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  1. 1. Name: ________________________ Class: ___________________ Date: __________ ID: ARealism and The Red Badge of CourageMultiple ChoiceIdentify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Thinking About The Red Badge of Courage____ 1. Why does Henry join the army? a. He wants to get away from his domineering mother. b. He believes that war will be a glorious adventure. c. He cannot afford to go to college. d. His older brother is a soldier.____ 2. How does Henry’s view of himself change during his first battle? a. He comes to see that he is a coward after all. b. He realizes that he will have to make great sacrifices if he is to become a war hero. c. He develops a strong sense of pride. d. He loses a sense of his individuality and instead feels part of a group.____ 3. To what does the expression a red badge of courage refer? a. a bloody uniform c. a wound b. a medal d. a sunset____ 4. After running from battle, what does Henry tell himself? a. He betrayed his regiment by fleeing. c. He always will be a coward. b. He was smart to run. d. He will do better in the next battle.____ 5. Why does Henry abandon the tattered man? a. Henry fears that the man plans to kill him. b. Henry feels superior to the man and is therefore uncomfortable. c. The man keeps asking where Henry’s wound is. d. The man wants Henry to take his place at the battle front.____ 6. How does Henry become wounded? a. A fellow soldier hits him with a rifle. c. He is injured in the foot by a mine. b. He is shot in the arm by the enemy. d. He trips on a large rock while running.____ 7. Why does Henry carry the flag after the color sergeant is killed? a. He promised the color sergeant that he would do it. b. He is tired of fighting and wants the easiest job in the regiment. c. He wants to bring the flag to Wilson, his closest friend. d. He has gained a new respect for the flag.____ 8. Which statement best summarizes the general’s feelings about his troops? a. He admires a few of his soldiers but thinks that most of them are irresponsible. b. He does not care about the soldiers as people; they are just tools of war. c. He secretly wishes that they would surrender to the enemy. d. He takes pride in their skill because they make him, their leader, look good.____ 9. Where are the soldiers ordered to go after the battle ends? a. back to the river c. into the enemy’s encampment b. back to their homes d. to Washington, D.C. 1
  2. 2. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 10. What does Henry realize at the end of the story? a. He is not the kind of person who should be a soldier. b. War is a more glorious adventure than he ever imagined. c. In time, the biggest coward can become the greatest leader. d. He has become a person who no longer fears death. Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best answers the question.____ 11. What activity opens the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? A Southern spy is put on trial. a. A man is about to be hanged. b. Union soldiers are fixing a bridge. c. Troops are laying railroad tracks. d.____ 12. What must readers figure out in order to understand “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? how the characters act a. the setting and the mood b. the order of the events c. the reason for the hanging d.____ 13. Which of the following contributes most to the mystery of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? a.the breaking of the hangmans noose b.the shooting by the Union sentries c.Farquhars underwater struggle d.the order in which events occur____ 14. In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” why does Farquhar hear his watch ticking as he dies? a.He hopes the watch will start to work. b.He wants to know his time of death. c.His senses are extra strong before death. d.Everything else around him is quiet.____ 15. In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which is in third-person limited point of view? a. “Peyton Farquhar was a well-to-do planter …” b. “A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama …” c. “He wore a mustache and a pointed beard …” d. “He was awakened - ages later, it seemed to him - by … a sharp pressure.” 2
  3. 3. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 16. In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” why does the Federal scout want to burn the bridge? a. He wants to help the South win. b. He wants to set Farquhar up. c. He wants a job building a new bridge. d. He wants to disrespect his commandant.____ 17. In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Farquhar is a gentleman. Why might he be hanged? a. for being from the Confederacy b. for spying on Union activities c. for planning against the enemy d. for refusing to feed Union soldiers____ 18. Which of these passages from “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is written from an omniscient point of view? a. “If I could free my hands,” he thought, “I might throw off the noose …” b. “The man who was engaged in being hanged was … about thirty-five …” c. “The thought of his wife and children urged him on.” d. “To be hanged and drowned … that is not so bad; but I do not wish to be shot.”