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English 10 A MIDTERM REVIEW
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What is Della afraid of as Jim returns home in "The Gift of the Magi"?
She is afraid that he will think her appearance is unrespectable.
How does Della get the money to buy a gift for Jim in "The Gift of the Magi"?
She sells something important to her.
In "The Necklace," how much money does Mathilde say she needs for a nice dress?
The same amount that her husband has been saving to buy a gun and take a hunting trip with friends.
In "The Necklace," what is Madame Forestier's response when Mathilde returns the "old" necklace after the party?
Madame Forestier complains that Mathilde should have returned the necklace sooner.
What is the setting of Saki's "The Open Window"?
An October afternoon in the English countryside
How much time passed between the action in "The Cask of Amontillado" and the telling of the story by the narrator?
How does Vera, the niece, explain Framton Nuttel's quick exit at the end of the story "The Open Window"?
She says that Nuttel was frightened by the dog.
What is the setting of the last scene of the story "The Most Dangerous Game"?
How does Rainsford arrive at Zaroff's island in "The Most Dangerous Game"?
Rainsford swims to the island after falling overboard.
What advice does Zaroff give Rainsford before the hunt in "The Most Dangerous Game"?
Zaroff gives Rainsford advice about where Rainsford should not to go on the island.
Identify the type of characterization used in this passage from "The Gift of the Magi."
"'Give it to me quick,' said Della."
Words and actions
Complete the following sentence: Paris in the 19th century is the _______________ of "The Necklace."
Who is the protagonist in "The Necklace"?
What is third-person objective point-of-view?
The narrator of a story tells what is happening in the story but does not include any of the characters' private thoughts or feelings.
In "The Gift of the Magi," how is the theme of sacrifice is best illustrated?
Jim sells his watch and Della cuts her hair.
In the following passage from "The Most Dangerous," what type of characterization is being used to describe Zaroff (the Cossack)? "'Oh, you can trust me,' said the Cossack. 'I will give you my word as a gentleman and a sportsman.'"
Words and actions
In the following passage from "The Interlopers," what type of characterization is being used?
"The two enemies stood facing one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand..."
The plot structure of a story occurs in which order?
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement.
What type of conflict does a character face when she must decide if she will follow her dream to become a rock star or go to her favorite college and then work in her favorite city?
an internal conflict of good vs. good
By establishing the initial conflict and letting the reader know of the place in which the action in a story takes place, an author is developing which part of the plot structure?
By ending "The Most Dangerous Game" with the following sentence, its author is developing which part of the plot structure?
"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."
Which of the following literary elements in evident in the use of strong words, such as those used by Poe in "The Cask of Amontillado" to describe the catacombs?
language in order to create mood.
'You'll find this game worth playing,' the general said enthusiastically. 'Your brain against mine. Your woodcraft against mine. Your strength and stamina against mine. Outdoor chess! And the stake is not without value, eh?'"
"He flattened himself down on the limb and, through a screen of leaves almost as thick as tapestry, he watched..."
"The general's left eyelid fluttered down in a wink. 'This island is called Ship Trap,' he answered. 'Sometimes an angry god of the high seas sends them to me. Sometimes, when Providence is not so kind, I help Providence a bit. Come to the window with me.'"
"The general chuckled. 'They indicate a channel,' he said, 'where there's none; giant rocks with razor edges crouch like a sea monster with wide-open jaws. They can crush a ship as easily as I crush this nut.'"
Simile and personification
Who is the antagonist in "The Most Dangerous Game"?
"OFF THERE to the right--somewhere--is a large island," said Whitney." It's rather a mystery--"
figurative language in order to create suspense.
"An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake and sleep did not visit Rainsford, although the silence of a dead world was on the jungle."
Personification and simile
What is the setting of "The Most Dangerous Game"?
an island in the Caribbean
the inner struggle a character faces when he has go make a decision -there are 3 types.
character vs. character
two characters in the story are against each other
character vs. society
a character is at odds with whatever larger group he is a part of.
character vs. fate
a character can't escape what seems to be out of her control, such as destiny or a supernatural power.
character vs. nature
a character is in contact with the weather or other natural force.
the struggle between two opposing forces.
the time and geographic location in which a story takes place
the part of the plot that is the beginning of a story, where the characters and setting are revealed.
the part of the plot in which the events of the story become complicated and the conflict is revealed.
the part of the plot which reveals the final outcome where the events of the climax are untangled.
Identify the relative pronoun in the sentence below as restrictive or non-restrictive.
Jim could not believe that Della had sold the long hair that he had grown accustomed to.
Identify the relative pronoun in the passage:
"Grand as the watch was, he often would not let anyone see him checking the time because of the piece of old leather that he used in place of a chain."
Identify the antecedent: "The Magi, as you know, were wise men — wonderfully wise men — who brought gifts to the Baby Jesus."
If Mr. Nuttel had not suffered from nerve problems, __________________.
he most likely would not have been in the countryside.
Fortunato most likely would have lived if ______________.
he had been nicer to Montresor.
If a tree had not fallen on both Georg and Ulrich, _____________________.
Georg most likely would have killed Ulrich.
Identify the result in the following conditional statement: Were Fortunato to invite me for a drink of Amontillado, I would not be fooled into going with him.
I would not be fooled into going with him
Which of the following questions uses the correct form in talking about Zaroff?
Should Zaroff have offer to help the sailors or to hunt them?
Which of the following questions uses the correct form in talking about the hunted?
Must the hunted participate in Zaroff's game?
Which of the following sentences expresses a habit that was usually done in the past?
Zaroff would invite guests to enjoy a glass of wine.
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