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Are you excited about your English III Honors Class online exam? Would you be able to ACE this quiz? This quiz requires you to understand what the definition of plain style is, what is the definition of motivation as it relates to literary work, what is an allusion, what is tone, what is a metaphor, and what is a symbol. This quiz is all about the English Honors class. You can do it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the definition of plain style?

    • A.

      The substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt

    • B.

      A style of writing used by Puritans to imitate the bible

    • C.

      A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself

    • D.

      A style of writing that helps the reader understand how plain the writer is

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. A style of writing used by Puritans to imitate the bible
    Explanation
    The definition of plain style is a style of writing used by Puritans to imitate the bible. This means that the Puritans would write in a simple, straightforward, and unadorned manner, similar to the writing style found in the Bible. This style was favored by the Puritans as it reflected their religious beliefs and values.

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  • 2. 

    What is the definition of motivation as it relates to a literary work?

    • A.

      The first section of a work in which we come to find out what drives the action of the story

    • B.

      The way a character moves and speaks

    • C.

      The inspiration the author receives to write a work of literature

    • D.

      The reasons for a character’s behavior

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. The reasons for a character’s behavior
    Explanation
    Motivation in a literary work refers to the reasons behind a character's behavior. It helps to explain their actions, decisions, and reactions throughout the story. Understanding a character's motivation allows readers to delve deeper into their psyche and comprehend their role in the narrative. By exploring the reasons behind a character's behavior, the author can create a more complex and realistic portrayal, making the story more engaging and relatable for the readers.

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  • 3. 

    What is an allusion?

    • A.

      Something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality

    • B.

      Aberration, fantasy, chimera

    • C.

      The state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension

    • D.

      A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture
    Explanation
    An allusion is a reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture. It is a way for writers or speakers to indirectly refer to something or someone without explicitly stating it. Allusions can add depth and meaning to a text by drawing upon the reader's existing knowledge and associations with the referenced person or thing.

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  • 4. 

    What is tone?

    • A.

      Any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc

    • B.

      The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience

    • C.

      The pitch of a word used to determine its meaning or to distinguish differences in meaning

    • D.

      The different colors you see when you read certain words or phrases

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. The attitude a writer takes toward the subject of a work, the characters in it, or the audience
    Explanation
    Tone refers to the attitude that a writer adopts towards the subject matter, characters, or audience in a work. It is a reflection of the writer's emotions, opinions, and perspectives, which can greatly influence the overall mood and atmosphere of the writing. The tone can be conveyed through the choice of words, sentence structure, and overall writing style. It helps to create a certain emotional response or connection with the reader and adds depth and complexity to the piece of writing.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following choices is a metaphor?

    • A.

      Her long, full hair resembled the hair of a lioness.

    • B.

      Her body was just a shell; her true self was within.

    • C.

      His breath smelled like mustard gas and roses.

    • D.

      The heart in the human body is like a pump.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her body was just a shell; her true self was within.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Her body was just a shell; her true self was within." This is a metaphor because it compares the body to a shell, implying that it is empty and lacking substance, while the true self is hidden inside. This comparison helps to convey a deeper meaning and create a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 6. 

    What is a symbol?

    • A.

      A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself

    • B.

      A letter, figure, or other character or mark or a combination of letters or the like used to designate something

    • C.

      The use of language to evoke a a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, thing, place, etc

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself
    Explanation
    A symbol is a person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and also represents or stands for something beyond its literal definition. Symbols are commonly used in literature, art, and communication to convey deeper meanings or ideas. They can evoke emotions, convey abstract concepts, or represent larger themes or concepts. Symbols often carry cultural or contextual significance, and their interpretation can vary depending on the individual or culture.

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  • 7. 

    What is a captivity narrative?

    • A.

      Stories that recount the kidnapping of settlers by Native Americans

    • B.

      Stories that describe women as oppressed beings that have been held captive by men

    • C.

      Stories that have a three part structure that includes enslavement, escape, and freedom

    Correct Answer
    A. Stories that recount the kidnapping of settlers by Native Americans
    Explanation
    A captivity narrative refers to stories that recount the kidnapping of settlers by Native Americans. These narratives typically depict the experiences of individuals who were captured and held captive by Native American tribes. They often highlight the hardships and struggles faced by the captives, as well as their eventual escape or release. Captivity narratives were popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and served to shape public opinion and perpetuate stereotypes about Native Americans.

