english multiple choice

Then he says, slow and scornful:
"The idea of you lynching anybody! It's amusing. The idea of you thinking you had pluck enough to lynch a man! Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a man? Why a man's safe in the hands of ten thousands of your kind--as long as it's daytime and you're not behind him."
"Do I know you?" I know you clear through. I was born and raised in the South, and I've lived in the North; so I know the average all around. The average man's a coward. In the North he lets anbody walk over him that wants to, and goes home and prays for a humble spirit to bear it. In the South one man, all by himself, has stopped a stage full of men in the daytime, and robbed the lot. Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are braver than any other people--whereas you're just as brave, no braver. Why don't your juries hang murderers? Because they're afraid the man's friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark--and it's just what they would do.

1. An explicit comparison is made between "the man's friends" and:
(A) "cast-out women"
(B) "your kind"
(C) "a stage full of men"
(D) "murderers"
I think it's A.

2. Sherburn's tone is:
(A) contemptuous
(B) bemused
(C) paternal
(D) bombastic
(E) hyperbolic
I am torn between A and D. It does say that he said "slow and scornful" and scornful means contemptuous but he does use a lot of exclamation marks throughout the speech which could be considered bombastic. I guess if I had to choose, I'd pick A.

B for the first one. Reread it with that in mind. A is correct on the second.

I agree with BobPursley.

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