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  1. Transcendentalism
    Believed that intuition and the individual conscience "transcend" experience and thus are better guides to truth than are the senses and logical reason. Influenced by Romanticism, they respected the individual spirit and the natural world, believing that divinity was present everywhere, in nature and in each person. Included: Emerson and Thoreau
  2. Naturalism
    Tended to view people as hapless victims of immutable natural laws.
  3. Realism
    Tried to write objectively about ordinary characters in ordinary situations. They reacted against Romanticism, rejecting heroic, adventurous, or unfamiliar subjects. The Naturalists followed them and traced the effects of heredity and environment on people helpless to change their situation.
  4. Crevecoeur
    America is great, melting pot, American dream fully possible
  5. Great Gatsby
    American dream impossible, must be born rich
  6. The speaker of "To My Dear and Loving Husband" addresses:

    A. Her husband
    B. The Puritan Leadership Council
    C. The Lord
    D. Herself
    A. Her husband
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Since his love is too great for her to repay, the speaker wishes that:

    A. Her husband acquire mines of gold
    B. Her husband experience the riches of the East
    C. The heavens reward her husband
    D. She could learn to love her husband as much as he loves her
    C. The heavens reward her husband
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. What chief emotions does the speaker in Bradstreet's poem express?

    A. Fear of death
    B. Love for and happiness with her husband
    C. Respect and admiration for her husband
    D. Concern and anxiety about the permanence of her marriage
    B. Love for and happiness with her husband
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. The lines "If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov'd by wife then thee" illustrate the Puritan Plain Style because they:

    A. Rhyme
    B. Make references to everyday objects
    C. Use simple, common words
    D. Focus on the love between a man and a woman
    C. Use simple, common words
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Which statement below is the best paraphrase of the following lines?
    If ever wife was happy in a man,
    Compare with me ye women if you can.

    A. If another woman were married to my husband, she would not be as happy
    B. If ever a wife brought happiness to her man, then I do
    C. Compared to all other wives, I am the best
    D. No woman could be happier with her husband than I am
    D. No woman could be happier with her husband than I am
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. The speaker in"Huswifery" addresses:

    A. Housework
    B. The Lord
    C. A housewife
    D. A spinning wheel, a loom, and the fabric produced on them
    B. The Lord
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Around what task or tasks does "Huswifery" center?

    A. All the tasks of housekeeping
    B. Spinning and weaving
    C. Getting dressed
    D. Dyeing cloth
    D. Dyeing cloth
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The central idea of "Huswifery" expresses the speaker's desire to:

    A. Find a heavenly reward here on Earth
    B. Receive God's grace
    C. Become godlike
    D. Have beautiful clothes
    B. Receive God's grace
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. In "Huswifery", what is Taylor's most likely reason for using vivid and elaborate images atypical of the Puritan Plain Style?

    A. He wants his words to shine with God's glory
    B. He wants his poetry to reflect his elegant lifestyle
    C. He wants to be different from other writers of his time and place
    D. He believes that poets should dazzle their audiences
    A. He wants his words to shine with God's glory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. When the speaker says "Then clothe therewith mine understanding, will,
    Affections, judgement, conscience, memory
    My words, and actions,", he is:

    A. Asking God to guide his thoughts, words, and deeds
    B. Confessing that he does not always follow God's rules
    C. Requesting that God hide him away from the rest of the world
    D. Reminding God that he needs help understanding his own faith
    A. Asking God to guide his thoughts, words, and deeds
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. What contrasting images does Edwards use to describe God’s wrath?

    A) fire and water
    B) sunlight and rain
    C) heat and cold
    D) darkness and light
    A) fire and water
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. What does the apparel at the end of "Huswifery" stand for?

    A. Paradise
    B. The poet's soul
    C. The poet's body
    D. God's grace
    D. God's grace
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. To paraphrase either poem, which would you do first?

    A. Rewrite the poem in your own words
    B. Find the subject of each sentence
    C. Read the information in the footnotes
    D. Analyze the metaphors in the poem
    C. Read the information in the footnotes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. As a preacher, Edwards uses his sermon to:

    A. Rouse his congregation to revolt against England
    B. Persuade his congregation to have faith in God
    C. Raise money for his church
    D. Frighten his congregation into seizing the opportunity of salvation
    D. Frighten his congregation into seizing the opportunity of salvation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. What is the central message of the sermon?

    A. Sinners can save their soul through constant prayer
    B. The only hope for salvation is in good deeds
    C. The only hope for salvation is through Christian rebirth
    D. There is no hope for salvation
    C. The only hope for salvation is through Christian rebirth
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. Edwards' vivid descriptions of Hell are meant to:

    A. Make his audience feel superior
    B. Amuse his audience
    C. Fascinate his audience
    D. Frighten his audience
    D. Frighten his audience
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. Which of these people or forces does the sermon indicate is the most powerful?

    A. The congregation as a whole
    B. Preachers like Edwards
    C. Hell
    D. God
    D. God
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Edwards assumes that the members of his congregation believe that they are:

    A. Sinful
    B. Immortal
    C. Aristocratic
    D. Righteous
    A. Sinful
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. What contrasting images does Edwards use to describe God's wrath?

