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1 EOCT Practice Questions

2 EOCT PQ #1 Which is the BEST way to write sentence 1? A Written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, Our Town is telling the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners. B Our Town, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners. C The story of Emily Gibbs, telling about a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, and is called Our Town. D Written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, Our Town tells the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners.

3 EOCT PQ #1 Answer Which is the BEST way to write sentence 1? A Written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, Our Town is telling the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners. B Our Town, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners. C The story of Emily Gibbs, telling about a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, and is called Our Town. D Written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, Our Town tells the story of Emily Gibbs, a young woman living in the town of Grover’s Corners.

4 EOCT PQ #2 Come up with a short, five word example for each type of conflict. person vs. person person vs. nature person vs. self person vs. society person vs. machine

5 EOCT PQ #2 Answer Come up with a short, five word example for each type of conflict. person vs. person: a couple fighting person vs. nature: a man lost in the woods person vs. self: suicidal thoughts person vs. society: people picketing for/against gay marriage person vs. machine: car problems on the way to a job interview

6 EOCT PQ #3 Change the following informal sentences to formal ones. Hey, y’all! What’s crackalackin’? That beach party we went to on spring break was nuts. Those are some sweet Jordans.

7 EOCT PQ #3 Answer Change the following informal sentences to formal ones. Hey, y’all! = Hello, friends. What’s crackalackin’? = What kinds of things are going on in your lives today? That beach party we went to on spring break was nuts. = The party we attended on our hiatus from school was quite fun. Those are some sweet Jordans. = The Air Jordan shoes you are wearing are really nice.

8 EOCT PQ #4 Which line best illustrates an incensed tone? A “Laurie lay luxuriously swinging to and fro” B “the day had been both unprofitable and unsatisfactory” C “he had … frightened the maid-servants half out of their wits by mischievously hinting that one of his dogs was going mad” D “he had flung himself into his hammock, to fume over the stupidity of the world in general”

9 EOCT PQ #4 Answer Which line best illustrates an incensed tone? A “Laurie lay luxuriously swinging to and fro” B “the day had been both unprofitable and unsatisfactory” C “he had … frightened the maid-servants half out of their wits by mischievously hinting that one of his dogs was going mad” D “he had flung himself into his hammock, to fume over the stupidity of the world in general”

10 EOCT PQ #5 What is another name for a bibliography? A works cited page B work cited page C bibliotheque D source cited page

11 EOCT PQ #5 Answer What is another name for a bibliography? A works cited page B work cited page C bibliotheque D source cited page

12 EOCT PQ #6 Which student paper would most likely include a bibliography? A a story for a creative writing class B a letter to the school newspaper C a research paper about cloning D an essay about a personal experience

13 EOCT PQ #6 Answer Which student paper would most likely include a bibliography? A a story for a creative writing class B a letter to the school newspaper C a research paper about cloning D an essay about a personal experience

14 EOCT PQ #7 Native American time period Characterized by a celebration of natural and spiritual worlds and how they were created. These stories were passed down verbally through the generations rather than being written in books (“oral tradition”). Using your object, write a creation myth.

15 EOCT PQ #7 Example Using your object, write a creation myth. Object = hair A goddess woman got lost in the woods and ended up marrying and having children with a grizzly bear. The kids were half-god and half-bear, so they walked upright and were intelligent (like gods), but they were hairy (like animals). Those kids were the first humans that walked the planet.

16 EOCT PQ #8 Puritan time period Characterized by moral attitudes (Puritanism, a strict subset of Christianity) and political unrest Write a sentence that makes a comparison between your object and the Puritans’ concept of one of the following: -God -heaven -hell -a sinner -Satan

17 EOCT PQ #8 Example Write a sentence that makes a comparison between your object and one of the following: -God -heaven -hell -a sinner -Satan Object = turtle A turtle’s shell is a safe haven for it and provides it with a place to escape and seek peace from hectic, everyday life. The Puritans saw heaven as a place where their souls could seek peace and eternal life.

18 EOCT PQ #9 Revolutionary time period Characterized by feelings of patriotism and the quest to define what it means to be an American Using your object as a metaphor, convince another person to fight in the Revolutionary War against the Brits.

19 EOCT PQ #9 Example Using your object as a metaphor, convince another person to fight in the Revolutionary War against the Brits. Object = pretzel “Be like a pretzel, Jonathan—salty over your lack of rights!”

20 EOCT PQ #10 Romanticism & Transcendental time period Celebrates individualism, appreciation of nature, imagination, and seeking emotional truth Describe your object in excruciating detail. Tell how it inspires you to be a better person.

21 EOCT PQ #10 Example Describe your object in excruciating detail. Tell how it inspires you to be a better person. Object = avocado “The bumpy skin of this avocado is its protection against the throes of cruel nature, just as my skin protects me from the cruelty of the elements on my walks through the woods….”

22 EOCT PQ #11 Realism time period Examines the realities of everyday American lives (sad or happy, poor or wealthy, educated or not, etc.); write in dialect (local color) Describe your object using colloquial speech.

23 EOCT PQ #11 Example Describe your object using colloquial speech. Object = sheet of paper Rural colloqualisms: “That dang ole piece of paper there got made by pulverized tree choppins’ bein’ squished together and dyed white.” Urban colloqualisms: “I got that fye paper with the reinforced edge so my stuff don’t tear when I be rippin’ it outta my binder.”

24 EOCT PQ #12 Modernism time period (Harlem Renaissance) Focused on themes of alienation (who am I? how do I fit in with this culture?); experimented with new techniques (jazz, rap, art, short stories, new poetry forms, etc.) Write the beginning of a rap or jazz song about your object.

25 EOCT PQ #12 Example Write the beginning of a rap or jazz song about your object. Object = avocado “Green like an avocado/new to this city’s grotto/This seed inside me says ‘you gotta rap’ and that’s my motto”


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