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In "Young Goodman Brown" the twisted cane that becomes a snake is symbolic of
the devil and evil
Goodman Brown's wife is named
"Young Goodman Brown" is set in
17th century Salem
Young Goodman on his journey encountered all but
forest animals dancing while the devil played a harp
"Young Goodman Brown" is set among
Goodman Brown thinks he witnesses his wife
participating in a Black Mass
Goodman Brown leaves his young wife of three months for a night to
to be inducted into an evil brotherhood.
In "Young Goodman Brown" even members of the clergy go to the meeting in the forest.
After the night in the forest, Goodman Brown is sure he saw his wife as she prepared to be baptized into the "mystery of sin"
After the death of Goodman Brown, his family carved a nice, positive verse on his tomb.
A theme for "Young Goodman Brown" could be
all the other three
evil can infect people who seem upright
overemphasis on sin can foster suspicion and mistrust
one man virtue is another man's fault
Nathaniel Hawthorne is the author of The Scarlet Letter
In "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls" the author seems to be saying that man is mortal, but nature is eternal.
In Longfellow's "The Skeleton in Armor" the speaker is
an old Viking
What does NOT describe the speaker in Longfellow's "A Skeleton in Armor"?
a gentle man who like to read.
In Longfellow's "The Skeleton in Armor" the speaker falls in love with Hildebrand's daughter,
he steals her and runs away one night.
In Longfellow's "Skeleton In Armor", when the speaker lost his love, he
fell upon his spear and died.
Which answer is NOT true about Nathaniel Hawthorne?
He gave witness that helped convict several Puritans for adultery.
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow were good friends
Longfellow's poem "A Psalm of Life" is generally considered dark and pessimistic
Why were the group of poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier, and James Russell Lowell called "The Fireside Poets?"
Their poetry was mainly family entertainment read by the fireside
Which of the following statements is not true of the Fireside Poets?
The poets did not enjoy much success during their lifetimes
The most famous of the Fireside Poets and one of America's most famous of all time is
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The real name of "Old Ironsides" is
The Fireside poet who was a scientist and a physician
Oliver Wendell Holmes
hat does "Laus Deo" by John Greenleaf Whittier give praise to God for?
the abolition of slavery
Two Fireside Poets who were ardent abolitionists are
Lowell and Whittier
Hiawatha's wife is named Minehaha, also called
In "Telling the Bees" the speaker is
a young man
What is learned at the end of "Telling the Bees?"
the young lover has died
"Telling the Bees" is based on
a folk custom concerning death
In "Paul Revere's Ride" how many lights did Paul Revere see in the North Church tower
In "Paul Revere's Ride" why did the Somerset look bigger than it really was?
Its reflection in the water magnified its size
"In Paul Revere's Ride" what does the friend see from the top of the church tower?
a bridge of boats and Paul Revere waiting and watching for a signal
The tone of "The First Snowfall" can be described as
sadness mingled with hope
It is evident that the speaker in "The First Snow
loves both of his daughters
Which of the following is the best statement about the theme of "The First Snowfall?"
natural events such as snow can remind one of sorrowful events but can also help one heal
In "The First Snow" of what does the first snowfall make the speaker think?
his daughter's death
In "The Chambered Nautilus" what message can be taken from the shell?
strive to live in a way that makes tomorrow better than today
In "The Chambered Nautilus" what does the speaker imagine when he studies the shell
places where the nautilus has lived
In the poem "The Chambered Nautilus," what is it about the chambered nautilus that makes it appropriate for the message expressed?
the clearly defined chambers mark the progress of the animal's growth
In "The Chambered Nautilus" how does Holmes compare the growth of the nautilus to the development of a human?
People's souls should outgrow their constraints and expand until completely free
Who was Hiawatha's mother?
Who was Hiawatha's father?
Who raised Hiawatha
his grandmother Nokomis
How fast could Hiawatha run?
Hiawatha could run faster than an arrow leaving a bow. The poem stated that the arrow shot as he ran would fall behind him.
How strong were Hiawatha's arms?
The poem speaks of Hiawatha's arms bearing such strength that he could shoot ten arrows upward into the sky and as the tenth one left the bow, the first had failed to return to the earth yet.
