Select the correct answer. What mood is created in this excerpt from Dracula by Bram Stoker? All at once the wolves began to howl as though the moonlight had had some peculiar effect on them. The horses jumped about and reared, and looked helplessly round with eyes that rolled in a way painful to see; but the living ring of terror encompassed them on every side; and they had perforce to remain within it. I called to the coachman to come, for it seemed to me that our only chance was to try to break out through the ring and to aid his approach. I shouted and beat the side of the calèche, hoping by the noise to scare the wolves from that side, so as to give him a chance of reaching the trap. How he came there, I know not, but I heard his voice raised in a tone of imperious command, and looking towards the sound, saw him stand in the roadway. As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still. Just then a heavy cloud passed across the face of the moon, so that we were again in darkness. When I could see again the driver was climbing into the calèche, and the wolves had disappeared. This was all so strange and uncanny that a dreadful fear came upon me, and I was afraid to speak or move. The time seemed interminable as we swept on our way, now in almost complete darkness, for the rolling clouds obscured the moon. We kept on ascending, with occasional periods of quick descent, but in the main always ascending. Suddenly, I became conscious of the fact that the driver was in the act of pulling up the horses in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the sky. A. suspense B. frustration C. optimism D. terror


Answer 1

D. terror. This is the correct option.

Harker, the lawyer, is arriving at Dracula's castle for the first time. He is really scared. He has not expected this. However, he was given some warnings because he was travelling on the eve of  St. George’s Day. The mood of terror is created by these elements: the sound of wolves howling; the horses looking terrified; the phrase " the living ring of terror"; the fact that the narrator , Harker, felt fear and he could not speak or move ; and  his notion of time was endeless.

These options are wrong:

A. suspense. The writer describes the feelings of Herker's. The writer has not developed the events to make the reader expect  new surprising actions in this excerpt.

B. frustration . The writer describes the narrator's state of fear not his state of frustration.In spite of Herker's fear, he can get to the castle.

C. optimism. The language the writer uses is the language of terror. There is not any optimistic expression .

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I need help with this 1. the call of the wild why did buck end up in the yukon territory?

A. he was eager to join the hunt
B. judge miller sold him to a pair of french canadian mail carriers
C. he was kidnapped by a gardener and sold to cover gambling debts

2. from what point of view is the call of the wild told?

A. first person point of view
B.third person limited point of view
C. third person omniscient point of view

3. what does the phrase " the dominant primordial beast was strong in buck" mean?

A. buck was eager to fight his rival
B. buck followed his deepest instincts
C. buck gained physical strength

5. complete the following analogy weazend is to wrinkled as ancient is to

A. old
B. young
C. ageless


(I just took the test, these are all the right answers)

1. False

2. C

3. C

4. B

5. A (of course)

6. B

7. C

8. A

9. B

10. A

5:B i'm sure.........

Select from the drop-down menu to complete the sentence with parallel structure. I would rather spend my vacation in a big city than _________________
Choices: to go on a camping trip
in a mountain cabin
Staying at my family's cabin
Being stuck at the seashore.


I would rather spend my vacation in a big city than in a mountain cabin.

Parallel structure refers to having the same structure or parts of speech in the same sequence and function. In the sentence, the parallel structure that needs to be paired with is “in a big city” which is a prepositional phrase; so, the choice that has the same format is “in a mountain cabin” which is also a prepositional phrase. “To go,” “staying,” and “being” are obviously different for they are either an infinitive phrase or participial phrase.





This is what I say to the young Jewish boy wondering what I have done with his years. It is in his name that I speak to
you and that I express to you my deepest gratitude. No one
is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from
the kingdom of night. We know that every moment is a
moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them
would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to
us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately.
- Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1986
Why does Wiesel return to the image of himself as a young boy in the
conclusion of his speech?
A. To encourage the audience to ask him questions about his
B. To provide the audience with facts about what happened to him
during the Holocaust
C. To appeal to the audience's emotions and leave the audience with
a memorable image
D. To show how honored he is by the award


C. If it were any of the other answers, it would be a selfish acceptance speech

Why would a school's website be a good choice of genre for " How to prepare for a road trip"? A. Because the document would be much shorter if posted online.

B. Because it would be visible and accessible to many people.

C. Because students would be able to edit it with their own thoughts after it was posted.

D. Because it would only be available to students who don't already have summer plans.



The answer is B. . Because it would be visible and accessible to many people.


Although a school website is mostly visited by those students of the school or parents, as well as the school staff; the web is always visible and accesible for anyone nowadays, so this is the reason why the school should definite post an article about a topic of their choice.

Now, discarding the other options: Letter A, is not possible as you can always post long or short documents online, so this one has nothing to do with being a good choice or not, as the Web Editor assigned can do it as long as he wants. Letter C is not possible either, as not all the students can be able to do edit or write on the website, unless they have a certain permission by the Web Editor. And D isn't possible because, the material posted on the school's website is accesible to every single student and parent, not restricted to a certain group only.

I pretty sure the answer is letter B
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