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1

Which statement about an epic is false
It is universal and timeless
It address cultural themes

It is universal and timeless

2

Based on the excerpt from Book 1, Satan can best be described as
Purely evil
Tormented

Tormented

3

An else gory in which characters, events, or setting are personifications is called a ________ allegory
Symbolic
Naive

Naive

4

Satire points out our falsehoods or failings using ___

Humor

5

The purpose of "A Modest Proposal" is to satirize
The Irish government's poor management of social services and public aid
The poor treatment of the people of Ireland by the English ruling class

The poor treatment of the people of Ireland by the English ruling class

6

What one objection does the narrator foresee to his scheme in "A Modest Proposal"
Human meat is not nutritious
The population of Ireland will fall

The population of Ireland will fall

7

What can you infer about Samuel Pepys based on the subjects he chose to write about and the kinds of details he used

Pepys appears to be overly concerned with material things and wealth

8

Great Expectations was set during what time period
Victorian Era
Elizabethan Age

Victorian Era

9

Mr. Pumblechook's conversations with Pip deal mainly with
Wealth
Mannerism
Math

Math

10

What is writing that is used to portray a character, an object, or a scene called?
Narrative writing
Descriptive writing
Expository writing

Descriptive writing

11

What does the exposition provide in a plot
Background information
The main conflict

Background information

12

When his wife and daughter find him in Casterbridge, how much longer has the mayor sworn to "suffer"?
24 days
2 years

2 years

13

The Mayor of Casterbridge is all of the following except
The relative of Elizabeth Jane
A former mariner

A former mariner

14

How is the "former mistress of the furmity tent" at the root of the Henchard's plight?
She sold the baby girl
She sold the husband's liquor

She sold the husband's liquor

15

What is the significance of "the white man" in The Lagoon
He is revered
He is different

He is different

16

What is the dilemma that Arsat's brother faces?
He recognizes that either he or his brother must die
He wants to help Arsat, but helping him is dangerous

He wants to help Arsat, but helping him is dangerous

17

What is Orwell's purpose in giving details about the elephant's slow death
To emphasize how unnecessary it was
To make the event as dramatic as possible

To emphasize how unnecessary it was

18

After Grendel kills 30 men, why is Herot neglected/deserted for 12 years

Men wouldn't stay the night there

19

Which phrase paraphrases capitalized words in the quote that reads "they could hack at Grendel/from every side, TRYING TO OPEN a path FOR HIS EVEIL SOUL..."

To kill him

20

Why does Beowulf cut off Grendel's head

A desire for revenge

21

What is the significance of the following quote
"Is this a dagger which I see before me...and yet I see thee still."

Macbeth's guilt causes him to see visions

22

The apparitions of the 8 kinds and Banquo in scene I are meant to signify to Macbeth that...

Banquo's descendants will become kings

23

Why does Malcolm tell his soldiers to cut down branches of tress to carry as they march?

So Macbeth will not know how many men are in the army now

24

Who said it? "Out, out brief candle!.../signifying nothing"

Macbeth

25

Who said it? "But tis strange; and oftentimes to win us to our harm...deepest consequence."

Banquo

26

When/what was the Anglo-Saxon period

450-1066
People who inhabited GB in the early 5th century. They were not much interested in Christianity and they rejected Cultic religious traditions and chose to follow those of Europe

27

What is an epic

A poem that tells a tale of gods and heroes

28

What is an epic hero

A brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events (Beowulf)

29

Describe the culture of the Anglo-Saxons

Organized into classes of warriors called earls or thanes, a class of freeman Called churls, and a class of slaves called thralls
Warfare was common and frequent due to desire for land and treasure.
Not interested in Christianity, later Christianized (told in a pagan setting-Beowulf)

30

Identify some signs of Christianity in Beowulf

12 of the greatest Geats ride around his burial sight
This represents the twelve apostles honoring Jesus
Constant references to God (thanks)
Cain and Abel reference
Optimistic outlook