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"The Dinner Party" Test Red Group - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Write 4 sentences ---in each sentence, use a vocabulary word from "The Dinner Party" in a way that clearly shows the meaning of the word.List of VWspiritedcommotionattachesoberarrestingnaturalistraftersexpositionresolutionsuspensesymbolism 

  • 2. 

    Explain  (in a sentence or two) how the cobra in the story is SYMBOLIC --- (remember to think back to the DISCUSSION we did in Canvas on this topic!!!)

  • 3. 

    BONUS --  You will ONLY receive extra credit if you FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY!!!  Do not complete part of it but not the rest!!!   This is NOT required/will not count against you; it can only help you!!!  Write the number, then complete the question/instructions.   TURN THIS IN TO ME ON PAPER ---please remember to put your name, I will not be attempting to find the owner!!!! 1)  Write the word ALLUSION and underline or highlight it ---then WRITE THE DEFINITION of the term 2)  Give me an example of an allusion ---state why it is an allusion and how it being used in the selection would help the reader understand something better!!

  • 4. 

    Which subject would NOT be required in a program of study for a naturalist?

    • A.

      Banking

    • B.

      Biology

    • C.

      Earth science

    • D.

      Psychology

    Correct Answer
    A. Banking
    Explanation
    A naturalist is someone who studies and observes the natural world, focusing on plants, animals, and ecosystems. Banking, on the other hand, is unrelated to the study of nature and the environment. It deals with financial systems and transactions. Therefore, banking would not be required in a program of study for a naturalist as it does not contribute to the understanding and knowledge of the natural world.

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  • 5. 

    A likely interpretation for the phrase "spirited discussion" is.....

    • A.

      Parody

    • B.

      Flirting

    • C.

      Argument

    • D.

      Learned exchange

    Correct Answer
    C. Argument
    Explanation
    The phrase "spirited discussion" typically refers to a lively and passionate conversation or debate, where individuals express their opinions fervently. It implies that the participants are engaged in a heated and intense exchange of ideas, often with opposing viewpoints. Therefore, the most suitable interpretation for the phrase would be "argument."

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  • 6. 

    An arresting sign might cause you to swerve off the road.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An arresting sign refers to a sign that is attention-grabbing or captivating. If a driver encounters such a sign while driving, it may divert their attention from the road, causing them to swerve off the road unintentionally. Therefore, the statement "An arresting sign might cause you to swerve off the road" is true.

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  • 7. 

    According to the naturalist's rationale, the most important reason he does not warn the others of the snake's presence is which of the following:

    • A.

      He doesn't want to appeart unable to control himself

    • B.

      He doesn't want to embarrass the hostess

    • C.

      He would reveal too much about his love for snakes to the other guests

    • D.

      He is afraid the cobra would strike if the other guests panic

    Correct Answer
    D. He is afraid the cobra would strike if the other guests panic
    Explanation
    The naturalist does not warn the others of the snake's presence because he is afraid that the cobra would strike if the other guests panic. This implies that the naturalist prioritizes the safety of the other guests and understands the potential danger that could arise if they were to panic. By keeping quiet, he avoids causing a situation that could potentially lead to harm.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT an example of the naturalist's keen power of observation?

    • A.

      He observed the servants bring the milk

    • B.

      Watching the hostess' face suddenly become tense

    • C.

      His participation in the conversation about which sex has the most control

    • D.

      Scanning each corner of the room in search of the snake

    Correct Answer
    C. His participation in the conversation about which sex has the most control
    Explanation
    The naturalist's keen power of observation is characterized by closely observing and studying the natural world, including animals, plants, and their behaviors. The first three options involve observing specific actions or reactions in a given situation, which aligns with the naturalist's keen power of observation. However, the fourth option, participating in a conversation about which sex has the most control, does not involve direct observation of the natural world. Instead, it pertains to a discussion or debate about human behavior and social dynamics. Therefore, it is not an example of the naturalist's keen power of observation.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the BEST example of a THEME seen in this short story?

    • A.

      Snakes can be scary/stay away from them!

    • B.

      Naturalists have an interesting job and can learn lots about others by watching them

    • C.

      The person you see take action is always in charge/be a keen observer!

    • D.

      Use caution in making snap judgeents until you have all the evidence./do not stereotype

    Correct Answer
    D. Use caution in making snap judgeents until you have all the evidence./do not stereotype
    Explanation
    The theme of this short story is about the importance of not making snap judgments and avoiding stereotypes. This is evident from the statement "Use caution in making snap judgments until you have all the evidence/do not stereotype." The story likely explores the consequences of jumping to conclusions without having all the facts and emphasizes the need to be open-minded and fair in our judgments.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following would NOT be an example of an EXTERNAL CONFLICT?

