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Question 1(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Read the following excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham," then answer the question.


"We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.


I have travelled the length and breadth of Alabama, Mississippi and all the other southern states. On sweltering summer days and crisp autumn mornings I have looked at her beautiful churches with their spires pointing heavenward. I have beheld the impressive outlay of her massive religious education buildings. Over and over again I have found myself asking: 'Who worships here? Who is their God? Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification? Where were their voices of support when tired, bruised, and weary Negro men and women decided to rise from the dark dungeons of complacency to the bright hills of creative protest?'"


Which statement best describes the tone of these paragraphs?

 His tone shifts from neutral to negative.

 His tone shifts from calm to lively. ----------------

 His tone shifts from urgent to reflective.

 His tone shifts from ironic to sarcastic.


Question 2(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Read the following excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham," then answer the question.


"There was a time when the Church was very powerful ... In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Wherever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being 'disturbers of the peace' and 'outside agitators.' Things are different now. The contemporary Church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch-supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the Church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the Church's silent and often vocal sanction of things as they are."


The purpose of placing this information at the end of his letter is to

 praise the church for fighting the injustice of his incarceration -------------------

 chastise the church for adopting a passive role in the world

 make himself look more important than other church leaders

 describe the voice of the contemporary church as dynamic


Question 3(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

The following excerpt is from Union soldier Major Sullivan Ballou's Letter to Wife Sarah written in 1861. Read the passage, and then answer the question.


"My very dear Sarah:


The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days—perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more.


Our movement may be one of a few days duration and full of pleasure—and it may be one of severe conflict and death to me. Not my will, but thine O God, be done."


The purpose of placing this information in the beginning of the letter is to

 inform his wife of the details of the coming battle --------------

 explain the reasons for his changing travel plans

 establish his opinion of what the soldiers should do

 prepare his wife for his possible demise


Question 4(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

The line from King's letter, "This movement is nourished by the contemporary frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination," employs

 allusion

 simile

 personification --------------

 symbol


Question 5(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

The following excerpt is from Union soldier Major Sullivan Ballou's Letter to Wife Sarah written in 1861. Read the passage, and then answer the question.


"But, my dear wife, when I know, that with my own joys, I lay down nearly all of yours, and replace them in this life with care and sorrows, when, after having eaten for long years the bitter fruit of orphanage myself, I must offer it, as their only sustenance, to my dear little children, is it weak or dishonorable, while the banner of my purpose floats calmly and proudly in the breeze, that my unbounded love for you, my darling wife and children, should struggle in fierce, though useless, contest with my love of country.


I cannot describe to you my feelings on this calm summer night, when two thousand men are sleeping around me, many of them enjoying the last, perhaps, before that of death, and I, suspicious that Death is creeping behind me with his fatal dart, am communing with God, my country and thee."


Which of the following lines from the excerpt uses personification to describe Ballou's premonition?

 "I cannot describe to you my feelings on this calm summer night, when two thousand men are sleeping around me, many of them enjoying the last, perhaps, before that of death." -------------

 "... suspicious that Death is creeping behind me with his fatal dart, am communing with God, my country and thee."

 "... that my unbounded love for you, my darling wife and children, should struggle in fierce, though useless, contest with my love of country."

 "But, my dear wife, when I know, that with my own joys, I lay down nearly all of yours, and replace them in this life with care and sorrows, when, after having eaten for long years the bitter fruit of orphanage myself, I must offer it."


Question 6(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Which of the following lines from King's letter uses a metaphor to describe frustration?

 "In those days the church was not merely a thermometer." ----------------------

 "It was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society."

 "There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over."

 "We have gone through all of these steps in Birmingham."


Question 7(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Read the following excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham," then answer the question.


"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law."


In this excerpt, King develops his rhetorical purpose by utilizing

 metaphor

 analogy

 hyperbole -----------------

 juxtaposition


Question 8(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Read the following excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham," then answer the question.


"While confined here in the Birmingham City Jail, I came across your recent statement calling our present activities 'unwise and untimely.' Seldom, if ever, do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would be engaged in little else in the course of the day and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine goodwill and your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I would like to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms."


Which rhetorical strategy does King adopt in these lines?

 He goes on the offensive by berating his opponents.

 He acknowledges and endears the opposition.

 He cites facts to add credibility to his argument. -----------------

 He gives examples to explain his concerns.


Question 9(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

Read the following excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham," then answer the question.


"There was a time when the Church was very powerful ... In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Wherever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being 'disturbers of the peace' and 'outside agitators.' Things are different now. The contemporary Church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch-supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the Church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the Church's silent and often vocal sanction of things as they are."


Which rhetorical strategy does King rely on to reinforce the image of the changing role of the church?

 Cautionary advice

 Colorful anecdotes -----------------

 Allusion

 Juxtaposition


Question 10(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

The following excerpt is from Union soldier Major Sullivan Ballou's Letter to Wife Sarah written in 1861. Read the passage, and then answer the question.


"Sarah, my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield.


The memories of the blissful moments I have spent with you come creeping over me, and I feel most gratified to God and to you that I have enjoyed them so long. And hard it is for me to give them up and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when God willing, we might still have lived and loved together, and seen our sons grow up to honorable manhood around us."


Which of the following best describes the motif that is present in this excerpt?

 Light and dark

 Weather

 Nourishment ------------------

 Bondage

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