A Raisin in the Sun Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory? He had turned his back on God and had become an alcoholic. He was too eager to spend the money Mama would receive from his father's insurance policy. He had become too concerned with money and had lost traditional family values. He beat his wife and disgraced his mother. A Raisin in the Sun in a quiet house in a Chicago suburb in a boarding house in New York City What is the setting of the play? in an apartment in a small town in Illinois in an apartment in Chicago’s Southside A Raisin in the Sun Discrimination is wrong. Family is more important than money. Which of the following statements BEST expresses a key theme of the play? It is important to honor one’s heritage. Hard work will help people achieve their goals A Raisin in the Sun Walter struggles with other family members over money Beneatha struggles to choose between George and Asagai An example of external conflict from Act I is when: Travis struggles to keep his grades up in school Mama struggles with Ruth for control of the family A Raisin in the Sun Assimilationist Idealist who dreams of having her own house Which of the following best describes Beneatha? Realist searching for her own identity Deeply religious and devoted to her family A Raisin in the Sun her own inner state the love that she and her late husband shared Mama’s plant symbolizes: the cultural climate the family lives in her hopes for the future Literary Terms Allusion Personification An indirect reference to a person, place, event, work of literature, art, etc. Symbol Metaphor Simile Literary Terms Personification Giving an inanimate object human-like charactistics Metaphor Allusion Onomatopoeia Literary Terms Metaphor A comparison using like or as Personification Simile Assonance Poetry Terms Consonance The repetition of an initial consonant sound in nearby words Alliteration Onomatopoeia Poetry Terms Assonance Consonance The repetition of a vowel sound in nearby words Alliteration Exact Rhyme Poetry Terms Slant Rhyme Exact Rhyme Sheep Deep Sight Rhyme No Rhyme Publisher Literary Terms Reader The group of people for which a passage has been written Editor Target Audience “Streetcar” True False Stanley tells Stella that Blanch is well known in Laurel but not respected. True “Streetcar” False When Stella is in the hospital having her baby, Blanche seduces Stanley. “Streetcar” True False Blanche encourages Stella to leave Stanley because he is violent. True “Streetcar” False Blanche comes to stay with the Kowalskis because of Stella’s pregnancy. “Streetcar” it is a man’s right to rule his family. in-laws are not legally part of the family. According to Stanley, the Napoleonic Code means that: what belongs to one spouse belongs to the other. “Streetcar” Stanley found out that Blanche was fired from her teaching job in Laurel because she was: not teaching the required material. involved with a seventeen-yearold. having an affair with the superintendent, Mr. Graves. “Streetcar” one-way bus ticket back to Laurel two-week cruise of the Caribbean Because Stanley wants Blanche out of his life, his birthday present to her is a: month’s free rent on her own apartment new fur to add to her collection Blanche’s costume jewelry “Streetcar” the broken plates that Stanley threw on the floor Which of these best represents Blanche’s decaying false reality? Blanche’s need to drink all the time the paper lantern that Mitch tore off the light her need for Stella to wait on her hand and foot “Streetcar” Which of the following attitudes is most likely linked to Blanche’s Old South upbringing? her constant reference to Stanley as “common” and inferior her tendency to bathe often “Streetcar” Which of the following best characterizes Stanley as animalistic and primitive? [He hurls a plate to the floor.] “That’s how I’ll clear the table!” “Nothing belongs on a poker table but cards, chips, and whiskey.” “How right you was, baby. I was common as dirt.” “A Rose for Emily” the amount she pays for the poison the amount of rat poison she buys What is unclear to the reader when Emily buys rat poison from the druggist? the reason that she buys the poison the kind of poison she wants to buy “A Rose for Emily” How might the result of the minister's visit be considered ambiguous? The reader sees how Emily treats visitors, and his experience was similar. The reader knows he refused to go back but can only guess what may have happened. The reader knows that Emily is not easily influenced, so the minister gave up. The reader can assume the minister was successful. “A Rose for Emily” Emily was becoming a disgrace and setting a bad example. Emily was in need of charity but wouldn't admit it. Why did the ladies of Jefferson force the minister to call on Emily? Emily had sinned and they wanted her to pray. Emily was in need of counseling during her loss. “A Rose for Emily” Why were the people glad when it was learned that after Miss Emily's father died, all that was left to her was the house? The house was worth a lot of money. They had always envied her