2 Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory? He had turned his back on God and had become an alcoholic.A Raisin in the SunHe was too eager to spend the money Mama would receive from his father's insurance policy.Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory?He had become too concerned with money and had lost traditional family values.He beat his wife and disgraced his mother.
3 What is the setting of the play? A Raisin in the Sunin a quiet house in a Chicago suburbin a boarding house in New York CityWhat is the setting of the play?in an apartment in a small town in Illinoisin an apartment in Chicago’s Southside
4 A Raisin in the SunDiscrimination is wrong.Family is more important than money.Which of the following statements BEST expresses a key theme of the play?It is important to honor one’s heritage.Hard work will help people achieve their goals
5 An example of external conflict from Act I is when: A Raisin in the SunWalter struggles with other family members over moneyBeneatha struggles to choose between George and AsagaiAn example of external conflict from Act I is when:Travis struggles to keep his grades up in schoolMama struggles with Ruth for control of the family
6 A Raisin in the Sun Which of the following best describes Beneatha? AssimilationistIdealist who dreams of having her own houseWhich of the following best describes Beneatha?Realist searching for her own identityDeeply religious and devoted to her family
7 A Raisin in the Sun Mama’s plant symbolizes: her own inner state the love that she and her late husband sharedMama’s plant symbolizes:the cultural climate the family lives inher hopes for the future
8 Literary TermsAllusionPersonificationAn indirect reference to a person, place, event, work of literature, art, etc.SymbolMetaphor
9 Giving an inanimate object human-like charactistics Literary TermsSimilePersonificationGiving an inanimate object human-like charactisticsMetaphorAllusion
10 A comparison using like or as Literary TermsOnomatopoeiaMetaphorA comparison using like or asPersonificationSimile
11 The repetition of an initial consonant sound in nearby words Poetry TermsAssonanceConsonanceThe repetition of an initial consonant sound in nearby wordsAlliterationOnomatopoeia
12 The repetition of a vowel sound in nearby words Poetry TermsAssonanceConsonanceThe repetition of a vowel sound in nearby wordsAlliterationExact Rhyme
14 The group of people for which a passage has been written Literary TermsPublisherReaderThe group of people for which a passage has been writtenEditorTarget Audience
15 “Streetcar”TrueFalseStanley tells Stella that Blanch is well known in Laurel but not respected.
16 “Streetcar”TrueFalseWhen Stella is in the hospital having her baby, Blanche seduces Stanley.
17 Blanche encourages Stella to leave Stanley because he is violent. “Streetcar”TrueFalseBlanche encourages Stella to leave Stanley because he is violent.
18 “Streetcar”TrueFalseBlanche comes to stay with the Kowalskis because of Stella’s pregnancy.
19 According to Stanley, the Napoleonic Code means that: “Streetcar”it is a man’s right to rule his family.in-laws are not legally part of the family.According to Stanley, the Napoleonic Code means that:what belongs to one spouse belongs to the other.
20 “Streetcar”not teaching the required material.involved with a seventeen-year-old.Stanley found out that Blanche was fired from her teaching job in Laurel because she was:having an affair with the superintendent, Mr. Graves.
21 “Streetcar”one-way bus ticket back to Laureltwo-week cruise of the CaribbeanBecause Stanley wants Blanche out of his life, his birthday present to her is a:month’s free rent on her own apartmentnew fur to add to her collection
22 Which of these best represents Blanche’s decaying false reality? “Streetcar”Blanche’s costume jewelrythe broken plates that Stanley threw on the floorWhich of these best represents Blanche’s decaying false reality?Blanche’s need to drink all the timethe paper lantern that Mitch tore off the light
23 her need for Stella to wait on her hand and foot “Streetcar”her constant reference to Stanley as “common” and inferiorWhich of the following attitudes is most likely linked to Blanche’s Old South upbringing?her tendency to bathe often
24 “Streetcar”[He hurls a plate to the floor.] “That’s how I’ll clear the table!”“Nothing belongs on a poker table but cards, chips, and whiskey.”Which of the following best characterizes Stanley as animalistic and primitive?“How right you was, baby. I was common as dirt.”
25 “A Rose for Emily”the amount she pays for the poisonthe amount of rat poison she buysWhat is unclear to the reader when Emily buys rat poison from the druggist?the reason that she buys the poisonthe kind of poison she wants to buy
26 How might the result of the minister's visit be considered ambiguous? “A Rose for Emily”The reader sees how Emily treats visitors, and his experience was similar.The reader knows he refused to go back but can only guess what may have happened.How might the result of the minister's visit be considered ambiguous?The reader knows that Emily is not easily influenced, so the minister gave up.The reader can assume the minister was successful.
