1. The coordinating conjunctions are... A. from, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. B. for, and, nor, both, or, yet, so. C. for, after, not, but, or, yet, so. D. for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
2. Choose the correct form of the sentence that below. A. I survived the shipwreck; incidentally, I am an excellent swimmer. B. I survived the shipwreck being an excellent swimmer. C. I survived shipwreck I am an excellent swimmer D. I survived the shipwreck, I am an excellent swimmer.
3. Two independent clauses... A. should never be joined. B. can be joined by a coordinating conjunction. C. can be joined by a conjunctive adverb. D. can be joined by either a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb or a coordinating conjunction.
4. A dependent clause... A. has a verb and a subject, and can stand alone as its own sentence. B. has a verb and a subject but cannot stand alone as its own sentence. C. should be connected to other dependent clauses by a subordinate conjunction. D. has a subject but not necessarily a verb.
5. Spot the incorrect sentence and mark it. A. You insult my honor; I challenge you to a duel. B. You insult my honor. I challenge you to a duel. C. You insult my honor, so I am challenging you to a duel. D. You insult my honor I am challenging you to a duel.
Grammar Independent & Dependent Clauses: Subordination & Coordination Answer Key D A D B D
Warm-Up #2 January 25, 2013 Respond to the following quote. Your response should be half a page in length for full credit: “How do you teach events that defy knowledge, experiences that go beyond imagination? How do you tell children, big and small, that society could lose its mind and start murdering its own soul and future? How do you unveil horrors without offering at the same time some measure of hope? Hope in what? In whom? In progress, in science and literature and God?”-Elie Wiesel
Warm-up # 3 January 28, 2013 We will watch a short clip of the boxcars before we write. Clip 1 Clip 2 Clip 1 Clip 2 For your quick write, write either your reactions to the clip watched, or write as if you were one of the men/women/children being loaded into the boxcars. Your response must be half a page in length for full credit. When you are finished with your response, please put your warm-up away and take out your Night study guide.
Warm-up #4 January 29, 2013 We will watch a Grammar Video and then complete a multiple choice quiz. Punctuation: Using Commas
1. Which of the following is NOT one of the functions of a comma? A. To create a slight pause in a sentence B. To fix participles that are dangling for lack of a subject C. To separate a word that comes before the main clause of a sentence D. To separate adjectives of a single noun that aren’t coordinated.
2. Which of the following demonstrates correct usage? A. The rock flew from his hand skipped across the pond and sank from sight. B. The rock flew from his hand, skipped across the pond, and sank from sight. C. The rock flew from his hand skipped across the pond and, sank from sight. D. The rock, flew from his hand, skipped across the pond, and sank from sight.
3. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage? A. The lawn, was covered with a variety, of balls gloves and helmets. B. The lawn was covered with a variety of balls, gloves, and helmets. C. The lawn was covered with a variety of balls; gloves and helmets. D. The lawn was covered, with a variety of balls gloves and helmets.
4. In American English, A. Commas go inside of quotation marks, if required by the clause or phrase. B. Commas go inside of a phrase, only if the speaker is British. C. Commas go outside of quotation marks, if the speaker has a completed the phrase. D. All of these answers.
5. Which of the following demonstrates correct usage of a comma? A. Kim Kardashian, tweeted ‘Love my girls!!!!!!’ B. Kim Kardashian tweeted ‘Love my girls!!!!!!’ C. Kim Kardashian tweeted, ‘Love my girls!!!!!!’ D. Kim Kardashian tweeted ‘Love, my girls!!!!!!’
Answer Key B A C
January 30, 2013 * Warm-up #5: Re-read the passage on page 34 that begins, “Never shall I forget that night,” carefully before you choose your answers. 1. In the context of the passage, the word “nocturnal” (line 8) most likely means a. eternal. b. nighttime. c. malevolent. d. bountiful
* Warm-up #5: Re-read the passage on page 34 that begins, “Never shall I forget that night,” carefully before you choose your answers. 2. The repetition of the phrase “never shall I forget” illustrates A. how each of the images described is burned on his heart forever. B. the seven times sealed that it mentioned in line two. C. Elie’s attempt to erase the memories from his consciousness. D. the members of Elie’s family who were killed at the concentration camps.
