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8. Which of the following is a theme of the novel The Red Badge of Courage? (1 point) Manhood is earned through the acceptance of one's own mistakes and responsibilities. Nature is in support of the actions of man. Honor is defined by the perceptions of others. Self-preservation is the highest act of honor and is a sign of courage. Ms. Kemp Recruits Volunteers As a new ninth grader at my high school, I was sitting in an assembly about volunteerism. The guest speaker was Ms. Francis Kemp. Today I had an experience worth writing about. I must admit that I did not have high hopes for the hour. I was sure it was going to be a boring talk given by a boring speaker. She would probably go on and on about picking up trash along the road and other jobs that do not really appeal to many kids. I could not have been more wrong. To my surprise, Ms. Kemp was a lively, funny person who kept the audience interested. She opened with a joke about one volunteer who tries to outdo another. I won’t even try to retell the joke because I could never do it justice. So much of the impact depended on her timing and delivery. The point is that she is very self-aware. She knows that some students take a cynical attitude toward doing volunteer 12/14/2015 The Red Badge of Courage: Unit Test https://www.connexus.com/assessments/engine.aspx?resize=true&printpreview=true&close=true&popup=true&idAssessment=430618&self=True&idWebuser... 3/7 work. She was able to poke fun at herself and yet come off seeming wise and clever at the same time. The hour flew by. She told one anecdote after another. Cleverly, she alternated between stories that were funny and those that were touching and moving. Overall, she was bright, amusing, knowledgeable, and had the desired effect. I cannot honestly say that I ran out to volunteer for a community service project right away, but I am thinking seriously about doing so. Use the passage to answer the question. 9. How does the author of "Ms. Kemp Recruits Volunteers" mainly reveal Ms. Kemp’s character to the reader? (1 point) by quoting Ms. Kemp by discussing expectations by describing the reactions of others by revealing stories about Ms. Kemp The Invitation Before school, Michelle arrived at her locker outside Mrs. Harper’s English class. Just inside the door Aisha and Tasha were standing at the pencil sharpener. Mr. Carver was across the hall helping a student with a math problem. “Tasha,” Aisha said. “Jeremy invited me to go sledding down Robin’s Hill with a bunch of his friends Saturday and said I could invite someone. You want to come?” “I don't know. I hate the cold, and besides, I’m not sure I like sledding. Why don’t you ask Michelle?” Michelle listened as she stood out in the quiet hallway. “Michelle?” Aisha said. “Oh, I don’t know. She and Jeremy don’t get along very well.” Aisha and Tasha began walking back to their seats and out of Michelle’s earshot. Michelle did not walk anywhere right then. Her mind was elsewhere. At lunch Aisha and Tasha sat at a table in the cafeteria. Michelle walked up with her tray and joined them. “So, I hear you’re going sledding,” Michelle said to Aisha. 12/14/2015 The Red Badge of Courage: Unit Test https://www.connexus.com/assessments/engine.aspx?resize=true&printpreview=true&close=true&popup=true&idAssessment=430618&self=True&idWebuser... 4/7 Use the passage to answer the question. 10. How does the author of "The Invitation" mainly reveal Michelle's character? (1 point) through Aisha's actions through Michelle's thoughts through the thoughts of other characters through a direct description from the narrator 11. In The Red Badge of Courage, Henry’s character is most developed through (1 point) his actions. his thoughts. the dialogue. others’ thoughts about him. 12. Read the following description from The Red Badge of Courage. “There loomed the dogging memory of the tattered soldier—he who, gored by bullets. . . had been deserted in the field.” This description best supports which of the following central ideas? (1 point) honor and reputation the definition of courage growing from a boy into a man the insignificance of man in nature 13. Read the following description from The Red Badge of Courage. “He could not conciliate the forest. As he made his way, it was always calling out protestations. When he separated embraces of trees and vines the disturbed foliages waved their arms and turned their face leaves toward him.” This description best supports which of the following central ideas? (1 point) honor and reputation the definition of courage growing from a boy into a man the insignificance of man in nature 14. “Mebbe, it wa’t’d all his fault—not all together. He did the best he knowed” is an example of which of the following? (1 point) dialect alliteration conflict setting