2 1. According to Antigone, why is she defying Creon? 2. What is the conflict in Antigone?3. Who is the play's antagonist?4. Why does Creon decree that Polyneices should go unburied?A. He believes the gods command it.B. He has a strong affection for Eteocles.C. He does not want to honor a traitor.D. He wants to harm Oedipus's family5. Describe the protagonist's struggle with the antagonist?A. Antigone's obedience to a higher law fights Creon's desire for order.B. Creon's stubbornness is pitted against Antigone's selfishness.C. Antigone's humility stands in firm opposition to Creon's arrogance.D. Creon's strength battles against Antigone's excessive weakness.
3 7. What characteristic does Creon reveal in the following words? 6. Which character or characters experience the major conflict in the play?A. Creon and himselfB. Creon and AntigoneC. Antigone and IsmeneD. Antigone and herself7. What characteristic does Creon reveal in the following words?This girl is guilty of a double insolence, / Breaking the given laws and boasting of it. / Who is the man here, / She or I, if this crime goes unpunished?A. wisdomB. angerC. prideD. fairness8. According to Haimon, who should decide if someone is a criminal?9. When Haimon says that Antigone's death "will cause another," what does he mean?10. What is Antigone's tragic flaw?A. angerB. passionC. deceitD. curiosity
4 12. According to the Choragos, what causes Creon's ruin? 11. What makes Creon change his mind about condemning Antigone to death?12. According to the Choragos, what causes Creon's ruin?A. fateB. prideC. loveD. evil13. Which of the following is the best summary of what Teiresias tells Creon?A. You killed Antigone because you were afraid.B. The Furies will punish you for your terrible crime.C. As long as you are weak, you cannot be a great ruler.D. Wisdom outweighs any wealth.14. In Scene 5, what effect does Creon's change of heart have on the audience?15. When Creon says, "Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust," what important element of his tragic flaw is he referring to?
5 16. What happened to Antigone’s mother- Jocasta? The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act I17. In Act I, Scene i, what purpose does Flavius's dialogue with the commoners serve?A. comic relief and internal conflictB. comic relief and expositionC. crisis and tragic flawD. crisis and turning point18. In Act I, Scene ii, what is suggested by the soothsayer's warning and the actions of Cassius?19. In Act I, Scene ii, why does Cassius describe his memory of swimming with Caesar?20. What is the significance of saying that Caesar is "like a Colossus"?A. Cassius is suggesting that a statue of Caesar be made with huge features.B. Cassius is recognizing that Caesar may become a mythical figure, like Apollo.C. Cassius is comparing Caesar's power and importance to that of the god Apollo.D. Cassius is suggesting that Caesar has the pettiness of most men.
6 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act II 21. When Caesar says that Cassius has a "lean and hungry look," in Act I, scene ii, what feeling is he expressing toward Cassius?22. What is the Roman attitude toward suicide expressed by Cassius and Casca in Act I, Scene iii?The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act II23. When Brutus says, "And therefore think him as a serpent's egg / Which hatched, would as his kind grow mischievous, / And kill him in the shell" (Act II, Scene i, ll. 32–34), for what action is he providing reasons?A. Cassius's behavior toward Caesar and AntonyB. a recommendation he will make to the SenateC. his disappointment in Caesar as a leaderD. the conspirators' need to act immediately24. As the conspirators enter Brutus's house, he says, "Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough / To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none, conspiracy; / Hide it in smiles and affability...." (Act II, Scene i, ll. 80–82). What does Brutus emphasize in these lines?25. Paraphrase: If these be motives weak, break off betimes,And every man hence to his idle bed. (Act II, Scene i, ll. 116–117)
7 27. Why does Calpurnia urge Caesar not to go to the Senate? 26. In Acts I and II, the reports of strange occurrences in Rome create which of the following moods?27. Why does Calpurnia urge Caesar not to go to the Senate?28. Caesar says, "Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once" (Act II, Scene ii, ll. 32–33). What is the best interpretation of these lines?A. Death is inevitable, but fear is a choice.B. A coward is more likely to be killed.C. No one can kill a valiant person.D. Cowards should be put to death.29. Why does Decius tell Caesar that the Senate has decided to offer Caesar the crown?The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act III30. At the beginning of Act III, why do the conspirators ask Caesar to pardon Publius Cimber?
