English 11 B Semester Exam?

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English 11 B Semester Exam in connections?

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  • 1. The nonfiction novel was a creation of ___ writers. (1 point)



    postmodernist (1 point)


    1. Modernist writers were mainly reacting to (1 point)

    the practice of slavery.

    the horrors of World War I. (1 point)

    the second-class status of women.

    the inequality of American society

    1. The rebirth of African American musical and literary talent is know as the (1 point)

    Jazz Age.

    Great Migration.

    Lost generation

    Harlem Renaissance. (1 point)

    1. In the modernist literary ear, __ wrote about the unequal treatment of African Americans (1 point)

    Kurt Vonnegut and John Updike

    Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

    Ralph Ellison and Langston Hughes (1 point)

    Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck

    1. Which of the following statements describes poetry in the 1960s? (1 point)

    It was less creative.

    It was more traditional.

    It was new and inventive. (1 point)

    It was old-fashioned and homey.

    1. Which of the following is true of the beat generation? (1 point)

    They started a revival of traditional literature.

    They celebrated the writing of legendary authors.

    They reached to the violence of World War I.

    They rejected the literary forms of the past. (1 point)

    1. The works of both modernist and postmodern writers tended to be highly (1 point)



    personal. (1 point)


    1. A memoir is a nonfiction account of one (1 point)

    Society's history.

    Person's experiences. (1 point)

    Culture's traditions

    Family's memories.

    1. In Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron," Vonnegut uses __ and irony to expose and condemn the desire to have a society of complete equality. (1 point)




    satire (1 point)

    1. An author's attitude toward his or her subject in a piece of writing is (1 point)

    Tone. (1 point)




    1. In what way does the narrator in Ernest Hemingway's short story "In Another Country" feel that he is different from the other injured soldiers? (1 point)

    He feels less brave. (1 point)

    He feels less welcome.

    He feels more committed.

    He feels more experienced.

    1. When an author uses a concrete object to represent an idea or emotion, it is called (1 point)


    Symbolism. (1 point)



    1. In "Babylon Revisited," why did F Scott Fitzgerald choose the title to be metaphoric of Paris? (1 point)

    Paris is the symbol of luxury.

    It represents the ruins of American "royalty" in Paris. (1 point)

    Paris was built to look like babylon.

    None of the above

    1. In "Babylon Revisited," F. Scott Fitzgerald uses __ to present a moral lesson. (1 point)



    Allegory (1 point)


    1. Because he is _____ and he has no money, the narrator in Langston Hughes's short story "Why, You Reckon?" goes along with a plan to steal from a white person.




    Hungry (1 point)

    1. What does the phrase "even in the boy's ten years" in line 2 suggest? (1 point)

    The family used to move often before the boy was born.

    The family has had to more frequently because of the boy.

    The family has moved a lot during the boy's life. (1 point)

    The family has moved every other year since the boy was born.

    1. When the father talks about the man who will "own" him, he is talking about his (1 point)

    boss. (1 point)



    slave master.

    1. The last paragraph is an example of hyperbole because (1 point)

    It exaggerates the boy's helplessness. (1 point)

    It overstates the boy's love for his father.

    It understates how vulnerable the boy is.

    It describes the boy's feelings in detail.

    1. Which word best describes the boy based on the description in the last paragraph? (1 point)

    Helpless (1 point)




    1. The secret message was written with a special pen, making it indiscernible under normal light. (1 point)

    Hard to see (1 point)

    Easy to read

    Difficult to understand

    Impossible to translate

    1. Although teaching is not the most rewarding occupation, financially speaking, it is definitely one of the most gratifying careers. (1 point)



    Satisfying (1 point)


    1. Brianna signed up for skydiving lessons, even though her family tried to dissuade her (1 point)



    talk into

    dishearten (1 point)

    1. After hearing horror stories, the babysitter was relieved to find the children so compliant.


    obedient (1 point)



    1. The word nerd is a pejorative term for people who are smart and studious. (1 point)



    uncomplimentary (1 point)


    1. Two years later, two of the men were dead, one had moved in with his married daughter in the suburbs, and the three remaining sat and watched dolefully as people waiting each night for a table in the restaurant. (1 point)

    sorrowfully (1 point)




    1. The Puerto Rican sister in "I Want to Be Miss America" try to (1 point)

    adopt the "American look." (1 point)

    make the "ethnic look" popular.

    take pride in their differences.

    resist pressure to look American.

