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who from the book April Morning said " 'Adam Cooper had many fine qualities, something that i will not deny, but he was just a pig headed and stubborn and enamored of the sound of his own voice as you are.' "

Granny

1

Who from the book April Morning said " 'it takes no courage to fire a gun and to kill, merely a state of mind that makes killing possible.' "

solomon Chandler

2

who from the book April Morning said " ' the proof of a man is the will to do work and the ability to use his mind and his judgement.' "

Moses Cooper

3

Who from the book April Morning said " ' we took up arms for our home place and he died for it. That's an old old way Adam older than you and me remember. There are worse ways for a man to die i tell you.' "

Cousin Simmons

4

Who from the book April Morning said " ' A boy doesnt turn into a man overnight. It takes learning and growing and hurting. and most of all it takes time.' "

Sarah cooper

5

Who from the book April Morning was an elderly firebrand who befriends adam and gives him food

Solomon Chandler

6

Who from the book April Morning was adams younger brother

Levi

7

Who from the book April Morning was a sea captain Adams maternal uncle

Ishmael Jamison

8

Who from the book April Morning was cooper cousin and a committeemen

Joseph Simmons

9

Who from the book April Morning was the militia's musician killed in battle

Jonathan Harrington

10

t or f adam somberly tells teh newspapermen at the meeting house all about the battle

false he doesnt tell the story at all

11

t or f when adam has questions he usually talks to his grandmother

true

12

t or f when he asks for the blessings before meals moses cooper reverently and politely bows his head and insists that his family to do the same.

false

13

t or f
the reverend invites sam adams and john hancock to his house for a meeting right before the british arrive.

false

14

t or f
Moses Cooper does not encourage adam to participate in the committee meeting

true

15

t or f
the reverend agrees with solomon chandler that the colonists fight in
gods cause

false

16

t or f
adam is definately leaving home to go to sea

false

17

t or f
the red coats do not find any of the colonists store of ammunition and fire arms at concord.

true

18

t or f
Moses cooper favors the committees keeping of minutes.

true

19

t or f
solomon chandler criticizes adam for running away instead of firing his gun at the redcoats on the common.

false

20

t or f
the village committee is well supplied with the latest firearms and ammunition.

false

21

t or f
on the day before the battle adam cooper appreciates his fathers positive counsel

false

22

t or f
the american revolution was fought not only with the weapons but with thousands of pamphlets essays songs and poems and speeches

true

23

t or f
the core of american identity and expression is the declaration of independence the single most significant literary and political work of the 18 th century

true

24

t or f
a cultural revolution occurred in the midst of the revolutionary period

true

25

t or f
writers of the revolutionary period reflected the age of romanticism believing that by using reason people could manage themselves and society without depending on authorities or past traditions

false

26

t or f
the war of words began in 1763 with religious intolerance and finally led to the american revolution

false

27

t or f
patrick henrys most famous line Give me liberty or give me death
came from his speech in the Virginia convention

true

28

t or f thomas paine was known for his rhetoric and persuasiveness

true

29

t or f
both ben franklin and thomas jefferson helped to frame the declaration of independance and were also signers.

true

30

t or f
patrick henry could move his listeners to anger fear or laughter more easily than the most talented actor.

true

31

t or f
Thomas Paine wrote the common sense in which he argued that americans must fight for independance.

true

32

t or f
michel guillaume jean de crevecour wrote about the transformation of americans into europeans

false

33

t or f
Phillis Wheatley was a literary phenomenon in that she was a female slave who published sophisticated poetry in her second language

true

34

t or f ben franklin advocated moral mediocrity as can be seen in his autobiography

false

35

t or f
Ben franklin was a renaissance man

true

36

t or f
Jefferson founded the university of miami

false

37

t or f
Patrick henry was considered the worst orator of the american revolution

false

38

Solomon chandler has learned what he knows of the british army and soldiers during...

the french and indian war

39

the first express rider believes that the british army is headed for....

concord

40

adam agrees with sam hodely that ....

the whole affair is based on rumor and an attack by the british army is unlikely.

