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  • 1. 

    Resentfully; gloomily

    • A.

      Serene

    • B.

      Sullenly

    • C.

      Precariously

    • D.

      Infallibilty

    Correct Answer
    B. Sullenly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sullenly." This word is the most appropriate choice to describe the given adverb "resentfully; gloomily." It conveys a sense of being in a bad mood or showing irritation and resentment. The other options do not accurately capture the negative and gloomy tone conveyed by the adverb.

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  • 2. 

    Near; about to happen

    • A.

      Reiterated

    • B.

      Imminent

    • C.

      Mar

    Correct Answer
    B. Imminent
    Explanation
    Imminent means that something is about to happen or is likely to occur very soon. It suggests that an event or situation is impending or on the verge of taking place. In this context, the word "imminent" accurately describes the state of being near or about to happen. It conveys a sense of urgency or immediacy, indicating that the event being referred to is expected to occur in the near future.

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  • 3. 

    Rainbowlike; displaying a shifting range of colors

    • A.

      Iridescent

    • B.

      Reiterated

    • C.

      Blighted

    Correct Answer
    A. Iridescent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "iridescent." This word means displaying a shifting range of colors, similar to the colors seen in a rainbow. The other two options, "reiterated" and "blighted," do not have the same meaning as "iridescent" and do not describe something that displays a shifting range of colors.

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  • 4. 

    Peaceful; calm

    • A.

      Infallibility

    • B.

      Doggedness

    • C.

      Serene

    Correct Answer
    C. Serene
    Explanation
    The word "serene" means peaceful and calm. It is often used to describe a tranquil and serene environment or a person who is calm and composed. In this context, "serene" is the best fit as it closely matches the meaning of peaceful and calm, while the other options do not convey the same sense of tranquility.

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  • 5. 

    Inability to make a mistake

    • A.

      Infallibility

    • B.

      Precariously

    • C.

      Sullenly

    Correct Answer
    A. Infallibility
    Explanation
    Infallibility refers to the inability to make a mistake. This means that a person or thing that is described as infallible is seen as always being correct and never making errors. It suggests a high level of reliability and trustworthiness, as it implies that the individual or object in question is consistently accurate and dependable.

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  • 6. 

    Used as suffering from conditions that destroy or prevent growth

    • A.

      Precariously

    • B.

      Mar

    • C.

      Blighted

    Correct Answer
    C. Blighted
    Explanation
    The word "blighted" means to be affected or suffering from conditions that destroy or prevent growth. This word accurately describes the situation mentioned in the question, where something is in a state of suffering or decay. "Precariously" means in a risky or unstable manner, and "mar" means to damage or spoil. While these words may also have negative connotations, they do not specifically refer to conditions that destroy or prevent growth like "blighted" does.

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  • 7. 

    Stubbornness; persistence

    • A.

      Infallibility

    • B.

      Doggedness

    • C.

      Iridescent

    Correct Answer
    B. Doggedness
    Explanation
    Doggedness refers to the quality of being persistent and determined, especially in the face of difficulties or obstacles. It implies a strong and unwavering commitment to achieving a goal, regardless of any setbacks or challenges that may arise. This word accurately captures the idea of stubbornness and persistence, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 8. 

    Repeated

    • A.

      Reiterated

    • B.

      Stubborness

    • C.

      Damged

    Correct Answer
    A. Reiterated
  • 9. 

    Unsteadily; insecurely

    • A.

      Precariously

    • B.

      Create

    • C.

      Dangerously

    Correct Answer
    A. Precariously
    Explanation
    The word "precariously" means in a way that is uncertain, unstable, or risky. It suggests a sense of insecurity or instability. In the context of the given options, "precariously" is the best fit because it aligns with the meaning of "unsteadily" and "insecurely". Both of these words convey a sense of danger or instability, which is captured by "precariously". The other options, "create" and "dangerously", do not convey the same meaning as the given words.

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  • 10. 

    Damage; spoil

    • A.

      Comparision

    • B.

      Fresh

    • C.

      Mar

    Correct Answer
    C. Mar
    Explanation
    The word "mar" means to damage or spoil something. In this context, it is being compared to the word "fresh." The word "mar" is the opposite of "fresh" as it implies something has been damaged or spoiled. Therefore, "mar" is the correct answer in the given comparison.

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  • 11. 

    Figurative language helps you see familiar things in new ways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Figurative language, such as metaphors or similes, uses imaginative and creative expressions to bring new perspectives and deeper meanings to familiar objects or concepts. By using figurative language, writers and speakers can evoke emotions, create vivid imagery, and engage the audience's senses. It allows us to see familiar things in a fresh and unique light, encouraging us to think beyond the literal meaning and explore different interpretations. Therefore, the statement that figurative language helps you see familiar things in new ways is true.

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  • 12. 

