6th Literature Third Nine Weeks
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What is one aspect of Greek and Roman myths?
they often try to explain the forces of nature and the universe
What do the gods and goddesses in Greek and Roman myths become involved with?
humans as well as gods
True or False?
Folk tales can be found in every culture
Many stories contain a moral, or a -
lesson about the right way to behave
When the story begins, how is Orpheus's music described?
it enhances nature so that the rocks and trees listen
When Orpheus tries to get Eurydice back from the dead, he -
sings a song that enchants everyone in the underworld
What causes Orpheus to lose Eurydice a second time?
How does the legend of Orpheus end?
Orpheus is killed and reunited with Eurydice in the underworld
Throughout the myth, what causes Orpheus to create his most beautiful music?
He expresses his deep sadness through his music
Cerberus is a three-headed -
To reach the underworld, what is necessary?
to be carried across the River Styx by Charon
True or false:
The underworld has places for the happy dead and for those being punished forever
What does the description of the underworld in this myth tell you about how the ancient Greeks viewed death?
they say life as better than death since most of the images of the underworld are unhappy ones
A summary of "Orpheus" should include what?
a description of only the most important characters and events
What is the main purpose of a summary?
help you to remember key characters and events in a story
Why is King Minos angry at Daedalus?
Theseus escaped the maze that Daedalus designed
Where are Daedalus and Icarus when they make the wings?
on an island
Of what are the wings made?
feathers and wax
What important advice doea Daedalus give Icarus before their flight?
fly at a moderate height
Why is Daedalus unable to save his own son?
Daedalus is too heavy to follow his son up so high
What is the name of one of the islands Daedalus and Icarus fly above?
Daedalus tries to get passage for himself and his son on ships traveling from -
According to the story, Daedalus named the land he carried his son to -
"The Flight of Icarus" is a myth from the land of -
What is the moral of "The Flight of Icarus?"
Listen to your elders
What are morals?
lessona about the way people behave
What generalization applies to "The Flight of Icarus?"
many myths contain lessons about values
When you make a generalization about a story like "The Flight of Icarus," you-
make a broad statement based on evidence
"Merlin and the Dragons" is a -
story within a story
What does Emrys see that shakes the earth and causes Vortigern's tower to fall?
the breath of dragons sleeping beneath the tower
What happens when the dragons are released?
they fight and the white dragon kills the red dragon
What does the battle of the dragons foreshadow?
Vortigern's defeat by Uther Pendragon
What is the quest in "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady"?
King Arthur and Sir Gawain must find an answer to the riddle
The loathly lady will reveal what women desire most on the condition that -
King Arthur grants her Sir Gawain as her husband
What is the answer to the riddle "What do women desire most"?
they want to have sovereignty over men
What does Gawain do to completely break the spell that makes Dame Ragnell loathsome?
he gives her sovereignty over him
Which characteristic of a hero is shared by the main characters in both the frame story and the story within a story in "Merlin and the Dragons"?
they are boys that do not know their fathers
True or false?
Vortigern is the father of Sir Gromer
Which theme from "Merlin and the Dragons" is also preent in "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady"?
a king should forgive his enemies
What qualities make Sir Gawain the best knight in England?
his loyalty to King Arthur
What do "Merlin and the Dragons" and "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady" have in common?
they are both stories of King Arthur
What is different about Arthur in the two stories?
his age and his sense of himself as king
marked by ill fortune
unable to be comforted; brokenhearted
inborn pattern of behavior
with wild excitement
clever; good at inventing
keeping within proper limits
something heavy that has to be carried
code that governs knightly behavior
cruel; without pity
What does Julia notice when her family first arrives in New York City?
no one pronounces her family's names correctly
What names are Julia called in school?
Judith, Juliet, Jules
Which member of Julia's family has the easiest time with her name in America?
Her sister Ana
Why are names so important to Julia?