____ 19. In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” in which order do the following events occur? Farquhar imagines reuniting with his wife. Farquhar is approached by a Federal scout. Farquhars board is released and he falls. Farquhar dies of hanging. a. A, B, C, D b. C, A, B, D c. A, D, B, C d. B, C, A, D____ 20. Which of these events happens last in the real-time sequence of events in “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? a.Farquhar falls through the bridge. b.Farquhars neck snaps and he dies. c.Farquhar imagines greeting his wife. d.Farquhar imagines dodging bullets.____ 21. What exaggeration about Jim Smiley does the narrator of “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” make? a. Smiley has a frog that is a good jumper. b. Smiley will bet on anything, on any side. c. Smiley has a dog that wins fights. d. Smiley is tricked by a stranger. 3
  4. 4. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 22. In “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” what does this example of regional dialect mean: “He roused up, and gave me good day”? a.He woke up and gave me the time. b.He stood up and greeted me. c.He went and made some food for us. d.He showed me around the town.____ 23. Which aspect of “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” makes the story humorous? a.The wild story is told in a voice that has no expression. b.The story is so unbelievable it is not even funny. c.The narrator believes it is a true story instead of a tall tale. d.The narrator falls asleep as he is listening to the story.____ 24. How would you rephrase this sentence from “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”: “And he had a little small bull-pup, that to look at him youd think he warnt worth a cent but to set around and look ornery and lay for a chance to steal something”? a. And he had a small dog that was pretty worthless but he kept him around for protection. b. And he had a small dog that looked like he hadnt cost a thing and had probably been stolen. c. And he had a small dog whose job was to look fearsome and lie in wait to snatch something for nothing. d. And he had a small dog that he kept trying to sell for more money than the creature was worth.____ 25. In “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” why does Smiley act uninterested when the stranger asks about the frog? a.He wants to trick him into betting. b.He doesnt want the frog to compete. c.He has given up betting for good. d.He is worried about the frogs health.____ 26. How would you restate this sentence from “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”: “If there was a horse race, youd find him flush or youd find him busted at the end of it”? a. At the end of a horse race, hed either be flushed with victory or arrested. b. At the end of a horse race, hed either have won or hed have lost. c. At the end of a horse race, you couldnt find him to arrest him. d. At the end of a horse race, hed be embarrassed because he had lost. 4
  5. 5. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 27. Why does Lincoln deliver “The Gettysburg Address”? make a formal declaration of war dedicate ground for a cemetery end the Civil War make plans for the Civil War____ 28. In “The Gettysburg Address,” what kind of diction does Lincoln use in the phrase “Four score and seven years ago”? a.abstract b.informal c.private d.formal____ 29. What event does Lincoln refer to when he says that “our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty” in “The Gettysburg Address”? the end of the Civil War a. the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 b. the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 c. the exploration of the New World by Columbus d.____ 30. What is another way to state the following from “The Gettysburg Address”: “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [made it holy], far above our poor power to add or detract”? a.Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. b.Actions speak louder than words. c.Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. d.The pen is mightier than the sword.____ 31. In “The Story of an Hour,” why is Josephine afraid to tell Mrs. Mallard that her husband died? a.Mrs. Mallard has a mental problem. b.Mrs. Mallard has a heart condition. c.Mrs. Mallard is expecting a baby. d.Mrs. Mallard is planning to leave him.____ 32. In “The Story of an Hour,” what is ironic about the sounds Mrs. Mallard hears after she has been told of her husbands death? a. They are all sounds of ongoing life. b. They are all sounds from outdoors. c. They are all sounds from faraway. d. They are all sad and lonely sounds. 5
