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  • 1. 

    What makes the barber nervous when the customer enters the shop?

    • A.

      The customer has guards with him

    • B.

      He realizes who the customer is

    • C.

      He worries that the customer will the notice the object he has hidden in the room

    Correct Answer
    B. He realizes who the customer is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he realizes who the customer is". This suggests that the barber becomes nervous when he recognizes the identity of the customer. This could imply that the customer is someone important or powerful, causing the barber to feel anxious or intimidated.

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  • 2. 

    What does the line "I estimated he had four-days' growth of beard, the four days he had been gone on the last foray after our men" tell the reader?

    • A.

      That the customer does not want to be recognized

    • B.

      That the customer works in rescue operations

    • C.

      That the customer is a powerful man

    • D.

      That the customer and the barber are on opposite sids of the conflict

    Correct Answer
    D. That the customer and the barber are on opposite sids of the conflict
    Explanation
    The line suggests that the customer and the barber are on opposite sides of a conflict. The mention of the customer's four-day growth of beard, which occurred during his absence on a "foray after our men," implies that he is involved in some form of military or combative activity. This indicates a divide between the customer, who is likely a participant in the conflict, and the barber, who may hold a different perspective or allegiance.

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  • 3. 

    What fantasy does the barber entertain as he shaves his customer?

    • A.

      He imagines Torres making him a general in the army

    • B.

      He imagines being awarded a fancy new barbershop and new tools

    • C.

      He imagines his customer's death

    • D.

      He imagines escaping the fate that awaits him that night

    Correct Answer
    C. He imagines his customer's death
    Explanation
    The barber entertains the fantasy of his customer's death while he shaves him. This suggests that the barber may have negative feelings towards his customer, possibly due to political or personal reasons. The fantasy could also be a reflection of the barber's desire for revenge or a way for him to cope with his own impending fate, as mentioned in the last option. It adds an element of suspense and tension to the story, creating a sense of intrigue and mystery.

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  • 4. 

    The action of this short story suggests that the two men re living in a country_______.

    • A.

      That has recently lost its king

    • B.

      That is under the rule of an oppressive regime

    • C.

      That has recently adopted democracy

    • D.

      That is at war with another country

    Correct Answer
    B. That is under the rule of an oppressive regime
    Explanation
    The action of the short story suggests that the two men are living in a country that is under the rule of an oppressive regime. This can be inferred from the fact that the two men are engaged in secretive and risky activities such as smuggling and hiding a radio, which indicates that they are living in a society where freedom and expression are restricted. Additionally, the oppressive nature of the regime is further emphasized by the constant fear and paranoia exhibited by the characters throughout the story.

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  • 5. 

    My boss is so________________, she checks in with us even when she is on vacation.

    • A.

      Conscientious

    • B.

      Indelible

    • C.

      Regime

    • D.

      Rejuvenate

    Correct Answer
    A. Conscientious
    Explanation
    The word "conscientious" means to be diligent, responsible, and thorough in one's work. In this context, it suggests that the boss is dedicated and committed to her job, as she continues to check in with her team even while on vacation. This behavior demonstrates her conscientiousness and dedication towards her work responsibilities.

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  • 6. 

    The ocean's waves made Trixie queasy, so she was glad when the boat reached the _________________water of the harbor.

    • A.

      Tranquil

    • B.

      Emit

    • C.

      Venture

    • D.

      Rejuvenate

    Correct Answer
    A. Tranquil
    Explanation
    The word "tranquil" means calm and peaceful. In the given sentence, Trixie is feeling queasy because of the ocean's waves. Therefore, she would be relieved and glad when the boat reaches the calm and peaceful water of the harbor.

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  • 7. 

    Eating a piece of fruit in the afternoon will ___________________you better than a candy bar.

    • A.

      Rejuvenate

    • B.

      Emit

    • C.

      Indelible

    • D.

      Conscientious

    Correct Answer
    A. Rejuvenate
    Explanation
    Eating a piece of fruit in the afternoon will rejuvenate you better than a candy bar. This means that consuming fruit will make you feel refreshed and revitalized, whereas a candy bar will not have the same effect.

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  • 8. 

    This story is told in ________________.

    • A.

      First-person point of view

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Setting

    • D.

      Third-person point of view

    Correct Answer
    A. First-person point of view
    Explanation
    This question is asking about the narrative perspective used in the story. The correct answer is "first-person point of view" because the story is told from the perspective of the narrator, who is directly involved in the events and shares their thoughts and experiences. This can be inferred from the use of the pronouns "I" and "me" throughout the story, indicating that the narrator is a character within the story.

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  • 9. 

    The_____________ of this story is a barber.

    • A.

      Narrator

    • B.

      Internal monologue

    • C.

      Point of view

    • D.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    A. Narrator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "narrator". In a story, the narrator is the person who tells the story and provides the perspective through which the events are presented. The narrator can be a character within the story or an outside observer. In this case, the story is being told from the perspective of a barber, indicating that the barber is the narrator of the story.

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  • 10. 

    A short story's _____________ is also known as its atmosphere.

    • A.

      Setting

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Point of view

    • D.

      Irony

    Correct Answer
    B. Mood
    Explanation
    The mood of a short story refers to the overall emotional atmosphere or tone that is created by the author. It is the feeling that the reader gets while reading the story, and it helps to set the overall tone and atmosphere of the narrative. The mood can be created through the use of descriptive language, imagery, and the actions and emotions of the characters. It is an important element of storytelling as it helps to engage the reader and evoke specific emotions and reactions.

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  • 11. 

    To describe _________________, you must know the time and place in which a story takes place.

    • A.

      Denouement

    • B.

      Conflict

    • C.

      Setting

    • D.

      Characterization

    Correct Answer
    C. Setting
    Explanation
    In order to accurately describe the setting of a story, one must have knowledge of the time and place in which the story occurs. The setting provides the backdrop for the events and actions that take place, influencing the overall tone and atmosphere of the narrative. Understanding the setting helps the reader to visualize the surroundings and better comprehend the characters' experiences within the story.

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  • 12. 

    A character's ____________can share private thoughts and feelings.

    • A.

      Theme

    • B.

      Mood

    • C.

      Conflict

    • D.

      Internal monologue

    Correct Answer
    D. Internal monologue
    Explanation
    An internal monologue refers to a character's inner thoughts and feelings that are not shared with others. It allows the reader to gain insight into the character's perspective, motivations, and emotions. Through an internal monologue, the character can express their private thoughts and feelings, providing a deeper understanding of their personality and inner world. This narrative device helps to develop the character and adds depth to the storytelling.

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