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1. Read the following sentence from "The Swimming Contest."

"When he saw me coming up the officer said, 'We've lost that information, dang it! They've killed that Arab of yours.'

'We've lost it,' I said.

I went over to Abdul-Karim's body and turned it over. He looked as though he had seen me swimming in the pool a few moments ago. His was not the expression of a man who had lost. There, in the courtyard, it was I, all of us, who were the losers."

After reading this sentence, the reader can most likely conclude that the narrator is upset because

A. He knows Abdul-Karin was hiding secrets
B. he realizes Abdul-Karim was never his friend
C. He understands that Abdul-Karim did not fear death
D. He regrets his involvement in the sudden turn of events.

I can't decide for this question. I think its D, but could it also be C? Please help

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  1. It's D :)

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  2. do you have the whole test?

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  3. doesn't look like they do
    that's a oof

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  4. Lol I’ll try to give the whole test. Give me some time lol

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  5. Read the following sentence from "The Swimming Contest."
    "When he saw me coming up the officer said, 'We've lost that information, dang it! They've killed that Arab of yours.
    ''We've lost it,' I said.
    I went over to Abdul-Karim's body and turned it over. He looked as though he had seen me swimming in the pool a few moments ago. His was not the expression of a man who had lost.
    There, in the courtyard, it was I, all of us, who were the losers.”
    After reading this sentence, the reader can most likely conclude that the narrator is upset because
    Answer: D. He regrets his involvement in the sudden turn of events.

    Read the following lines from "Song of Becoming." They're only boys.
    who used to frolic and play.
    launching rainbowed kites.
    on the western wind,
    their blue-red-green kites.
    whistling, leaping,
    trading easy laughter and jokes.
    dueling with branches, pretending to be.
    great heroes in history.
    Which of these ideas is most closely related to a theme in these lines?
    Answer: B carefree days of a happy childhood

    Read the following passage from "Another Evening at the Club" in which Samia remembers her first encounter with her husband.
    All of the following words could be used to describe Samia except
    Answer: C envious

    Read the following passage from "The Happy Man.
    ""Inside him,
    Which of the following stylistic elements is used by the writer in these lines to create humor?
    Answer: A hyperbole

    I just found my favorite photo of my brother and (he, him).
    Answer: B him

    Maria and (I, me) are planting a garden.
    Answer: A - i

    The car is showing (it's, its) age.
    Answer: B its

    (Theirs, There's) is the longest driveway.
    Answer: A- Theirs

    The volunteers, Sarah and (me, I), will answer questions.
    Answer: B- I

    All of the following statements about the setting of a story are true EXCEPT:
    Answer: b) The setting is usually not vital to the reader's understanding of the story.

    All of the following quotes are examples of foreshadowing from "The Swimming Contest" except:
    Answer: C “My Abdul-Karim is a fine, loyal man. Don’t you tease him”

    TASTE
    answer: C- we were served large dishes of fried potatoes…

    TOUCH
    answer: B- They made her a soft bed…

    SIGHT
    answer: E- The crescent moon rose from behind the eastern…

    SOUND
    answer: D- … drum and cymbals issued forth…

    SMELL
    answer: A- … cooking assailed our nostrils: waves of za’tr…

    17-19 look up or just do it

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  6. CAME BACK (YW) UwU you a lifesaver fr fr

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  7. I have something different. On question 3, it is about princess sita. The answer is B- disenchanted

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  8. I have a different #4. Mine is still about "The Happy Man"
    "'The truth is, Doctor, that I've come to see you because I'm happy!' He looked at the doctor to see what effect his statement had had on him but noticed that he was keeping his composure. He felt ridiculous. 'I'm inconceivably happy...' he said in a tone of confidence. He began to tell the doctor his story, but the latter stopped him with a gesture of his hand. 'An overwhelming, indelible, debilitating happiness?' he asked quietly. He stared at him in amazement and was on the point of saying something, but the doctor spoke first. 'A happiness which has made you stop working,' he asked, 'abandon your friends, and detest going to sleep?...' 'You're a miracle!' he shouted. 'Every time you get involved in some misfortune,' the psychiatrist continued quietly, 'you dissolve into laughter?...' 'Sir...are you familiar with the invisible?' 'No!' he said with a smile. 'Nothing like that. But I get a similar case in my clinic at least once a week!"
    Which of the following stylistic elements is used by the writer in these lines to create humor?

    Repetition

    Incongruity****(This is the correct answer)

    Irony

    Ridicule

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  9. I got a different #2
    Read the following passage from "The Swimming Contest" in which the narrator spontaneously decides to take a holiday in an Arab village.

