Bmhs English 12 Spring Midterm - Satire Unit

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Bmhs English 12 Spring Midterm - Satire Unit

BMHS Prescott Valley, AZMs. O'Shaughnessy's English 12


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  • 1. 
    Modern English prose emerged in an age in which the Royal Society of London for the Promotion of Natural Knowledge called for writing that was 
    • A. 

      Scholarly and philosophical

    • B. 

      Epic and poetic

    • C. 

      Precise and exact

    • D. 

      Humorous and lighthearted

  • 2. 
    Neoclassical writing 
    • A. 

      Is written by Octavius of Rome

    • B. 

      Imitates the old Latin Classics

    • C. 

      Aims to create a unique English style

    • D. 

      Is translated from classical languages

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Natural phenomena were subject to superstitious interpretation by scholars.

    • B. 

      Natural phenomena were investigated and explained by kings.

    • C. 

      Natural phenomena were increasingly accounted for by scientific observation

    • D. 

      Natural phenomena were explained by poets and statesmen.

  • 4. 
     Why was the time period between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England known as the restoration?
    • A. 

      English writers were restoring early Anglo-Saxon styles of writing.

    • B. 

      England was restored to a time of war with France.

    • C. 

      The Stuart family was restored to the throne after the beheading of Oliver Cromwell.

    • D. 

      English woodworkers were very interested in restoring old pieces of furniture.

  • 5. 
    The phrase that BEST describes the attitudes of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift is 
    • A. 

      Critical and unsatisfied

    • B. 

      Respectful and humble

    • C. 

      Smug and indifferent

    • D. 

      Hopeful and optimistic

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      He plans to wait until the army retreats, so that their arrows can’t reach him.

    • B. 

      He plans to chew the bonds little by little.

    • C. 

      He plans to behave gently and submissively to gain the Lilliputians’ trust.

    • D. 

      He plans to convince the Emperor that he is a threat and must be let go.

  • 7. 
     The Lilliputian candidate who ____________ qualifies for a vacant position in a high office of the court. 
    • A. 

      Jumps highest on a rope without falling

    • B. 

      Wears the highest heeled shoes

    • C. 

      Cooks the best hard-boiled egg

    • D. 

      Spins the finest thread for their sashes

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      The color of their gloves

    • B. 

      The length of their coats

    • C. 

      The height of their heels

    • D. 

      The size of their wigs

  • 9. 
     What incident caused the splitting of ideology among the Lilliputians?
    • A. 

      A young future emperor getting kicked by a cow.

    • B. 

      A young future emperor cutting his toe on a nail.

    • C. 

      A young future emperor cutting his finger on an eggshell.

    • D. 

      A young future emperor slamming his hand shut in a window.

  • 10. 
    In part II of Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver experiences a significant change in his physical state, as he finds himself surrounded by giants in Brobdingnag.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
     Gulliver has difficulty coping with the flies in Brobdingnag because
    • A. 

      The leave excrement on his food and sting him

    • B. 

      They eat his dinner

    • C. 

      They pick him up because they think he is food

    • D. 

      He uses them as planes, but they often drop him

  • 12. 
    The Queen of Brobdingnag asks Gulliver 
    • A. 

      To forgive her for making fun of him

    • B. 

      If other English people are as ill-mannered as he is

    • C. 

      If English people have ever seen flies

    • D. 

      If other English people are as cowardly as he is

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The Emperor does not speak to Gulliver; instead, he sends his Secretary of Private Affairs, Reldresal to speak for him.

    • B. 

      The Lilliputian, believing that Gulliver understands him, makes a long speech, but Gulliver does not understand a word.

    • C. 

      After holding him hostage and barraging him with arrows, the Lilliputians feed Gulliver and care for his wounds.

    • D. 

      Gulliver offers to risk his life to defend Lilliput, but the reader knows that Gulliver is a coward.

    • E. 

      After being a giant in one land, Gulliver becomes the insignificant, tiny person in the other land.

  • 14. 
    Satire in an attempt to improve human conduct.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The purpose of A Modest Proposal is to satirize
    • A. 

      Irish banking system

    • B. 

      People who don’t pay rent

    • C. 

      English policy in Ireland

    • D. 

      Overpopulation

  • 16. 
    Select a good synonym for the underlined word in the title "A Modest Proposal: for preventing: For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick"
    • A. 

      Over the top

    • B. 

      Reasonable

    • C. 

      Expensive

    • D. 

      Fanciful

  • 17. 
    The proposal in Swift's essay is to
    • A. 

      Kill all the unwanted dogs and cats and make sausage out of them

    • B. 

      Kill the rich people and sell their meat to the English as bacon

    • C. 

      Kill one year olds and sell their meat

    • D. 

      Kill the King of England and sell his body to the highest bidder

  • 18. 
    The narrator claims that landlords will benefit from his proposal because they will be able to: 
    • A. 

      Easily evict poor tenants

    • B. 

      Stop domestic violence

    • C. 

      Sell excess children

    • D. 

      Lower their rents

  • 19. 
    The narrator claims to have no personal motive behind his proposal because (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      He never gets to Ireland where he could partake of the new delicacy

    • B. 

      He does not own a tavern where he could cook babies

    • C. 

      His child is too old to be sold

    • D. 

      He is not a landlord

    • E. 

      His wife is to old to have more children

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      His proposal will decrease the number of papists

    • B. 

      His proposal will decrease the number of beggars

    • C. 

      His proposal will decrease the number of marriages

    • D. 

      His proposal will decrease the number of poor people

    • E. 

      His proposal has the effect of an economic stimulus

  • 21. 
    In A Modest Proposal Swift uses which appeal when providing concrete statistics that support his viewpoint?
    • A. 

      Ethos

    • B. 

      Pathos

    • C. 

      Logos

    • D. 

      Kairos