Project #78933 - English homework


Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Critical Reading

Identify the letter ofthe choice that best answers the question.

       l. What is Dickens's purpose in describing Mr. M'Choakumchild in this line?

He and some one hundred and forty other schoolmasters, had been lately turned at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs.

a.        He wants readers to know that a large number of musicians had recently become teachers.

b.        He wants readers to know that many teachers were getting a thorough education.

c.        He wants readers to know that teachers were all educated in exactly the same way.

d.       He wants readers to know that teachers used imaginative techniques to reach students.

 2. According to the Introduction, who encouraged Mary Shelley to expand Frankenstein into a full-length novel?

a.        Lord Byron

b.        Dr. John Polidori

c.        Percy Bysshe Shelley

d.       the Publishers of the Standard Novels

      3. What is the main theme of "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"?

a.        the glories and triumphs of youth

b.        the power of nature to renew the spirit

c.        the rewards of the imagination

d.       the strength of humans

      4. What conclusion can you draw from "Dover Beach" about the speaker's attitude toward religion?

a.         He thinks that people no longer have faith in God.

b.        He thinks religious faith is growing stronger around the world.

c.         He thinks people's religious faith is powerful, like the tides.

d.        He thinks people are looking for faith in the wrong places.


      5. What advice is the speaker given in "When I was One-and-Twenty"?

a.        Do not fall madly in love.

b.        Speak well of others.

c.        Do not tell people your true thoughts.

d.       Find someone to be your friend.

      6. Hbw does the mood change from the beginning to the end of "The Darkling Thrush"?

a.        hopeless to hopeful

b.        hopeful to sad

c.        joyful to hopeless

d.        thoughtful to sad

        7. Which line from Child Harold's Pilgrimage includes a metaphor?

a.         "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods . . .

b.        "Thou glorious mirror, where the Almighty's form / Glasses itself in tempests . . .

c.         "Man marks the earth with ruin—his control / Stops with the shore

d.        "There is a rapture on the lonely shore . . .

        8. Which choice best describes this line from Percy Bysshe Shelley's "A Song: 'Men of England'"?

Men of England, wherefore plough For the lords who lay ye low?

a.        balanced clauses

b.        rhetorical question

c.        evidence

d.       assumption

9.        Read the first few lines of "The Lamb":

Little Lamb who made thee

Dost thou know who made thee

What question does the speaker ask the lamb?

a.         Why do you appear so peaceful?

b.        Who made you and gave you life?

c.         Where is your shepherd?

d.        Who is called by your name?

Critical Reading

Identify the letter ofthe choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

10.    In "Tears, Idle Tears," when the speaker describes kisses that are "by hopeless fancy feigned," he means kisses that are

a.         secret.

b.        insincere.

c.         regretted.

d.        imagined.

I l. Which lines most directly express Wordsworth's interest in the discovery of the mystical or the supernatuí•al through nature?

a.        "His little, nameless, unremembered, acts / Of kindness and of love.

b.        "I cannot paint / what then I was. The sounding cataract / Haunted me like a passion...

c.        .not as in the hour / Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes / The still, sad music of humanity...

d.        ". . .a sense sublime / Of something.. ./ Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns...

12.     What conclusion can you draw about the speaker's attitude from these lines?

Lo, all our pomp of yesterday / Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!

a.         The speaker feels Britain's greatness is similar to that of ancient cities.

b.        The speaker believes the greatness of Britain could all disappear, just as did that of Nineveh and Tyre.

c.         The speaker feels that the greatness of Britain will be everlasting, like that of Nineveh and Tyre.

d.        The speaker believes that great cities or nations all hold the same attitudes toward power and success, which contribute to their greatness.

