English 10b Final Exam Anderson 2014

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  • 1. 

    What is defined as a lesson about how to act?

    • A.

      A moral

    • B.

      A theme

    • C.

      A character

    • D.

      A pancake

    Correct Answer
    A. A moral
    Explanation
    A moral is defined as a lesson about how to act. It refers to the principles or values that guide a person's behavior and decision-making. Morals are often taught through stories, fables, or anecdotes that illustrate the consequences of certain actions. These lessons aim to teach individuals what is considered right or wrong, and how they should behave in various situations. Therefore, a moral is the correct answer as it aligns with the definition provided.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Contentment is better than wealth.
    Explanation
    The passage tells the story of King Midas who wished for everything he touched to turn into gold. However, when his food, drink, and even his daughter turned into gold, he realized the consequences of his greed and began to regret his wish. Therefore, the moral of the passage is that contentment, or being satisfied with what one has, is more important and valuable than wealth.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Quest
    Explanation
    A quest is defined as an adventure that would be impossible for an ordinary person to complete. It typically involves a challenging and heroic journey, often with a specific goal or purpose in mind. Quests often require great courage, strength, and determination, and may involve facing various obstacles and dangers along the way. Therefore, a quest is an adventure that goes beyond the capabilities of an ordinary person and requires extraordinary qualities and abilities to accomplish.

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  • 4. 

    The story of King Arthur is an example of a _________.

    • A.

      Legend

    • B.

      Folk tale

    • C.

      Myth

    • D.

      Poem

    Correct Answer
    A. Legend
    Explanation
    The story of King Arthur is considered a legend because it is a traditional tale that has been passed down through generations and has become part of a cultural or historical tradition. Legends often involve heroic figures and fantastical elements, blending historical events with fictional elements. The story of King Arthur, with its tales of knights, quests, and the search for the Holy Grail, fits this definition of a legend.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Allusions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is allusions. An allusion is a literary technique where the author refers to other works of literature, people, places, events, or works of art. It adds depth and layers of meaning to the text by drawing on the reader's knowledge and understanding of the referenced material. Allusions can create connections, enhance themes, or provide additional context to the story.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Comic relief
    Explanation
    Mercutio serves as comic relief in Romeo and Juliet. In the midst of the tragic events and intense emotions, Mercutio's wit and humor provide a temporary break from the tension, allowing the audience to laugh and momentarily forget about the impending tragedy. His comedic presence lightens the mood and adds a touch of levity to the play, providing a contrast to the overall tragic tone.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Set design

    • B.

      Stage directions

    • C.

      Dialogue

    • D.

      Script

    Correct Answer
    A. Set design
    Explanation
    Sets, lights, costumes, and props are all elements that contribute to the visual and aesthetic aspects of a theatrical production. They are all part of the overall design of the set, which includes the physical environment and visual elements of the stage. Stage directions refer to the instructions given to actors regarding their movements and positions on stage, while dialogue and script pertain to the spoken words and written text of the play. Therefore, the correct answer is set design, as it encompasses all the mentioned elements.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Events lead to the downfall of the main character
    Explanation
    One requirement of tragedy is that events lead to the downfall of the main character. This means that throughout the story, certain events or actions occur that ultimately result in the main character's downfall or tragic ending. Tragedy often involves a protagonist who faces a series of challenges or conflicts that they are unable to overcome, leading to their ultimate downfall. This element of causality between events and the main character's downfall is crucial in creating a tragic narrative.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. External
    Explanation
    The passage describes the narrator's encounter with a green mamba, which is a dangerous snake. The conflict arises from the external threat posed by the snake, as the narrator is startled and horrified by its presence. The conflict is external because it involves a struggle or tension between the narrator and an outside force, in this case, the snake.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Stagehands
    Explanation
    Stagehands are the people responsible for creating sets, moving equipment, opening and closing curtains, running lighting and sound effects, and ensuring that all runs smoothly during a performance. They play a crucial role behind the scenes, supporting the production and ensuring that everything is in place for the actors and other performers to deliver their best on stage. Producers are responsible for financing and overseeing the production, directors are in charge of guiding the artistic vision, and actors are the performers on stage. Therefore, stagehands is the correct answer for the given question.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The lesson of a story or event
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "moral" refers to the lesson or message conveyed by Neruda's ode. It suggests that the purpose of the ode is to teach or impart some kind of wisdom or insight. The stanza implies that beauty has a dual nature and can be appreciated in multiple ways, hinting at a deeper meaning or lesson that the poet wants to convey to the readers. Therefore, the correct answer is "the lesson of a story or event."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. To split apart
    Explanation
    In the poem "The Taxi," the speaker describes how the streets are coming fast and one after the other, which creates a sense of separation or distance between the speaker and the person they are addressing. The word "wedge" is used to convey the idea that the streets are pushing or forcing the speaker and the other person apart, as if a physical object is coming between them and splitting them apart. Therefore, the correct answer is "to split apart."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Someone who grabs something but cannot hold it
    Explanation
    The metaphor compares the ocean to someone who grabs something but cannot hold it. This is evident in the description of the ocean's "clutching hands" that rush forward with each wave and grasp sand in fingers that are too feeble to save. This imagery suggests that the ocean is able to momentarily grab hold of the sand, but is unable to maintain its grip, similar to someone who grabs something but cannot hold onto it securely.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The "red and orange hat" means the leaves are turning on the autumn trees.
    Explanation
    The metaphor "The forest wore a red and orange hat in the chilly morning" means that the leaves on the trees in the forest have changed color and are now red and orange, which is characteristic of autumn. The phrase "wore a hat" is used metaphorically to describe the appearance of the trees with their colorful leaves.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. E.e. cummings
    Explanation
    e.e. cummings is the correct answer because he was the poet who said, "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." This quote emphasizes the importance of self-determination and individual responsibility in shaping one's own life.

