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1
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Which statement about an epic is false
It is universal and timeless
It address cultural themes

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It is universal and timeless

2
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Based on the excerpt from Book 1, Satan can best be described as
Purely evil
Tormented

A

Tormented

3
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An else gory in which characters, events, or setting are personifications is called a ________ allegory
Symbolic
Naive

A

Naive

4
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Satire points out our falsehoods or failings using ___

A

Humor

5
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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

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

6
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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

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The population of Ireland will fall

7
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What can you infer about Samuel Pepys based on the subjects he chose to write about and the kinds of details he used

A

Pepys appears to be overly concerned with material things and wealth

8
Q

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

A

Victorian Era

9
Q

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

A

Math

10
Q

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

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Descriptive writing

11
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What does the exposition provide in a plot
Background information
The main conflict

A

Background information

12
Q

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

A

2 years

13
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The Mayor of Casterbridge is all of the following except
The relative of Elizabeth Jane
A former mariner

A

A former mariner

14
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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

A

She sold the husband’s liquor

15
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What is the significance of “the white man” in The Lagoon
He is revered
He is different

A

He is different

16
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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

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He wants to help Arsat, but helping him is dangerous

17
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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

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To emphasize how unnecessary it was

18
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After Grendel kills 30 men, why is Herot neglected/deserted for 12 years

A

Men wouldn’t stay the night there

19
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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…”

A

To kill him

20
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Why does Beowulf cut off Grendel’s head

A

A desire for revenge

21
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What is the significance of the following quote

“Is this a dagger which I see before me…and yet I see thee still.”

A

Macbeth’s guilt causes him to see visions

22
Q

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

A

Banquo’s descendants will become kings

23
Q

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

A

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

24
Q

Who said it? “Out, out brief candle!…/signifying nothing”

A

Macbeth

25
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Who said it? “But tis strange; and oftentimes to win us to our harm…deepest consequence.”

A

Banquo

26
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When/what was the Anglo-Saxon period

A

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
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What is an epic

A

A poem that tells a tale of gods and heroes

28
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What is an epic hero

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

29
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Describe the culture of the Anglo-Saxons

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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
Q

Identify some signs of Christianity in Beowulf

A

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

31
Q

Identify some pagan elements from Beowulf

A
Grendel- pagan figure who opposed Christian ideals
Ship burial/cremation
Belief in fate controlling life (wyrd)
Ritualized offerings
Use of special swords
Multiple gods
Superstitious belief in monsters/dragons/magic
Fame was only guarantee of morality 
Pessimistic tone
32
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Describe the theme of good vs evil in Beowulf

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Beowulf vs Grendel/dragon
Beowulf’s fatal flaws
??

33
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What is a kenning

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A new word or noun phrase is coined to describe an object in an original matter
“The might man”

34
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What is alliteration

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The reoccurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of consecutive or close-together words

35
Q

What are some major themes of Beowulf

A
Good v evil
Identity 
Strength and skill
Wealth
Religion
Courage
mortality
The supernatural
Tradition an customs
36
Q

Canterbury Tales are a ____ tale

This means…

A

Frame

A narrative that provides a vehicle for telling other stories

37
Q

The frame for the Canterbury Tales is established in the _______
What does this mean

A

Prologue

The prologue introduces a diverse group of characters, including the narrator

38
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What is the irony in the Pardoner’s Tale

A

None of them get the money to keep for themselves

They set out to defeat death but death defeats them

39
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How is the Pardoner’s tale a form of allegory

A

“The Pardoner’s Tale” is a type of allegory called an exemplum, Latin for “example.” The tale is an exemplum against the sin of greed, and the Pardoner uses the tale to illustrate the point of one of his sermons, “Love of money is the root of all evil.”