    "That evening I was invited to join the family at supper, and Abu-Nimr introduced me to the people who sat round the table: his round faced bustling wife, who smiled into space without resting her eyes on me; his plump white-skinned daughter, married to a policeman who was away from home all week, and who came home loaded with a wicker basket containing a trussed pigeon, apples from Betar, and a dozen eggs commandeered from some villager who happened to call at the police station.
    The food that was served was no more than a continuation of that faraway supper in the orange grove. At that moment I realized what I had come there for"

    Which of these ideas is most closely related to a theme in these lines?

    A- fond reminders of events past *****
    B- taking comfort in familiar food
    C- sudden memories of a forgotten friend
    D- building bridges across cultural differences

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  10. katya is wrong;-;

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  11. #2 for me was a passage from “The Women’s Baths”
    answer is “recognizing another’s need for compassion”

    #4 for me was “The Happy Man”
    answer is “hyperbole” (other person was wrong)

    #10 for me was “all of the following statements about literary symbols are true except:”
    answer is “symbols generally have only one meaning”

    hope this helps :)

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  12. Middle East and South Asia I Unit Test

    1. Read the following sentence from "The Swimming Contest"

    "When he saw me coming up the officer said, 'We've lost that information, it!
    They've killed that Arab of yours.'

    'We've lost it,' I said

    I went over to Abdul-Karim's body and turned it over. He looked as though he had seen me swimming
    in the pool a few moments ago. His was not the expression of a man who had lost.

    There, in the courtyard, it was I, all of us, who were the losers"

    After reading this sentence , the reader can most likely conclude that the narrator is upset because
    Answer: He regrets his involvement in the sudden turn of advents.

    2. Read the following passage from "The Women's Baths."

    "Although girls usually side with their mother, I had a strong feeling of sympathy for my grandmother:
    old age had caught up with her since her husband had died some time before and left her a widow,
    and little by little her authority in the home shrank as my mother's authority gradually extended. it is the
    law of life: one takes, then one hands over to another in one's turn. But that does not mean we obey
    the law readily and willingly."

    Which one of these ideas is most closely related to a theme in these lines?
    Answer: Recognizing another's need for compassion.

    3. Read then following passage from "The Happy Man" in which the narrator contemplates his unusual
    state of happiness.

    "He could not bear to stay in his office at the newspaper; he felt no desire to work at all. he hated the
    very idea of thinking about his daily business and completely failed to bring his mind down from its
    stronghold in the kingdom of happiness. How could he possibly write about a trolley buss falling into
    the Nile when he was so intoxicated by this frightening happiness? Yes, it really was frightening. How
    could it be anything else when there was no reason for it at all, when it was so strong that it made him
    exhausted and paralyzed his will - apart from the fact that it had been with him for half a day without
    letting up in the slightest degree?

    He left the pages of paper blank and started walking backwards and forwards across the room,
    laughing and cracking his fingers..."

    All of the following words could be used to describe the man except
    Answer: Energetic

    4. Read the following passage from "The Happy Man"

    "Inside him, he felt a boundless power, an imperishable energy, an ability to achieve anything with
    confidence, precision and obvious success. His heart was overflowing with love for people, animals,
    and things and with all-engulfing sense of optimism and joy. It was as if he were no longer troubled
    or bothered by fear, anxiety, sickness, death, argument, or the question of earning a living. even
    more important than that, and something he could not analyze it was a feeling which penetrated to
    every cell of his body and soul; it played a tune full delight, pleasure, serenity, and peace and
    hummed in its incredible melodies the whispering sound of the world which is denied to the
    unhappy"

    Which of the following stylistic elements is used by the writer in these lines to create humor?
    Answer: Hyperbole.

    5. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    I just found my favorite photo of my bother and (he, him).
    Answer: Him

    6. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    Maria and (I, me) are planting garden.
    Answer: I

    7. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    The car is showing (it's, its) age.
    Answer: its

    8. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    (Theirs, There's) is the longest driveway.
    Answer: Theirs

    9. Select the correct form of the pronoun in parentheses.

    The volunteers, Sarah and (me, I), will answer questions.
    Answer: I

    10. All of the following statements about the setting of a story are true except:
    Answer: The setting is usually not vital to the readers understanding of a story.

    11. All of the following quotes are examples of foreshadowing from "The Swimming Contest" except:
    Answer: "My Abdul-Karim is a fine, loyal man. Don't you tease him."

    12. Taste
    Answer: C

    13. Touch
    Answer: B

    14: Sight
    Answer: E

    15: Sound
    Answer: D

    16: Smell
    Answer: A

    17: Essay

    18:Essay

    19: Essay

    I wish I could give you the essays but I don't want you to get in trouble for copying (speaking from experience here, it's not fun)

    But I hoped this could help you! Good luck on your test!

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