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  • 16. 

    Another term for the art of persuasion is _________.

    • A.

      Rhetoric

    • B.

      Audacity

    • C.

      Perfection

    • D.

      Concise

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhetoric
    Explanation
    Rhetoric is the correct answer because it refers to the art of persuasion. Rhetoric involves using language effectively and persuasively to influence an audience. It encompasses techniques such as ethos, pathos, and logos to appeal to emotions, credibility, and logic respectively. It also involves the study of different rhetorical devices and strategies to craft persuasive arguments. Therefore, rhetoric is synonymous with the art of persuasion.

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  • 17. 

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

    • A.

      Emotional

    • B.

      Ethical

    • C.

      Economical

    • D.

      Rational

    Correct Answer
    A. Emotional
    Explanation
    Many advertising approaches today focus on appealing to one's emotional side. This means that they use tactics and strategies that aim to evoke emotions such as happiness, sadness, fear, or excitement in order to connect with the audience on a deeper level. By tapping into people's emotions, advertisers hope to create a strong emotional response that will influence their purchasing decisions and create a lasting impression. This approach recognizes that emotions play a significant role in consumer behavior and can be a powerful tool in influencing buying decisions.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      Audience

    • B.

      Other interests

    • C.

      Personal agenda

    • D.

      Length requirement

    Correct Answer
    A. Audience
    Explanation
    A good writer keeps his/her audience in mind when writing because the purpose of writing is to effectively communicate with the readers. Understanding the audience helps the writer tailor their message, tone, and style to suit the needs and expectations of the readers. By considering the audience, the writer can ensure that the content is relevant, engaging, and easily comprehensible to the intended readers. This consideration allows the writer to connect with the audience and effectively convey their ideas, making the writing more impactful and successful.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. An appeal to reason and morality
    Explanation
    The best way to persuade your reader into action is to use an appeal to reason and morality in your writing. By presenting logical arguments and appealing to the reader's sense of right and wrong, you can effectively convince them to take the desired action. This approach relies on rationality and ethics, which are more likely to resonate with the reader and motivate them to act.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Loaded words and anecdotes
    Explanation
    Emotional appeals often involve loaded words and anecdotes because they aim to evoke strong emotions in the audience. Loaded words are words that carry a strong connotation or emotional impact, while anecdotes are personal stories or examples that can resonate with people on an emotional level. By using loaded words and anecdotes, emotional appeals can effectively appeal to the audience's emotions and persuade them to agree with the speaker or take a particular action.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ideas and Content
    Explanation
    Ideas and content are the most important aspects of any piece of writing because they form the foundation of the message being conveyed. The ideas represent the thoughts and concepts that the writer wants to communicate, while the content includes the supporting details, evidence, and examples that strengthen those ideas. Without strong ideas and well-developed content, a piece of writing may lack substance and fail to engage the reader effectively. Therefore, focusing on ideas and content is crucial for creating a compelling and meaningful written work.

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  • 22. 

    Having a clear main idea is part of which trait’s score? 

    • A.

      Ideas and Content

    • B.

      Sentence Fluency

    • C.

      Voice

    • D.