13.     To whom does the title of "The Widow at Windsor" refer?

a.         the speaker's mother

b.        the poet's mother

c.         an old woman in an old house

d.        Queen Victoria

14.     Which lines from "To an Athlete Dying Young" suggest that glory does not last?

a.         "The time you won your town the race / We chaired you through the market place;

b.        "And early though the laurel grows / It withers quicker than the rose.'

c.         "And silence sounds no worse than cheers / After earth has stopped the ears.'

d.        "Eyes the shady night has shut / Cannot see the record cut.'

 15. In the story "She Walks in Beautv," from Child Harold's Pilgrimage and from Don Juan by George Gordon, Lord Byron, at the end of the excerpt, the speaker appears to be trying to

a.        attack his critics.

b.        dismiss his peers.

c.        confess his sins.

d.        justify his book.

 16. A central image of "The Tyger" is

a.        power.

b.        death.

c.        guilt.

d.        peace'.

 17. Which best describes using visuals as a key to meaning?

a.         studying the use of descriptive language in a piece of writing

b.        using illustrations to help understand accompanying text

c.         charting details found in a piece of writing

d.        analyzing and interpreting the symbols in a piece of writing

18. A central theme of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is the

a.        sanctity of all wild creatures.

b.        goodness of all supernatural powers.

c.        equality of all human beings.

d.        excitement of all imaginative voyages.

 19. Which of these lines from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" contains internal rhyme?

a.        "Sweet sounds rose slowly through their mouths . . .

b.        "They moved in tracks of shining white

c.        "Ah wretch! said they, the bird to slay

d.       "And listens like a three years' child . . .

Vocabulary and Grammar

 20. In "The Lady of Shalott," what are these lines an example of?

She left the web, she left the loom, / She made three paces through the room

a.        emotive language

b.        parallel structure

c.        foreshadowing

d.       onomatopoeia

 21. Which sentence incorrectly uses a vocabulary word?

a.        Keats gleaned many ideas from the nightingale by listening to its song.

b.        His head was teeming with ideas, and he wanted to write them down.

c.        What requiem was played on the poet's death?

d.       The only vintage anyone noticed was the beautiful urn on the table.

 22. Which word means the opposite of sordid?

a.        random

b.        exactly

c.        unarmed

d.       clean

 23. Which sentence incorrectly uses a vocabulary word?

a.        In the poem "Dover Beach," the cliffs look out over a tranquil sea.

b.        The turbid waters of the pounding tides threw sand high up on the beach.

c.        The melancholy scene brought a chill cadence to the back of my neck.

d.       Few English people felt at all contrite over the great power of Britain.

 24. Rather than _ for his deceased wife, the woman's husband soon remarries.

a.         languish

b.        rapturous

c.         gaunt

d.        terrestrial

 25. Which sentence uses a vocabulary word incorrectly?

a.         The speaker in Child Harold's Pilgrimage calls the ocean the arbiter of war.

b.        Tempests at sea threaten the mightiest ships.

c.         The speaker in Don Juan no longer has an interest in clever retorts.

d.        The speaker in "She Walks in Beauty" admires the lady's avarice.

 26. Which sentence uses a vocabulary word incorrectly?

a.         Most homes had a symmetry sticking up from the roof.

b.        A heavy fog drifted up the vale.

c.         He aspires to do something other than sweep chimneys.

d.        Sheep were gathered together in the steep-sided vale.


 27. Which word is the closest in meaning to dominion?

a.         authority

b.        discipline

c.         nationality

d.        society

Vocabulary and Grammar

 28. Kipling's poems both have to do with dominion, which means

a.        a kind of residence.

b.        a type of influence.

c.        a place of rule.

d.       a kind of service.

29. Which sentence demonstrates the correct use of like?

a.         No one wrote dramatic monologues as well like Robert Browning.

b.        Sonnet 43 has fourteen lines like a sonnet should.

c.         I thought romances like theirs happened only in the movies.

d.        The ruins looked like they did in the photograph.

 30. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication ofthe Rights of Woman to

a.        complain about her lack of education.

b.        record the customs of the day.

c.        criticize society's view of women.


d.       criticize men.

Subject English
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