Eleventh Grade English 2 Evaluation 6

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Unit 6 Evaluation
Eleventh Grade English 2
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This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, meaning you can use your
textbook, syllabus, and other course materials. You will need to understand, analyze, and apply
the information you have learned in order to answer the questions correctly. To submit the
evaluation, follow the directions in your online course.
Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1. What are antojos?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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2. What event or activity is interrupted in medias res as the story â??Antojosâ? begins?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Yolanda is talking to Jose.
Yolanda is driving in the country.
Yolanda is changing a tire.
Yolanda is eating a guava.
3. In what way are Yolandaâ??s auntsâ?? warnings an example of foreshadowing in â??Antojosâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
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friends
cravings
fruits
good deeds
They suggest that Yolanda will return to the Dominican Republic.
They indicate that she will meet someone famous.
They suggest that something will happen to Yolanda.
They forecast an excursion with no problems.
4. Which of the following details about the country roads in â??Antojosâ? can be used to
make a prediction about Yolandaâ??s trip?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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The roads are paved.
The roads have no signs.
The roads lead to the ocean.
The roads are narrow and bumpy.
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5. Why does Yolanda allow the men to believe she is American and cannot speak
Spanish?
a. Because of the fighting within her country, she feels she is safer being thought of
as an outsider.
b. She enjoys lying about her identity.
c. She is ashamed of her heritage and plans to return to America anyway.
d. She believes the men are American.
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6. What do the narrator and the young woman do at the end of â??Everything Stuck to
Him�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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They go walk around Milan.
They stay home.
They go to a movie.
They return to the United States.
7. Determine the best meaning of the word â??strikingâ? in the following passage from
â??Everything Stuck to Him:â? â??Sally was the girlâ??s sister. She was striking.â?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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8. What is the setting of â??Everything Stuck to Himâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
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aggressive
attractive
awkward
quietly sad
Milan at Christmas
New York in the summer
Indiana in autumn
California for Easter
9. The story within the story in â??Everything Stuck to Himâ? is about
a.
b.
c.
d.
a winter night in Italy.
a young couple and their baby.
a father and his adult daughter.
a Christmas celebration.
_____ 10. Which of the following best describes Raymond Carverâ??s style in â??Everything Stuck to
Him�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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tragic
elaborate
suspenseful
minimalist
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_____ 11. The dialogue in â??Everything Stuck to Himâ? is minimalist because
a.
b.
c.
d.
it is brief.
it is filled with vivid adjectives.
it occurs between two people.
some of it occurred in the past.
_____ 12. At the end of â??Everything Stuck to Him,â? the narrator reveals that
a.
b.
c.
d.
he was the boy in the story.
he does not care about the past.
he does not remember the young woman.
he did now know the boy in his story.
_____ 13. In â??Halleyâ??s Comet,â? which of the following line groups is end-stopped, rather than
enjambed?
a.
b.
c.
d.
wrote its name in chalk / across the board and told us
and if it wandered off its course / and smashed into the earth
At supper I felt sad to think / that it was probably
searching the starry sky, / waiting for the world to end.
_____ 14. In â??Halleyâ??s Comet,â? the first two scenes portray the schoolteacher Miss Murphy and
the red-headed preacher in the public square. How are these characters similar?
a.
b.
c.
d.
They both reassure the speaker.
They both know a lot about comets.
They both hint that the world may end soon.
They both talk about religion.
_____ 15. After the speaker is sent to his room in â??Halleyâ??s Comet,â? he says in lines 26â??27,
â??The whole familyâ??s asleep / except for me. They never heard me steal / into the stairwell
hall and climb / the ladder to the fresh night air.� What is the speaker planning to do?
a.
b.
c.
d.
get back at his mother for scolding him
repent in case the comet comes
wait for his mother to come and take him away
wait for the world to end so he can see his deceased father
_____ 16. In poems such as â??Halleyâ??s Comet,â? enjambed lines are lines that do not end with a
grammatical break and that do not make full sense without the line that follows. One
reason that poets use enjambed lines is
a.
b.
c.
d.
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to make the meter of a line more regular.
to emphasize important words.
to produce rhyming sounds.
to establish an informal tone.
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_____ 17. How does the tone in â??Halleyâ??s Cometâ? change in the last section of the poem
(lines 30â??37)?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The tone becomes more frightened.
The tone becomes angrier.
The tone becomes sadder and gentler.
The tone becomes more humorous.
