Utopia Unit Exam English 4 Pretest

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  • 1. 

    Which word means "a humble prayer"?

    • A.

      Wince

    • B.

      Consternation

    • C.

      Avarice

    • D.

      Supplication

    Correct Answer
    D. Supplication
    Explanation
    The word "supplication" means "a humble prayer." It is a noun that refers to a request or plea made in a humble and earnest manner, often directed towards a higher power or someone in authority. It implies a sense of humility, submission, and earnestness in seeking help or guidance.

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  • 2. 

    NWhich word means "excessive desire or greed"?

    • A.

      Avarice

    • B.

      Reverie

    • C.

      Approbation

    • D.

      Indignant

    Correct Answer
    A. Avarice
    Explanation
    Avarice means "excessive desire or greed." It refers to an intense and insatiable desire for wealth or material possessions. This word is often used to describe someone who is excessively greedy or covetous, willing to do anything to accumulate wealth, even at the expense of others. Avarice is a negative trait that is associated with selfishness and a lack of moral values. It is different from reverie, approbation, and indignant, which have different meanings and do not convey the same sense of excessive desire or greed.

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  • 3. 

    Which word means "to draw back or tense the body as if from pain"?

    • A.

      Suffrage

    • B.

      Winced

    • C.

      Enumerate

    • D.

      Reverie

    Correct Answer
    B. Winced
    Explanation
    The word "winced" means to draw back or tense the body as if from pain. It is the correct answer because it accurately describes the action of physically reacting to pain or discomfort by involuntarily pulling back or tensing the body. The other options, suffrage, enumerate, and reverie, do not have the same meaning or connotation as "winced" in relation to physical pain.

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  • 4. 

    LWhich word means "a sudden amazement that results in confusion"?

    • A.

      Consternation

    • B.

      Avarice

    • C.

      Capitulate

    • D.

      Wince

    Correct Answer
    A. Consternation
    Explanation
    Consternation means "a sudden amazement that results in confusion." It is a feeling of shock or dismay that causes confusion and uncertainty. This word accurately describes the state of being suddenly amazed and confused, making it the correct answer to the question. Avarice means greed, capitulate means to surrender, and wince means to flinch or show pain. These words do not convey the same meaning as "a sudden amazement that results in confusion," so they are not the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    YWhich word means "the right to vote"?

    • A.

      Reverie

    • B.

      Supplication

    • C.

      Suffrage

    • D.

      Avarice

    Correct Answer
    C. Suffrage
    Explanation
    Suffrage is the correct answer because it refers to the right to vote. It is commonly used to describe the legal and political right to participate in elections and choose representatives or leaders. Reverie means a state of being lost in one's thoughts or daydreaming. Supplication refers to the act of humbly asking for something, usually in a religious or formal context. Avarice means extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

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  • 6. 

    What is the definition of the following words?1. Approbation2. Indiqnant3. Enumerate4. Reverie5. Capitulate

  • 7. 

     What are the 5 different types of context clues and how are they used?

  • 8. 

    What is frist person point of view?

  • 9. 

    What is third person omniscient point of view?

  • 10. 

    What is third person limited point of view?

  • 11. 

    Which of the following words is a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      Under

    • B.

      Water

    • C.

      Desk

    • D.

      Crying

    • E.

      Lovingly

    Correct Answer
    A. Under
    Explanation
    Under is a prepositional phrase because it functions as a preposition, indicating location or position. It can be followed by a noun or pronoun, such as "under the table" or "under the bridge." In this case, "under" is used alone, but it still functions as a prepositional phrase.

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  • 12. 

    Which 3 words are prepositional phrases?

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Eating

    • C.

      Behind

    • D.

      Green

    • E.

      Toward

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. In
    C. Behind
    E. Toward
    Explanation
    The three words "In," "Behind," and "Toward" are prepositional phrases because they consist of a preposition (a word that shows a relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence) followed by a noun or pronoun object. These words indicate location or direction, which are common functions of prepositional phrases.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following is a prepositional phrase?

    • A.

      Walking around

    • B.

      Birds die

    • C.

      Eating carrots

    • D.

      Over the rainbow

    Correct Answer
    D. Over the rainbow
    Explanation
    "Over the rainbow" is a prepositional phrase because it begins with the preposition "over" and is followed by the noun "rainbow." Prepositional phrases function to provide additional information about location, time, or manner in a sentence. In this case, "over the rainbow" indicates a location or direction.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following sentences is written in third person omniscient point of view?

    • A.

      The pitcher was thinking it was time to throw a fastball down the middle of the plate.

    • B.

      I know he wants to throw a fastball, but I feel he should throw a curveball. I'll give him the sign for the curve.

    • C.

      The batter could sense that there was disagreement between the pitcher and catcher when the pitcher shook off the sign.

    • D.

      The pitcher and catcher both knew that this had to be a good pitch, but they just weren't sure about what type of pitch it should be.

