HSD003 Lesson 3 Exam no.- 700107RR

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1. The challenges characters have to overcome in fictional works is known as the

A. plot.

B. setting.

C. conflict.

D. theme.



2. This question is based on the following paragraph.

The back yard was covered in late afternoon sunlight. The leaves danced in the trees, delighted that spring had finally arrived. The tulips were bright slashes of color like a child's crayon drawing. In the garden, the first green shoots were pushing out of the soil to greet the warmth of the sun. Sitting on the porch swing, I drank in the beauty of nature, a delicious treat.

Which phrase from the paragraph is an example of a metaphor?

A. Greet the warmth of the sun

B. In late afternoon sunlight

C. The beauty of nature, a delicious treat

D. Delighted that spring had finally arrived



3. This question is based on the following poem.

???Some say life's a Monopoly game,

???spread like a picnic to kill the grass,

???assuring no winners save some ants,

???until amid the fading rants,

???none there are to punch one's pass

???into the halls of fame.

The metaphor for life in this poem is

A. halls of fame.

B. a monopoly game.

C. a picnic.

D. some ants.



4. The two factors that create a story's setting are time period and

A. location.

B. characters.

C. conflict.

D. imagery.



5. This question is based on the following poem.

???1 Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song,

???2 Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong.

???3 Laugh, for the time is brief, a thread the length of a span.

???4 Laugh and be proud to belong to the old proud pageant of man.

(Laugh and Be Merry/John Masefield/Public Domain)

What is the rhyme pattern in this stanza?

A. First and third lines rhyme; second and fourth lines rhyme.

B. First and second lines rhyme; third and fourth rhyme.

C. All four lines have the same ending rhyme.

D. There is no rhyme pattern in this stanza.



6. The main purpose of loaded words in advertisements is to

A. create an image.

B. illustrate bias.

C. influence the reader.

D. compare two unlike things.



7. This question is based on the following paragraph.

Tomas tiptoed across the room. He made sure not to walk on the spot that always creaked. He opened the squeaky door as slowly as possible. He took one last look in the crib and smiled. Was anything more beautiful than a sleeping baby? Softly he closed the nursery door and headed down the hall. It had been a long night.

What can you infer from this paragraph?

A. Tomas's house needed some repairs.

B. Tomas did not enjoy being a father.

C. Tomas was ready to start a new day.

D. Tomas had spent a long time getting his child to sleep.


8. Which one of the following phrases contains vivid words that create imagery?

A. Twenty soldiers

B. Cotton-like clouds

C. Sang a solo

D. Traveled far



10. Most of the imagery in a poem is designed to appeal to the reader's

A. imagination and logic.

B. ideas and concepts.

C. senses and emotions.

D. intellect and thoughts.



11. When a reader makes inferences based on the details provided, it enables the reader to

A. understand the plot.

B. make a comparison.

C. draw a conclusion.

D. establish the setting.



9. This question is based on the following paragraph.

Even though her friends thought writing letters was an old-fashioned thing to do, Robin still enjoyed it. She loved designing stationery on the computer, and she used her grandmother's fountain pen to write the letters. She took the cap off of the pen and started the next letter.

What conclusion can be drawn from this paragraph?

A. Robin's grandmother like to write letters with her granddaughter.

B. Robin liked to combine old ideas with new ones.

C. Robin used her computer to write lots of letters to friends.

D. Robin appreciated the stationery that her grandmother gave her.



12. In the sports section of the local newspaper, a reporter wrote, "Lorton's experienced quarterback performed well in handling Jefferson High's Eagles a crushing defeat." Which word in this sentence is considered loaded?

A. Crushing

B. Defeat

C. Well

D. Experienced



13. Which one of the following statements contains a simile?

A. The maple wears a gayer scarf.

B. The soaring bird quickly disappeared from our sight.

C. I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.

D. The woods went up in flame.


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14. This question is based on the following information.

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London. It focuses on the life of Buck, a pampered dog who lives with a wealthy family in southern California. During the Gold Rush, Buck is captured, sold, and eventually shipped to Alaska. Along the way, Buck is mistreated, but eventually he learns to survive as a member of a dog sled team. With each new experience, Buck becomes more acquainted with his ancestor's instincts. Finally, after losing someone he cared about, Buck decides to return to living in the wild.

Which of these statements best represent the theme of The Call of the Wild?

A. A dog endures hardship but ends up going back to where he is meant to be.

B. A dog learns what it's like to be taken from his home and sent far away.

C. A dog discovers the differences between life in California and in Alaska.

D. A dog is mistreated for his entire life, even as part of a dog sled team.



15. This question is based on the following passage.

According to science, the fastest speed possible for anything is the speed of light, which is about 186,000 miles per second. That is, in one minute, light travels 11,160,000 miles. The star nearest Earth is the Sun. It's about 93,000,000 miles from Earth. Therefore, it takes sunlight about eight minutes to travel to Earth. So, when you see the Sun, you aren't seeing it as it is. You're seeing it as it was eight minutes ago. Since the stars are much farther away than our Sun, imagine how far back in time you're seeing them! It's obvious that humans will never travel to planets near even the closest stars.

Which statement from this passage is an example of an opinion?

A. The star nearest Earth is the Sun.

B. It's obvious that humans will never travel to planets near even the closest stars.

C. So, when you see the Sun, you aren't seeing it as it is.

D. According to science, . . . the speed of light . . . is about 186,000 miles per second.



16. This question is based on the following four sentences.

???1. Netta and Jim argued over their views of free trade.

???2. Netta and Jim had different views on free trade.

???3. Netta and Jim were sharply split over the issue of free trade.

???4. Netta and Jim refused to discuss the issue of free trade.

In these four sentences, the word that's most obviously a loaded word is

A. refused.

B. discuss.

C. different.

D. sharply.



17. This question is based on the following paragraph.

“Sssssh, listen!” said Terry. “I can hear her coming down the hallway.” Everyone hid behind the couches or in corners. They tried to stifle their giggles and make no sound at all. There was only the sound of a key in the lock as Sheila, the birthday girl, came in for the evening.

What conclusion can be drawn about what is about to happen?

A. Terry is playing a game with others.

B. Sheila is walking into a surprise party.

C. Sheila is coming home to meet her friends.

D. Terry is stealing some of Sheila's belongings.



18. Below is the last stanza of a poem, "Dover Beach," written in 1876 by Matthew Arnold.

???Ah, love, let us be true

???To one another! for the world, which seems

???To lie before us like a land of dreams,

???So various, so beautiful, so new,

???Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,

???Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;

???And we are here as on a darkling plain

???Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

???Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Which one of the following statements best characterizes Arnold's view of the world?

A. The world is made for lovers.

B. The world is not a beautiful place.

C. The world is just a dream.

D. The world is a confusing and hostile place.



19. Which statement about poetry is accurate?

A. All poems are designed to have a rhyme pattern.

B. Poems are written to evoke emotions in readers.

C. Poetry is made up verses called lyrics.

D. Poetry is made up of multiple similes and metaphors



20. When an author focuses on characterization in a piece of fiction, it means that he or she provides details about the

A. various settings of the story.

B. biggest conflicts in the story.

C. main themes of the story.

D. different people in the story.

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