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English lit exam 4
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According to the lecture, what does the house described at the beginning of "A Rose for Emily represent?"
Miss Emily and the old south
What is the significance of who narrates Faulkners "A Rose for Emily?"
He represents the voice of the community
What evidence suggests that Miss Emily was sleeping with a corpse?
A hair on a pillow
What happens when Miss Emily's father dies?
she refuses to let them take the body away
What's the name of Miss Emily's boyfriend?
Who does Faulkner seem to be suggesting is responsible for Miss Emily's crime (other than Miss Emily)?
Who probably moved Miss Emily's body to the moldy bed downstairs?
What is "noblesse oblige" as described in "A Rose for Emily"?
The obligations of the upper class to the lower
In Ralph Ellison's "Battle Royal", what phrase uttered by accident in the speech by the main character sends the crowd into a hostile uproar?
Social equality mean to say "social responsibility"
What is the message in the speech given by Ellison's Invisible Man?
What does the Invisible Man want to get out of life?
To join the power structure
From what does the Invisible Man get the ideas in his speech?
Booker T. Washington
The deathbed advice that the Invisible Man's grandfather gives amounts to:
What is in the briefcase that the men at the smoker give the Invisible Man in "Battle Royal"?
What is written on the note in the briefcase in the Invisible Man's dream?
"Keep this N*gger boy running"
What is the message in the "bucket" image in the speech given by the Invisible Man?
Be satisfied with what you have
What does the Invisible Man grab off of the electrified carpet
According to the lecture, where is the Invisible Man as he is recalling the battle royal?
In a cellular full of light bulbs
Who else is humiliated along with the fighters and the Invisible Man in "Battle Royal"?
A white stripper
A Rose for Emily
How is Ellison's "Invisible Man" a Bildungsroman
He comes to realize he can never win
What is Gradualism?
changing things slowly rather than a fast uprising
What is the meaning of the quote "cast down your buckets where you are?"
Settle for what you have. Don't rock the boat.
How does Emily's insanity manifest itself?
She kills hers boyfriend and sleeps next to his body for 30 years
Why does Emily kill her boyfriend?
she doesn't want him to leave her
What does Emily's house represent?
Herself/ what she has become
Who is the narrator in "A Rose for Emily?"
a towns person
Where does "Big Two-Hearted River" take place?
Which implied in the story but never explicitly stated?
That Nick has come back from serving in WWI
What happened to the town of Seney, described at the beginning of Big Two-Hearted River?
it burned to the grown
What does the care with which Nick sets up camp probably symbolize?
Nick's desire for order
What happens to the second largest fish that bites on Nick's line?
It breaks the leader and gets away
What does Nick not like about the Swamp?
it would be a tragic spot for fishing
Nick notices that the grasshoppers have changed color, what color are they now?
What did Hemingway do during WWII?
Served as an Italian ambulance driver
How, at the beginning of the story, do the men of the town see Miss Emily?
as a fallen "monument"
Why is the character in Battle Royal an Invisible Man?
Why does the audience get mad when the Invisible Man says equality?
wants to change the structure
What analogy is used in the Invisible Man's speech?
a ship lost at sea
Endless envelopes represent?
he will never get there
What is a royal battle?
A fight in which ten blindfolded boxers hit each other as much as they can
What do the participants first see in the ballroom?
a naked white women
What happens to Homer?
He is run out of town
What does the Invisible Man try to do during the fight?
convince Tadlock he can never win
In Dutchman, Clay suggests that Lula's fascination with wire suggests she is.....
In the movie version of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, what is on the poster that keeps appearing on the wall of the subway train behind the actors?
a devil eating potato chips
What does Lula keep eating throughout the play Dutchman?
According to the lecture, what did Baraka say influenced the symbolism in Dutchman?
the story of Snow White
According to the lecture, Dutchman contains elements that could be considered?
What does Clay do to Lula before his rant towards the end of Dutchman after Lula calls him "Uncle Tom Big Lip"?
slaps her across the mouth
What do the other people on the train do after Lula stabs Clay?
help her move the body
In the very last scene of Dutchman, who is on the train other than Lula?
a young black man, and an old black conductor
What are we told at the beginning of the story is the only concern that the women of the town have for Emily?
to see the inside of her house
What does the character of Colonel Sartoris represent in Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"?
