English 10 A – Unit 3 Pretest

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The presence of an unreliable narrator means __________.

I. The story is all false and not worth reading.

II. You can’t trust the accuracy of the information.

III. The narrator may be lying or unable to give accurate information

II and III

Which point of view offers the fullest picture of the causes and effects in a narrative?

third-person omniscient

How does a reader determine if a narrator is credible based on consistency of information?

by determining if the narrator’s judgments about other characters align with indirect characterization

If a narrator’s actions are inconsistent with his or her words or thoughts, that is an indication that the narrator is

not credible

Explain how the voice of a passage affects the tone of a text.

It helps you understand the story and the mood that the writer has towards the story.

Evaluate the credibility of the speaker in "Anabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe based on the voice and the choice of a speaker.

The speaker is reminiscing good memories and is also feeling sad about being left alone by her beautiful maiden of the sea. The speaker of this poem bears a voice that longs for the love of his life to return.

Explain how the voice of the passage affects the characterization of the narrator and the other characters.

The voice of the passage affects the characterization of the narrator and the other characters because it is showing tone which is how the author feels and develops that by using imagery and it affects the characters because it shows their attitudes.

Explain how the choice of a narrator affects the plot of a text using the above excerpt as an example.

The choice of a narrator affects the plot of a text because it determines the outcome.

If a narrator offers judgments about a character in a story without also offering supporting characterization, this is an indication that the narrator may be

not credible

What should you consider when evaluating the credibility of a piece of literature based on voice and the choice of a narrator?

Voice: Consistency. Indication of Bias, Appropriate to audience. Narrator: Balanced or unbalanced information, Consistency of provided information, Action vs. word and thoughts.

What is the theme of "Birmingham Sunday" by Richard Fariña?

Despite the destruction of innocence, we’ll keep hoping for freedom.

Analyze the way in which Fariña uses figurative language and sensory imagery to stir the reader’s emotions and create meaning in this stanza.

How many black berries grew in the Blue Sea? How many dark ships in the forest? She asked these questions because these items are out of place just like the bomb is out of place in the church.

Analyze the way in which Fariña uses figurative language and sensory imagery to stir the reader’s emotions and create meaning in these stanzas.

The stanza is an example of extended metaphor. It is interesting that the lines are unchanged from the original song from which the melody for "Birmingham Sunday" is taken. In this metaphor, the "men in the forest" seemed awfully concerned about the "black berries." At the same time, the speaker, "with a tear" in his or her eye, asks about the "dark ships."

She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair,
And bathed rose petal sweet,
And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands,
And white shoes on her feet.

What is ironic about the sensory imagery in the stanza?

The little girl is preparing her appearance carefully for church, but the church will be bombed.

She has combed and brushed her night-dark hair,
And bathed rose petal sweet,
And drawn white gloves on her small brown hands,
And white shoes on her feet.

What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza?

ABCB

Analyze the structure of the poem "Birmingham Sunday" and explain why Fariña made certain structural decisions. Use evidence from the text to support your analysis.

Fariña uses sensory imagery to set the appropriate mood. Appealing to our sense of touch and sight, he paints in our minds a cloudy sad day.Our ears can hear the choirs "singing of Freedom,". The presence of "the falcon of death," the sound is ironic in its routine beauty. Using a metaphor to compare death to a falcon.Fariña creates a somber mood, which hints that something terrible is going to happen on this Sunday morning at a place where "there was no need to run."

What is the theme of "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall?

There is no safe haven from injustice.

Compare and contrast the ways that "Birmingham Sunday" and "Ballad of Birmingham" each responds to the church bombing and the themes of both works. Use evidence from both readings to defend your analysis.

Fariña uses sensory imagery to set the appropriate mood. Appealing to our sense of touch and sight, he paints in our minds a cloudy sad day.Our ears can hear the choirs "singing of Freedom,". The presence of "the falcon of death," the sound is ironic in its routine beauty. Using a metaphor to compare death to a falcon. Fariña creates a somber mood, which hints that something terrible is going to happen on this Sunday morning at a place where "there was no need to run."

Analyze the way in which Randall uses sensory imagery to stir the reader’s emotions and create meaning. Use evidence from the poem to defend your analysis.

Randall uses sensory images to evoke innocence and, sadness and. She evokes innocence with the presence of white gloves and white shoes. She portrays sadness by the mothers actions, "Her eyes grew wet and wild"

The clouds they were grey and the autumn winds blew,
And Denise McNair brought the number to two.
The falcon of death was a creature they knew,
And the choirs kept singing of Freedom,

What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza?

AAAB

In the excerpt from The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank portrays various groups in great detail. Choose one of the groups she writes about and analyze how she portrays that group in a short response.

She wrote about the Nazi army and what she said about them was basically that they were very unfair to people like her and her family.

How does Filipovic portray people’s reaction to war?

They are resilient to war.

Analyze the way in which The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is related to the themes and issues of its historical period.

Survival and prejudice are the central themes of the diary of Anne Frank. In the diary, Anne is going through her adolescent life. The life of the Jewish people outside Germany was also described in the diary. Discrimination was also evident since Anne and her sister were only allowed to study in Jewish schools.

Furthermore, Hitler has been so kind as to announce to his loyal, devoted people that as of today all military personnel are under orders of the Gestapo, and that any soldier who knows that one of his superiors was involved in this cowardly attempt on the Führer’s life may shoot him on sight!

