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American Literature I: From beginnings to the Civil War - NYU Open Edu
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Voices of Modernism (1920s to 1940s) Multiple Choice 1. Recall that a participle is a verb form that is used as an adjective. A participial phrase is a participle with its modifiers and complements used as an adjective. Read the following sentence. Frosted with gooey icing, the cinnamon rolls were impossible to resist. Identify the present participle in the sentence. (1 point)icing were resist Frosted 2. Read the following sentence. Clapping wildly, the audience shouted for the band to come back on stage for an encore. Identify the participial phrase in the sentence. (1 point)for an encore Clapping wildly shouted for the band to come back on stage 3. Read the following sentence. Struggling to its feet, the newborn deer wobbled in the grass next to its mother. Which word does the participial phrase modify? (1 point)feet grass deer mother 4. Read the following sentence. The knight, blushing under his visor, tried to ignore the jeers from the spectators. The participial phrase blushing under his visor is set off with commas because it is (1 point)essential. nonessential. introductory. nonintroductory. 5. Identify the gerund phrase in the sentence below. Becoming a movie star is a difficult goal for most actors to achieve. (1 point)Becoming a movie star is a difficult goal for most actors to achieve 6. Decide whether the sentence below contains a misplaced and/or dangling modifier or no error. They spotted a pod of killer whales driving along the ocean highway. (1 point)dangling misplaced both misplaced and dangling no error 7. Identify the underlined portion of the following sentence. Many people use bamboo screens that roll up and down. (1 point)noun clause adverb clause subordinate clause independent clause 8. Identify the underlined portion of the following sentence. Cross-country skiing is one of the best cardiovascular activities that you can do. (1 point)noun clause adverb clause subordinate clause independent clause 9. Which two events were major influences on modernist writers? (1 point)the Great Depression and World War I World War I and World War II the Great Depression and World War II the Civil War and World War I 10. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “In Another Country,” why does the narrator see himself as different from the other wounded soldiers who visit the hospital? (1 point)He views himself as better than the other soldiers. He thinks the other soldiers are weak. He believes the wounded soldiers are heroic and he is not. He feels the wounded soldiers have a higher standard of morality. 11. Identify the definition of renaissance. (1 point)rebirth reentry recreation reiteration 12. What motivates the narrator in Ralph Ellison's "The Black Ball" to stretch the truth, or tell lies, throughout the story? (1 point)It is a fun diversion. It is a survival mechanism. It is a way to create havoc for others. It is a means of maintaining self-respect. 13. Which word sums up why the narrator in Langston Hughes's short story "Why, You Reckon?" helps rob a white person? (1 point)revenge hunger outrage boredom 14. In "Mending Wall," the speaker does not see the necessity of the wall. What does the speaker do that could be considered ironic? (1 point)He argues against fixing the wall. He helps his neighbor fix the wall. He points out that there are no cows. He thinks of the work as just a game. 15. Which is an example of metaphor in the story "Babylon Revisited" by F. Scott Fitzgerald? (1 point)creating the character of Marion to imply strength and wisdom choosing Paris as the setting of the story to suggest a carefree life including children in the story to recall the innocence of youth using "Babylon" in the story title to represent a life of wealth and excess 16. Read the following passage from "In Another Country" by Ernest Hemingway. "It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early. Then the electric lights came on, and it was pleasant along the streets looking in the windows. There was much game hanging outside the shops, and the snow powdered in the fur of the foxes and the wind blew their tails." Which literary technique is used in this passage? (1 point)simile imagery foreshadowing personification 17. Read the following passage from "The Chrysanthemums" by John Steinbeck. "I'm off my general road, ma'am," he said. "Does this dirt road cut over across the river to the Los Angeles highway?" Elisa stood up and shoved the thick scissors in her apron pocket. "Well, yes, it does, but it winds around and then fords the river. I don't think your team could pull through the sand." He replied with some asperity: "It might surprise you what them beasts can pull through." The word asperity suggests that the man felt __________ Elisa. (1 point)sorry for curious about insulted by attracted to 18. The __________ resulted in the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. (1 point)Civil War Stock Market Crash of 1929 Great Migration Great Depression For questions 19-23, match the literary term with its correct definition. 19. when a story begins in the middle of the action (1 point)allegory aphorism diction in medias res metaphor 20. an author's word choice (1 point)allegory aphorism diction in medias res metaphor 21. when objects, persons, or objects in a story are used as symbols (1 point)allegory aphorism diction in medias res metaphor 22. a direct comparison that does not use the words like, as, or than (1 point)allegory aphorism diction in medias res metaphor 23. a clever statement that communicates a truth (1 point)allegory aphorism diction in medias res metaphor 24. Read the following passage from “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “I’m delighted,” Marion said vehemently. “Now at least you can go into a store without their assuming you’re a millionaire.” What does the word vehemently indicate about Marion’s tone? (1 point)She spoke dishonestly. She spoke quietly. She spoke forcefully. She spoke persuasively. Matching Match the author with the description. A. Ernest Hemingway B. John Steinbeck C. Robert Frost D. Langston Hughes 25. Summers spent in Pacific Grove, California, influenced the symbolism in his literature. (1 point) 26. His poetry includes simple, direct language. Many of his poems are dramatic monologues written in free verse that are about life on New England farms. (1 point) 27. The mood and tone of his literature was largely shaped by his experience as a soldier in World War I. (1 point) 28. His poetry and short stories include dialect and colloquialisms that give his primarily African American characters distinctive voices. (1 point) For questions 29–32, match the meaning with the correct prefix. A. ambi- B. ex- C. re- D. sym- 29. out of, from (1 point) 30. on both sides (1 point) 31. same (1 point) 32. again, back (1 point) Read the following passage from “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck to answer questions 33–35. S_ENG_11B_Unit Test_Q12 33. The passage suggests that in Elisa's time and place, men and women (1 point)had equal status in society. were judged by the work they did. had to choose work based on their gender. were equally dissatisfied with their life's work. 34. The author uses personification in lines 15–16 when he describes how "The wagon turned and crawled out the entrance road." Why does he use this technique? (1 point)to show how slow the wagon was to hint at later events in the story to suggest that the wagon needed repair to convey the fixer's reluctance to leave 35. Line 3 describes a gesture in which Elisa’s “upper lip raised a little, showing her teeth.” Considering the context of the passage, this gesture might be best interpreted to show an attitude of (1 point)shock. challenge. discouragement. relief. Short Answer Note: Your teacher will review your response to ensure that you receive proper credit for your answer. 36. Read the following excerpt from “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway. "The doctor told me that the major’s wife, who was very young and whom he had not married until he was definitely invalided out of the war, had died of pneumonia. She had been sick only a few days. No one expected her to die." What is the mood of this excerpt? Cite examples from the excerpt to support your answer. (5 points) Essay Note: Your teacher will review your response to ensure that you receive proper credit for your answer. 37. Select one of the prompts below and follow the directions. Respond in a paragraph that is written in complete sentences. (10 pts) Consider what you have learned about American history from the 1920s to the 1940s. How do the stories you have read in this unit reflect what was going on in the country then? Describe what you have learned. Many of the stories in this unit have a theme of loss in common. In your opinion, which story evokes the most pathos? Give reasons to support your opinions. The stories in this unit were all written more than 50 years ago. Write a persuasive paragraph about which story you think has best stood the test of time. Consider what is timeless about the style, theme, or characters of the story you choose. (10 points)
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