  6. 6. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 33. In “The Story of an Hour,” the thing that Mrs. Mallard feels approaching her is described as “creeping” and as something that will “possess her.” Why are these words ironic? It is her sudden death she feels coming. a. It is her widowhood she feels coming. b. It is her mourning she feels coming. c. It is her freedom she feels coming. d.____ 34. Which moment in “The Story of an Hour” is an example of situational irony? when Mrs. Mallard wishes to be alone after hearing the news of her husbands death a. when Mrs. Mallard weeps wildly after hearing the news of her husbands death b. when Mrs. Mallard whispers, “free, free, free,” after hearing of her husbands death c. when Mrs. Mallard says, “Go away,” after hearing the news of her husbands death d.____ 35. When Mrs. Mallard says “free, free, free” in “The Story of an Hour,” what becomes clear? Mr. Mallard has not been killed in an accident. a. Mrs. Mallard does not have heart trouble. b. Mrs. Mallard is happy to be free of her husband. c. Mrs. Mallards sister is worried about her. d.____ 36. What is a major theme of Chopins “The Story of an Hour”? a.personal freedom marriage c.sad widowhood d.loss of love____ 37. In “The Story of an Hour,” whom does Mrs. Mallard believe she will live for when she thinks her husband has been killed? a.for his memory b.for her sister c.for Mr. Richards d.for herself____ 38. In “The Story of an Hour,” what is ironic about these words: “She breathed a quick prayer that life might be long … only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long”? a. Yesterday she thought she would die young. b. She gets her wish after she stops wishing for it. c. She has never had a prayer answered before. d. Her wishes changed after her husband died. 6
  7. 7. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 39. What happens toward the end of “The Story of an Hour” that changes the entire story? a. Richards says he loves Mrs. Mallard. b. Mr. Mallard walks through the door. c. Josephine comes down the stairs. d. Mrs. Mallard goes downstairs.____ 40. In “The Story of an Hour,” what is ironic about the death of Mrs. Mallard after she sees her husband still alive? Her heart problem should have been cured by now. a. Her sister and Mr. Mallard are in love with each other. b. She had thought she had accepted the fact of his death. c. She had thought she had her whole life ahead of her. d.____ 41. Why might readers interpret the title “The Story of an Hour” as an ironic title? a. A character gains her freedom and loses her life in a single hour. b. A character loses her husband in a single hour. c. A character learns that her heart disease is fatal in a single hour. d. A character dies from a severe emotional reaction in a single hour. Vocabulary and Grammar____ 42. In which sentence is the meaning of the word apprised suggested? a.Farquhar was not a soldier but hoped to contribute to the Southern cause. b.Mrs. Farquhar was informed of her husbands death. c.The federal scout encouraged Farquhar to commit sabotage. d.The authorities went through the proper formalities.____ 43. In which of the following sentences is the semicolon used correctly? a.Bierces world view was pessimistic; and he wrote with the same view. b.Although he was seriously wounded in the Civil War; he returned to fight again. c.Bierce enjoyed fame as a newsman; he wrote a column for the Examiner. d.Bierce disappeared in Mexico in 1914; and it is believed he died there.____ 44. What are the meanings of the italicized words in the following sentence? “In the code of military etiquette, silence and fixity are forms of deference.” a. training, soldiering b. manners, disrespect c. hangings, bravery d. behavior, courtesy 7
  8. 8. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 45. When Peyton Farquhar swings through “unthinkable arcs of oscillation,” he swings a. through thick fog. b. like a pendulum. c. with a vertical motion. d. with wrenching pain.____ 46. Which word is closest in meaning to the italicized word in the phrase “… will be summarily hanged”? a.quietly b.promptly c.justifiably d.brutally____ 47. Compound sentences can be formed by joining two closely related independent clauses with a ____. a.colon b.comma c.semicolon d.slash____ 48. What is the main reason for connecting independent clauses with a semicolon? a. to emphasize the close connection between the clauses b. to eliminate descriptions c. to show that the clauses are separate d. to indicate a pause in the action____ 49. In which of these sentences is the meaning of the word interminable suggested? a.I had a hard time believing his stories. b.His story seemed to go on forever. c.He was willing to bet on anything. d.He was outsmarted by a stranger.____ 50. Which of the following sentences contains a double negative? a. He wore no suspenders. b. They would not let us go on the river. c. Well, I aint got no frog. d. I did not wait to hear about the cow.____ 51. In which sentence is the meaning of the word deprecated expressed? a. The dead made the ground holy. b. Lincoln spoke of the nation in his speech. c. Lee disapproved of a civil war. d. Lincoln advised that wrongs be forgiven. 8
