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Homework Help: English 12

Posted by chris on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:51pm.

really need help guys :/


1. Which of Yeats's poem opens with the symbol of a gyre, a spiral spinning out of control? (1 point)
"Sailing to Byzantium"
"The Second Coming"
"When You Are Old"
"A Prayer For My Daughter"
2. Which of the following lines reflects the narrator's epiphany in "Araby"? (1 point)
"Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger."
"I could not find any sixpenny entrance and, fearing that the bazaar would be closed, I passed in quickly through the turnstile..."
"—If I go, I said, I will bring you something."
"My uncle said he was very sorry he had forgotten."
3. Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” refers to a bishop who said that cats do not (1 point)
write great plays.
dance with dogs.
compose symphonies.
go to heaven.
4. What mood is reflected in T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"? (1 point)
uncertain and tentative
bright and hopeful
dark and somber
confused and frustrated
5. Which of these lines reflects of internal rhyme in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas? (1 point)
"And you, my father, there on the sad height."
"Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray."
"Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay"
"Do not go gentle into that good night."
6. How does Thomas describe fire in "Fern Hill"? (1 point)
green as grass
flashing into the dark
lovely and watery
dancing in the night
7. Which of these is an example of humor of character in “A Shocking Accident” by Graham Greene? (1 point)
Jerome’s father being killed by a falling pig
Jerome's asking if his father was shot through the heart
the aunt's explaining how careful her brother was by giving the example of his carrying the water filter
the schoolmaster holding back laughter as he tells Jerome about his father's accident.
8. What poetic device is Sigfried Sassoon using in "Dreamers" when the following phrases begin his lines?
Soldiers are citizens…
Soldiers are sworn to action…
Soldiers are dreamers…



(1 point)
figurative language
parallelism
symbolism
imagery
9. The tone of “Dreamers” by Siegfried Sassoon can best be described as (1 point)
hopeful.
courageous.
desolate.
ironic.
Read this excerpt from “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell.

“They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was different now that he was going to be shot.”
10. This excerpt is an example of (1 point)
understatement.
humor of situation.
epiphany.
symbolism.
11. Choose the word with the same denotative meaning as formidable in the following passage:

…these difficulties were infinitely more formidable... (1 point)
unexpected
insignificant
discouraging
measurable
12. In “A Sunrise on the Veld” by Doris Lessing, why does the boy decide not to shoot the buck? (1 point)
It was already dead.
It could no longer feel any pain.
He was out of bullets.
He didn’t want to make any noise.
13. Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" is a fixed form poem. What type of poem is it? (1 point)
a free verse poem
a ballad
a sonnet
a villanelle
14. In "Dulce et Decorum Est," what had some men lost? (1 point)
gas maks
boots
weapons
friends
15. In "Dreamers," soldiers think of ____ when the battle begins. (1 point)
clean beds
foul dugouts
brave deeds
simple death

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