Honors English 10 - Final Exam Review

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See if you know about the basic plot structure of the three books we read, along with the literary devices we have learned throughout the year!
NOTE: If a fill in the blank answer is at the beginning of a sentence or is a name, be sure to capitalize it!
This quiz was made by Kevin Hartnett.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who appears to have the most social power in Much Ado?

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Don John

    • C.

      Claudio

    • D.

      Borachio

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Pedro
    Explanation
    Don Pedro appears to have the most social power in Much Ado. Throughout the play, he is portrayed as a respected and influential figure. He holds the title of Prince of Aragon and is highly regarded by both the nobility and the common people. Don Pedro's social status allows him to easily manipulate and influence others, as seen in his successful matchmaking efforts for Claudio and Hero. Additionally, his leadership role in the military further enhances his social power, as he commands the respect and loyalty of his soldiers.

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  • 2. 

    Where does Much Ado take place?

    • A.

      Venice

    • B.

      Messina

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    B. Messina
    Explanation
    Much Ado takes place in Messina. This is evident from the context of the question, which asks about the setting of the play. Messina is the correct answer because it is the actual location mentioned in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare. Venice, Germany, and London are not the correct answers as they are not the settings for this particular play.

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  • 3. 

    Which two characters immediately argue upon meeting one another?

    • A.

      Hero and Claudio

    • B.

      Don Pedro and Don John

    • C.

      Beatrice and Benedick

    • D.

      Borachio and Conrade

    Correct Answer
    C. Beatrice and Benedick
    Explanation
    Beatrice and Benedick immediately argue upon meeting one another. This can be inferred from their witty and sarcastic exchanges in the play "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare. They engage in a battle of words and constantly challenge each other's intelligence and wit, creating a dynamic filled with banter and conflict. Their initial argument sets the foundation for their complicated relationship and eventual love story.

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  • 4. 

    Who instantly falls in love with Hero when he sees her?

    • A.

      Don Pedro

    • B.

      Don John

    • C.

      Conrade

    • D.

      Claudio

    Correct Answer
    D. Claudio
    Explanation
    Claudio instantly falls in love with Hero when he sees her.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ woos Hero for ______________.

    • A.

      Don John, Claudio

    • B.

      Don Pedro, Claudio

    • C.

      Claudio, Benedick

    • D.

      Benedick, Claudio

    Correct Answer
    B. Don Pedro, Claudio
    Explanation
    Don Pedro woos Hero for Claudio.

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  • 6. 

    __________, a loyal member of Leonato's family gives Leonato an account of what he heard about the wooing of Claudio, but gets it a tad mixed up.

    Correct Answer
    Antonio
    Explanation
    Antonio, a loyal member of Leonato's family, provides Leonato with information about the wooing of Claudio. However, Antonio's account is slightly confused or inaccurate.

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  • 7. 

    __________ gives Don John an account of the conversation he heard about the wooing of Claudio.

    Correct Answer
    Borachio
    Borrachio
    Explanation
    Borachio (or Borrachio) gives Don John an account of the conversation he heard about the wooing of Claudio.

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  • 8. 

    Don John's evil plan to make Hero appear unfaithful to her engaged husband used a servant of the House of Leonato, named _________ to engage in inappropriate activity with Borachio.

    • A.

      Ursula

    • B.

      Margaret

    • C.

      Hero (it was actually Hero)

    Correct Answer
    B. Margaret
    Explanation
    In Don John's evil plan, he used a servant named Margaret to engage in inappropriate activity with Borachio. This plan was aimed at making Hero, who was engaged to her husband, appear unfaithful.

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  • 9. 

    Who discovers Don John's evil plan?

    • A.

      The "Watch"

    • B.

      Leonato himself

    • C.

      Hero

    • D.

      Claudio

    Correct Answer
    A. The "Watch"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Watch." In Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing," the Watch is a group of night watchmen who overhear Borachio and Conrade discussing Don John's evil plan to ruin Hero's reputation. They report this information to the authorities, leading to the exposure of Don John's scheme.

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  • 10. 

    To whom does Don Pedro propose marriage?

    • A.

      Hero

    • B.

      Beatrice

    • C.

      Margaret

    • D.

      Ursula

    Correct Answer
    B. Beatrice
    Explanation
    Don Pedro proposes marriage to Beatrice.

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  • 11. 

    We regard Much Ado as a ____________________.

    • A.

      Shakespearean Drama

    • B.

      Shakespearean Fairytale

    • C.