What does Frank’s tone reveal about her perspective of German soldiers serving Hitler?

German soldiers were not all supportive of Hitler.

Identify and compare the basic beliefs and perspectives of Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic.

Anne Frank- For two years, she and her family hid in an attic above her father’s business. The Nazi Party was occupying Holland and were arresting or killing people that did not meet the Aryan agenda. During those months in hiding, Anne wrote in her diary about her hopes, fears, and whatever else came to mind. Zlata Filipovic- She was dubbed the "Anne Frank of Sarajevo" because like Anne, she also had a diary and wrote down her thoughts about the Bosnian war. While Anne was hiding from the Nazis, Zlata was hiding from the gunfire and shrapnel that was destroying her town of Sarajevo.

Compare and contrast the portrayal of war in Zlata’s Diary with The Diary of a Young Girl.

Anne Frank- For two years, she and her family hid in an attic above her father’s business. The Nazi Party was occupying Holland and were arresting or killing people that did not meet the Aryan agenda. During those months in hiding, Anne wrote in her diary about her hopes, fears, and whatever else came to mind. Zlata Filipovic- She was dubbed the "Anne Frank of Sarajevo" because like Anne, she also had a diary and wrote down her thoughts about the Bosnian war. While Anne was hiding from the Nazis, Zlata was hiding from the gunfire and shrapnel that was destroying her town of Sarajevo.

How does Filipovic view the Bosnian conflict?

She is angry that people are dying pointlessly.

According to Frank, why is the war harder on children than adults?

Children are still trying to find themselves.

What is Frank’s basic belief and perspective about the world?

Basic human nature is full of kindness.

What kind of questions do the interviewers ask in Interview with Marielle Tsukamoto?

questions that concern Marielle’s Japanese internment experience

How does one listen responsively? List the exact steps needed and use Interview with Marielle Tsukamoto as an example.

To listen responsively to a speaker you take notes that summarize, synthesize, or highlight the speaker’s ideas for critical reflection and by asking questions related to the content for clarification and elaboration.

What is the main idea?

"I think the saddest memory is the day we had to leave our farm."

What is the central or main idea? How do you find the central or main idea of a text?

Central or main idea: – Identify the topic – Identify the structure used to deliver the message – Identify the sentence that other sentences seem to support

Which sentence states the main idea?

first sentence

What is the central or main idea of Interview with Marielle Tsukamoto?

Main idea: "Mary Tsukamoto always took the initiative to follow her beliefs." Why: The other sentences support the idea that Mary Tsukamoto worked hard to right the wrongs of Japanese internment whether she was teaching, raising her family, or writing a book.

In writing, walk through the process of finding the main idea. Then, describe the main idea of the excerpt and why it is central.

"I think the saddest memory is the day we had to leave our farm." – it is the main idea because I put this for the third question.

In writing, walk through the process of finding the main idea. Then, describe the main idea of the excerpt. Be sure to explain your response.

"I want people to know that she was a great teacher who loved her family and her country." is the main idea because I put this for the tenth question.

When listening to a speaker, on what aspect of the speech should you take notes?

I. the topic

II. the speaker’s purpose

III. the length of the speech

I and II only

Which sentence states the main idea?

first sentence: "I want people to know that she was a great teacher who loved her family and her country."

Why should you read through your application again before you submit it?

I. to make sure there are no blanks

II. to be sure you have no misspelled words

III. to check for accuracy and completeness

I, II, and III

__________ is the reader’s response to the writing and the writer.

Mood

What writing style should you use in filling out a short-answer section on a job or college application?

If they tell you to write in a type of tone then you should write in that tone, but if it doesn’t say you should write in a formal tone.

Why is it a good idea to read through an application before starting to fill it out?

It allows you to gather everything you need ahead of time. It will allow you to get a decent idea of what information you will need and you will know what information you should research and will have to collect.

If an application form does not provide a specific place to include volunteer experience, what should you do?

include it as work experience

Source: "Student Aid on the Web." FSA Portals. United States Department of Education, n.d. Web. 29 July 2011.

What is the structure of this document?

checklist

How would you describe the format and structure of this document? Discuss features designed to make the document user friendly.

It is very easy to understanding and easy to read. It shows where the info should go. I’d say its its like a business format.

Source: "Student Aid on the Web." FSA Portals. United States Department of Education, n.d. Web. 29 July 2011.

Which statement describes the clarity and tone of this document best?

The document is clear with a matter-of-fact tone.

What should be included on your "fact sheet"?

A fact sheet is a presentation of data in a format which emphasizes key points concisely. Which means that true events that actually happen or based on true life experiments should be included.

How can a document’s format assist you in understanding how to fill it out?

Documents that are well design will use graphic features such as boxes, headings, and shadings to lead the reader to the important information and sections to be filled out. Boldface type and capital letters or underlining may be also used to add emphasis and help a reader navigate through the document.

What would be an appropriate follow-up question to the excerpt?

Why do you think innocent people were interned?

What is the most important quality to consider when completing a career or college application?

audience and purpose

Which of the following should be considered when evaluating the credibility of a text based on the voice?

whether or not there is bias

What conflict is Zlata Filipovic writing about?

the Bosnian War

Which excerpt from the poem "Birmingham Sunday" by Richard Fariña is an example of simile?

"blood ran like wine"

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