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Word Choice & Tone: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these terms refers to the actual definition of a word?

Question 2 2. What is mood?

Question 3 3. 'The two teams faced off. One team had gone undefeated for three seasons. The other, a young team, was playing their first game. This competition was a David and Goliath match-up.' This passage is an example of which literary term?

Question 4 4.

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.

Use this material to answer question #5

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

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 8 8. What is denotation?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a connotation associated with the word grave?

Question 10 10. Juliet says, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' She's comparing Romeo's last name, Montague, to a rose because no matter what you call him, Romeo is still going to be a sweet guy. Juliet is using which term to explain her idea?

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Question 11 11. What is tone?

Question 12 12. To the residents of Fort Lauderdale, which of the following would not be a connotation of the word 'Sistrunk'?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. Which of the following terms refers to the attitude of a speaker?

Question 15 15. 'Youthful' and 'childlike' have similar definitions, but they have different emotional impacts. The emotional impact of a word is the word's:

Word Choice & Tone: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4 Chapter Exam Instructions

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