ENGL 102 Test 1

ENGL 102 Test 1 Liberty University

Set 1

  1. What human characteristic is thematized in the excerpt?
  2. One of the most notable ironies about the characters is that __________.
  3. Hutchinson is representative of the whole community because ______________.
  4. How the story opens and how it ends ________________.
  5. The setting of the story is ironic because __________.
  6. According to the lectures (Lessons), A Thousand and One Arabian Nights has a superficially nested structure.
  7. Arguments can be made to study literature as a legitimate Christian pursuit, as a wealth of insight into the plight of our world and the needs of our contemporaries.
  8. Sir Christopher Wren designed St. Margaret’s Cathedral.
  9. “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. . . .”
  10. The natural law of jurisprudence (or whatever is, is right) was posited by
  11. Onomatopoeia, Cacophony, and Euphony are examples of sound clues.
  12. Read this excerpt from “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and answer the question that follows: “Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet, staring down at the paper in his hand. Suddenly, Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers. ‘You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!’
    ‘Be a good sport, Tessie.’ Mrs. Delacroix called, and Mrs. Graves said, ‘All of us took the same chance.’
  13. Considering the dire consequences for winning “The Lottery,” which of the following statements is ironic and out of place?
  14. “Is luck money, mother?” he asked, rather timidly.
  15. Old Misery’s occupation in “The Destructors” was
  16. Trevor and Blackie are minor characters in “The Rocking Horse Winner.”
  17. Diction is one element in determining style.
  18. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” the whispers are symptoms, not causes. And Paul only makes them worse.
  19. Short fiction began in Britain with Shakespeare, who dealt with fantasy and humor.
  20. According to the Instructor’s Notes (or Lesson Outline), short fiction began in America with Washington Irving, who dealt with fantasy and humor.
    1. The first or initial leader of the Wormsley Common Gang was
  21. “The Destructors” occurs in November.
  22. Read this excerpt from “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and answer the question that follows: “Be a good sport, Tessie.” Mrs. Delacroix called, and Mrs. Graves said, “All of us took the same chance.”
    If the word Delacroix (the name of one of the characters in “The Lottery”) means “of the cross,” which of the following figures of speech is used?

    1. Blackie said uneasily, “It’s proposed that tomorrow and Monday we destroy Old Misery’s house.” This quotation appears in
  23. The American author who added an interest in people’s personalities, emotions, and attitudes to the writing of short narrative fiction was the
  24. According to the lectures (Lessons), Ancient Oriental cultures built their world views to justify behaviors and circumstance.
  25. Summers, Old Man Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hutchinson are characters in Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown.”
  26. The term used to describe the reasons a character behaves as he does
  27. “The Rocking Horse Winner” ends after the death of
  28. Poe was the first to make a systematic effort to define the short story.
  29. Psychological or internal conflict is a type of conflict that describes
  30. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the following: “The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Pit and the Pendulum.”
  31. An example of the earliest manuscripts of narrative fiction is
  32. The first literary critic to make a systematic effort at defining the short story was
  33. Close to the beginning of Graham Greene’s “The Destructors,” this information is given about the gang: The gang met every morning in an impromptu car park, the site of the last bomb of the first blitz. The leader, who was known as Blackie, claimed to have heard it fall, and no one was precise enough in his dates to point out he would have been one year old and fast asleep on the down platform of Wormsley Common Underground station. On one side of the car park leant the first occupied house, No.3. T, whose words were almost confined to voting ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to the plan of operations proposed each day by Blackie…”
    From the passage, the evidence is given that members are disinclined to:
  34. In “The Destructors,” Old Misery is described as one who lived in a “crippled house.”
  35. According to your online lessons, three perceptions can often be assigned to modern man: Determinism, Behaviorism, and Reductionism.
  36. According to the Instructor’s Notes (or Lesson Outline), Edgar Allan Poe emphasized horror, the supernatural and detective intrigue in the short story.
  37. The term protagonist applies equally well to the main character of the story.
  38. “The Destructors” was authored by
  39. Which of the following identifies the term “complication”?
  40. The antonym (word with opposite meaning) for a round character is
  41. According to the online lessons, there are four kinds of conflict: Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, and Metaphysical.
  42. Pre-eighteenth century men are regarded as having gathered particulars to formulate universal.
  43. The protagonist or main character in this short story is called Paul.
  44. Old Man Warner in the “The Lottery” is a bigoted reactionary who has a contempt for youth.
  45. Read this excerpt from “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and answer the question that follows:
  46. “Dearest heart,” whispered [Faith], … “pray thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afeard of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!”
    “My love and my Faith,” replied young Goodman Brown, “of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done ‘twixt now and sunrise.
  47. A character’s point of view is always reliable.
  48. “That’s right, son!” said Uncle Oscar. “Don’t you stop till you get there. What’s the horse’s name?” This quotation appears in
  49. Some attributes of Poe’s short stories include unity of impression, unity of purpose, and goal to entertain.
  50. “Dearest heart,” whispered she softly and rather sadly when her lips were close to his ear, “prithee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed tonight.”