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  • 8. 

    What is a polyglot? 

    • A.

      The study of language meaning

    • B.

      Able to speak and write in many languages; multilingual

    • C.

      Believing in many gods

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Able to speak and write in many languages; multilingual
    Explanation
    A polyglot is someone who is able to speak and write in many languages, making them multilingual. This term refers to individuals who have a high level of proficiency in multiple languages. It does not pertain to the study of language meaning or believing in many gods.

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  • 9. 

    What is a brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life?

    Correct Answer
    aphorism
    Aphorism
    aphorisms
    Aphorisms
    Explanation
    An aphorism is a concise and cleverly worded statement that offers a wise observation about life. It is a brief expression of a general truth or principle, often presented in a memorable and impactful way. Aphorisms are commonly used in literature, philosophy, and everyday conversations to convey deep insights or moral lessons in a succinct manner. They are considered to be a form of wisdom literature and are valued for their ability to encapsulate complex ideas or truths about human nature and the world we live in.

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  • 10. 

    The basic dictionary definition of a word is known as the word's WHAT?

    Correct Answer
    denotation
    dennotation
    Explanation
    The basic dictionary definition of a word is known as its denotation or dennote. Denotation refers to the literal or primary meaning of a word, independent of any emotional or cultural associations. It is the objective and universally accepted definition that can be found in a dictionary.

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  • 11. 

    Which work of literature that we read this year had George and Lennie as the main characters?

    Correct Answer
    of mice and men
    Of Mice and Men
    Mice and Men
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Of Mice and Men." This is a work of literature that features George and Lennie as the main characters. The other options provided are variations of the correct answer, with slight differences in capitalization and punctuation. However, they all refer to the same book.

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  • 12. 

    When the speaker in Holmes’s “The Chambered Nautilus” speaks to the shell (an inanimate object), he uses a technique referred to as:

    • A.

      Apostrophe

    • B.

      Dialogue

    • C.

      Catalog

    • D.

      Analogy

    • E.

      Euphemism

    Correct Answer
    A. Apostrophe
    Explanation
    In literature, apostrophe is a technique where the speaker addresses an inanimate object or an absent person as if they were present and able to respond. In "The Chambered Nautilus," the speaker directly addresses the shell, expressing admiration and asking rhetorical questions. This technique adds a sense of personification and emotional depth to the poem, allowing the speaker to convey their thoughts and feelings more effectively.

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  • 13. 

    When Whitman and Dickinson begin multiple lines of verse with the same word, we call this:

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Free verse

    • C.

      Catalog

    • D.

      Anaphora

    • E.

      Treason

    Correct Answer
    D. Anaphora
    Explanation
    Anaphora is the correct answer because it refers to the repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of multiple lines of verse. This technique is often used to create emphasis, rhythm, and to make a point more memorable to the reader. Both Whitman and Dickinson were known for their use of anaphora in their poetry, which helped to enhance the overall impact and meaning of their work.

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  • 14. 

    Johnny is writing an essay. As he tries to improve his writing, he changes his choice of words many times. For example, he changes “pushy” to “pugnacious.” What is Johnny improving?

    • A.

      Dialogue

    • B.

      Diction

    • C.

      Paraphrasing

    • D.

      Semantics

    • E.

      Etymology

    Correct Answer
    B. Diction
    Explanation
    Johnny is improving his diction. Diction refers to the choice and use of words in writing or speaking. By changing his choice of words from "pushy" to "pugnacious," Johnny is improving the precision and effectiveness of his language.

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  • 15. 

    Miss Londeree wants her students to do a research project that requires students to find the origin of a specific word, and how the meaning of the word has changed over time. She should ask that students research these words.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Etymology

    • D.

      Archetype

    • E.

      Attitude

    Correct Answer
    C. Etymology
    Explanation
    Miss Londeree should ask her students to research the word "etymology" because it specifically refers to the origin and historical development of words. By researching the etymology of a word, students can explore how the meaning of the word has changed over time. This aligns with Miss Londeree's goal of having her students find the origin of a specific word and understand its evolving meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Plays are divided into, which may include changes of place and time, but generally function as large-scale segments of the plot.

    • A.

      Acts

    • B.

      Scenes

    • C.

