Utopia And Dystopia Pretest- English 4fd

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Utopia And Dystopia Pretest- English 4fd - Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of everything you learned during this unit. If you pass the pretest, you are ready to complete the test. If you fail, you better go back and study the unit information. Feel free to use your study guides.


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Are these words a sentence or a sentence fragment?The sound of barking dogs.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given words "The sound of barking dogs" are a fragment because they do not form a complete sentence. It lacks a subject and a verb, making it incomplete and unable to express a complete thought.

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  • 2. 

    Are these words a sentence or a sentence fragment?My brother was sitting right there at the table.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Sentence
    Explanation
    This is a sentence. It has a subject ("My brother") and a predicate ("was sitting right there at the table"). It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a grammatically correct statement.

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  • 3. 

    Are these words a sentence or a sentence fragment?The laughing children.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given words "The laughing children" are a sentence fragment because they do not form a complete sentence. A complete sentence requires a subject and a verb, and in this case, there is no verb present. The words only provide a noun phrase, "The laughing children," which is not a complete thought or expression.

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  • 4. 

    To where in the sentence could you move the underlined prepositional phrase? Be sure you keep the same meaning.The motorcycles raced down the track for the prize.

    • A.

      Before "The motorcycles raced"

    • B.

      Before "raced"

    • C.

      After "the prize"

    • D.

      After "for"

    Correct Answer
    A. Before "The motorcycles raced"
    Explanation
    Moving the underlined prepositional phrase "for the prize" before "The motorcycles raced" would result in the sentence: "For the prize, the motorcycles raced down the track." This repositioning maintains the same meaning as the original sentence, emphasizing that the motorcycles raced down the track specifically for the prize.

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  • 5. 

    To where in the sentence could you move the underlined prepositional phrase? Be sure you keep the same meaning.The very angry student threw pancakes across the room.

    • A.

      Before "threw"

    • B.

      After "very"

    • C.

      Before "The very angry student"

    • D.

      After "student"

    Correct Answer
    C. Before "The very angry student"
    Explanation
    Moving the underlined prepositional phrase "across the room" before "The very angry student" would result in the sentence: "Across the room, the very angry student threw pancakes." This maintains the same meaning as the original sentence, indicating that the student threw pancakes in a state of anger, but emphasizes the location of the action.

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  • 6. 

    In Orwell's Animal Farm, the windmill a symbol of progress.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The windmill in Orwell's Animal Farm symbolizes progress because it represents the idea of industrialization and technological advancement. The animals on the farm believe that building the windmill will improve their lives and make their work easier. It becomes a symbol of their hope for a better future and their desire to create a more efficient and prosperous society. However, the windmill also represents the manipulation and corruption of power, as it is ultimately used by the pigs to benefit themselves and oppress the other animals.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these statements is NOT true about Boxer?

    • A.

      He is hard working.

    • B.

      He does not question orders.

    • C.

      He fully approves of using the dogs to keep order.

    • D.

      He is killed at the end.

    Correct Answer
    C. He fully approves of using the dogs to keep order.
    Explanation
    Boxer, a character from George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm," is portrayed as a hardworking and loyal horse. He is known for his unquestioning obedience to the orders of the pigs, who represent the ruling class. However, it is not true that he fully approves of using the dogs to maintain order. In fact, Boxer is unaware that the dogs are being used as a tool of oppression by the pigs. He believes that they are genuinely helping to protect the farm. Boxer's tragic fate is that he is eventually sold to a glue factory by the pigs, betraying his loyalty and hard work.

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  • 8. 

    "Power corrupts" is one of the messages Orwell has for readers of Animal Farm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The overarching message of Animal Farm is that power, particularly in totalitarian form, causes corruption and suffering among the citizens. In Animal Farm, Napoleon is a corrupt leader, acting out of selfishness and pride.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following characters used twisted logic and mistruths to help control the other animals?

    • A.

      Old Major

    • B.

      The sheep

    • C.

      Snowball

    • D.

      Squealer

    Correct Answer
    D. Squealer
    Explanation
    Squealer drums up support for Napoleon by spreading propaganda and lies.

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  • 10. 

    How can readers tell that the Pigs have taken over the revolution?

    • A.

      The seven commandments change without notice.

    • B.

      The windmill is built.

    • C.

      Snowball is given a medal for his leadership.

    • D.

      The sheep ask questions.

    Correct Answer
    A. The seven commandments change without notice.
    Explanation
    Readers can tell that the Pigs have taken over the revolution because the seven commandments change without notice. This implies that the Pigs, who are in charge of enforcing and interpreting the commandments, are altering them to suit their own interests and consolidate their power. The sudden and unexplained changes in the commandments indicate a shift in leadership and a disregard for the principles of equality and fairness that were initially established.

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  • 11. 

    In the following sentence, what does the underlined word probably mean?The most articulate statement was made by the school president.

    • A.

      Weak

    • B.

      Expressed with clarity

    • C.

      Thoughtless

    • D.

      Loud and scary

    Correct Answer
    B. Expressed with clarity
    Explanation
    The word "articulate" means to express oneself clearly and effectively, so in this context, the most likely meaning of the underlined word is "expressed with clarity."

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  • 12. 

    Using a study guide can help you record your thoughts about a book.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using a study guide can help you record your thoughts about a book. This is true because study guides often provide prompts and questions that encourage readers to critically analyze the content of a book. By using a study guide, readers can jot down their reflections, insights, and opinions about the book, helping them to engage more deeply with the material and retain information. Furthermore, recording thoughts in a study guide can also serve as a useful reference for future discussions or writing assignments related to the book.

