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1. Read the following sentences from "Lifeguard Rules!" “That’s it, Ira and Michael,” Francesca had said. "You guys don’t get a third warning. Go spend fifteen minutes out of the water. I’ll inform you when I’m ready to see you in the pool again.” Which of the following words best describes Francesca's tone? (1 point) • stubborn • incensed • frustrated (my answer) • commanding 2. In "Lifeguard Rules!," how does the author mostly reveal the character of Ira? (1 point) • through his words • through his actions (my answer) • through his thoughts • through other peoples’ views of him 3. Which of the following statements best identifies a lesson the reader can learn after reading "Lifeguard Rules?" (1 point) • Good friends are always there to show support for each other. • Although pools are fun, reckless behavior can be dangerous. (my answer) • It is important to think about what you say before you say it. • Even though siblings may argue, they are always there to defend one another. 4. Read the following sentence from "Lifeguard Rules!" "He wished he was still playing in the cool, blue water of the pool." In this sentence, the water most likely symbolizes (1 point) • a sign of restoration and life. • a thirst-quenching refreshment. • a welcome sense of relaxation. • a forbidden object of temptation.(my answer) 5. Read the following sentences from "The Third Bank of the River." "Father, you have been out there long enough. You are old . . . Come back, you don't have to do it anymore . . . Come back and I'll go instead. Right now, if you want. Any time. I'll get into the boat. I'll take your place." Which of the following words best describes the speaker's tone? (1 point) • annoyed • desperate • determined • pleading(my answer) 6. Read the following sentences from "When Greek Meets Greek." Fraser scratch his head. "I know of a landlord up the road who vow that ain't ever taking anybody who come from the West Indies. But he don't mind taking Indians. He wouldn't know the difference when he see you is a Indian...them English people so foolish they believe every Indian come from India." Which of the following words best describes the speaker's tone? (1 point) • confused • curious • mocking (my answer) • scheming 7. Read the following sentences from "The Third Bank of the River." She scolded us daily—my sister, my brother, and me. But it happened one day that Father ordered a boat . . . Mother carried on plenty about it. Was her husband going to become a fisherman all of a sudden? Or a hunter? Father said nothing. Which of the following words best describes the relationship between the Mother and her family? (1 point) • contemptuous • disconnected • hostile(my answer) • oppressive 8. Read the following lines from "And of Clay Are We Created." When the station called before dawn, Rolf Carlé and I were together. I crawled out of bed, dazed with sleep, and went to prepare coffee while he hurriedly dressed. He stuffed his gear in the green canvas backpack he always carried, and we said goodbye, as we had so many times before. Which of the following words best describes the relationship between the two characters? (1 point) • friendly • repetitive • supportive(my answer) • sympathetic 9. Read the following lines from the poem "Love After Love." "you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other's welcome," In these lines, the mirrormost likely symbolizes (1 point) • a show of vanity. • a sense of comfort.(my answer) • the recognition of one's talents. • the reflection of one's inner beauty. 10. Read the following sentences from "The Youngest Doll." The aunt thought he was listening for the breathing of the prawn to see if it was still alive, and she fondly lifted his hand and placed it on the spot where he could feel the constant movement of the creature's antennae. The young man released the ruffle and looked fixedly at his father. “You could have cured this from the start,” he told him. “That's true,” his father answered, “but I just wanted you to come and see the prawn that has been paying for your education these twenty years." In these sentences, the prawn most likely symbolizes (1 point) • a craving for power and knowledge.(my answer) • a sense of selfish motivation and greed. • a feeling of unity between father and son. • a secret shared between doctor and patient. 11. In "The Censors," Juan takes on the job of a government censor in a plan to approve his own love letter to Mariana. Instead he is executed after censoring his own message. What type of irony, if any, does this demonstrate? (1 point) • verbal • situational • dramatic(my answer) • no irony For questions 12–14, choose the correct sentence pattern. 12. It is a hybrid car. (1 point) • S-V-O • S-V-IO(my answer) • S-V-N • S-V-A 13. Traditional gas-powered cars are harmful to the environment. (1 point) • S-V-O • S-V-IO • S-V-N • S-V-A(my answer) 14. Hybrids produce less pollution than conventional cars. (1 point) • S-V-O • S-V-IO • S-V-N(my answer) • S-V-A For questions 12–16, match the vocabulary words with the appropriate definitions. a. personification b. situational irony c. characterization d. paradox e. mood 15. ways that an author reveals character (1 point) C 16. a plot twist where a character’s intent or action becomes twisted into its opposite (1 point) B 17. a statement that contradicts itself (1 point) D 18. giving human characteristics to non-human things (1 point) A 19. the atmosphere of the story (1 point) E For questions 20–22, identify whether the group of words is a sentence or a fragment. 20. Rotating back and forth aimlessly. (1 point) • sentence • fragment(my answer) 21. The fan blades spun rapidly, generating a strong cool breeze. (1 point) • sentence • fragment(my answer) 22. The sound of ringing bells marked the end of a beautiful wedding service. (1 point) • sentence(my answer) • fragment For questions 23–24, identify the underlined words. 23. Coach Mack’s basketball team from 2011 is by far his best group of athletes. (1 point) • complete subject • complete predicate(my answer) • simple subject • simple predicate 24. The runner sprinted past the park benches like lightning. (1 point) • complete subject • complete predicate • simple subject(my answer) • simple predicate
11/24 >_> thanks i guess