English 4B Unit 9

Total Word Count: 1595
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Dark humor and paranoid characters

1. Unlike modernist literature, postmodern literature was characterized by

Responds to the work and develops his own ideas about it

2. During literary analysis, the writer reads a work and then

Interrogative

Read the sentence. How many national parks are located in Utah? 3. This sentence is

An exclamation point

Read the sentence, and then select the correct end mark. Don’t touch that hot stove 4. This sentence should end with

Something out of control and unnatural

1. In Yeats’ poem "The Second Coming," the falcon and the falconer are images that most likely represent

Sad and depressing

2. Based on Yeats’ poems "Sailing to Byzantium" and "When You Are Old," he most likely views old age and death as being

Incorrect

Read each sentence. Select correct if the sentence does not need any commas. Select incorrect if the sentence needs a comma or commas. 3. We were tempted to drink out of that clean cold stream.

Incorrect

4. How do motorcycles trail bikes and mopeds differ?

Incorrect

5. The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail is a steep rocky one.

Help readers focus on the message rather than the structure

1. Free verse is often used by poets to

Dark and somber

2. The mood of the poem "The Hollow Men" can best be described as

Whisper

3. In "The Hollow Men," what do the "hollow men" do together?

The potatoes’ skins

Choose the correct possessive form for each phrase. 4. The skins of the potatoes

The men’s whiskers

5. The whiskers of the men

Irritated

Choose the meaning of the bolded words in questions 6-13. 6. We were (vexed) by the delay.

Trick

7. We children knew the clown’s tears were an (artifice.)

Continual

8. During the storm, the howling of the wind was (incessant.)

Talkative

9. He is much more (garrulous) at home than he is at school.

Emphasizing

10. The camp director stated the rules, (accentuating) sportsmanship.

Imposing

11. During the playoffs, the team faced a (formidable) opponent.

Prayer

12. In (supplication), the woman asked for forgiveness.

Power

13. She was surprised by the (potency) of the medicine.

Correct

Read each sentence. Select correct if the sentence does not need any commas. Select incorrect if the sentence needs a comma or commas. 14. Inside the dead, decaying tree trunk was a honeybee hive.

Correct

15. Many vivid tropical fish swam beneath our glass-bottomed boat.

Incorrect

16. In Colonial America children went to school on foot in wagons and in sleighs.

The fledgling business, though small was doing quite well.

Read each group of sentences. Two of the sentences are punctuated correctly. Choose the sentence that contains incorrect comma usage. 17. *Zeke, in fact, beat his old record in the breaststroke by almost two seconds. *Cats, like other seemingly harmless animals, can cause a lot of harm with their claws. *The fledgling business, though small was doing quite well.

Nevertheless we managed to wake at six o’clock to rush to the airport.

18. *My father, however, does not enjoy camping. *Basketball, it seems, is the favorite sport of the fifth grade boys. *Nevertheless we managed to wake at six o’clock to rush to the airport.

They were able to prove, I believe that Jesse James was killed in Missouri in 1882.

19. *They were able to prove, I believe that Jesse James was killed in Missouri in 1882. *Frances, therefore, was the last student to leave the party. *Your brother, although younger, is tall enough to ride the roller coaster with you.

Internal rhyme

1. Read this line from "Fern Hill." "And honored among wagons I was prince of the apple towns." This line contains examples of

The first line of the poem is also the last line of the second and fourth tercets.

2. Which of these demonstrates that "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" is a villanelle?

Incorrect

Choose correct if the sentence uses semicolons correctly or incorrect if it does not. 3. We traveled by car on the other hand; our parents went by plane.

Correct

4. Maya has a new puppy; furthermore, its ears are floppy.

Correct

5. On our trip through New England, we stopped at Boston, Massachusetts; Keene, New Hampshire; and Rutland, Vermont.

Situation

1. In "A Shocking Accident," when Greene writes about Jerome’s father being killed by a falling pig, he is using humor of

Jerome learns of his father’s true fate

2. How is pathos represented in "A Shocking Accident"?

Became engaged

3. In "A Shocking Accident," what did Jerome do when it was "neither too early nor too late"?

Incorrect

Choose correct if the sentence uses colons correctly or incorrect if it does not. 4. U2’s early albums include: Boy, October, and War.

Incorrect

5. Dear: Sirs, I am very happy with your product.

Incorrect

6. Gertrude is much taller than: Amy, Melissa, and Celia.

It describes Orwell’s feelings about personal experiences.

