Midterm Exam 2010

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Midterm Exam 2010

  • 100 Multiple Choice Questions

  • You will need a pencil. The exam will be on a scantron

  • This exam is 10% of your final grade

  • Covers all major material covered in the first semester

Exam Schedule:

December 15th – 1nd and 4th

December 16th –2nd and 5th

December 17th- 3rd and 6th
Exam periods will be 85 minutes long. If you are absent the day of an exam, you will get a zero on the exam. You need to make arrangements to stay after school within the first two weeks of the semester. Failure to make up exams in that time period will result in the exam score remaining a zero.
Part I. Lit Terms
____________________ a character that changes throughout the story
____________________ a character with few traits, one readers do no know a lot about
____________________ a character with many traits, one readers know a lot about
____________________ action that leads to the climax
____________________ events that lead from the climax to the resolution
____________________ one who opposes the main character in a story
____________________ the end of the central conflict
____________________ the highest point of action in the story, the turning point
____________________ the main character in the story
____________________ the setting, characters and basic situation
____________________ where the central conflict begins
_____________________ a comparison using the words like or as
_____________________ a conflict outside the self
_____________________ a story that mocks or makes fun of a serious subject
_____________________ a story with double meaning
_____________________ an all knowing narrator who knows the thoughts of one person
_____________________ clues that suggest something is going to happen in a story
_____________________ giving human qualities to non-human things
_____________________ sarcasm
_____________________ something happens different than what is expected
_____________________ the “I” narrator
_____________________ when the audience knows something characters do not
_____________________a comparison that does not use the words like or as
_____________________an all knowing narrator who knows the thoughts of all people
_____________________an extreme exaggeration
_____________________repetition of a beginning consonant sound in a line of poetry
_____________________repetition of a consonant sound not at the beginning in a line of

_____________________repetition of a vowel sound in a line of poetry

_____________________something that stands for something else
_____________________the message in a story
____________________a character that does not change throughout the story
____________________a conflict inside the self
____________________events the occur after the conflict is resolved; an epilogue

Word Bank:
alliteration assonance consonance allegory
dramatic irony first person third person limited third person omniscient
exposition inciting incident rising action climax rising action
falling action resolution denouement protagonist antagonist
internal Conflict external conflict foreshadowing
round character flat character dynamic character static character
satire simile metaphor personification hyperbole
symbol theme verbal irony situational irony

Part III: Short Story Review
Federigo’s Falcon
In the story Federigo’s Falcon, Federigo is in ________________ with Monna Giovanni, so much so that he loses a lot of his _______________ and is forced to live in on a small farm in _________________. Monna has to go see Federigo, because her _____________ is ill and has one request. He wants Federigo’s most prized possession, his _________________. Federigo is very happy to see Monna, but has nothing to prepare for her to _________. After searching his home, he decides to serve up his ________________. Once Monna asks, Federigo explains what he did. He served up the _________________ to impress her. Monna was thankful for the gesture, but sad because now her son would ___________. Eventually Monna’s brothers thought it would be good for Monna to remarry. Monna chose to marry ______________ because he was a ________________ without riches and loved her very much.
The Necklace

The Necklace is a story set in _______________. It is about a woman, Mathilde Loisel who dreams of being ________________. One day her husband comes home with an invitation to a party. Mathilde does not want to go, because she has nothing to _________. Her husband, who was saving money for a ____________ gave her the money. She buys a dress, but then complains, she has no _____________, so she borrows a ___________ from an old schoolmate Jeanne Forstier. Mathilde goes to the party, dances and rushes out the door when it is time to leave. When she gets home, she realizes that she has _____________ the necklace. After looking for it all night, they make plans to _____________ a new necklace. They go to the jeweler who tells them that he only sold them the _____________. The Loisel’s work for _______years to pay off the necklace. Later, Mathilde sees her friend and tells her about the troubles they have faced and what they have been through. Mathilde learns from her friend that the necklace she borrowed for the dance was a ___________.

Shakespeare Two Truths and a Lie
In each groups, you will find three statements, identify which of the statements is a lie and correct it.

  1. The Capulet’s and Montague’s are the two families in Romeo and Juliet.

The Capulets are richer than the Montague’s

The Montague’s have a son named Romeo.

  1. Romeo and Juliet is an original work, not borrowed from any other source

Romeo and Juliet was written in 1596

Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona Italy.

  1. Shakespeare invented over 2000 words

Shakespeare’s plays are the plots of many contemporary movies, for example

Hamlet is similar to Beauty and the Beast

Romeo and Juliet are #9 on the list of most influential people who never lived.

