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Course Name: Eleventh Grade English 2: Modern
American Literature
Student: Tomas Koblizek
Course ID:
ENGH040060
ID: D72565378
Submittal:
51
Progress Test 1
Although the progress test is similar in style to the unit evaluations, the progress test is a closed-book, proctored test.
You may not have access to notes or any of the course materials while you are taking the test. It is important that you do
your own work. Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1.
True or False: William Faulkner is the author of the quote “In April the winter ceased abruptly. The snow ran
down into Black Bear Lake scarcely tarrying for the early golfers to brave the season with red and black
balls. Without elation, without an interval of moist glory, the cold was gone”?
a.
b.
____ 2.
What characteristic of birds does the poet in “Ars Poetica” admire in the simile that says “A poem should be
wordless / As the flight of birds”?
a.
b.
c.
____ 3.
Northerners are arriving in the South in greater numbers.
People are beginning to fear Miss Emily.
A new generation of leaders is changing things.
What aspect of society does the poet satirize in “The Unknown Citizen”?
a.
b.
c.
____ 7.
True
False
In “A Rose for Emily”, what happened to cause Miss Emily to be observed more intensely than in the past?
a.
b.
c.
____ 6.
True
False
True or False: The imagery in the passage “O white pear, / your flower-tufts / thick on the branch” appeals to
the sense of smell.
a.
b.
____ 5.
the birds’ nests
the birds’ speech
the birds’ movement
True or False: The imagery in the passage “so staunch a white leaf” appeals to the sense of sight.
a.
b.
____ 4.
True
False
spirituality
lack of concern for others
conformity
True or False: The passage, “He was married and added five children to the population. / Which our
Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of / his generation, / And our teachers report that he never
interfered with their / education,” is an example of external conflict.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 8.
Which of the following statements best identifies a key insight about life that is revealed in “Winter Dreams”?
a.
b.
c.
____ 9.
A person without dreams or illusions cannot live a full life.
The pursuit of material wealth should be the only goal in life.
Those whose lives are based on the pursuit of illusions are doomed to disappointment
True or False: In “Winter Dreams,” Judy is a flat character because her life is without flaws throughout the
story.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 10. True or False: The passage, “She was not a girl who could be ‘won’ in the kinetic sense–she was proof
against cleverness, she was proof against charm; if any of these assailed her too strongly she would
immediately resolve the affair to a physical basis, and under the magic of her physical splendor the strong
as well as the brilliant player her game and not their own. She was entertained only by the gratification of her
desires and by the direct exercise of her own charm. Perhaps from so much youthful love, so many youthful
lovers, she had come, in self-defense, to nourish herself wholly from within,” is an example of direct
characterization.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 11. Why does Fitzgerald choose not to provide a physical description of Dexter in “Winter Dreams”?
a.
b.
c.
Dexter’s appearance is important only to the point that Judy is attracted to him.
Dexter’s lack of physical characteristics makes him more puzzling and enigmatic.
The story is about Dexter’s personality and his emotional and mental traits.
____ 12. In “I, Too,” what does eating in the kitchen represent?
a.
b.
c.
liberty
opportunity
discrimination
____ 13. The main insight into life reflected in “In Another Country” is best stated in which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
War makes all men brothers.
Life is full of loneliness and loss.
Heroes are made, not born.
____ 14. True or False: The passage, “I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. / I built my hut near the
Congo and it lulled me to sleep. / I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. / I heard the
singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln / went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy / bosom
turn all golden in the sunset,” is an example of Harlem Renaissance literature.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 15. Identify the type of conflict in “A Rose for Emily” when the alderman tries to get Miss Emily to pay taxes.
a.
b.
c.
an external conflict with an outside source
an internal conflict within herself
an ambiguity that is unclear
____ 16. True or False: The narrator in “In Another Country” is not only separated from civilian society but from the
Italian soldiers, as well.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 17. Who is the author of the quote “anyone lived in a pretty how town/ (with up so floating many bells down) /
spring summer autumn winter / he sang his didn’t he danced his did”?
a.
b.
c.
e. e. Cummings [“anyone lived in a pretty how town”]
Langston Hughes [“I, Too”]
F. Scott Fitzgerald [“Winter Dreams”]
____ 18. True or False: An fight between two characters is an example of external conflict.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 19. By suggesting that a poem should be silent as a fruit or a stone, the poet in “Ars Poetica” is appealing to
which sense?
a.
b.
c.
smell
sight
sound
____ 20. True or False: The imagery in the passage “and so cold” appeals to the sense of taste.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 21. True or False: A flat character’s personality develops fully over the course of a story.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 22. True or False: “The Turtle” suggests that people should quit trying when life seems hopeless.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 23. The theme of the “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” concerns the
a.
b.
c.
long history of the black race.
religious beliefs of blacks.
travels of black explorers.
____ 24. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is
a.
b.
c.
written in the form of a prose poem.
written in the form of a dramatic monologue.
written in the form of a Petrarchan sonnet.
____ 25. Which of the following passages from “The Turtle” best connects to the central message of the novel?
a.
b.
c.
“And as the turtle crawled on down the embankment, its shell dragged dirt over the seeds.”
“The sun lay on the grass and warmed it . . .”
“Now the going was easy, and all the legs work . . .”
____ 26. True or False: A character who struggles while trying to decide between conflicting loyalties is experiencing
internal conflict.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 27. What is the central message of “The Unknown Citizen”?
a.
b.
c.
Society respects people who fight wars.
Society rewards people who fit in.
Society rewards people who take risks
____ 28. What is the relationship between “The Turtle” from The Grapes of Wrath and the main storyline of the novel
in which a family travels to California looking for a better life?
a.
b.
c.
