AP English Quizzes & Trivia
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Sample QuestionA literary work in which characters, events, objects, and ideas have secondary or symbolic meanings. One of the most popular examples from the 20th Century was George Orwell's Animal Farm, about farm animals vying for power. On the surface, it is an entertaining story that even children can enjoy. Beneath the surface, it is the story of ruthless Soviet totalitarianism.
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Sample QuestionRepetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of word groups occurring one after the other. Examples: (1) Give me wine, give me women and give me song. (2) For everything there is a season . . . a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.–Bible, Ecclesiastes. (3) To die, to sleep; to sleep: perchance to dream.–Shakespeare, Hamlet.
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Sample QuestionFrankenstein’s initial reaction upon meeting with his creature can best be described as
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Sample QuestionWhich of these is characteristic of all forms of literature?
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Sample QuestionI grew up in an orphanage where we had very little to eat and drink, and Miss Rose, the young woman in charge of the foster home often made us work very long hours without a three square meal. She believed the less children had to eat keeps them alert and fast on their feet, and I kind of believe her. All night, I don't sleep because of the aching hunger that grows stronger everyday, I've grown whiter and thinner since I came here. My mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and she was always sick, she couldn't take care of me even if she wanted to. My father was a policeman who drank too much and he ran into gambling debts last year, he had since ran away without turning back. Life hasn't been rosy, but its all I've got. Answer the questions that follow Why did the orphanage bring the writer in, even though his father was alive?
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Sample QuestionWHAT ELEMENT ONLY USE WORDS OF LITERARY WORK?
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Sample QuestionWhat is the definition for Concur
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Sample QuestionIn reference to your reading of "On Compassion" by Barbara Ascher, please read paragraph 7 (located in 50 Essays on page 36, beginning half-way down the page with the words "Up the avenue..."). In this paragraph, you will find each of the following EXCEPT:
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Sample QuestionAegis; syn: backing
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