_____ 18. What is Stanley Kunitzâ??s poem â??Halleyâ??s Cometâ? mostly about?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a rare event in the night sky
a boyâ??s experiences at school
the speakerâ??s reflections on childhood and loss
the speakerâ??s observations of superstition
_____ 19. In â??Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper,â? what is the connection between the poetâ??s
high-school job and his later experience in law school?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He now goes to law school.
He worked with legal pads in both places.
He worked in the courtroom.
He got paper cuts in both places.
_____ 20. What does the poet feel toward those who are still making legal pads in â??Who Burns for
the Perfection of Paper�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
annoyance
sympathy
misunderstanding
curiosity
_____ 21. The author of â??Who Burns for the Perfection of Paperâ? believes that
a.
b.
c.
d.
hard jobs make you a better person.
hard labor is behind many endeavors.
legal pads are poorly made.
students use too much paper in law school.
_____ 22. Where is the speaker in the poem â??Camouflaging the Chimeraâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
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at home in the United States
on a vacation in Bangkok
in a doorway
at war in Vietnam
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_____ 23. In â??Camouflaging the Chimera,â? why are the soldiers content to â??be a hummingbirdâ??s
target?�
a.
b.
c.
d.
â??Hummingbirdâ? is military jargon for an American helicopter.
They are trying to hide themselves in the foliage of the jungle.
They are more afraid of the chameleons.
They are trying to avoid poisonous snakes.
_____ 24. Which of these lines from â??Camouflaging the Chimeraâ? suggests the idea of soldiers
becoming one with their environment?
a.
b.
c.
d.
â??Wrestling iron through grass.â?
â??The river ran through our bones.â?
â??we held our breathâ?
â??VC struggled / with the hillsideâ?
_____ 25. At the beginning of â??Streets,â? the poet is referring to someone who has
a.
b.
c.
d.
moved away.
died.
gotten married.
gone to sleep.
_____ 26. What is the setting of â??Streetsâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
a country road
a city
an apartment building
a bedroom
_____ 27. In â??Streets,â? which of the following images is used to describe a personâ??s death?
a.
b.
c.
d.
â??One more window darkâ?
â??There grows a whole company of usâ?
â??Overhead loud grackles are claiming their treesâ?
â??Each thing in its timeâ?
_____ 28. Why does the speaker in â??Traveling Through the Darkâ? say it is best to roll dead deer
into the canyon?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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To keep people from feeling sad when they see the dead animal.
To keep other animals from investigating the deerâ??s body.
To discourage other drivers from stopping to talk to the speaker.
To prevent other cars from swerving to miss hitting the deer, which could cause a
car wreck.
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_____ 29. How does the deer, the central image in â??Traveling Through the Dark,â? change from
the beginning of the poem to the middle of the poem?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It goes from being just a dead deer to being a dead deer with a live fawn.
It goes from being alive to being dead.
First it is a deer, then the speaker thinks it is a cow.
The speaker thinks it is dead but it is alive.
_____ 30. The narrator in â??One Day, Broken in Two,â? compares America to
a.
b.
c.
d.
a toy truck
a sandwich
a tea cup
a bowl
_____ 31. In â??Traveling Through the Dark,â? as the speaker thinks about what to do with the deer,
his thoughts are â??swerving,â? which means
a.
b.
c.
d.
he is thinking about driving on curving roads.
he thinks straight through his problem without wavering.
his thoughts shift back and forth from one idea to another.
he barely gives the deer any thought at all.
_____ 32. The girls in â??The Secretâ? find the secret of life in a line of poetry but the poet who wrote
the line does not know the secret, which suggests that
a.
b.
c.
d.
the girls are smarter than the poet.
poems mean different things to different people.
the poet did not really write the poem.
poetry has no real meaning.
_____ 33. In â??The Secret,â? the speakerâ??s flash of understanding is that
a.
b.
c.
d.
some people think there is a secret of life.
some people love to read poetry.
she actually loves her own poetry.
she meets people who read her poems.
_____ 34. What rhetorical question does the narrator ask in â??One Day, Broken in Two?â?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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What happened?
Where did it happen?
Who are we now?
Who did it?
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_____ 35. In â??Urban Renewal,â? why does Ramsay get upset at the sanitation workers?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He thinks they have taken too long to clean up the walkway.
He thinks they should be working at Ground Zero, not in Brooklyn.
He thinks they are cleaning up the tributes to those killed in the 9/11 attacks.
He thinks they are doing a poor job of cleaning up since there are many objects still
on the walkway.
_____ 36. Why does Ramsay like the tributes that he sees on the walkway?
a.
b.
c.
d.
