English 10 Final Semester 1 Quiz

Are you feeling like you aren't fully prepared for your English 10 Final Exam? Do you need some help with your studying efforts, such as example problems?

If you said yes to either of those questions, this quiz is for you! Answer the questions to find out if you have studied enough or if you should practice some more. THIS IS PART 1: LITERATURE QUESTIONS

Created by: AlexanduhHi

  1. Why is Longitude an expository essay?
  2. Sobel lists several facts about Harrison's clock. She states that it was made of materials that did not rust or create friction; its parts were made of different metals that compensated for changes in motion and temperature; and it kept accurate time on board ships. Since she has already established that an accurate clock was needed to solve the problem of longitude, Sobel is able to draw the conclusion that Harrison did indeed solve the problem. What kind of reasoning did Sobel use to reach this conclusion?
  3. What is the main idea of Longitude?
  4. Which of the following details does NOT directly support the above main idea of Longitude?
  5. Which of the following is the best statement of the main idea of the section about John Harrison's invention in Longitude?
  6. Wiesel writes, "Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." What rhetorical device is he using?
  7. What is Wiesel's central argument in "Keep Memory Alive"?
  8. How can a reader test the logic of Wiesel's appeals?
  9. Which of the following is the best statement of the American idea as White presents it?
  10. In what way is "The American Idea" an analytic essay?
  11. In what way is "The American Idea" an interpretive essay?
  12. In "The American Idea" White supports his interpretation of the American idea with the words of Thomas Jefferson. What type of persuasive appeal is he using?
  13. What makes "The Sun Parlor" a reflective essay?
  14. What lesson is taught by the story of the aunt's stay in the sun parlor?
  15. Which of the following is the best statement of the main idea of "The Sun Parlor"?
  16. Which of the following details does NOT directly support the main idea of "The Sun Parlor"?
  17. What lesson about life is West trying to convey in "The Sun Parlor"?
  18. What is this passage from "A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant" an example of? ----- "He not only had weather enough, but weather to spare; weather to hire out; weather to sell; to deposit; weather to invest; weather to give to the poor."
  19. In "A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant", when Twain forgives the weather for its "little faults and foibles", what technique is he using?
  20. Which sentence from "The Dog That Bit People" helps develop the essay's satire?
  21. What does the following sentence from "The Dog That Bit People" provide an example of? ----- "Mother... told Mrs. Detweiler that it was only a bruise. 'He just bumped you,' she said."
  22. What human tendency is satirized in both "A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant" and "The Dog That Bit People"?
  23. Which selection treats an ordinary subject with exaggerated seriousness?
  24. Which statement best describes Twain's and Thurber's use of humorous techniques?
  25. Which of the following details from "The Street of the Canon" does NOT help the reader know the historical period in which the story is set?
  26. Which of the following is an example of direct characterization in "A Problem"?
  27. Which of the following is an example of indirect characterization in "A Problem"?
  28. In "A Problem", Sasha's character is revealed mostly through...
  29. In "Like the Sun", how is Sekhar's response to his wife's cooking ironic?
  30. In "Like the Sun", what is ironic about the headmaster's response to Sekhar the day after Sekhar visits his home?
  31. What is ironic about Mrs. Sappleton's remark "One would think he had seen a ghost"?
  32. "The Open Window" by Saki is mostly about...
  33. Which of the following is a central idea of "The Open Window"?
  34. Both "Like the Sun" and "The Open Window" explore themes related to...
  35. Which occurs when the reader knows something that a character or speaker does not?
  36. Which phrase best describes "The Fish"?
  37. How many complete sentences make up these lines from "The Fish"? ----- "he hung a grunting weight, / battered and venerable / and homely."
  38. To which of the five senses does the following imagery from "The Fish" appeal? ----- "He was speckled with barnacles, / fine rosettes of lime,"
  39. Why is "The Guitar" considered a lyric poem?
  40. Where should a speaker pause when reading aloud the following lines from "The Guitar"? ----- "Now begins the cry / Of the guitar, / Breaking the vaults / Of dawn."
  41. Why is "The Bridegroom" considered a narrative poem?
  42. How many FULL sentences make up the following lines from "Sonnet 18"? ----- "So long as men can breath, or eyes can see, / So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
  43. What is the rhyme scheme of the following lines from "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night"? ----- "Do not go gentle into that good night, / Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
  44. Which of the following lines from "Glory" is an example of a simile?
  45. Which of these phrases from "Jazz Fantasia" contains an example of onomatopoeia?
  46. Which phrase from "Meeting At Night" contains an example of alliteration?
  47. How could you BEST paraphrase the following lines from "The Weary Blues"? ----- "By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light / He did a lazy sway.... / He did a lazy sway.... / To the tune o' those Weary Blues."
  48. What word BEST describes the atmosphere of "Reapers"?

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