8 31. In Caesar's last speeches, as he responds to requests about Publius Cimber, what is the best description of his attitude?What is the best analysis of the imagery in the following lines from Antony's soliloquy?32. Over thy wounds now do I prophesy (Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue), A curse shall light upon the limbs of men.... (Act III, Scene i, ll. 59–62)A. Caesar's wounds are crying out to Antony for revenge.B. Caesar's wounds strike Antony dumb with grief.C. Caesar's wounds proclaim his death as a stupid mistake.D. Caesar's wounds beg Antony to forgive the conspirators.33. In his funeral oration, how does Antony show that the conspirators were not honorable?34. At first, why does Antony refuse to read Caesar's will to the crowd?35. Why does Antony point to the wounds on Caesar's body and the rips in his cloak and identify whose dagger made each one?
9 ... put a tongue In every wound of Caesar's that should move 36. What is the best analysis of the imagery in the following lines from Antony's oration?... put a tongue In every wound of Caesar's that should moveThe stones of Rome to rise and mutiny. (Act III, Scene ii, ll. 229–231)A. Caesar's wounds cry out for revenge against the conspirators.B. Only brainless stones would mutiny against the conspirators.C. Antony would lick Caesar's wounds to bring him back to life.D. If Caesar were merely wounded, he would move the stones to pity.37. When Antony says that people's good qualities are often interred after their deaths, what does he mean?The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act IV38. At the beginning of Act IV, what do Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus reveal?39. If you read between the lines of Antony's and Octavius's conversation about Lepidus, what can you infer about Antony's character?OCTAVIUS. You may do your will; But he's a tried and valiant soldier.ANTONY. So is my horse, Octavius, and for that I do appoint him store of provender. (Act IV, Scene i, ll. 28–30)40. What does reading between the lines reveal about Brutus's concerns in Act IV, Scene ii when he says the following lines after hearing about Cassius's behavior?Thou has described A hot friend cooling. (Act IV, Scene ii, ll. 19–20)
10 41. How can Brutus's reaction to Portia's death best be explained? 42. What does the conflict between Brutus and Cassius suggest about their ability to face the challenges that lie ahead of them?43. What is the significance of the ghost's promise to see Brutus at Philippi?The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act V44. At the beginning of Act V, how can the meeting among Brutus, Cassius, Antony, and Octavius best be described?A. The meeting is friendly.B. The meeting is hostile.C. The meeting is long.D. The meeting is restrained.45. What is Cassius's fatal mistake in Act V?
11 48. Who survived to rule Rome at the end of the play? 46. In Act V, Scene iv, to what does Brutus attribute the suicides of Cassius and Titinius?47. What is Antony's opinion of the difference between Brutus and Cassius, as expressed in his speech after Brutus's death?48. Who survived to rule Rome at the end of the play?A. Brutus and CassiusB. Portia and CinnaC. Antony and OctaviusD. Titinius and CaesarA Tale of Two Cities49. What was the attitude of British and French nobility concerning the future of their rule?A. Great economic and social transformations were on the horizon.B. Things in general were settled forever.C. Extensive interventions between the oppressed and powerful were necessary.D. Great change was upon the horizon.50. In France, what was a common punishment for not kneeling to honor monks?
12 51. What was the crime situation in England at this time? A. Many who owed money were sent to debtor’s prisonB. Harsh penalties prevented criminals from plying their tradeC. The mayor was as likely to be robbed on the road as any other manD. French assassins were active in international disputes52. How did passengers on the Dover mail interact with each other? Why did they act this way?53. What was the guard’s initial reaction to the arrival of Jerry Cruncher?54. Who is Cruncher’s message for, and what is this gentleman’s occupation?55. What is Cruncher’s reaction to the message he is to take to Tellson’s?
13 57. Who is Mr. Lorry waiting for in Dover? 56. What question does Mr. Lorry ask the spectre? What is the spectre’s answer?A. Why are you haunting me? For your sins.B. Who are you? An innocent victim.C. Do you care to be recalled? I don't know.D. Who did this to you? The Evremondes.57. Who is Mr. Lorry waiting for in Dover?58. What news does Mr. Lorry have for the young Lady?59. What are the people’s reactions to the broken wine cask?60. The spilled wine is a symbol of what?
