Book Quiz: Red Badge Of Courage By Stephen Crane

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Book Quiz: Red Badge Of Courage By Stephen Crane - Quiz



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  • 1. 

    Who wrote The Red Badge of Courage?

    • A.

      Stephen Crane

    • B.

      Stephen Cane

    • C.

      Edgar Allen Poe

    • D.

      Lil Wayne

    Correct Answer
    A. Stephen Crane
    Explanation
    Stephen Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage. This novel, published in 1895, is a classic American Civil War story that follows the journey of a young soldier named Henry Fleming. Crane's realistic portrayal of the psychological and emotional struggles of war, as well as his vivid descriptions of battle scenes, made the book a significant contribution to American literature. Crane's writing style, characterized by its naturalism and impressionism, further solidified his reputation as a prominent writer of his time.

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  • 2. 

    Once a certain ______ soldier developed virtues and went resolutely to wash a shirt. He came flying back from a brook waving his garment bannerlike. He was swelled with a tale he had heard from a reliable friend, who had heard it from a truthful cavalryman, who had heard it from his trustworthy brother, one of the orderlies at division headquarters. He adopted the important air of a herald in red and gold. (Page 2)

    Correct Answer
    Tall
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "Tall". The passage mentions that the soldier came flying back from a brook waving his shirt like a banner, implying that he was excited and proud of something. The mention of him adopting an important air of a herald in red and gold further suggests that he felt important and superior. These characteristics are often associated with someone who is tall, as height can be seen as a symbol of power and authority. Therefore, it can be inferred that the soldier in the passage is tall.

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  • 3. 

    A corporal began to swear before the assemblage. He had just put a costly board floor in his house, he said. During the early spring he had refrained from adding extensively to the comfort of his _______________ because he had felt that the army might start on the march at any moment. Of late, however, he had been impressed that they were in a sort of eternal camp. (Page 2)

    Correct Answer
    Environment
  • 4. 

    Explain the following quote in your own words. He had, of course, dreamed of battles all his life--of vague and bloody conflicts that had thrilled him with their sweep and fire. In visions he had seen himself in many struggles. He had imagined peoples secure in the shadow of his eagle-eyed prowess. But awake he had regarded battles as crimson blotches on the pages of the past. He had put them as things of the bygone with his thought-images of heavy crowns and high castles. There was a portion of the world's history which he had regarded as the time of wars, but it, he thought, had been long gone over the horizon and had disappeared forever.

  • 5. 

    But his mother had discouraged him. She had affected to look with some contempt upon the quality of his war _______and ________. She could calmly seat herself and with no apparent difficulty give him many hundreds of reasons why he was of vastly more importance on the farm than on the field of battle. She had had certain ways of expression that told him that her statements on the subject came from a deep conviction. Moreover, on her side, was his belief that her ethical motive in the argument was impregnable. (Page 4)

    Correct Answer
    Ardor and Patriotism
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ardor and Patriotism" because the passage mentions that the mother had discouraged the person from going to war and had expressed contempt for his war efforts. This implies that the person had shown ardor and patriotism towards the war, but his mother did not value or appreciate these qualities.

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  • 6. 

    Page vi--there is a description of the people of Red Badge--check all the answers that apply.

    • A.

      Rumor-spreaders

    • B.

      Strutting phonies

    • C.

      Officers who think they are bullet-proof.

    • D.

      Thinkers

    • E.

      Jokers

    • F.

      Boys who loved to die.

    • G.

      Boys who loved to kill.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Rumor-spreaders
    B. Strutting phonies
    C. Officers who think they are bullet-proof.
    D. Thinkers
    E. Jokers
    G. Boys who loved to kill.
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes all the descriptions mentioned in the passage on page vi about the people of Red Badge. These descriptions include rumor-spreaders, strutting phonies, officers who think they are bullet-proof, thinkers, jokers, and boys who loved to kill.

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  • 7. 

    Page x-Crane tried to join the navy and was successful in becoming an officer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Crane tried to join the navy and was successful in becoming an officer. However, the correct answer is False. This means that Crane was not successful in becoming an officer in the navy.

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  • 8. 

    Pages 4-5-The soldier's mother convinced him to join the war and cried with tears of joy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the soldier's mother convinced him to join the war and cried tears of joy. However, the correct answer is false. The passage on pages 4-5 does not provide any information about the soldier's mother convincing him to join the war or crying tears of joy. Therefore, the statement is not supported by the given information and is false.

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  • 9. 

    Page 11-Did the cavalry start that morning?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is True. This suggests that the cavalry did start that morning as indicated on page 11.

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  • 10. 

    The_______________of this tale felt gratitude for these words of his comrade.

    Correct Answer
    Youth
    Explanation
    The person who is being referred to as "his comrade" in the sentence is the one who felt gratitude for the words of the youth.

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