Bmhs Sophomore English Spring Final Exam Review

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Interactive study guide for Sophomore English, spring semester final. Bradshaw Mountain High School w/ Humboldt Unified School District


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you recognize a symbol?
    • A. 

      It is always signaled by like, as, than, or resembles.

    • B. 

      It is a person, animal, event or thing that stands for itself only.

    • C. 

      It is something that represents not only itself but also something beyond itself.

    • D. 

      It's always a picture that stands for something, like golden arches for McDonald's

  • 2. 
    Imagery is based on
    • A. 

      Symbolic (figurative) language

    • B. 

      Anything we can see, hear, taste, touch, or smell

    • C. 

      An emotional state only

    • D. 

      Anything abstract (like love and hate)

  • 3. 
    A metaphor that continues over several lines of poetry or throughout an entire poem is called
    • A. 

      An extended metaphor

    • B. 

      A mixed metaphor

    • C. 

      An implied metaphor

    • D. 

      A direct metaphor

  • 4. 
    Which statement is NOT a hyperbole?
    • A. 

      If I don't get a smartphone for my birthday, I'm going to die!

    • B. 

      I could see that movie again it was so good!

    • C. 

      If I've told you once, I've told you a million times...

    • D. 

      I could have danced all night!

  • 5. 
    Which of the following sentences contains a direct metaphor?
    • A. 

      The sun was shining like a diamond in the sky.

    • B. 

      The sun stared down on the workers.

    • C. 

      The sun was a candle burning in the sky.

    • D. 

      The sun sunk slowly in the sapphire sky.

  • 6. 
    A rhyme is considered exact when
    • A. 

      Sounds that are nothing alike

    • B. 

      Sounds that are similar but not exact

    • C. 

      Syllable and sound are repeated

    • D. 

      Words that always sound like what they mean

  • 7. 
    Which of the following phrases contains an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      Hungry country

    • B. 

      Sing like a canary

    • C. 

      Hop on Pop

    • D. 

      Peter picked pickled peppers

  • 8. 
    Which of the following sentences contains an image?
    • A. 

      The young woman stood there, wondering why she had come to this place.

    • B. 

      She thought, “Why did I take this road?”

    • C. 

      A lone tumbleweed bounced down the deserted street.

    • D. 

      What stood before her was considerably less than her dream.

  • 9. 
    The speaker of a poem is always the author.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When characters refer to historical figures or other literary works, such as other Greek mythology is referenced within Antigone, the writer is employing what?
    • A. 

      Pathos

    • B. 

      Apathy

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Allusion

  • 11. 
    What city and year was Sophocles born in?
    • A. 

      Tula - 1392 BCE

    • B. 

      Athens - 495BC

    • C. 

      Thebes - 495AD

    • D. 

      Rome - 651AD

  • 12. 
    In the Dionysus festivals, Sophocles gained fame for
    • A. 

      Dancing

    • B. 

      Playwrighting

    • C. 

      Sculpting

    • D. 

      Wine making

    • E. 

      Spending money

    • F. 

      Singing

    • G. 

      Acting

  • 13. 
    Greek theater was performed indoors, in temples.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Check all the elements one would find in an Ancient Greek theater:
    • A. 

      Heavens

    • B. 

      Skene

    • C. 

      Orchestra

    • D. 

      Theatron

    • E. 

      Cyclorama

    • F. 

      Deus ex machina

    • G. 

      Parados

  • 15. 
    What two plays is Antigone based upon? ________ _____ and ___________ __ _________
  • 16. 
    Check the three types of classical drama:
    • A. 

      One-acts

    • B. 

      Comedy

    • C. 

      Dramedy

    • D. 

      Drama

    • E. 

      Parody

    • F. 

      Satyr

    • G. 

      History

  • 17. 
    Mark all the events which occur BEFORE the play Antigone begins:
    • A. 

      Eteocles and Polyneices killed each other in battle for the throne

    • B. 

      Antigone and Ismene are promised the throne in the event their brothers perish

    • C. 

      Oedipus fulfilled the prophecy about him by killing his father and marrying his mothe

    • D. 

      Oedipus answers the Sphinx's riddle and is rewarded

    • E. 

      Teiresias prophecies unburied bodies will stack up around Thebes

    • F. 

      Sophocles dies, executed by the state

    • G. 

      Oedipus dies and is buried secretly by Theseus

  • 18. 
    Select all the characteristics of a classic Greek tragic hero:
    • A. 

      Noble birth

    • B. 

      Well-respected

    • C. 

      Magic helper

    • D. 

      Harmartia (tragic flaw)

    • E. 

      Series of unfortunate events

    • F. 

      Happy ending

    • G. 

      Learns from their journey

  • 19. 
    Who usually delivers the strophes and antistrophes?
  • 20. 
    What decision has Antigone made at the very beginning of the play?
    • A. 

      She's going to bury Polyneices even if it's illegal.

    • B. 

      She's going to marry Haimon even though she doesn't love him.

    • C. 

      She's going to search for her father's secret grave in Athens.

    • D. 

      She's going to kill herself our of grief.

  • 21. 
    Teiresias is the prophet who brings warnings to Creon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Time and again Antigone expresses confidence that her actions were justified. Her reasoning is best represented by which quote:
    • A. 

      "The immortal, unrecorded laws of God."

    • B. 

      "He is my brother."

    • C. 

      "But if I am young, and right,/What does my age matter?"

    • D. 

      "The only crime is pride."

  • 23. 
    Creon's go-to accusation for anyone bearing bad news is to say they are blackmailing him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Ismene attempts to dissuade Creon from killing Antigone by reminding him of Haimon's engagement to Antigone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    ___________ motivated Creon most and ultimately led to his downfall.
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