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Posted by Jordan on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:25pm.

Question 1
Marks: 1 A common theme that runs through all the sections of Song of Myself is Whitman's own —
Choose one answer. a. belief in his power as a poet
b. love of solitude
c. inability to trust people
d. failure to change the world
Question 2
Marks: 1 Free verse is best described as —
Choose one answer. a. exaggeration used for a literary effect such as emphasis, drama, or humor
b. clues that hint at what will happen later on in the poem
c. words and expressions not meant to be taken literally
d. poetry written without regular rhyme schemes and meter
Question 3
Marks: 1 In Song of Myself, Whitman's theme is best demonstrated by —
Choose one answer. a. “look for me under your boot-soles”
b. “coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk”
c. the “spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me”
d. the “last scud of day holds back for me”
Question 4
Marks: 1 In this poem, Whitman uses parallel structure to —
Choose one answer. a. show stressed and unstressed syllables
b. help readers visualize key images
c. link related images and unify his poem
d. mimic a regular rhyme scheme
Question 5
Marks: 1 In “I Hear America Singing” Whitman uses a catalog to —
Choose one answer. a. clarify ideas
b. organize details
c. create rhyme
d. show relationships
Question 6
Marks: 1 The tone in this section of Song of Myself best is described as —
Choose one answer. a. lighthearted
b. detached
c. bombastic
d. intimate
Question 7
Marks: 1 To fully appreciate Whitman's use of catalogs, readers should read the poem —
Choose one answer. a. as rapidly as possible
b. without emotion
c. silently
d. aloud
Question 8
Marks: 1 When used to refer to a poetic technique, the word catalog refers to —
Choose one answer. a. two related lines of poetry that rhyme
b. a list of related people, places, or events
c. a reference to another work of literature
d. a comparison between two unlike things
Question 9
Marks: 1 Which of the following quotations from the poem Song of Myself, Number 52, best has the example of alliteration?
Choose one answer. a. “It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.”
b. “I shake my white locks at the runaway sun”
c. “The last scud of day holds back for me”
d. “The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me”
Question 10
Marks: 1 Which of the following quotations is the best example of Whitman's use of alliteration to unify his ideas?
Choose one answer. a. “My eyes settle the land, I bend at her prow or shout joyously from the deck.”
b. “I saw the marriage of the trapper in the open air in the far west . . .”
c. “The Yankee clipper is under her sky-sails, she cuts the sparkle and scud . . .”
d. “On a bank lounged the trapper, he was drest mostly in skins, his luxuriant beard and curls protected his neck . . .”

Question 11
Marks: 1 Dickinson may have written “Success is counted sweetest” as an ironic comment on her own —
Choose one answer. a. lack of publishing success
b. anger towards her beloved
c. dependence on her family
d. longing for companionship
Question 12
Marks: 1 What is the tone of “Success is counted sweetest”?
Choose one answer. a. Optimistic
b. Ironic
c. Arrogant
d. Sorrowful
Question 13
Marks: 1 Which is the best statement of the theme of “Success is counted sweetest”?
Choose one answer. a. Those who have experienced failure are doomed to repeat it.
b. Failure helps you appreciate success.
c. Success often takes you by surprise.
d. Success is the best value to pursue.
Question 14
Marks: 1 What does a writer need to think about before beginning writing?
Choose at least one answer. a. purpose
b. title
c. subject
d. structure
e. audience
f. length
Question 15
Marks: 1 Which techniques listed below are used during the prewriting process?

Choose at least one answer. a. journaling or freewrite
b. reading essay aloud
c. brainstorming
d. check for misspellings
e. revising
f. outline
g. cluster mapping
h. write quickly
Question 16
Marks: 1 What does a writer pay attention to when writing for different audiences? Choose all that apply.
Choose at least one answer. a. use of graphics
b. tone
c. style
d. vocabulary
e. structure
Question 17
Marks: 1 Which step of the writing process asks the writer to concentrate on getting the main ideas clearly stated and with enough evidence?
Choose one answer. a. Revising
b. Publishing
c. Proofreading
d. Writing the first draft
e. Prewriting
Question 18
Marks: 1 Which step of the writing process produces a product that is writer-centered?
Choose one answer. a. Publishing
b. Writing the first draft
c. Proofreading
d. Revising
e. Prewriting
Question 19
Marks: 1 Which step of the writing process asks the writer to refine the prose making each sentence as consise and accurate as possible?
Choose one answer. a. Proofreading
b. Writing the first draft
c. Prewriting
d. Publishing
e. Revising
Question 20
Marks: 1 Which step of the writing process has the writer thinking more about the reader's needs and expectations?
Choose one answer. a. Publishing
b. Proofreading
c. Revising
d. Writing the first draft
e. Prewriting
Question 21
Marks: 1 Which part of an essay elaborates on your evidence?
a. Conclusion
b. Introduction
c. Thesis
d. Body
Question 22
Marks: 1 Which part of an essay restates your thesis sentence?


Choose one answer. a. Body
b. Thesis
c. Conclusion
d. Introduction
Question 23
Marks: 1 Which part of an essay offers a final thought, or helps readers refocus on the main idea of a long paragraph?


Choose one answer. a. Thesis
b. Body
c. Conclusion
d. Introduction
Question 24
Marks: 1 Which type of sentence provides elaboration by supporting, building, or proving the main idea?

Choose one answer. a. supporting sentence
b. topic sentence
c. clincher sentence
d. main idea sentence
Question 25
Marks: 1 Which type of sentence often include details sensory details, facts, examples, anecdotes, or analogies?
a. main idea sentence
b. supporting sentence
c. topic sentence
d. clincher sentence

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