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Unit 8 Test Review

Take this quiz to help you review for the Unit 8 Test. If you answer a question correctly, you'll move to the next question. If you answer incorrectly, you'll be able to try again. You can review all the stories in your online Journeys textbook by going to Content/Course Materials/Textbook in your course. Email me the phrase on the last slide to earn an extra 5 points in English 3.


How is the subject and scope of literature of twentieth century characterized in comparison to literature of the nineteenth century?

diverse and broad

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humorous and complicated

intelligent and subtle

What did many writers focus on in the first half of the twentieth century?

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highly educated people and the challenges of the life of the mind

ordinary people and the challenges of everyday life

extraordinary people and the challenges of society's elite

Which of the following best describes the differences between Boston and Nebraska in "A Wagner Matinee"?

Boston is safe and civilized, while Nebraska is rugged and unsettled.

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Boston is old-fashioned and dull, while Nebraska is young and exciting.

Boston is a place for the young, while Nebraska is a place for the old.

Willa Cather's decision to write "A Wagner Matinee" from Clark's point of view means that readers __________.

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never learn how or why Aunt Georgiana left Boston for Nebraska

have to choose whether to believe Clark's side of the story or Aunt Georgiana's

know only what Clark tells them and have their opinions shaped by his

Why does Aunt Georgiana say, "I don't want to go!" at the end of "A Wagner Matinee" when it is time to leave the concert hall?

She realizes that the German cowhand who introduced her to Wagner will never return.

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She must leave music behind and return to the silent fields and routine chores of her Nebraska farm.

She dreads spending more time with Clark, who has shown himself to be a poor host and a snob.

The physical injuries that the narrator and other soldiers suffer in Ernest Hemingway's "In Another Country" are representative of ___________.

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the courage and valor that they displayed on the battlefield before being hurt

the psychological damage and loss caused by their experiences in the war

the fear that they all have of catching pneumonia and dying as the major's wife did

What does Eudora Welty employ as a metaphor for life in "A Worn Path"?

Phoenix Jackson's encounter with the white man

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the sickness of Phoenix Jackson's grandson

Phoenix Jackson's journey into town

In "A Worn Path," Phoenix Jackson makes her journey because of her __________.

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faith in doctors and medicine

deep love for her grandson

bitter hatred of her poverty

In Black Boy, the young Richard Wright associates the discomfort he feels from hunger with __________.

the pain he feels after being beat up by the boys on his street

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the bitter pain he feels over being abandoned by his father

the anger he feels toward his mother for not feeding him

What does Richard Wright learn by the end of the excerpt from Black Boy that you read in this unit?

That his mother is not always right and is unreliable.

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To stand up for himself and to take control of his own destiny.

To forgive his father for abandoning him.

What does Zora Neale Hurston recognize by the end of "The Inside Search?“

She can ignore her grandmother's warnings and worries because her generation is different.

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She can use her intelligence to have new experiences and opportunities.

She can use her beauty and athleticism to travel and see the wider world.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, what fear does William Faulkner say negatively influences many modern writers?

the fear of being less talented than previous generations of writers

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the fear of being destroyed by an atomic bomb

the fear of being average and quickly forgotten

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, William Faulkner insists that great writing must focus on "the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself" and "universal truths" about __________.

faith, religion, belief, and doubt

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love, honor, compassion, and sacrifice

tradition, conservation, order, and respect

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, William Faulkner asserts that writers whose work focuses on "the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself" and issues surrounding "universal truths" can ultimately __________.

wash their hands of humanity's collective problems

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help humanity to not only endure but to prevail

achieve for themselves great wealth and success



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