The House of the Seven Gables, an excerpt
By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thus the great house was built. Familiar as it stands in the writer's recollection,—for it has been an object of curiosity with him from boyhood, both as a specimen of the best and stateliest architecture of a longpast epoch, and as the scene of events more full of human interest, perhaps, than those of a gray feudal castle,—familiar as it stands, in its rusty old age, it is therefore only the more difficult to imagine the bright novelty with which it first caught the sunshine.
What does the author suggest is difficult to imagine about the house?
Its inhabitants from long ago
Its long gone occupants and visitors
The nature of how it has aged
The way it looked when it was newQuestion 11(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)
Read the sentence below and answer the following question:
If that was a disagreement, then Mount Everest is an ant hill and the Mississippi River is a trickle.
Which answer correctly summarizes the meaning of this sentence?
A sarcastic statement suggesting the argument was not bad at all (it's not this one)
A satirical statement describing the subject of the argument
An ironic statement suggesting that something loud can also be small
An understatement describing a bad argument using an analogy
Read the two passages carefully and identify the sentences where certain specific words were mentioned. For example in the... View the full answer