      Sections

    • D.

      Paragraphs

    • E.

      Stanzas

    Correct Answer
    A. Acts
    Explanation
    Plays are divided into acts, which are large-scale segments of the plot. Acts usually consist of multiple scenes and can involve changes in place and time. They help structure the play and provide breaks or transitions in the storyline. Acts allow for the development of different plot points, themes, or conflicts within the play, and often mark significant shifts or developments in the narrative.

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  • 17. 

    A standard plot of this genre of prose, a white woman is kidnapped and trapped in a Native American society. Her Christianity, strength, and virtue are put to the test. This genre is best defined as...

    • A.

      A biography

    • B.

      An autobiography

    • C.

      A captivity narrative

    • D.

      A slave narrative

    • E.

      A confession

    Correct Answer
    C. A captivity narrative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a captivity narrative. This genre typically involves a white woman being kidnapped and held captive in a Native American society, where her Christian beliefs, strength, and virtue are challenged. Captivity narratives were popular in early American literature and often depicted the struggles and experiences of individuals who were taken captive by Native Americans.

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  • 18. 

    Benjamin Franklin was famous for these special sayings, because they were brief and made wise observations about life.

    • A.

      Aphorisms

    • B.

      Anachromisms

    • C.

      Quotations

    • D.

      Euphemisms

    • E.

      Kites

    Correct Answer
    A. Aphorisms
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin was known for his aphorisms, which were short, concise statements that offered insightful observations about life. These aphorisms were popular because they provided wisdom and guidance in a succinct and memorable way. Unlike anachronisms, which are chronological inconsistencies, quotations, which are cited statements from others, euphemisms, which are polite substitutes for harsh or unpleasant words, or kites, which are objects flown in the air, aphorisms specifically refer to Franklin's special sayings that were famous for their brevity and wisdom.

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  • 19. 

    In “The Raven,” Poe includes images such as a dying fire and rustling curtains, as well the background of night and the month of December, to construct the setting of the poem. The language he uses, along with images which depict the physical setting of the poem, help to convey the poem’s ____________

    • A.

      Atmosphere

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Parallelism

    • D.

      Irony

    • E.

      Apostrophe

    Correct Answer
    A. Atmosphere
    Explanation
    The correct answer is atmosphere. In "The Raven," Poe uses vivid images and descriptive language to create a specific mood or atmosphere for the poem. The mention of a dying fire, rustling curtains, and the background of night and December all contribute to a dark and eerie atmosphere. This helps to set the tone of the poem and create a sense of mystery and suspense.

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  • 20. 

    The____________ of a story includes the following elements: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Semantics

    • C.

      Setting

    • D.

      Plot

    • E.

      Narration

    Correct Answer
    D. Plot
    Explanation
    The correct answer is plot because the plot of a story refers to the sequence of events that occur, including the exposition (introduction of characters and setting), rising action (build-up of conflict and tension), climax (turning point or highest point of tension), falling action (events that occur after the climax), and resolution (conclusion or outcome of the story). The plot is essential in driving the narrative forward and creating a coherent and engaging story structure.

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  • 21. 

    Ben looks at his younger sister Jan and asks “are you stupid?”. Tommy doesn’t expect Jane to answer him. What kind of question did Tommy ask?

    • A.

      A stupid question

    • B.

      A probing question

    • C.

      A rhetorical question

    • D.

      A restrictive question

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. A rhetorical question
    Explanation
    Tommy asked a rhetorical question. A rhetorical question is a question that is asked for effect or to make a point, rather than to elicit a response. In this case, Tommy doesn't expect Jane to answer him, indicating that he is not seeking a response but rather using the question to express his opinion or make a statement about her intelligence.

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  • 22. 

     A story that is told from the third-person point of view will always have a__________ that is not a character in the book, as opposed to a story told in the first-person point of view, in which the_______is the main character. (The answer in both blanks is the same term.)  

    • A.

      Protagonist

    • B.

      Antagonist

    • C.

      Narrator

    • D.

      Character

    • E.

      Intruder

    Correct Answer
    C. Narrator
    Explanation
    A story that is told from the third-person point of view will always have a narrator that is not a character in the book, as opposed to a story told in the first-person point of view, in which the narrator is the main character. In third-person point of view, the narrator is an outside observer who tells the story from an objective perspective, providing insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of multiple characters. The narrator's role is to provide an unbiased account of the events and guide the reader through the story.