27 Why did the ladies of Jefferson force the minister to call on Emily? “A Rose for Emily”Emily was becoming a disgrace and setting a bad example.Emily was in need of charity but wouldn't admit it.Why did the ladies of Jefferson force the minister to call on Emily?Emily had sinned and they wanted her to pray.Emily was in need of counseling during her loss.
28 “A Rose for Emily”The house was worth a lot of money.They had always envied her good fortune.Why were the people glad when it was learned that after Miss Emily's father died, all that was left to her was the house?The people of Jefferson were gossips.She had suddenly become more like them.
29 Poetry: Langston Hughes “A tall, slim tree …”“To fling my arms wide”Which line from “Dream Variations” gives you a clue about what the speaker looks like?“That is my dream!”“Dark like me—”
30 Poetry: Langston Hughes The speaker is American.The speaker is part of the American experience.In “I, Too,” what does the word “too” in the first and last lines emphasize in the poem?The speaker is a well-known American musician.The speaker is anticipating a radical change.
31 Poetry: Langston Hughes A sonnetA response to Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing”“I, Too” is best described as:A replica of Frost’s “Birches”A collection of poems about nature
32 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” by buying a new fanbelt for the carby teaching Lucynell to say “bird”How does Mr. Shiftlet gain Mrs. Crater's trust?by admiring the sunsetby speaking of his background
33 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” They are both obsessed with an idea.They both want to improve the farm.How are Mrs. Crater and Mr. Shiftlet alike?They both want the car to work.They are both protective of Lucynell.
34 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” He will stay and work on the farm.He will continue to try to fix the car.What can you predict, based on Mr. Shiftlet's statement that a person's spirit is always “on the move”?He and Lucynell will live in the house.He will leave after he fixes the car.
35 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” chance to teach the daughter.possibility of a job.When Mr. Shiftlet meets the old woman and her daughter, the author's description of him conveys the impression that he is most interested in thecar in the yard.location of the farm.
36 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” “‘And I wouldn't let no man have her but you because I seen you would do right.’”“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”“‘One that can't talk,’ she continued, ‘can't sass you back or use foul language.’”Which of the following statements by the old woman is ironic?“‘Are you married or are you single?’”“‘She can sweep the floor, cook, wash, feed the chickens, and hoe.’”
37 “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” “Lady, nowadays, people’ll do anything anyways...people don’t care how they lie.”“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”“Lady, there’s some men that some things mean more to them than money.”Which of the following statements by Mr. Shiftlet should have alerted Mrs. Crater that he wasn’t to be trusted?“I’d give a fortune to live where I could see me a sun do that every evening.”“Tools. I’m a carpenter.”
38 “The First Seven Years” Miriam has said she likes Max.Max has expressed interest in Miriam.Why does Feld want Max to date Miriam?Max is a college student.Max is a peddler's son.
39 “The First Seven Years” Miriam loves Sobel.Sobel hates working for Feld.After a long time, what is Feld's epiphany, or realization, about Sobel?Sobel wants his own business.Sobel loves Miriam.
40 “The First Seven Years” Miriam will date Max for seven years and then marry Sobel.Sobel will leave Feld's employment after seven years as his assistant.How does the title “The First Seven Years” connect to the epiphany, or realization, that Feld has about Sobel?Sobel will work for Feld for seven years before he can court Miriam.Miriam will work for seven years and then go to college.
41 “The First Seven Years” She will probably lose interest in books.She will probably date Max again.Based on the information in the story, what can a reader reasonably predict about Miriam?She will probably go to college.She will probably marry Sobel.
42 “The First Seven Years” The author was from an immigrant family, and his father wanted a better life for him just as Feld wanted for Miriam.“The First Seven Years”The author was a Russian immigrant who wanted his daughter to marry a student.Which of the following is one way in which the story reflects the author’s life?The author was a shoemaker like Feld.The author suffered from a heart condition like Feld.
43 “The First Seven Years” At the start of the story, he thinks that one must be old in order to be educated.“The First Seven Years”At the start of the story, he thinks that one must have on-the-job work experience in order to be educated.How does Feld misunderstand “education”?At the start of the story, he thinks that being a doctor or lawyer is the only indication of being educated.At the start of the story, he thinks that a college degree is the only indicator of an education.
44 “Marigolds”surprise, because she too young to understand how the Depression could happenfear, because her family lost everything and had nowhere to turnWhich of the following best describes the narrator’s feelings toward the Depression?apathy, because her family was used to the poverty that came with the Depressionremorse, because she associated the Depression as the end of all happiness
45 What cultural context is revealed in the following passage? The African American community in which the narrator lived very much believed in the American Dream.“Marigolds”The African American community in which the narrator lived believed in the power of prayer.What cultural context is revealed in the following passage?I don’t know what it was that we were waiting for; certainly not for the prosperity that was “just around the corner,” for those were white folks’ words, which we never believed. Nor did we wait for hard work and thrift to pay off in shining success, as the American Dream promised, for we knew better than that, too.The African American community in which the narrator lived did not hold the same beliefs as many of the white communities.The African American community in which the narrator lived believed that fate ruled their lives.