The turtle also takes a long journey.
The turtle has many responsibilities.
The turtle does not want to go anywhere.
____ 29. True or False: The soldiers in “In Another Country” feel welcomed in Milan.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 30. Who is the author of the quote “I came to start reading the Bible through my mother. She gave me a licking
one afternoon for repeating something I had overheard a neighbor telling her. She locked me in her room
after the whipping, and the Bible was the only thing in there for me to read.”?
a.
b.
c.
Zora Neale Hurston [“Dust Tracks on a Road”]
F. Scott Fitzgerald [“Winter Dreams”]
William Faulkner [“A Rose for Emily”]
____ 31. True or False: The passage “‘It’s simple enough,’ he said. ‘Send her word to have her place cleaned up.
Give her a certain time to do it in, and if she don’t.’ / ‘Dammit, sir,’ Judge Stevens said, ‘will you accuse a
lady to her face of smelling bad?’” is an example of an internal conflict.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 32. In “Of Modern Poetry,” what is a poem compared to in the simile that says a poem must “speak words” to
“an invisible audience”?
a.
b.
c.
music
an actor
a painting
____ 33. True or False: Zora Neale Huston is the author of the quote “Daily, monthly, yearly we watched the Negro
grow grayer and more stooped, going in and out with the market basket. Each December we sent her a tax
notice, which would be returned by the post office a week later, unclaimed.”
a.
b.
True
False
____ 34. How could you rephrase the passage from “Ars Poetica” that suggests a poet limit himself or herself to
writing “an empty doorway” instead of writing many words about grief?
a.
b.
c.
A poet should share a meaningful experience by using brief images.
A poet should only use certain images to write about grief.
A poet should write about doorways to be a good poet.
____ 35. True or False: The Turtle’s struggle to cross the road in “The Turtle” symbolizes the struggle to survive in the
Great Depression.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 36. In “Winter Dreams,” after Judy Jones hits Mr. Hedrick with a golf ball, the reader learns her “glance fell
casually on each of the men–then scanned the fairway for her ball.” From this, the reader can conclude that
Judy Jones was
a.
b.
c.
ashamed that she had hit Mr. Hedrick and did not want him to look her in the eye.
concerned more about where her shot lay than about Mr. Hedrick.
overwhelmed by Dexter Green and did not want him to figure that out.
____ 37. True or False: The imagery in the passage “to gong clangs / siren howls / and wheels rumbling” appeals to
the sense of sound.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 38. In “From the Dark Tower,” which line is evidence of African American pride at the time of the Harlem
Renaissance writers?
a.
b.
c.
“Not always countenance, . . . / That lesser men should hold their brothers cheap”
“Not everlastingly . . . Shall we beguile their limbs with mellow flute”
“The night whose sable breast . . . is no less lovely being dark”
____ 39. True or False: Langston Hughes is the author of the quote “Tomorrow,/ I’ll be at the table/ When company
comes./ Nobody’ll dare/ Say to me,/ ‘Eat in the kitchen,’/ Then”
a.
b.
True
False
____ 40. In “Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green probably becomes engaged to Irene Scheerer because of his
a.
b.
c.
strong love for Irene.
desire for stability.
desire for Irene’s inheritance.
____ 41. How does Faulkner create contradictory interpretations in “A Rose for Emily”?
a.
b.
c.
He provides a narrator that can’t be trusted.
He limits information about the true order of events.
He provides different accounts of the same events.
____ 42. What brings an end to the relationship between Dexter Green and Irene Scheerer in “Winter Dreams”?
a.
b.
c.
Irene tells Dexter she is in love with a man from New York.
Irene’s parents strongly object to Dexter, so she breaks the engagement.
Dexter decides to rekindle his relationship with to Judy Jones instead.
____ 43. A character speaks to ____________ in a dramatic monologue.
a.
b.
c.
only one other character
a silent listener
the cast of the play
____ 44. True or False: Woody Guthrie uses first-hand experiences for details in his description of the Dust Bowl in
“Dust Bowl Blues.”
a.
b.
True
False
____ 45. “Poetry” contains the simile “the immovable critic twitching his skin like a horse that feels a flea.” What does
that comparison reveal about how critics are affected by poetry?
a.
b.
c.
The critic must sit still to write.
The critic is easily distracted.
Poetry annoys the critic.
____ 46. Determine which answer best paraphrases this line from “anyone lived in a pretty how town:” “Women and
men (both little and small) / cared for anyone not at all.”
a.
b.
c.
The women and men of the town didn’t like one another.
The people weren’t interested in anyone but themselves.
All the people, men and women alike, were very small.
____ 47. True or False: The imagery in the passage “Forgive me / they were delicious / so sweet” appeals to the
sense of smell.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 48. True or False: The passage “Among the rain / and lights / I saw the figure 5 / in gold / on a red truck /
moving/ tense / unheeded / to gong clangs / siren howls / and wheels rumbling / through the dark city” is an
example of a Petrarchan sonnet.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 49. True or False: Woody Guthrie included elements of humor in “Dust Bowl Blues.”
a.
b.
True
False
____ 50. What responsibility does a modern poet have, according to “Of Modern Poetry”?
a.
b.
c.
to write poems of love and war
to write poems of today’s world
to write poems for staged readings
Carefully review your answers on this progress test and make any corrections you feel are necessary. When
you are satisfied that you have answered the questions to the best of your ability, transfer your answers to the
online test submission page in the presence of your proctor.
The University of Nebraska is an equal opportunity educator and employer. ©2018, The Board of Regents of the
University of Nebraska. All rights reserved.

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