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Challenging Tradition Test Review
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Nathaniel Hawthorne is the ancestor to whom? (YGM)
William Hathorne (grandfather), a judge in the Salem witch trials
The Puritans believed that the church should involve what?
In his writing, Nathaniel Hawthorne mostly deals with subject(s)? (YGM)
In "Young Goodman Brown," as the young man starts out on his journey at sunset, his wife Faith has pink ribbons fluttering from her cap. Allegorically, Faith's pink ribbons represent what?
A beacon for him to follow/innocence
Young Goodman Brown's journey through the woods is a figurative journey toward what?
Goodman Brown and the fellow-traveler "might have been taken for father and son." What is the allegorical meaning of this resemblance?
The author's ancestry as well as Goodman Brown's grandfather
When the traveler offers the staff to Brown, he is _____ Brown to accept ____ .
The significance of Goody Cloyse's role in the community is an allegorical representation of what? (YGM)
What is Goodman Brown's last hope at the end of the story?
To get back to his wife.
After his night in the forest, how has Goodman Brown changed?
He sees all the hypocrisy in his church and community
Why is the ending of the story ambiguous? (YGM)
He questions everyone in his community based on what he saw in the woods
At first, Nora appears to be what (consider character traits/adjectives)?
Dependent on her husband and maid/stupid
Torvald tells Nora that mothers who lie poison their children. His statement is an example of which device?
Dramatic irony because she lies
What are Torvald's nicknames for Nora used to suggest?
That she is small and frail (like a bird)
Which type of relationship most accurately describes how Torvald treats Nora?
Like she is a kid or a doll/trophy wife
The way Torvald treats Nora is mirrored in which other relationships?
Nora also treats the kids like dolls
When Torvald reveals to Nora the reasons that he cannot change his mind about firing Krogstad, it is apparent that Torvald is what (character traits/adjectives)?
He is petty and arrogant
Christine insists that Krogstad should not try to retrieve his letter to Helmer because the author wishes to suggest what?
Christine is conspiring against them/ the truth will get out eventually, it's best to tell it straight on
Before Krogstad's letter is delivered to Torvald, Torvald tells Nora, "Do you know, Nora, I have often wished that you might be threatened by some great danger, so that I might risk my life's blood, and everything, for your sake." Which type of literary element is used in this example?
Dramatic irony because she saved him
What are the "miracles" Nora references ?
Torvald taking responsibilities upon himself and also actually loving her
The "great wrong" that has been enacted against Nora is what?
Her dad and husband treating her like a doll
At the end of the play, Norra changes out of her tarantella dancing clothes while Helmer discusses how relieved he feels that he is "saved." When she comes out of her room, Torvald asks her if she changed and Nora's reply, "Yes, Torvald, I've changed" (160) is an example of which literary element?
Verbal irony because she has changed out of her clothes and also changed her mind
For which reason did Nora "change" her mind?
She realized that Torvald doesn't love her
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