46 Why did Lizabeth dislike the marigolds in Miss Lottie’s yard? Miss Lottie had stolen the flower from her father’s garden store.“MarigoldsThey were her least favorite flower.Why did Lizabeth dislike the marigolds in Miss Lottie’s yard?She was allergic to them, and the pollen made her sick every year.They didn’t fit in with the picture of total decay.
47 How did Miss Lottie react when Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds? She broke down in tears and begged her to fix it.She was furious and began beating her.How did Miss Lottie react when Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds?She just stood there in awe because she no longer had anything to protect.She called Lizabeth’s parents and asked them to pay for new flowers.
48 In Frost’s “Birches,” how do the birch trees actually get bent over? Poetry: Robert Frostby a bulldozerby an ice stormIn Frost’s “Birches,” how do the birch trees actually get bent over?by a tornadoby a woodsman chopping them
49 How would the author like to think the birches got bent over? Poetry: Robert Frosta boy swinging on thema tornadoHow would the author like to think the birches got bent over?a sand storma giant stepping on them
50 Poetry: Robert FrostonomatopoeiasimileThis is an example of what poetic device: “They click upon themselves/ As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored/ As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel”?metaphorpersonification
51 Which of the following is a metaphor from “Birches”? Poetry: Robert Frost“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”“Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,”Which of the following is a metaphor from “Birches”?“And life is too much like a pathless wood”“Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away”
52 Poetry: Robert FrostExactSlantWhat type of rhyme is in the following excerpt from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”?Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;SightInternal
53 Lily chooses to go to Tiburon because The Secret Life of Beesshe has heard about the three sisters who make honey.she sees the name on the back of the black Mary picture.Lily chooses to go to Tiburon becauseshe stops there on her way to Virginia.she knows she has relatives there.
54 What made Lily first ask if someone in the house knew her mother? The Secret Life of BeesJune trying to send her awayT. Ray showing up at the houseWhat made Lily first ask if someone in the house knew her mother?May leaving the graham crackers to lure out the roachesAugust reading the Jane Eyre book
55 The historical event that influences the action of the novel is The Secret Life of BeesThe bombing of Pearl HarborLyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill of 1964The historical event that influences the action of the novel isRosa Parks being arrested and the beginnings of the Montgomery Bus BoycottMartin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, D.C.
56 Which of the following was NOT true about Lily’s mother? She stayed with the honey ladies for three months while married to T. Ray.The Secret Life of BeesShe returned home to get Lily and bring her back to Tiburon.Which of the following was NOT true about Lily’s mother?She was divorcing T. Ray and going to live in Tiburon without Lily.She was depressed after marrying T. Ray.
57 “[the bees sounded] like a radio tuned to static in the next room” The Secret Life of BeesPersonificationMetaphor“[the bees sounded] like a radio tuned to static in the next room”SimileSymbolism
58 The Secret Life of BeesAllusionMetaphor“I didn’t pay attention to the knock. Later I would remember it didn’t sound like an ordinary knock. More like a fist pounding.”ForeshadowingSymbolism
59 The Secret Life of BeesAllusionForeshadowing“The word [impossibility] is a great big log thrown on the fires of love”SymbolismMetaphor
60 Lily states her eyes are similar to those of "Sophia Loren's" The Secret Life of BeesSimileAllusionLily states her eyes are similar to those of "Sophia Loren's"SymbolismForeshadowing
61 The Secret Life of BeesSimileForeshadowing“I would pull out the wooden picture and tell [August] every last thing, and then she would explain about my mother...If only that had happened, instead of what did.”SymbolismMetaphor
62 The Secret Life of BeesAllusionMetaphor“From a distance it will look like a big painting you might see in a museum...”SymbolismSimile
63 The Secret Life of BeesForeshadowingMetaphor[Mr. Gatson’s] smile appeared in the rearview mirror. “I can’t say what men riled up like that will do.”SymbolismAllusion
64 “One at a time they went and touched [Our Lady’s] fading red heart.” The Secret Life of BeesSymbolismPersonification“One at a time they went and touched [Our Lady’s] fading red heart.”SimileAllusion
65 The Secret Life of BeesTrueFalseLily called T. Ray from Mr. Forrester’s office and asked if he knew her favorite color.
66 The Secret Life of BeesTrueFalseLily called T. Ray from Mr. Forrester’s office and asked if he knew her favorite color.
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