    • A.

      Deciding whether to cheat on a test

    • B.

      Your 4-wheeler tearing up and needing to be fixed

    • C.

      Surviving without shelter during a thunderstorm

    • D.

      Getting a ticket for speeding because you were, indeed, speeding

    Correct Answer
    A. Deciding whether to cheat on a test
    Explanation
    Deciding whether to cheat on a test does not involve a conflict with an external force or entity. It is an internal conflict, as it involves a personal moral dilemma and decision-making process. The other options involve external conflicts, such as a mechanical issue with a 4-wheeler, surviving a thunderstorm without shelter, or receiving a speeding ticket due to breaking the law.

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  • 11. 

    From the story's RESOLUTION, evidence best supports the idea that.....

    • A.

      The man had the most control

    • B.

      The man was in charge from the beginning

    • C.

      The woman took control in the very beginning

    • D.

      It was unwise for the man to have the guests play the quiet game

    Correct Answer
    C. The woman took control in the very beginning
    Explanation
    The evidence from the story's resolution supports the idea that the woman took control in the very beginning. This can be inferred from the fact that she was the one who suggested playing the quiet game and enforced the rules. Additionally, she was the one who ultimately decided to end the game and break the silence. This shows that she had the authority and control over the situation, indicating that she took charge from the start.

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  • 12. 

    What is an IDIOM?

    • A.

      A phrase that is worded in a crazy sort of way and you have to wonder about its meaning

    • B.

      When a symbol stands for - or represents - something else

    • C.

      A phrase that doesn't mean what it literally says - you have to think deeper to understand its meaning

    • D.

      When a statement is difficult to understand

    Correct Answer
    C. A phrase that doesn't mean what it literally says - you have to think deeper to understand its meaning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A phrase that doesn't mean what it literally says - you have to think deeper to understand its meaning." This answer accurately describes an idiom, which is a group of words that have a figurative meaning that is different from their literal meaning. Idioms are commonly used in everyday language and require some knowledge or cultural understanding to interpret their intended meaning.

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  • 13. 

    In "The Dinner Party", the idiom 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' was illustrated through.............

    • A.

      The spirited conversation between the colonel and the lady/which led to the realization that the woman had been in charge

    • B.

      The events that took place during the exposition/and realizing that the hostess was really in charge

    • C.

      The events that took place at the climax of the story/when the naturalist jumped up and slammed the door closed

    • D.

      The reaction of the naturalist to seeing the hostess' face, and observed the boy taking the milk to the verandah/and was looking for where the snake might be

    Correct Answer
    D. The reaction of the naturalist to seeing the hostess' face, and observed the boy taking the milk to the verandah/and was looking for where the snake might be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the reaction of the naturalist to seeing the hostess' face, and observed the boy taking the milk to the verandah/and was looking for where the snake might be. This is because the idiom "waiting for the other shoe to drop" means anticipating something bad or unexpected to happen. In this scenario, the naturalist's reaction and observation suggest that he is expecting something dangerous or alarming to occur, creating a sense of tension and anticipation in the story.

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  • 14. 

    In what way is the SETTING most significant (important) in/to this short story?

    • A.

      The setting is a dinner party, and without a dinner party there would not be a table

    • B.

      The setting is in India, and if the dinner party were not in India the cobra would not be as likely to be a threat to people.

    • C.

      The setting was not really all that important, a dinner party could take place anywhere in the world which makes the setting a universal sort of place.

    • D.

      This short story is set in a house and without it being in a house there would be no veranda..

    Correct Answer
    B. The setting is in India, and if the dinner party were not in India the cobra would not be as likely to be a threat to people.
    Explanation
    The setting being in India is significant because it establishes the presence of a cobra as a potential threat to people. India is known for its diverse wildlife, including venomous snakes like cobras. Therefore, the choice of setting adds a sense of danger and tension to the story, as the presence of the cobra adds an element of unpredictability and potential harm to the characters at the dinner party.

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  • 15. 

    The beginning of a story is called its ______________________________ CHECK for spelling above in the matching ---if you do not spell this correctly, the computer will mark it as wrong!!!

    Correct Answer
    exposition
    Explanation
    The beginning of a story is called its exposition. In storytelling, the exposition is where the author introduces the main characters, setting, and provides background information. It sets the stage for the rest of the story by giving readers essential information that they need to understand the plot and context of the narrative.

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  • 16. 

    When the snake emerges (comes out from)  from the table and the naturalist slams the door once it's outside.......

    • A.

      The conflict is resolved

    • B.

      The climax of the story occurs

    • C.

