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1 March 29 - Woodchucks Agenda: AP Lit Exam: Poetry MC Questions Practice Poetry MC Questions“Woodchucks”Answer DiscussionHomework:Complete and submit your Critical Lens essay by Sunday at midnightSelf-assess you essay (on the rubric) and bring it in on MondayTake out:Pen/PencilNotebookHighlighterGoals:Practice answering AP-style multiple choice questions in preparation for the exam
2 Multiple Choice 60 min to complete 50-60 MC Q’s No penalty for incorrect answers4 or 5 lit passages (2 poems, 2 prose)USUALLY:1 old (pre 1900 poem)1 new (post 1900 poem)1 old prose passage1 new prose passage
3 3 Types of Questions General Comprehension Questions: Ask about: primary purpose, overall characterization, or tone of passage.They tend to be the most challenging questions on the exam.Examples:The passage is primarily about . . .Which of the following choices best describes the tone of the passage?Which of the following choices best describes the narrator’s relationship to his sister?Detail Questions:Refer to chunks of a passage – demand close readingWhat does the author mean by “aesthetic” (line 19)?Which of the following is the best paraphrase for the sentence that begins at line 13?Factual Knowledge Questions:Questions are more rareGeneral knowledge questions about language, grammar, and literary analysisWhich of the following meters is used in line 3 of this poem?In line 19, the phrase “frozen fire” is an example of . . .What the object of the verb “took” in line 14?
4 Tips for Taking Control: Scan AheadLook for familiar authors and stylesChange the orderYou may choose to skip passagesPOE!Write in the bookletHalf Right is ALL WRONGIf part of an answer “looks good” but the other part does not… IT’S WRONG!Watch the ClockPACE YOURSELF! More than 15 minutes per passage is TOO LONGRead Carefully –This may seem obvious, but don’t space outGuess WiselyAlways guess when in (complete and utter) doubt
5 “woodchucks” by: Maxine Kumin You have 15 minutes to read and analyze the poem, and answer the multiple choice questions that followWe will check the answers, and work through the explanations when you have finished