41

At the dinner table moses admonishes adam for

being superstitious

42

the British do not surrender because.....

there is no one to surrender to

43

the village reverend has to step in when the women have a great controversy over....

the use of maize or flour in making boiled pudding

44

cousin simmons is unsure wether to sign the muster book the second time because...

he is lexingtons only blacksmith

45

in levis nightmare the sky is......

red

46

levi cleans adams fowling piece in the beginning of the novel because he wants to....

apologize for having gotten adam into trouble

47

moses cooper believes that when the british soldiers see the militia the soldiers will....

respect the colonists for standing up for principle

48

the first member of the family to see adam return from the fighting is....

levi

49

mr. cooper is a man who....

tolerates no ones opinions besides his own.

50

The undertaker apologizes to adam for

the poor workmanship on the coffin

51

the men marching to concord are unashamed to weep because they are....

plain people unaccustomed to war

52

When the british open fire on the colonists adam screams and....

runs away with everyone else

53

adam likes to visit his grandmothers room because she

allows him to provoke her

54

the decision to muster the militia is made on the basis of ringing oratory delivered by

moses cooper

55

sarah cooper's grandfather Issac has an unfavorable reputation for

bigamy

56

when the reverend begins to speak to the british officers, major pitcairn

drives his horse toward the reverend and forces him to leap aside

57

moses cooper believes that the rights of human beings derive from

their ability to reason

58

solomon chandler believes the redcoats are....

highly disciplined but ignorant

59

adam dislikes isah peterkin because of his

hypocrisy

60

in the crowd at buckmans; cousin simmons asks adam to

find ruth and escort her home

61

shivering on the common shortly before dawn is a muster of

seventy men

62

the first of the committee men to fall is

moses cooper

63

the committee men decide to break into groups of twos and threes rather than fight as a unit because

the british cannot chase down many small groups of men

64

adam tells his mother that another massacre cannot happen because

the committeemen now know they must fight wether they like it or not

65

father believes that the proper way to defeat superstition is

a belief in materialism

66

t or f the description of tall trees calls to mind the words tall sinners

true

67

t or f
in irvings the devil and tom walker the setting is first described realistically and then supernatural elements are added

true

68

t or f the characters of tom walker and his wife are stereotypes that we call flat characters

true

69

t or f tom became a violent churchgoer because he was truly converted from his wicked ways.

false

70

t or f
the plot of devil and tom walker is:
a man sells his soul to the devil

true

71

t or f
the tall sinners in the tom walker story are doomed men who become wealthy through their work in the establishment of orphanages

false

72

t or f the theme for the devil and tom walker story is:
you cant beat the devil at his own game

true

73

t or f our territory expanded all the way to California

true

74

t or f
this period is called the golden age of american literature because of our authors initiated the development of a uniquely american style or voice. these writers forged new paths and moved away from european traditions.

true

75

t or f the east was connected to the midwest by the construction of the cumberland road

true

76

t or f
the first black newspaper the underground journal was published during this time

false

77

t or f
as a result of such fast and tremendous growth the US experienced an increase in problems such as slavery poverty lack of food and exploitation

true

78

t or f
the fireside poets are longfellow whittier lowell and cooper

false

79

t or f
during 1800-1870 there was an increase in population in the US

true

80

t or f thousands more acres of cotton could be cultivated because of eli whitneys invention of the sewing machine

false

81

t or f the erie canal was constructed to connect the hudson river to lake erie

true

82

t or f during this time period there was an increase in wealth in america due to the increase in shipping trade manufacturing and architectural design

false

83

the opening descriptions of the forest suggest that what tom will find there will be

treacherous and malignant

84

a main lesson of this story is

greed and meanness lead to misery

85

toms wife is a stereotype of

a nagging shrewish wife

86

what is the significance of toms finding most of the tall trees in the forest each marked with the name of some great man of the colony

carved onto the trees in the devils forest are the names of the people who made a deal with the devil

87

what is the one condition which need not be mentioned being generally understood in all cases where the devil grants favors

toms giving his soul to the devil

88

which detail most clearly suggests that the figure tom meets is the devil

his eyes are red and he is covered with soot

89

what seems to be toms prime motivation in agreeing to the devils terms

greed

90

from whos perspective is the story heretics daughter told

lydia's grandmother

91

what medium is used in the heretics daughter

first hand account of the events

92

what is the dominant phisical feature of the narrators father in the heretics daughter

he is tall

93

why was the narrator in heretics daughter sent to billerica

because andover had small pox

94

with whom does the narrator of heretics daughter stay while in billerica

with her aunt and uncle

95

the narrator and her cousin in heretics daughter are called what by the narrators uncle