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  • 13. 

    Who is one person Orwell may have modeled Napoleon after?

    • A.

      Joseph Stalin

    • B.

      Barrack Obama

    • C.

      Hitler

    • D.

      Oprah Winfrey

    Correct Answer
    A. Joseph Stalin
    Explanation
    Orwell may have modeled Napoleon after Joseph Stalin because both Napoleon and Stalin were dictators who gained and consolidated power through manipulation and propaganda. They both used fear and intimidation to control their subjects and eliminate any opposition. Additionally, both Napoleon and Stalin implemented policies that oppressed and exploited the working class. Orwell's portrayal of Napoleon in "Animal Farm" reflects many of the characteristics and actions associated with Stalin's regime, making it likely that Stalin served as a model for the character.

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  • 14. 

    In this unit, Animal Farm was available to be read and/or watched.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Animal Farm being available to be read and/or watched implies that the unit provided students with the opportunity to engage with the text in multiple formats. This could mean that the students were given the option to read the book or watch a film adaptation of Animal Farm. Offering different mediums for students to access the material allows for a more comprehensive understanding and analysis of the text.

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  • 15. 

    Animal Farm began as a dystopia but turned into a utopia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Although Animal Farm was intended to be a utopia in which all citizens were equal, the society quickly devolved into a dysptopia. Life in a dystopian society is characterized by vast human misery, suffering, and oppression.

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  • 16. 

    Science fiction movies that show a future of happiness, life, and belonging are dystopias.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Life in a dystopian society is characterized by vast human misery, suffering, and oppression.

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  • 17. 

    What is the main idea of Harrison Bergeron?

    • A.

      Do not trust your friends.

    • B.

      Achieving true equality is not possible.

    • C.

      Love your enemies as yourself.

    Correct Answer
    B. Achieving true equality is not possible.
    Explanation
    The main idea of Animal Farm is essentially similar- Achieving true equality is not possible.

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  • 18. 

    The main idea of V for Vendetta is that humans humans suffer under government control.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The main idea of V for Vendetta is that humans suffer under government control. This is evident throughout the story as the protagonist, V, rebels against a totalitarian government that suppresses individual freedom and manipulates its citizens. V seeks to awaken the people and inspire them to rise against the oppressive regime. The narrative explores themes of oppression, surveillance, and the importance of personal freedom. Thus, the statement "humans suffer under government control" accurately captures the central message of V for Vendetta.

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  • 19. 

    In both 1984 and Animal Farm, the rulers distort the truth to keep the people under control.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In both texts, the rulers try to control citizens by issuing propaganda and distorting the truth.

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  • 20. 

    Who is the first person narrator of Animal Farm?

    • A.

      Napoleon

    • B.

      The sheep

    • C.

      Old Major

    Correct Answer
    C. Old Major
    Explanation
    Old Major is the correct answer because in George Orwell's Animal Farm, Old Major is the first person narrator who sets the stage for the rebellion by delivering a speech to the other animals on the farm. He is a wise and respected boar who inspires the animals to rise up against their human oppressors and establish a society based on equality. Old Major's vision and ideas shape the course of the story, making him the central figure in the narrative.

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  • 21. 

    When the pigs become human and walk on hind legs, what is the point of the satire?

    • A.

      The pigs were really human beings all along.

    • B.

      All oppressors are alike.

    • C.

      The humans are not so bad after all.

    • D.

      The pigs can disguise themselves as humans.

    Correct Answer
    B. All oppressors are alike.
    Explanation
    When the pigs take on human form, they are likened to their corrupt oppressors.

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  • 22. 

    What change in society would the author of 1984 want to see happen?

    • A.

      More government control is needed.

    • B.

      The government cannot decide what the truth is.

    • C.

      All countries should be governed as Oceania is.

    • D.

      All governments must control rebellions better.

    Correct Answer
    B. The government cannot decide what the truth is.
    Explanation
    The overarching message, or moral, of the novel is that excessive government control is dangerous; the government cannot define the truth for its citizens, and the citizenry should question the government's messages and actions with intelligence and attentiveness.

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  • 23. 

    Satire, often humorous to some, can be offensive or outrageous to others.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Satire is a form of humor that uses irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to criticize or mock individuals, institutions, or society. While some people may find satire amusing, others may find it offensive or outrageous because it often highlights flaws, hypocrisy, or controversial topics. The perception of satire can vary greatly depending on an individual's personal beliefs, values, or sensitivities. Therefore, it is true that satire can be offensive or outrageous to some.

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  • 24. 

    What does the phrase "Big Brother is Watching You" satirize?  Explain

  • 25. 

    Explain why the setting depicted in the excerpt from 1984 is a dystopia. Use specific examples in your explanation.

  • 26. 

    Explain why the setting depicted in Harrison Bergeron is a dystopia. Use specific examples in your explanation.

  • 27. 

    What is third person limited point of view?

  • 28. 

    Which of the following is a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      Around the house

    • B.

      Sitting down

    • C.

      Broken computer

    • D.

      Now is done

    Correct Answer
    A. Around the house
    Explanation
    The phrase "around the house" is a prepositional phrase because it begins with the preposition "around" and is followed by the object "the house." Prepositional phrases provide additional information about location, time, or manner in a sentence. In this case, "around the house" indicates the location or position of something.

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