1. Anna Julia Cooper is known today as an advocate for _____. Select all that apply.
2. In literature, making fun of human failing, often for the purpose of addressing social injustice, is known as _____.
3. When authors use local color, what are they doing?
They use the dialect of the common people.
They focus on characters, customs, and language common to a particular region.
They incorporate historical events from a particular region in their writing.
They write about things that happened out West.
4. Why is Abraham Lincoln’s “A House Divided” speech considered to be a seminal American text?
It was extremely influential.
It was heard by many people.
It was given at a political event.
It was about an important issue.
5. “Tennessee’s Partner” takes place _____.
on a Wyoming ranch
at a New England port
in a California mining camp
on a New Orleans plantation
6. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the duke and the Dauphin’s greatest heist involves _____. Select all that apply.
robbing a group of grieving young women
raising money for a fraudulent missions trip
selling tickets for a play that is never performed
auctioning off property that does not belong to them
7. Hyperbole involves the use of _____ for humor.
8. A novel’s narrative voice can be most easily recognized through _____.
9. The story of a runaway child and an escaped slave comprises the _____ of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
10. Which of the following is an example of dialect?
"I was passin' by," he began, by way of apology, "and I thought I'd just step in and see how things was gittin' on with Tennessee thar—my pardner. It's a hot night. I disremember any sich weather before on the Bar."
"Is this all you have to say?" asked the Judge impatiently."
"Your exercise depends on your strength, my dear," said he, "and your food somewhat on your appetite; but air you can absorb all the time."
"Bless her little heart!" said he with a big hug, "she shall be as sick as she pleases! But now let's improve the shining hours by going to sleep, and talk about it in the morning!"
11. When Huck refers to “trees with Spanish moss on them, hanging down from the limbs like long, gray beards,” he is using an example of what literary device?
12. The narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is faced with _____.
a great loss of wealth
a dangerous decision
feelings of abandonment
13. An author’s use of _____ helps the reader discover what will happen next in the story.
14. Which is a characteristic of satire? Select all that apply.
an explicit message
involves wit and irony
a message of ethical reform
involves emotional language
15. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the tone of the novel changes from humorous to dark when _____.
the duke and Dauphin steal the money from the grieving family
the duke and Dauphin are finally caught, arrested, and punished
the duke and Dauphin begin to argue about the missing money that they stole
the duke and Dauphin begin making a plan to take their activities westward
16. The main theme in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that concerns the duke and Dauphin is _____.
friendship and loyalty
pretending to be what one is not
slavery as a socially accepted institution
the duality between what is right and what is legal
17. Addams’s assertion of the greatness of Abraham Lincoln forms the _____ of Chapter 2 of Twenty Years at Hull-House.
18. In “Désirée’s Baby,” death and destruction are symbolized by _____.
the stone pillar
an autumn sunset
a woman’s nightgown
19. Place, time, and social context comprise a work of literature’s _____.
20. A story’s _____ is embedded in the dialogue or actions of the characters.
21. An example of a universal theme is _____. Select all that apply.
the Civil War
22. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is considered to belong to what genre of literature?
23. In “O Captain! My Captain!” who is the captain that the poet speaks of?
Ulysses S. Grant
24. The _____ of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn occurs when Huck learns that Jim has been freed in his master’s will.
1: Racial Minorities
3: They focus on characters, customs, and dialect of a particular region
4: It was extremely influential
5: In a Californian mining camp
6: Robbing a group of grieving young women, and selling tickets to a play that was never performed.
10: "I was passing by..."
12: mental illness
14: explicit message, involving wit and irony
15: steal money from grieving family
16: pretending to be what one is not
18: the bonfire
21: equality, racism
23: Abe Lincoln