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The Birds

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The government planes that shoot the birds are..
unsuccessful and crash into the sea.
Which of the following statements best explains Jim's reaction to he birds?
He is not interested.
What is the weather like during the autumn before the attack, and what does it signify?
The mild autumn signifies that nature can turn dangerous unexpectedly.
Nat is the only person who takes adequate precautions against the birds because..
he has been through a war and knows the danger of not being prepared.
The lack of smoke from neighbors' chimneys suggests that the neighbors..
will be found dead.
When the BBC radio announcements fail to come over the air, what could you conclude has happened in the cities and towns?
The birds have attacked the cities, causing vast destruction and turmoil.
Which eveidence best supports the prediction that Nat & his family could survive the attack by the birds?
Nat deals with each crisis and continues to make plans and strategies.
At the beginning of the story, references to the birds being restless & agitated foreshadow the birds..
frenzy to attack.
The cold, black ground early in the story foreshadows..
the deaths of characters.
personality or temperament
disposition
calm; uncontrolled
placid
fearful
apprehensive
too bright
garish
described in detail;narrated
recounted
gloomy
sullen
stealthily as if to avoid being seen or heard
furtively
extremely important; urgent
imperative
irritable and disconnected
fretful
skillful in a quick sure and easy way
deft
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later
foreshadowing
a kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
personification