Exam: 986825RR – Lesson 2 The Short Story, Part 2
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Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.
1. In Mark Twain’s account of a “campaign that failed,” his satire is aimed at the _______ of making an adventure appear more glorious than it was. A. hypocrisy
2. Faith’s pink ribbons are an example of a A. fable.
3. In “Paul’s Case,” why does Paul go to work early? A. He wanted to wrestle with the other boys.
B. He didn’t want to get caught skipping school.
C. He liked looking at the pictures in the art gallery.
D. He didn’t want to lose his job.
4. According to the analyses of the stories you were asked to read, “A Pair of Silk Stockings” best represents literary A. escapism.
5. Which one of the following words best describes Goodman Brown at the end of Hawthorne’s story? A. Despairing
6. The wicked witch and the big bad wolf are examples of A. archetypes.
C. dynamic characters.
7. Which one of the following statements best describes the theme of “Young Goodman Brown”? A. The Devil is in charge of this world.
B. People aren’t always what they seem.
C. Men should listen to the cautions of their wives.
D. The forest is a place where dark deeds take place.
8. Analyzing Hawthorne’s complex story “Young Goodman Brown,” it’s reasonable to conclude that Goodman Brown’s perception or interpretation of events represents a setting at the _______ level. A. supernatural
9. In “Paul’s Case,” members of the faculty don’t like Paul’s carnation because they think A. it suggests that he’s not taking things seriously.
B. it doesn’t match his other clothing.
C. it’s effeminate for a man to wear a flower.
D. it’s the mark of an early death.
10. Studying the plot elements in “A Pair of Silk Stockings,” you might reasonably conclude that the essence of her story A. emphasizes the hardship of poverty.
B. is identical to Paul’s in “Paul’s Case.”
C. is found in its sensual descriptions.
D. reflects the despair of daily life.
11. Which one of the following is characteristic of a character study? A. Getting a glimpse into the character’s mind and heart is the most important element of the story.
B. The character comes to an unhappy end.
C. The protagonist is a static character.
D. The character is usually tragicomic—that is, he or she is both funny and sad at different times.
12. What author saw hypocrisy in the lives of the Puritans? A. Mark Twain
B. Kate Chopin
C. Nathaniel Hawthorne
D. Willa Cather
13. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Hawthorne reveals his feelings about his Puritan ancestors when A. the dark man reveals that he helped Brown’s forebears persecute others.
B. Brown discovers his catechism teacher is on speaking terms with the Devil.
C. Faith expresses her anxieties about young Brown’s departure.
D. Brown strives to resist his dark mission.
14. An individuated character is one who A. has a series of epiphanies.
B. is able to be identified with the audience.
C. has his or her own unique history and personality.
D. is a symbol for some characteristic.
15. In the story “Paul’s Case,” why is Paul irritated and wretched after the concert? A. His real life is so different from his dream.
B. He has spoken with the singer.
C. He has to walk home in the rain.
D. He has seen his English teacher.
16. An author’s purpose in using rhetoric is to A. present facts as they really are.
B. create a certain effect for the reader.
C. provide hints as to what’s going to happen.
D. separate realism from idealism.
17. In “Young Goodman Brown,” the allegorical meaning of Faith’s pink ribbons is A. daylight.
18. Archetypes are a type of _______ that appear throughout history. A. motif
19. Which one of the following short stories takes a series of completely ordinary events and develops them into a character study? A. “A Private History of a Campaign That Failed”
B. “Paul’s Case”
C. “Young Goodman Brown”
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D. “A Pair of Silk Stockings”
20. In “Young Goodman Brown,” what is meant by “a hoary corpse”? A. A respected person
B. An extremely old dead body
C. A lonely man
D. A promiscuous person