      Shakespearean Comedy

    Correct Answer
    C. Shakespearean Comedy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shakespearean Comedy because "Much Ado" is one of Shakespeare's comedies. It is a play that involves humorous situations, witty dialogue, and a happy ending. The play is known for its comedic elements, such as mistaken identities, wordplay, and humorous banter between characters.

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  • 12. 

    What do some members of the populace find that prove Beatrice and Benedick's love for one another?

    • A.

      Love Sonnets

    • B.

      Letters that had been torn up

    • C.

      Nothing - the two sincerely hate each other

    • D.

      Portraits they had drawn of one another

    Correct Answer
    A. Love Sonnets
    Explanation
    Some members of the populace find love sonnets that prove Beatrice and Benedick's love for one another. These sonnets are likely written by Beatrice and Benedick themselves, expressing their true feelings for each other. The sonnets serve as evidence of their hidden love, contradicting the perception that they sincerely hate each other. The sonnets might contain romantic and affectionate language, showcasing the depth of their love and contradicting their public animosity.

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  • 13. 

    What does Scout think about her new school?

    • A.

      She is indifferent about it.

    • B.

      She absolutely loves it.

    • C.

      She despises it.

    • D.

      She does not care.

    Correct Answer
    C. She despises it.
    Explanation
    Scout despises her new school because she finds it boring and uninteresting. She expresses her dislike by saying that "there was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County." This indicates her lack of enthusiasm and negative perception towards her new school.

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  • 14. 

    Whose nose is rubbed in the dirt by Scout after school?

    • A.

      Walter Cunningham

    • B.

      Burris Ewel

    • C.

      Calupurina

    Correct Answer
    A. Walter Cunningham
    Explanation
    After school, Scout rubs Walter Cunningham's nose in the dirt. This action occurs when Walter Cunningham refuses to accept Miss Caroline's money for lunch. Scout becomes frustrated and retaliates by physically attacking Walter. This incident highlights Scout's impulsive and hot-tempered nature, as well as her loyalty towards her teacher.

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  • 15. 

    What is Scout's biggest concern after her first day of school?

    • A.

      That she will fail the first grade.

    • B.

      That she will be bullied. That she will be bullied.

    • C.

      That she will not get along in the world without Jem.

    • D.

      That she will not be allowed to read with her dad.

    Correct Answer
    D. That she will not be allowed to read with her dad.
    Explanation
    Scout's biggest concern after her first day of school is that she will not be allowed to read with her dad. This is evident from the fact that Scout is excited about starting school because she wants to learn to read, and she is disappointed when her teacher tells her that she should not read with her father anymore. This concern shows Scout's strong bond with her father and her love for reading, making it her biggest concern after her first day of school.

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  • 16. 

    In the first book of To Kill a Mockingbird, how does Scout end up in the yard of the Radleys?

    • A.

      She runs blindfolded

    • B.

      She is pushed in a tire

    • C.

      She is carried there

    • D.

      She is running away from Tim Johnson, a rabid dog.

    Correct Answer
    B. She is pushed in a tire
    Explanation
    In the first book of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout ends up in the yard of the Radleys because she is pushed in a tire.

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  • 17. 

    Once Jem and Dill become friends, Scout starts to feel a bit left out. To whom does she go to talk when she is lonely?

    • A.

      Miss Maudie Atkinson

    • B.

      Aunt Alexandra

    • C.

      Calpurnia

    • D.

      Arthur Radley

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss Maudie Atkinson
    Explanation
    When Scout starts feeling left out after Jem and Dill become friends, she seeks solace in Miss Maudie Atkinson. Miss Maudie is a kind and understanding neighbor who shares Scout's love for exploring and learning. Scout finds comfort in Miss Maudie's presence and often seeks her company when she feels lonely or left out. Miss Maudie provides Scout with guidance, advice, and a listening ear, making her a trusted confidante for Scout during this time.

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  • 18. 

    When Scout, Jem, and Dill sneak over to the Radleys, Jem loses something when he is hurrying away. What is/are this/these?

    • A.

      Glasses

    • B.

      Gum

    • C.

      Pants

    • D.

      Map

    Correct Answer
    C. Pants
    Explanation
    In the story, Scout, Jem, and Dill sneak over to the Radleys' house, and while hurrying away, Jem loses his pants. This is evident from the text, indicating that Jem's pants were left behind during their escape.

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  • 19. 

    In To Kill a Mockingbird, _________ ___________'s house is set on fire, and Atticus attempts to rescue some furniture from his/her house.

    • A.

      Mr. Avery

    • B.

      Miss Maudie

    • C.

      Aunt Alexandra

    • D.

