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__D__ 1. Jefferson states that the king has established tyranny over the Colonies. To back up this statement, Jefferson —
a.
cites lies that are self-evident
b.
portrays the king as a pawn of greedy British nobles
c.
describes Britain’s colonization of other nations
d.
lists several specific actions of the king
__A__ 2. Jefferson emphasizes that the colonists —
a.
desire a form of self-government
b.
expect guidance from the British Parliament
c.
want to rebel against all formal rules and regulations
d.
need an army to restore law and order
__C__ 3. The passage condemning Britain’s involvement in the African slave trade was struck out of the original Declaration of Independence because —
a.
Jefferson disliked the way the passage was worded
b.
not all the states were involved in the slave trade
c.
two states wanted to continue importing slaves
d.
the passage would have been especially offensive to the British
__B__ 4. Jefferson seems especially angered by the —
a.
outcome of the French and Indian War
b.
presence and actions of the British military in the Colonies
c.
king’s ambassadors to the Colonies
d.
way in which the British handled the Boston Tea Party
__A__ 5. Jefferson believes it is important to show how the original version of the Declaration of Independence was amended because —
a.
he wants people to know the framers’ intentions—both what they included and what they did not
b.
he much preferred the earlier version
c.
he does not feel the document is complete without his notes
d.
at the time it was uncertain which version would be adopted
__b__ 6. In the opening paragraphs, whom does Thomas Jefferson refer to as “pusillanimous”?
a.
George Washington
b.
People who seek to remain friends with England
c.
Anyone who will not sign the Declaration
d.
Slave owners
__C__ 7. In the Declaration of Independence, the words “governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes” and their supporting passages suggest that —
a.
a little revolution now and then is a good thing
b.
people have no right to overthrow a government
c.
the overthrow of a government is only justified by serious causes
d.
people are inherently fickle
__B__ 8. According to the Declaration of Independence, colonists are at odds with their current government because —
a.
its laws are English, but they feel they are Americans
b.
they do not have the rights they would have in England
c.
the whole notion of a king is upsetting to them
d.
it is too liberal for their taste
_a___ 9. According to the way Jefferson has edited this draft of the Declaration of Independence, the phrase “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” in the second to last paragraph was —
a.
added in the final version
b.
written in the margin in the final version
c.
cut from the final version
d.
added to the final version on a separate sheet
__b__ 10. What authority does the United States of America in General Congress cite in its Declaration of Independence?
a.
God alone
c.
President George Washington
b.
The people under God
d.
The House of Burgesses
Reading Skills: Analyzing Main Ideas
The questions below refer to the selection “from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence.”
__B__ 11. Which of the following statements best summarizes Jefferson’s main idea?
a.
Responsibility should be avoided.
b.
Freedom is right.
c.
Chaos is always caused by liberty.
d.
Everyone deserves a free press and freedom of religion.
__c__ 12. Jefferson supports one of his main themes by —
a.
urging the colonists to take up arms against the British army
b.
making a case against slavery
c.
explaining the reasons for taking action
d.
listing everything that the Colonies have done to provoke the British
Literary Focus: Parallelism
The questions below refer to the selection “from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence.”
__b__ 13. Which of the following lines is the best example of parallelism?
a.
“A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
b.
“. . . we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
c.
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. . . .”
d.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. . . .”
__d__ 14. Which of the following statements is not true of the parallel structures used by Jefferson?
a.
Similar grammatical structures are used to introduce clauses.
b.
Identical words or phrases are repeated at the beginning of several paragraphs.
c.
The clauses, phrases, or sentences often have similar rhythms.
d.
Clauses and phrases are always linked by conjunctions.
Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection “Speech to the Virginia Convention.”
__a__ 15. Henry points out a contradiction between British —
a.
claims of peaceful intent and their growing military presence in America
b.
settlement of America and maintenance of their government in Britain
c.
interest in the Colonies and neglect of the colonists’ needs
d.
democratic tradition and the institution of royalty
__D__ 16. Henry recounts several instances in which the colonists sought agreement and acceptable terms with the British. He reviews these incidents in order to persuade the delegates that —
a.
it is treason to seek peace with the British
b.
the colonists have behaved in a cowardly way
c.
the British army is weak and can be easily defeated
d.
all peaceful options have been tried and have failed
__c__ 17. Henry states that the colonists have the advantage over the British because the colonists have —
a.
a more rigorously trained army
c.
moral correctness and conviction
b.
a greater number of people
d.
knowledge of the terrain
__c__ 18. Henry advocates immediate action by the colonists because the —
a.
British army is preparing to march into Virginia
b.
king is too far away to order a quick response
c.
conflict has already begun and the colonists have no choice but to fight
d.
colonists will become apathetic or unconcerned if they don’t act
__D__ 19. The main purpose of Patrick Henry’s speech is to —
a.
convince the delegates that he should be chosen to lead the revolution
b.
describe the history of British colonization in America
c.
seek revenge for personal injuries committed by the British king
d.
persuade his fellow delegates to fight against the British
__D__ 20. One point that Henry does not cite as a reason for immediate military action is the —
a.
buildup of British armed forces in the Colonies
b.
uselessness of further argument with the Crown
c.
past deeds of the British ministry
d.
boost that war would give the economy
__s__ 21. With the words “God . . . will raise up friends to fight our battles for us,” Henry is suggesting —
a.
other nations might come to the aid of the colonists
b.
the colonists need not fight; others will do it for them
c.
the colonists are dependent on an act of God for victory
d.
aid will appear mysteriously out of nowhere
__b__ 22. Henry seeks to dissuade the delegates from resorting to argument because —
a.
the British might take recourse to military action
b.
after ten years all attempts at argument have been exhausted
c.
more can be achieved through reason than through hotheaded exchanges
d.
words can never settle anything
__b__ 23. To whom is Henry addressing when he uses the word “sir”?
a.
