1. like the modernists, postmodern writers focused on subjective

1. Like the modernists, postmodern writers focused on subjective experience rather than objective cultural norms. (1 point)
expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations
characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind
characteristic of or belonging to the superficial world
none of the above
2. They reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun. (1 point)
insult
twists; intricate designs
leapt; frolicked
sharp; pounding
3. He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison. (1 point)
beginning
watchfulness; caution
leapt; frolicked
intermittently; unsteadily
4. Stokesie’s married, with two babies chalked up on his fuselage already, but as far as I can tell that’s the only difference. (1 point)
central body portion of an airplane
evil; spiteful
handicaps; obstructions
none of the above
Read the following paragraph and answer questions 5–8.

Scientists report (1) that creatures living in the deep sea are in danger of starving to death. Millions of undiscovered species live, in the deep sea. Creatures in the seabed are suffering from growing food shortages. Which may be a result of rising sea temperatures. Scientists believe that some species will die out, those that can survive on a low food supply will continue living. Not much is known about the creatures that live in the deep sea, not much is known about the changes in their diets. Scientists estimate that up to 10 million species live in the depths of the sea. Most animals of the deep rely on food chains that begin. In the lighted realms of the sea. Microscopic plants called phytoplankton. Capture the sun and start the food cycle. (2) Wherever there are animal droppings, there is a constant rain of organic matter (3) that feeds the bottom dwellers.
5. The underlined part of sentence 1 is what kind of clause? (1 point)
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause
6. The underlined part of sentence 2 is what kind of clause? (1 point)
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause
7. The underlined part of sentence 3 is what kind of clause? (1 point)
adverbial clause
adjectival clause
noun clause
Essay

Note: Your teacher will grade your response to ensure that you receive proper credit for your answer. Your response should include the following to receive the points in parentheses:

Respond in 3–5 complete sentences. (5 pts)
8. Rewrite the paragraph above, correcting any fragments and run-on sentences. Be sure to use correct punctuation. (5 points)

True or False
9. The Beat Generation was a group of writers who fought to maintain traditionalism in America. (1 point)
true
false
10. Satire is used to make serious situations appear humorous using irony. (1 point)
true
false
11. Absurdism is the attempt to show the absurdity of the human condition. (1 point)
true
false
12. The conflict in “A&P” is resolved when the store clerk quits his job. (1 point)
true
false
13. Research writing can be subjective and full of personal bias. (1 point)
true
false
14. It is necessary to ALWAYS to document your information with the proper citation format. (1 point)
true
false
15. A Works Cited is a list of sources used in your research; a bibliography is a list of sources referenced during your research. (1 point)
true
false
16. Imagery is often used to inspire audiences during speeches. (1 point)
true
false
Multiple Choice

Read the following passage from “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury and answer questions 17–21.


“I don’t know anything,” he said, “except that I’m beginning to be sorry we bought that room for the children. If children are neurotic at all, a room like that—”

“It’s supposed to help them work off their neuroses in a healthful way.”

“I’m starting to wonder.” He stared at the ceiling.

“We’ve given the children everything they ever wanted. Is this our reward—secrecy, disobedience?”

“Who was it who said, ‘Children are carpets, they should be stepped on occasionally’? We’ve never lifted a hand. They’re insufferable—let’s admit it. They come and go when they like; they treat us as if we were offspring. They’re spoiled and we’re spoiled.”

“They’ve been acting funny ever since you forbade them to take the rocket to New York a few months ago.”

“They’re not old enough to do that alone, I explained.”

“Nevertheless, I’ve noticed they’ve been decidedly cool toward us since.”

“I think I’ll have Dave McClean come tomorrow morning to have a look at Africa.”

“But it’s not Africa now, it’s Green Mansions country and Rima.”

“I have a feeling it’ll be Africa again before then.”

A moment later they heard the screams.

Two screams.Two people screaming from downstairs.And then a roar of lions.

“Wendy and Peter aren’t in their rooms,” said his wife.

He lay in his bed with his beating heart. “No,” he said. “They’ve broken into the nursery.”

“Those screams—they sound familiar.”

“Do they?”

“Yes, awfully.”

17. “And although their beds tried very hard, the two adults couldn’t be rocked to sleep for another hour. A smell of cats was in the night air.” This passage implies that the story is set (1 point)
in the future.
in the present.
in the past.
it does not indicate time.
18. The first half of the passage implies that the Hadley family is (1 point)
close and open with each other.
destitute.
wealthy
trusting
19. From the context of the passage, you can conclude that the society in which the family lives sees children as being (1 point)
neurotic.
in need of discipline.
innocent.
naturally obedient.
20. The parents’ attitude toward their children in this passage might be best characterized as (1 point)
fond.
angry.
proud.
wary.
21. Based on your knowledge of the story, you would best understand line 24, “He lay in his bed with his beating heart.” to be an example of (1 point)
satire.
in medias res.
metaphor.
foreshadowing.
Essay

Note: Your teacher will grade your response to ensure that you receive proper credit for your answer. Your response should include the following to receive the points in parentheses:

Respond in a paragraph. Answer is written in complete sentences. (10 pts)
22. Choose one of the three essay topics below.

“Experiencing” – Carefully reread the passage from “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, and write an essay explaining what advice you would give George and Lydia Hadley on how to become better parents.
“Interpreting”- Carefully reread the passage. Write an essay describing the tone Bradbury sets and analyzing how he creates that particular mood.

“Evaluating”- The passage above is almost entirely made up of dialogue, as is much of the story it comes from. Choose another story from Unit 2 that contains extensive dialogue, and write an essay comparing and contrasting the role of dialogue in the two stories. Which author do you think uses dialogue more effectively?




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