Rebellion Unit Quiz 2

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Into the Wild Chapters 5-8 and Poetic Analysis


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Short Answer: What are the possible reasons why McCandless took his journey into the wild? There are the things he said, but there are also the things he did not say that could tell us even more. At this point in the novel, can you identify any reasons (stated or unstated) that can explain McCandless’ behavior?  

  • 2. 

    In Chapter 5,  "Alex" complains about those he calls, "plastic people." What does he mean by that? Be specific.

  • 3. 

    Chapter 8 includes the stories of three people who, like "Alex" went out into the wilderness to find something and ended up paying with their lives. Using specific details,  discuss how one of these three people was similar to and different from "Alex."

  • 4. 

    Describe how the unit theme of rebellion plays a role in the lives of the three people described in chapter 8.

  • 5. 

    "Alex" is able to reconnect with Jan and Bob in Chapter five. Where are they living when he meets up with them?

    • A.

      Bullhead City

    • B.

      The Slabs

    • C.

      Oh-My-God Hot Springs

    • D.

      San Diego

    Correct Answer
    B. The Slabs
    Explanation
    In Chapter five, "Alex" is able to reconnect with Jan and Bob who are living in The Slabs.

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  • 6. 

    Where does Wayne Westerberg live?

    • A.

      Anchorage, Alaska

    • B.

      Bullhead City, Nevada

    • C.

      Carthage, South Dakota

    • D.

      Fargo, North Dakota

    Correct Answer
    C. Carthage, South Dakota
    Explanation
    Wayne Westerberg lives in Carthage, South Dakota.

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  • 7. 

    When Wayne was shorthanded on the farm, he asked "Alex" to stay another week to help him out. However, "Alex" was too locked in to Alaska and said no. What did Wayne offer to do for "Alex" if he stayed?

    • A.

      Pay him double

    • B.

      Drive him to Alaska

    • C.

      Buy him a plane ticket

    • D.

      Buy him a train ticket

    Correct Answer
    C. Buy him a plane ticket
    Explanation
    Wayne offered to buy "Alex" a plane ticket if he stayed another week to help him out on the farm.

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  • 8. 

    What poetic device is being used in this line from "The Raven?" 
    • And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

    • A.

      Repetition

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alliteration. Alliteration is a poetic device that involves the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. In the given line from "The Raven," the repeated "s" sound in "silken sad uncertain" and "rustling of each" creates an alliterative effect.

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  • 9. 

    The fire CRACKLED. The capitalized word is an example of...

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Meter

    Correct Answer
    B. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The capitalized word "CRACKLED" is an example of onomatopoeia because it imitates the sound that fire makes. Onomatopoeia refers to words that sound like the noises they represent, and in this case, "CRACKLED" mimics the crackling sound of fire.

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  • 10. 

    What poetic device is being used here:  He was as tall as a tree.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Haiku

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "He was as tall as a tree" compares the height of the person to that of a tree. This comparison is a clear example of a simile, which is a poetic device that uses "like" or "as" to draw a resemblance between two different things. In this case, the simile emphasizes the person's tallness by likening it to the height of a tree.

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  • 11. 

    If you were frustrated about this test and said, "In ten billion years, I could never find an exam more irritating that this one!" then you would be using which poetic device?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    D. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hyperbole because the statement "In ten billion years, I could never find an exam more irritating than this one!" exaggerates the frustration experienced during the test by using an extreme and unrealistic time frame. Hyperbole is a poetic device that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect.

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  • 12. 

    John is an ox!

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given statement "John is an ox!" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things by stating that one thing is another thing. In this case, John is being compared to an ox, implying that he possesses the characteristics or qualities typically associated with an ox, such as strength or stubbornness.

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  • 13. 

    The wind cries with icy streaks of winter torment.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Elegy

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the wind by attributing human qualities to it. It suggests that the wind is crying, which is a human action, and describes it as having "icy streaks of winter torment". This personification helps create a vivid image and adds emotion to the description of the wind.

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  • 14. 

    Poor Carl McCunn made several bad decisions. Which of the following was the one that doomed him?

    • A.

      He neglected to read the books about what food was safe to eat.

    • B.

      He decided not to bring along a guide.

    • C.

      He did not arrange for a return flight out.

    • D.

      He thought that he could live on what he found.

    Correct Answer
    C. He did not arrange for a return flight out.
    Explanation
    Poor Carl McCunn made several bad decisions, but the one that ultimately doomed him was not arranging for a return flight out. This decision left him stranded in the wilderness with no means of escape or rescue. Without a planned exit strategy, he was unable to leave the dangerous environment he found himself in, leading to his tragic demise.

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