Charles Dickens Tennyson Memoriam AHH Lady Shalott”

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This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, meaning you can use your textbook, syllabus, and other course materials. You will need to understand, analyze, and apply the information you have learned in order to answer the questions correctly.

Name _________________________________ I.D. Number _______________________ Unit 2 Evaluation Evaluation 02 Twelfth Grade English 2 ENGH 044 060 This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, meaning you can use your textbook, syllabus, and other course materials. You will need to understand, analyze, and apply the information you have learned in order to answer the questions correctly. To submit the evaluation, follow the directions in your online course. Multiple-Choice Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question. _____ 1. Charles Dickens based elements of his stories on all of the following except a. b. c. d. _____ his mother’s cruel temperament. his childhood in England. a dirty, post-industrialized England. his experiences in a factory as a child. 2. Determine what Tennyson means by “state to state” in lines 33 and 34 from In Memoriam, A.H.H.: “Eternal process moving on, / From state to state the spirit walks . . .” a. b. c. d. _____ 3. Which answer choice best describes the speaker in In Memoriam, A.H.H.? a. b. c. d. _____ personal choices in life the end of life the stages of life and death different parts of the country a distant friend of A.H.H. Alfred, Lord Tennyson someone who did not know A.H.H. someone who worries over his own death 4. Why did Tennyson write In Memoriam, A.H.H.? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation to honor a friend who died to celebrate Queen Victoria’s reign to mourn the death of his father to describe a myth of long ago 1 ENGH 044 _____ 5. What is the theme of In Memoriam, A.H.H.? a. b. c. d. _____ The end of love is death. Love fails to prevent death. Death means an end to friendship. Love lasts even after death. 6. Determine the meaning of line 57 in In Memoriam, A.H.H.: “Far off thou art, but ever nigh.” a. b. c. d. _____ The speaker regrets that A.H.H. ever left the country. No matter how much he remembers, death still removes his friend forever. Although A.H.H. is dead, the speaker holds his memory close. Death and life are closer than it may seem. 7. Which answer best characterizes the persona’s attitude toward Death in In Memoriam, A.H.H.? a. b. c. d. _____ The speaker sees Death as a welcome friend at the end of a long life. The persona does not blame Death, even though it has made him miserable. The persona fears Death, for it has taken everything that he treasured. The speaker wishes to face Death in a fair fight, face to face. 8. The speaker from In Memoriam, A.H.H. senses his friend in all of the following places except a. b. c. d. _____ in stars and flowers. in the rising sun. in the woods around his house. in the water. 9. In “The Lady of Shalott,” what does the Lady of Shalott spend her time doing? a. b. c. d. thinking waiting singing weaving _____ 10. What is one important message Tennyson tries to communicate in “The Lady of Shalott”? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation Society makes loners of artists. No one listens to poets. Love always ends unhappily. People should pay attention to curses. 2 ENGH 044 _____ 11. How come the Lady of Shalott cannot leave her island? a. b. c. d. She has no means of transport at the poem’s beginning. A curse is on her that forbids her doing so. The king in Camelot has forbidden her to do so. She is too overburdened with her weaving to do so. _____ 12. In form and content, “The Lady of Shalott” recalls a. b. c. d. Christian allegories. national epics. medieval romances. classical drama. _____ 13. What Victorian message is portrayed by “The Lady of Shalott”? a. b. c. d. She lives in a castle. She is very emotional. Her duty is to stay in the castle and weave. She flings herself into the real world. _____ 14. In what way is the lady in “The Lady of Shalott” like an artist? a. b. c. d. She suffers from a curse. She lives on a silent isle. She is robed in snowy white. She weaves a magic web. _____ 15. Determine what the speaker means in line 16 from “Tears, Idle Tears”: “Dear as remembered kisses after death. . .” a. b. c. d. The memory of kisses of someone who has died is sweet. Kisses we remember after we are dead are hard to remember. We quickly forget the kisses of those who have died. We remember the kisses of only those who are now gone. _____ 16. What is the main idea of “Tears, Idle Tears”? a. b. c. d. Mornings are a time of sad memories. People should be happy in the present. Memories cause sadness. All memories should not be sad. _____ 17. Who is the speaker in the poem “Ulysses”? