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ENGL 102 TEST 1

Question 1 

  1. The setting of the story is ironic      because __________.

 
there are parallels   between summer and winning the lottery
 
beautiful summer   day in June is an ideal day to win the lottery
 
a ritual murder   takes place on a beautiful summer (June) day
 
children engaged in   boisterous play are juxtaposed with querulous adults
1.6 points
Question 2 

  1. One can conclude from the passage      that ____________.

 
The protagonist   wins
 
The antagonist wins
 
There are no   winners and losers
 
The characters   would begin to question the lottery
1.6 points
Question 3 

  1. What human characteristic is      thematized in the excerpt?

 
People do not know   it when they commit evil.
 
Life is not fair.
 
Following   traditions is bad.
 
Rational people can   act irrationally.
1.6 points
Question 4 

  1. How the excerpt opens and how it      ends ___________.

 
Offer little or no   surprises
 
Serves as an   example of understatement
 
Is mundane
 
Exemplifies irony
1.6 points
Question 5 

  1. How the story opens and how it      ends ________________.

 
Offers little or no   surprises
 
Shock its readers
 
Is mundane
 
Is example of   bathos
1.6 points
Question 6 

  1. Pre-eighteenth century men were      rationalists who believed in induction-deduction.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 7 

  1. “My love and my Faith,…of all      nights in the year this one must I tarry away from thee.” Who made      this statement?

 
The devil
 
Deacon Gookin
 
Goody Cloyse
 
Goodman Brown
1.6 points
Question 8 

  1. Short fiction began in Britain      with Shakespeare, who dealt with fantasy and humor.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 9 

  1. “Two nights before the Derby,      she was at a big party in town, when one of her rushes of anxiety about      her boy, her first-born, gripped her heart till she could hardly      speak.”

 
“The Child by   Tiger”
 
“The   Lottery”
 
“Young Goodman   Brown”
 
“The   Rocking-Horse Winner”
1.6 points
Question 10 

  1. Read this excerpt from “Young      Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and answer the question that follows:

“Dearest heart,” whispered [Faith], … “pray thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afeard of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!”
“My love and my Faith,” replied young Goodman Brown, “of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done ‘twixt now and sunrise.
Which of the following phrases best explains how Goodman Brown feels about his departure?
 
He is reluctant to   leave his wife, but feels compelled to do so.
 
He is eager to   leave his wife because he feels the wife doubts him.
 
He decides not to   leave because he loves his wife.
 
He departs because   his wife insists that he should leave.
1.6 points
Question 11 

  1. Read this excerpt from “Young      Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and answer the question that      follows:

“Dearest heart,” whispered [Faith], … “pray thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afeard of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!”
“My love and my Faith,” replied young Goodman Brown, “of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done ‘twixt now and sunrise.
It may be inferred from the passage that Faith, the wife, is __________.
 
faithless
 
indecisive
 
afraid
 
fickle
1.6 points
Question 12 

  1. Pre-eighteenth century      rationalists accepted the validity of reason.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 13 

  1. In “The Rocking Horse      Winner,” Paul’s compulsive efforts to satisfy his mother’s insatiable      quest for money finally kill him.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 14 

  1. The American author who added an      interest in people’s personalities, emotions, and attitudes to the writing      of short narrative fiction was the

 
Harry James
 
William Faulkner
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
Henry James
1.6 points
Question 15 

  1. “Young Goodman Brown”      was authored by

 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
Flannery O’Connor
 
Shirley Jackson
 
Graham Greene
1.6 points
Question 16 

  1. The term used to describe a      situation where the author tells the story using the third person, but is      limited to a complete knowledge of one character in the story and tells us      only what that one character thinks….

 
First-person point   of view
 
Third-person   limited point of view
 
Dramatic point of   view
 
Objective point of   view
1.6 points
Question 17 

  1. The natural law of jurisprudence      (or whatever is, is right) was posited by

 
Rousseau
 
Kierkegaard
 
Hegel
 
Kant
1.6 points
Question 18 

  1. Old Misery’s lav survived even      though the house next door was destroyed by a bomb.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 19 

  1. A character that profits from      experience and undergoes a change or development is called.

 
stock character
 
foil character
 
dynamic character
 
hybrid character
1.6 points
Question 20 

  1. “”Wren built that house,      father says.” “The man who built St. Paul’s.” This      quotation appears in

 
“Greenleaf”
 
“The   Destructors”
 
“The   Rocking-Horse Winner”
 
“The   Lottery”
1.6 points
Question 21 

  1. Conflict is a clash of actions,      ideas, desires, or wills.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 22 

  1. Sir Christopher Wren designed many      structures in England in the early 1500s.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 23 

  1. Any force arranged against the      protagonist is the antagonist.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 24 

  1. _____ is an optimistic belief in      induction/deduction, i.e., a belief that particulars can be gathered to      formulate universals.

