American Literature And Composition EOC Test! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Read the document!

  • 2. 

    Type description here

  • 3. 

    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’

    Correct Answer
    B. He is adopting a point of view similar to the one he has criticized.
    Explanation
    The last line of the excerpt reveals that the narrator is adopting a point of view similar to the one he has criticized. This suggests that the narrator is being hypocritical and contradicting himself by taking on the same perspective that he has previously condemned.

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  • 4. 

    How does the book the narrator is reading initially make him feel?

    • A.

      Content

    • B.

      Doubtful

    • C.

      Frightened

    • D.

      Thankful

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Frightened
    D. Thankful
    Explanation
    The book initially makes the narrator feel frightened because it evokes fear or anxiety in him. However, as he continues reading, it also makes him feel thankful, possibly because it provides him with valuable insights or knowledge that he appreciates.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      Denying women's 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Denying women's equality is undemocratic.
    Explanation
    Susan B. Anthony makes the argument that denying women's equality is undemocratic. This can be inferred from her statements about "oligarchy" in paragraph 6, where she criticizes the denial of women's right to vote and argues that it goes against the principles of democracy. She believes that all citizens, including women, should have equal rights and opportunities, and denying them the right to vote is a form of undemocratic discrimination.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. By starting with recognition of a counterargument about government restrictions
    Explanation
    The author effectively supports the purpose of the passage by starting with recognition of a counterargument about government restrictions. This shows that the author is aware of opposing viewpoints and is willing to address them, which adds credibility to their argument. It also allows the author to refute the counterargument and present their own perspective on the issue of banning ownership of exotic pets. This approach helps to engage the reader and strengthen the overall argument of the passage.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Long-winded
    Explanation
    The underlined word "sesquipedalian" is most likely to mean "long-winded" based on the context provided. The donkey is expressing doubt about the beauty described by the cat, suggesting that using a basketful of long and complex adjectives to describe something may be excessive and suspicious.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The definition of "compound" that matches the meaning of "compounds" as it is used in the sentences is "a substance formed by the chemical union of two or more elements." This is because the sentences mention that water is a compound made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, indicating that it is a substance formed by the chemical union of these elements.

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  • 9. 

    Read the sentence. Edith Wharton was an American novelist and 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Edith Wharton, an American novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner, typically explored such themes as the limitations of social class and societal expectations.
    Explanation
    The given answer is the best revision because it correctly places the introductory phrase "Edith Wharton, an American novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner" at the beginning of the sentence, providing clarity and coherence to the sentence structure. Additionally, the use of commas properly separates the different elements in the list, making the sentence easier to read and understand.

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  • 10. 

    Pick the best answer from the choices shown.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
  • 11. 

    Pick the best answer from the choices.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
  • 12. 

    Which character in the passage MOST strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization?

    • A.

      Claude

    • B.

      Ralph

    • C.

      Mahailey

    • D.

      Mrs. Wheeler

    Correct Answer
    B. Ralph
    Explanation
    Ralph most strongly represents the theme of the inevitability of modernization because throughout the passage, he is portrayed as someone who embraces and adapts to the changes brought about by modernization. He is described as being excited about the new technologies and advancements, and he actively seeks out opportunities to learn and incorporate them into his life. This demonstrates his acceptance and understanding that modernization is inevitable and necessary for progress.

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  • 13. 

    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 the mother more than she can handle

    Correct Answer
    D. Give the mother more than she can handle
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "give the mother more than she can handle," suggests that the best approach is not to overwhelm or burden the mother with excessive tasks or responsibilities. Instead, it is important to provide support and assistance in a manageable and helpful manner. This answer emphasizes the importance of understanding the mother's limits and not overloading her with more than she can handle.

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