14 61. What is the power that has ground the people down? A. The communism prevalent in the working neighborhoods at the time.B. The English system of taxation for foreign wars.C. The endless demands for opulence by the royalty.D. The rising bourgeoisie and their demands for new goods.62. People sympathetic to the Revolution were known as:A. RoyalistsB. DantonistsC. JacquesD. Charles63. Describe the atmosphere of Tellson’s bank.64. What is the “Old Bailey” and what is it famous for?65. What is Carton’s job?
15 67. What kinds of people associate themselves with the Monseigneur? 66. Who are the “hundreds of people” that visit the Manette’s on Sundays?A. Patients of Doctor Manette seeking further help.B. Honest tradesman selling Miss Pross extra goods.C. Monseigneur, Mr. Defarge, and Mr. GastonD. Dragnet, Carton, and Stryver.67. What kinds of people associate themselves with the Monseigneur?68. What unusual sight did the road mender see?69. What is Darnay’s opinion of his family’s behavior and what does he plan to do about it?70. What does Stryver advise Carton to do?A. He must court and marry a well-trained nurse.B. He must study for the bar and join Stryver as an equal in the profession of law.C. He must obtain a wealthy mistress with whom to kiss his sorrows and money away.D. He must marry a respectable landlady of property to guard against a rainy day.
16 71. What memory does Carton want to take with him? 72. Whose funeral procession does the crowd attack? Why do they attack it?73. What is a resurrection man?A. A seeker of lost souls on behalf of the church.B. A man who pretends to die and rise again in order to bring nonbelievers to his faith.C. A doctor who restores life to corpses.D. Grave robbers who sell recently dead bodies to medical schools.74. What was the fate of the Marquis’s killer?A. Saint Antoine gave him quarter or mercy.B. The Jacques hid in in a secret cell near the Defarge’s wine shop.C. His presence was made known to the Marquis before any harm could come to either of them.D. He was hung in a cage over the village well, then hung by his neck until dead.75. Why does Defarge compliment his guest for cheering the king and queen?
17 79. What request does Carton make of Charles? 76. What is the significance of Madame Defarge pinning a rose in her hair?77. What does Charles Darnay tell the Doctor on the morning of his marriage to Lucie?78. What does the Doctor say is the one thing that could bring on another relapse? What does he mean by this?79. What request does Carton make of Charles?80. What sad thing befell Charles and Lucie during this time period?A. Charles found out his beloved uncle was murdered.B. Lucie fired Miss Pross for insolence.C. Dr. Manette fell into deep mental incapacitation.D. Their first son dies as a very small child.
18 81.Who is Madame Defarge’s lieutenant in leading the women? 82.Who was Old Foulon and what was his fate?83. What happens at the Marquis’s villa?84. What is the “emigrant decree,” and how does it affect Charles?A. Law forbidding illegal entry into France- it causes his arrest.B. Law forbidding nobles from leaving France it causes his arrest.C. Law forbidding nobles entry into France it causes his arrest.D. Law forbidding English nobility from leaving, it causes his arrest.85. What horrible thing is located in the courtyard of Tellson’s in Paris?A. la guillotineB. the loadstone rockC. the courtyard where they dance the CarmagnoleD. the grindstone
19 Robespierre and Danton 86. What was the Reign of Terror? A. The royalists attack upon the peasants in late 16th century FranceB. The French War with England in early 17th century ParisC. The string of executions at the Old Bailey led by the committee of Public SafetyD. The excessive executions condoned under the French Revolution.87. What was the Committee of Public Safety?88. Why was Danton arrested?89. What were the goals of Danton?90. What were the goals of Robespierre?A. For the Revolution to eat its children and destroy the Republic of Virtue.B. To ascend to the Committee of Public Safety, where he openly aspired to tyranny and dictatorship.C. To merge the view of himself, the Dantonists, and the Herbertists to create a greater France.D. To ascend to the throne of France and restore royal rule to the struggling nation.91.Which revolutionary originally practiced law?
