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The title "Old Ironsides" refers to
a cruise ship
a historic windjammer
a famous warship
a presidential yacht
The idea of destroying Old Ironsides disturbs Holmes because
he once served aboard the ship
he is a co-owner
the ship is still useful in combat
the ship has a proud history
As an alternative, Holmes proposes that Old Ironsides
would be better off sunk than scrapped
should be sold for scrap
should be preserved as a national monument
should be refurbished
Rip Van Winkle is characteristic of the American Romantic hero in that he
has an uneasy relationship with his wife
has appealing childlike qualities
all of the above
Irving identifies the source of the story as
a fictional tale written by Diedrich Knickerbocker
an historical narrative researched and written by Knickerbocker
a myth told to Knickerbocker by natives of the Kaatskill Mountains
Knickerbocker's retelling of a German fairy tale
The mood established in the opening paragraphs of the story can be described as
When Irving writes that " a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use," he means that
silence is golden
farm tools are dulled by constant use
criticism becomes progressively sharper with repetition
tongues can be as sharp as metal tools
In the end, most of the inhabitants of Rip's village
doubt his truthfulness
believe, enjoy, and retell his tale
consider him deluded
ignore his story
Physically, the central figure in Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" is the embodiment of
Which of the following best describes the blacksmith's work ethic?
He's rather lazy
He's enthusiastic but unskilled
He's a very hard worker
He's just learning his trade
The blacksmith attends church every Sunday and listens to his daughter sing in the choir. These details suggest that the blacksmith is
How does hearing his daughter's voice as she sings in the choir affect the blacksmith?
It makes him laugh.
It makes him remember her childhood.
it makes him cry.
It makes him want to get back to work.
By not giving the blacksmith a name, Longfellow______
lessens the impact of the blacksmith's positive character traits
reminds readers that such people are not real
adds an element of suspense to the poem
gives the blacksmith a universal, mythical quality
The lines "His brow is wet with honest sweat./He earns whate'er he can" tells readers that the blacksmith is _______.
Why does Longfellow thank the blacksmith in the poem's final stanza?
The blacksmith's life serves as an example for Longfellow and others to follow.
The Blacksmith is someone who helped Longfellow in his time of need.
The blacksmith's strength and industriousness have made life easier for Longfellow.
The blacksmith is someone who Longfellow has hired to work "at the flaming forge of life.'