What do Hiawatha's magic mittens and moccasins do?
Hiawatha's magic mittens, made of deer skin, when worn, allowed him the ability to smite the rocks and grind them to powder.
Hiawatha's moccasins, made of deer skin, allowed him the ability to cover a mile with each stride.
Why does Hiawatha make a journey to the west?
Megissogwon, the Magician, was responsible for his fathers death. He journeys to avenge his father.
How did Hiawatha meet Minehaha?
When traveling to the land of the Dacotahs, in hopes to marry and create a stronger union between the historically fueding tribes, Hiawatha sees the daughter sitting next to her father as he enters the village and is accepted. The arrowmaker-
Walt Whitman's book which he twice published himself interprets American democratic ideals is named
Leaves of Grass
During his lifetime Walt Whitman worked in all of the following professions except
What is the poetic form of Walt Whitman's poetry
Which of the following statements about Emily Dickinson is not true
She enjoyed success as a poet during her lifetime
Which of the following poems written by Emily Dickinson expresses a longing for old passions?
"Wild, wild nights
Which statement is not true of Emily Dickinson's poetry
The first person narrator reflects her personal experiences and feelings
Why did Walt Whitman leave the lecture in "When I heard the learned astronomer?"
The scientific explanations of nature do not explain its power
"Beat, beat drums" by Walt Whitman conveys
The disruptive nature of war preparations
"If you were coming in the fall" is not about
In Dickinson's poem "Some keep the Sabbath, the Bobolink represents
a church choir
In Dickinson's "Some keep the Sabbath, the orchard represents
Walt Whitman had experience with the military because
He traveled with the Union army as a nurse
Emily Dickinson had fewer than _____ poems published during her lifetime
The main idea expressed in Dickinson's "I'm nobody; who are you?" is
She likes being a nobody
She feels isolated outside the public sphere
Being "somebody" is not attractive to her
All of the above
The imagery contained in Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death" pertains to
In Walt Whitman's "The Dalliance of Eagle" what is being described?
the courtship of two eagles
Whitman tells about sitting by a young dead soldier all night in
In Dickinson's poem "I never saw a moor, she expresses the idea that
She can know God is real without seeing Him
In Dickinson's "There is no frigate like a book" the imagery used is related to
Dickinson's poem "The soul selects its own society uses imagery pertaining to
The author of Billy Budd is also the author of
On which ship was Billy Budd at the beginning of the story
Billy Budd is from what country?
Why is Billy's past mysterious?
He was left in a basket on a doorstep as an infant
At the beginning of the story Billy Budd is a seaman on what ship
The age of Billy Budd during the story is?
How many men are on the Bellipotent?
You are going to take away ___?" says Captain Graveling to the lieutenant
What is Billy's handicap?
What does it mean that Billy Budd was "impressed on the narrow seas?"
He was taken from a merchant ship to a naval vessel
What kind of ship is the HMS Bellipotent
a naval warship
How did Billy Budd's presence affect the crew of The Rights of Man?
He was liked by all the crew
Billy Budd's work assignment on the Bellipotent was
Which of the following statements is not true of Billy Budd
He was unattractive
Where was the Bellipotent headed?
The nickname of the captain of the Bellipotent is
Captain Vere was known to be absorbed in
The position of John Claggart on the Bellipotent is
Claggart's background is
Nothing is known of his background
What is Dansker's main physical characteristic
Billy Budd's nickname is
What is another name for "Board-Her-in-the-Smoke
What is the essence of Billy Budd's problem on the Bellipotent?
Claggart doesn't like him
The crew member who is the tattletale on the Bellipotent is
Squeak the corporal
Why does Claggart not like Billy?
Because of Billy's significant personal beauty
A vaguely known crew member approaches Billy Budd in the dark to attempt to recruit him for?
Claggart accuses Billy Budd of committing what crime?
In reaction to Claggart's accusation, Billy Budd
punches Claggart in the head
Captain Vere responds to Billy Budd's actions by
calling a drumhead court
The charge against Billy Budd is
Billy Budd's sentence by the court is
death by hanging
Billy Budd's reaction to the sentence is
Who is Billy's visitor on the eve of the carrying out of the sentence
Billy Budd is hung at
How did Captain Vere later die
from battle wounds
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