  1. King James finalized the bible in 1610

Shakespeare left a fact in the new testament of the bible

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets.

  1. Like Kabuki, men performed all the roles in Shakespeare plays

Women were allowed on stage in 1662.

It is bad luck to say “Othello” in the theatre.

  1. The Globe Theatre was rebuilt in 1993.

The Quakers shut down the theatre in 1642.

The Globe was one of several theatres in London during the Renaissance.

  1. The groundlings stood in front of the stage.

The Globe Theatre burned down during a production of Henry V

The Globe no electricity, scenery or sets

  1. The Master of Revels was in charge of censoring plays

The Theatre used flags to advertise what plays were being performed.

Shakespeare wrote two types of plays, comedies and histories

  1. Christopher Marlowe was the leading playwright in England

Marlowe was a Catholic, which might be why he was killed

Marlowe was mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s plays

  1. Bacon was a politician, scientist and politician

Delia Bacon sought to prove Bacon was the real Shakespeare

Bacon was not a concealed poet.

  1. Dramatic Foil are characters that are the same

Dramatic irony is when the audience knows something that the other characters do not

A tragedy is when the main characters die and are victims of fate.

  1. Shakespeare is buried in Poet’s Corner in London

Shakespeare wrote his will months before he died

Shakespeare has a curse on his grave

  1. Shakespeare was part of Lord Chamberlain’s Men

Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets

Romeo and Juliet was written in 1496

  1. Shakespeare son died, so did his line

Shakespeare married Mary Arden

Shakespeare had three children

  1. The bubonic plague is spread through humans

The bubonic plague spread through Stratford shortly after Shakespeare was born

The bubonic plague killed thousands of people

  1. Shakespeare’s parents were Mary Arden and John Shakespeare

Shakespeare was one of 3 children

Shakespeare’s father was a glover

  1. Man’s nature was determined by the proportion of hot, dry, cold and moist

Inanimate objects were the most important things on earth

School consisted of seven subjects

  1. There were more than 5 million people in England at Shakespeare’s time

The area was mostly wooded and rural

The chief industry was agriculture

  1. Henry VIII wanted a male heir, and divorced wife Catherine of Argon

Henry’s second wife Anne, had a son, Edward

Henry VIII established the Protestant Church of England

  1. Bloody Mary killed Catholics in England

Elizabeth I was a Protestant

The Puritans left and came back stricter Protestants

In Animal Farm, Orwell uses lots of examples of propaganda in Animal Farm. Listed below are SEVERAL examples. Identify the techniques used. Note: there may be more than one answer!
_________________1. Old Major identifies the humans as the enemy.
_________________2. Old Major promises life will be better if they overthrow the humans.
_________________3. Old Major teaches them a simple, easy to remember song “Beast of England”
_________________4. The pigs persuade the other animals to agree with the principles of Animalism
_________________5. The pigs tell animals they should work for the rebellion, even if they are long gone and never see the rebellion
_________________6. Mollie is told that ribbons are a badge of slavery.
_________________7. Animals create a flag for Animal Farm.
_________________8. The hens, sheep and ducks memorize “Four Legs good, two legs bad”
_________________9. Squealer tells the animals it is scientifically proven that pigs need milk and apples to stay healthy.
_________________10. Squealer tells the animals that if they fail in their duty, Jones will come back.
_________________11. Pilkington and Frederick exaggerate stories about what is happening at Animal Farm.
_________________12. “Vote for Snowball for a three day work week” or “Vote for Napoleon for a full manger.”
_________________13. Squealer and the dogs explain why Napoleon had to get rid of Snowball.
_________________14. Squealer tells the animals their memories are at fault and suggest this is probably due to lies spread by Snowball.
_________________15. Squealer convinces them there could never be a rule against beds because even hay is considered a bed, the rule was against sheets.
_________________16. Napoleon blames Snowball for ruining the windmill and “discovers” his footprints leaving the farm
_________________17. Napoleon does not want the humans to see animals are starving. He fills up the storage bins with sand and then covers it with food.
_________________18. Napoleon executes the animals that have been working with Snowball or refuse to follow his orders.
_________________19. Squealer tells the animals that Snowball was in cahoots with Mr.Jones
_________________20. Squealer tells the story of Napoleon’s bravery during the battle of Cowshed.
_________________21. Napoleon says he pretended to be friendly with Pilkington to get Frederick to raise his price.
_________________22. Squealer tells the animals that the Battle of The Windmill was a victory
_________________23. Squealer overwhelms the animals with an endless list of “facts” which they cannot disprove
_________________24. Napoleon revises his story about Cowshed. Saying Napoleon was a villain and the wounds on Snowballs back were inflicted by Napoleon.
_________________25. Moses tells stories of Sugar Candy mountain.