twins

96

what does the narrator trade with margaret in heretics daughter

a poppet

97

in whose house does the narrator live in andover in heretics daughter

the grandmothers

98

who moves in with the narrators family in heretics daughter

mercy williams

99

of what does allen accuse the narrators family in heretics daughter

taking his grandmothers land from him

100

what is mercy's backstory in the book heretics daughter

she was kidnapped by a native tribe and orphaned

101

what happened when lightning struck the tree in heretics daughter

the field burned

102

what does mercy say that richard did in heretics daughter

make her pregnant

103

after the narrators mom in heretics daughter and uncle fight where is the next place the narrator sees the uncle

the inn drinking ale with a woman

104

where does the narrator mom take the narrator to vent her feelings in heretics daughter

a field beyond the family plot where her mother took her

105

what does the mother give to the narrator to eat at the moment in heretics daughter

a mushroom

106

what does mercy do to the narrator in the graveyard outside the meeting house in heretics daughter

bite her ear

107

what does the narrator do in the meeting house the draws looks in heretics daughter

laughs

108

what was cousin allen doing in the barn in heretics daughter

setting a fire

109

what is a secret the narrator must keep about the narrators mother in heretics daughter

the red book

110

what was stolen from the narrator by mercy in heretics daughter

the needle

111

how did they say the carrier family was responsible for the death of thirteen people in heretics daughter

they brought small pox to the town

112

what eventually happened to the narrators uncle in heretics daughter

committed suicide according to dr. ames

113

the narrators father was rumored to have killed whom in heretics daughter

king charles I

114

the mothers advice to the narrator was to ..... in heretics daughter

tell the court anything they wanted to hear

115

when was the first time the narrators father held the narrator as far as they could remember in heretics daughter

after her brothers were jailed

116

what did the narrators brother do to prove he was not useless in heretics daughter

diverted and shot a rabid dog

117

what does the narrator say to the doctor if he takes brothers arm in heretics daughter

she will curse him

118

what were the two words the 80 year old man said as they piled stones on top of him in heretics daughter

more wieght

119

the sheriffs wife would come to the cell to do what in heretics daughter

barter clothing for food

120

when they began to release prisoners who were the first to go in heretics daughter

the children of andover

121

what happened to the narrators cousin margaret in heretics daughter

she was kidnapped by a native tribe

122

what is a short story set in present time that makes a reference to rome's coliseum

allusion

123

what is this an example of
the sun that brief december day
roses cheerless over hills of gray

couplet

124

what is this an example of
talors comparison between cloth making and God's granting of graces in his poem

conceit

125

what is in death there is life an example of

a paradox

126

what employs wit to ridicule a subject

a satire

127

what is the use of 2 or more inconsistent metaphors in one expression

mixed metaphor

128

what does not directly state that one thing is the other

implied metaphor

129

what is an implied or stated comparison between 2 or more unlike things

metaphor

130

a comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as ten or resembles

similie

131

what is this an example of
in some songs the constant reference to mary is really a reference to marijuana

extended metaphor

132

what is this an example of
foot of a hill

dead metaphor

133

what is this an example of
a person could spread out the plan of life and tuck in the edges orderly

metaphor

134

what is this an example of
like mourning weeds dark festoons of seagrass slimily swept to and fro over the name of every hearselike roll of the hull.

similie

135

what is this an example of
furtive silver glintings

imagery

136

what is this an example of
emotionally powerful symbols are used to suggest meaning and mood also a movement in france

symbolism

137

what is this an example of
a brief reference to a person event or place or a work of art

allusion

138

what is this an example of
a comparison used throughout a work

extended metaphor

139

what is this an example of
a comparison has become so common place that it seems literal rather than figurative

dead metaphor

140

what is this an example of
sensory details that make a work vivid bring it alive detail that appeal to the senses

imagery

141

what is this an example of
something that seems self contradictory but which has a valid meaning

paradox

142

what is this an example of
2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme

couplet

143

what is this an example of
a humorous story that is outlandishly exaggerated

tall tale

144

what is this an example of
a writers choice of words particularly for clarity effectiveness and precision

diction

145

what is this an example of
distinctive handling of language

style

146

what is this an example of
a pair of rhymed verses in iambic pentameter

heroic couplet

147

what is this an example of
a kind of metaphor that makes a comparison between 2 startlingly different things

