Unit 8--modern Fiction And Non-fiction Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nineteenth and Twentieth century literature were quite different.  How was twentieth century literature different?
    • A. 

      A few excellent authors focused on numerous subjects

    • B. 

      Author's from very various backgrounds covered a lot of subjects

    • C. 

      Author's wrote short, to the point pieces with limited imagery

  • 2. 
    The soldiers in the story "In Another Country" all suffer injuries.  What do these injuries represent?
    • A. 

      Their strength and ability in battle

    • B. 

      Their inability to physically cope with battles

    • C. 

      The psychological pain that they experienced in the war

  • 3. 
    Hemingway's narrator in "In Another Country" contrasts himself with three of the soldiers with medals by referring to them as "hunting hawks."  What does he mean by this?
    • A. 

      They were all excellent soldiers, unlike himself

    • B. 

      They all were hunters before the war, unlike himself

    • C. 

      They looked like birds because of their injuries, unlike his wounds

  • 4. 
    In Black Boy, the young Richard Wright associates the bitterness and pain he feels over being abandoned by his father with what?
    • A. 

      The disgrace of being beaten by the gang of boy

    • B. 

      The pain he feels when he is hungry

    • C. 

      The hopelessness of impressing his mother

  • 5. 
    We see and hear everything in "A Wagner Matinee" through Clark's eyes, his filter, his perception.  This means that "A Wagner Matinee" has a
    • A. 

      First person narrator

    • B. 

      Omniscient narrator

    • C. 

      Third person limited narrator

  • 6. 
    Aunt Georgiana wants to leave the concert at the end of "A Wagner Matinee" because she is anxious to return to her beloved Nebraska farm life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following details describe Nebraska?
    • A. 

      Safe and civilized

    • B. 

      Hard work and physical tasks

    • C. 

      Rugged and unsettled

    • D. 

      Indoor work and mental pursuits

    • E. 

      Takes a physical toll

    • F. 

      Tests the mind

  • 8. 
    Which details describe Boston?
    • A. 

      Rugged and unsettled

    • B. 

      Tests the mind

    • C. 

      Safe and civilized

    • D. 

      Hard work and physical tasks

    • E. 

      Indoor work and mental pursuits

    • F. 

      Takes a physical toll

  • 9. 
    What does the young Richard learn by the end of Black Boy?
    • A. 

      He must fight the boys in the neighborhood and embrace violence

    • B. 

      He must stand up for himself and define his identity

    • C. 

      Bring back his father to end his family's suffering

  • 10. 
    "In the fall, the war was always there, but we did not go to it anymore."  This sentence from "In Another Country" tells us that the characters live in a place that is full of action, excitement, and strange events.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What is one recurring topic in the story "In Another Country"?
    • A. 

      Tragedy is random

    • B. 

      Bravery is a fiction

    • C. 

      Honesty is vital

  • 12. 
    Willa Cather explores what idea in her stories?
    • A. 

      A place brings back memories.

    • B. 

      A place shapes a person.

    • C. 

      A place impacts the American Dream.

  • 13. 
    When Richard is asked to do the grocery shopping in the excerpt from Black Boy, he experiences which two emotions?
    • A. 

      Forgiveness for his father and shame for his mother

    • B. 

      Anger at his mother and fear of the dangerous task

    • C. 

      Pride in being asked and helpful for being able to provide

  • 14. 
    Richard's encounter with the gang of boys is ____________________ conflict while his decision to overcome his fear is __________________ conflict.
  • 15. 
    Modernist Writers were impacted by this major historical event:  ______________.
  • 16. 
    Modernist writers sought to mimic the style and topics of 19th century writers
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    During the Modern era, what type of literature became more popular?
    • A. 

      Poetry

    • B. 

      Autobiographies

    • C. 

      Short Stories