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Homework Help: English

Posted by Megan on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 2:57pm.

Works such as "To Build a Fire" gave Naturalist writers such as Jack London a platform to argue that (Points : 5)
human wisdom ingenuity can solve all problems.
life in the woods is fun and easy.
natural forces are powerful and unpredictable and deserve respect.
the protective boundaries of civilization keep people safe.


2. In James Thurber's story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the title character is gradually revealed to be someone who (Points : 5)
is bold and heroic on the inside but outwardly shy and passive.
is quite able to look out for himself.
is happy with his life and sees no need to change it.
longs for a quiet life away from adventure and danger.


3. In "In Just-," what mood does the poet create with the words "and bettyandisabel come dancing / from hop-scotch and jump-rope and / it's / spring"? (Points : 5)
unbearable boredom

confused anger

happy excitement

desperate sadness



4. James Thurber writes "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" from a limited third-person point of view so that (Points : 5)
readers can experience the details of Mitty's daydreams.
the mood of the story can shift frequently.
readers can find out what other characters do while Mitty daydreams.
the story’s narrator can keep distance from the events of Mitty’s life.


5. In Guy de Maupassant's "The Piece of String," the main character is sorry to discover that (Points : 5)
his reputation as a liar means that no one believes him when he tells the truth.
he cannot trust his local government officials to deal fairly with him.
thieves will gladly blame an innocent man to avoid getting caught.
some people will not listen to reasonable argument.


6. The climax of "The Glass of Milk" occurs when (Points : 5)
the narrator describes the story’s physical setting.
the boy refuses the sailor's offer of food.
the boy consumes the wafer and milk that he cannot pay for.
the boy begins to feel very hungry.


7. Which of the following quotations is an example of dialect from Langston Hughes’s short story “Gumption”? (Points : 5)
“There was no peace at home that morning.”
“You can’t eat gumption.”
“Well, that made the old man mad.”
“Well, they ain’t got no better, leastwise not for colored.”


8. To help readers visualize and relate to autumn in “To Autumn,” John Keats (Points : 5)
uses the first-person point of view to convey his personal response to Autumn.
compares Autumn to the city of London in an extended metaphor.
alliteration, filling the entire poem with –s sounds.
personifies Autumn as a woman to whom he can speak.


9. A poem that uses neither rhyme nor regular meter is (Points : 5)
a free-verse poem.
an epic.
a narrative poem.
an ode.


10. Which of the following statements best describes the purpose of the motif of falling leaves in Gerard Manley Hopkins's poem "Spring and Fall"? (Points : 5)
The motif helps readers understand the innocence of youth.
The motif reminds readers of the beauty of autumn.
The motif emphasizes the fact that everything dies.
The motif promises that spring will come again soon.


11. In her poem "July," Susan Hartley Swett's word choices dream, lazy, and lullaby are suitable because they (Points : 5)
reflect the relaxed pace of life during July.
persuade readers to spend time outdoors in summer.
add humor to the poem.
build tension in the poem.


12. Hauchecorne’s fate in “The Piece of String” is ironic because (Points : 5)
Hauchecorne tells the truth at a critical time but is ignored because of his reputation as a liar.
Malandain and Hauchecorne were once close friends.
Hauchecorne hopes that the string will come in handy and soon finds a use for it.
Hauchecorne lives in a town known to be full of thieves.


13. E.E. Cummings describes the balloonman as "goat-footed" because (Points : 5)
he is a master of sensory language.

the simile is one that he always uses when referring to the balloonman.

he is alluding to Pan, the Greek god associated with music and playfulness.

the balloonman is a dangerous presence in the poem.



14. What makes "The Lady or the Tiger?" unique compared to most stories? (Points : 5)
The story has no clear theme.
The point of view shifts from first to third person.
The conflict is not resolved in the plot.
Only one main character is featured.


15. Like most autobiographies, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings uses the ___________ point of view to draw readers closer to the story being told. (Points : 5)
third-person omniscient

third-person limited

second-person

first-person



16. The setting of Mark Twain's "A Cub Pilot" (Points : 5)
adds humor to sometimes frightening events that occur on the river.
creates conflict among the characters in the memoir.
has little effect on the events he narrates.
provides an environment replete with specific language and imagery for him to exploit.


17. In “In Just-“ the poet uses the words mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful to (Points : 5)
establish the poem’s rhyme scheme.
help readers visualize the balloonman.
suggest the mood and appearance of early spring.
describe the children’s joyful movements.

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