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 Which of the following does Frederick Douglass mean in "My feelings were not the result of any marked cruelty in the treatment I received; they sprung from the consideration of my being a slave at all. It was slavery--not its mere incidents--that I hated"?

a. Douglass was a proud man who believed himself entitled to freedom. b. Douglass hated the day-to-day aspects of his life as a slave. c. Douglass was treated badly by his owners. 

____ 2. Supernatural overtones are typical of Gothic literature.

a. true b. false 

____ 3. Who wrote, "Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, / "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore: / But the fact is I was napping and so gently you came rapping, / And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, / That I scarce was sure I heard you?--here I opened wide the door, / Darkness there and nothing more"?

a. Warren Lee Goss b. Edgar Allan Poe c. Robert E. Lee 

____ 4. "We paused before a House that seemed/A Swelling of the Ground--/ The Roof was scarcely visible--/ The Cornice--in the Ground/ Since then--'tis Centuries--and yet / Feels shorter than the Day / I first surmised the Horses Heads / Were toward Eternity--" was written by

a. Emily Dickinson. b. Mary Chesnut. c. Edgar Allan Poe. 

____ 5. Gothic literature often uses grotesque gloomy settings.

a. true b. false 

____ 6. The literary device of ________is used with the Pequod to represent the human race throughout Moby-Dick

a. aphorism b. allegory c. anecdote 

____ 7. Spirituals are folk songs that use Biblical allusions and allegory.

a. true b. false 

____ 8. In Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab is shown as a proud and stubborn man. This is an example of the literary element of

a. point of view. b. theme. c. characterization. 

____ 9. The literary element of __________is when third-person accounts of characters and situations are used such as in Moby-Dick.

a. characterization b. point of view c. theme 

____ 10. Which of these statements expresses a central theme of "The Raven"?

a. Hard times will pass. b. The dead return from their grave in one way or another. c. People look in vain for solace. 

____ 11. Starbuck feels it is illogical to blame the whale for the loss of Ahab's leg in Moby-Dick.

a. true b. false 

____ 12. The main idea in "The Minister's Black Veil" which is the human potential for evil uses the literary element of

a. characterization. b. plot. c. theme. 

____ 13. Hawthorne's view of human nature can be seen as _________ in "The Minister's Black Veil."

a. pessimistic b. naive c. uncaring 

____ 14. Human limitations are often a focus in Anti-Transcendentalist literature.

a. true b. false 

____ 15. McKim's brigade lost the skirmish, based on the excerpt from "A Confederate Account of the Battle of Gettysburg" because the

a. opposing army was much larger. b. attack was poorly planned. c. soldiers were poorly equipped. 

____ 16. One of the central themes conveyed in Moby-Dick is that

a. only the strongest survive. b. whaling is indefensible. c. human understanding is limited. 

____ 17. "I celebrate myself, and sing myself / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you" from "Song of Myself" is saying

a. He thinks he is an epic hero. b. He cares only about himself. c. celebrating life benefits everyone. 

____ 18. The following quote was written by ___________. "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth."

a. Warren Lee Goss b. Frederick Douglass c. Abraham Lincoln 

____ 19. Based on what you know about "The Minister's Black Veil," what can you infer from the following passage: "When the friend shows his inmost heart to his friend, the lover to his best beloved; when man does not vainly shrink from the eye of his Creator, loathsomely treasuring up the secret of his sin, then deem me a monster, for the symbol beneath which I have lived and die! I look around me, and lo! on every visage a Black Veil."

a. It is sometimes good to hide secrets from other people. b. Each person hides his or her darkest secrets from others for fear of what others will think. c. Love is something not to be valued. 

____ 20. Herman Melville's characters are easily seen as either good or evil.

a. true b. false 

____ 21. Which lines contain a slant rhyme?

a. "Between the light--and me . . . I could not see to see--" b. "And Breaths were gathering firm . . . Be witnessed--in the Room--" c. "Shadows--hold their breath . . . On the look of Death." 

____ 22. Macabre events are rarely found in Gothic literature.

a. true b. false 

____ 23. Anti-Transcendentalist literature often shows people as trapped between goodness and evil.

a. true b. false 

____ 24. What is the best way to express the meaning of the following sentence from "The Raven," "But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only / That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour."

a. The Raven expresses all his thoughts with one word. b. The Raven has no feelings. c. The Raven is afraid to speak to the narrator of the poem. 

____ 25. It is most likely that the line "Water, is taught by thirst" has the final image of the birds being taught by the snow referring to

a. birds learning to take bird baths in the snow. b. birds enjoy winter and like to play in the snow. c. birds suffering when it snows because it is hard for them to find food. 

