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According to "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?" Black English...is a new kind of English.

is just a dialect of English.

is a language developed out of brutal necessity.

is only spoken by poor Southern African Americans.


How does Their Eyes Were Watching God refute the idea that "black lives are only defensive reactions to white actions"? Select all that apply.

It does not focus on the influence of white people.

Its heavy use of Black English celebrates the language.

It shows how blacks lead rich lives separate from whites. It illustrates how the grandmother was affected by slavery.


The writings of James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston express different perspectives on black culture in America because _____.

the two writers originate from different cultures

Hurston writes about women, while Baldwin writes about men

the two writers have contradictory opinions about racism in America Hurston encourages positivity, while Baldwin explores painful topics


What are the main arguments of "If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?" Select all that apply.

Black English is an entirely different language than American English.

Black English has been rightfully honored by dominant American culture.

Black English formed in response to the oppressive racist culture of America.

Black English formed as a means for blacks from different cultures to relate to one another in America.


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"There was a moment, in time, and in this place, when my brother, or my mother, or my father, or my sister, had to convey to me, for example, the danger in which I was standing from the white man standing just behind me, and to convey this with a speed, and in a language, that the white man could not possibly understand, and that, indeed, he cannot understand, until today. He cannot afford to understand it. This understanding would reveal to him too much about himself, and smash that mirror before which he has been frozen for so long."

This excerpt from "If Black English Isn't A Language, Then Tell Me, What is?" is significant because _____. Select all that apply.

Hughes imagines himself as a black slave.

Hughes uses Black English to emphasize his argument.

Hughes uses a historical example to explain the origins of language. Hughes explains the significance that Black English holds for white people.


American Modernism is characterized by _____. Select all that apply.

a sense of belonging

unconventional literary structures

the reinforcement of family values

an emphasis on the individual mind


Which quality of "Aunt Imogen" reflects American Modernism? Select all that apply.

its focus on inner conflict

its topics of love and nature

its extensive characterization

its use of traditional verse form


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"The mother understood,

And wisely stepped away. Aunt Imogen

Was there for only one month in the year,

While she, the mother,—she was always there; And that was what made all the difference.

She knew it must be so, for Jane had once Expounded it to her so learnedly

That she had looked away from the child's eyes And thought; and she had thought of many things."

This excerpt from "Aunt Imogen" is significant because _____.

it leaves matters uncertain

it explains everything in explicit language

it focuses on Aunt Imogen's inner thoughts

it emphasizes Aunt Imogen's love for the children


In "A Servant to Servants," the speaker engages herself in _____.

a monologue

dialogue with a stranger

challenging household work

an appreciation for her husband


The speaker of "I Shall Not Care" expresses _____.

concern

longing

vengefulness

violence


In "Grass," the use of _____ makes the poem relatable. Select all that apply.

common vernacular

complex structures

lighthearted themes

simple forms


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"He'd pull his bars apart like bow and bow-string,

And let them go and make them twang until

His hands had worn them smooth as any ox-bow. And then he'd crow as if he thought that child's play— The only fun he had."

This excerpt from "A Servant to Servants" contains examples of _____. Select all that apply.

allusion

connotative language

figurative language

simile


"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" discusses the _____ values of the 1920s. Select all that apply.

changing

conventional

material

moral


In "Hills Like White Elephants," the references to the operation are _____.

ambiguous

dramatic

indirect

specific


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

(Coming back, he walked through the bar-room, where people waiting for the train were drinking. They were all waiting reasonably for the train. He went out through the bead curtain. She was sitting at the table and smiled at him.

"Do you feel better?" he asked.

"I feel fine," she said. "There's nothing wrong with me. I feel fine.")

The tone of this passage from "Hills Like White Elephants" is _____.

climactic

descriptive

emotional

understated


What does the symbolism of the mountains lead readers to infer about the man in "Hills Like White Elephants"?

He admires their stability

He appreciates a challenge

He does not want to settle down.

He is insensitive to his surroundings.


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry.

....

The girl stood up and walked to the end of the station. Across, on the other side, were fields of grain and trees along the banks of the Ebro. Far away, beyond the river, were mountains. The shadow of a cloud moved across the field of grain and she saw the river through the trees."

This excerpt from "Hills Like White Elephants" illustrates Hemmingway's use of the setting to represent _____.

ambiguity

choice

foreignness

communication


In which of the following ways does the drama Our Town break with tradition? Select all that apply.

lack of staging

use of a Southern dialect

breaking of the fourth-wall

having dead characters speak

having characters age over the course of the play


The props on the stage of Our Town must be _____. 

imagined by the audience

switched between each act

replaced at the end of each act

reconstructed for each performance


Read the excerpt below and answer the question.

"Want to tell you something about that boy Joe Crowell there. Joe was awful bright...graduated from high school here, head of his class. So he got ascholarship to Massachusetts Tech. Graduated head of his class there, too. It was all wrote up in the Boston paper at the time. Goin' to be a great engineer,Joe was. But the war broke out and he died in France. All that education for nothing."

This excerpt from Our Town conveys _____. Select all that apply.

the impermanence of life

the destructiveness of war

the Stage Manager's feelings about education the Stage Manager's personal opinion about war

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