Read the excerpt from "A Day for Wandering" by Clinton Scollard. I set apart a day for wandering; I heard the woodlands ring, The hidden white-throat sing, And the harmonic West, Beyond a far hill-crest, Touch its Aeolian string. “Aeolian string” refers to a harp-like instrument that plays when it is placed in the wind. Based on this definition, which statement best describes the speaker’s view of the wind?
Which is the following is a fact encountered by the recruiter when trying to fulfill Army recruitment objectives?
Pontificating is ________.speaking with claims of importancespeaking in a pompous waydrawing incorrect conclusionsdrawing conclusions with insufficient information
Which statement represents a difference between horizontal and vertical relationships? A. Both vertical and horizontal relationships represent equal status. B. Vertical relationships involve equal status, while horizontal relationships represent unequal status. C. Both vertical and horizontal relationships represent unequal status. D. Vertical relationships involve unequal status, while horizontal relationships represent equal status.
Which of these sentences gives the best description of the American identity? America is a melting pot of people of diverse ethnicities who share the common American dream. The American identity is often reflected in American literature, which shows the many different perspectives that exist in the United States. As the nation's identity has grown and changed over time, that growth and change is reflected in American literature.
4. The main reason self-confidence is important in human relations is because A. self-confidence makes you seem more interesting to other people. B. forming relationships involves risk. C. the alternative to self-confidence is no confidence. D. self-confidence makes you appear important in the eyes of other people
If you invented something that used light, what root word would likely be in your invention's name? Astro Lum Phon Vis
After the crew takes over the Adventurer, what do they finally decide to do with Gulliver? A.) send him back to England on a small ship B.) leave him stranded on an unknown island C.) make him the captain of the ship once again D.) imprison him until they arrive at their destination
The underlined word emerges as a key term in the preface because johnson? A. Hints at the economic importance of his dictionary B. Hopes that his dictionary will enlighten the uneducated. C. Seeks literary recognition for his publication D. Strives to emphasize the effort his dictionary required.
Which best describes swifts purpose for writing "A modest proposal" A-to thoroughly explain his proposal with the hope of solving the problem of poverty in England B-to inform society of a serious issue with the hope of inspiring impoverished people to find jobs C-to entertain readers with a humorous tale with the hope of creating laughter during a dark time D-to criticize England’s treatment of the Irish with the hope of bringing about societal change
The setting of the poem "thoughts of hanoi" mostly contributes to an overall mood of? hope resentment resolve uncertainty
Which will best help Markus understand the central ideas as he reads? finding a single concept that links the lines together marking the rhyme scheme with lowercase letters counting all the stressed and unstressed syllables skipping words that are unfamiliar or difficult to read
In order to help an interviewer remember you, it is recommended to __________.. . . . a. . . Ask the interviewer personal questions . . . b. . . Brag about your accomplishments . . . c. . . Tell a compelling story about yourself . . . d. . . Tell the interview you have to leave early .
Based on your knowledge of word parts, which sentence uses the word introspection correctly? A. Because of his experience as a firefighter, Matthew provided a unique introspection. B. Gillian stood up straight and braced herself for her mother's introspection of her outfit. C. Samuel waited patiently for the contractors to come and perform the building introspection. D. After some soul-searching and introspection, Peter knew that it was time for him to move on.
Which statements accurately compare Beowulf and Grendel? Check all that apply. Both works are written in an Old English poetic style. Beowulf characterizes Grendel as bloodthirsty, but Grendel shows Grendel’s gentler side. Beowulf is sympathetic to the humans, while Grendel shows the monster’s perspective. Both works focus primarily on the hero, Beowulf. Beowulf is a contemporary version of an old tale, while Grendel is based on oral tradition.
Which statement best summarizes a central idea in Infinite Jest? An individual’s true nature can be accurately defined only by external cultures and settings. Outside observation is a more valid measure of reality than interpretations based on personal experience are. A person’s inner self often struggles to overcome external definitions of self-imposed by the outside world. There is only one true reality, and it is separate from people’s personal and social perceptions.
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 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
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
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.
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).