40
Q

How does the wife of bath present the philosophy of love and marriage

A

Be loving and accepting of your spouse and the marriage will be satisfying
Show each other courtesy, don’t point out faults that can’t be corrected

41
Q

How is Everyman a morality play

A

It teaches us that we could die at any moment and we should always make sure we are ready for God and are living a faithful life because we do not know when we will be judged

42
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How is Everyman an allegory

A

It uses allegorical characters to examine the question of Christian salvation and what Man must do to attain it (Everyman, good deeds, five wits, strength)

43
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What is the message behind Everyman

A

Pride, beauty, five wits, strength, and discretion all forsake us when we die
The only thing that remain is our good deeds

44
Q

What is an Arthurian romance

A

Tells of the adventures of King Arthur and his knights of the round table

45
Q

The code of conduct of the medieval knight is

A

Chivalry

46
Q

How is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Romantic Literature

A

Deals with the quest of a knight-Gawain must return to the Green Knight to get a blow to the head
Deals with fairy-tale like aspects, green knight puts his head back on
Elements of courtly love (Gawain must shoe Bertalik and Guinevere love)
Gawain is challenged and has to find the perfect balance between chivalry and courtly love for Lady Bertalik

47
Q

Macbeth is a tragedy, meaning

A

It tells the story of the fall of a person of high status using comic relief, tragic hero, and tragic flaws

48
Q

What is a tragic hero

Who is the tragic hero in Macbeth

A

A Literary character that makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction
Macbeth-kills King Duncan

49
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Describe some of the main characters in Macbeth

A

The witches: they foreshadow and predict what will happen to characters
King Duncan: King of Scotland, Macbeth and lady Macbeth plan to kill him so they can be King/Queen
Malcolm:King Duncan’s oldest son making him heir to the throne
Donalbain:King Duncan’s second/youngest son
Macbeth: General in army, thane of Glamis, thane of Cawdor
Banquo:Macbeth’s rational friend, general in army
Lady Macbeth: self-involved, manipulative
Lennox, rosse, angus: frequently assist the King, Scottish noblemen
Macduff: Scottish noblemen

50
Q

What are some of the main conflicts in Macbeth

A

Conflict between Macbeth and his wife
Conflict between Macbeth and Macduff
Conflict between Banquo and Macbeth
Conflict within lady Macbeth (sleep walking)

51
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Who are two foils in Macbeth and why

A

Macbeth and Banquo
Banquo is promised glory by the witches, but he figures out quickly that they’re no good. Rather than become obsessed with their prophetic promise, he just sits on it, always promising to talk about it later. But Macbeth ignores prudence, caution, good sense, and all those things your parents want you to have in order to carry out his own nefarious interpretation of the prophecy.
Banquo demonstrates fidelity and honor, Macbeth does not

52
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What is a soliloquy

A

An act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play

53
Q

How is foreshadowing present in Macbeth

A

The three witches
Macbeth gets the title of a traitor
Cry of birds
Horses destroy one another

54
Q

What are some examples of the following themes in Macbeth
Ambition
Disturbances of natural order

A

Macbeth wants to kill Duncan
Lady Macbeth seems especially ambitious of the power that awaits her
Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance
Macduff wishes to kill Macbeth
Macbeth’s desire to live towards the end

Night of King Duncan’s death, earth shakes, chimneys blown down, horses eat each other, sun fails to rise
Lady Macbeth’s sleep walking

55
Q

What are some examples of the following themes in Macbeth
Fate
Foul weather
Manliness (or lack thereof)

A

The fate as expressed by the witches
Fate of Banquo and his descendants

During witches’ meetings

Lady Macbeth questions Macbeth’s masculinity when he wimps out of killing Duncan, Macbeth shows remorse/regret for doing so and his wife scolds him and calls him a child, lady Macbeth taunts her husband when he’s weak, lady Macduff questions the manliness of Macduff because he left his wife and child alone at home

56
Q

Describe the following themes using example found in Macbeth
Madness
Transformation of characters

A

Macbeth and lady Macbeth plan to kill Duncan, Macbeth envisions a dagger, lady Macbeth won’t show remorse, Macbeth sees banquo’s ghost, Macbeth kills macduff’s family, shows no emotion at announcement of his wife’s death

Lady Macbeth- remorseless in first act, sleepwalks now because of guilt

Macbeth- always squirmish/guilty and is now not startled at all. Goes full force and doesn’t care about consequences

57
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What is the climax of Macbeth

A

When Macduff confronts Macbeth

58
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How is a modest proposal a satire

