CP Quarterly Exam Study Guide

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Date: _______________
Marking Period 1 Quarterly Exam Study Guide
9th Grade CP English, Ms. Pastor’s Class
I. Short stories under study:
A. “The Scarlet Ibis”
B. “Marigolds”
C. “The Necklace”
D. “Thank You, Ma’am”
E. “Poison”
F. “The Cask of Amontillado”
G. “Harrison Bergeron”
II. Poetry close-reading with multiple choice questions
III. Be knowledgeable about:
 characters
 plot events
 the context, speaker, and context of key quotes
 the names of each author
 related literary terms
 vocabulary (Set 1)
IV. Sections and instructions that will appear on the exam.
 Section 1. Multiple Choice based on the literature. Select the BEST response.
Complete this section on the scantron.
 Section 2. Multiple Choice based on the vocabulary. Complete the sentence with the
most appropriate vocabulary word. Complete this section on the scantron.
 Section 3. Multiple Choice based on poetry analysis. After reading the poem, “the
lesson of the moth,” and considering the short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” respond
to the following questions. Complete this section on the scantron.
(1 point each)
 Section 4. Quote Analysis. Respond to the four quotes that appear below. Each of
these quotes appears in one of the short stories under study so far this year.
Complete this section on the test itself.
For each quote:
a. Write down the name of the character who says the quote.
b. Explain the context (what is going on). Be specific but concise.
c. Explain WHY this quote is important to the text as a whole. Be specific but
 Section 5. Theme Identification/Explanation. Select a theme that you noticed in
the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis.” List the theme (following all formal theme
writing rules). Then, write 4-6 sentences discussing three specific places where the
theme is illustrated in the story.
V. Know the definitions of and be able to apply the following terms to the texts covered in this
1. Plot
2. Setting
3. Six Categories of Conflict
A. Person v. Person (Internal Conflict)
B. Person v. Society (External Conflict)
C. Person v. Nature (External Conflict)
D. Person v. Technology/Machine (External Conflict)
E. Person v. Supernatural (External Conflict)
F. Person v. Himself/Herself (External Conflict)
4. Theme
5. Symbol
6. Foreshadowing
7. Hubris
8. Satire
9. Utopia
10. Dystopia
11. Protagonist
12. Antagonist
13. Paradox
14. Pathetic Fallacy
15. Characteristics of Literature in the Horror/Gothic genre
16. Hyperbole
17. Epiphany
18. Grotesque
19. Impunity
20. dynamic character
21. static character
22. round character
23. flat character
24. Foil (referring to characters)
25. 3 Types of Irony
A. Situational Irony
B. Dramatic Irony
C. Verbal Irony
26. Point of View: perspective
A. First Person
B. Second Person
C. Third Person
27. Freytag’s Pyramid
A. Exposition
B. Inciting Incident
C. Rising Action
D. Climax
E. Falling Action
F. Resolution
G. Denouement
28. stanza
29. allusion
30. theme (and its main components)