1. Which of the following correctly describes a haiku? (Points : 3) …
a poem with five lines that has a specific rhyme scheme and is often humorous
a non-rhyming, 17-syllable poem generally divided into three lines and dealing with nature
a rhyming poem with 14 lines that can either be written in English or Italian forms
a type of poem that tells a story and often focuses on heroic characters from the past
2. In “The Pasture,” Robert Frost depicts nature as extremely __________ . (Points : 3)
3. Christina Rossetti’s choice to give speech to a robin, a rosebush, the moon, and the ocean in “A Wintry Sonnet” is a use of __________. (Points : 3)
4. In “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” the speaker ____________________. (Points : 3)
plants a field of daffodils and watches them grow large and healthy
is a cloud who floats over various places in the English countryside
describes the changing colors of the leaves in autumn and how they make him feel
remembers seeing a field of daffodils and how happy their beauty made him
5. Which is the best statement of the theme of “To Everything There Is a Season”? (Points : 3)
The wind blows where it will, and no one can predict it.
Summer, fall, winter, and spring each have a special beauty.
Pain and suffering are part of life, and one must accept them.
A right time and place exist for each of life’s actions.
6. During which season is Emily Dickinson’s “The Morns Are Meeker Than They Were” set? (Points : 3)
7. Which of the following lines is an example of alliteration? (Points : 3)
“A wild, white welter of winnowing wings”
“I wandered lonely as a cloud”
“Dreaming of honeycombs to share”
“But each wild breast stiffened”
8. In a short story, what happens during the exposition? (Points : 3)
The action reaches its highest point or the turning point occurs.
The action that sets the plot in motion begins.
The story’s main conflict is resolved and the conclusion occurs.
The characters are introduced and the scene is set for readers.
9. What is the term for the high point of action or turning point in story? (Points : 3)
10. When a writer wants to capture the way real people sound when they talk, that writer will write dialogue in __________. (Points : 3)
11. Readers can more readily identify with a story’s narrator if the writer uses __________.(Points : 3)
third-person omniscient point of view
third-person limited point of view
second-person point of view
first-person point of view
12. When the setting of Christina Rossetti’s “A Wintry Sonnet” changes from winter to spring, the poem’s mood changes __________. (Points : 3)
from joy to grief
from despair to gladness
from anxiety to calmness
from activity to restfulness
13. In “Thank You, M’am,” the blue suede shoes are symbols of __________. (Points : 3)
what Mrs. Jones teaches Roger
what Roger wants but cannot have
memories of Mrs. Jones’s youth
14. Which is not a lesson that Mrs. Jones tries to teach Roger during the encounter?(Points : 3)
Do not disrespect others.
Do not talk to strangers.
Do take responsibility for your choices.
Do take pride in yourself.
15. The narrator’s family in “The Circuit” shows the importance of __________. (Points : 3)
unity and teamwork
16. At the beginning of “The Bracelet,” Ruri tells the reader that after her house has been packed up it feels like “a gift box after the nice thing inside was gone; just a lot of nothingness.” The author uses this image to communicate the story’s __________. (Points : 3)
17. Which event marks the climax of “The Circuit”? (Points : 3)
The narrator, his brother, and their father labor together in the field.
The narrator rides the bus anxiously to school.
The family cooperates together to load their belongings into the car.
The narrator gets a chance to take trumpet lessons from his teacher.
18. Which of the following best explains the different ways in which fact and historical fiction are used in a story? (Points : 3)
While facts do not tell about people, historical fiction often tells about the lives of famous people.
While facts do not pertain to history, historical fiction is based on historical events.
While facts can be proven, historical fiction includes imagined details to add dramatic interest.
While facts usually tell about discoveries, historical fiction often includes details about the weather and setting.
19. What was most likely the author’s purpose for including the conversation between the two boys and Michael Faraday at the end of “Michael Faraday’s World”? (Points : 3)
to foreshadow that one boy would become a scientist
to add another fact to the work
to support the idea that Faraday valued a questioning mind
to demonstrate the progress Faraday had made in the scientific community
20. The author of “Enrico Fermi: The ‘Italian Navigator’” says Fermi was like a ship captain. The author makes this comparison to help readers understand that Fermi __________.(Points : 3)
recorded his progress while crossing treacherous territory
was often “lost at sea” while working on experiments
built a lab aboard a ship
commanded a crew of unruly lab assistants
21. What did Enrico Fermi and Marie Curie have in common? (Points : 3)
Both committed their lives to their research.
Both lived in France during their scientific careers.
Both worried constantly about what others thought of their work.
Both were married to and collaborated with a scientist.
22. In the story about Daniel Hale Williams, the author writes that Williams “reassured the patient with his calm, dignified manner.” From this information, readers can conclude that __________. (Points : 3)
Williams cared little for his patients
Williams’s patient was worried and distressed
Williams knew the patient would not die
Williams was too proud to ask for help
23. Daniel Hale Williams established Provident Hospital as a place where __________.(Points : 3)
all kinds of patients could receive compassionate medical care
he did not have to offer care to African American patients
he could build a reputation and achieve fame
no one could remove him from his position of authority
24. What important lesson does Ruri learn from her mother in “The Bracelet”? (Points : 3)
to hang on to the things that remind her of home
to tend the garden diligently
to beware of all governments
to treasure memories rather than material goods
25. What happens during the falling action of “The Circuit”? (Points : 3)
The narrator rides the bus to school feeling quite nervous.
The narrator returns home, excited, only to find that his family is moving again.
The narrator meets with his teacher and has the opportunity to learn to play the trumpet.
The narrator and his brother work hard in the fields to help support their family.