The narrator is happy to
meet Fortunato so he can
put into effect his plan
• for revenge
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Montresor and Fortunato are alike
because
• they share an interest in
• fine wine.
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Montresor vows revenge because
Fortunato
• insulted him.
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The aspect of the carnival season that
is most important to the events of
the story is that
• people wear fantastic costumes in the
streets.
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The skeletons in the walls of the
catacombs are the remains of
• Montresor’s ancestors.
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“The Most Dangerous Game” is best
described as
• a deadly contest
between two hunters.
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Zaroff doesn’t consider his sport
immoral because
• he believes that the
• weak were put on earth to give the
strong pleasure.
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Zaroff’s problem is that
• he cares only for hunting, but hunting
• has begun to bore him.
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In addition to being defeated by
Rainsford’s hunting skills, Zaroff is
also
• defeated by his own overconfidence.
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The resolution of the story is
the ending.
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The first attack the birds make is when
• a single bird jabs at Nat when he
opens his bedroom window.
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Foreshadowing is the
• use of clues to suggest events to come.
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On the morning after the first attack, Nat
walks his daughter to the bus
• because he is concerned for her safety.
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As you read “The Birds,” a reasonable
prediction to make is that Mr. and
Mrs. Triggs will suffer a terrible attack
from the birds. The following
details support such a prediction.
• Mrs. Trigg doesn’t believe Nat when he tells
her about the birds.
• Mr. Trigg doesn’t bother to board his
windows.
• No smoke is coming from the chimney as Nat
approaches the farm.
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Nat suddenly worries about birds of
prey because they are likely to be
• more dangerous than other birds.
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Nat keeps his wife from worrying by
keeping her busy
• making meals and
• attending to the children.
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At times in the story, Nat and his wife
look at each other without
speaking. This tells the reader that
they know each other so well
• they can communicate
• without speaking.
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The walk around Saxe-Coburg Square is
an event in the story that is a
• key detail in Holmes’s
• solution of the case.
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Watson joins Holmes in his work because
Watson is fascinated by
• remarkable events.
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These details are key to understanding
the mystery.
• 1.
The assistant often disappeared into
• the cellar.
• 2. Wilson’s pawn shop was at Coburg Square.
• 3. Wilson’s position at the League kept him
– away from his shop from ten to two.
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The worn knees on the trousers of the
pawnbroker’s assistant indicates
• that the assistant has been working at an
activity
• such as digging a tunnel.
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Holmes thumps his stick on the
pavement in front of the pawnbroker’s
shop
• because he is trying to find out if
• the cellar runs in front of
• or in back of the pawn shop.
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Holmes’s opinion of the abilities of
Jones, the Scotland Yard agent is
Holmes is
• unimpressed, calling Jones an “imbecile
in his profession.”
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The suspicious detail about how Wilson
gets in to interview for the position at
the Red-headed League is that
Spaulding seems
• intent on getting Wilson into
the office, and pushes and pulls
• him through the crowd.
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The Traveler in “The Listeners” is
knocking on the door of this house
• to keep his word.
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The atmosphere the poet creates in
“The Listeners” is
• mysterious.
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When the poet says “this poem has his
head” in “Beware: Do Not Read This
Poem,”
• the poet is referring to the reader.
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The title “Echo” refers to the echo of
the
• scream of a parrot.
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“Echo” creates a feeling of mystery
because the poet doesn’t tell
• why the green parrot screams.
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The main idea of “Beware: Do Not Read
This Poem” is Poetry
• is powerful and can
• “consume“ a reader.”
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In “The Listeners,” a host of phantom
listeners
• heard the sound of the
Traveler’s knock.
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When you use your senses as you read,
you imagine
• a picture you would
paint based on the poem.
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The main purpose of a news article is
• to
inform.
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“The mummies are Caucasian,
apparently of European origin.” is a
detail that supports
• the main idea in the passage.
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Mair is so interested in the Caucasian
mummies because he is intrigued by
• the questions they pose.
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The DNA analysis on the mummies is
“tricky” because the mummies’ old
• DNA is very damaged.
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Mair found the mummies in
• a museum in Urumqi.
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Short Answer—These will be the short
answer questions on the test. Please
prepare yourself.
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I’m expecting that you all finish during
the class period. These answers can be
prepared before the test, but you may
not use notes for the test.
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Sentence structure will be important,
but the content of the answer will make
• up most of the points for each of these
questions.
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Consider the last two lines in “The Cask
of Amontillado.” Montresor says,
“For half of a century no mortal has
disturbed them. In pace requiescat!”
Based on what you know from the short
story and the use of foreshadowing, will
Montresor be caught and punished for
his crime? Why or why not?
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Zaroff explains how his man-hunting
game is played.
• Summarize the rules
for the game.
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Describe the setting of “The Birds.”
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Nat has a dream in which he is nagged
by something he has neglected.
• Explain what event Nat’s
dream foreshadows and
what Nat has failed to do.
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Explain how Spaulding reacts to Wilson
when Wilson nearly leaves the
interview at the Red-headed League
office.
Why might Spaulding’s actions
be suspicious to Holmes?
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In order for Wilson to keep his job
with the Red-headed League, he must
be present in the League’s building the
entire time he is on duty.
• How does knowing this rule help
Holmes solve the mystery?
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Based on “Beware: Do Not Read This
Poem,” give two reasons why the title
is appropriate for the poem.
• Explain your
answer.
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Select the newspaper section in which
this article "...Mummies..." would
appear.
• a. Entertainment
c. Finance
b. News
d. Editorial
Explain why the article would not have
appeared in the other sections.
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Please prepare for this test.
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