good fortune. The people of Jefferson were gossips. She had suddenly become more like them. Poetry: Langston Hughes “A tall, slim tree …” “To fling my arms wide” Which line from “Dream Variations” gives you a clue about what the speaker looks like? “That is my dream!” “Dark like me—” Poetry: Langston Hughes In “I, Too,” what does the word “too” in the first and last lines emphasize in the poem? The speaker is American. The speaker is part of the American experience. The speaker is a well-known American musician. The speaker is anticipating a radical change. Poetry: Langston Hughes A sonnet A response to Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing” “I, Too” is best described as: A replica of Frost’s “Birches” A collection of poems about nature “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” How does Mr. Shiftlet gain Mrs. Crater's trust? by buying a new fanbelt for the car by teaching Lucynell to say “bird” by admiring the sunset by speaking of his background “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” They are both obsessed with an idea. They both want to improve the farm. How are Mrs. Crater and Mr. Shiftlet alike? They both want the car to work. They are both protective of Lucynell. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” What can you predict, based on Mr. Shiftlet's statement that a person's spirit is always “on the move”? He will stay and work on the farm. He will continue to try to fix the car. He and Lucynell will live in the house. He will leave after he fixes the car. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” chance to teach the daughter. possibility of a job. When Mr. Shiftlet meets the old woman and her daughter, the author's description of him conveys the impression that he is most interested in the car in the yard. location of the farm. “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” Which of the following statements by the old woman is ironic? “‘And I wouldn't let no man have her but you because I seen you would do right.’” “‘One that can't talk,’ she continued, ‘can't sass you back or use foul language.’” “‘Are you married or are you single?’” “‘She can sweep the floor, cook, wash, feed the chickens, and hoe.’” “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” Which of the following statements by Mr. Shiftlet should have alerted Mrs. Crater that he wasn’t to be trusted? “Lady, nowadays, people’ll do anything anyways...people don’t care how they lie.” “Lady, there’s some men that some things mean more to them than money.” “I’d give a fortune to live where I could see me a sun do that every evening.” “Tools. I’m a carpenter.” “The First Seven Years” Miriam has said she likes Max. Max has expressed interest in Miriam. Why does Feld want Max to date Miriam? Max is a college student. Max is a peddler's son. “The First Seven Years” Miriam loves Sobel. Sobel hates working for Feld. After a long time, what is Feld's epiphany, or realization, about Sobel? Sobel wants his own business. Sobel loves Miriam. “The First Seven Years” How does the title “The First Seven Years” connect to the epiphany, or realization, that Feld has about Sobel? Miriam will date Max for seven years and then marry Sobel. Sobel will leave Feld's employment after seven years as his assistant. Sobel will work for Feld for seven years before he can court Miriam. Miriam will work for seven years and then go to college. “The First Seven Years” Based on the information in the story, what can a reader reasonably predict about Miriam? She will probably lose interest in books. She will probably date Max again. She will probably go to college. She will probably marry Sobel. “The First Seven Years” Which of the following is one way in which the story reflects the author’s life? The author was from an immigrant family, and his father wanted a better life for him just as Feld wanted for Miriam. The author was a Russian immigrant who wanted his daughter to marry a student. The author was a shoemaker like Feld. The author suffered from a heart condition like Feld. “The First Seven Years” How does Feld misunderstand “education”? At the start of the story, he thinks that one must be old in order to be educated. At the start of the story, he thinks that one must have onthe-job work experience in order to be educated. At the start of the story, he thinks that being a doctor or lawyer is the only indication of being educated. At the start of the story, he thinks that a college degree is the only indicator of an education. “Marigolds” Which of the following best describes the narrator’s feelings toward the Depression? surprise, because she too young to understand how the Depression could happen fear, because her family lost everything and had nowhere to turn apathy, because her family was used to the poverty that came with the Depression remorse, because she associated the Depression as the end of all happiness “Marigolds” What cultural context is revealed in the following passage? I don’t know what it was that we were waiting for; certainly not for the prosperity that was “just around