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation the gods Ulysses himself the mariners Telemachus 3 ENGH 044 _____ 18. What does the speaker plan to do in “Ulysses”? a. b. c. d. He plans to rule his country for many years. He plans to teach his son to be a good sailor. He plans to board his ship and sail away. He plans to retire and quietly await his death. _____ 19. Who is the speaker talking to in “My Last Duchess”? a. b. c. d. his new wife, whom he has just married his first wife, whose painting hangs on the wall an agent for the father of the woman he wants to marry himself, while he thinks about whom he wants to marry _____ 20. What is the subject of the speaker’s monologue in “My Last Duchess”? a. b. c. d. his deceased wife his love of art the father of the woman he wants to marry someone who wants to marry his wife _____ 21. How do you know “My Last Duchess” is a dramatic monologue? a. b. c. d. The listener responds to the speaker’s comments. Both the speaker and listener address the reader. The speaker is the person who wrote the poem. The speaker addresses a silent listener. _____ 22. “My Last Duchess” shows social criticism in all of the following ways except a. b. c. d. the Duke seems more concerned about a dowry than about love. the Duke's admiration of his first wife's independence. the Duke is offended that his previous wife didn’t thank him for his good name. the Duke points out a statue of Neptune, very proud of its price and rarity. _____ 23. Compare the following two lines and determine what the speakers have in common: “. . . I gave commands; / Then all smiles stopped together . . .” (from “My Last Duchess,” lines 45 and 46) and “Escape me? / Never—” (from “Life in a Love,” lines 1 and 2). a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation possessiveness generosity playfulness eagerness to please 4 ENGH 044 _____ 24. What is the main idea of “Life in a Love”? a. b. c. d. Love is not worth the trouble or heartache. Women have all the power in a relationship. True love means waiting for your beloved to notice you. The speaker intends to pursue his beloved. _____ 25. Based on the description of the woman whom the speaker loves in “Life in a Love,” how do her feelings compare to his? a. b. c. d. She feels the same way he does. She does not care for him. She is actively pursuing him and trying to win his love. She wants to get his attention so he will notice her. _____ 26. What kind of speaker would have the OPPOSITE personality as the speaker in “Life in a Love?” a. b. c. d. a speaker who was in love a speaker who was NOT beautiful a speaker who believed he could win any woman’s heart a speaker who lacks self confidence _____ 27. How do we learn about the speaker’s mental state in “Porphyria’s Lover”? a. b. c. d. His main concern in Porphyria’s welfare. He only claims to love Porphyria to make someone jealous. He worries that Porphyria will take advantage of him. He speaks of strangling Porphyria, showing that he is unstable. _____ 28. In “Porphyria’s Lover,” there is a contrast between a. b. c. d. what Porphyria says and what she does. what the speaker says he feels and what he talks of doing. the way each of the lovers feels about love. the stormy weather and the peaceful love. _____ 29. In “Porphyria’s Lover,” what does the speaker use to strangle Porphyria? a. b. c. d. her hair his hair a rope a string _____ 30. Why does the speaker strangle Porphyria? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation to get revenge to hide his love the reader does not know he despises her 5 ENGH 044 _____ 31. The loves expressed in “Porphyria’s Lover” and “Sonnet 43” are both a. b. c. d. angry with one person. quiet and still. centered on one person. deep and true. _____ 32. What question does the speaker answer in “Sonnet 43”? a. b. c. d. Does love survive death? In what ways do I love you? Do you love me? What is the meaning of love? _____ 33. Consider the following quote from lines 11 and 12 of “Sonnet 43”: “I love thee with a love I seemed to lose / With my lost saints. . .” A person who was very devout and valued religion over love would be a. b. c. d. the same as the speaker in “Sonnet 43”. the opposite of the speaker in “Sonnet 43”. apologizing to the speaker in “Sonnet 43”. dreaming about the speaker in Sonnet 43”. _____ 34. The theme of “Sonnet 43” concerns the a. b. c. d. promise of life after death. obsessive quality of romantic love. difficulty of describing romantic love. transcendent value of romantic love. _____ 35. What does the speaker in “Porphyria’s Lover” say keeps Porphyria from loving him forever? a. b. c. d. another man pride and vanity her young age his bad habits _____ 36. In Hard Times, what is the basis of Thomas Gradgrind’s teaching? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation Teach nothing but facts. Encourage creativity. Emphasize math and science. Challenge students’ imaginations. 