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GACE Middle Grades ELA: English Language Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn banned from schools and libraries?

Question 2 2. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, who is likely the Headless Horseman?

Question 3 3. What Romantic characteristic fuels the feel of escapism in the story 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving?

Question 4 4. How are most Emily Dickinson poems identified?

Question 5 5. How is the message of enduring friendship exemplified in Of Mice and Men?

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Question 6 6. Why did Huck feel the need to leave St. Petersburg?

Question 7 7. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' what war does Rip Van Winkle sleep through?

Question 8 8. Where is the setting for Of Mice and Men?

Question 9 9. How did Longfellow change Paul Revere's story in order to transform the historical Revere into an appropriate hero for his poem?

Question 10 10. The character Lennie in Of Mice and Men is not aware of his _____.

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Question 11 11. Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven includes various Dark Romantic characteristics, including the supernatural. Which of the following is the best example of the supernatural in the poem?

Question 12 12. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, which character trait leads to Ichabod's downfall?

Question 13 13. How does Tim Burton's film adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving differ from the original?

Question 14 14.

In the following stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride, which of the following words are an example of end rhyme?

He said to his friend, If the British march

By land or sea from the town to-night,

Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch

Of the North Church tower as a signal light,--

Question 15 15. In the novel, Of Mice and Men,what dream do Lennie and George share?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following poetry techniques did Emily Dickinson use in her poems?

Question 17 17. How did 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn make a clear break from the formality of romanticism?

Question 18 18. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 19 19. Why did the people of Emily Dickinson's hometown disapprove of her?

Question 20 20. Edgar Allan Poe was of the opinion that all parts of the writing process should be intentional, this writing method is called _____.

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Question 21 21. In I, Too, Sing America, what is Hughes saying through the lines They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry was popular during his time?

Question 23 23. In Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle,' the presence of Henry Hudson's men in the woods is an example of which Romantic characteristic?

Question 24 24. Which of the following accurately describes Whitman?

Question 25 25. What are the major themes of Langston Hughes' writing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following are transcendentalist themes written about by Whitman?

Question 27 27. What exactly is the 'modest proposal' named in the title of Swift's essay?

Question 28 28. In Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, who is the character Robinson Crusoe based on?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that the plot reveals the hypocrisies of the time period?

Question 30 30. How have people's perceptions of Leaves of Grass changed over the years?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: English Language Literature Chapter Exam Instructions

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