      Tom Robinson

    Correct Answer
    B. Miss Maudie
    Explanation
    In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Miss Maudie's house is set on fire, and Atticus tries to save some furniture from her house. This event occurs after a cold winter night, when Miss Maudie's house catches fire due to a faulty fireplace. Despite the tragedy, Miss Maudie maintains a positive attitude and sees it as an opportunity to have a smaller house with a bigger garden. Atticus, being a kind and helpful neighbor, rushes to rescue some of her belongings from the fire. This incident showcases the strong bond and support within the community of Maycomb.

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  • 20. 

    Tom Robinson is arrested for ______ (1 word).

    Correct Answer
    rape
    Rape
    Explanation
    Tom Robinson is arrested for rape. The word "rape" refers to the act of forcing someone into sexual intercourse without their consent. In this context, Tom Robinson is being accused of committing this crime. The capitalization of the word does not affect the meaning, as both "rape" and "Rape" refer to the same offense.

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  • 21. 

    Who stops the mob, and quite possibly saves Atticus's life?

    • A.

      Scout

    • B.

      Jem

    • C.

      Dill

    • D.

      Tom Robinson

    Correct Answer
    A. Scout
    Explanation
    Scout stops the mob and quite possibly saves Atticus's life. Throughout the novel, Scout is portrayed as a brave and curious character. When a mob gathers outside the jail with the intention of harming Atticus, Scout recognizes one of the men and innocently starts a conversation with him. Her innocence and genuine concern for the man's son make the mob members reconsider their actions. Scout's presence and her ability to humanize the situation ultimately diffuses the tension and prevents any harm from coming to Atticus.

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  • 22. 

    What does Tom Robinson have that makes the case against him very weak?

    • A.

      An absent arm

    • B.

      A crippled arm

    • C.

      An absent leg

    • D.

      A crippled leg

    Correct Answer
    B. A crippled arm
    Explanation
    Tom Robinson having a crippled arm makes the case against him very weak because it implies that he would not have had the physical ability to commit the crime he is accused of. A crippled arm would significantly limit his capacity to inflict the injuries or carry out the actions alleged in the case, thereby weakening the prosecution's argument.

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  • 23. 

    Who is Mr. Link Deas?

    • A.

      Tom's father

    • B.

      Tom's wife's father

    • C.

      Tom's cousin

    • D.

      Tom's employer

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom's employer
    Explanation
    Mr. Link Deas is Tom's employer.

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  • 24. 

    What is Bob Ewell's reaction to Atticus defending Tom?

    • A.

      He becomes infuriated and swears revenge

    • B.

      He thinks Atticus is in the wrong, but cools off

    • C.

      He realizes Atticus is morally correct and apologizes

    • D.

      This is never explained in the text.

    Correct Answer
    A. He becomes infuriated and swears revenge
    Explanation
    Bob Ewell's reaction to Atticus defending Tom is that he becomes infuriated and swears revenge. This is evident from his aggressive behavior and threats towards Atticus and his family throughout the story. He feels humiliated and angered by Atticus challenging his false accusations and standing up for Tom, which fuels his desire for vengeance.

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  • 25. 

    Who saves Atticus's children from a malicious, drunk Mr.Ewell?

    • A.

      Nathan Radley

    • B.

      "Boo" Radley

    • C.

      Atticus

    • D.

      No one; they are killed

    Correct Answer
    B. "Boo" Radley
    Explanation
    In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, "Boo" Radley saves Atticus's children from a malicious, drunk Mr. Ewell. Boo Radley, a reclusive neighbor, has been watching over Scout and Jem throughout the story. When Mr. Ewell attacks the children on their way home from a Halloween pageant, Boo Radley intervenes and ultimately kills Mr. Ewell to protect the children. Boo's actions demonstrate his hidden bravery and his deep care for Scout and Jem's safety.

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  • 26. 

    Describing non-human items with qualities of a human is known as

    Correct Answer
    Personification
    personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the literary device used to describe non-human items with human qualities. It is a figure of speech where inanimate objects or animals are given human characteristics, such as emotions, actions, or speech. This technique is used to make the object or animal more relatable or to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. The correct answer, "personification," refers to this specific literary device.

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  • 27. 

    "Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies" would be a primary example of:

    Correct Answer
    Alliteration
    alliteration
    Explanation
    The given phrase "Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies" is a primary example of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words. In this case, the "d" sound is repeated in "Dewdrops," "Dancing," and "Down," creating a musical and rhythmic effect.

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  • 28. 

    What literary device attempts to appeal to at least one of the five senses?

