Pontificating is ________. speaking with claims of importance speaking in a pompous way drawing incorrect conclusions drawing conclusions with insufficient information
Early novels were primarily _________ and dealt with problems faced by_______ members of society. 1,Historical Fiction 2.middle class Upper class lower class
What did the Populist Party initially seek? A. the gold standard B. women's right to vote C. an eight-hour work day D. regulation of railroad rates
Augustine characterizes human knowledge as _____ when compared to God. inspired ignorance wisdom insightful
4. The following sentence contains an incorrect modifier. Identify whether it is a dangling modifier or a misplaced modifier. We saw three fires flying over the forest. misplaced dangling Identify the underlined portions in the following sentences as either independent or subordinate clauses. 5. Many people use bamboo screens that roll up and down. subordinate independent 6. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant that we know. subordinate independent
Which of these statements best describes the couplet in a shakespearean sonnet? a.two lines that end in a gg rhyme scheme. b.five iambic feet of stressed and unstressed syllables. c.four line stanzas that have an abab rhyme scheme. d.fourteen lines consisting of three quatrains
In "Rhinoceros," what does the forceful entrance of the rhinoceros in the entrance most likely foreshadow? a. An even greater destruction in following scenes b. The death of Monsieur Boeuf c. The restoration of the friendship between the narrator and Jean d. The mysterious arrival of the rhinoceros into town
Which line in this excerpt from Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish" uses consonance? "I stared and stared and victory filled up the little rented boat, from the pool of bilge"
Which statement describes Anne Frank’s perspective on war best?. . A.Peace will return once again. . B.Peace will destroy the world. . C.War is a necessary evil. . D.War will never go extinct.
Which ideas describe a round character? check all that apply. -the character experiences a variety of human emotions. -the character represents a single idea or concept. -the character possesses a complex personality. -the character acts as a predictable personality type. -the character grows or develops over the course of a play
Select the best answer for the question. 1. Which of the following statements about communication is most accurate? A. Attitudes change day by day, while moods persist over time. B. Most body language is related to emotions and attitudes. C. Expressing your enjoyment of hockey games reflects a basic attitude. D. Business letters should be sincere, to the point, and impersonal.
Prompt A: Compare and contrast the topics and themes of writers from the Americas and European writers. Include specific examples to support your statements.
Identify the sentence pattern used in each of the sentences below. 1. I e-mailed my English teacher my essay. A. subject-verb. B. Subject-verb-direct object. C. subject verb-indirect object-direct object. 2. For once I finished early. A. subject-verb. B. Subject-verb-direct object. C. Subject-verb-indirect object-direct object. 3. My subject was my uncle's farm in Colorado. A. Subject-verb. B. Subject-verb-predicate nominative. C. Subject-verb-predicate adjective
Which one of the following titles is capitalized correctly? A. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone B. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles C. Bridge To Terabithia D. The hunger games
According to "Michael Faraday's World," which of the following intrigued Michael Faraday? A. photography B. batteries C. automobiles D. airplanes
What realization does Aunt Imogen come to by the end of the poem? a.She understands that her dreams of marriage and family are dead. b.She realizes that her sister’s life is not as pleasant as it seems. c.She appreciates her ability to be independent and free from responsibility. d.She regrets that she is an outsider and has not spent more time with her sister and her sister’s family.
One of the major advantages of language is its flexibility. Please select the best answer from the choices provided T F
Read this excerpt from james joyce's "araby." "north richmond street,being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the christian brothers' school set the boys free. an uninhabited house of two stories stood at the blind end, lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces." which mood is created by the description of the house at the end of the block? darkness dread isolation warmth
N epiphany is often defined as a A. symbol of change. B. painful conflict. C. rising action. D. sudden insight.
Write an argument for or against the idea of using controlled fires to protect wild areas. Read More >>
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? On March 21, 1985 our community held its bicentennial. On March 21, 1985, our community health it's bicentennial.
\"And so as it were at the same moment. the master's command is given. and the disciple's work is completed,. the two things being speedily accomplished together. in the swiftness of the fear of God. by those who are moved. with the desire of attaining life everlasting.\". . This excerpt from the Rule of Benedict demonstrates the: A) importance of obedience among monastic orders. B) power of the pope over the Church. C) spread of the Christian faith by missionaries. D) nature of changes to medieval church structure
When the black snake flashed onto the morning road, and the truck could not swerve-- death, that is how it happens. Now he lies looped and useless as an old bicycle tire i stop the car and carry him into the bushes. Poetry of place poetry of spirit poetry of nature poetry of family
Which excerpt from The Odyssey demonstrate the importance of hospitality in Greek society? Here is a poor man come, a wanderer, driven by want to beg his bread, and everyone in hall gave bits, to cram his bag—only Antinous threw a stool, and banged his shoulder “Suppose Athena’s arm is over us, and Zeus her father’s, must I rack my brains for more?” “The cruel belly, can you hide its ache? How many bitter days it brings!” Odysseus only shook his head, containing thoughts of bloody work, as he walked on, then sat, and dropped his loaded bag again upon the door sill.
Choose two of the “other worlds” described in the unit. Compare and contrast the way these other worlds impacted the real life world for characters. The “other worlds” are, “Nolan Bushnell”, “A Sound of Thunder”, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”.
Which line from "The Colomber" by Dino Buzzati contributes to the setting? A. ‘Stefano, what are you doing there, standing so still?’” B. “It was a splendid sunny day, and the sea was calm.” C. “From then on, with every expedient the boy was dissuaded from his desire to go to sea.” D. “And no one on board, except him, perceived the monster.”
People who specifically study languages are called ______. A.Archaeologist B.Semanticists C.Morphologists D. Linguist
Which best describes alliteration? A)attributing human characteristics to something nonhuman B)a word that sounds like what it is describing C)a word or phrase that means something other than its literal definition D)putting the same letter at the beginning of a series of words
Which sentence correctly uses commas to separate narration from the quotation? "You must tour the Great Hall," suggested the librarian ",if you enjoy architecture as well as books." "You must tour the Great Hall", suggested the librarian, "if you enjoy architecture as well as books." "You must tour the Great Hall" suggested the librarian, "if you enjoy architecture as well as books." "You must tour the Great Hall," suggested the librarian, "if you enjoy architecture as well as books."
Which best summarizes the role of conversation expressed in Society and Solitude? Conversation is a way for two people who are strangers to find out if they can share the same community. Conversation has the power to either affirm or destroy the connections between people. In conversation, two individuals are able to assess each other’s degree of honesty. In conversation, people often reveal unique and quirky aspects of their personalities.