A ____________ is an underlying assumption or inference that the writer takes for granted. a. claim b. warrant c. reason d. qualifier
Which sentence uses the most precise language? when the engine seized and began to smoke, i realized i had ignored the oil gauge warning signal too long. when the engine stopped working and started smoking, i knew i had ignored the warning light too long. when the engine stopped working and began to smoke, i realized i had forgotten about the oil gauge warning too long. when the engine seized and started smoking, i knew i had ignored the warning signal too long.
Which aspect of the plot is resolved in Act II? Hamlet’s desire for revenge the Fortinbras threat the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia Claudius’s guilt for the murder
Which quotation from act 1.3 in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is the best example of foreshadowing? a) CASSIUS: Why all these fires, why all these gliding ghosts, Why birds and beasts from quality and kind— Why old men, fools, and children calculate b) CASSIUS: That heaven hath infused them with these spirits To make them instruments of fear and warning Unto some monstrous state. c) CASCA: It is the part of men to fear and tremble, When the most mighty gods by tokens send Such dreadful heralds to astonish us. D) CASCA: O, he sits high in all the people’s hearts, And that which would appear offence in us His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness.
Select the best option that suits the statement : - 1) We saw a baby elephant vacationing in Africa. a. misplaced modifier. b. dangling modifier. c. correct. 2) In \"the guitar\" lorca personifies the guitar by comparing it to a. a) childs cry. b. peaceful night. c. bouquet of flowers. d. heart that is broken.
What is the setting of Ishmael Beah’s memoir A Long Way Gone? Sierra Leone during the Civil War the British colony of Sierra Leone Oberlin College in 2004 South America in the late 1990s
Which of the following is a run-on sentence? A. The players continue to work on both hitting and fielding, allowing them to improve both skill sets. B. The game was tied at halftime; each coach gave his team a pep-talk. C. While the rain was drenching at times, the fans were dedicated and refused to leave. D. The game will be called if the storm continues, the weather is dangerous.
What is the organizational pattern of the bill of rights? A. Cause and effect B. Compare and contrast C. Topical D. Sequential
World literature texts come from a variety of ___________. a. cultures c. time periods b. literary forms d. all of the above
How can the topic "students and cell phones” be presented as an argument? a. recent surveys suggest that over 70 percent of all american students ages 14–17 own a cell phone. b. students at omega high school have expressed interest in having access to their phones during school hours. c. school policies regarding cell-phone usage varies by region and is the source of considerable debate. d. cell-phone usage should be embraced at public schools as a means of information acquisition.
The hyphen in "two-thirds" is used because A. two modifies three B. two is a prefix C. two thirds is a fraction D. two thirds is a number
Which statement best summarizes the purpose of repetition in poetry? Poets repeat words and phrases to create a more regular rhythm. Poets repeat words and phrases so the reader can understand the theme easily. Poets repeat words and phrases to emphasize important ideas in poems. Poets repeat words and phrases to underscore the subject of the poem.
Which Greek god was Helen of Troy's father according to Homer's Iliad? A. Apollo B. Poseidon C. Zeus D. Hades
Which sentence below shows correct use of an em dash? We’re hosting a party – you are invited, of course – later this month. We’re hosting a party you are invited – of course later this month. We’re – hosting a party, you are invited of course later – this month. We’re hosting – a party – you are invited of course, later, this month.
Primitive art reflected art from___________________________. a. African cultures b. Asian cultures c. non-western cultures d. European cultures
Which statement does not describe King’s “muse-guy”? A.) The muse-guy “scatter[s] creative fairy-dust all over your typewriter . . . .” B.) The muse-guy “lives in the ground” and is “a basement guy.” C.) The muse guy “admires his bowling trophies and pretends to ignore you.” D.) The muse guy “has got a bag of magic . . . that can change your life.”
Which one of the following statements about a topic sentence and main idea is accurate? A. A topic sentence is found in the introduction, while a main idea is found in the conclusion B. A topic sentence and a main idea are always the same thing C. A topic sentence does not change position, but the main idea is found in multiple places D. A topic sentence is the central idea of a paragraph, while a main idea is the central idea of an entire text.
Which of the following statements BEST describes scoring in team sports? A. Each team's score is recorded by the scorekeeper or officials. B. Usually a lower score is better in team sports. C. Scoring on your own goal is a good move for your team. D. Scoring usually continues from one game to the next.
Read the excerpt from "A Modest Proposal." But, as to my self, having been wearied out for many years with offering vain, idle, visionary thoughts, and at length utterly despairing of success, I fortunately fell upon this proposal, which, as it is wholly new, so it hath something solid and real, of no expence and little trouble, full in our own power, and whereby we can incur no danger in disobliging England. Which statement effectively paraphrases this excerpt using a quotation? A. Swift states that he has “been wearied out for many years with offering vain, idle, visionary thoughts” and almost gave up any hope of ever achieving success of any kind. B. Swift writes that after much time and effort, he has finally come up with a solution that is “solid and real, of no expence and little trouble” to address the problem of poverty. C. “I fortunately fell upon this proposal, which, as it is wholly new, so it hath something solid and real, of no expence and little trouble, full in our own power,” claims Swift. D. Since we can incur no danger in disobliging England, Swift believes he has come up with a proposal that will finally solve the issue of overwhelming poverty in England.
Which statement describes the allusion in these lines from Shakespeare's Hamlet? HORATIO: Never believe it: I am more an antique Roman than a Dane. Here's yet some liquor left. a. Horatio refers to the conquests of the great Roman emperors. b. Horatio doubts whether the Danish soldiers are as patriotic as the Roman soldiers. c. Horatio refers to Roman soldiers who gave up their lives in allegiance to their emperor. d. Horatio wants Hamlet not to question his allegiance to the king.
How does voice impact tone? A. It determines the range of attitudes that a text can effectively express. B. It helps develop the overall personality in a work. C. It allows the author to talk down to the reader without the reader taking offense. D. It determines the point of view of the text.
What are the four types of literary theories according to literary historian M. H. Abrams? critical, theoretical, practical, and otherworldly mimetic, rhetorical, expressive, and formal critical, reflective, analytical, and quarterly reflective, persuasive, emotional, and structural
Choose the term that identifies the underlined word. a. direct object b. indirect object c. objective complement d. predicate nominative e. predicate adjective 1. The Puritans considered buttons a (sign) of vanity. 2. At first the old trunk in the basement appeared (empty). 3. Michelle showed (Mom) a copy of the yearbook. 4. Kim named her (dog) Trixie. 5. The performance was a huge (disappointment).
Narrative, descriptive, and reflective refer to three a. types of poems. b. major themes. c. styles of diction. d. standard meters
Which pair of words best describes the setting of Bilbo Baggins’ party? A. close and dark B. dank and cheerless C. private and exclusive D. grand and inclusive
Which statement is an example of universal theme? A.When a country is at war, it is better to flee the country. B.When a country is at war, it is better not to leave. C.The experience of leaving the familiar for the unknown is disorienting. D.Dictators are eventually toppled, especially if their rule is cruel and without reason.