    A comparison between two dissimular things linked by a word such as like, as, or resembles.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two dissimilar things using words such as "like," "as," or "resembles." It is a way of making a comparison more vivid and easily understandable by drawing a parallel between two things that are not alike. Unlike a metaphor, which directly equates two things, a simile uses comparison words to show the similarity between the two.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following are recurring symbols in  "The Scarlet Ibis"?

    • A.

      Bird

    • B.

      Flowers

    • C.

      Bees

    • D.

      Tombstones

    Correct Answer
    A. Bird
    Explanation
    In "The Scarlet Ibis," the recurring symbol of a bird represents the fragility and beauty of life. The bird is initially depicted as a delicate creature, just like the narrator's younger brother, Doodle, who has a weak heart. As the story progresses, the bird becomes a symbol of hope and freedom, mirroring Doodle's desire to overcome his physical limitations. However, the bird's death foreshadows Doodle's tragic fate, emphasizing the theme of mortality and the consequences of pushing someone beyond their limits. The presence of the bird throughout the story highlights the interconnectedness of life and death, making it a recurring symbol in the narrative.

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  • 14. 

    The description of Doodle's last summer as "blighted" foreshadows

    • A.

      Doodle's birth

    • B.

      Doodle's coming death

    • C.

      The scarlet ibis

    • D.

      Life in the South

    Correct Answer
    B. Doodle's coming death
    Explanation
    The description of Doodle's last summer as "blighted" suggests that something negative or harmful is going to happen to him in the future. This foreshadows Doodle's coming death, indicating that his last summer will be marred by tragedy.

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  • 15. 

    The scarlet ibis symbolizes Doodle in that both the child and bird are

    • A.

      Able to move very quickly

    • B.

      Trying to learn to fly

    • C.

      Rare, beautiful, and fragile

    • D.

      Very fond of being ouside

    Correct Answer
    C. Rare, beautiful, and fragile
    Explanation
    The scarlet ibis is described as rare, beautiful, and fragile, just like Doodle. Both the bird and Doodle are unique and stand out in their own way. They are both delicate and vulnerable, needing special care and attention. The description of the scarlet ibis reflects Doodle's delicate nature and the need for protection and understanding.

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  • 16. 

    The setting of the story as presented in the opening paragraph could best be described as

    • A.

      Sad and suggestive of death

    • B.

      Cheerful and suggestive of life

    • C.

      Peaceful and suggestive of heaven

    • D.

      Haunted and suggestive of danger

    Correct Answer
    A. Sad and suggestive of death
    Explanation
    The opening paragraph of the story sets a tone that is somber and melancholic, evoking a sense of sadness. The use of words like "sad" and "death" suggests a mournful atmosphere. This tone could be indicative of tragic events or a sense of loss that will be explored in the story. The description of the setting as suggestive of death implies a connection between the environment and mortality, further emphasizing the sadness and potentially foreshadowing darker events to come.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these details is not an example of foreshadowing in the story?

    • A.

      "Don't hurt me, Brother,' he warned."

    • B.

      "The oriole nest... rocked back and forth like an empty cradle"

    • C.

      "The oriole nest... rocked back and forth like an empty cradle."

    • D.

      "keeping a nice secret is very hard to do..."

    Correct Answer
    D. "keeping a nice secret is very hard to do..."
    Explanation
    The phrase "keeping a nice secret is very hard to do..." is not an example of foreshadowing in the story. Foreshadowing is a literary device used to hint at or suggest future events in a story. The other details mentioned, such as "Don't hurt me, Brother," and "The oriole nest... rocked back and forth like an empty cradle," can be seen as foreshadowing because they create a sense of tension or anticipation for something that might happen later in the story. However, the statement about keeping a secret does not provide any hints or clues about future events, making it unrelated to foreshadowing.

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  • 18. 

    What does  this simile indicate?They named him William Armstong, which was like trying a big tail on a small kite.

    • A.

      The baby's abilities are amazing.

    • B.

      Babies do not need decoration.

    • C.

      The baby's name is too grand.

    • D.

      Coming up with names is tricky.

    Correct Answer
    C. The baby's name is too grand.
    Explanation
    The simile "like trying a big tail on a small kite" suggests that the name William Armstrong is too grand or extravagant for the baby. Just as a big tail would be too heavy and disproportionate for a small kite, the name is seen as excessive or inappropriate for the baby.

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  • 19. 

    Whuich of following sentences contain a simile?

    • A.

      He collapsed onto the grass like a half- empty flour sack.

    • B.

      For the first he became one of us.

    • C.

      He was a burden in many ways.

    • D.

      Familly, I could see I was licked.

    Correct Answer
    A. He collapsed onto the grass like a half- empty flour sack.
    Explanation
    The sentence "He collapsed onto the grass like a half-empty flour sack" contains a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare the act of collapsing onto the grass to the image of a half-empty flour sack.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following sentences contains a simile?

