Study Guide: English

December 12, 2017 History

Review Questions and Answers for Most Dangerous Games 1. Who is the author of The Most Dangerous Games? Richard Connell 2. In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” the sailors on the yacht Suspect that “Ship-Trap Island” is a place where? Undefined evil exists 3. In the end of The Most Dangerous Game, Why is Rainsford is sleeping in Zaroff’s bed? Because Rainsford had killed Zaroff. 4. What is the name of the island? Ship-Trap Island Where does Rainsford spend the first night of his hunt?

He had spent his first night creating a trail that was very hard to follow, so he eventually decided to camp in a tree, where the general had spotted him but didn’t kill him. 5. What happened to General Zaroff at the end of the story? He is killed by Rainsford. 6. If Rainsford wins the hunt, what does Zaroff promise him? Zaroff promises that he gets to live, and will drop him off in a small village on the coast where he can resume his normal life. 7. Who is the Protagonist/Antagonist of the story?

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The Protagonist of the story is Rainsford and the Antagonist of the story is General Zaroff. 8. Describe the Climax of the Story: Well the climax of the story is when Rainsford jumps off the cliff and While Rainsford is running away from Zaroff’s hounds, he sees an opening in some trees and decides to jump. 9. Describe the main conflict: Well the main conflict is Rainsford is trying to escape General Zaroff but Rainsford has three days to try, and if he survives then General Zaroff will let him live.

But During the threedays, Rainsford have hide, makes traps, and cannot be spottoed and he has to do all those things to survive. He eventually beats Zaroff, but instead of wanting to get off the island and away from General Zaroff as fast as he can, he challenges Zaroff to a fight and wins. Review Questions and answers for Marigolds 1. Why do you think the children “pick on” Miss Lottie? They know that she is powerless and that she won’t be able to do anything to them because she can’t catch them. 2. Who is Miss Lottie?

Well she is this lady that lives in this house and she is this big frame woman and she had reddish-brown skin, she has Indian-like features, she doesn’t show any facial expression and she doesn’t like any intruders and she never left her yard or and never visitors. 3. What does the narrator mean when she says “old fears have a way of clinging like cobwebs. ”? I personally think that the narrator is trying to say that people keep irrational childhood fears even after they’re old enough to know that the fears foolish. 4. What is the climax of the story? The climax was that when Lizabeth returns to Miss Lottie’s garden and destroys it.

Here is where Lizabeth loses her temper and strike out as a result of the difficulties that she has been struggling with. 5. How does Lizabeth change in the moment she comes face to face with Miss Lottie? What does she recognize in Miss Lottie’s face? She realizes that her life is less complicated than Miss Lottie’s life because it is much more difficult and without hope she is still able to feel a little concern for Miss Lottie. 6. What did the marigolds symbolized to Miss Lottie? The marigolds were for her the symbol of beauty and hope. 7. Who is the author of Marigolds?

Eugenia Collier 8. At the end of the story when she says that she too has planted marigold, what did she mean by that? She had met was that she also tried to create happy times and not be helpless even in the drastic and hopeless situations. 9. What are Lizabeth’s feelings at the root of her conflict? Well In her mind and her heart is thinking how she had behaved childishly and she is angry at herself for doing so and she knows it. Reviews Questions and Answers for Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy 1. In “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? ” what did Paul fear most of all?

Being so terribly afraid again. 2. When Toby talks with Paul in Tim O’Brien’s “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? ” Toby conveys an attitude of? He feels sympathy for him. 3. In Tim O’Brien’s “Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? ” to help himself feel less Afraid, Paul? He counts his steps. 4. Where the setting of the story is is taking place? In Vietnam 5. Who is the author of this story? Tim O’Brien 6. Who is the main character of the story? Paul Berlin 7. Which character dies in the story? Billy Boy Watkins 8. How did Billy Boy Watkins die and who witnessed it?

Billy had died of a heart attack and Paul was the one who witnessed it. 9. In what war does this story take place? Vietnam War Review Questions and answers for the Necklace 1. Who is the author of this story? Guy de Maupassant 2. The events of “The Necklace” suggest that what Mme. Loisel fears most is? She feared the most was humiliation. 3. What makes Mme. Loisel so happy at the party? The way other people react to her. 4. In the beginning of “The Necklace,” Mme. Loisel’s unhappiness is due to a contrast Between? What she has and what she wants 5. In the beginning of “The Necklace,” Mme.

Loisel’s dreams about being? Rich and Stylish 6. In “The Necklace,” which of the following is a clue to the surprise ending of the story? That the jeweler’s statement that he did not sell the necklace but only supplied the case. 7. Who is Mme. Loisel? She is the protagonist of the story and Mme has been blessed with physical beauty but she wants her lifestyle to be changed, and she feels deeply discontented with her lot in life. When she prepares to attend a fancy party, she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend Madame Forestier, then loses the necklace and must work for ten years to pay off a replacement.

