(1.) Which answer identifies a universal theme from Peabody's “Stories of the Trojan War”?
1. Courage alone will earn a person the respect of the gods.
2.To earn the respect of the gods, mortals must treat each other with respect.
3.Good fortune comes to those who respect the gods.
4.The gods always punish the mortals in fair ways.
(2.) Which answer identifies a universal theme from Peabody's “Stories of the Trojan War”?
1. Gifts from strangers should be regarded with suspicion.
2.Gifts from strangers should always be rejected.
3.Gifts from strangers should be received with joy.
4.Gifts from strangers should only be received in a spirit of joy.
(3.) Read the excerpt from Josephine Preston Peabody's “Stories of the Trojan War.”
Meanwhile, in Troy, the people had seen the departure of the ships, and the news had spread like wildfire. The great enemy had lost heart,—after ten years of war! Part of the army had gone,—the rest were going. Already the last of the ships had set sail, and the camp was deserted. The tents that had whitened the plain were gone like a frost before the sun. The war was over!
Which answer explains the effect of the author’s use of simile?
1.It suggests that the spread of the news will be destructive.
2.It makes the news of the end of the war seem joyful.
3.It suggests that the news of the end of the war is frightening.
4.It makes the news of the end of the war seem upsetting.