ENGL 202 Test 2


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Liberty University

ENGL 202 Test 2 Liberty University

  1. Which of the following statements best explains how this passage contributes to the overall theme of the story in which it is found: “She didn’t know I was in the room, and when I asked her in a quiet, a very quiet voice, with the most restrained manner possible, what she was doing with the paper–she turned around as if she had been caught stealing, and looked quite angry– asked me why I should frighten her so!”
  2. What is the name of the housekeeper (the narrator’s sister-in-law) in “The Yellow Wallpaper”?
  3. James compares the art of the novelist with the art of this figure.
  4. What was significant about Louisa’s (“A New England Nun”) afternoon tea ritual?
  5. What is the name of the boat that sinks in “The Open Boat”?
  6. Which of the four men in “The Open Boat” does not survive the swim to shore?
  7. In “The Goophered Grapevine,” how does Dugal take advantage of Henry’s condition?
  8. In “To Build a Fire,” what happened to cause the man distress–to require that he build a fire?
  9. In setting up his definition of romanticism, Norris appeals to the definition and examples of which French author?
  10. The man in “To Build a Fire” was traveling over a layer of how much ice covered by a layer of the same amount of snow.
  11. Match the passage to the character who says it.
  12. What type of realistic literature represents the dialects, customs, sights, and sounds of regional America?
  13. According to Crane’s “Do not weep,” for what purpose were these soldiers born?
  14. What activity is the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” forbidden to engage in?
  15. Who is the man’s traveling companion in “To Build a Fire”?
  16. What warning did the old timer give the man in “To Build a Fire”?
  17. Which object has the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” managed to smuggle into her room by the last page of the story?
  18. For what purpose has the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” along with her husband rented the colonial mansion for the summer?
  19. According to the speaker of “An Ante-Bellum Sermon,” how will slaves gain their freedom?
  20. Which of these pairs of poems both express the struggles of identity, living within a system that oppresses one’s hopes and dreams, requires a false face being presented to the world in order to survive, and–as a consequence–debilitates the possibility of finding wholeness?
  21. Norris argues that romance is found in this place as equally as it can be found in castles and dungeons.
  22. What does the man in “To Build a Fire” do to occupy himself while traveling?
  23. When the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” and John arrived, there was only one piece of furniture in the room, nailed to the floor. What was it?
  24. After prolonged investigation, the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” decides that by daylight, the wall-paper resembles “an interminable string of toadstools” (815 [full ed.] 1691 [shorter ed.]). But by moonlight, the wall-paper has two patterns, one in front and a second one underneath the first. What are they?
  25. Which of these pairs of authors wrote stories that both open by describing a hostile natural environment, bringing in complication from the outset of the stories’ exposition?
  26. What type of garment does Louisa (“A New England Nun”) wear in multiple layers?
  27. Match the author to his or her character.
  28. Why does the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” feel she has to hide what she is writing from John and his sister?
  29. Which of the following is not one of the thinkers who influenced the rise of naturalistic literary writings?
  30. According to naturalistic writers, human beings are shaped by
  31. The man in “To Build a Fire” takes note of the lack of what (in the environment)? He calls attention to this lack several times.
  32. In “To Build a Fire,” what was the man’s plan in using the dog to fix his situation?
  33. Norris disparages what he calls the ____________________ business, something with which he claims many have confused romanticism.
  34. Where had Louisa’s fiance gone to make his fortune? (“A New England Nun”)
  35. Who is the key French naturalistic writer that American naturalistic writers looked to for their inspiration?
  36. In “The Goophered Grapevine,” what effect does the cure that Aunt Peggy gives the slave have on him?
  37. The speaker of “An Ante-Bellum Sermon” tells his congregation not to tell their masters what?
  38. In “The Goophered Grapevine,” primarily what types of grapes does the narrator’s vineyard grow?
  39. What does the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” believe she sees in the wallpaper?
  40. What is the name of the husband of the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper”?