ENGL 102 Test 1 Liberty University
1. One can conclude from the passage that
2. Mrs. Hutchinson is representative of the whole community because
3. How the story opens and how it ends
4. That little Davy Hutchinson, the small son of the victim, is given a few pebbles to throw at his mother suggests that
5. One of the most notable ironies about the characters is that
6. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Oscar is Paul’s
7. “The Rocking Horse Winner” ends after the death of
8. Mr. Summers, Old Man Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hutchinson are characters in “The Lottery.”
9. The American author who added an interest in people’s personalities, emotions, and attitudes to the writing of short narrative fiction was the
10. A character’s point of view is always reliable.
11. “I tell you it wasn’t fair. You didn’t give him time enough to choose. Everybody saw
12. The term used to describe information presented in an earlier part of the story that
tends to make us accept as probable an event occurring in a later part is
13. The function of a minor character may be that of a confidant, i.e., is he sympathetic
with main character, thus helping to reveal thoughts?
14. In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” Paul’s mistake of confusing “luck” with “lucre” causes
the unhappiness and tragedy in the story.
15. Which of the following terms identifies the falling action?
16. Diction is one element in determining style.
17. A pre-Reformationist, Chaucer was highly supportive of the state faith.
18. The technical term “protagonist” is preferable to the popular term “hero” because it
is less ambiguous.
19. “It’s got a staircase two hundred years old like a corkscrew. Nothing holds it up.” This quotation appears in
20. “The Prodigal Son” appears in the Gospel according to
21. Another name for the exposition of a story is denouement.
22. Spiritual conflict is a type of conflict that describes
23. In “The Destructors” the boys are members of the Wormsley Common Gang. Of the following choices, which shows best the way they operate?
24. “The Destructors” takes place twelve years after WWI.
25. The antonym (word with opposite meaning) for a round character is
26. Short fiction began in America, and Nathaniel Hawthorne added an interest in people’s personalities, emotions, and attitudes.
27. The “-er” suffix is used to mean “one who does an action.”
28. Probability of action can be presented via foreshadowing.
29. The term used to describe a situation where the author tells the story using the third person, knowing all and free to tell us anything, including what the characters are
30. Transcendentalism is a perception that man lives apart from nature.
31. “One moment the house had stood there with such dignity between the bomb-sites like a man in a top hat, and then, bang, crash, there wasn’t anything left-not anything.”
32. The term used to describe a situation where the author tells the story using the third
person, but is limited to reporting what the characters say or do; the author does not
interpret their behavior or tell us their private thoughts or feelings
33. The longest part of a short story, or the part that develops the conflict(s) that will
lead to the climax, is termed
34. Sir Christopher Wren designed St. Margaret’s Cathedral.
35. Old Misery was too mean to spend money on his property.
36. “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have
food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
37. The civic-minded, progressive character in “The Lottery” was
38. Which of the following identifies the term “complication”?
39. According to the online lessons, there are four kinds of conflict: Emotional,
Physical, Spiritual, and Metaphysical.
40. Plot is about cause and effect.
41. In “The Rocking-Horse Winner” the whispers are symptoms, not causes. And Paul only
makes them worse.
42. In “The Destructors,” Old Misery is described as one who lived in a “crippled house.”
43. In the Age of Enlightenment, Voltaire and Rousseau hold that whatever one finds in
nature is morally correct.
44. What is an allegory?
45. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne includes the names of actual (historical) persons, such as
46. Arguments can be made to study literature as a legitimate Christian pursuit, as a
wealth of insight into the plight of our world and the needs of our contemporaries.
47. Sir Christopher Wren designed many structures in England in the early 1500s.
48. “Today,” Mike said tactlessly, “we’re pinching free rides….” This quotation appears in
49. “Is luck money, mother?” he asked, rather timidly.
50. According to the Lesson presentations and outlines, an example of escapist literature
is the story
- What human characteristic is thematized in the excerpt?
- One can conclude from the passage that
- The fact that most of the villagers participate in the lottery suggests that
- Which of the following is NOT true? The story uses the symbol of the lottery to communicate
- The setting of the story is ironic because
- “It’s Malabar!” he screamed, in a powerful, strange voice. “It’s Malabar.”
- Antagonist is the opposite of
- The first literary critic to make a systematic effort at defining the short story was
- The plot is both action and the way the author arranges the action toward a specific end.
- H. Lawrence authored “The Destructors.”
- In “The Child by Tiger,” Dick Prosser’s final act is removing his shoes, standing up like a soldier, and facing the mob.
- According to the Lesson presentations and outlines, an example of escapist literature is the story
- Hawthorne’s perspective is that all men are potentially evil and potentially good.
- “Today,” Mike said tactlessly, “we’re pinching free rides….” This quotation appears in
- “The Destructors” takes place twelve years after WWI.
- “The Most Dangerous Game” ends with the death of
- “I said I wanted to see his house.” … “He showed it to me.” “Pinched anything?” This quotation appears in
- In “The Destructors” the gang has twelve members.
- Is the gang in “The Destructors” a democracy in the sense that its members vote?
- Which of the following authors writes a story (published in 1933) in which a house whispers, “There must be more money!”?
- “”Wren built that house, father says.”…”The man who built St. Paul’s.” This quotation appears in
- “My love and my Faith,…of all nights in the year this one must I tarry away from thee.” Who made this statement?
- A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant is called
- Another name for the exposition of a story is denouement.
- Which of the following identifies the term “complication”?
- According to the online lessons, there are four kinds of conflict: Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, and Metaphysical.
- Plot is about cause and effect.
- Which of the following authors explored the Puritan past of New England in his short story published in 1835?
- The term used to describe information presented in an earlier part of the story that tends to make us accept as probable an event occurring in a later part is
- The “-er” suffix is used to mean “one who does an action.”
- “Modern man is on a bus going nowhere” may be said to be the theme of
- Another name for a round character is
- Edgar Allan Poe operated from a viewpoint of a personal relationship with GOD, yet felt that man was divine in his own right.
- The author of “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” “The Ambitious Guest,” and “The Birthmark” was
- “She married for love, and the love turned to dust.” Who does this quotation identify?
- Some attributes of Poe’s short stories include unity of impression, unity of purpose, and goal to entertain.
- “The Lottery” can be interpreted via biblical hermeneutics.
- “The Destructors” occurs in November.
- The plot is the same as the work’s content.
- Who wrote one hundred ribald stories of the Roman priesthood?
- The part of the plot that shows how the conflict is settled is called
- Read this excerpt from “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and answer the question that follows: “Be a good sport, Tessie.” Mrs. Delacroix called, and Mrs. Graves said, “All of us took the same chance.” If the word Delacroix (the name of one of the characters in “The Lottery”) means “of the cross,” which of the following figures of speech is used?
- Summers, Old Man Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Adams, and Mrs. Hutchinson are characters in “The Lottery.”
- The handling of time can be accomplished by the method of the story by straight narrative, scene, analysis, and prescription.
- The function of a minor character may be that of a confidant, i.e., is he sympathetic with main character, thus helping to reveal thoughts?
- Old Misery’s lav survived even though the house next door was destroyed by a bomb.
- “The Most Dangerous Game” was authored by
- In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” Paul’s compulsive efforts to satisfy his mother’s insatiable quest for money finally kill him.
- The short story produces a single impression.
- Church history provides much evidence for an antipathy and hostility on the part of Christians (the church) toward literature.