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  • 23. 

    The killing of Candy’s dog in Of Mice and Men______he killing of Lennie.

    • A.

      Foreshadowed

    • B.

      Predicted

    • C.

      Personified

    • D.

      Symbolized

    • E.

      Euphemized

    Correct Answer
    A. Foreshadowed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "foreshadowed". In the novel Of Mice and Men, the killing of Candy's dog serves as a foreshadowing of the killing of Lennie. Both events involve the mercy killing of a vulnerable character by someone who cares about them. The dog's death foreshadows Lennie's death, as it suggests that George may eventually have to make a similar difficult decision to end Lennie's life to spare him from a worse fate. This foreshadowing creates tension and anticipation for the reader, hinting at the tragic events that will unfold later in the story.

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  • 24. 

    Dickinson uses when she gives the soul in her poem a gender and the ability to make decisions.

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Metaphors

    • E.

      Modifiers

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    In this poem, Dickinson personifies the soul by giving it a gender and the ability to make decisions. Personification is the literary device where non-human or abstract things are given human qualities. By personifying the soul, Dickinson is able to create a more relatable and vivid image for the reader. This allows the reader to better understand and connect with the emotions and experiences being described in the poem.

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  • 25. 

    The cliff’s repeated use of the phrase “Give me some tobacco” in “The Origin of Stories” is an example of________________.  

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Apostrophe

    • C.

      Repetition

    • D.

      Alliteration

    • E.

      Allusion

    Correct Answer
    C. Repetition
    Explanation
    The correct answer is repetition. In "The Origin of Stories," the cliff repeatedly uses the phrase "Give me some tobacco." This repetition emphasizes the cliff's desire for tobacco and creates a rhythmic pattern in the text. It also helps to reinforce the importance of tobacco in the story.

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  • 26. 

    You can learn a lot about the characters in stories through their _______ especially through conversations with other characters.  

    • A.

      Dialogue

    • B.

      Semantics

    • C.

      Asides

    • D.

      Footnotes

    • E.

      Body movements

    Correct Answer
    A. Dialogue
    Explanation
    In stories, dialogue plays a crucial role in revealing the characteristics of the characters. Through conversations with other characters, the readers can gain insights into their personalities, beliefs, motivations, and relationships. Dialogue allows the characters to express their thoughts, emotions, and intentions, providing a deeper understanding of their traits and the dynamics between them. By analyzing the dialogue, readers can infer the characters' values, attitudes, and communication styles, ultimately enhancing their comprehension and connection with the story.

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  • 27. 

    Authors employ to help create a picture or concrete image in the mind of the reader.

    • A.

      Euphemisms

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Imagery

    • D.

      Foreshadowing

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Imagery
    Explanation
    Authors use imagery to help create a vivid mental picture or concrete image in the mind of the reader. Imagery involves the use of descriptive language and sensory details to evoke the reader's senses and bring the story or poem to life. By using imagery, authors can make their writing more engaging and immersive, allowing readers to visualize and experience the events and settings described in the text.

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  • 28. 

    The desire for enormous audiences has tempted the media to__________ the English language.  

    • A.

      Streamline

    • B.

      Blend

    • C.

      Homogenize

    • D.

      Euphemize

    • E.

      Industrialize

    Correct Answer
    C. Homogenize
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "homogenize". The sentence suggests that the media's desire for large audiences has led them to make the English language more uniform and standardized, possibly by simplifying or standardizing its use. This could be done to appeal to a wider range of people and make the language more accessible to a larger audience.

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  • 29. 

    There are four types of shifts in the English language: specialization, generalization, elevation, and degeneration.

    • A.

      Semantic

    • B.

      Dialogue

    • C.

      Narration

    • D.

      Setting

    • E.

      Maneuvering

    Correct Answer
    A. Semantic
    Explanation
    Semantic refers to the meaning or interpretation of words and language. In the context of the given information about shifts in the English language, semantic can be understood as a type of shift that involves changes in the meaning or usage of words. This could include the evolution of words over time, changes in connotation or denotation, or shifts in the understanding of certain terms within a specific community or field.

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  • 30. 