The younger generation
What happens to Miss Emily's man servant?
He disappears after the towns people come to her house
What are the 2 major themes from "A Rose for Emily?"
"noblesee oblige" and the inability to give or find love
In "Battle Royal" what doe the ship image represent?
It's a metaphor of gradualism, the people in the ship (blacks) need to be satisfied where they are. If they push too hard they will cause too much problems
In the Big Two-Hearted River what does the Swamp represent?
The big monsters in life
In Big Two-Hearted River what does the river symbolize?
life itself, your mind
In Big Two-Hearted River what does the fish represent?
the traumas in life (the crap in his head)
In Big Two-Hearted River why does he not touch the fish with his hands?
because if it does, it will grow fungus and die
Who is the only other person mentioned in the story of the Big Two-Hearted River?
Hobb (disappeared presumed dead)
How is Nick and the grasshoppers alike in BTHR?
The grasshoppers are adapting, the way Nick has too after going through horrible crap, by adapting, and changing instead of dwelling on the past.
What does Lula personify in the Dutchman?
Lula personifies oppression
What does Clay's name mean in The Dutchman?
He is molded easily. He changes a lot throughout the story.
What are the themes in Dutchman?
black nationalism, nation of Islam, anti-assimilation message
What does Elisa seem to envy most about the tinker's lifestyle?
His freedom to travel
When John Steinbeck writes that "fog and rain do not go together," this probably means which of the following?
Elisa will not get the rebirth/ renewal she wants
In Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums", what do the flowers themselves represent?
What is Elisa doing at the very end of "The Chrysanthemums"?
Crying like an old woman
Bathing, as in "The Chrysanthemums", is often symbolic of:
cleansing and renewal
What does Elisa do in TC that suggests an almost sexual attraction toward what the tinker represents?
she reaches toward his pants
In Walkers "Everyday Use", what does the mother call Dee's companion?
In Walker's "Everyday Use", why does Dee object to her sister having the quilts?
She would use them
According to lecture, what do the quilts seem to represent in Walker's "Everyday Use"?
According to lecture, who is possibly responsible for burning the house down in
What does Dee want from the butter churn?
In Everyday Use, what does Dee want to be called?
What compliment does Henry give Eliza in "The Chrysanthemums"?
He tells her she looks "strong enough to break a calf over your knee"
What is a social justice theme in "The Chrysanthemums"?
How does Eliza change after she bathes in "The Chrysanthemums"?
She becomes more feminine
What does the "pot lid" imagery that opens "The Chrysanthemums" probably symbolize?
Repression and confinement
What is it that Eliza wants in "The Chrysanthemums"?
Freedom and power
What does Eliza in "The Chrysanthemums" see at the side of the road near the end of the story that makes her realize what the tinker has done?
How does the man disarm/ charm Elysa?
He feigns interests in what she cares about the most, her garden
How does Eliza seem to feel about the tinker in, "The Chrysanthemums"?
She envies him and shes sexually attracted to him
What important image dominates the first paragraph in Walker's "Everyday Use"? What does it represent?
The front yard of the house, it re[resents being comfortable and happy with who you are. Be true to youself
in "Everyday Use" what household item does Dee make useless?
The first image of Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums" suggests?
What is a major theme from "Everyday Use"?
What family means and its importance
Who is the narrator from "Everyday Use?"
How do Dee and Maggie differ?
Dee is strong and confident
Maggie is shy
Who wrote The Things They Carried?
What do the letters symbolize in "The Things They Carried"?
What do "The Things They Carried" represent?
What does Kiow carry with him?
Bible, distrust of white man and hunting hatchet
How does Ted Lavender die?
He is shot in the head
What is the disturbing thing one of the soldiers carry's?
What is the major motivation to fight in "The Things They Carried"?
What is one thing you have to do to get out of the war in "The Things They Carried"?
What is the most important image in "The Things They Carried"?
Jimmy distancing himself
Why does he also list what the vc soldiers carry in "The Things They Carried"?
to draw parallel
In Everyday Use, where does the blue patch on the quilt come from?
civil war uniform
What kind of writer was Don Delillo?
