← praxis 0041 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Abstract noun
- Death of a salesman
- THeir eyes were watching God
- a (Arthur Miller, 1949). This play questions American values of success. Willy Loman is a failed salesman whose firm fires him after 34 years. Despite his own failures, he desperately wants his sons Biff and Happy to succeed. Told in a series of flashbacks, the story points to Biff's moment of hopelessness, when the former high school star catches his father Willy cheating on his mother, Linda. Eventually, Willy can no longer live with his perceived shortcomings, and commits suicide in an attempt to leave Biff with insurance money.
- b after two marriages to oppressive men, a woman (Janie Crawford) finds temporary happiness with a husband twelve years her junior; themes: the illusion of power, non-necessity of relationships, folkloric quality of religion
- c Shakespear, Marlowe- Dr. FAustus, Spenser's - The Faerie Queen
- d verb form ending in (ing or ed) operates as an adjective (barking dog, painted fence)
- e an idea condition or feeling (justice, freedom)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a contradictory statement that makes sense -- man learns form history that man learns nothing from history
- THe Pigman
- a mournful poem -- robert luis stevens's "requiem" and Tennyson's "IN Memoriam"
- Our TOwn
- the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
5 True/False Questions
infinitive phrase → made up og "TO" and the base form of a verb (to order, to abandon)
jargon → specialized words (doctors words)
the hobbit → jrr tolkien
heroic couplet → a stanza made up of two rhyming lines
the crucible → (Arthur Miller, 1953). Miller chose the 1692 Salem witch trials as his setting, but the work is really an allegorical protest against the McCarthy anti-Communist "witch-hunts" of the early 1950s. In the story, Elizabeth Proctor fires servant Abigail Williams after she finds out Abigail had an affair with her husband. In response, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft. She stands trial and is acquitted, but then another girl accuses her husband, John, and as he refuses to turn in others, he is killed, along with the old comic figure, Giles Corey. Also notable: Judge Hathorne is a direct ancestor of the author Nathaniel Hawthorne.