English 10b Final Exam Anderson 2014

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 33

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English 10b Final Exam Anderson 2014

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is defined as a lesson about how to act?
    • A. 

      A moral

    • B. 

      A theme

    • C. 

      A character

    • D. 

      A pancake

  • 2. 
    What is the moral of the following passage? King Midas loved his wife and daughter, but he wanted more. He wanted to be rich. One day Midas was granted a wish--that everything he touched be turned to gold. When his food, drink, and daughter all turned to gold, Midas began to regret what he had done.
    • A. 

      Contentment is better than wealth.

    • B. 

      Gold is better than love.

    • C. 

      Food and drink are better than gold.

    • D. 

      It is better to be smart than pretty.

  • 3. 
    What is defined as an adventure that would be impossible for an ordinary person to complete?
    • A. 

      Quest

    • B. 

      Foil

    • C. 

      Foil

    • D. 

      Kiwi

  • 4. 
    The story of King Arthur is an example of a _________.
    • A. 

      Legend

    • B. 

      Folk tale

    • C. 

      Myth

    • D. 

      Poem

  • 5. 
    What literary technique is being used when the author makes a reference to other works of literature, people, places, events, or works of art?
    • A. 

      Allusions

    • B. 

      Illusions

    • C. 

      Symbols

    • D. 

      Irony

  • 6. 
    Though Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, Romeo’s friend Mercutio makes the audience laugh with his wit. What purpose might Mercutio serve?
    • A. 

      Comic relief

    • B. 

      Tragic flaw

    • C. 

      Monologue

    • D. 

      Antagonist

  • 7. 
    Sets, lights, costumes, and props fall into the category of ____________.
    • A. 

      Set design

    • B. 

      Stage directions

    • C. 

      Dialogue

    • D. 

      Script

  • 8. 
    What is one requirement of tragedy?
    • A. 

      Events lead to the downfall of the main character

    • B. 

      The main character does not have a tragic flaw

    • C. 

      The main character is tall

    • D. 

      There is no plot

  • 9. 
    Read the following passage, and identify the conflict as either internal or external: The brilliant yellowy-green skin and its great size made me certain it was a green mamba, a creature almost as deadly as the black mamba, and for a few seconds I was so startled and dumbfounded and horrified that I froze to the spot. Then I pulled myself together and ran round to the back of the house shouting, "Mr. Fuller! Mr. Fuller!"
    • A. 

      External

    • B. 

      Internal

  • 10. 
    The people who create the sets, move equipment, open and close curtains, run the lighting and sound effects, and ensure that all runs smoothly are called _____________.
    • A. 

      Stagehands

    • B. 

      Producers

    • C. 

      Directors

    • D. 

      Actors

  • 11. 
    Neruda’s final stanza begins, “The moral / of my ode is this: / beauty is twice / beauty.” Moral in this context means _________.
    • A. 

      The lesson of a story or event

    • B. 

      A measure or standard of behavior

    • C. 

      The difference between right and wrong

    • D. 

      A minor detail

  • 12. 
    In “The Taxi,” Amy Lowell writes, “Streets coming fast, / One after the other, / Wedge you away from me.” In this context, wedge means _________.
    • A. 

      To split apart

    • B. 

      To crowd together

    • C. 

      To secure firmly in place

    • D. 

      To introduce a change in a routine

  • 13. 
    What is the ocean being compared to in the following metaphor? "The ocean’s clutching hands rush forward with each wave, grasping great hands full of sand in fingers too feeble to save."
    • A. 

      Someone who grabs something but cannot hold it

    • B. 

      Someone who is determined to hang on

    • C. 

      A monster who loses his prey

    • D. 

      A shark attack

  • 14. 
    What does the following metaphor mean? "The forest wore a red and orange hat in the chilly morning."
    • A. 

      The "red and orange hat" means the leaves are turning on the autumn trees.

    • B. 

      The wind is shaking the trees and they look like they're shivering.

    • C. 

      The trees are being compared to a cold person.

    • D. 

      The trees are really children in Halloween costumes.

  • 15. 
    Which poet was quoted as saying “Remember one thing only: that it’s you—nobody else—who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else.”
    • A. 

      E.e. cummings

    • B. 

      Emily Dickinson

    • C. 

      Robert Frost

    • D. 

      Charles Dickens

  • 16. 
    Another term for the art of persuasion is _________.
    • A. 

      Rhetoric

    • B. 

      Audacity

    • C. 

      Perfection

    • D. 

      Concise

  • 17. 
    A majority of the approaches used in advertising today make appeals to one's _______________ side. 
    • A. 

      Emotional

    • B. 

      Ethical

    • C. 

      Economical

    • D. 

      Rational

  • 18. 
    A good writer keeps his/her _________________ in mind when writing.
    • A. 

      Audience

    • B. 

      Other interests

    • C. 

      Personal agenda

    • D. 

      Length requirement

  • 19. 
    The best way to persuade your reader into action is to use _________ in your writing.
    • A. 

      An appeal to reason and morality

    • B. 

      Anger and hatred

    • C. 

      Hidden messages and ambiguous words

    • D. 

      Strong words and sarcasm

  • 20. 
    Emotional appeals often involve __________.
    • A. 

      Loaded words and anecdotes

    • B. 

      Many statistics and facts about the topic

    • C. 

      Polite disagreement

    • D. 

      Rage and slurs

  • 21. 
    What are the most important aspects of any piece of writing?
    • A. 

      Ideas and Content

    • B. 

      Organization and Voice

    • C. 

      Sentences and Fluency

    • D. 

      Spelling and question marks

  • 22. 
    Having a clear main idea is part of which trait’s score? 
    • A. 

      Ideas and Content

    • B. 

      Sentence Fluency

    • C. 

      Voice

    • D. 

      Organization

  • 23. 
    In which stage of writing do you consider creating an outline or graphic organizer to get your information into shape?
    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Draft

    • C. 

      Publish

    • D. 

      Editing

  • 24. 
    In the __________(or drafting) stage you take the work that you did in prewriting and develop the first draft of your composition.
    • A. 

      Writing

    • B. 

      Publish

    • C. 

      Prewrite

    • D. 

      Editing

  • 25. 
    Which trait is the unique sound and rhythm of a writer’s language?
    • A. 

      Voice

    • B. 

      Sentence Fluency

    • C. 

      Organization

    • D. 

      Conventions

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