English II midterm Exam American Literature Study Guide Native American Unit



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English II Midterm Exam American Literature Study Guide
Native American Unit
“The Earth on Turtle's Back,” “When Grizzlies Walked Upright,” and The Navajo Origin Legend are origin myths. Origin myths are stories that explain how life began.

“The Earth on Turtle's Back” tells how something came to exist. The earth grew on Turtle's back.

From reading “The Earth on Turtle's Back,” you can tell that the Onondaga value certain things in their culture. Specifically animals and dreams.

How Indians came to be is explained by “When Grizzlies Walked Upright”.


“The Wind Gives Life would be a good title for the excerpt from The Navajo Origin Legend.


According to the Iroquois Constitution, future generations are considered to be most important.


An autobiography is when the author writes about their own life.


In The Autobiography, Franklin’s own bad habits keep him from becoming a better person.


Franklin writes in The Autobiography that even though he is old, he has not reached perfection. You can conclude that he thinks it is still worthwhile to try to become a better person.


Olaudah Equiano wrote The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano to persuade readers of slavery's evil


The best summary of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is that the ocean crossings were horrible for slaves.


Its power as a personal account gives The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano its strength.


In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, the slaves preferred death to slavery, so they jumped off the ship.


From The Crucible


Based on the background information from The Crucible, Act I that describes children who had to “walk straight, eyes slightly lowered … mouths shut until bidden to speak,” the children in Salem had a joyless life.

Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1600s is the setting of The Crucible.


According to The Crucible, Act I, the Puritans believed slaves were uncivilized.


In The Crucible, Act I, Abigail has the most influence over the other women.


Proctor thinks Abigail accuses his wife of witchcraft in The Crucible, Act II to make John pay for rejecting her.


Giles Corey's refusal to name names shows that he is the one who acts honorably, not the court.


In The Crucible, Act IV, Danforth plans to execute prisoners quickly. This shows that the law is not always just.

John's refusal to sign the confession provides the moment of climax in The Crucible, Act IV.

In The Crucible, Act IV, John's destruction of the confession shows one's honor cannot be signed away.


People's lives were destroyed when they refused to testify both during the McCarthy era of the 1950s and in the play The Crucible, Act IV.


Elizabeth show that she understands John at the end of The Crucible, Act IV because she does not plead to be present at his execution.


The narrator is not a character in the story, Tom's and his wife's feelings are both described, and the narrator comments on the death of Captain Kidd. All of these are examples that the third-person omniscient point of view is used in “The Devil and Tom Walker”.


Based on “The Devil and Tom Walker,” the Puritans believed The Devil can take sometimes a human form.


In “The Devil and Tom Walker,” Tom's wife has no name, which shows that she is meant to represent many women rather than one specific woman because


In “The Devil and Tom Walker,” why does Tom's wife go off into the forest with her best silver because she wants to deal with the Devil.


Based on Tom's behavior in “The Devil and Tom Walker,” the author, Irving, likely supported abolitionists.


At the end of “The Devil and Tom Walker” the Devil ends Tom’s life and takes him to hell.


From The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Pap’s treatment of Huck is abusive.

Before he escapes from Pap, Huck makes it look as if he has been killed.

Miss Watson was going to sell Jim, sending away from his family, so Jim ran away.

Huck wants to find out what’s being said about Jim and himself, so he dresses up like a girl and go into town, eventually meeting Mrs. Judith Loftus.

Jim wants to buy his wife and children out of slavery.

No one can remember the cause of the feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons.

The duke and the dauphin are con artists.

The duke and the dauphin handed Jim over for $40, so he ends up with Silas Phelps.



Huck wants to save Jim so he goes to the Phelps’s farm.

At the end of the novel, Tom is keeping the secret that Miss Watson has set Jim free already


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