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What evidence supports the idea that Passage 1 is a fictional short story?

a. The text is arranged into rhythmic lines and stanzas.


b. The text has a plot, setting and characters.
c. The text uses persuasive language to influence the reader
d. The text includes staging directions and is divided into lines for each character.

Which sentence best expresses a theme of Passage 1?


a. Odd people never have good ideas.
b. Poverty and hardship sometimes force people to do difficult things in life.
c. In life, avoid people who are different than you.
d. The little Mexican girl was silent.

In order to get the most coal, what did the old man do first?
a. Throw lumps of coal to a friend.
b. Fill his sack with coal inside the car.
c. Climb into a coal car as soon as it stopped.
d. Hit anyone who tried to get the coal.

In the following sentence from Passage 1, what is the meaning of the word surveyed?
“The small girl surveyed everyone mutely, yet with something of antagonism in her brown Osage eyes.”
a. looked at
b. measured
c. harassed
d. answered

Which of the following sentences is a fact (from Passage 1)?


a. “…we drove around the streets, which seemed unusually quiet.”
b. “One flubbed interview was enough, I thought.”
c. “He’s probably one of the most photographed men in the world.”
d. “…Daddyji, Brother Om, and I drove to the Prime Minister’s house.”

In what month did Ved get to visit Prime Minister Nehru?


a. August
b. December
c. March
d. July

The situation described in Passage 1 is most like which of the following real-life situations?
a. A young girl getting ready to visit a priest for a blessing before she travels to Africa .
b. An old man receiving a blessing from a minister before his death.
c. A blind boy learning how to use Braille at a public school.
d. A priest deciding that he no longer wants to work in a church.

Using the attached bibliography page, determine which of the following would be the correct bibliographic
entry for Passage 1. It was published in 1992, the publisher is Isis Books, and the city is was published in is Los
Angeles, California.
a. Mehta, Ved. The Ledge Between the Streams. Los Angeles, CA: Isis Books, 1992
b. Ved Mehta. The Ledge Between the Streams. Los Angeles, CA: Isis Books. 1992
c. Mehta, Ved. The Ledge Between the Streams. Los Angeles, CA: Isis Books, 1992.
d. Mehta, Ved. The Ledge Between the Streams. Los Angeles, CA: Isis Books, 1992.
In Passage 1, words like strong, delicious, and melodious supports the idea that Whitman’s tone is:
a. unimpressed
b. disgusted
c. nervous
d. appreciative

What does the poet mean when he uses hyperbole and writes, “the TV blasted soap tragedy all over the valley”?
a. The TV cannot actually be heard all over the valley, but is on very loud.
b. The TV cannot actually be heard all over the valley, because it is on very quiet.
c. The TV can actually be heard in every place in the valley.
d. The TV is on a normal volume.

What evidence supports the idea that Passage 1 and Passage 2 are poems?
a. The text is arranged into rhythmic lines or stanzas.
b. The text has a plot, setting and characters.
c. The text uses persuasive language to influence the reader
d. The text includes staging directions and is divided into lines for each character.

Which of the following best describes the conflict faced by Tyrone Bittings in Bronx Masquerade?
a. person vs. person
b. person vs. a group
c. person vs. animal
d. all of the above

Which of the following best describes the character of Lupe Algarin in Bronx Masquerade?
a. satisfied with life
b. lonely
c. jealous of Wesley “Bad Boy” Boone
d. joyful

When a reference to a famous person, event, or literary work is included in a story or poem, it is called a(n):
a. metaphor
b. personification
c. allusion
d. simile

When the author gives small hints about the future of the plot in a story, it is called:
a. foreshadowing
b. flashback
c. setting
d. dialogue

When the regular events of a story are interrupted to describe an event that happened in the past, it is called:
a. foreshadowing
b. flashback
c. setting
d. dialogue