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Homework Help: Literature

Posted by Abby on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7:52am.

1. Which one of the following short stories takes a series of completely ordinary events and develops them into a character study?
A. "Young Goodman Brown"
B. "Paul's Case"
C. "A Private History of a Campaign That Failed"
[D.] "A Pair of Silk Stockings"

2. What author saw hypocrisy in the lives of the Puritans?
A. Willa Cather
B. Mark Twain
C. Kate Chopin
[D.] Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. Which one of the following statements best describes the theme of "Young Goodman Brown"?
[A.] People aren't always what they seem.
B. The Devil is in charge of this world.
C. The forest is a place where dark deeds take place.
D. Men should listen to the cautions of their wives.

4. Foreshadowing means
A. putting secondary characters in the foreground of the story.
[B.] hinting at things that will occur later.
C. showing the readers the dark side of a character's personality.
D. describing what happens at night—for example, in a dark basement

5. Analyzing Hawthorne's complex story "Young Goodman Brown," it's reasonable to conclude that
Goodman Brown's perception or interpretation of events represents a setting at the _______ level.
A. supernatural
[B.] psychological
C. imaginary
D. literal

6. An author's purpose in using rhetoric is to
[A.] create a certain effect for the reader.
B. present facts as they really are.
C. separate realism from idealism.
D. provide hints as to what's going to happen.

7. Which one of the following words best describes Goodman Brown at the end of Hawthorne's story?
A. Safe
B. Relieved
[C.] Despairing
D. Innocent

8. In the story "Paul's Case," why is Paul irritated and wretched after the concert?
[A.] His real life is so different from his dream.
B. He has seen his English teacher.
C. He has to walk home in the rain.
D. He has spoken with the singer.

9. What is the climax in Willa Cather's short story "Paul's Case"?
A. Paul reads about his theft in the newspaper.
B. Paul takes the train to New York.
C. Paul meets the boy from Yale.
[D.] Paul jumps in front of the train.

10. Studying the plot elements in "A Pair of Silk Stockings," you might reasonably conclude that the
essence of her story
A. is found in its sensual descriptions.
B. is identical to Paul's in "Paul's Case."
[C.] reflects the despair of daily life.
D. emphasizes the hardship of poverty.

11. According to the analyses of the stories you were asked to read, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" best
represents literary
A. realism.
B. allegory.
[C.] symbolism.
D. escapism.

12. In Twain's "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed," Smith, the blacksmith's apprentice, is given "ultimate credit" for
[A.] being killed in battle.
B. naming the militia group's encampments.
C. keeping the group trained and ready for battle.
D. earning the rank of sergeant.

13. At the beginning of "Young Goodman Brown," Brown's wife says, "Pray tarry with me this night, dear
husband, of all nights in the year" (1). This statement is an example of
A. satire.
B. ambiguity.
[C.] foreshadowing.
D. irony.

14. In Mark Twain's account of a "campaign that failed," his satire is aimed at the _______ of making an
adventure appear more glorious than it was.
A. embarrassment
B. confusion
[C.] hypocrisy
D. tragedy

15. Which one of the following short stories is an example of an allegory?
A. "Paul's Case"
B. "A Pair of Silk Stockings"
[C.] "Young Goodman Brown"
D. "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed"

16. In "Paul's Case," why does Paul go to work early?
A. He didn't want to get caught skipping school.
[B.] He liked looking at the pictures in the art gallery.
C. He didn't want to lose his job.
D. He wanted to wrestle with the other boys.

17. Faith's pink ribbons are an example of a
A. fable.
B. genre.
[C.] symbol.
D. parable.

18. The wicked witch and the big bad wolf are examples of
A. dynamic characters.
B. anecdotes.
C. protagonists.
[D.] archetypes.

19. Archetypes are a type of _______ that appear throughout history.
A. subgenre
[B.] motif
C. foreshadowing
D. palliation

20. In "Paul's Case," the story suggests that Paul's "dark corner" represents his
A. fear of his father.
B. destiny as a misfit.
[C.] contempt for authority.
D. homosexual orientation.

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