    “Passed away” is a for died.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Euphemism

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Symbol

    Correct Answer
    B. Euphemism
    Explanation
    The phrase "passed away" is commonly used as a more gentle and indirect way to refer to someone's death. It is considered a euphemism because it replaces the more direct and harsh term "died" with a softer and less emotionally charged expression. Euphemisms are often used to make difficult or sensitive topics more comfortable to discuss.

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  • 31. 

    These stories have a three-part structure that includes enslavement, escape, and freedom.

    • A.

      Captivity narrative

    • B.

      Feminist narrative

    • C.

      Interracial narrative

    • D.

      Slave narrative

    • E.

      Political narrative

    Correct Answer
    D. Slave narrative
    Explanation
    A slave narrative is a genre of literature that tells the story of a person's experience as a slave, typically focusing on their enslavement, escape, and ultimate freedom. These narratives were written by former slaves themselves or based on their accounts, and they served as powerful tools for abolitionists in the fight against slavery. By highlighting the brutal realities of slavery and the resilience of those who endured it, slave narratives played a significant role in shaping public opinion and advocating for the abolition of slavery.

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  • 32. 

    To which of the following groups does Edgar Allan Poe belong?

    • A.

      Southern Gothic Literature

    • B.

      Transcendentalism Authors

    • C.

      Harlem Renaissance Authors

    • D.

      Dark Romantic Literature

    Correct Answer
    D. Dark Romantic Literature
    Explanation
    Edgar Allan Poe belongs to the group of Dark Romantic Literature. This is because his works often explored themes of death, madness, and the supernatural, and he is considered one of the pioneers of this genre. Poe's stories and poems, such as "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven," are known for their dark and eerie atmosphere, as well as their exploration of the human psyche. His writing style and subject matter greatly influenced future horror and mystery writers, making him a key figure in the Dark Romantic movement.

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  • 33. 

    To which of the following groups does Langston Hughes belong?

    • A.

      Harlem Renaissance

    • B.

      Southern Gothic Writers

    • C.

      Dark Romantics

    • D.

      Transcendentalists

    Correct Answer
    A. Harlem Renaissance
    Explanation
    Langston Hughes belongs to the Harlem Renaissance group. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that took place in the 1920s and 1930s in Harlem, New York. It was a time when African American artists, writers, musicians, and intellectuals flourished and celebrated their cultural identity. Langston Hughes was one of the key figures of this movement, known for his poetry, novels, and plays that explored the African American experience and celebrated black culture. His works often addressed issues of racial identity, social inequality, and the struggle for equality, making him an important voice of the Harlem Renaissance.

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  • 34. 

    To which of the following groups does Flannery O'Connor belong?

    • A.

      Dark Romantic Writers

    • B.

      Transcendentalist Writers

    • C.

      Southern Gothic Writers

    • D.

      Fairy Tale Writers

    Correct Answer
    C. Southern Gothic Writers
    Explanation
    Flannery O'Connor belongs to the group of Southern Gothic Writers. This is evident in her works which often depict the grotesque, macabre, and flawed characters set in the Southern United States. O'Connor's stories explore themes of religion, morality, and the human condition, often with a dark and unsettling tone. Her use of violence, irony, and religious symbolism are characteristic of the Southern Gothic genre, making her a prominent figure in this group of writers.

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  • 35. 

    The Roots of Modern English: Which of the following theories of language development asserts that speech began when humans started imitating the sounds around them?  

    • A.

      Ding-dong

    • B.

      Bow-wow

    • C.

      Yo-he-ho

    • D.

      Pooh-pooh

    Correct Answer
    B. Bow-wow
    Explanation
    The theory of language development that asserts that speech began when humans started imitating the sounds around them is known as the "bow-wow" theory. This theory suggests that early humans began to associate certain sounds with specific objects or actions, and eventually developed words to represent those sounds. This theory is based on the idea that language originated from the natural sounds in the environment and the imitation of those sounds by early humans.

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  • 36. 

    Read the following passage from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” then answer the question below.   Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.   Focus on the second line of the passage. The words “I” and “by” in line two represent:

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Assonance

    Correct Answer
    B. Assonance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is assonance. Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words. In the second line of the passage, the vowel sound in "I" is repeated in "by," creating an assonance. This repetition of the long "I" sound adds a musical quality to the line and contributes to the overall rhythm and flow of the poem.

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  • 37. 

