Reading Comprehension
Elements of Fiction(1)
Elements of Fiction (2)
Elements of Poetry(1)
Elements of Poetry(2)
100

Select the best detail to show Judy does not seem to care about the narrator one way or the other :  

                                                                                          Judy was in the other fourth grade class, so I didn't see too much of her. When I did, I figured I had to make the most of it.

That's why I held open the door for her. As usual, she ignored me. I didn't care. For one second, she was inches away. Heaven was a trainload of those seconds.

As usual, she ignored me.

100

What is the climax in Julius Caesar?

Caesar’s death in Act III

100

What is another word for resolution?

Denouncement

100

What is a line in poetry?

A line is a single sentence/ phrase from a poem.

100

What is a poem with 14 lines and written in iambic pentameter called?

A sonnet

200

Overlooked Women in Science

Historically, men have dominated the field of science, and many women have not received professional credit or public recognition for their work. Rosalind Franklin, for example, was a chemist who did groundbreaking research into the structure of DNA, a type of molecule in cells that helps control their growth, activity, and reproduction. Franklin's X-ray photograph of DNA was shared, without her knowledge, with biologist James Watson. Franklin's work helped Watson and fellow researcher Francis Crick discover the structure of DNA, but she received no credit when they won a Nobel Prize for their model of DNA in 1962. Another scientist denied credit for her work was Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Bell Burnell was a postgraduate student in 1967 when she discovered the first radio pulsars—small, dense rotating stars that emit radio waves. However, the credit was given to her supervisor, Antony Hewish, who received a Nobel Prize in 1974.What is the main idea of the passage?


A. Jocelyn Bell Burnell failed to receive credit for her 1967 discovery of radio pulsars.
B. Women have often failed to receive the credit they deserve for their scientific work.








B. Women have often failed to receive the credit they deserve for their scientific work.
200

What type of conflict does this quote show? "I must keep my nerve”

Man vs. self(Internal Conflicts)

200

What does STEAL each stand for?

S- Speech

T- Thoughts

E- Effect on others

A- Actions

L- Looks


200

Please select the tercet from this poem: 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

BY EMILY DICKINSON

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -


And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -

And sore must be the storm -

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm -


I’ve heard it in the chillest land -

And on the strangest Sea -

Yet - never - in Extremity,

It asked a crumb - of me.


N/A

200

What is the rhyme scheme for English sonnets?

ABAB CDCD EFEF GG

300

On a snowy evening in February, my wife and I arrived for our seven o'clock reservation. A rude little man identifying himself as the host told us there was no such reservation, and we were made to wait outside, in the cold, while the matter was sorted. When finally seated, we waited thirty-five minutes for our waiter, who had all the warmth of an ice cube, to come take our orders. And when our dinners arrived, the food was as cold as our waiter.


What author’s purpose is suggested by the text? 


A. To inform readers about Le Fig’s many accolades and awards. 

B. To persuade Le Fig to make sure its for is heated properly

C. To argue that Le Fig does not deserve its reputation

C. To argue that Le Fig does not deserve its reputation

300

Give one type of external Conflict and explain it

character v. character, v. society, v. nature, v. technology, v. supernatural, v. fate

300

What type of Characterization is this?:

 “First of all,” he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”- To Kill a Mockingbird

Indirect Characterization

300

Is this poem a sonnet?(If not, please give one reason why its not a sonnet):

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

BY EMILY DICKINSON

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -


And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -

And sore must be the storm -

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm -


I’ve heard it in the chillest land -

And on the strangest Sea -

Yet - never - in Extremity,

It asked a crumb - of me.


No, since this doesn't follow any rhyme scheme.

300

What is the rhyme scheme for Petrarchan sonnet?

ABBA ABBA CDECDE(Last part can change)

400

Crystal Caves of Mexico

While excavating a tunnel under Mexico's Naica Mountain, silver miners were stunned to discover a cavern full of luminous, elongated underground crystals. Composed of the mineral gypsum, some of the crystals extended as far as thirty-six feet into the air. What accounted for these amazing mineral structures? Millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions released a large amount of mineral-rich water into the cave, now known as the Cave of Crystals. One of those minerals was anhydrite, which slowly changes into gypsum when exposed to water. Originally, the cave was too hot for this change to take place. Eventually, however, the temperature cooled to about 136°F, and gypsum crystals began to form. This process continued as the temperature and other conditions in the cave remained constant for thousands of years.


What is the main idea of the passage?

A. Gigantic crystals in Mexico's Cave of Crystals were discovered by silver miners who were excavating a tunnel.

B. Specific conditions in the Cave of Crystals led to the development of the enormous crystal structures found there.










B. Specific conditions in the Cave of Crystals led to the development of the enormous crystal structures found there.
400

Determine which type of conflict is represented in the following passage: "No, I'm not stupid, but then again, maybe I am. I can't believe I've fallen stupid head over heels in love with Julio Montague."

Man vs. Self

400

What type of Characterization is this?

”It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” - “The Tell Tale Heart”

Indirect Characterization

400

What is a ballad

A poem narrating a short story in short stanzas.

400

What type of Sonnet is this?

"How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.


Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet

500


Read the passage.Synesthesia: Mixed-Up SensesWe generally think of our senses as having completely separate functions. This is a logical assumption; after all, we can't see with our ears or taste with our eyes. For people with a condition called synesthesia, however, senses can be conflated, or mixed together. In fact, the word synesthesia, derived from Greek, literally means "sensations together." This combining of senses causes interesting sensory experiences. For example, some synesthetes (people who experience synesthesia) imagine tasting a particular flavor whenever they hear a certain sound. Others "hear" a sound in their minds whenever they touch a certain object. The most common types of synesthesia involve colors. In one common subtype, for instance, synesthetes associate different colors with different letters of the alphabet. Typically, synesthetes are not bothered by their synesthesia; in fact, many enjoy it.

What is the main idea of the passage?

A. People with synesthesia may hear a sound when they touch an object.

B. People with synesthesia experience a fusing of different senses.


B. People with synesthesia experience a fusing of different senses.
500

Determine which type of conflict is represented in the following passage: "She struggled, searching for air, for land, for something to hold on to. But there was only the water, pulling her into its depths.”

Man vs. Nature

500

What type of Characterization is this?:

“Occupied in observing Mr. Bingley’s attentions to her sister, Elizabeth was far from suspecting that she was herself becoming an object of some interest in the eyes of his friend. Mr. Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty: he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise. But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes.” - Pride and Prejudice 

Direct Characterization

500

Petrarchan sonnet's structure is composed of __ parts: an ______ (Line 1-8) and a _____ (Line 9-14)


Petrarchan sonnet's structure is composed of 2 parts: an octave (Line 1-8) and a sestet(Line 9-14)

500

Identify the category of this poem from this quote:

"What Did I Love" by Ellen Bass

What frightened me about my time
on the farm? Let me start
with the death of it all, electric
fence plowing field, my great grandfather,
mounted on a rusted tractor,
sat me down one morning
when I was old enough to play
secret spy and yard restaurant
on my own. He said, Don’t touch this.

A free verse

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