____ 26. "Seized with a determination to learn to read, at any cost, I hit upon many expedients to accomplish the desired end. The plea which I mainly adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of using my young white playmates, with whom I met in the street, as teachers" was written by Warren Lee Goss.

a. true b. false 

____ 27. The author ____________ wrote "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

a. Frederick Douglass b. Abraham Lincoln c. Warren Lee Goss 

____ 28. In Moby-Dick, Captain Ahab's motivation for wanting to kill the whale is revenge.

a. true b. false 

____ 29. Who wrote the following: "One of the phantasmagoric conceptions of my friend, partaking not so rigidly of the spirit of abstraction, may be shadowed forth, although feebly, in his words. A small picture presented the interior of an immensely long and rectangular vault or tunnel, with low walls, smooth, white and without interruption or device. Certain accessory points of design served well to convey the idea this excavation lay at an exceeding depth below the surface of the earth"?

a. Edgar Allan Poe b. Walt Whitman c. Herman Melville 

____ 30. Who wrote, "Soon his steady, ivory stride was heard, as to and fro he paced his old rounds, upon planks so familiar to his tread, that they were all over dented, like geological stones, with the peculiar marks of his walk. Did you fixedly gaze, too, upon that ribbed and dented brow; there also, you would see still stranger footprints--the footprints of his one unsleeping, ever pacing thought"?

a. Herman Melville b. Edgar Allan Poe c. Walt Witman 

____ 31. "The Americans of all nations at any time upon the earth have probably the fullest poetical nature. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. In the history of the earth hitherto the largest and most stirring appear tame and orderly to their ampler largeness and stir" was written by

a. Walt Whitman. b. Herman Melville. c. Mary Chesnut. 

____ 32. Determine the best paraphrase of this quote from Edgar Allan Poe: "A letter, however, had lately reached me in a distant part of the country--a letter from him--which, in its wildly importunate nature, had admitted of no other than a personal reply."

a. "I had received a letter so insistent that I had to send a personal reply." b. "His letter, which was distant in tone, concerned an unfortunate occurrence." c. "I wrote him a friendly letter, to which he immediately replied." 

____ 33. In "Recollections of a Private," Goss says he stood before the recruiting office and reread the recruiting advertisement. He says, "I thought I might have made a mistake in considering war so serious after all." What he means is that the advertisement made the war sound like

a. an unrewarding experience. b. a good opportunity. c. a deadly business. 

____ 34. The story, "The Fall of the House of Usher" is ambiguous, so we don't actually know if Roderick attempted to kill Madeline by burying her alive.

a. true b. false 

____ 35. Identify the elements of free verse in this passage from "Song of Myself:" "I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin, / Hoping to cease not till death."

a. irregular meter, natural speech cadence, irregular line length b. irregular meter, exact rhyme, irregular line length c. exact rhyme, natural speech cadence, irregular line length 

____ 36. Which of the following was the most successful strategy for Frederick Douglass to learn to read?

a. having his white playmates to teach him in exchange for biscuits b. buying books from Mr. Knight on Thames Street c. memorizing books read by Mrs. Auld 

____ 37. "The South, in my opinion, has been aggrieved by the acts of the North, as you say. I feel the aggression and am willing to take every proper step for redress. It is the principle I contend for, not individual or private benefit. As an American citizen, I take great pride in my country, her prosperity and institutions, and would defend any state if her rights were invaded" was written by

a. Abraham Lincoln. b. Frederick Douglass. c. Robert E. Lee. 

____ 38. Which of the following describes the larger theme in Moby-Dick when, as the ship is sinking, Ahab's flag is nailed to the mast by one of the crew members?

a. nature's essential evil b. the futility of human efforts to dominate nature c. America's loss of innocence 

____ 39. The following two adjectives describes nature in Moby-Dick.

a. majestic and elusive b. foolish and vengeful c. violent but tamable 

____ 40. Poetic sound devices are found in "The Raven."

a. true b. false 

____ 41. A Romantic interpretation of "The Raven" is that nature, as represented by the Raven helps the speaker cope with his loss.

a. true b. false 

____ 42. The literary device of __________ is found in teaching about the human tendency to scapegoat others in "The Minister's Black Veil."

a. onomatopoeia b. parable c. alliteration 

____ 43. "The Minister's Back Veil" is a parable, which means that characters, events, and details of setting

a. are simplified to teach a moral lesson. b. are usually historical in nature. c. are described in realistic detail. 

____ 44. "On they pressed to within about twenty or thirty paces of the works--a small but gallant band of heroes daring to attempt what could not be done by flesh and blood" taken from "A Confederate Account of the Battle of Gettysburg" means

a. the brigade was attempting an impossible mission. b. the brigade succeeded in its original goal. c. Randolph McKim is ashamed of his troops. 

____ 45. "The Gettysburg Address" is a persuasive speech that relies on political ideology.

a. true b. false 

____ 46. "The next day, the whole village of Milford talked of little else than Parson Hooper's black veil. That, and the mystery concealed behind it, supplied a topic of discussion between acquaintances meeting in the street, and good women gossiping at their open windows, It was the first item of news that the tavern keeper told his guests. The children babbled of it on their way to school." This quote from "The Minister's Black Veil" shows Hawthorne thinks

a. most human beings gossip too much. b. people should talk about what is happening in their community. c. children are the worst gossipers. 

____ 47. In "The Raven," the interpretation of the Raven being an evil villain has come to kill the speaker is a Romantic interpretation.

a. true b. false 

____ 48. The author of "These men all talked so delightfully. For once in my life I listened. That over, business again, In earnest, Governor Means rummaged a sword and red sash from somewhere and brought it for Colonel Chesnut, who has gone to demand the surrender of Fort Sumter" is

a. Walt Whitman. b. Mary Chesnut. c. Edgar Allan Poe. 

____ 49. Moby-Dick suggests that human beings cannot control nature through force or will.

a. true b. false 

____ 50. In what way are Douglass' efforts to educate himself paradoxical?

a. The more he learns, the more unhappy he becomes. b. Even as he accumulates more facts, he is more uncertain of his principles. c. Forbidden to read as a child, he grows up to be an important writer.

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