English 9b Final Exam Mr. Murdock Spring 2014

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English 9b Final Exam Mr. Murdock Spring 2014

English 9B Final


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Teachers need to recognize that Math is a lot harder than English and offer more tutoring in Math, because Math is really difficult and English is pretty easy.”  This statement is an example of the logical fallacy of ______________ 
    • A. 

      False causality.

    • B. 

      Appeal to authority.

    • C. 

      Circular reasoning.

  • 2. 
    Like Thomas Jefferson, a good persuasive writer should present his argument as ________.
    • A. 

      A purely emotional choice.

    • B. 

      Truth supported by facts.

    • C. 

      One of several equally acceptable ideas.

  • 3. 
    A symbol, such as the title bird in “The Scarlet Ibis,” is any object, animal, person or event that _______________________________
    • A. 

      Serves as the main foil for the antagonist.

    • B. 

      Becomes the protagonist of a story.

    • C. 

      Stands for both itself and something else.

  • 4. 
    The following lines, “like a musician…draws between his thumb and forefinger / a sweet new string upon a peg, so effortlessly / Odysseus in one motion strung the bow,” form an epic simile because they compare what is happening in the poem to ________________
    • A. 

      Something ordinary the audience would be familiar with.

    • B. 

      Something beyond the audience’s wildest imagination.

    • C. 

      Something with a lot of detailed description.

  • 5. 
    Which salutation for a business letter written to Doctor Jan Wallace is correct?
    • A. 

      Dear Dr. Wallace:

    • B. 

      Dear Jan Wallace:

    • C. 

      Dear Jan,

  • 6. 
    Shakespeare made sure that his ________ created anything physically missing from the stage in the way of set, scenery, or costume when his plays were first performed.
    • A. 

      Language

    • B. 

      Actors

    • C. 

      Patron

  • 7. 
    In the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy’s ruby slippers are an example of ____________________ 
    • A. 

      A descriptive detail that is not essential to the plot of the story.

    • B. 

      Something that is not related to being a true epic hero.

    • C. 

      The magical device or weapon possessed by every epic hero.

  • 8. 
    In the “Odyssey,” the killing of the suitors is the _________ of the narrative plot.
    • A. 

      Climax

    • B. 

      Resolution

    • C. 

      Denouement

  • 9. 
    Romeo’s tragic flaw is ______________________ 
    • A. 

      Letting his hubris get him into dangerous situations.

    • B. 

      Rashly acting on his emotions without thinking.

    • C. 

      Ignoring the advice of older and wiser characters.

  • 10. 
    Benvolio is _______ to Romeo, since his calm, practical advice is such a contrast to Romeo’s exaggerated descriptions of his own emotional state.
    • A. 

      A protagonist

    • B. 

      An antagonist

    • C. 

      A foil

  • 11. 
    We make predictions while reading a story based on specific clues such as __________, our own life experiences, and our understanding of how stories work.  
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Irony

  • 12. 
    The tone of a business letter should be ___________.
    • A. 

      Informal and friendly

    • B. 

      Bold and aggressive

    • C. 

      Formal and respectful

  • 13. 
    In the famous line, “What light through yonder window breaks?”  the light is ___________ 
    • A. 

      Moonlight coming through the window.

    • B. 

      A personification of candlelight.

    • C. 

      A metaphor for Juliet.

  • 14. 
    In persuasive writing, the bandwagon technique is used to appeal to an audience who want to _____________ 
    • A. 

      Be part of the crowd.

    • B. 

      Stand out from the crowd.

    • C. 

      Spend time with musicians.

  • 15. 
    A good paragraph will exhibit __________by ensuring that all the sentences work together to express or support one main idea.
    • A. 

      Conventions

    • B. 

      Unity

    • C. 

      Persuasion

  • 16. 
    The months of the year are named for ___________ numbers, gods, and rulers.
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Norse

  • 17. 
    The body paragraphs of a business letter should begin with the writer’s ________________ and stay focused.
    • A. 

      Purpose in writing

    • B. 

      Introduction of himself

    • C. 

      Apology for taking the recipient’s time

  • 18. 
    The most important plot development in the confrontation between Juliet’s mother and the Prince is  _____________ 
    • A. 

      The imprisonment of Friar Lawrence’s messenger.

    • B. 

      The finalizing of Juliet’s engagement to Paris

    • C. 

      Romeo’s banishment from Verona.

  • 19. 
    Poe employed __________ in both his Romantic poetry and his Gothic horror short stories.
    • A. 

      An omniscient narrator

    • B. 

      Realism

    • C. 

      A dark emotional tone

  • 20. 
    The contrast of light and dark is an important motif in “Romeo and Juliet.”  In the lines, “This is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, / Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be / Ere one can say it lightens,” Juliet employs the image of lightning in the night sky to  ___________
    • A. 

      Represent the dangers of first love and show Romeo she’s too sensible to fall for his love talk.

    • B. 

      Say her relationship with Romeo is progressing too fast, and foreshadow their tragedy.

    • C. 

      Express the intensity of her love for Romeo and persuade him to marry her right away.

  • 21. 
    Which is the best expression of one of the major themes of “Romeo and Juliet”?
    • A. 

      Prolonged hatred is thoroughly destructive.

    • B. 

      Intense love always leads to death.

    • C. 

      People who rush into marriage are foolish.

  • 22. 
    In “Romeo and Juliet,” Shakespeare reduced the time period for the action of the story in order to increase the rush of events and _________________
    • A. 

      Write the play faster.

    • B. 

      Emphasize the role of fate.

    • C. 

      Emphasize the humor in the story.

  • 23. 
    In selecting graphic images to illustrate an argument, an endorsement of the idea may be conveyed by using _______colors and happy human figures to create a cheerful, positive mood.
    • A. 

      Neutral

    • B. 

      Bright

    • C. 

      Dark

  • 24. 
    In a persuasive essay, the point of view of the author on the topic __________________
    • A. 

      Is the argument.

    • B. 

      Is the main support.

    • C. 

      Should not be given.

  • 25. 
    “A law needs to be passed requiring all cats to be declawed before they can be sold or adopted from animal shelters, because I got an infection after being scratched by a cat my friend adopted from the Humane Society.” This statement is an example of the logical fallacy of _______________
    • A. 

      Slippery slope.

    • B. 

      Oversimplification.

    • C. 

      Hasty generalization.