American Literature And Composition EOC Test! Trivia Quiz

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American Literature And Composition EOC Test! Trivia Quiz

Are you reading for an American literature and composition EOC test? The trivia quiz below is designed to help you test out what you know about the different literature works written in America, the writers behind them, and what they were about. Do take up the quiz below and see how knowledgeable you actually are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    What does the last line of the excerpt reveal about the narrator’s point of view?
    • A. 

      He is suggesting that his point of view is unimportant.

    • B. 

      He is adopting a point of view similar to the one he has criticized.

    • C. 

      He is providing an example of why other characters mock his point of view

    • D. 

      He is highlighting how his point of view is different from other characters’

  • 3. 
    How does the book the narrator is reading initially make him feel?
    • A. 

      Content

    • B. 

      Doubtful

    • C. 

      Frightened

    • D. 

      Thankful

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  • 5. 
    Which argument does Susan B. Anthony make with her statements about “oligarchy” in paragraph 6?
    • A. 

      Denying women equality is undemocratic.

    • B. 

      The very definition of citizenship entitles women to vote

    • C. 

      She would not have been fined for voting had she been a man

    • D. 

      Dictionaries provide the best resources for settling the voting issue.

  • 6. 
    What role does the excerpt from the Constitution in paragraph 3 play in the overall structure of the speech?
    • A. 

      It serves as the centerpiece of Anthony’s argument, effectively proving the idea that the Constitution supports women’s right to vote

    • B. 

      It serves as an illustration of the problem Anthony discusses in her speech, effectively proving that the Constitution treats women unfairly

    • C. 

      It serves as an example that Anthony effectively compares and contrasts with other portions of the Constitution

    • D. 

      It serves as Anthony’s main resource for the official definitions of specific terms used in the Constitution

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  • 8. 
    In paragraph 4 of “Ban Ownership of Exotic Pets,” what is one way the author effectively supports the purpose of the passage?
    • A. 

      By relaying a series of personal anecdotes from people who have owned tigers

    • B. 

      By concluding with examples of how big cat bans have been successful

    • C. 

      By starting with recognition of a counterargument about government restrictions

    • D. 

      By including quotations from various experts who have written laws in different states

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  • 10. 
    Read paragraphs 9 and 10. “It is a hole in the wall,” said the cat. “You look in it, and there you see the picture, and it is so dainty and charming and ethereal and inspiring in its unimaginable beauty that your head turns round and round, and you almost swoon with ecstasy.” The donkey had not said anything as yet; he now began to throw doubts. He said there had never been anything as beautiful as this before, and probably wasn’t now. He said that when it took a whole basketful of sesquipedalian adjectives to whoop up a thing of beauty, it was time for suspicion. What is the MOST LIKELY meaning of the underlined word?
    • A. 

      Concise

    • B. 

      Inapplicable

    • C. 

      Long-winded

    • D. 

      Well-informed

  • 11. 
    Read the dictionary entry. compound n. 1. a combination of two or more ingredients or parts 2. a substance formed by the chemical union of two or more elements 3. a word that consists either of two or more elements that are independent words 4. a building or buildings set off by an enclosed barrier Now read the sentences. In science, we are learning about certain compounds that are essential to life, like water. Each water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Which definition from the dictionary entry matches the meaning of compounds as it is used in the sentences?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 12. 
    Read the sentence. Edith Wharton was an American novelist, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations. Which revision does BEST improve the syntax of the sentence?
    • A. 

      As an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner, limitations of social class and societal expectations were themes that Edith Wharton typically explored.

    • B. 

      An American novelist, Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize winner, typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations

    • C. 

      Typically exploring such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations, Edith Wharton was an American novelist, and she was a Pulitzer Prize winner.

    • D. 

      Edith Wharton, an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner, typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations.

  • 13. 
    Which sentence uses hyphenation correctly?
    • A. 

      When I was twenty-two years-old, I lived in the Czech Republic for a summer and worked as an English speaking tour guide.

    • B. 

      Marcus does not usually care for peanuts unless they are chocolate-covered.

    • C. 

      My brother recently purchased a state of-the-art blender that can make delicious smoothies in a matter of seconds

    • D. 

      Mr. Donovan’s lease is up in mid-September, at which point he will move to a different city.

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  • 15. 
    Pick the best answer from the choices shown.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 16. 
    Pick the best answer.
    • A. 

      Force mother to carry heavy items

    • B. 

      Shower mother with enjoyable gifts

    • C. 

      Help mother finish her chores faster

    • D. 

      Give mother more than she can handle

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  • 18. 
    Pick the best answer from the choices.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 19. 
    Which character in the passage MOST strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization?
    • A. 

      Claude

    • B. 

      Ralph

    • C. 

      Mahailey

    • D. 

      Mrs. Wheeler