Ad hominem Ad Nauseum Analysis of fact Appeal to authority

Appeal to fear bandwagon black and white fallacy beautiful people

Bribery Celebrity endorsement Common Man Demonizing the enemy

Direct order disinformation emotional appeal euphemism

Euphoria exaggeration expert witness flag-waving

Flattery glittering generalities half-truth humor

Intentional vagueness labeling logical reasoning obtain disapproval

Oversimplification Quotes out of context name calling Red herring

Repetition Scapegoating Slogans Statistics Stereotyping

Testimonial Threat Transfer Virtue Word

Allegory Review
Russian Revolution

Match Russian Revolution people to their description

  1. Czar Nicholas II

  2. Joseph Stalin

  3. Karl Marx

  4. KGB

  5. Leon Trotsky

  6. Pravda

  7. Vladimir Lenin

  1. Cared for power; did not follow Marx’s ideas.

  2. Co-leader of October Revolution; chased away by KGB

  3. forced support for Stalin

  4. Founder of Bolshevik Party; body on display

  5. Inventor of Communism, died before Revolution

  6. Poor leader, abdicated his power.

  7. Russian newspaper; propagandized

Character Identification

Match the characters to their description

  1. Benjamin

  2. Napoleon

  3. Snowball

  4. Squealer

  5. Boxer

  6. Mollie

  7. Moses

  8. Old Major

  9. Mr. Jones

    1. Pig who envisioned an animal rebellion

    2. drunken farmer

    3. intelligent pig; learned war tactics

    4. old, cynical donkey; unchanged by rebellion

    5. persuasive pig

    6. physically imposing pig

    7. strong, hardworking cart horse

    8. tame raven; Jones’ pet

    9. vain, selfish white mare

Animal Farm Characters

Now, match the characters with their Russian Revolution counterparts

  1. 9 Puppies

  2. Benjamin

  3. Boxer

  4. Mollie

  5. Mr. Jones

  6. Napoleon

  7. Old Major

  8. Snowball

  9. Squealer

    1. Citizens who opposed revolution

    2. Czar Nicholas II

    3. Highly devoted Stalin supporters

    4. Josef Stalin

    5. Karl Marx

    6. KGB

    7. Leon Trotsky

    8. Pravda

    9. Skeptical citizens

Main Events

Match Russian Revolution event to event in Animal Farm

  1. 1864: Karl Marx holds Communist Internationale in London

  2. 1883: Karl Marx dies

  3. 1917: February Revolution removes Czar Nicholas II from power

  4. 1918: Civil War of 1918; white forces try to remove red forces (led by Trotsky)

from power

  1. 1922: Soviet Union formally established

  2. 1924-1927: Stalin outmaneuvers Trotsky and gains command of the Soviet Union

  3. 1928: Stalin announces his first five year plan

  4. 1933: Stalin announces his second five year plan

  5. 1934: The “Great Purges” and show trails take place; force confessions and executions of millions of people.

  6. 1939: Stalin and Hitler sign a secret peace treaty (the German-Soviet Non Aggression Pact)

  7. 1941: Hitler invades Russia in Operation Barbarossa; Russians eventually run the German troops out.

  8. 1943: Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill meet to discuss lasting peace after the war.

  1. Frederick and his men attack Animal Farm and destroy the windmill; the animals fight back and successfully regain control of Animal Farm

  2. Jones and his men attempt to take the farm back at the Battle of the Cowshed, but Snowball leads the animals to victory.

  3. Napoleon and neighboring farmers meet in the farmhouse to discuss how they will learn from one another.

  4. Napoleon announces that they will build the windmill

  5. Napoleon announces that they will rebuild the windmill (and eventually other structures)

  6. Napoleon begins opposing Snowball on everything (windmill, defense of the farm) and eventually uses his dogs to run him off Animal Farm

  7. Napoleon has all animals meet together and proceeds to have the dogs kill animals for crimes they admit to committing

  8. Napoleon sells the timber to Frederick; the animals thought it was going to Pilkington, but Napoleon says he arranged the sale in secret.

  9. Old Major dies

  10. Old Major has all animals meet in the barn; he discusses his idea of an animal rebellion

  11. The animals break into the feed shed after Jones forgets to feed them; Jones and his men attack, but the animals run him out.

