English literature 50 questions related with realsim and naturalism

Author, ____________ wrote “The old men are all dead. It is the young say yes and no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills and have no blankets, no food; no one knows where they are– perhaps freezing to death.”

  1. Willa Cather
  2. Stephen Crane
  3. Chief Joseph

__________is being shown in “Thish-yer Smiley had a mare–the boys called her the fifteen-minute nag, but that was only in fun, you know, because of course she was faster than that–and he used to win money on that horse, for all she was so slow and always had the asthma, or the distemper, or the consumption, or something of that kind.”

  1. Realism
  2. Naturalism

Vivid memories and small details are examples of __________ in “A Wagner Matinee.”

  1. Realism
  2. Naturalism

“I Will Fight No More Forever” is a persuasive speech.

  1. true
  2. false

“At twelve o’clock the day was at its brightest. Yet the sun was too far south on its winter journey to clear the horizon. The bulge of the earth intervened between it and Henderson Creek, where the man walked under a clear sky at noon and cast no shadow.” This was written by

  1. Kate Chopin.
  2. Edwin Arlington Robinson.
  3. Jack London.

The author of the following quote, “There is the western gate, Luke Havergal / There are the crimson leaves upon the wall. / Go for the winds are tearing them away, / Nor think to riddle the dead words they say . . . ” is

  1. Edwin Arlington Robinson.
  2. Kate Chopin.
  3. Paul Laurence Dunbar.

An example of ________is when Brently Mallard returns in “The Story of an Hour.”

  1. Realism
  2. Naturalism

In the story of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” what message is being conveyed?

  1. the justness of the Union cause
  2. the harshness of life
  3. the importance of honor and courage

A point of view of ________is used in Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”

  1. omniscient
  2. first person
  3. second person

Dramatic irony occurs when something happens that contradicts readers’ expectations.

  1. true
  2. false

Which statement best explains why “An Episode of War” may be viewed as a Naturalist story?

  1. A man’s life is shaped by a force he cannot control, but he suffers with strength and dignity.
  2. It takes place outdoors in a wooded area.
  3. an optimistic view of the world rather than the harsh realities of everyday life.

Which of the following is one aspect that makes “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” humorous?

  1. The stranger thinks that he can actually fool Smiley.
  2. Simon Wheeler does not recognize how ridiculous his tale is.
  3. Smiley refuses to believe that the frog-jumping contest was fair.

The westward expansion of the United States provided several primary source accounts of pioneer travels.

  1. true
  2. false

Georgiana realizes how much she has lost since she moved from Boston in “A Wagner Matinee.”

  1. true
  2. false

The primary purpose for using flashback in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is

  1. to explain why Peyton Farquhar is being hanged.
  2. to describe the effects of the war on women and children.
  3. to generate sympathy for the Southern cause.

American author______________ wrote, “He had winced like a man stung, swayed dangerously, and then straightened. The sound of his hoarse breathing was plainly audible. He looked sadly, mystically, over the breast-work at the green face of a wood where now were many little puffs of white smoke.”

  1. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. Chief Joseph
  3. Stephen Crane

Which type of characterization is found in “He stood amazed at Josephine’s piercing cry; at Richard’s quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife”?

  1. direct
  2. indirect

The type of characterization of _________ is found in “My Aunt Georgiana regarded them as though they had been so many daubs of tube paint on a palette.”

a. direct b. indirect

In “To Build a Fire” what beginning passage gives the best description of the man’s experiences with nature?

a. “The man flung a look back along the way he had come.”
b. “He was a newcomer in the land, a chechaquo, and this was his first winter.”
c. “As for lunch, he pressed his hand against the protruding bundle under his jacket.”

Romantic traditions started earlier in the century were continued by most prominent artists and authors in the United States after the American Civil War.

  1. true
  2. false

What is the reason the lieutenant in “An Episode of War” was so surprised when he notices he is bleeding?

  1. He thought the war was over.
  2. There was no fighting going on.
  3. He was not a part of the battle.

The concept–an unidentified character that represents any typical person–is something referred to as “Everyman” such as in the story, “To Build a Fire.”

  1. true
  2. false

Which of the following reason best tells why the title of “The Story of an Hour” is ironic?

  1. The title is deceptively undramatic compared to the events.
  2. It is really a story about people.
  3. The events in the story take much longer than an hour.

The central theme of London’s story is most clearly reflected in the which detail?

  1. At precisely the expected time, the man arrived at the forks of the creek.
  2. Even though it was high noon, there was no sun in the sky.
  3. The fire was put out by an avalanche of snow from the branches that the man had inadvertently agitated.

“She was young, with a fair, calm face, whose lines bespoke repression and even a certain strength. But now there was a dull stare in her eyes, whose gaze was fixed away off yonder on one of those patches of blue sky. It was a glance or refection, but rather indicated a suspension of intelligent thought” is the work of author

  1. Jack London.
  2. Kate Chopin.
  3. Willa Cather.

An external conflict in London’s story is best reflected in

  1. the hostility between man and dog.
  2. the conflict of the man’s animal nature and his spiritual nature.
  3. the encounter between the old timer and the man.

