Questions on the passage beautiful summer day

Question 1

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

 

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Question 6

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

True

False

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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

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Question 8

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

True

False

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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”

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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.

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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

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Question 12

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

True

False

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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

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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

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Question 15

  1. “Young Goodman Brown” was authored by

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Flannery O’Connor

 

Shirley Jackson

 

Graham Greene

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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

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Question 17

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

 

Rousseau

 

Kierkegaard

 

Hegel

 

Kant

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Question 18

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

True

False

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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

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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”

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Question 21

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

True

False

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Question 22

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

True

False

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Question 23

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

True

False

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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

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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

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Question 26

  1. A “stock” character is stereotypical.

True

False

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Question 27

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

True

False

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Question 28

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

 

flat character

 

foil character

 

dynamic character

 

hybrid character

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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

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Question 30

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

True

False

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Question 31

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

True

False

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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

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Question 33

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

 

The gardener

 

Paul’s classmate

 

The name of the winning horse

 

Paul’s uncle

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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

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Question 35

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

True

False

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Question 36

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

True

False

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Question 37

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

True

False

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Question 38

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

True

False

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Question 39

  1. Probability of action can be presented via foreshadowing.

True

False

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Question 40

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

True

False

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Question 41

  1. “The Destructors” was authored by

 

Flannery O’Connor

 

Shirley Jackson

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Graham Greene

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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

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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

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Question 44

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

 

denouement

 

exposition

 

rising action

 

crisis

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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. Lets have a feast and celebrate. . . .”

 

“The Lottery”

 

“The Prodigal Son”

 

“Young Goodman Brown”

 

“The Rocking-Horse Winner”

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Question 46

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

True

False

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Question 47

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

True

False

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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

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Question 49

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

True

False

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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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