First Quarter Exam

First Quarter Exam

Part 1

1. The normal state of affairs at the beginning of a story is

a. the exposition b. the resolution

c. complication and conflicts d. crisis or climax

 

2. Something happens to upset the normal state and is followed by problems. This is

a. the exposition b. the resolution

c. complication and conflicts d. crisis or climax

3. Action rises until its highest point which is

a. the exposition b. the resolution

c. complication and conflicts d. crisis or climax

 

4. The new normal state of affairs at the end of a story is called

a. the exposition b. the resolution

c. complication and conflicts d. crisis or climax

 

5. The two parts of setting are

a. character and plot b. time and place

c. exposition and plot d. theme and style

 

6. The main character, or protagonist, of a story is opposed by

a. setting b. exposition

c. the antagonist d. satire

 

7. Which of the following is NOT a physical trait?

a. tall b. cheerful

b. sneezes a lot d. clumsy

 

8. Which of the following is NOT a personality trait?

a. trips and falls b. cheerful

b. gripes a lot d. curly-haired

 

10. What is literal language?

a. exaggeration for effect

b. using words in other than their ordinary meanings

c. comparing two unlike objects

d. using words with their ordinary meanings

 

12. What is figurative language?

a. exaggeration for effect

b. using words in other than their ordinary meanings

c. comparing two unlike objects

d. using words with their ordinary meanings

 

16. What is a simile or metaphor?

a. exaggeration for effect

b. using words in other than their ordinary meanings

c. comparing two unlike objects

d. using words with their ordinary meanings    

 

1

Part 2

  1. 1. What is a definition? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 2. What is an example? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 3. What is a component? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 4. What is conflict? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 5. What is a sender? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 6. What is a receiver? ______________________________________________________

 

  1. 7. What are the verbal parts of communication? _______________
  2. 8. Give two examples of the nonverbal parts of communication. •_________________________________

•_________________________________

 

Part 3

A. Essay

1. The three parts of an essay are:

a.

b.

c.

 

2. The purpose of the introduction is to:  (circle two)

present three points end the essay

wake up the audience get audience’s attention

present the topic get a good grade

 

3. In a five-paragraph essay, how many paragraphs are there in the body of the essay? ____

 

4. Match these words with their definitions:

a. introduction ____ details which prove or demonstrate your thesis

b. points ____ the main idea of the essay

c. body ____ opening which gets attention and presents topic

d. conclusion ____ the part of the essay which proves the thesis

e. thesis sentence ____ a statement that you have proven what you wanted to

 

5. Where does the thesis sentence appear in a good essay? at the end of _________________

 

6. Where do you state if you have proved or demonstrated your thesis sentence?_____________

7. This is a definition: the details which prove or demonstrate your thesis. What is the word being defined? ____________

 

8. True or False. ________ A good way to start an essay is by writing, “I am going to write about…”

 

D. Give one example of the Rule of Three? ______________________________________________

 

Part 4 

“The Wise Old Woman”

1.  Pick one of the four main characters of that story and give 3-4 character traits for him/her.  Character:_________________ Traits my b physical or personality.

1.

2.

3.

4.

 

c. Explain the major conflict for that protagonist.

 

 

Mrs Flowers”

  1. 1. I sopped around the house…, like an old biscuit, dirty and inedible” is an example of
    1.  
      •  
        • c. metaphor
    2.       b. hyperbole d. flashback

 

  1.  
    1. 2. When Maya said, “Death would be too kind and brief,” she was using ________ and she meant ___________________.
    2. a. personification….death would walk in the door
    3. b. simile…death would always follow losing books  
    4. d. hyperbole…she would deserve whatever punishment

 

  1.  
    1. 3. Southern bitter wormwood” is an example of
    2. a. generalization c. personification
    3. b. metaphor d. hyperbole
    4. 4. The sweet scent of vanilla met us as we opened the door” is an example of all of these EXCEPT
    5. a. exposition             c. personification
    6. b. alliteration d. imagery

 

  1.  
    1. 5. At the end of the story, Maya discovered
    2. a. the taste of cookies c. that books were helpful
    3. b. that she was liked d. that she could ride a bike

 

The Elevator”

  1.  
    1. 1. What was the main idea of this story? ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

 

The Wise, Old Woman”

  1.  
    1. 1. What was the main idea of this story? ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Where the Red Fern Grows

  1.  
    1. 1. Explain any two conflicts Billy has?

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