    1. "Sure You Can Ask Me A Personal Question" is written as a (1 point)

    traditional hymn.

    heroic tale

    one-sided conversation. (1 point)

    humorous dialogue.

    1. Wong's grandmother embarrasses her in "The Struggle to Be an All American Girl" by (1 point)

    Sticking out the American Supermarket (1 point)

    Trying too hard to appear American at the store.

    Forcing Wong to act Chinese in the supermarket.

    Wandering around and getting lost at the store.

    1. Berlin laughs uncontrollably at "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" because he finds Billy's death (1 point)

    Ironic. (1 point)




    1. Tobias Wolff most likely named his short story "Mortals" because the story explores the theme of people (1 point)

    coming to terms with the idea that one day they too will die.

    Wanting to find out what their loved ones really think of them.

    Achieving immortality by being "big people" while they are alive.

    Hoping that they will have accomplished something before they die. (1 point)

    1. Identify the infinitive phrase in the sentence below. (1 point)

    Eliza called the dog day care to make a reservation for her labradoodle.

    Eliza called

    the dog day care

    to make a reservation (1 point)

    for her labradoodle

    1. Identify the sentence that uses a modifier correctly. (1 point)

    We watched a video about polar bears at summer camp.

    Yesterday, I saw a man walking a dog in a bathrobe.

    As I life the store, a man wearing a long coat almost ran into me. (1 point)

    We saw three fires flying over the forest yesterday

    1. An elliptical clause is an adverbial clause that (1 point)

    is missing words. (1 point)

    has a dangling modifier

    has a misplaced modifier.

    is a complete sentence.

    1. Read the sentence below, Identify the correct past form or past participle of the underlined verb.

    They keeped the alligators in a separate enclosure so the flamingos would be safe. (1 point)

    kept (1 point)



    no error

    1. Read the sentence below. Choose the correct tense of the underlined verb. (1 poitn)

    That factory will produce more than 10 million chocolate bars this month.



    future (1 point)

    both present and future

    1. Read the sentence below, Identify the progressive or emphatic verb tense that is used in the sentence.

    The cougars had been winning until the third quarter of the game (1 point)

    past progressive

    present progressive

    past perfect progressive (1 point)

    present perfect progressive

    1. Choose the pronoun that correctly completes the sentence below. (1 point)

    The log cabin __ we stayed in was built by a settler in the 1800's





    1. “Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in an hour. Which way does your beard point tonight? (I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the supermarket and feel absurd.) Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be lonely." (1 point)

    Answer: E

    1. “Well, sir, Edward never did get back no more that evenin’ to the Dixie Bar. No, pal, uh-hum! ‘Cause we nabbed him. When he come back down the street in his evenin’ clothes and all, with a swell black overcoat on that I wished I had, just a-tippin’ so as not to slip up and fall on the snow, I grabbed him.”

    Answer: B

    1. “By my calculations, the professor was about fifty-five times more powerful than a Nagasaki-type atomic bomb at the time he went into hiding. He was not bluffing when, on the eve of ‘Operation Brainstorm,’ he told General Honus Barker: ‘Sitting here at the dinner table, I’m pretty sure I can flatten anything on earth—from Joe Louis to the Great Wall of China.’”

    Answer: D

    1. Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass aʙʀᴇᴀsт

    Answer: F

    1. “We were all at the hospital every afternoon, and there were different ways of walking across the town through the dusk to the hospital. Two of the ways were alongside canals, but they were long. Always, though, you crossed a bridge across a canal to enter the hospital.”

    Answer: A

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