6 ENGH 044 _____ 37. What does Mr. M’Choakumchild’s name suggest about his teaching style? a. b. c. d. He is a patient and gentle teacher. He forces students to learn one way or another. He wants to make sure that children learn facts. He recognizes that students learn in different ways. _____ 38. Determine Dickens’s purpose in describing Mr. M’Choakumchild in this line: “He and some one hundred and forty other schoolmasters had been lately turned at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs.” a. b. c. d. informing readers that a large number of musicians recently became teachers informing readers that many teachers were getting a thorough education informing readers that teachers were all educated in exactly the same way informing readers that teachers used imaginative techniques to reach students _____ 39. What is Dickens’s object of social criticism in the excerpt from Hard Times that you read? a. b. c. d. society’s lack of emphasis on education the lack of trained teachers and properly equipped classrooms the indifference of teachers to their students’ needs a system of education that treats children like machines _____ 40. Gradgrind shows his disrespect for children and their thoughts in all of the following ways except a. b. c. d. when he calls Sissy “girl number twenty.” when he embarrasses them in front of the class. when he interrupts them while they are speaking. when he beats them for saying the wrong answer. _____ 41. What assumption is Brontë making about schools like the one Jane Eyre attends? a. b. c. d. They are a great opportunity for poor children. They deny children both respect and compassion. They are too expensive for families and society. They teach important skills but do not teach them well. _____ 42. What assumption does Jane Eyre make that a modern-day student would also make? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation Sewing is a part of every girl’s school day. Every student is well versed in the Bible. One must stand up for oneself against injustice. She must learn to be less rebellious. 7 ENGH 044 _____ 43. Read the following quote from Jane Eyre and determine what it suggests about Helen Burns: “Cruel? Not at all! She is severe: she dislikes my faults.” a. b. c. d. Helen is trying to insult Miss Scatcherd. Helen accepts repressive social values. Helen is lying about her true feelings. Helen is secretly plotting revenge against Miss Scatcherd. _____ 44. How are Jane Eyre and Helen Burns different? a. b. c. d. Jane is older, wiser, and more practical than Helen. Jane wants to fight injustices, but Helen quietly accepts them. Unlike Jane, Helen makes friends easily and is well liked by teachers. Jane is better at mathematics than Helen is. _____ 45. Which of the following details about Lowood suggests that Brontë thinks boarding schools in England are in need of reform? a. b. c. d. “In the course of the day I was enrolled a member of the fourth class.” “. . . Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long. . .” “Before the long hour and a half . . . was over, I felt ready to perish with cold.” “A chapter having been read through twice, the books were closed . . .” _____ 46. Jane Eyre wants to talk to Helen Burns because she a. b. c. d. thinks Helen is nice. believes Helen can help her sew. is curious about why Helen does not rebel. is curious about why Helen is not happy. _____ 47. In “Dover Beach” Arnold uses the sea to represent faith, which he perceives a. b. c. d. to be peaceful. to be left alone. to be withdrawing from the world. to be constant in the world. _____ 48. What is the speaker’s view of the world in “Dover Beach”? a. b. c. d. Unit 2 Evaluation The world is a calm, forgiving, and beautiful home. The world is a place of sadness, misery, and violence. The world is a place of peace and calm for those who seek it. The world is always changing, and people should accept it. 8 ENGH 044 _____ 49. From the details in “Dover Beach,” what conclusion can you draw about the speaker’s attitude about the “Sea of Faith”? a. b. c. d. He believes that people’s faith in God ebbs and flows like the ocean. The speaker believes faith will return daily, as if with the tide. The speaker believes that faith is like a mighty ocean. The speaker believes that people no longer have faith. _____ 50. What emotional words does Arnold use in the passage about the “Sea of Faith” to create mood? a. b. c. d. sea of faith, full, night melancholy, withdrawing, retreating earth’s shore, night wind, naked shingles lay, hear, down Carefully check your answers on this evaluation and make any corrections you feel are necessary. When you are satisfied that you have answered the questions to the best of your ability, transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Please refer to the information sheet that came with your course materials. Unit 2 Evaluation 9 ENGH 044 Unit 2 Evaluation 10 ENGH 044

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