20 Rights of Man/ Bill of Rights 92. Which of the two documents was published first?A. Rights of ManB. Bill of RightsC. Neither, they were published at the same time.93. Which document emphasizes that law be trumped by ‘the general good”?94. Which document prohibits making a law establishing religion?A. Bill of RightsB. Rights of ManC. BothD. Neither95. Which document abolishes slavery?96. Which document affords the right to freedom of speech?97. Which document designated that taxes shall be determined by a person’s income?
21 98. Which author supported the French Revolution? Burke and Payne98. Which author supported the French Revolution?A. Thomas PayneB. Edmund BurkeC. BothD. Neither99. Which author claims the French had the best possible constitution prior to the revolution?100. Which author wrote “Common Sense”101. Which author described countries as dupes of the courts?102. Which author claims not a drop of blood has been shed toward the betterment of France?103. Which author describes the revolutionaries’ sacrifices as of no greater consequence then their shoe buckles?104. Who claims it is unpardonable to sow discord and cultivate prejudices between nations?
22 La Marseilles and the Star Spangled Banner 105. Which anthem portrays more violence?106. Which anthem is written primarily in present tense?107. Which lines of the “Star Spangled Banner” use répétition?108. Which anthem invokes God?A. La MarseillesB. the Star Spangled BannerC. BothD. Neither109. Which anthem uses fear to motivate its audience?110. Which anthem names its countrymen’s nationality?111. Which anthem invokes racism?
24 126. Litotes 127. Anaphora 128. Metonymy 129. Synecdoche 130 126. Litotes 127. Anaphora 128. Metonymy 129. Synecdoche 130. Aphorisms 131. Hypothetical Question 132. Synesthesia 133. Symbol 134. Turning Point 135. Theme Poetry “To the Confederate Dead” by Kevin Young 136. The phrase “to pick the endless white” is an example of
25 II. “whipping of the horses” III. “faces/blank” 137. Which of the following supports the speaker’s statement that “a few drive carriages like slaves?”I. “height of a child”II. “whipping of the horses”III. “faces/blank”A. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I and III onlyD. II and III onlyE. I, II, and III138. The lines “burrowed beneath the dead… of the breathing” are unique to the poem because of theirA. structureB. slant rhymeC. alliterationD. iambic meterE. onomatopoeia
26 139. The element LEAST important to the theme of the poem is the A. caféB. muralC. weatherD. monumentE. Civil War140. A subject that is NOT treated in this poem isA. warB. slaveryC. geographyD. reparationsE. doomsday
27 “A Myth of Devotion” by Louise Gluck 141. Hades can be characterized as all of the following exceptA. patientB. perceptiveC. purposefulD. sacrificialE. unflinching142. The verbs in the poem shift fromA. past to future tenseB. passive to active voiceC. past to present tenseD. active to passive voiceE. future to present tense143. What is the point of view of this poem?
28 144. Words in the poem used ironically are A. everything the sameB. shadows of fluttering leavesC. He waited many yearsD. the lord of darknessE. a soft light rising145. The title of this poemI. is an accurate reference to a well-known storyII. hints at Hades’ malicious intentionsIII. comments on Hades’ reasoningA. I onlyB. I and II onlyC. I and III onlyD. II and III onlyE. I, II, and III
29 “Green Chile” by Jimmy Santiago Baca 146. The lines from “Ah, voluptuous…” to the beginning with “caressing the oily…” are characterized by the inclusion ofI. metaphorII. hyperboleIII. personificationA. I onlyB. II onlyC. I and II onlyD. I and III onlyE. I, II, and III only147. The grandmother’s attitude toward the green chilies is characterized by all of the following exceptA. rubbingB. caressingC. fondlingD. thrustsE. sweating
30 148. All the following words are used as adjectives except A. open-airB. swan-neckC. mouth-wateringD. mid-leapE. screen-sided149. The lines “with bean and rice- her sacrifice” is characterized byI. simileII. internal rhymeIII. regular meterA. II onlyB. I and II onlyC. I and III onlyD. II and III onlyE. I, II, and III
31 150. The green chile is compared to all of the following except a A. catB. swanC. tigerD. flowerE. serpent