Interpreting Literature for 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

Question 2 2. What is tone?

Question 3 3. What does it mean to interpret literature?

Question 4 4.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 5 5.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

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Question 6 6. Breaking apart a word into its component parts is an example of using _____.

Question 7 7.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 8 8. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 9 9.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 10 10. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following BEST demonstrates a reader who is using a big picture reading strategy?

Question 12 12. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 13 13. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 14 14. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

Question 15 15.

Which of the following might be included in a close reading of the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:


Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

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Question 16 16. Janet is focused on reading the first four lines of Romeo and Juliet. She is using a/an _____ reading strategy.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of a close reading strategy?

Question 18 18. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 19 19. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 20 20. Tom is guiding a group of his students through a big picture reading of Romeo and Juliet. Which of the scenarios below should NOT be included as part of this guided reading?

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Question 21 21. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

Question 22 22. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 23 23. What is visualization when reading?

Question 24 24. In 'Harry Potter', Professor Snape's first name, Severus, means serious, strict, and severe. The character of Professor Snape is also serious and strict. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 25 25. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

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Use this material to answer question #26

This is a portion of the poem 'Mending Wall' by Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

The work of hunters is another thing:

I have come after them and made repair

Where they have left not one stone on a stone,

But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,

To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,

No one has seen them made or heard them made,

But at spring mending-time we find them there.

I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;

And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

Question 26 26. In Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall', what is the denotation of walking the line?

Question 27 27. Janine has to read a chapter per night of a novel for her English class. When should she use visualization as a reading strategy?

Question 28 28. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 29 29. A student is reading a book, and they come across the word heliogram. They don't know what it means, but they do know that heliocentric means having the sun at the center. What strategy would the student use and why?

Question 30 30. What should you consider when visualizing?

Interpreting Literature for 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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