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Unit 1 Test – Study Guide

Readings

Concepts

Letters from Cortes (handout)

Bias, Marginalization, Connotation/Denotation

“The Sky Tree” (20)

“Coyote Finishes his Work” (22-23)

“Blackfeet Genesis” (24)


Traits of Native American Literature, Archetype, Personification, Role of Nature in Writing

“Of Plymouth Plantation” (54)

Traits of Puritan Literature, Role of Religion in Writing, Allusions

“Narrative of the Captivity” (64)

Traits of Captivity Narrative

“The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” (84)

Slave Narratives, Objective/Subjective

Define:

  1. Connotation:

  2. Denotation

  3. Bias:

  4. Archetype:

  5. Allusion:

  6. Objective

  7. Subjective:

  8. Terms on 19 – (endures, inhabited, revive, determined)

  9. Terms on 83 – (copious, avarice, render, procured, nominal)

Periods in Literature/Defining Traits of:

Traits of Native American Myths –

Traits of Puritan Literature –

Traits if Captivity Narrative –



Thought Questions:

  1. How did Cortes marginalize the Aztecs with his writing?

  2. What made Cortes bias towards the Aztecs regarding the different religious beliefs?

  3. What role do archetypes play in Native American myths?

  4. What role does nature play in Native American myths?

  5. How would you describe William Bradford’s relationship with God in “Of Plymouth Plantation?”

  6. What allusions are used in “Of Plymouth Plantation?”

  7. Why was Mary Rowlandson’s relationship with the Native Americans unique in “Narrative of the Captivity”?

  8. How does Mary Rowlandson’s bias change during her captivity in “Narrative of the Captivity?”

  9. What quotes would be good textual evidence to show Mary Rowlandson’s change in attitude towards the Native Americans? HINT!

  10. Why are subjectivity and objectivity both important to a good narrative?

Unit 1 Test – Study Guide

Readings

Concepts

Letters from Cortes (handout)

Bias, Marginalization, Connotation/Denotation

“The Sky Tree” (20)

“Coyote Finishes his Work” (22-23)

“Blackfeet Genesis” (24)


Traits of Native American Literature, Archetype, Personification, Role of Nature in Writing

“Of Plymouth Plantation” (54)

Traits of Puritan Literature, Role of Religion in Writing, Allusions

“Narrative of the Captivity” (64)

Traits of Captivity Narrative

“The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” (84)

Slave Narratives, Objective/Subjective

Define:

  1. Connotation:

  2. Denotation

  3. Bias:

  4. Archetype:

  5. Allusion:

  6. Objective

  7. Subjective:

  8. Terms on 19 – (endures, inhabited, revive, determined)

  9. Terms on 83 – (copious, avarice, render, procured, nominal)

Periods in Literature/Defining Traits of:

Traits of Native American Myths –

Traits of Puritan Literature –

Traits if Captivity Narrative –



Thought Questions:

  1. How did Cortes marginalize the Aztecs with his writing?

  2. What made Cortes bias towards the Aztecs regarding the different religious beliefs?

  3. What role do archetypes play in Native American myths?

  4. What role does nature play in Native American myths?

  5. How would you describe William Bradford’s relationship with God in “Of Plymouth Plantation?”

  6. What allusions are used in “Of Plymouth Plantation?”

  7. Why was Mary Rowlandson’s relationship with the Native Americans unique in “Narrative of the Captivity”?

  8. How does Mary Rowlandson’s bias change during her captivity in “Narrative of the Captivity?”

  9. What quotes would be good textual evidence to show Mary Rowlandson’s change in attitude towards the Native Americans? HINT!

  10. Why are subjectivity and objectivity both important to a good narrative?


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