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“Rip Van Winkle” Keystone Practice Pop Quiz
1.The moment Wolf entered the house his crest fell, his tail drooped to the ground or curled between his legs, he sneaked about with a gallows air, casting many a sidelong glance at Dame Van Winkle, and at the least flourish of a broomstick or ladle, he would fly to the door with yelping precipitation. The text above is evidence of which literary device? a.Plot. We are provided with a real vision of what is going on. b.Setting. We see insight into the where and when of the piece. c.Characterization. We are offered evidence of the character of Dame Van Winkle through a description of Wolf’s behavior around her. d.Tone. We are offered evidence of Irving’s humorous attitude toward the subject of the struggles of new America.
2. Which choice best supports the generalization that Rip Van Winkle’s life with his wife grew increasingly difficult as time went on? a.“…a tart temper never mellows with age.” b.“Times grew worse and worse with Rip Van Winkle as years of matrimony rolled on…” c.“If left to himself, he would have whistled life away in perfect contentment;” d.“…he declared it was of no use to work on his farm…”
3. As they ascended, Rip every now and then heard long rolling peals, like distant thunder, that seemed to issue out of a deep ravine, or rather cleft, between lofty rocks, toward which their rugged path conducted. Reread the above sentence and determine what is the effect of the simile on it. Does it… a.take the reader to his/her own preconceived visual notions of stormy weather. b.serve to frighten the reader because of its descriptive use of scary adjectives? c.allow the reader the opportunity to further understand the phrase “long rolling peals” by providing an additional auditorial (relating to sound) image the reader may be familiar with? d.provide an additional example of the characterization of Rip?