    Words that connote “something new” are fresh, modern, and innovative.   Weary of the year’s boring designs, the company was seeking a     look.   Which italicized word from above fits the context of the sentence the best?

    • A.

      Fresh

    • B.

      Modern

    • C.

      Innovative

    Correct Answer
    C. Innovative
    Explanation
    The company is described as being "weary of the year's boring designs," indicating that they are looking for something new and exciting. The word "innovative" best fits this context as it connotes the idea of introducing something new and original.

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  • 38. 

    Words that connote “to judge” are assess, discriminate, and censure. Holly found it difficult to__________between the various shades of light blue. Which italicized word from above fits the context of the sentence the best?  

    • A.

      Assess

    • B.

      Discriminate

    • C.

      Censure

    Correct Answer
    B. Discriminate
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "discriminate" fits the sentence the best. The sentence suggests that Holly had difficulty distinguishing or differentiating between the various shades of light blue. The word "discriminate" can mean to recognize or perceive a difference, which aligns with the idea of distinguishing between different shades.

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  • 39. 

    Words that connote “equality” are identical, equivalent, and corresponding.  Michelle asked what the word_________to the English “internet” was in French. Which italicized word from above fits the context of the sentence the best?  

    • A.

      Identical

    • B.

      Equivalent

    • C.

      Corresponding

    Correct Answer
    B. Equivalent
    Explanation
    The word "equivalent" fits the context of the sentence the best because it suggests that Michelle is looking for a word in French that has the same meaning or represents the same concept as the English word "internet".

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following types of Native American Oral Narrative “explains the movements of a tribe, and thus frequently recount the colonization of the tribe by Europeans”?

    • A.

      Origin and Emergence

    • B.

      Culture Hero Story

    • C.

      Historical Narrative

    • D.

      Trickster Tale

    • E.

      Captivity Narrative

    Correct Answer
    C. Historical Narrative
    Explanation
    Historical Narratives are a type of Native American Oral Narrative that explains the movements of a tribe and often recount the colonization of the tribe by Europeans. These narratives provide a historical account of events and serve as a way for the tribe to preserve and pass down their history and cultural heritage. They offer insights into the impact of colonization on Native American tribes and their experiences during this time period.

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  • 41. 

    Which of the following types of Oral Narratives dramatizes a people’s beliefs about how “a remarkable individual altered the original world and social order to its culturally accepted form”?

    • A.

      Origin and Emergence

    • B.

      Culture Hero Story

    • C.

      Historical Narrative

    • D.

      Trickster Tale

    • E.

      Captivity Narrative

    Correct Answer
    B. Culture Hero Story
    Explanation
    A Culture Hero Story is a type of Oral Narrative that dramatizes a people's beliefs about how "a remarkable individual altered the original world and social order to its culturally accepted form." This type of narrative often features a hero figure who possesses extraordinary abilities or qualities and is responsible for shaping the cultural norms and values of a society. These stories serve to explain the origins of certain customs, traditions, or social structures and reinforce the cultural identity and values of a community.

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  • 42. 

    Which of the following best describes the setting of the play "The Crucible"?

    • A.

      1692 Salem, Massachusetts

    • B.

      1792 Salem, Massachusetts

    • C.

      1692 Boston, Massachusetts

    • D.

      1792 Boston, Massachusetts

    Correct Answer
    A. 1692 Salem, Massachusetts
    Explanation
    The play "The Crucible" is set in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts. This is evident from the historical context of the play, which is based on the Salem witch trials that took place in that year. The play explores the hysteria and paranoia surrounding the accusations of witchcraft in the Puritan community of Salem during this time period. Therefore, the correct answer is 1692 Salem, Massachusetts.

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  • 43. 

    What is a “crucible”?

    • A.

      A challenge in which only a very brave person can be victorious

    • B.

      A severe test or trial

    • C.

      A situation that demands every character be emotionally vulnerable

    • D.

      A process that judges right and wrong

    Correct Answer
    B. A severe test or trial
    Explanation
    A "crucible" refers to a severe test or trial. It signifies a challenging situation that puts individuals through intense pressure or difficulty, pushing them to their limits. This term is often used to describe situations that require individuals to display their strength, resilience, and ability to overcome adversity. In a crucible, individuals are tested and may undergo significant personal growth as a result of their experiences.

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  • 44. 

