4.16 Lit Review
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  • Question 1
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    In "The Glass of Milk," which event from the story is the complicating incident that anchors the plot?

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    The boy turning down the sailor's offer of food.

    The introduction of the boy.

    The boy crying in the cafe.

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    Which event marks the climax in "The Glass of Milk"?

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    The boy eats and drinks the milk and cookies from the woman that he knows he cannot pay for.

    The boy doubles over in abdominal pain.

    The boy finds work loading cargo.

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    Which best describes how the author of "The Glass of Milk" created an original character type while drawing from classic tradition?

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    Rojas draws on the prideful wanderer in the classic tradition of the Prodigal Son, but his character finds a welcome from strangers.

    Rojas draws on a selfish character in the tradition of Julius Ceasar, but his character is not killed.

    Rojas draws on the comical character in the tradition of Shakespeare's Falstaff, but his character has no friends.

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    True or False: From The Glass of Milk, Rojas creates a theme of having too much pride from the Oedipus Rex story.

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    TRUE

    FALSE

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    Which sentences best indicate the use of DIALECT in the short story "Gumption"?

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    "Well, they got gumption, anyhow. They told them white folks up yonder in the office just what they

    thought of 'em. That's what they did."

    "Well, they got gumption, anyhow. They told them white folks up yonder in the office just what they

    thought of 'em. That's what they did."

    There wasn’t no work to be got in our town, nor any other place, for that matter.

    You know how it is—first to be fired and last to be hired

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    Which best explains Clara's frustration with Sylvester in "Gumption"?

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    He isn't looking for work.

    He forgot to pay the rent.

    He is rude about her cooking.

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    Read the passage from "To Build a Fire."

    He was making four miles an hour, and he calculated that he would arrive at the forks at half-past twelve. He decided to celebrate that event by eating his lunch there.

    Which is the best conclusion about the man, based on the information in the passage?

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    he is downhearted

    he is optimistic

    he is funny

  • Question 8
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    How does the structure of "Gumption" differ from that of "To Build a Fire"?

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    The structure of "Gumption" is descriptive, while the structure of "To Build a Fire" is sequential.

    The structure of "Gumption" is cause and effect, while the structure of "To Build a Fire" is problem and solution.

    The structure of "Gumption" is compare and contrast, while the structure of "To Build a Fire" is problem and solution.

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    Which is NOT a reason why the third person omniscient point of view is effective in "To Build a Fire"?

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    It offers insight to the man's transformation from someone who considers himself superior to nature to someone who is humbled by it.

    It allows the reader to see the contrast between the dog's sensible thoughts and the man's illogical thoughts.

    It allows the reader to experience the story directly through the eyes of the man, which builds reader sympathy for this character.

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    Which answer best COMPARES AND CONTRASTS the use of dialogue in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Gumption"?

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    In "Gumption" dialogue is used to create realistic characters, while in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" dialogue is used to contrast reality and imagined events; both use it to develop the stories' characters

    In "Gumption," dialogue is used to develop the natural world, while in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," dialogue is used to contrast reality and imagined events; both use it to illustrate the author's background.

    In "Gumption," dialogue is used to speed the plot along, while in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" dialogue is used to create a sense of shock and horror; both use it to reveal the nature of life in the Depression-era South.

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    Choose the answers that best display the benefits of using third-person omniscient POV in "The Piece of String"

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    It shows the reader only his own desperate thoughts.

    It reveals his own frustration along with the needless lack of compassion of his neighbors.

    It frustrates the reader, knowing that he died in vain.

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    Read the passage:

    You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded--with what caution--with what foresight--with what dissemination I went to work!

    Which best identifies the mood established by the underlined phrase?

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    frustration

    creepy

    amusement

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    Read the passage from "The Tell-Tale Heart":

    I resolved to open a little --a very, very little crevice in the lantern. So I opened it...

    Which best explains how this action provokes the speaker's decision to murder the old man?

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    The old man becomes furious with the speaker for waking him up.

    The lantern illuminates the old man's eye, which enrages the speaker.

    The speaker wants to make sure the old man can see exactly who is killing him.

  • Question 14
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    Read the passage.

    Jokers would make him tell the story of "the piece of string" to amuse them, just as you make a soldier who has been on a campaign tell his story of the battle. His mind kept growing weaker, and about the end of December he took to his bed.

    What conclusion can you draw about the cause of his illness?

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    He exhausted himself trying to prove his innocence.

    He had a weak heart.

    It was caused by battle wounds.

  • Question 15
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    Review the detail.

    The king in "The Lady or the Tiger" is described as being "semibarbaric."

    How is this an example of verbal irony?

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    You can either be a barbarian or you can be civilized.

    It is the "lady or tiger" events which keep the king from being completely barbaric, since they give him a safe outlet for his barbarism.

    The king is just as barbaric as his subjects, who are entertained by the events in the arena.

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