 
Determinism
 
Rationalism
 
Optimism
 
Surrealism
1.6 points
Question 25 

  1. Which of the      following authors writes a story (published in 1933) in which a house      whispers, “There must be more money!”?

 
Lawrence
 
White
 
O’Connor
 
Greene
1.6 points
Question 26 

  1. A “stock” character is      stereotypical.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 27 

  1. Poetic language in short story      analysis is the unusual use of rhyme occurring in the primary character’s      speeches.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 28 

  1. The antonym (word with opposite      meaning) for a round character is

 
flat character
 
foil character
 
dynamic character
 
hybrid character
1.6 points
Question 29 

  1. Psychological or internal conflict      is a type of conflict that describes

 
man against himself
 
man against society
 
dramatic conflict
 
conflict with   others
1.6 points
Question 30 

  1. Old Man Warner in the “The      Lottery” is a bigoted reactionary who has a contempt for youth.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 31 

  1. The “-er” suffix is used      to mean “one who does an action.”

True
False
1.6 points
Question 32 

  1. What is fantasy?

 
An everyday event
 
A story that has a   second meaning beneath the surface
 
A story that transcends   the bounds of known reality
 
A credible story
1.6 points
Question 33 

  1. In “The Rocking-Horse      Winner,” Bassett is

 
The gardener
 
Paul’s classmate
 
The name of the   winning horse
 
Paul’s uncle
1.6 points
Question 34 

  1. The use of repetition is a vital      signal because the author is drawing the reader’s attention to something      of significance.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 35 

  1. A Bank Holiday in Britain is a      four day holiday.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 36 

  1. The plot is both action and the      way the author arranges the action toward a specific end.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 37 

  1. Climax is when a character must      choose between two courses of action, both desirable.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 38 

  1. Plot is the sequence of incidents      or events through which an author constructs a story.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 39 

  1. Probability of action can be      presented via foreshadowing.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 40 

  1. Onomatopoeia, Cacophony, and Euphony      are examples of sound clues.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 41 

  1. “The Destructors” was      authored by

 
Flannery O’Connor
 
Shirley Jackson
 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
Graham Greene
1.6 points
Question 42 

  1. The mother in “The Rocking      Horse Winner” is truly lucky in many ways: she’s beautiful, married      for love, had bonny children, and “started with all the      advantages.”

True
False
1.6 points
Question 43 

  1. An example of verbal irony in      “The Rocking Horse Winner” is the opening statement that the      mother “had no luck.”

True
False
1.6 points
Question 44 

  1. The part of the plot that shows      how the conflict is settled is called

 
denouement
 
exposition
 
rising action
 
crisis
1.6 points
Question 45 

  1. “Quick! Bring the best robe and      put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring      the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. . .      .”

 
“The   Lottery”
 
“The Prodigal   Son”
 
“Young Goodman   Brown”
 
“The   Rocking-Horse Winner”
1.6 points
Question 46 

  1. Mr. Summers, Old Man Warner, Mr.      and Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hutchinson are characters in “The      Lottery.”

True
False
1.6 points
Question 47 

  1. D. H. Lawrence authored “The      Destructors.”

True
False
1.6 points
Question 48 

  1. The longest part of a short story,      or the part that develops the conflict(s) that will lead to the climax, is      termed

 
climax
 
complication
 
denouement
 
exposition
1.6 points
Question 49 

  1. A character’s point of view is      always reliable.

True
False
1.6 points
Question 50 

  1. “We’d be like worms, don’t      you see, in an apple. When we came out again there’d be nothing there, no      staircase, no panels, nothing but just walls…”

 
Mr. Greenleaf
 
Trevor
 
Mrs. May
 
Mr. Summers

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