    • A.

      The flower garden was brown.

    • B.

      A grindstone stands where the bleeding tree stood.

    • C.

      The oriole nest rocked back and forth like an empty cradle.

    • D.

      The pale fence across the yard stands straight.

    Correct Answer
    C. The oriole nest rocked back and forth like an empty cradle.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The oriole nest rocked back and forth like an empty cradle." This sentence contains a simile because it compares the rocking motion of the oriole nest to that of an empty cradle using the word "like".

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  • 21. 

    Tony stared ______ out the window. He was unhappy about the weather.

    • A.

      Imminent

    • B.

      Sullenly

    • C.

      Serene

    Correct Answer
    B. Sullenly
    Explanation
    Tony stared sullenly out the window. He was unhappy about the weather. This suggests that Tony was looking out the window with a gloomy or resentful expression, indicating his discontentment with the current weather conditions.

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  • 22. 

    The vacation brochure had showed ___________ lake, calm and blue.

    • A.

      Blighted

    • B.

      Mar

    • C.

      Serene

    Correct Answer
    C. Serene
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "serene." The word "serene" means calm and peaceful, which fits the description of a lake that is calm and blue. The word "blighted" means damaged or spoiled, which would not be an appropriate description for a lake in a vacation brochure. The word "mar" means to damage or spoil the appearance of something, which also does not fit the description of a calm and blue lake.

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  • 23. 

    Another photograph featured a waterfall that sparkled, ___________ and coloful. 

    • A.

      Iridescent

    • B.

      Imminent

    • C.

      Reiterated

    Correct Answer
    A. Iridescent
    Explanation
    The word "iridescent" means showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the waterfall was shining and displaying a variety of vibrant and colorful hues, creating a visually captivating scene.

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  • 24. 

    Here, however, Tony saw nothing but a ______ landscape, brown, bare, and damp.

    • A.

      Blighted

    • B.

      Precariously

    • C.

      Mar

    Correct Answer
    A. Blighted
    Explanation
    The word "blighted" accurately describes the landscape that Tony saw. It suggests that the landscape is damaged or spoiled, possibly due to disease or neglect. This is further supported by the words "brown, bare, and damp," which indicate a lack of vegetation and vitality. Overall, "blighted" conveys a sense of desolation and decay, painting a vivid picture of the landscape Tony encountered.

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  • 25. 

    He said to the empty room, "Nothing is going to _______ my vacation! I'm going to enjoy myself, rain or shine."

    • A.

      Doggedness

    • B.

      Mar

    • C.

      Infallibility

    Correct Answer
    B. Mar
    Explanation
    The word "mar" means to spoil or damage something. In this context, the speaker is determined to enjoy their vacation regardless of any obstacles or challenges that may come their way. By using the word "mar," the speaker is emphasizing their resilience and determination to not let anything ruin their vacation.

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  • 26. 

    The themes of the Scalet Ibis are

    • A.

      Conflict between Love and Pride and The Desire to Make over Others in One's Own Image

    • B.

      Conflict between Love and Hate and Jealousy

    Correct Answer
    A. Conflict between Love and Pride and The Desire to Make over Others in One's Own Image
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Conflict between Love and Pride and The Desire to Make over Others in One's Own Image. The story "The Scarlet Ibis" explores the complex relationship between love and pride, as the narrator's love for his disabled brother is tainted by his own pride and desire to make his brother "normal" in his own image. This conflict drives the narrative and leads to tragic consequences.

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  • 27. 

    Where does The Scarlet Ibis take place?

    • A.

      The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American North.

    • B.

      The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American South.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American South.
    Explanation
    "The Scarlet Ibis" is set in and around Brother's family home in the American South. This can be inferred from the mention of the American South in the answer option. Additionally, the story portrays elements of Southern culture and references to Southern landscapes, such as the swamp and the cotton fields.

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  • 28. 

    The protagonist and the main character in The Scarlet Ibis was

    • A.

      Mom

    • B.

      Brother

    • C.

      Dad

    Correct Answer
    B. Brother
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brother because throughout the story, the narrator refers to himself as the brother of the main character, Doodle. He describes their relationship, interactions, and experiences together, making it clear that he is the protagonist and main character of the story.

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  • 29. 

    The Scarlet Ibis takes place during

    • A.

      Civil War

    • B.

      World War I I

    • C.

      World War I

    Correct Answer
    C. World War I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is World War I. The story of "The Scarlet Ibis" is set during World War I, as indicated by the historical context and references in the text. The war serves as a backdrop to the events of the story, highlighting the impact and consequences of war on the characters and their lives.

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  • 30. 

    Who wrote The Scarlet Ibis

    • A.

      By O. Henry

    • B.

      By James Hurst

    • C.

      By Roald Dahl

    Correct Answer
    B. By James Hurst

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