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What is the poet’s implied feeling about manual labor in “Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper,” by Martin Espada.

  1. The best results occur when everyone works together.
  2. The work of laborers supports the work of others.
  3. People who work with their hands do not work hard.

Who is the author of the quote “The car aimed ahead its lowered parking lights; / under the hood purred the steady engine. / I stood in the glare of the warm exhaust turning red; / around our group I could hear the wilderness listen”?

  1. William Stafford [“Traveling Through the Dark”]
  2. William Harvey [“Playing for the Fighting Sixty-Ninth”]
  3. Amy Tan [“Mother Tongue”]

Act IV of The Crucible takes place at

  1. the Proctors’ house during the witch hunt.
  2. Parris’s house, where the investigation began.
  3. the Salem jail, the autumn after the trial.

In Act III of The Crucible, Proctor tells Danforth, “God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together.” What does he mean by this?

  1. The whole community will suffer damnation for the injustices being committed.
  2. Danforth will suffer damnation if he condemns Proctor to death.
  3. Witches will suffer damnation for their sins.

One central message of “The Gift” is that

  1. people rarely remember when experiences turnout happily.
  2. splinters are small things that cause big problems.
  3. a meaningful lesson can be taught in a simple act.

What idea is most inspiring in “Urban Renewal”?

  1. People have determined to rebuild the Twin Towers taller than they had been.
  2. People support each other in difficult times and times of loss.
  3. Ultimately, each person must look out for his or her own interests.

True or False: The beginning of “Antojos” is set on a city street in the capital of the Dominican Republic.

  1. True
  2. False

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True or False: The author’s purpose in “Onomatopoeia” was to demonstrate the importance of dialect in language

  1. True
  2. False

Who is the author of the quote “Suddenly, the countryside was so very quiet. She looked up at the purple sky. A breeze was blowing through the grove, rustling the leaves, so they whispered like voices, something indistinct”?

  1. Julia Alvarez [“Antojos”]
  2. Amy Tan [“Mother Tongue”]
  3. William Safford [“Traveling Through the Dark”]

In The Crucible, John Proctor faces an important test of character after he learns his wife is going to have a baby.

  1. True
  2. False

Who is the author of the quote, “While I speak God’s law, I will not crack its voice with whimpering. If retaliation is your fear, know this–I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law, and an ocean of salt tears could not melt the resolution of the statutes”?

  1. William Stafford [“Travelling Through the Dark”]
  2. Arthur Miller [The Crucible]
  3. Julia Alvarez [“Antojos”]

Based on Reverend Parris’s reactions in Act I of The Crucible, his anxiety about his daughter seems to come from his

  1. great love for his only child
  2. fear for the fate of his daughter’s soul
  3. concern about his own reputation

Which statement best captures the idea of the bow-wow theory, as described by Safire in “Onomatopoeia”?

  1. Words imitated imaginary noises.
  2. Words took shape in imitation of natural sounds.
  3. Words originated in nonsense speech.

True or False: In “The Gift” the lines “I can’t remember the tale, / but hear his voice still, a well / of dark water, a prayer” show a lilting, musical quality, typical of lyric poems.

  1. True
  2. False

True or False: The following passage from The Crucible contains the dramatic element called stage directions. “The words ‘going up to Jesus’ are heard in the psalm, and Betty claps her ears suddenly and whines loudly.”

  1. True
  2. False

True or False: The author’s purpose in “Antojos” was to examine the experiences of emigrants from one culture to another.

  1. True
  2. False

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