She doesn't want anyone to know she is from another country
The writer chooses the title "Names/Nombres" to-
emphasize the importance of adapting to a new culture while keeping your heritage
What type of writing does "Names/Nombres" contain?
mainly subjective writing
Is this an example of subjective or objective point of view?
Telling readers that Julia and her sister were born in America
What is the most accurate statement about "Names/Nombres"?
the author shares many opinions and feelings about her family
Which of the following details is most directly related to the main idea of the story?
The author was Hoo-lee-tah at home and Judy at school
"Names/Nombres" main idea is best stated as-
Julia's life is influenced by two cultures
What is often true about finding the main idea in an essay?
it is often implied but not stated by the writer
By the end of the reign of Elizabeth I, England -
had become a major world power
As a child, Elizabeth I can best be described as -
intelligent and determined
The order of succession was -
Edward, Mary, Elizabeth
In the time of Elizabeth I, the nobility and royalty married for what reasons?
to provide heirs, strengthen a family's power, and create an alliance with enemies
What quality best describes the character of Elizabeth I?
You can tell that "Elizabeth I" is a biography because -
someone else is writing about Elizabeth
s this statement subjective or objective?What can you infer about how Milton Meltzer feels about Queen Elizabeth I?
he admires her
Is the statemjent subjective or objective?
"Elizabeth I came to the throne of England in 1558 at the age of 21"
"Elizabeth I" can be organized as a story that is-
a mix of objective facts and subjective opinions
Which statement summarizes why Elizabeth I was an effective monarch?
Elizabeth I was skilled at state matters and comfortable wielding power
Which quote from Elizabeth could be paraphrased as "I am above the law"?
"Exempt from human jurisdiction and subject only to the judgement of God"
How did Nelson Mandella try to serv his people?
he joined with others to work for an end to apartheid
What transformation was Mandella hoping for?
an end to apartheid in South Africa
According to Mandella, what are the twin obligations every man has?
his family and country
At what point in his life did Mandella become aware that his freedoms were limited?
when he became a young man
At the end of the text, what does Mandella write that he plans to do?
continue his long walk to freedom
What makes A Long Walk to Freedom an autobiography?
it is a true story of a person's life, written by that person
Mandella writes that his commitment to the people of South Africa was -
at the expense of the people he knew best and loved most
Which statement shows that joining the African National Congress was a turning point in Mandella's life?
"...that is when the hunger for my own freedom became the greater hunger for the freedom of my people."
Fact or opinion?
Mandella was released from prison after many years
Fact or opinion?
people can be taught love
What does Mandella believe he has achieved for South Africans so far?
they have achieved freedom to be free; the right not to be oppressed
traditions that are passed along
common culture or nationality
sole and absolute ruler
pact between nations, families, or individuals that shows a common cause
convinced of one's own importance
exclusive control of a market
duties to carry out
prevented; made difficult
very strong; serious
Which is true of the speaker in "I'm Nobody"?
she is happy to be a Nobody
In "I'm Nopbody," the speaker hopes the reader-
will keep her company as a Nobody
"I'm Nobody" is about-
questioning the value of fame
In "I Like to See It Lap the Miles," a train is traveling -
through the countryside
What is true of the speaker in "I Like to See It Lap the Miles"?
she is watching the train from a distance
Reading "I Like to See It Lap the Miles" can help you-
view a train in a different way
Simile or metaphor?
the waves crash like a shattered glass
Simile or metaphor?
the wind was a howling wolf
In "I'm Nobody," the speaker uses a figure of speech to compare being Somebody to-
croaking your name like a frog
Which is a metaphoe "I'm Nobody" uses to describe the people who look up to a Somebody?
How is an extended metaphor different from other figures of speech?
makes many comparisons between two things
Why question the text when reading poetry?
anticipate questions the teacher may ask
Who wears a French hat and a bunch of lace?
What is repeated in "Father William"?
"You are old"/"In my youth"
Why does Father William get frustrated?
his son asks too many questions
like toWhy does Sarah not take the garbage out?
Which is true of an exaggeration in a poem?
it makes something more or less than it really is
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