    Correct Answer
    D. The pitcher and catcher both knew that this had to be a good pitch, but they just weren't sure about what type of pitch it should be.
    Explanation
    The given answer is written in third person omniscient point of view because the narrator has access to the thoughts and feelings of multiple characters, specifically the pitcher and catcher. The narrator knows that both the pitcher and catcher are aware that the pitch needs to be good, but they are uncertain about the type of pitch. This demonstrates the narrator's ability to provide insight into the minds of different characters, which is a characteristic of third person omniscient point of view.

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  • 15. 

    According to Hythloday in Utopia by Sir Thomas More, all of the following are problems in England except

    • A.

      A school system that is underfunded

    • B.

      Capital punishment as a consequence for stealing

    • C.

      Nobles taking advantage of the poor

    • D.

      The enclosure movement

    Correct Answer
    A. A school system that is underfunded
    Explanation
    Hythloday, in Utopia, identifies several problems in England, including capital punishment for stealing, nobles exploiting the poor, and the enclosure movement. However, there is no mention of a school system being underfunded as a problem.

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  • 16. 

    All of the following practices occur in Utopia except

    • A.

      All citizens serve occasional two year shifts in the country farming the land

    • B.

      Public officials are elected

    • C.

      Women are equal to men

    • D.

      Some people are turned into slaves

    Correct Answer
    C. Women are equal to men
    Explanation
    In Utopia, all citizens serve occasional two-year shifts in country farming, public officials are elected, and some people are turned into slaves. However, women being equal to men is not a practice that occurs in Utopia.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following sentences is a simple sentence?

    • A.

      When the summer comes, everyone cannot wait to go on vacation.

    • B.

      The summer months are filled with fun activities.

    • C.

      Some people go to the beach, and others go camping.

    • D.

      While people travel to many different places, they all like to leave the house and have a good time.

    Correct Answer
    B. The summer months are filled with fun activities.
    Explanation
    The sentence "The summer months are filled with fun activities" is a simple sentence because it contains one independent clause, which is a complete thought on its own. It does not have any dependent clauses or additional phrases that make it more complex.

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  • 18. 

    In 1984, why does O'Brien use rats to torture Winston?

    • A.

      In the future, rats carry horrible diseases that make them more deadly than anything else.

    • B.

      These are mutant rats that have razor sharp teeth and strong jaws.

    • C.

      Winston is very afraid of rats.

    • D.

      O'Brien doesn't want to kill Winston; he just wants to hurt Winston.

    Correct Answer
    C. Winston is very afraid of rats.
    Explanation
    The reason O'Brien uses rats to torture Winston is because Winston is very afraid of them. This fear is a weakness that O'Brien exploits in order to break Winston's spirit and force him to conform to the Party's ideology. By subjecting Winston to his worst fear, O'Brien aims to psychologically and emotionally manipulate him, making him more susceptible to their control.

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  • 19. 

    In 1984, what happens when Winston cries out for Julia while in prison?

    • A.

      Winston is beaten by the guards.

    • B.

      Julia is brought to the cell.

    • C.

      Winston doesn't get any food that day.

    • D.

      O'Brien comes to talk with Winston.

    Correct Answer
    D. O'Brien comes to talk with Winston.
    Explanation
    When Winston cries out for Julia while in prison in 1984, O'Brien comes to talk with him. This suggests that O'Brien has some level of authority or control over Winston's situation and is interested in engaging with him. It also implies that O'Brien may have a particular interest in Winston and his relationship with Julia, potentially indicating that O'Brien is involved in some form of surveillance or manipulation of their lives.

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  • 20. 

    In "Harrison Bergeron," what was George's handicap?

    • A.

      He had to wear a radio and bags of weights.

    • B.

      He had to wear bags of weights.

    • C.

      He had to wear a radio in his ear.

    • D.

      He had to wear a mask.

    Correct Answer
    A. He had to wear a radio and bags of weights.
    Explanation
    In the story "Harrison Bergeron," George's handicap is described as wearing a radio and bags of weights. This handicap is imposed on him by the government in order to limit his mental and physical abilities, ensuring that no one surpasses the average level of intelligence, strength, or beauty. Wearing the radio disrupts his thoughts with loud noises, while the bags of weights physically hinder his movements and strength. This handicap is meant to create equality among all individuals by suppressing any exceptional talents or attributes.

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  • 21. 

    In "Harrison Bergeron," what was Hazel's handicap?

    • A.

      She wore a mask to hide her beauty.

    • B.

      She didn't have one. She had perfectly average intelligence.

    • C.

      She wore weights that limited her athleticism.

    • D.

      She wore a radio in her ear to distract her above average thoughts.

    Correct Answer
    B. She didn't have one. She had perfectly average intelligence.
    Explanation
    In the short story "Harrison Bergeron," Hazel's handicap is that she didn't have one. Unlike other characters in the story who are burdened with handicaps to make them equal to everyone else, Hazel possesses perfectly average intelligence. This lack of handicap allows her to have a clearer understanding of the world around her, as she is not limited or distracted by any artificial restrictions.

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  • 22. 

    Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia so that it is a frame narrative. Explain why he did this.

  • 23. 

    Many readers believe that Utopia is a satire. Provide examples from the text that prove Utopia is a satire.

  • 24. 

    Explain why the setting depicted in the V for Vendetta trailer is a dystopia. Use specific examples in your explanation.

  • 25. 

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

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