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8th grade Literature Mid term Exam Review
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to chuckle gleefully
of bad omen
quick and skillful in action
not planed random
attracting attention; striking
science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes
inward looking; thoughtful
prove to be false by argument or evidence
to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together
large veins of the neck
to overcome with fear
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
Wearied, worn-out, dulled
lower in status order or rank
showing discomfort sorrow or pain
in a shy manner
the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
the time, place of the action includes all the details of the place and time:the year time of day and weather
point of view
perspective or vantage point from which the story is told
1st person point of view
The narrator is a character in the story ( I, me, my, we, our )
3rd person point of view
the narrator is outside of the story (use of 'he' 'she' 'they')
any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc. considered to be perfect or ideal
a society characterized by human misery as squalor oppression disease and overcrowding
sequence of events that make up a story
the beginning part of the story where the characters setting and main conflict are introduced
the story begins to develop conflicts a building of interests and suspense occurs
the turning point in the story where the main characters come face to face with the conflict and usually changes in some way
all the loose ends of the plot are tied up
the story comes to a reasonable ending
Why is the pilot released from the community?
he misread his navigational instructions and frightened the community
Why does Jonas decide "apprehensive" is a good word to describe his feelings?
he thinks it expresses more precisely how he feels
Which rule is most frequently brokken in Jonas's community?
children must not ride bicycles until they are nine
Why is Gabriel in danger of being released?
he is not growing fast enough and cannot sleep through the night
Why does the Cheif elder apologize to the audience at the ceremony of Twelve?
she has caused them anxiety about Jona's assignment
Where does the Giver get his wisdom?
from memoried trasmitted by the previous Reciver
What are some of the rules of Jonas's assignment?
you are permitted to lie
you are not permitted to apply for release
you are permitted to apply for a spouse
you are exempt from rules governing rudeness
What is the first memory Joas receives?
a ride on a sled through the falling snow
Why is Jonas not permitted to apply for release?
if Jonas left the community all the memories he had accumulated would enter the minds of the citizens and create chaos
How does Jonas help the new child Gabriel to sleep?
he transmits memories of peacful sails on a lake
Why does Jonas's parents refuse to tell him that they love him?
they think love is an obsolete word with no meaning
Why does Jonas interrupt his friends' game of good guys and bad guys?
he recongnizes that their game takes a casual attitude toward tragedy (war)
How does Jonas keep the search planes from finding him and Gabriel?
he transmits memories of cold so that the heat-seeking planes cannot locate them
What does Jonas see (or think he sees) as he nears the bottom of the hill on the sled?
colored lights in the windows of houses
In what country does the story take place?
(the dinner Party)
What does the colonel argue that women are lackin in compared to men?
What is the purpose of teh American scientist's counting game?
prevent anyone from provoking the snake
What part of the plot is in play in th following events:
~"With a small gesture she summons the native boy standing behind her chair. She whispers to him. The boy's eyes widen; he turns quickly and leaves the room. No one else sees this, nor the boy when he puts a bowl of milk on the veranda outside the glass doors"?
the rising action
What part of the plot is portrayed in the following passage: "Because it was lying across my foot"?
Why does the narrator kill the old man?
(tell tale heart)
because he couldn't stand to look at the old man's eye
Why does the narrator greet the old man so heartily every morning?
to reassure the old man
Where does the narrator dispose of the old man's body?
underneath the floor boards
The suspens that leads to the confession is expressed most shaply in what?
the ever-loudening sound of the heartbeat
Why does the narrator suddenly blurt out his confession?
because of his own guilt over the murder
How does Laurie's mother view him before he begins kindergarten?
as a sweet-voiced nursery-school tot
Why does Laurie say that all the children stay late when Charles has to stay after school?
Laurie is making an excuse for comming home late
How is Charles an institution in Laurie's family?
anyone who makes a mess or causes trouble is said to be acting like Charles
Laurie's mother is worried about the bad influence Charles may have on her son. Why is this humorous, once you know the suprise ending?
Laurie is the boy who is misbehaving
This story is written in what form?
(flowers for algernon)
What is Charlie's main problem?
he is mentally disadvantaged
What is the most obvious sign of Charlie's problem as shown in his writing?
How does Charlie first discover that the benefits of the operation will only be temporary?
from the behavior of Algernon
Throughout the story, how is the author able to convey the personalities of other characters?
through Charlie's reactions to them
How is the success of the operation most evident?
through Charlie's rapid improvement in spelling and grammar in the diary
"The Ninny" and "The Governess"
Who is the narrator?
Why does the employer play the trick on the governess?
to teach the governess a lesson on how to stand up for herself
What is the employer's motive for playing the trick?
to see if the governess is able to stand up for herself and correct the "mistakes" he made in the trick
How does teh man in the red sweater treat Buck?
with respect yet is crule to him, he hits Buck with the club everythim he jumps at him but gives Buck food and water
What job does Perrault have that he needs the best sled dogs for?
his job of delivering packages
When they finally fought to the death, what did Buck do to Spitz that meant certain death for Spitz?
Buck broke one of Spitz's legs causing him to lose the advantage he had
What is one positive result of Buck as leader?
He gets the dogs to cover more land and to turn better than before
At the end of chapter 5, the stament is made, "The bottom has dropped out of the trail." What does this mean?
This statement means that the bottom of the sled gave out causing all the dogs and people on it to fall through the ice on the trail
Why does Buck love John Thorton more than any of his other masters?
Because Thornton cares for him as if Buck was his own pet and not just a sled dog also because he saved Buck's life by guarding him from being hit by Hal
After what event did Buck completely change into a wild dog?
After the Yeehats raided Bucks camp and John Thornton died Buck completely changed into a wild dog
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