They are valuable works of art.
They show that people are ready to go to war.
They distract people from the horror of the 9/11 attacks.
They help him and others to grieve and to remember what happened.
_____ 37. Why is Ramsayâ??s story valuable?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is an example of great literature and should be preserved as such.
It persuades people not to take down tributes to victims of a tragedy.
It is a first-person historical record of important events as they happened.
It requires the listener or reader to have background knowledge about the event.
_____ 38. What background knowledge does a listener or reader need to have in order to
understand and appreciate Ramsayâ??s story?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the full schedules of Brooklynâ??s sanitation workers
that Ramsay won a story slam contest with this story
the names of the people pictured in the walkway tributes
that almost 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center
_____ 39. In â??Playing for the Fighting Sixty-Ninth,â? why does Harvey consider his hours playing at
the armory to be the most meaningful time he has ever had as a musician?
a. because he was able to use his music to help people feel better during a terrible
tragedy
b. because he played the most technically perfect music he has ever played before in
his life
c. because he played for more hours straight and more difficult pieces than he has
ever played before
d. because he realizes that he no longer wants to be a professional musician and
would rather join the National Guard instead
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_____ 40. What form of primary source is William Harveyâ??s account â??Playing for the Fighting
Sixty-Ninth�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
an email
a transcript
an oral history
a journal entry
_____ 41. Who was the original intended audience for Harveyâ??s story about his time with the
Fighting Sixty-Ninth?
a.
b.
c.
d.
his family
the Colonel of the 69th
his instructors at Juilliard
a major New York newspaper
_____ 42. How does Tanâ??s motherâ??s presence in an audience affect Tanâ??s awareness of her
speech?
a. She realizes that she never uses formal, standardized English with her mother.
b. She realizes that her mother cannot understand her because her mother speaks
only Chinese.
c. She slips into â??broken Englishâ? out of habit because her mother is there.
d. She can no longer concentrate on her speech and gives up, apologizing to her
audience.
_____ 43. How do you know that Tanâ??s mother understands English better than her spoken
English seems to indicate?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Tanâ??s transcribed â??family talkâ? shows that her mother is faking her broken English.
Tanâ??s mother taught her how to write.
Tanâ??s mother can answer word analogies and sentence completion questions.
Tanâ??s mother reads business magazines and novels with ease.
_____ 44. In â??Mother Tongue,â? why does Tanâ??s mother have Tan speak on the phone for her?
a. because Tanâ??s mother is embarrassed about her broken English
b. because Tanâ??s mother gets too angry to speak
c. because Tanâ??s mother can speak only Chinese, so she must rely on Tanâ??s English
to communicate
d. because Tan speaks perfect English and gets better results than her mother, who
speaks broken English
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_____ 45. In â??Mother Tongue,â? Tan posing as her mother on the telephone reveals that Tan
a.
b.
c.
d.
is dishonest.
is controlling.
feels empathy for her mother.
feels embarrassed by her mother.
_____ 46. Why did Tan become a writer, even though her math skills were better than her English
skills in school?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Her mother did not want her to become an engineer.
Her skill with word analogies convinced her that writing was her calling.
She has a rebellious nature and enjoys disproving peopleâ??s assumptions about her.
She wanted to show her mother that learning English well leads to success in
America.
_____ 47. Why does Dove choose to reflect upon how books look, feel, and smell to her?
a.
b.
c.
d.
because books inspired her love of reading, writing, and stories
because she realizes that books are becoming less and less important today
because she never has time to read anymore now that she is a writer
because she finds the appearance and smell of old books to be unappealing
_____ 48. What does Doveâ??s familyâ??s library in their solarium imply about her family?
a. They think having a large collection of books makes them look intelligent and
wealthy.
b. They feel sorry for their daughter and want her to read a lot because she has no
friends.
c. They value reading and learning enough to maintain a growing personal library.
d. They do not take good care of their belongings and leave their books to get dusty
and old.
_____ 49. By describing her love of the story in which an outcast boy becomes a hero, what point
is Dove making in â??For the Love of Booksâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Books allow readers to identify with others.
Even science fiction can stir strong emotions.
We should be considerate of one anotherâ??s feelings.
Writers find inspiration in unlikely places.
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_____ 50. Which of the following would be a main topic in an outline of Doveâ??s essay â??For the
Love of Books�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
favorite books and stories
analog science fiction magazine
leather bindings
grade school spelling lists
Carefully check your answers on this evaluation 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 an answer sheet. Please refer to the information sheet that
came with your course materials.
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