the corner,” for those were white folks’ words, which we never believed. Nor did we wait for hard work and thrift to pay off in shining success, as the American Dream promised, for we knew better than that, too. The African American community in which the narrator lived very much believed in the American Dream. The African American community in which the narrator lived believed in the power of prayer. The African American community in which the narrator lived did not hold the same beliefs as many of the white communities. The African American community in which the narrator lived believed that fate ruled their lives. “Marigolds Miss Lottie had stolen the flower from her father’s garden store. They were her least favorite flower. Why did Lizabeth dislike the marigolds in Miss Lottie’s yard? She was allergic to them, and the pollen made her sick every year. They didn’t fit in with the picture of total decay. “Marigolds” She broke down in tears and begged her to fix it. She was furious and began beating her. How did Miss Lottie react when Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds? She just stood there in awe because she no longer had anything to protect. She called Lizabeth’s parents and asked them to pay for new flowers. Poetry: Robert Frost by a bulldozer by an ice storm In Frost’s “Birches,” how do the birch trees actually get bent over? by a tornado by a woodsman chopping them Poetry: Robert Frost a boy swinging on them a tornado How would the author like to think the birches got bent over? a sand storm a giant stepping on them Poetry: Robert Frost onomatopoeia simile This is an example of what poetic device: “They click upon themselves/ As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored/ As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel”? metaphor personification Poetry: Robert Frost “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.” “Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,” Which of the following is a metaphor from “Birches”? “And life is too much like a pathless wood” “Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away” Poetry: Robert Frost Exact Slant What type of rhyme is in the following excerpt from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”? Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; Sight Internal The Secret Life of Bees Lily chooses to go to Tiburon because she has heard about the three sisters who make honey. she sees the name on the back of the black Mary picture. she stops there on her way to Virginia. she knows she has relatives there. The Secret Life of Bees June trying to send her away T. Ray showing up at the house What made Lily first ask if someone in the house knew her mother? May leaving the graham crackers to lure out the roaches August reading the Jane Eyre book The Secret Life of Bees The historical event that influences the action of the novel is The bombing of Pearl Harbor Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 Rosa Parks being arrested and the beginnings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, D.C. The Secret Life of Bees She stayed with the honey ladies for three months while married to T. Ray. She returned home to get Lily and bring her back to Tiburon. Which of the following was NOT true about Lily’s mother? She was divorcing T. Ray and going to live in Tiburon without Lily. She was depressed after marrying T. Ray. The Secret Life of Bees Personification Metaphor “[the bees sounded] like a radio tuned to static in the next room” Simile Symbolism The Secret Life of Bees Allusion Metaphor “I didn’t pay attention to the knock. Later I would remember it didn’t sound like an ordinary knock. More like a fist pounding.” Foreshadowing Symbolism The Secret Life of Bees Allusion Foreshadowing “The word [impossibility] is a great big log thrown on the fires of love” Symbolism Metaphor The Secret Life of Bees Simile Allusion Lily states her eyes are similar to those of "Sophia Loren's" Symbolism Foreshadowing The Secret Life of Bees Simile Foreshadowing “I would pull out the wooden picture and tell [August] every last thing, and then she would explain about my mother...If only that had happened, instead of what did.” Symbolism Metaphor The Secret Life of Bees Allusion Metaphor “From a distance it will look like a big painting you might see in a museum...” Symbolism Simile The Secret Life of Bees Foreshadowing Metaphor [Mr. Gatson’s] smile appeared in the rearview mirror. “I can’t say what men riled up like that will do.” Symbolism Allusion The Secret Life of Bees Symbolism Personification “One at a time they went and touched [Our Lady’s] fading red heart.” Simile Allusion The Secret Life of Bees True False Lily called T. Ray from Mr. Forrester’s office and asked if he knew her favorite color. The Secret Life of Bees True False Lily called T. Ray from Mr. Forrester’s office and asked if he knew her favorite color. Congratulations! You’re done with our review! Good luck on your exam! Have a great summer! Click here to Finish! I’m sorry, but you chose the wrong answer! Click here to try again!