    Correct Answer
    imagery
    Imagery
    Explanation
    Imagery is a literary device that attempts to appeal to at least one of the five senses. It uses vivid and descriptive language to create a mental picture or sensory experience for the reader. By engaging the senses, imagery helps to enhance the reader's understanding and enjoyment of the text.

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  • 29. 

    Which literary device is an indirect reference to something, whether it be fact or fiction?

    Correct Answer
    allusion
    Allusion
    Explanation
    An allusion is a literary device that involves making an indirect reference to something, whether it is a fact or a work of fiction. It is a way for authors to make connections and add depth to their writing by referencing something familiar to the reader. It allows the reader to draw on their prior knowledge and understanding to better comprehend the text.

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  • 30. 

    Saying something like:Seriously JokingorHonest Lawyerswould be an example of which literary device?

    Correct Answer
    oxymoron
    Oxymoron
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "oxymoron" or "Oxymoron". An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms or ideas to create a unique effect. In this case, the phrases "Seriously Joking" and "Honest Lawyers" are examples of oxymorons because they bring together words that typically have opposite meanings.

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  • 31. 

    Which literary device involves leaving out some words that the reader could fill in by him or her self?

    Correct Answer
    ellipsis
    Ellipsis
    Explanation
    The literary device that involves leaving out some words that the reader can fill in themselves is called ellipsis. Ellipsis is used to create suspense, allow for interpretation, or simply to shorten a sentence. It is a powerful tool that engages the reader's imagination and allows them to actively participate in the text by filling in the gaps.

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  • 32. 

    In the beginning of Cry, the Beloved Country Stephen Kumalo gets a letter about his _______ who is named ______ saying he/she is "ill."(To fill in the blank, write the relation of the individual to Stephen, and then put a comma. Then write his/her name. DO NOT add any spaces in your answer!)

    Correct Answer
    sister,Gertrude
    Sister,Gertrude
    sister,gertrude
    Sister,gertrude
    Explanation
    In the beginning of Cry, the Beloved Country, Stephen Kumalo receives a letter about his sister, Gertrude, stating that she is "ill."

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  • 33. 

    When Stephen Kumalo finally arrives in Johannesburg, he finds his sister in immense physical pain from her sickness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false because when Stephen Kumalo arrives in Johannesburg, he does not find his sister in immense physical pain from her sickness.

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  • 34. 

    Where is Stephen Kumalo hustled for his pound?

    • A.

      The post office

    • B.

      The train station

    • C.

      On the train

    • D.

      In his hometown

    Correct Answer
    B. The train station
    Explanation
    Stephen Kumalo is hustled for his pound at the train station. This suggests that he was approached or harassed at the train station by someone who wanted his money. The train station is a public place where people come and go, making it a likely location for such an incident to occur.

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  • 35. 

    Briefly explain why Msimangu and Stephen Kumalo did not ever use the bus while in Johannesburg:

  • 36. 

    Umfumdisi in English would most likely mean:

    • A.

      Pastor

    • B.

      Enemy

    • C.

      Friend

    • D.

      Leader

    Correct Answer
    A. Pastor
    Explanation
    Umfumdisi is a term that is derived from the Zulu language, which is spoken in South Africa. In Zulu, "umfumdisi" refers to a pastor or a religious leader. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Pastor".

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  • 37. 

    How is Shantytown (in Chapter 9) described to the reader?

    • A.

      A first person account through Stephen Kumalo

    • B.

      An omniscient observer

    • C.

      A chorus of anonymous voices

    • D.

      The police of Johannesburg

    Correct Answer
    C. A chorus of anonymous voices
    Explanation
    In Chapter 9, Shantytown is described to the reader as a chorus of anonymous voices. This suggests that the description is not limited to one specific perspective or narrator, but rather a collective voice of the people living in the town. This allows for a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the conditions and experiences within Shantytown, as it encompasses the diverse perspectives and stories of its inhabitants.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following is a reason Absalom was discharged a month early from the Reformatory?

    • A.

      He had a pregnant girlfriend

    • B.

      He bribed the guards with some things he stole

    • C.

      He had a father who was deteriorating emotionally

    • D.

      They were concerned about his health

    Correct Answer
    A. He had a pregnant girlfriend
    Explanation
    Absalom was discharged a month early from the Reformatory because he had a pregnant girlfriend. This suggests that the authorities may have considered his responsibilities towards his partner and the upcoming child, leading to an early release. The presence of a pregnant girlfriend could have been seen as a potential support system for Absalom's reintegration into society, making his early discharge a reasonable decision.

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  • 39. 

    John's son was with Stephen's son when they broke into "the rich white man's house." What is John's son's relationship to Stephen's son?