1. Why is "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell classified as a reflective essay?

"The owner was furious, but was only an Indian and could do nothing."

2. Which sentence from "Shooting an Elephant" is an example of irony?

Correct

Decide if the quotation marks are used correctly. 3. Have you ever read the story "A Rose for Emily"?

Incorrect

4. G.C. Lichtenburg observed, "To do exactly the opposite is also a form of imitation.

Incorrect

5. "I never want to go camping again"! exclaimed Melissa.

Briefness

Choose the meaning of the bolded words in questions 6-12. 6. Everyone appreciated the (brevity) of the lecture.

Impassioned

7. Her (ardent) plea to protect the wildlife refuge won her the support of the mayor.

Replace

8. The new student tried to (supplant) Ben in his role as photographer for the yearbook.

Plowed

9. The farmer (cultivated) the field using a tractor and heavy equipment.

Picky

10. My (fastidious) aunt loves this restaurant.

Thrifty

11. The family became more (frugal) after the father lost his job.

Respected

12. The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards.

This month’s budget

Choose the correct possessive form for each phrase. 13. The budget for this month

The doctor’s schedule

14. The schedule of the doctor

Incorrect

Read each sentence. Select correct if the semicolon usage is correct. Select incorrect if the sentence needs a semicolon. 15. Slice the kiwi, bananas, and melon leave the cherries whole.

Incorrect

16. My in-laws live in Atlanta, Georgia, San Francisco, California, and Miami, Florida.

Correct

17. Laurie, Joaly, and Ted went to the museum, but Greg went to see a play.

Correct

Read each sentence. Select correct if the colon usage is correct. Select incorrect if the sentence needs a colon or does not use colons correctly. 18. I have signed up for the following classes: linguistics, geometry, sculpture, and archery.

Incorrect

19. Stanley longed to return to London: he thought the people were friendlier there, and he was constantly fascinated with the city’s architecture.

Incorrect

20. Gertrude is much taller than: Amy, Melissa, and Celia.

Diction

1. The use of wordplay is a form of

Larking

2. In Stevie Smith’s poem "Not Waving but Drowning," the dead man always loved

Shed many tears

3. In "The Frog Prince," for one hundred years, the Frog Prince has not

Artist Rene Magritte’s humble beginnings included … designing wallpaper and sketching
advertisements.

Choose the sentence that correctly uses ellipses to replace the underlined words. 4. Artist Rene Magritte’s humble beginnings included (nonglamorous jobs such as) designing wallpaper and sketching advertisements.

The boy’s innocence is shattered after he encounters something he can’t control.

1. Which sentence best describes the boy’s character development in "A Sunrise on the Veld"?

"and let his head sink back till it was pillowed in his neck muscles"

2. Which of these examples from "A Sunrise on the Veld" shows kinesthetic imagery?

One third

Choose the group of words in each sentence that is missing a hyphen. If no hyphen is needed, select Correct as is. 3. Only one third of the registered voters showed up at the late polls.

Father in

4. Is your father in law coming to the wedding ceremony this Saturday night?

Pro American

5. The pro American platform helped the candidate win the senatorial election.

Rakesh wants to use his knowledge to help his father

1. In Desai’s story "A Devoted Son," Rakesh insists on a strict diet for his father. Based on information in the story, which best describes Rakesh’s motivation?

The thing that made Varma proud of his son—his medical accomplishments—is now taking away his own happiness

2. What is ironic about the end of "A Devoted Son"?

Incorrect

Choose incorrect if the sentence is punctuated incorrectly. Choose correct if it is punctuated correctly. 3. I ran into a door [see the bump on my head]?

Incorrect

4. Several children (that is, five) came down with chicken pox.

Correct

5. Several students—twenty in all—auditioned for the lead.

Coherence

1. Logical flow in a paper is also known as

As a result,

Read the two sentences below. "Catch and release" has become a popular slogan for those who fish for sport rather than for food. Devices that land fish without harming them are popular. 2. Which transition would be the best choice to insert at the beginning of the second sentence?

Incorrect

Select correct if the sentence is punctuated correctly. Select incorrect if it is not. 3. Who can explain this passage from Madame Bovary"? asked Mr. Sonnenburg.

Correct

4. Having just broken up with her boyfriend (whom she had known since elementary school), Tasha was not ready for another long-term relationship.

Incorrect

5. Jim Thorpe 1888-1953, an outstanding all-around athlete, was born on a reservation near Prague, Oklahoma.

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