    In Of Mice and Men, which character said: “I ought to of shot that dog myself. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.”

    • A.

      Candy

    • B.

      Carlson

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Lennie

    • E.

      George

    Correct Answer
    A. Candy
    Explanation
    In the novel Of Mice and Men, Candy is the character who said, "I ought to of shot that dog myself. I shouldn't ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog." This statement shows Candy's regret and guilt over allowing someone else to kill his old and loyal dog. It highlights his attachment to the dog and his sense of responsibility towards it. Candy's words also reflect his loneliness and the loss of companionship that he feels after his dog's death.

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  • 45. 

    What is metafiction?

    • A.

      Fiction that is aware that it is fiction

    • B.

      Fiction that runs multiple story lines simultaneously

    • C.

      Fiction that uses elevated diction

    Correct Answer
    A. Fiction that is aware that it is fiction
    Explanation
    Metafiction refers to a type of fiction that is self-aware, acknowledging its own fictional nature. It often breaks the fourth wall, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, and may include elements such as characters directly addressing the reader or commenting on the narrative itself. This self-reflexive approach allows the author to explore the nature of storytelling and challenge traditional narrative conventions. By being conscious of its own artificiality, metafiction invites readers to question the boundaries between fiction and reality, offering a unique and often thought-provoking reading experience.

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  • 46. 

    Who is the author of Of Mice and Men?

    • A.

      John Steinbeck

    • B.

      William Faulkner

    • C.

      F. Scott Fitzgerald

    • D.

      Mark Twain

    Correct Answer
    A. John Steinbeck
    Explanation
    John Steinbeck is the author of Of Mice and Men. This novel, published in 1937, tells the story of two displaced ranch workers, George and Lennie, during the Great Depression. Steinbeck's writing explores themes of friendship, dreams, and the harsh realities of life. His vivid descriptions and compelling characters make Of Mice and Men a classic in American literature.

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  • 47. 

    Of Mice and Men comes full circle when the setting of chapter 6, their campsite by a river, is the same location as the opening of the novella. The atmosphere at the end of the book, however, is different than it was in chapter one. Why?

    • A.

      The time is night instead of day, which makes the setting drearier than before.

    • B.

      There are no animals there in chapter 6, and rabbits and other creatures were there before.

    • C.

      There is an act of violence and death in chapter 6, and things were peaceful in the first chapter

    • D.

      There have been acts of vandalism at the site when the men return there in chapter 6.

    Correct Answer
    C. There is an act of violence and death in chapter 6, and things were peaceful in the first chapter
    Explanation
    In chapter 6 of Of Mice and Men, there is an act of violence and death, which contrasts with the peaceful atmosphere in the first chapter. This change in atmosphere is significant because it represents the tragic turn of events that occur throughout the novella. The act of violence and death serves as a culmination of the conflicts and tensions that have been building up, ultimately leading to a darker and more somber tone in the final chapter. It highlights the destructive nature of human relationships and the harsh realities of life, creating a stark contrast to the initial sense of hope and innocence portrayed in the opening chapter.

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  • 48. 

    The climax of Of Mice and Men is when George shoots Lennie

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The climax of Of Mice and Men is actually when Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife, leading to the inevitable confrontation between George and Lennie. George ultimately makes the difficult decision to shoot Lennie himself, in order to spare him from a more brutal fate at the hands of the angry mob seeking revenge. This moment is pivotal in the story as it showcases the depth of George and Lennie's friendship and the harsh realities of their circumstances.

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  • 49. 

    In Of Mice and Men, George doesn't let Candy join them in buying the house because it is George and Lennie's private dream to do so.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    George doesn't let Candy join them in buying the house because Candy doesn't have enough money to contribute towards the purchase. George and Lennie's dream is to have their own place, but they need to save up enough money on their own to make it happen. Therefore, the statement that George doesn't let Candy join them in buying the house because it is their private dream is false.

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  • 50. 

    In Of Mice and Men, Lennie crushes Curley's hand after Curley attacks George.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the novel Of Mice and Men, Lennie does not crush Curley's hand after Curley attacks George. Instead, Lennie defends himself by grabbing Curley's hand and squeezing it tightly until George tells him to let go. This incident occurs when Curley starts a fight with Lennie, and Lennie's reaction is purely defensive rather than aggressive. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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