      The conflict is revealed

    • D.

      The story's conflict escalates

    Correct Answer
    B. The climax of the story occurs
    Explanation
    When the snake emerges from the table and the naturalist slams the door once it's outside, it can be inferred that this is the turning point or climax of the story. The climax is the highest point of tension or excitement in a narrative, where the conflict reaches its peak and the outcome is determined. In this case, the conflict between the snake and the naturalist is resolved with the naturalist successfully getting rid of the snake. Therefore, the climax of the story occurs when the naturalist slams the door and resolves the conflict.

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  • 17. 

    A most appropriate synonym for VERANDA is

    • A.

      Sidewalk

    • B.

      Porch

    • C.

      Park

    • D.

      Shelter

    Correct Answer
    B. Porch
    Explanation
    A porch is the most appropriate synonym for a veranda because both refer to a covered area attached to a house or building where people can relax or sit outdoors. A porch typically has a roof and is often enclosed by walls or screens, similar to a veranda. The other options, sidewalk, park, and shelter, do not accurately convey the same meaning as a veranda.

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  • 18. 

    Which would be the best explanation for why the scientist (American naturalist) does not participate in the argument?

    • A.

      He is too interested in finding out who will win because he loves competition

    • B.

      He is busy doing his job which is based in observation/he was observing which caused him to notice the hostess' face

    • C.

      He instinctively senses the danger that is to follow

    • D.

      He wants to prove he has the most control of all the guests

    Correct Answer
    B. He is busy doing his job which is based in observation/he was observing which caused him to notice the hostess' face
    Explanation
    The scientist does not participate in the argument because he is busy with his job, which involves observation. While observing, he notices the hostess' face, which distracts him from getting involved in the argument.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following were invited guests at the dinner party?  (May answer TWO!!!):

    • A.

      Government attaches and wives

    • B.

      Army officers and wives

    • C.

      Colonial official and wife

    • D.

      The snake

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Government attaches and wives
    B. Army officers and wives
    Explanation
    The invited guests at the dinner party were government attaches and their wives, as well as army officers and their wives. This can be inferred from the given options, which state that government attaches and wives, as well as army officers and wives, were invited. There is no mention of a colonial official and wife or the snake being invited, so they are not included in the answer.

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  • 20. 

    News about which of the following developments would SOBER the mood of a party?  (choose the BEST answer)

    • A.

      Car accident

    • B.

      Vacation plans

    • C.

      A winning game

    • D.

      Listening to a lively rock song

    Correct Answer
    A. Car accident
    Explanation
    A car accident is a negative and unfortunate event that can cause distress and sadness. If news about a car accident is shared at a party, it is likely to sober the mood as people become concerned and empathetic towards the victims involved. This news can shift the atmosphere from a joyful and celebratory one to a more somber and serious tone.

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  • 21. 

    One might willingly forfeit working his/her job if he/she won the lottery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If someone wins the lottery, they may choose to voluntarily quit their job because they no longer need to work for financial stability. Winning a substantial amount of money can provide financial security and freedom, allowing individuals to pursue other interests or retire early. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that someone might willingly forfeit their job if they won the lottery.

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  • 22. 

    The types of CONFLICTS seen in the story could BEST be described as....... 

    • A.

      Internal Conflict ----man vs. himself and External Conflict - man vs man

    • B.

      External Conflict --man vs. society and Internal Conflict - man vs. nature

    • C.

      Internal Conflict --man vs. nature, man vs. man, & man vs. society

    • D.

      External - man vs nature, man vs. man, & man vs society

    Correct Answer
    D. External - man vs nature, man vs. man, & man vs society
    Explanation
    The types of conflicts seen in the story are external conflicts involving man versus nature, man versus man, and man versus society. This implies that the main character faces challenges and struggles with elements of the natural world, interpersonal conflicts with other individuals, and conflicts with societal norms or expectations.

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  • 23. 

    What GENRE is this short story?

    • A.

      Non-Fiction

    • B.

      Drama

    • C.

      Fiction

    • D.

      Science Fiction

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fiction because fiction refers to literature that is based on imaginary events and characters. Since the question asks for the genre of the short story, and the story is not based on real events or characters, it falls under the category of fiction.

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  • 24. 

    In what Point of View is this story told?

    • A.

      1st Person Point of View

    • B.

      2nd Person Point of View

    • C.

      3rd Person Point of View

    • D.

      4th Person Point of View

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd Person Point of View
    Explanation
    The story is told from the 3rd person point of view because it uses pronouns like "he," "she," and "they" to refer to the characters in the story. The narrator is not a character in the story and has a more objective perspective, providing insight into the thoughts and actions of multiple characters.

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