      Organization

    Correct Answer
    A. Ideas and Content
    Explanation
    Having a clear main idea is part of the Ideas and Content trait's score. This trait focuses on the overall quality and effectiveness of the ideas presented in a piece of writing. A clear main idea is essential for a well-developed and coherent piece of writing. It helps the reader understand the purpose and direction of the text and ensures that the ideas are presented in a logical and organized manner. Therefore, having a clear main idea contributes to a higher score in the Ideas and Content trait.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Prewriting
    Explanation
    In the prewriting stage of writing, creating an outline or graphic organizer is considered. This is because during prewriting, the writer organizes their thoughts and ideas, plans the structure of the writing piece, and determines the main points and supporting details. Creating an outline or graphic organizer helps in visually organizing the information, ensuring a logical flow, and providing a framework for the writing process. It allows the writer to get their information into shape before starting the actual draft.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Writing
    Explanation
    In the writing stage, you take the work that you did in prewriting and develop the first draft of your composition. This is the stage where you put your thoughts and ideas into written form, organizing them into paragraphs and sentences. It is the initial step towards creating a final piece of writing.

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  • 25. 

    Which trait is the unique sound and rhythm of a writer’s language?

    • A.

      Voice

    • B.

      Sentence Fluency

    • C.

      Organization

    • D.

      Conventions

    Correct Answer
    A. Voice
    Explanation
    Voice refers to the unique sound and rhythm of a writer's language. It is the distinctive style and tone that sets a writer apart from others. Voice reflects the writer's personality, perspective, and individuality, and it can be seen through the choice of words, sentence structure, and overall writing style. It is what makes a writer's work recognizable and memorable to readers.

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  • 26. 

    What kind of readers ask questions, make predictions, and use context clues to figure out unfamiliar vocabulary?

    • A.

      Active

    • B.

      Automatic

    • C.

      Passive

    • D.

      Robot

    Correct Answer
    A. Active
    Explanation
    Active readers are the ones who ask questions, make predictions, and use context clues to figure out unfamiliar vocabulary. They actively engage with the text, critically analyze it, and actively seek to understand the meaning and message conveyed by the author. They take an active role in comprehending the text and employ various strategies to enhance their understanding.

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  • 27. 

     If something is an archetype, it has to be _________________. 

    • A.

      Seen repeatedly

    • B.

      Vague and mysterious

    • C.

      Mythical in nature

    • D.

      Fake

    Correct Answer
    A. Seen repeatedly
    Explanation
    An archetype refers to a universally recognized symbol, pattern, or theme that is recurrently observed in various forms of literature, art, or culture. It implies that if something is considered an archetype, it must be seen repeatedly across different contexts or instances. This repetition is what solidifies its status as an archetype, showcasing its significance and influence in shaping collective understanding and meaning.

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  • 28. 

    Which word best completes the following sentences? The test scores of the online students showed a(an) _________________ increase over a very short period of time. The school board was very proud of their achievements and efficiency.

    • A.

      Unprecedented

    • B.

      Integrated

    • C.

      Commonplace

    • D.

      Alternative

    Correct Answer
    A. Unprecedented
    Explanation
    The word "unprecedented" best completes the sentences because it means something that has never happened before or is unparalleled. This fits the context of the sentence as it describes the test scores of the online students showing a significant increase over a very short period of time, which is something that has not been seen or experienced before. The school board being proud of their achievements and efficiency further supports the idea of the increase being exceptional and unprecedented.

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  • 29. 

    A theme is _________.

    • A.

      The central idea or insight about life in a work of fiction

    • B.

      A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action

    • C.

      A temporary state of mind or feeling

    • D.

      A category of artistic expression

    Correct Answer
    A. The central idea or insight about life in a work of fiction
    Explanation
    A theme in a work of fiction refers to the central idea or insight about life that the author is trying to convey through the story. It is the underlying message or concept that the reader can take away from the text. Themes can explore various aspects of human existence, such as love, friendship, power, or morality, and they often provide a deeper understanding of the characters and events in the story. By examining the theme, readers can gain a greater appreciation for the author's intentions and the overall meaning of the work.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the following is NOT one of the main purposes of writing?

    • A.

      To blame

    • B.

      To persuade

    • C.

      To entertain

    • D.

      To inform

    Correct Answer
    A. To blame
    Explanation
    The main purposes of writing are to persuade, entertain, and inform. Blaming someone is not considered one of the main purposes of writing. Writing is typically used to express ideas, share information, entertain readers, or convince them of a particular viewpoint. Blaming, on the other hand, is more of a personal or emotional response rather than a primary purpose of writing.

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