* Warm-up #5: Re-read the passage on page 34 that begins, “Never shall I forget that night,” carefully before you choose your answers. 3. The phrase, “those moments that murdered my God” in line 10 is an example of a. understatement b. irony. c. simile d. personification.
* Warm-up #5: Re-read the passage on page 34 that begins, “Never shall I forget that night,” carefully before you choose your answers. 4. The phrase, “silent sky” in line 5 is a reference to A. the children Elie saw thrown into the flames. B. Elie’s mother and sister. C. God. D. Elie’s lost youth.
* Warm-up #5: Re-read the passage on page 34 that begins, “Never shall I forget that night,” carefully before you choose your answers. 5. Lines 4 and 5 describe which of the following events in the memoir? A. the destruction of the schools in Sighet B. the million and a half children who were murdered during the Holocaust c. Elie’s sister who was killed at Auschwitz D. the babies that Elie witnesses being thrown into the fires
Answer Key B: Nocturnal is defined as relating to night. A: The repetition of the phrase emphasizes how much Elie will not be able to forget what happened. If he only used the phrase once, the reader might not have as strong of a response to the passage that interrupts the narration of the story. D: Moments are incapable of any physical action. Elie is personifying moments to illustrate the number of times he felt as if his faith was tested. C: Throughout the memoir, Elie blames God for His silence. The sky represents that metaphorical place where many believe we find God. D: While choice B is plausible, Elie does not witness all of the children being murdered at the concentration camps. He is only witness to the babies he sees getting burned in the fires.
February 1, 2013 Warm-up #6: Quick write Write about the importance of being selfless. Use examples to support your opinion.
February 4, 2013 Warm-up #7 We will watch a Grammar Video and then complete a multiple choice quiz. comma-usage-avoid-confusion-in-clauses-contrasting- sentence-parts comma-usage-avoid-confusion-in-clauses-contrasting- sentence-parts
1. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause: A. The dragon, even though the villagers denied it, was actually a nice guy. B. The dragon even, though the villagers denied it, was actually a nice guy. C. The dragon even though the villagers, denied it, was actually a nice guy. D. The dragon, even though, the villagers denied it was actually a nice guy.
2. How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer? Without help I would not finish this assignment. A. Add commas around 'I would not.’ B. Add a comma after 'not.’ C. Add a comma after 'finish.’ D. Add a comma after 'help.'
3. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement of the following sentence: I don't always use commas _ when I do I use them correctly. A. I don't always use commas, nor when I do I use them correctly. B. I don't always use commas, for when I do I use them correctly. C. I don't always use commas, but when I do I use them correctly. D. I don't always use commas, yet when I do I use them correctly.
4. When is it appropriate to use a comma without a conjunction? A. When it helps clarify the meaning of the statement. B. When two parts of a sentence are contrasting. C. None of these answers. D. Both A and B.
5. Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence: She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me. A. She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me. B. She was not nice, for she did not share her Twinkie with me. C. She was not nice and she did not share her Twinkie, with me. D. She, was not nice but she did not share her Twinkie with me.
Answer Key A D C B
February 5, 2013 Warm-up 8 Before you choose your answers, carefully re-read the passage that begins on the bottom of page 52 and concludes on page 53 with the words “Clench your teeth and wait.” 1. Elie describes the interaction between him and Idek as being like a game A. in which both players were equal B. in which Elie had the upper hand C. in which Idek had the upper hand D. that would never have a winner E. that Elie would win someday
2. Elie’s interaction with the young French woman is surprising because A. men and women are not usually in the same camp B. the woman is trying to receive favors from the guard C. the woman is the person responsible for getting Elie in trouble D. the woman is also beaten E. Elie did not believe the woman knew how to speak German
3. Why does the French woman refer to Elie as “little brother”? A. The young French woman is Elie’s older sister B. The young French woman wants the guard to believe that they are related. C. The young French woman is delusional and believes that Elie is her little brother. D. The young French woman is trying to comfort Elie. E. The young French woman is confused about the meaning of the words in German.
