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Posted by anonymous on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00am.

Will someone please check my answers for me?


1. In Act I of Macbeth, the witches make predictions suggesting that Macbeth will one day be
the king of Scotland.<---

the thane of Glamis.
the thane of Ross.

the duke of York.



2. How does his setting in time and place impact the speaker’s ability to complete the assignment in “Theme for English B”?
The assignment forces him to question what he thinks about his own identity.
<----

The assignment makes him realize how little he has in common with his instructor, who, he fears, will not understand his essay.

He wonders whether he can safely return the assignment to his instructor.

His current fascination with music distracts him from the real purpose of the assignment.


3. The exclamation points and the imperative statements made by the speaker in Walt Whitman's "Beat! Beat! Drums!" give the poem a(n) __________ tone.
relaxed

uncertain

urgent<----

silly



4. Which of the following words best describes the voice and word choice of “Theme for English B”?
flowery

straightforward<----

imprecise
angry


5. Read this description of the Ohio farm in autumn in Walt Whitman’s “Come Up from the Fields Father”:
Lo, 'tis autumn,
Lo, where the trees, deeper green, yellower and redder,
Cool and sweeten Ohio's villages, with leaves fluttering in the moderate wind,
Where apples ripe in the orchards hang and grapes on the trellis'd vines,
(Smell you the smell of the grapes on the vines?
Smell you the buckwheat where the bees were lately buzzing?)

What does Whitman’s description of the autumn farmlands in Ohio symbolize in “Come Up from the Fields Father”?


wrath and grief
suffering and loss
riches and influence
abundance and energy<----


6. What does Macbeth have in common with other Shakespearean protagonists?

His nature is marred by a tragic flaw.<--

He is married to a wicked woman.

He is of Scottish descent.

His popularity means that no one threatens him.


7. Martin Luther King Jr. includes allusions to the Bible in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in part because

his audience of clergy will recognize them.

the Bible is the only book with which he is familiar.

such allusions are common in literature.

his situation is similar to some biblical stories.<---


8. What is the tragic flaw that spurs Macbeth’s actions?
ambition <----

jealousy
vanity
indecision


9. Read the final two lines of the first stanza of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”:
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Which of readers’ senses do these lines engage?

hearing <----
sight
texture
taste


10. Which of the following is the best restatement of the main idea of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?
The fight for civil rights is moral and just.<----

America is not a place where justice can exist.

One must be willing to fight violence with violence.

Society’s leaders are not in control of society anymore.


11. The patriotism of the speaker in Rupert Brooke’s “The Soldier” gives a poem about dying in battle a(n) __________ tone.
uplifting <---
depressing
angry

silly


12. Playwrights use asides so that characters can

speak to one another on stage without interruption.

convey what they think or feel to the audience but not to others on stage.<---

summarize events or actions that took place before the opening act of the play.

disguise what they really think and feel from the audience to maintain suspense.


13. In what way are Dudley Randall’s “Ballad of Birmingham” and Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” related?

They are social commentaries dealing with racial tension and opposing racial violence.<----

They are social commentaries that condemn the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

King responds to Randall’s poem in his letter.

Randall’s responds to King’s imprisonment in his poem.


14. Read these lines, which Macbeth speaks after Lady Macbeth’s death:
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more.

What figurative language does Shakespeare employ in these lines?

He uses simile to show how Lady Macbeth’s greed has overshadowed Macbeth’s nobility.

He uses metaphor to show how life is as brief as a player’s time on stage.<----


He uses foreshadowing to suggest the punishment Macbeth has planned for Malcolm.

He uses paradox to present Lady Macbeth’s demise as a warning to audiences.

15. Read this excerpt from a speech given by the witches in the first act of Macbeth:
Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.

These lines contain an example of __________, which is a major part of the play and is used by the witches to hide the true meanings of their predictions from Macbeth.

doublespeak <----
metaphor
onomatopoeia
personification


16. In “Harrison Bergeron,” the fact that Harrison and the ballerina are forced to wear the most impediments is ironic because they are

being punished for their evil deeds.

the ugliest and least talented individuals in society.

the most beautiful and gifted individuals in society.<----

people who are incapable of achieving individual greatness.


17. How do Macbeth’s increasing ambition and power change him?

He becomes corrupt and suspicious.<---

He becomes busy and exhausted.

He becomes gracious and wise.

He becomes demanding and angry.


18. In “Harrison Bergeron,” Kurt Vonnegut’s purpose is to show readers
the danger of letting extremely strong people have freedom.

the value of keeping all people at the same level of potential and achievement.

the ugliness of violent revolt in the face of unfair conditions.

the foolishness of promoting equality at the expense of individuality.<---


19. Why does Macbeth pay killers to murder Banquo and Fleance?

Macduff insists on Banquo’s death.

Banquo murdered King Duncan.

Banquo and his heirs have a claim to the throne.<----

Lady Macbeth may harm the king if Banquo lives.


20. “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae is a poem in which the speaker

does not understand why he has died.

passionately hates war and its violence.

recalls his lovely childhood in England.

believes in war and in his army’s cause.<----


21. In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. asks, “Isn't this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery?” Of what persuasive technique is this excerpt an example?
rhetorical question<----
appeal to conscience
emotional appeal
false analogy


22. Which of the following best describes the speaker in Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”?

He is disgusted by people who romanticize war and celebrate its violence.<----

He agrees with people who romanticize war and celebrate its violence.

He is amused by people who romanticize war and celebrate its violence.

He is unaware of people who romanticize war and celebrate its violence.


23. Read this excerpt of Lady Macbeth’s famous speech from Act V of Macbeth:
Out, damned spot! Out, I say! One: two: why then ‘tis time to do’t. Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our pow’r to accompt? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

Lady Macbeth’s actions and words while sleepwalking in this part of the play suggest that she is


mentally unstable and riddled with guilt.<----

charming and friendly in her role as queen.

a loyal supporter of all her husband’s actions.

attempting to fool the doctor and the gentlewoman.

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