    • A.

      They are brothers

    • B.

      They are not related

    • C.

      They are cousins

    Correct Answer
    C. They are cousins
    Explanation
    The given scenario states that John's son and Stephen's son broke into "the rich white man's house" together. Based on this information, it can be inferred that John and Stephen are not siblings, as their sons are not referred to as brothers. Since they are not brothers, the most likely relationship between them is that they are cousins.

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  • 40. 

    Absalom received the death penalty on account of premeditated murder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that Absalom received the death penalty for premeditated murder, but the correct answer is False. This means that Absalom did not receive the death penalty for premeditated murder.

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  • 41. 

    Check off all of the following individuals who are convicted of a crime when in court for breaking into Mr. Jarvis's house and the murder of Arthur Jarvis.

    • A.

      Matthew Kumalo

    • B.

      Johannes

    • C.

      Absalom Kumalo

    • D.

      John Kumalo

    • E.

      Stephen Kumalo

    • F.

      Gertrude

    Correct Answer
    C. Absalom Kumalo
    Explanation
    Absalom Kumalo is the correct answer because he is specifically mentioned in the question as being in court for breaking into Mr. Jarvis's house and the murder of Arthur Jarvis. The other individuals listed are not mentioned in relation to these crimes.

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  • 42. 

    What president did Arthur Jarvis apparently admire, as one may have observed from his writings?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • C.

      Barack Obama

    • D.

      Lyndon Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    Based on Arthur Jarvis' writings, it can be inferred that he admired Abraham Lincoln. The question suggests that Jarvis's admiration for a president can be deduced from his writings, and out of the given options, Abraham Lincoln is the most likely choice. Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in American history, known for his leadership during the Civil War and his efforts to abolish slavery. Jarvis's admiration for Lincoln could be evident through his writings that may have highlighted Lincoln's values, principles, or accomplishments.

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  • 43. 

    What sentence is Absalom given at the end of the court case?

    • A.

      Death by hanging

    • B.

      Life in prison

    • C.

      He is not given a sentence because he is not found guilty

    • D.

      A suspended sentence

    • E.

      Death by firing squad

    Correct Answer
    A. Death by hanging
    Explanation
    Absalom is given the sentence of death by hanging at the end of the court case.

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  • 44. 

    John Kumalo is regarded as many as an excellent _________er, seeing as just by doing this he can "send a wave through the crowd."

    Correct Answer
    speak
    Speak
    Explanation
    John Kumalo is regarded as an excellent speaker because his ability to "send a wave through the crowd" suggests that he has a powerful and impactful speaking style. The use of the word "just" implies that speaking alone is enough for him to captivate and influence an audience. The capitalization of "Speak" reinforces the idea that speaking is a significant skill that sets John Kumalo apart.

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  • 45. 

    "Flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike."This is a primary example of which literary device?

    Correct Answer
    chiasmus
    Chiasmus
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Flowers are lovely, love is flowerlike," is an example of chiasmus. Chiasmus is a literary device where words or phrases are repeated in reverse order to create a contrasting or balanced effect. In this case, the words "flowers" and "love" are used in reverse order, creating a parallelism and emphasizing the similarity between the two concepts.

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  • 46. 

    "...and he came, and he thought, and he stopped, and then he thought again." This would be a primary example of which literary device?

    Correct Answer
    Polysyndeton
    polysyndeton
    Explanation
    This passage is an example of polysyndeton, a literary device characterized by the repetitive use of conjunctions (in this case, "and") to create a sense of emphasis, rhythm, and urgency. The repetition of "and" between each action ("he came, and he thought, and he stopped, and then he thought again") emphasizes the sequential nature of the actions and adds a sense of deliberation and contemplation to the narrative.

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  • 47. 

    The definition of ___________ is: a symbol that recurs many times in a story.

    Correct Answer
    motif
    Motif
    Explanation
    A motif is a symbol that appears repeatedly throughout a story. It can be a word, an object, or an image that represents a certain theme or idea. By using motifs, authors can create deeper meaning and add layers to their storytelling. These recurring symbols help to reinforce the central message or enhance the overall narrative structure. The correct answer, "motif" or "Motif," aligns with this definition.

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  • 48. 

    By humorously messing up words, etc, Dogberry is a master of which literary device?

    Correct Answer
    Malapropism
    malapropism
    Explanation
    Dogberry is a master of malapropism. Malapropism is a literary device where a character unintentionally uses words that sound similar but have different meanings, resulting in humorous and often nonsensical statements. Dogberry's tendency to mix up words and create comical misunderstandings showcases his skill in using malapropism.

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