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Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.

"An aged man is but a *paltry* thing,/ A tattered coat upon a stick..."
a.inadequate
b.invisible
c.significant
d.unwise

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  1. As you have no doubt learned by now, (a) is the best choice.

    Just typing in "paltry" at google would have been much faster than coming here and waiting for a response.

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  2. Since you refused to look up the word, as I suggested, you wasted a lot of time, didn't you?

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  3. they probably put it here so other people could easily find any answers or clues, no reason to be rude about it. lesson 16 unit 5 test
    1. a
    2. b
    3. d
    4. b
    5. a but i could be wrong
    6. b
    7. d
    8. b
    9.b
    10. a
    11. c
    12. b
    13. b
    14. d
    15. a
    16. b
    17. d
    the second part is all up for you guys lol

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  4. I got a 7/17 😭

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  5. 1. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “An aged man is but a paltry thing,/A tattered coat upon a stick…”
    (1 point)
    (1 pt) inadequate
    (0 pts) invisible
    (0 pts) significant
    (0 pts) unwise
    1 /1 point
    2. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “She was as adventurous, as imaginative, as agog to see the world as he was.”
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) ashamed
    (1 pt) eager
    (0 pts) proud
    (0 pts) tempted
    1 /1 point
    3. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “Between the desire/And the spasm/Between the potency/And the existence…”
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) announcement
    (0 pts) creation
    (0 pts) loss
    (1 pt) power
    1 /1 point
    4. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “The housemaster, Mr. Wordsworth, sat behind his desk with an appearance of perplexity and
    apprehension.”
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) comprehension
    (0 pts) enthusiasm
    (1 pt) puzzlement
    (0 pts) weariness
    1 /1 point
    5. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of
    imperialism—the real motives for which despotic governments act.”
    (1 point)
    (1 pt) authoritarian
    (0 pts) democratic
    (0 pts) monarchist
    (0 pts) socialist
    1 /1 point
    6. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “… and air that smelt like a challenge whether it was warm and sultry at noon, or as brisk as cold water,
    like it was now.”
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) dry
    (1 pt) muggy
    (0 pts) temperate
    (0 pts) unbearable
    1 /1 point
    7. Choose the word or phrase that best defines the italicized word.
    “…shook our heads in wonder and approval of such exemplary filial behavior.”
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) befitting a loving parent
    (0 pts) befitting a loyal citizen
    (0 pts) befitting a soldier or warrior
    (1 pt) befitting a son or daughter
    1 /1 point
    8. Read these lines from T.S. Elliot’s “Preludes.”
    “Six o’clock./The burnt-out ends of smoky days./And now a gusty shower wraps/The grimy
    scraps/Of withered leaves about your feet/And newspapers from vacant lots…”
    Which of the following is being described?
    (1 point)
    (1 pt) an evening rainstorm in a city
    (0 pts) an aernoon windstorm in a city
    (0 pts) an aernoon snowstorm in a rural area
    (0 pts) a violent thunderstorm on a country morning
    1 /1 point
    9. “Nobody shot him, Jerome. A pig fell on him.”
    This line of dialogue from Graham Greene’s “A Shocking Accident” is an example of which of the
    following?
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) stream of consciousness
    (1 pt) humor of situation
    (0 pts) epiphany
    (0 pts) humor of character
    1 /1 point
    10. Read these lines from Rupert Brooke’s “The Soldier.”
    “A body of England’s, breathing English air,/Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.”
    Which of these can be found in this excerpt?
    (1 point)
    (1 pt) parallelism
    (0 pts) repetition
    (0 pts) an epiphany
    (0 pts) an allusion
    0 /1 point
    11. Which sentence from George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant is the best example of Orwell’s intentional
    use of irony?
    (1 point)
    (0 pts) “I had almost made up my mind that the whole story was a pack of lies, when we heard yells a little distance
    away.”
    (0 pts) “If he charged, I could shoot; if he took no notice of me, it would be safe to leave him until the mahout came
    back.”
    (1 pt) “They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was dierent
    now that he was going to be shot.”
    (0 pts) “Early one morning the sub-inspector at a police station the other end of town rang me up on the phone and said
    that an elephant was ravaging the bazaar.”
    1 /1 point
    12. Which sentence is punctuated correctly? (1 point)
    (0 pts) I didn’t know, what the package was where it came from, or when it arrived.
    (0 pts) I didn’t know, what the package was, where it came from, or when it arrived.
    (1 pt) I didn’t know what the package was, where it came from, or when it arrived.
    (0 pts) I didn’t know what the package was, where it came from or when it arrived.
    1 /1 point
    13. Which sentence is punctuated correctly? (1 point)
    (0 pts) On January 1, 2019 most of the charity’s activities will cease.
    (1 pt) Most of the charity’s activities will cease in January 2019.
    (0 pts) The president lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20500.
    (0 pts) The president lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20500.
    1 /1 point
    14. Which sentence is punctuated incorrectly? (1 point)
    (0 pts) When you get there, you will see him, of course.
    (0 pts) Hey, Chris, do you want to watch the game on TV tonight?
    (0 pts) Needless to say, nobody thought that her joke was particularly funny.
    (1 pt) The story was, far too long and way too dull, in my opinion.
    0 /1 point
    15. Which sentence is punctuated incorrectly? (1 point)
    (0 pts) The boys’ attempt at making dinner was a smashing success.
    (1 pt) The childrens’ playroom was a metaphorical beehive of activity.
    (0 pts) The music industry’s profits have fallen sharply over time.
    (0 pts) The ladies’ room is on the other side of the building.
    1 /1 point
    16. Which sentence is punctuated incorrectly? (1 point)
    (1 pt) Kenneth Grahame’s novel “The Wind in the Willows” was first published in 1908.
    (0 pts) Kenneth Grahame’s novel The Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908.
    (0 pts) Kenneth Grahame’s novel The Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908.
    (0 pts) The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame’s novel, was first published in 1908.
    1 /1 point
    17. Which of these is an example of a word divided correctly at the end of a line? (1 point)
    (0 pts) A-merica
    (0 pts) squee-zed
    (0 pts) unbelievab-ly
    (1 pt) un-believably
    1 /1 point

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