Set 2

  1. That little Davy Hutchinson, the small son of the victim, is given a few pebbles to throw at his mother suggests that __________.
  2. Hutchinson is representative of the whole community because ______________.
  3. What human characteristic is thematized in the excerpt?
  4. How the story opens and how it ends ________________.
  5. Which of the following is NOT true?  The story uses the symbol of the lottery to communicate ____________.
  6. Plot can be manipulated to offer a surprise ending such as Poe did.
  7. Poetic language in short story analysis is the unusual use of rhyme occurring in the primary character’s speeches.
  8. In “The Destructors,” Old Misery is described as one who lived in a “crippled house.”
  9. Poe was the first to make a systematic effort to define the short story.
  10. A Bank Holiday in Britain is a four day holiday.
  11. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Hester is Paul’s
  12. A story that is told by a third-person narrator who knows only the actions and thoughts of the protagonist or a limited number of characters.
  13. Read this excerpt from “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and answer the question that follows: Dearest heart,” whispered [Faith], … “pray thee, put off your journey until sunrise, and sleep in your own bed to-night. A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she’s afeard of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!”
    “My love and my Faith,” replied young Goodman Brown, “of all nights in the year, this one night must I tarry away from thee. My journey, as thou callest it, forth and back again, must needs be done ‘twixt now and sunrise.
    The word tarry appears twice, first in statements by Faith, and second in Goodman Brown’s reply.  What does it mean?
  14. According to your online lessons, modern man is a dichotomy; he often holds belief in the cosmic machine.
  15. At the end of the story, he dies.
  16. Read this excerpt from “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and answer the question that follows: “Mr. Summers called his own name and then stepped forward precisely and selected a slip from the box. Then he called, ‘Warner.’ ‘Seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery,’ Old Man Warner said as he went through the crowd. ‘Seventy-seventh time.’
    One can infer from this excerpt that not less than _____________ have “won” and fallen victim to the lottery.
  17. “The Destructors” takes place twelve years after WWI.
  18. Blackie said uneasily, “It’s proposed that tomorrow and Monday we destroy Old Misery’s house.” This quotation appears in
  19. Old Misery’s lav survived even though the house next door was destroyed by a bomb.
  20. An example of a plot pattern is metaphysical structure.
  21. “The Destructors” was authored by
  22. The term used to describe the angle of vision from which a story is told
  23. “Is luck money, mother?” he asked, rather timidly.
  24. The Canterbury Talesis written in the vernacular and about common experiences.
  25. “It’s Malabar!” he screamed, in a powerful, strange voice. “It’s Malabar.”
  26. Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest of all medieval tellers of tales.
  27. “Two nights before the Derby, she was at a big party in town, when one of her rushes of anxiety about her boy, her first-born, gripped her heart till she could hardly speak.”
  28. According to the lectures (Lessons), A Thousand and One Arabian Nights has a superficially nested structure.
  29. Probability of action can be presented via foreshadowing.
  30. “Young Goodman Brown” was authored by
  31. Twentieth-century belief that all events, including human action, are programmed by the environment is termed
  32. The American author who added an interest in people’s personalities, emotions, and attitudes to the writing of short narrative fiction was the
  33. Old Misery was too mean to spend money on his property.
  34. Trevor and Blackie are minor characters in “The Destructors.”
  35. H. Lawrence authored “The Destructors.”
  36. Read this excerpt from “The Destructors” by Graham Greene and answer the question that follows: “There was no sign of anybody anywhere. The loo stood like a tomb in a neglected graveyard. The curtains were drawn. The house slept.”  The statement that the “loo stood like a tomb” is an example of?
  37. One of the characters in this story believes that luck is “what causes you to have money.”
  38. Short fiction began in America with
  39. “Modern man is on a bus going nowhere” may be said to be the theme of
  40. The where, when, and what of a story is the…
  41. Euphony means pleasant sounding.
  42. The term used to describe the position from which details in a narration/short story are perceived and related is
  43. According to your online lessons, three perceptions can often be assigned to modern man: Determinism, Behaviorism, and Reductionism.
  44. “The Prodigal Son” ends with The Prodigal Son’s death.
  45. Which of the following identifies the term “denouement”?
  46. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne includes the names of actual (historical) persons, such as
  47. Summers, Old Man Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hutchinson are characters in “The Lottery.”
  48. The plot is both action and the way the author arranges the action toward a specific end.
  49. “My love and my Faith,…of all nights in the year this one must I tarry away from thee.” Who made this statement?
  50. Old Man Warner in the “The Lottery” is a bigoted reactionary who has a contempt for youth.
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