The king of England
c.
An imaginary listener
b.
The president of the convention
d.
President Thomas Jefferson
__b__ 24. When Henry uses the words “chains and slavery” near the end of his speech, he is referring to the —
a.
situation of African Americans in the Colonies
b.
price he does not want people to pay for peace
c.
possibility of enslaving captured British troops
d.
fact that the English seek to literally enslave the colonists
Reading Skills: Recognizing Modes of Persuasion
The questions below refer to the selection “Speech to the Virginia Convention.”
__b__ 25. One mode of persuasion that Henry uses at the start of his speech is —
a.
fiction
c.
oxymoron
b.
flattery
d.
emotional appeal
__D__ 26. Henry declares, “I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleas
a.
dramatic imagery to appeal to the emotions
b.
allusions to God
c.
figurative language
d.
logic to engage his listeners’ attention
Literary Focus: Persuasion
The questions below refer to the selection “Speech to the Virginia Convention.”
_a___ 27. Which of the following excerpts is the best example of persuasion through an emotional appeal?
a.
“There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged!”
b.
“Sir, we have done everything that could be done . . .”
c.
“I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission?”
d.
“it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.”
__A__ 28. Which of the following excerpts is the best example of persuasion through an appeal to reason?
a.
“Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?”
b.
“They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.”
c.
“An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
d.
“The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!”
Comprehension
The questions below refer to the selection “The Devil and Tom Walker.”
__C__ 29. What is the story’s setting?
a.
A Midwestern frontier pine forest, circa 1608
b.
The New Orleans, Louisiana, riverfront, circa 1680
c.
A forest near Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1727
d.
A pond deep in the Maine forest, circa 1850
__d__ 30. Tom Walker might best be described as —
a.
having been beaten down by bad luck
c.
crafty but very lazy
b.
basically kind but misunderstood
d.
stingy and cruel but courageous
__d__ 31. Tom Walker’s wife is best described as —
a.
very generous and much loved by her neighbors
b.
kind toward her husband, but cruel to others
c.
yearning for companionship
d.
fierce shrew, always nagging and yelling
__a__ 32. In this story the woods are used to symbolize —
a.
evil
c.
isolation
b.
goodness
d.
greed
__a__ 33. Which of the following phrases is an example of Irving’s use of humor?
a.
“Tom consoled himself for the loss of his property, with the loss of his wife, for he was a man of fortitude.”
b.
“He knows how to play his cards when pretty sure of his game.”
c.
“He insisted that the money found through his means should be employed in his service.”
d.
“ ‘You shall extort bonds, foreclose mortgages, drive the merchants to bankruptcy—.’ ”
__c__ 34. What does Irving use to symbolize hypocrisy and hidden evil?
a.
The devil’s deal with Tom
b.
Mrs. Walker’s heart and liver, wrapped in the checked apron
c.
The flourishing trees that are rotten to the core
d.
The Walkers’ silver teapots and spoons
__b__ 35. What enabled you to predict that the figure that appears to Tom in the forest is the devil?
a.
He appears when Tom kicks the skull.
c.
He has a hoarse, growling voice.
b.
He has large red eyes.
d.
Tom is instantly frightened.
__B__ 36. Tom’s wife decides to go into the forest because she —
a.
wants to escape from Tom’s unkindness
b.
decides to make her own deal with the devil
c.
gets lost on her way to the market
d.
wants to pick some herbs and wild mushrooms for their meager meal
__C__ 37. How does Tom die?
a.
The people he has cheated rise up against him.
b.
He falls off his horse and gets trampled.
c.
The devil is tricked by his own words.
d.
He is killed by Native Americans.
__D__ 38. What happens to Tom Walker’s money at the end of the story?
a.
It is given to the townspeople.
c.
It goes to Mrs. Walker.
b.
The townspeople seize it.
d.
It turns into cinders and ashes.
Literary Focus: Mood
The questions below refer to the selection “The Devil and Tom Walker.”
__A__ 39. What feeling about the setting does Irving want to arouse?
a.
fear
c.
anger
b.
optimism
d.
hope
__a__ 40. Which item best contributes to the story’s mood?
a.
“The swamp was thickly grown with great gloomy pines and hemlocks . . . which made it dark at noonday. . .”
b.
“. . . stepping from tuft to tuft of rushes and roots . . .”
c.
“At length he arrived at a firm piece of ground, which ran like a peninsula into the deep bosom of the swamp.”
d.
“Nothing remained of the old Indian fort but a few embankments, gradually sinking to the level of the surrounding earth.”
__C__ 41. “The Devil and Tom Walker” is based on the archetype of a person who —
a.
is unhappy in marriage
c.
sells his soul to the devil
b.
lives in New England
d.
hunts for treasure
Reading Skills: Making Predictions
The question below refers to the selection “The Devil and Tom Walker.”
__A__ 42. Like Tom Walker, no doubt you weren’t surprised by the appearance of the devil. You were prepared because you knew that Tom —
a.
had read or heard about other people meeting with the devil
b.
had met the devil before
c.
is the kind of man who is not surprised by anything
d.
took the shortcut in order to meet the devil
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