4. Idek continues to beat Elie after he is covered in blood because A. Idek is irrational and cannot tell how much pain he has already inflicted B. Idek believes Elie is being defiant because he will not scream in pain C. Elie is screaming with pain and Idek wants him to be quiet D. Elie cursed Idek after the beating, which only made Idek angrier E. Idek is punishing Elie for the young French girl’s crimes as well as his own
5. What effect does Elie create when he describes, at the top of page 53, the way in which Idek beats Elie? A. irony B. suspense C. empathy D. morbidity E. humor
Answer Key 1. A: Elie describes the beating by stating “as if we had taken part in a game in which both roles of equal importance.” 2. E: When Elie describes the girl, he states that he does not believe that she knows how to speak German. 3. D: The young French woman is trying to make Elie feel better. She tries to connect with him so he understands that someone else feels his pain. 4. B: The text supports answer B when Elie explains that he believes it is his silence that causes Idek to inflict more blows. 5. C: Elie wants the reader to be aware of and understand how Elie must have felt when he was being beaten.
Warm-up #9 Please complete the following short answer question: How is the people’s response to the hanging of the young boy different than the response to the previous hangings? Support your answer with evidence from the selection and an explanation. (Hint: use APE)!
Warm-up #10: Reading Quiz Use the passage that begins on the bottom of page 77 and continues until the top of page 79 to answer the following 7 questions.
1. What type of shift does not occur in the prison camp during the winter? A. The men are given proper clothing for dealing with the weather. B. The more experienced prisoners taunt the new prisoners about the camp atmosphere and the winter. C. The prisoners do not have to work as hard in the colder weather. D. The prisoners are able to take a break on Christmas and New Year’s.
2. What effect is Elie creating with the Hungarian Jew’s warnings to Elie? A. Humor B. Foreshadowing C. Suspense D. Irony
3. Why is Elie in the infirmary? A. Elie is in the infirmary because he is suffering from dysentery. B. Elie is in the infirmary to be next to his father. C. Elie is in the infirmary to avoid selection. D. Elie is suffering an injury from the cold.
4. “We went off to work as usual, our bodies frozen” is an example of A. hyperbole B. metaphor C. allusion D. simile
5. Elie was treated well in the infirmary because A. he pays the doctor with extra rations B. the Germans need him to continue his work C. the doctor likes his father D. the doctor is a German Jew
6. This passage suggests that the Hungarian Jew A. fears being selected during the next selection B. would like Elie’s company because he has been in the infirmary a long time C. does not believe that he is going to be selected in the next selection D. is trying to save Elie’s life
7. The point of the last complete paragraph on page 78 is to establish A. the Hungarian Jew’s jealousy of Elie’s good health B. Elie’s fear that the Hungarian Jew is telling the truth C. the poor treatment of the Jews in the infirmary D. Elie’s confidence that the Hungarian Jew is trying to mislead him
Answer Key 1. C: the passage states “We went off to work as usual…” (78). 2. C: Elie’s decision to wait and see if the Hungarian Jew is telling the truth creates suspense for the reader 3. D: The text specifically states, “my right foot began to swell from the cold.” (78) 4. A: the men’s bodies are not literally frozen. Elie is trying to explain how cold the weather is 5. D: There is no text evidence to support any other answer. The reader can infer that the reason Elie is treated well is because there is a “great Jewish doctor, a prisoner like ourselves” who is taking care of him(78). 6. A: The Hungarian Jew only shares information with Elie because he wants to free the bed so he is not compared with Elie during the selection. If Elie is not in the infirmary, the man who is suffering from dysentery will look much healthier. 7. B: The images in the last line suggest that Elie is worried about what the Jew is sharing with him. Elie uses images of the grave and describes being filled with terror.