Which best describes the main conflict in "The Convict and the Bishop"?
Valjean is arrested again for the same crime he committed nearly 20 years ago. He will never escape justice and be a free man.
Valjean struggles to become a good man but his own despair and the prejudices of others make it difficult for him to escape his past and start over.
The bishop and Valjean are two very different men—one is good and the other is evil. The tension between them sets up the main conflict of the story.
Valjean cannot find a place to sleep or anything to eat.
Once the boys catch the fish, the main conflict seems to be over. Which best describes why the short story "The Strangers That Came to Town" continues long after the main conflict is resolved?
The first conflict in the story revealed a much larger conflict between the Duvitches by the other people who live on Syringa Street. The narrator's family befriends the Duvitches to resolve this conflict.
The narrator needed more time to present the themes after the conflict had been resolved.
In a story that involves multiple characters, a writer will often include information about what happens after the main conflict is resolved.
Because this is a short story about a family and not about action or suspense, multiple resolutions are needed to explain what happens to the family.
Which sentence uses first-person point of view?
We couldn't believe our eyes. I stood with my parents and watched in awe as the storm rolled in.
"Can't you be quiet?" he snapped and continued to read the newspaper.
Just take it easy, he thought to himself. There's no need to get upset this early in the season.
The house was just as you remembered it from years ago. Nothing had changed.
Read the sentence.
My family is taking a trip to the Grand Canyon this summer.
Which sentence uses the word trip in the same context as the example sentence?
I have a tendency to trip over things when I run.
Be careful, or you will trip on the carpet!
I decided to take a trip to my grandmother's house for my break.
The thief tried to break in, but he tripped the alarm and was caught.
My teacher asked us to face the front of the room.
Which best identifies the meaning of the italicized word?
The front part of a person's head
The visible surface of something
To be positioned with your face toward something
To confront something
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