What does Dee taking the churn symbolize?
her conversion to Islam, shes only decorating herself, not using it for its everyday purpose, for remembering family
Summary of Videotape
A 12 year old catches a serial killer murdering a passerby on video and the narrator watches it over and over again
"Every breath you take has two possible endings" meaning in "Videotape"?
Life or Death
"A note of cruel slapstick that you are willing to appreciate maybe the victims a chump, a dope, classically unlucky. He had it coming, in a way, like an innocent toll in a silent movie." "Videotape" refers to?
The lies that we tell ourselves that the violence was somehow meaningful, that it couldn't happen to us.
What does "humping" mean when they are carrying things mean in "The Things They Carried"?
They have a crushing burden
What was heavier than the physical burden of war in "The Things They Carried"?
The psychic burdens
"Carry infection, disease, the earth, and the sky means....." in "The Things They Carried"?
carrying the burden of life
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross
The lieutenant of Alpha Company. He blames himself when people die. For awhile he carried letters and a pebble in his mouth (from the beach) that were sent to him by Martha.
-treats Martha's letters like holy objects and daydreams of having a romantic relationship with her
-fantasizes and thinks about her virginity (purity, beauty)
Why are daydreams dangerous in war in "The Things They Carried"
Cross feels guilty because Ted Lavender died on his watch
Why does Kiowa talk constantly about the death in "The Things They Carried"
Can't reconcile what he saw to his belief in Christianity can't believe that Ted died without something special happening, no special transition
What is the major theme in "The Things They Carried"?
The purposelessness of the marching and fighting, crushing of self-doing things on auto-pilot because of the dullness of desire
What is the soldiers greatest fear in "The Things They Carried"?
Blushing. Afraid to show their fear.
What is Jimmy Cross bildungsroman man moment?
Realizes that Martha doesn't love him and never will, daydreams are very dangerous, and he has to straighten out and be a leader. Loses both his innocence and his ability to love.
According to the lecture, "The Things They Carried" is?
Who carried the bible in Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"?
Who wins the war in "The Things They Carried"?
What is Tim O'Briens biggest regret?
Not having the courage to say no to the draft
We have to become indifferent of violence because of the media- catharsis. Deadening aspect of technology. Distance us from the people involved. The media is taking over our lives.
Who tapes the event that occurs in Delillo's "Videotape"?
a 12 year old girl
In "The Things They Carried" what does Lieutenant carry?
a pebble, and a bundle of letters
One of the posters on the train in the movie "Dutchman" is an ad for what?
In "A Rose for Emily", Miss Emily teaches what after her father dies?
What color are the bridal decorations in Miss Emily's room?
In "Invisible Man" the narrator has a dream involving his grandfather. What does the grandfather refuse to laugh at?
In the Novel "The invisible Man." from which "Battle Royal" is an excerpt from, the narrator gets a job working where?
a paint factory
When asked whether or not he had Eve in mind when writing Lula, Amiri Baraka said he actually had who in mind?
What is it that Lieutenant Cross decides at the end of "The Things They Carried"? that he will dispense with because "it is not now a factor"?
In "Everyday Use" the mother likes something about Dee when she arrives, and this suggests that Walker isn't against people recovering their African heritage. What is it?
In "Videotape" who does the narrator keep pestering to watch the video with him?
In Delillo's "Videotape" what does the narrator of the story have in common with the character Kiowa from O'Brien "The Things they Carried"?
both are fascinated with sudden deaths
According to the lecture, what possibly is Lula's mentioning her gray hair in the Dutchman suppose to suggest about her?
she is not an individual but a representation of society at large
According to the lecture Dutchman's setting is suppose to suggest what?
Who is the narrator in "What you pawn I will redeem"?
What was Jackson's weakness in "What you pawn I will redeem"?
In "What you pawn I will redeem," what is Jackson trying to get back?
his grandmothers regalia
Who gives Jackson money in "what you pawn I will redeem?"
Who is Jackson inlove with in what you pawn I will redeem?"
Where are most of the homeless Indians from in "what you pawn I will redeem?"
What is Jackson's nickname in "what you pawn I will redeem?"
When did Jackson regain his meaning in life in "what you pawn I will redeem?"
when he got the regalia back from the pawnbroker and everyone on the street was staring at him
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