  9. 9. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 52. Which of these phrases displays parallel construction? a.“I take great pride in my country, her prosperity and institutions” b.“the government of the people, by the people, for the people” c.“I received Everetts Life of Washington which you sent me” d.“If the Union is dissolved … I shall return to my native state”____ 53. In which of these sentences is the meaning of the word tumultuously suggested? Mr. Richards checked the news before he went to see Mrs. Mallard. a. Mrs. Mallard wept wildly in her sisters arms at the bad news. b. The sounds from outside spoke of new life to Mrs. Mallard. c. Mr. Mallard was not killed in the accident after all. d.____ 54. Which sentence below contains an appositive? There were patches of blue sky showing. a. She sat with her head thrown back. b. It was her sister Josephine who told her. c. She knew that she would weep again. d.____ 55. Which of the following sentences contains an appositive phrase? a.Louises sister Josephine tried to comfort her. b.Her fair, calm face bore lines that reflected repression and even a certain strength. c.Her husbands friend Richards had learned of the tragedy at the newspaper office. d.One strong impulse ruled her, an overwhelming feeling of self-assertion.____ 56. Which vocabulary word best suggests Mrs. Mallards emotional state regarding her marriage before she hears of her husbands death? elusive a. repression b. tumultuously c. importunities d.____ 57. What was the result of Josephines importunities outside her sisters door? a. They gave support to Mrs. Mallards feelings of self-assertion. b. They made Mrs. Mallard impatient and annoyed with her. c. They persuaded Mrs. Mallard to leave her room. d. They led her to overhear Mrs. Mallard weeping.____ 58. When Kate Chopin refers to the feeling stealing over Louise Mallard as elusive, she means the feeling is a. terrifying to face. b. painful to imagine. c. necessary to escape. d. difficult to grasp. 9
  10. 10. Name: ________________________ ID: A Critical Reading Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.____ 59. Which of the following quotations from this story reveals an objective point of view? “He was a captain.” a. “He closed his eyes in order to fix his last thoughts upon his wife and children.” b. “His whole body was racked and wrenched with an insupportable anguish!” c. “He had not known that he lived in so wild a region.” d.____ 60. Why does the author describe how Peyton Farquhar reacts to the sound of his watch? a. to show that Farquhars sense perceptions had become very distorted b. to illustrate the cruelty of the Union soldiers c. to explain why Farquhar had come to the bridge d. to draw a parallel between Farquhar and his executioners____ 61. In order to understand the relationship between the three distinct parts of the story, the reader must clarify a civilian like Farquhar became a military prisoner. b.shifts in the geographical setting. c.the sequence of events. d.the storys several conflicting attitudes about the Civil War.____ 62. Which of the following contributes most to the feeling of suspense in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”? the vivid descriptions of the physical setting a. the unexpected sequence in which the events are related b. the emotionless description of the procedures used to prepare for the hanging c. the sympathetic depiction of Peyton Farquhars personality d.____ 63. When Peyton Farquhar suggests sabotage, the Federal scout suggests that the bridge can be burned down. What does this say about the scouts character? He is an honest and straightforward man. a. He is an arsonist at heart. b. He is not above setting up Farquhar. c. He dislikes his commandant. d.____ 64. What points of view does Bierce use in this story? a. objective as well as first person b. objective and third-person limited c. first person and third person d. only third-person limited 10
  11. 11. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 65. What is the main function of the flashback in this story? to describe the effects of the war on women and children a. to provide insight into the treacherous nature of the Union soldiers b. to generate sympathy for the Southern cause c. to explain why Peyton Farquhar is being hanged d.____ 66. Which message is Bierce trying to convey in this story? People often get themselves into trouble by taking foolish risks. a. Whatever can go wrong, probably will. b. Soldiers must follow orders regardless of their personal feelings. c. War makes men cruel and indifferent to human life. d.____ 67. Which event happens first in the true sequence of events? Farquhar stands on the Oak Creek bridge with his neck “in the hemp.” a. Farquhars wife brings the soldier water. b. The rope breaks, causing Farquhar to fall into the water. c. Farquhar runs to greet his wife with open arms. d.____ 68. Which of the following excerpts provides a clue that certain events occur in Peyton Farquhars imagination rather than in reality? “… he had frequented camps enough to know the dread significance of that deliberate, a. drawing, aspirated chant …” b. “The trees upon the bank were giant garden plants; he noted a definite order in their arrangement, inhaled the fragrance of their blooms.” c. “Suddenly he heard a sharp report and something struck the water smartly within a few inches of his head, spattering his face with spray.” d. “At last he found a road which led him in what he knew to be the right direction.”