English 203 Midterm
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In A&P, who does the narrator call "the sheep"
the other shoppers
What is the problem with the group of girls shopping at the A&P?
they're wearing bathing suits
In line with Updike's approach to Sammy's view of the world, Sammy describes the customer standing at the register when the girls walk in as what?
Lawrence Dessner in his essay describes Sammy as "morally ambitious teen-age hero" who is outrageously
In A&P, at the end of the story, Sammy learns what?
he is foolish
After the girls checkout, what does Sammy say?
In "A&P," who's waiting for Sammy in the parking lot when he walks out the store?
None of the above
According to the critical response essay about "A&P," throughout the story, Sammy underrates the world's dangers, but at the story's end, he overrates them right as we expect him to do otherwise. The author of this essay describes this surprising reaction as the story's major source of
In "Irony and Innocence in John Updike's 'A &P,'" the author explains that Sammy "underrates the range and reach" of the terrors of what?
the adult world
What is one major difference between Sammy and Stokesie?
Stokesie is married
In "A Rose for Emily," what does Miss Emily buy from the druggist?
In "A Rose for Emily," what do they find on the pillow beside the decomposed body of Homer Baron?
a strand of gray hair
In "A Rose for Emily," what is the nature of the complaints Judge Stevens receives about Miss Emily?
there is a horrible smell coming out of her place
In "Sonny's Blues," There is a letter in the story.
In "Sonny's Blues," where does Sonny take his brother?
Sonny takes him to a nightclub where he will be playing.
In "Sonny's Blues," where is the story set?
The critical essay about Sonny's Blues explains that the short story uses this story as a foundation
parable of the Prodigal son
The critical essay explains the significance of the "cup of trembling" detail in the story. "Like the sinners in the book of Isaiah, Sonny has sinned," the essay explains, but like these sinners, Sonny is now what?
In the story about Sonny and his brother, this form of art and cultural expression functions as the source of brotherly communion and comprehension.
Who narrates "A Rose from Emily"?
an unnamed person in the town
In "Jilting of Granny Weatherall," what does Granny have in the attic that she wants to take care of before her end?
none of the above
In "Jilting of Granny Weatherall," what is the doctor's attitude toward Granny?
he is patronizing
In "Jilting of Granny Weatherall," what problem in her life did Granny remember at her deathbed?
that she was jilted by George
In "Jilting of Granny Weatherall," what was the last thing Granny did?
blew out the light
In "Jilting of Granny Weatherall," who was missing from Granny's bedside that she had wanted to see?
In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," some of the story is told in the same manner thoughts come to the narrator's head. These parts progress in a point of view best described as
stream of consciousness
According to the essay "Granny Weatherall's Dying Moment," the third bridegroom that Granny Weatherall faces at the end of the story is ___________.
Granny Weatherall blows out the light at the end of the story. According to the essay "Granny Weatherall's Dying Moment,"the narrator explains the point of light was ___________.
The essay "Granny Weatherall's Dying Moment" argues that an important metaphor exists when shortly before her death, Granny hears her daughter's voice and imagines the sound of it is like the rough motion of a ______________.
"Granny Weatherall's Dying Moment" explains that it is ironic that this figure is present not only when Granny is jilted by George, but also at the end of the story when "Christ himself jilts the expectant old woman at her death" (Estes 437).
In "Miss Brill," at the end of the story, what does the girl make fun of?
In "Miss Brill," what does Miss Brill do at the end of the story?
she puts her fur back in its box
In "Miss Brill," who sits near Miss Brill this Sunday afternoon?
a young couple in love and two old people who do not speak
In "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," how did Victor's father die?
he had a heart attack
In "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," how did Thomas save Victor's life when they were young
Thomas pulled Victor's foot out of an underground wasp nest.
In "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," the story mentions several times that no one wants to be around Thomas because
he tells stories
In "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," what does the tribal council give Victor for his trip?
one hundred dollars
In "Happy Endings," how do the characters first meet?
the story does not say
In "Happy Endings," what is always more fun than endings, according to the author?
In "Happy Endings," what is strange about the story?
the story offers various plotlines
According to Amy Tan in "Life Is Larger Than We Think," where is the best place to start a story?
In "A Pair of Tickets," according to June May's father, what are the possible translations of Suyuan's name?
Long-Cherished Wish and Long-Held Grudge
In "A Pair of Tickets," how does June May win over her shy young cousin Lili?
she takes her photograph with a polaroid camera
In "A Pair of Tickets," June May's eventual meeting with her sisters could best be described as
loving, and characterized by an immediate sense of recognition between the sisters
In "A Pair of Tickets," when June May and her father check into their hotel in Guangzhou, she is surprised by?
Chapter 4 explains historical setting as
historical setting is the time period in which a story takes place
Chapter 4 explains In Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," the survivors of a shipwreck are adrift in a small boat. This boat is an example of what type of setting?
the boat is an example of physical setting
In "Making Characters Come Alive," the author suggests we approach character through what?
In "Sweat," how does Sykes scare Delia the first time?
he makes a bullwhip look like a snake
The author of "Making Characters Come Alive" subdivides the overarching theme of identification. Her focus is the subdivision of
alienation and derived identity
In "Tell-Tale Heart," since the narrator seems to be plagued by mental instability, he appears to be a perfect example of an
In "Tell-Tale Heart," the elements of the story contain an
and unreliable narrator
In the story, Stella-Rondo...
all of the above
In "Where Are You Going..." on what day of the week does the strange car arrive at Connie's house?
In "Where Are You Going..." what do their parents think Connie and her friend do?
going to the movies
In "Cathedral," as Robert comes to "see," the narrator becomes more confident only as
he closes his own eyes
In "Cathedral, much of the story's power rests in the narrator's direct observation of events and honest depiction of himself and others in a point of view best described as
In "Young Goodman Brown," along the way, young goodman Brown and the devil meet which three people?
In "Greasy Lake," Greasy Lake, as a setting,
b & c= matches the dirtiness of the story and was once a nice place now turned putrid