Determine the best way to restate this sentence from “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County:” “If there was a horse race, you’d find him flush or you’d find him busted at the end of it.”

  1. At the end of a horse race, he’d either be flushed with victory or arrested.
  2. At the end of a horse race, either he’d have won or he’d have lost.
  3. At the end of a horse race, you couldn’t find him to arrest him.

An example of __________characterization can be found in “‘Suppose a man–a civilian and a student of hanging–should elude the picket post and perhaps get the better of the sentinel,’ said Farquhar, smiling, ‘what could he accomplish?’”

  1. direct
  2. indirect

Peyton Farquhar was a well-to do planter, of an old and highly respected Alabama family” is an example of

a. direct characterization. b. indirect characterization.

In “A Wagner Matinee,” Clark thinks his aunt looks out of place among the Bostonians during her visit.

a. true b. false

Which kinds of rhyme are being used in the lines “We wear the mask that grins and lies. / It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,” from the poem “We Wear the Mask.”

a. true rhyme and end rhyme
b. true rhyme and internal rhyme c. internal rhyme and end rhyme

In “Douglass” the image of “honor, strong pilot (who) lieth stark suggests

a. Douglass was not as great as people believe. b. a pilot without honor is a liar.
c. Society needs a strong leader like Douglass.

The author of “I understood. For her, just outside the door of the concert hall, lay the black pond with the cattle-tracked bluffs, the tall unpainted house, naked as a tower, with weather-curled boards” is

  1. Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  2. Willa Cather.
  3. Kate Chopin.

Who wrote, “Soon after the tenor began the ‘Prize Song,’ I heard a quick-drawn breath, and turned to my aunt. Her eyes were closed, but the tears were glistening on her cheeks, and I think in a moment more they were in my eyes as well”?

  1. Willa Cather
  2. Stephen Crane
  3. Edgar Lee Masters

In “I Will Fight No More Forever,” Chief Joseph’s main concern is for the children of his people.

  1. true
  2. false

A powerful illustration of the _________ is seen in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.”

  1. harshness of the natural landscape
  2. nature of a good marriage
  3. cruel irony of fate

Which author wrote the following, “‘When I first came to Spoon River / I did not know whether what they told me / Was true or false. / They would bring me the epitaph / And stand around the shop while I worked / And say ‘He was so kind,’ ‘He was so wonderful,’ / She was the sweetest woman,’ ‘He was a consistent Christian’” ?

  1. Edgar Lee Masters
  2. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  3. Willa Cather

The family in “Heading West” seeks to find gold in Kansas.

  1. true
  2. false

If we wanted to find the author’s use of dramatic irony, which of the following lines from “The Story of an Hour” best shows it?

  1. “And yet she had loved him–sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter!”
  2. “Louise, open the door! I beg; open the door–you will make yourself ill.”
  3. “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.”

Author __________ wrote, “The man was shocked. It was as though he had just heard his own sentence of death. For a moment he sat and stared at the spot where the fire had been.”

  1. Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. Willa Cather
  3. Jack London

“I called on good-natured, garrulous old Simon Wheeler . . . ” is an example of

  1. direct characterization.
  2. indirect characterization.

Which of the following elements might be included in a text to demonstrate local color?

  1. memorable characters
  2. attention to particular dialects and speaking styles
  3. exaggerated situations

In “An Episode of War,” Crane seldom directly reveals the lieutenant’s thoughts or feelings. He may have chosen to do this to show

  1. that the lieutenant likes to observe events around him.
  2. how fascinated the lieutenant has become with the war.
  3. how his injury has stunned or shocked the lieutenant.

Who is the speaker of “Luke Havergal”?

  1. a ghost
  2. Luke Havergal
  3. a living woman

Dunbar refers to the great man’s speaking over “the storm” and his “strong arm to guide the shivering bark.” What image does he give of Douglass by saying this?

  1. Douglass was like the captain of a ship.
  2. Douglass had a loud voice.
  3. Douglass was physically strong.

“This communication, worn and rubbed, looking as though it had been carried for some days in a coat pocket that was none too clean, was from my uncle Howard” is an example of

  1. Realism
  2. Naturalism

“‘I do wonder what in the nation that frog throw’d off for—he ‘pears to look mighty baggy, somehow.’ And he ketched Dan’l by the nap of the neck, and hefted him, and says, ‘Why blam my cats if he don’t weight five pound!”was written by

  1. Edgar Lee Masters.
  2. Mark Twain.
  3. Willa Cather.

A character who is naturally evil and irritable is usually the antagonist in a Naturalist piece of writing.

  1. true
  2. false

An example of ________ is found in “I found Simon Wheeler dozing comfortably by the barroom stove of the dilapidated tavern in the decayed mining camp of Angel’s, and I noticed that he was fat and baldheaded, and had an expression of winning gentleness and simplicity upon his tranquil countenance.”

  1. Realism
  2. Naturalism

The speaker of “Richard Cory” is

  1. a person in town.
  2. Richard Cory.
  3. Edwin Arlington Robinson.