    A. Sunlight and rain
    B. Fire and water
    C. Heat and cold
    D. Darkness and light
    B. Fire and water
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  25. Edwards uses the phrase "dead in sin" to describe:
    A. Those whose sins have caused their deaths
    B. People who have died while in the midst of evil activities
    C. People who are not religious and never attend church
    D. Those who have not yet experienced the grace of conversion
    D. Those who have not yet experienced the grace of conversion
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  26. Toward the end the end of the sermon, Edwards' tone shifts from:

    A. Frightening to hopeful
    B. Joyous to resentful
    C. Sympathetic to bitter
    D. Sorrowful to joyous
    A. Frightening to hopeful
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. According to the final paragraphs, sinners may be able to obtain:

    A. Salvation
    B. Consolation
    C. Edwards' forgiveness
    D. Retribution
    A. Salvation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. To which chief emotion does Edwards appeal in the following passage of the sermon?
    "How awful is it to be left behind at such a day! To see so many others feasting, while you are pining and perishing."

    A. Joy
    B. Sympathy
    C. Grief
    D. Envy
    D. Envy
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. One popular method of persuasion is the bandwagon technique, which suggests that a person should do something because everyone else is doing it. Which of these passages best illustrates that technique?

    a. "This is the case of every one of you that is out of Christ"
    b. "Those that are gone from being in the like circumstances with you, see that it was so with them; for destruction came suddenly upon most of them."
    c. "Many are daily coming from the east, west, north, and south; many that were very lately in the same miserable condition that you are in, are now in a happy state."
    d. "Therefore let everyone that is out of Christ now awake and fly from the wrath to come."
    • c. "Many are daily coming from the east, west, north, and south; many
    • that were very lately in the same miserable condition that you are in,
    • are now in a happy state."
  30. The use of a biblical quotation at the end of the sermon strengthens Edwards' argument by:

    A. Appealing to the audience's love of poetry
    B. Emphasizing Edwards' point about God's mercy
    C. Associating it with an authority respected by his audience
    D. Changing the tone of the sermon
    C. Associating it with an authority respected by his audience
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  31. Based on the context clues, what does exquisite most likely mean in this passage?
    "There will be no end to this exquisite horrible misery."

    A. Sharp, intense
    B. Mildly attractive
    C. Necessary
    D. Very beautiful
    A. Sharp, intense
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. Which line below contains an example of direct address?

    A. "If ever two were one, then surely we"
    B. "Thy holy word my distaff make for me"
    C. "And make Thy holy spirit, Lord, wind quills"
    D. "My words, and actions, that their shine may fill"
    C. "And make Thy holy spirit, Lord, wind quills"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. Which one of the following elements is not a characteristic of the Puritan Plain Style?

    A. Direct statements
    B. References to everyday objects
    C. Metaphors
    D. Short words
    C. Metaphors
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  34. The Puritans believed that poetry:

    A. Was the only appropriate outlet for emotions
    B. Should serve God by clearly expressing only useful or religious ideas
    C. Was the work of the devil
    D. Should celebrate the beauty of the natural world
    B. Should serve God by clearly expressing only useful or religious ideas
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. In the opening chapter, what does the narrator hear when Ethan lets him in the house?

    A. The droning voice of a woman
    B. Silence
    C. Sleigh bells
    D. Arguing
    A. The droning voice of a woman
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. Who is Michael Eady?

    A. The town lawyer
    B. The rich grocer
    C. An arrogant young man who likes Mattie
    D. Mattie's boyfriend
    B. The rich grocer
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. What did Ethan study in college?

    A. Science
    B. Farming
    C. Business
    d. All of the above
    A. Science
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. Why is Mattie so ill-suited to working on the farm?

    A. Because she was raised to be a lady
    B. She was sickly
    C. Because she hates Zeena
    d. All of the above
    A. Because she was raised to be a lady
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  39. Why does the Silver family essentially abandon Mattie?

    A. Her father lost all of their money
    B. She is dishonest
    C. She is bad at farmwork
    D. They have no room for her
    A. Her father lost all of their money
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. What was Ethan's reputation in college?

    A. He was known as a ladies' man
    B. Stand-offish and aloof
    C. Happy, friendly, talkative
    D. Quiet and stiff, but likable
    D. Quiet and stiff, but likable
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. What accessories does Mattie wear to accentuate her face?

    A. Pretty hairpins
    B. A red scarf and hair ribbon
    C. Make-up, specifically red lipstick
    D. A locket on a chain
    B. A red scarf and hair ribbon
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. What keeps Ethan from taking Mattie coasting on the night that Zeena is gone?

    A. They are afraid someone will see them
    B. The cat has spoiled the mood
    C. There is no moon out
    D. THey are so involved with the pickle dish that they forget
    C. There is no moon out
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. What does Ethan do with the broken pickle dish?

    A. He replaces it with a new one
    B. He puts the pieces back on the shelf
    C. He puts it in his pocket to hide it
    D. He glues it back together
    B. He puts the pieces back on the shelf
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. Why is the dish so important to Zeena?

    A. It was a gift from Ethan
    B. It belonged to her mother
    C. It was beautiful and expensive
    D. It was a wedding present from her aunt
    D. It was a wedding present from her aunt
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. What is the name of the town in which the story is set?
    Starkfield

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