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  1. "In this brief fraction of a moment, they take the first step toward performing a _____ that changes people from a group into a mob."
  2. subsided : ebbed :: engrossed : ______
  3. Since I hadn’t studied, I was ______ about my chances on the difficult test.
  4. "You're standing here all set to crucify--all set to find a ________--all desperate to point some kind of a finger at a neighbor."
  5. "Let's get it all out. Let's pick out every _______of every man, woman, and child on this street."
  6. hero : scapegoat :: shortage : ______
  7. optimistic : pessimistic :: formal : _____
  8. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  9. True/False? In the word transfixed, the prefix trans– means nailed.
  10. True/False? At the end of The Outsiders, Ponyboy is pessimistic about getting out of the ‘hood.
  11. True/False? Dally had a surfeit of self-confidence.
  12. True/False? The root morph in metamorphosis means change.How can we connect the meanings of The Outsiders and MoMS?  a) They both show that money doesn't equal good.  b) They both show death is bad.  c) They are both very pessimistic about people.  d) They both show that we often judge people by insignificant things.  d) There is no connection.
  13. "Get Steve--Get Charlie--They're working together!!"   exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  14. "Their world is full of Maple Streets. And we'll go from one to the other and let them destroy themselves."   exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolutionIn Poem #435, Emily Dickinson says that “the Majority” always prevailed on the question of…   a) what is the right thing to do. b) who’s weird and who isn’t. c) who’s cool and who isn’t. d) who’s important and who isn’t. e) All of the above.
  15. Poem #435 says that if a person looked very carefully… a) he would see that everyone is weird. b) he would see that what might look weird really isn’t. c) he would see that what might seem sane really isn’t. d) All of the above. e) b and c.
  16. Poem #435 says that if you disagree with the majority… a) you’re weird. b) you’re stupid. c) you’re considered dangerous. d) you’re doing the right thing.  e) all of the above.   f) NOTA
  17. In "I'm Nobody" what is the "Bog"?Roger is…  a) a big strong kid. b) just average build.  c) thin but muscular.  d) weak and delicate.  e) fat.   f) NOTA
  18. Why might the boy have told the woman that he would run if she let him go?   a) He was afraid of her.  b) He knew she wouldn’t believe him if he said he wouldn’t.  c) He figured she wouldn’t let him go anyway.  d) All of the above. e) NOTA
  19. Roger probably would have gotten away with Mrs. Jones’ purse if only…  a) he could have run faster.  b) Mrs. Jones had not kicked him.   c) the purse strap hadn’t snapped.   d) he were a little sneakier.   e) NOTA
  20. Roger tried to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse… a) because he was hungry and needed money for food.   b) for the excitement. c) because he wanted a pair of shoes. d) because his family was poor and needed money.   e) a and d.   f) NOTA
  21. Why does the boy say his face is dirty? a) He hates to wash.  b) He has nobody to tell him to wash it.  c) He’s been sleeping outside.  d) The water has been shut off at his house.  e) NOTA
  22. Why might Mrs. Jones treat Roger the way she does?  a) Because she’s lonely and needs someone to talk to.  b) She was like him as a kid herself.   c) She realizes that he needs someone to take care of him and teach him a few things. d) She thinks he needs the money.   e) b and c   e) All of the above.
  23. How is the story related to the Emily Dickinson poem about the robin?  a) They’re both about broken hearts.  b) They’re both about a nice person.   c) The story’s author, Langston Hughes, was a poet too.   d) The speaker of the poem wants to do what Mrs. Jones did.  e) Both the poem and the story tell us what we should do with our lives."Thank You Ma'am" is written in... a) 1st person  b) 2nd person  c) 3rd person  d) 4th person
  24. "The large woman simply turned around and kicked him right square in his blue-jeaned sitter."  exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  25. "And he never saw her again."  exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
  26. In the last poem, what does the "wing" represent about fame?

Poem #435     by Emily Dickinson

Much Madness is divinest Sense–
To a discerning Eye–
Much Sense–the starkest Madness–
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail–
Assent–and you are sane–
Demur–you’re straightway dangerous–
And handled with a Chain–
“I’m Nobody”
by  Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you–Nobody–too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d banish us–you know!

How dreary–to be–Somebody!
How public–like a Frog–
To tell your name–the livelong June–
To an admiring Bog!

If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain.

Fame is a bee
It has a song–
It has a sting–
Ah, too, it has a wing.