A

It uses comedy to address a social issue (the poor treatment of the people of Ireland by the English ruling class)

59
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How is a modest proposal ironical

A

It is not a modest proposal at all

60
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An _____ is a long narrative poem that portrays the heroic acts of legendary figures and mythical goods. One example is ______ _______

A

Epic

Paradise lost

61
Q

What is the point of view of Pilgrim’s Progress

A

The narrator speaks briefly in the first person at the beginnings of Part I and Part II but then quickly moves into a third-person account of the pilgrims in which their stories are told objectively, as an outside observer would perceive their actions. Once in a while the narrator becomes omniscient and explains the emotional states of the characters.

62
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How is pilgrim’s progress an allegory

A

The characters simply represent something larger (Christian represents all Christians)

63
Q

The symbols in Pilgrim’s Progress are very obvious

True or false

A

True

64
Q

A day-to-day record of a person’s activities, experiences, thoughts, and feelings

A

Diary

65
Q

______ refers to the author’s choice of words

A

Diction

66
Q

A ______ is a character or speaker who tells a story

A

Narrator

67
Q

Created by someone with firsthand experience
Raw materials of history
Example?

A

Primary sources

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

68
Q

What is the setting of great expectations

A

The Victorian era

England: London,Kent

69
Q

Describe some of the characters in Great Expectations

A

Pip: afraid, intimated, offended
Mr. Pumblechook: bossy, rude, math
Mrs Havisham: fundamental, won’t let go of the past
Estella: rude, judgemental

70
Q

Who is the narrator of Jane Eyre

A

Jane Eyre

71
Q

Describe the tone of Jane Eyre

A

Gothic/romantic

Her personality is friendly

72
Q

Jane Eyre wants something more in life

True or false

A

True

73
Q

The exposition provides ________

A

Background information

74
Q

In the mayor of Casterbridge, the daughter thinks that her and her mother….

A

Are better than everyone else and should act as such

75
Q

The manner in which one thing is written. Word choice (or diction), sentence structure and length, and other recurring features help distinguish one author’s work from that of another

A

Style

76
Q

What is the style of Mark of the Beast

A

Descriptive writing

77
Q

The imagery in The Lagoon creates what kind of effect

A

The imagery is eerie, but the overall tone is somber/depressing

78
Q

What is the irony present in The Lagoon

A

Arsat worked so hard and broke so many rules to be happy, but now he is not happy at all

79
Q

What is the point of view in Araby

A

First person

80
Q

What is the epiphany that the narrator makes in Araby

A

Mangan’s sister is just an average girl who will not care whether he fulfills his promise to buy her something at the bazaar

81
Q

What is the argument made in A Room of One’s Own

A

Women could have been amazing writers if they were given the same opportunities as men

82
Q

A technique used by a speaker or a writer to achieve a particular effect, especially to persuade or influence

A

Rhetorical device

83
Q

A formal address given on a particular occasion, often for the purpose of persuading listeners to accept a proposition or to take a certain action

A

Speech

84
Q

A main idea that is that is supported in a main work of nonfiction. It may be directly stated or inferred

A

Thesis

85
Q

What is the thesis of shooting an elephant

A

when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys
Letting other people control you ruins your own freedoms

86
Q

What is the irony in shooting an elephant

A

The man is a police officer yet has no power

87
Q

When was the Renaissance

Describe the poetry

A

1300-1600
Positive and forward thinking
Settings went beyond English borders
Milton, Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Jonson

88
Q

When was the romantic period

Describe the poetry

A

18th century
Natural, personal, emotional, artistic themes
Glorification of the past and nature, preferring the medieval rather than the classical
William Blake

89
Q

The act of creating or describing a character

A

Characterization

90
Q

Describe the Pardoner based on the information provided in the Prologue

A

Very thin hair as yellow as wax, protective of his money, religious, noble Ecclesiast, sang to win money from the crowd

91
Q

Describe the Wife of Bath based on the information provided in the Prologue

A

Someone deaf, sewed for the people (was very good[finely woven]), soft/new shoes, handsome face, five husbands, gap-teeth, large hips, “knew the remedies for love’s mischances”