Her one night of radiance cost her and Monsieur Loisel any chance for future happiness. 8. In the end of the story, what does it tell you? You have to be honest and if you don’t you will get the results like how Mme found out that the necklace was fake. 9. Who is Madame Forestier’s? Mathilde’s wealthy friend. Madame Forestier treats Mathilde kindly, but Mathilde is bitterly jealous of Madame Forestier’s wealth, and the kindness pain her. Review Questions and answers for Plainswoman 1. In “Plainswoman” what is the climax of the plot? When the woman amputates the hired man’s finger. . Who is the author of this story? Williams Forrest 3. Who is the Main Character of the story? Nora 4. Who is Nora? Nora is this girl who overcomes her fears and lives in the plains. 5. Who is Rolf? Rolf is Nora husband and the father of her child. 6. In the end of the story what does Nora find out? Nora finds out that she is pregnant with Rolf’s child. Review Questions and Answers for Brothers are the same 1. What is the name of their tribe? The name is Masai culture and the camp is called Manyatta. 2. Who is the author of this story? Beryl Markham 3.

Who won in the story “Brothers Are the Same” By Beryl Markham? It was a truce, Temas had confronted medoto and medoto had apologized, temas and medoto celebrated his rite of passage. 4. What is this short story about? In this short story is mainly about a boy who has to kill a lion to show his manhood and he had to do it all because of a girl. 5. Who is Temas? Temas is this young boy who has to kill a lion to prove his manhood and also because of a girl. Review Questions for The Scarlet Ibis 1. Who is the author of the story? James Hurst 2. Who is Brother?

Brother is the lead protagonist of the story and also the narrator. He is not given a name but is referred to by Doodle, his brother, only as “Brother. ” He is six years old when Doodle is born. Brother has a high opinion of his own ability to run, jump, and climb, and wants a brother with whom he can share these activities. When it becomes clear that Doodle is capable of little more than lying on a rubber sheet and crawling backwards, Brother grows ashamed of Doodle’s limitations and regularly taunts him. Though Brother loves Doodle, the love is tainted with cruelty and embarrassment. . Who is Doodle? Doodle is the mentally and physically retarded younger brother of the narrator, Brother. His family initially calls him by his given name, William Armstrong, but Brother nicknames him Doodle (after a doodle-bug, because of his habit of crawling backwards) and the name sticks. From the first, Doodle is a disappointment to his family, especially to Brother, because Doodle can only lie on a rubber sheet and crawl backwards. Everyone expects Doodle to die, but he defies them all and survives, becoming a loving boy with a strong attachment to Brother. 4. How does Doodle die?

He dies of a heart attack while trying to keep up with his impatient brother. List these Vocabs and remember them. Simile: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, (e. g. , as brave as a lion). Metahaphor: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Rhyme scheme: The ordered pattern of rhymes. Blank verse: Verse without rhyme, esp. that which uses iambic pentameter. Sonnet: A poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes, in English typically having ten syllables per line.

Couplet: Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, forming a unit. Alliteration: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Onomatopoeia: The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e. g. , cuckoo, sizzle). Flashback: A scene in a movie, novel, etc. , set in a time earlier than the main story. Alluison: An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Tragedy: A play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy nding, esp. one concerning the downfall of the main character. Romace: A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. Verb: Court; woo: “the wealthy owner romanced her”. Comic Relief: Comic episodes in a dramatic or literary work that offset more serious sections. Foil: Prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding. Soliloquy: An act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, esp. by a character in a play. Aside: A remark by a character in a play intended to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters.

Characterzaton: a graphic or vivid verbal description; “too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures”; “the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland”; “the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters” Dramatic irony: (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play. Situational irony: A type of irony emphasizing that human beings are enmeshed in forces beyond their comprehension and control. Verbal irony: when a character means to say one thing but it’s heard by others as something different.

Epic: A long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation. Epithet: An adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality regarded as characteristic of the person or thing mentioned. Epic or Homeric Simile: Homeric simile, also called epic simile, is a detailed comparison in the form of a simile that is many lines in length. Epic Hero: An epic hero is an important figure from a history or legend, usually favored by or even partially descended from deities, but aligned more closely with mortal figures in popular portrayals.

Conflict: Be incompatible or at variance; clash. Expositon: A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory. Setting: Where is the story taking place in Climax: The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series or progression; a culmination. Plot: Secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action). Denoument or resolution: he final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are resolved. Rising action or coplication: is the series of events that lead to the climax of the story, usually the conflicts or struggles of the protagonist.

Personification: The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. Imagery: Visually descriptive or figurative language, esp. in a literary work: “Tennyson uses imagery to create a lyrical emotion”. Ballad: A poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas. Foreshadowing: Be a warning or indication of (a future event). Avenge: To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge Congnizant: Having knowledge or being aware of. Compreshension: The action or capability of understanding something.

Contaminated: Make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance. Contending: Struggle to surmount (a difficulty or danger). Devasted: Cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief. Disperse: Fanaticism: a protest against intolerance and religions. Hindsight: Understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed: Insolent: Showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect. Intangible: Unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence: “cyberspace or anything else so intangible”.

Interminable: ndless (often used hyperbolically): “interminable meetings”. Intimidation: bullying: the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something Poignantly: Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: “a poignant reminder”. Privation: A state in which things essential for human well-being such as food and warmth are scarce or lacking Privilege: A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to one person or group of people Procrastinating: Delay or postpone action; put off doing something Snare: A trap for catching birds or animals, typically one having a noose of wire or cord.

Transparent: (of a material or article) Allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen. Review Questions and answers for the Odyssey 1. Who was the author of the Odyssey? Homer 2. Who was odysseus: King of Ithaca, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laertes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his guile and resourcefulness, and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning (metis, or “cunning intelligence”). He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the ten-year Trojan War and his famous Trojan Horse trick. 3.


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