conciet

148

what is this an example of
authors attitude toward his subject

tone

149

what is this an example of
a poetic foot consisting of a unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

iamb

150

what is this an example of
exact repetition of sounds of 2 or more words

rhyme

151

t or f
the middle colonies were known of their religious tolerance

true

152

t or f
there is a difference between pilgrims and puratins

true

153

t or f
the literature of the native americans was always written on bark

false

154

t or f
europeans began to show interest in colonizing north america by the end of the 17 th century

false

155

t or f
columbus kept a journal that formed the basis for his reports to ferdinand and isabella

true

156

t or f
the majority of the europeans who came to north america were adventures looking for gold

false

157

t or f
puratins came to america to establish a city upon a hill that would stand as a holy temple and show the church of england the way

true

158

t or f
one common form of writing used by the puritans was drama

false

159

t or f
early colonial writing was practical and linked to life work and beliefs

true

160

t or f
although there was great diversity among the colonists certain elements were common among them: fascination with technology, desire for fair government and focus on practical matters

false

161

t or f
the southern colonies consisted mainly of small farms

false

162

t or f
native americans and european colonists interacted exchanging ideas values beliefs new americans resulted from this change and the flavor of the colonies was no longer quite european

true

163

t or f
pilgrims are also known a separatists

true

164

t or f
puritans believed that every man woman and child needed leisure time

false

165

t or f the planting aristocracy of the southern colonies believed in public service

true

166

t or f
john smith was the successful leader of the first successful English colony in america

true

167

t or f
anne bradstreet was america's first published female poet

true

168

t or f
william bradford was reelected as governor of plymouth colony 2 times

false

169

t or f
edward taylor was the only american colonial poet of the metaphysical school of poetry

true

170

t or f
Jonathan Edwards was an eminent theologian whose preaching sparked the great awakening

true

171

t or f
anne bradstreets to my dear and loving husband is written in the most common meter in american and english poetry iambic pentameter

true

172

what is an inscription on a tombstone or a short poem written in memory of someone who has died

epitaph

173

what is the story is told by one of the characters in his or her own words use of first person pronouns

first person

174

what is a fully developed character who is complex revealing several sides to his/her personality and growing and changing as the story progresses

round character

175

what is the main character of a story called

protagionist

176

what is it called when the narrator focuses on all of the characters

third person omniscient

177

the narrator is not a character in the story at all but is telling about the characters in the story use of third person pronouns

third person

178

what is the sequence of events or actions in a short story novel play or narrative poem called

plot

179

what is it called when the use of small phrases clauses or sentances that are similiar or complementary in structure or meaning

parallelism

180

what is it called when a short often biblical saying that expresses truth is shown

proverb

181

what is the vantage point from which a narrative is told called

point of view

182

what is this an example of
trust thyself, every heart vibrates to that iron string

aphorism

183

what is this an example of
they tell us sir that we are weak unable to cope with so formidable adversity but when shall we be stronger? Will it be when we are totally disarmed and when british guard shall be stationed in every house

rhetorical question

184

what is this an example of
the body of ben franklin printer
the the cover of an old book the contents torn out and stript of its lettering and guilding lies here food for worms

epitaph

185

what is this an example of
beat beat drums blow bugles blow
make no parley stop for no expostulation
mind not the timid mind not the weeper or prayer
mind not the old man beseeching the young man

parallelism

186

what is this an example of
quoth the raven nevermore
with such a name as nevermore
then the bird said nevermore
of never...nevermore

repetition

187

what is the time and place in which events in a short story, novel, play, or narrative poem occur called

setting

188

what is a terse pointed statement expressing some wise or clever observing about life called

aphorism

189

what is the general idea or insight about life that a writer that wishes to convey in a lit work called

theme

190

what is a question suggesting its own answer or not requiring and answer

rhetorical question

191

what is a one dimensional character often revealing a single personal quality and staying the same throughout the story

flat character

192

what is a book of months and days for one year with wealthier predictions a wide variety of miscellaneous info and proverbs

almanac

193

what is the repetition of words sounds or phrases for effect a sound device in poetry called

repetition

194

what is a narrator that focuses on only one character is called

third person limited

195

What is a person animal thing or natural force appearing in a lit work called

character

196

what is a character who opposes the main character who is against the main character

antagonist