____ 69. Why is the narrator surprised to find Peyton Farquhar about to hanged? Farquhar looks kindly and is a gentleman. a. Hanging has been outlawed in Alabama. b. Farquhar is already dead. c. Only gentleman are hanged in Alabama. d.____ 70. Which of the following excerpts shows a limited third-person point of view? a. “Peyton Farquhar was a well-to-do planter, of an old and highly respected Alabama family.” b. “The company faced the bridge, staring stonily, motionless.” c. “The power of thought was restored; he knew that the rope had broken and he had fallen into the stream.” d. “The mans hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord.” 11
  12. 12. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 71. Readers in Kate Chopins time must have found “The Story of an Hour” particularly shocking because of the contrast between Mrs. Mallards response to her husbands death and the response that society would consider appropriate. a. the love that Mr. Mallard feels for his wife. b. her response to the discovery that he is actually alive. c. her professions of affection for her husband. d.____ 72. When Mrs. Mallard reflects that, “It was only yesterday she had thought with a shudder that life might be long,” she becomes aware of the irony that she a. had worried about a life that she now knows will be short. b. has not been punished for such unacceptable thoughts. c. now desired something she has previously feared. d. had not valued her husband properly until she lost him.____ 73. Mrs. Mallards reflection that she had recently wished for a short life soon has additional irony for the reader because the reader knows that she still wants her life to be short. a. she gets what she wanted after she stopped wanting it. b. the reader sees her as a less worthy person than her husband. c. she has too much intensity of feeling to wish for a short life. d.____ 74. Why does Mrs. Mallard refuse her sister Josephines offer to keep her company? Mrs. Mallard does not want to upset her sister. a. Mrs. Mallard prefers not to display emotion to others. b. Mrs. Mallard needs privacy to confront her true feelings. c. Mrs. Mallard wants Josephine to keep Richard company. d.____ 75. How does Mrs. Mallard “hear the story” of her husbands death? a. with a paralyzed inability to accept its meaning b. with sudden, wild weeping c. with a shriek of joy and relief d. with a sigh and a dull stare in her eyes 12
  13. 13. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 76. What is the meaning of the following passage from the story? A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination. a.Mrs. Mallard finally realizes that her husband had been cruel to her when she thought he was being kind. b. She hadnt known until now whether her husbands intention had been cruel or kind. c. She now understands that imposing your own will on someone is a crime, no matter whether the intention is cruel or kind. d. She suddenly understands that her self-assertion is a crime, whether her intention was cruel or kind.____ 77. Under which type of irony would you classify Josephines fear that her sister will “make herself ill” by grieving alone in her room? a.situational b.dramatic c.verbal d.none of the above____ 78. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin is primarily concerned with the a.sacrilege of rejoicing at someones death. b.importance of confirming reports of tragic events. c.difficulty of distinguishing between illusion and reality. d.individuals right to self-expression.____ 79. After the initial storm of tears, Mrs. Mallards response to the news of her husbands death is motivated largely by a wave of a.self-assertion. b.anger. c.self-pity. d.vengeance.____ 80. Which of the following excerpts from “The Story of an Hour” best illustrates the authors use of irony? a. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sisters arms.” b. “She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength.” c. “And yet she had loved him—sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter!” d. “‘Louise, open the door! I beg; open the door—you will make yourself ill.’” 13
  14. 14. Name: ________________________ ID: A____ 81. Kate Chopins “The Story of an Hour” is a powerful illustration of the cruel irony of fate. a. tragedy of thwarted love. b. emptiness of marriage. c. injustice of life. d.____ 82. What is the best reason for considering the title “The Story of an Hour” ironic? The events in the story take much longer than an hour. a. It is really a story about people. b. The title is deceptively undramatic compared to the events. c. The words suggest the opposite of their usual meaning. d.____ 83. What word best characterizes this statement about Louises feeling for her husband? And yet she had loved him—sometimes. a. joyful b. sorrowful c. ironic d. insincere 14