NES English Language Art (301): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Odyssey, the suitors violate Xenia by

Question 2 2. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' journey to the underworld was probably inspired by _____.

Question 3 3. What is a benefit of using very specific criteria such as 'comments 3 times' rather than 'comments several times'?

Question 4 4. What characteristics must a true written language possess?

Question 5 5. 'On July 20, 1969, the first man landed on the moon' is an example of _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 7 7. How does Agamemnon's behavior in the The Iliad and The Odyssey reflect the Greeks' view of authority?

Question 8 8. What is an advantage of using ambiguous terms in your criteria such as 'listens actively most of the time'?

Question 9 9. A listener who is suffering from a migraine, and a listener who is distracted by the hum of fluorescent lighting are examples of:

Question 10 10. What were quipus?

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Question 11 11. 'Given the infinite possibilities for love, Harvey chose www.matchme.com.' What is this is an example of?

Question 12 12. Wendy is giving an impromptu presentation on how to take cover during a tornado warning. Wendy is speaking to _____.

Question 13 13. In Joyce's Ulysses, what does Stephen Dedalus intend to do in the hope of achieving fame and esteem?

Question 14 14. Why are writing comments essential when using a check list style rubric?

Question 15 15. What type of speech is given at a funeral?

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Question 16 16. Melissa and Wyatt are getting married next week. You have to write and deliver the ceremonial speech at the reception. What is the main rule about this speech?

Question 17 17. Tom is speaking to students at a community college about global warming and how they can make some simple changes right now, such as purchasing energy efficient appliances and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, in order to reduce their energy consumption. Tom delivery goal is to _____.

Question 18 18. How was Inca cloth both a form of language and clothing?

Question 19 19. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

Question 20 20. How were the Mexica able to maintain a large empire without a written language?

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Question 21 21. Why were Tlacuilos respected members of society?

Question 22 22. After arriving to your cruise ship, you noticed that the cruise director will be giving a speech on the destination ports you will be visiting. The speech will include the islands and things to do when you arrive. How is this speech organized?

Question 23 23. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 24 24. In The Odyssey, Odysseus' main heroic quality is

Question 25 25. Which vocal quality has a psychological effect that influences how people perceive your speech's content?

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Question 26 26. How did Native Americans use stories passed down through the oral tradition?

Question 27 27. What is an example of an archetype?

Question 28 28. Public speaking _____, whereas casual conversation _____.

Question 29 29. Who were the Inca?

Question 30 30. The linear model of public speaking is often compared to a 1-sided telephone conversation and involves a _____, a _____, and a _____.

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Question 31 31. How did the Inca record information without a written language?

Question 32 32. Why are human beings drawn to story?

Question 33 33. Jennifer has just come from a management meeting and is excitedly explaining to Max about a new rewards program that is available to their division using two thumbs up and a fist pump. Max was caught a little off guard and is just trying to make sense of what Jennifer is saying and to take it all in. Which of the following is Max practicing?

Question 34 34. Connotation is the _____.

Question 35 35. How many cultures in the Americas developed a full writing system?

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Question 36 36. What themes are common in Native American storytelling?

Question 37 37. In the epic poem Beowulf, what happens after Beowulf defeats Grendel?

Question 38 38. If someone asks you to speak more slowly, what vocal quality do you need to adjust?

Question 39 39. A company called Shockingly Young Skin Cream held a seminar for women wanting to look 20 years younger. They hired a speaker and showed several photos of women before using the magical cream and after using it. The difference was dramatic, to say the least. When a speaker is attempting to have his audience rely on their own reasoning, he is looking for what type of response?

Question 40 40. Which of the following is true about the Iroquois story of the Owl?

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Question 41 41. Two friends go to lunch together. One says to the other, 'Let's have a pepperoni pizza.' How might the other have responded that involves a connotation?

Question 42 42. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 43 43. How did J. R. R. Tolkien influence Beowulf scholarship?

Question 44 44. How did the Maya make books?

Question 45 45. In The Odyssey, why doesn't Penelope send her suitors away?

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Question 46 46. Where was the center of the Maya empire located?

Question 47 47. How does Odysseus defeat the cyclops Polyphemus?

Question 48 48. A speech that discusses the specifics of animal abuse that ends with asking for donations to a local animal shelter is done to:

Question 49 49. Which vocal quality can be adjusted in ways similar to a radio?

Question 50 50. Why was Joyce's Ulysses banned as a serial publication?

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