduring legacies is his voice. This suggests that Douglass had a powerful and influential speaking ability that left a lasting impact on people. His voice may have been instrumental in advocating for the abolition of slavery and promoting civil rights, making it a significant part of his legacy.

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  • 45. 

    Based on our discussion in class, the mask referred to in Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask," is used to hide the pain of black people, preventing them from becoming vulnerable because their weaknesses have been revealed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that in Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem "We Wear the Mask," the mask symbolizes the facade that black people put on to hide their true emotions and pain. The mask allows them to present a strong and composed image to the world, while internally they may be suffering. By wearing the mask, they are able to protect themselves from further vulnerability and judgment, as their weaknesses have already been exposed. This interpretation aligns with the themes of the poem and the discussions had in class.

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  • 46. 

    According to Theodore Roosevelt's The Strenuous Life, Americans have a duty to their nation

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life," Americans have a duty to their nation. This suggests that Roosevelt believed that citizens of the United States have an obligation to actively contribute to the betterment and progress of their country. This duty may involve engaging in physical and mental exertion, taking on challenges, and striving for excellence. Roosevelt's perspective aligns with his advocacy for a strong and active government, as well as his belief in the importance of individual responsibility and civic duty.

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  • 47. 

    Charles W. Chesnutt, in his criticism of William Hannibal Thomas's The American Negro: What He Was, What He Is and What He May Become, claims that Thomas did not do his research regarding the American Negro population.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In his criticism of William Hannibal Thomas's book, Charles W. Chesnutt argues that Thomas did not adequately research the American Negro population. This suggests that Chesnutt believes Thomas's work lacks credibility and may not accurately represent the experiences and characteristics of the American Negro population. Therefore, the statement "True" implies that Chesnutt's critique is valid and that Thomas's research is indeed lacking.

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  • 48. 

    In reading Jane Addams account of the founding and development of Hull-House, we encounter the beginnings of philanthrope as we know it today in the U.S

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Jane Addams' account of the founding and development of Hull-House is considered to be the beginnings of philanthropy as we know it today in the U.S. Hull-House was a settlement house in Chicago that aimed to provide social and educational services to the immigrant community. Addams' work at Hull-House helped shape the field of social work and influenced the development of philanthropy in the U.S.

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  • 49. 

    Anna Julia Cooper criticizes William Dean Howell's novel An Imperative Duty for its depiction of African Americans as an uncultivated people. Cooper demonstrates through her own abilities as a writer that Howell's generalization of African Americans as uncultivated is false.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anna Julia Cooper criticizes William Dean Howell's novel An Imperative Duty for its depiction of African Americans as an uncultivated people. Cooper demonstrates through her own abilities as a writer that Howell's generalization of African Americans as uncultivated is false. This suggests that the statement "Cooper demonstrates through her own abilities as a writer that Howell's generalization of African Americans as uncultivated is false" is true.

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  • 50. 

    According to Theodore Roosevelt's American Ideals (chapter II), if one comes to America and does not become Americanized, they also fail to remain a European, and they actually become nothing at al

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Theodore Roosevelt's American Ideals, if someone comes to America and does not become Americanized, they not only fail to remain European but also become nothing at all. This suggests that Roosevelt believed in the importance of assimilation and adopting American values and ideals in order to fully belong and thrive in the country. Therefore, the statement "True" indicates that Roosevelt believed that failing to become Americanized would result in losing one's European identity and becoming insignificant.

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