  12. The farm is renamed Animal Farm and they create a flag.

Mythology Notes

enlightened behavior authentic Mt. Olympus intervene tragic
standards pride theme underworld poetry
traditional value noble muse flaw
Part I. Fill in the blank and identify. Use the word bank listed above for help.
1. A hero is often born of ________________ birth.

2. All heroes have a tragic _____________, an error or defect that leads to their


3. An epic also contains the statement of the ________________.

4. An epic begins with the invocation of the ________________.

5. In an epic, the hero is ___________________, that is they learned something.

6. In an epic, the hero is often called the _____________hero.

7. In myths and epics, the god’s _________________ in human affairs.

8. In the eyes of the gods, ______________ was the worst offense.

9. The gods lived atop _____________________.

10. Identify four essential elements of mythology

a. c.

b. d.
Part III. Match

___Aphrodite a. king of the gods, thunderstorms

___Apollo b. hearth, home, community

___Ares c. underworld

___Hephaestus d. love

___Artemis e. fire, craftspeople, artisans

___Athena f. the moon, hunting

___Hades g. messenger, trade, thieves

___Hera h. queen of the gods, marriage

___Hermes i. sea, earthquakes, horses

___Hestia j. wisdom, practical arts, war

___Poseidon k. war

___Zeus l.. sun, music, poetry, prophecy
Part IV. The Trojan War and The Odyssey. Fill in the blanks

The Trojan War begins when ______________ chooses ________________ over Hera and Athena in a contest between the gods. This winning goddess, promises him the most beautiful girl in the world, ___________ of Sparta. At the time, she is promised and married to King Menelaus. As time grew, Menelaus and his wife trusted their new friend, but he ended up deceiving them taking her away and beginning the Trojan War.

On the side of the Greeks, was __________________ a boy who was protected at birth when he was dipped in the river Styx, well except for his ____________ which he ended up dying from an infection in that part of his body. On the side of the Trojans, was ___________ who ended up dying when he was wearing ____________ armor and he knew there was a small opening to kill him. Ultimately, the Greeks defeated the Trojans when __________________ came up with an idea to “surrender” and give the Trojans the gift of a _________________. Once wheeled into the city and the Trojans were convinced they won, the Greeks jumped out and ________________ and defeated the Trojans by tricking them.

The Odyssey begins as Odyssey makes his way to his home _______________ after the Trojan War. On their way home, they encounter many obstacles, including ________________ a one-eyed monster and son of Poseidon. Odysseus and his men ___________ him and escape his cave. They also fought off the ____________, who tried to lure sailors with beautiful songs, but Odysseus outsmarted them. For years, they ended up staying with ___________ a beautiful woman who promised Odysseus that he would live forever if she stayed with him. However, Odysseus knew that he must get home to his wife ______________ who was awaiting his return by weaving a funeral tapestry during the day and unweaving it at night to avoid remarrying. Eventually, after losing all of his men, he finds kindness in King Alcinous, who sends Odysseus to his home. When he arrives, he sees his son __________________ for the first time since he was a baby. They devise a plan with the help of the goddess ___________________ to destroy the suitors. Disguised as a ______________ he returns to his home and his wife has set up a challenge, to string the bow of Odysseus and shoot it through twelve ax handles. Odysseus, in disguise, is allowed to have chance is successful and he and his son __________________ the suitors.

Steps of the Hero

____ The Call to Adventure

____ Apotheosis

____Atonement with the Father

____Crossing the first threshold

____Freedom to live

____Magic Flight

____Master of Two Worlds

____Refusal of the Call

____Refusal to Return

____Rescue from Without

____Supernatural Aid

____The Belly of the Whale

____The meeting with the goddess

____The road of trials

____The ultimate Boon

____Woman as Temptress

  1. A separation from the heroes known world and self.

  2. A series of test, trials, ordeals

  3. Achievement of a goal/quest

  4. After the call, the hero refuses

  5. Balance between material and spiritual

  6. Living in the moment. ..no anticipating, no regrets.

  7. Once committed to the journey, a helper appears.

  8. Temptations that lead the hero away from the quest.

  9. The confrontation with whatever holds power in the hero’s life.

  10. The experience of unconditional love that may or may not be a woman.

  11. The forces that bring the hero back to everyday life.

  12. The god-like state or period of peace.

  13. The point when a person is first given notice everything is going to change.

  14. The point when they leave for the adventure, venturing into the unknown.

  15. The refusal to return to a normal life.

  16. When the hero must escape with the boon.

  17. When the hero must retain the wisdom gained and return to human life.

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