According to the reading, what did Mark Twain dream of becoming when he was a boy?
12. What's one of the main themes in "Borges and I"? A. Education B. Heartbreak C. Poverty D. Identity 13. What type of conflict describes a struggle between characters?
A. Man versus society
B. Man versus man
C. Man versus personality
D. Man versus self
14. What's a biography?
A. Fictional account of someone's life written by another person
B. Fictional account of someone's life written by that person
C. Factual account of someone's life written by another person
D. Factual account of someone's life written by that person
15. Which twentieth-century poet is known for her feminist views?
A. Emily Dickinson
B. Joan Didion
C. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
D. Edna St. Vincent Millay
16. _______ is language in its natural state, without a prescribed rhyme or rhythm.
17. How old was Edna St. Vincent Millay when she won a Pulitzer Prize?
18. In poetry, what's the function of a colon?
A. It's used instead of a semicolon to end a sentence.
B. It's used to pose questions to the reader.
C. It lets the reader know that an explanation is coming.
D. Colons shouldn't be used in poetry.
19. Xavier would like to quote text from a written book. The author's name is on the book. How should he quote the text in his paper?
A. Winterman agrees that "oceanic life is very important" because some plants give off oxygen that humans need (Winterman, 4).
B. Winterman agrees that, "oceanic life is very important", because some plants give off oxygen that humans need (Winterman 4).
C. Winterman agrees that, "oceanic life is very important" because some plants give off oxygen that humans need. (4).
D. Winterman agrees that "oceanic life is very important" because some plants give off oxygen that humans need (4).
20. If a character fights against a ghost, what type of conflict is the character facing?
A. Man versus self
B. Man versus the supernatural
C. Man versus society
D. Man versus personality
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A popular ________ of the nightly newscast is a human-interest story. A. impact
A common feature of the nightly newscast is a human-interest story. A human interest story tells the story of a person in an emotional way. These stories are generally intended to cause sympathy or pity in the viewer or reader. This makes them a kind of "soft news." These type of stories are often criticized for being overly manipulative or sensationalist.
Read the following excerpt from the article "Vision, Voice and the Power of Creation: An Author Speaks Out," by T. A. Barron, and answer the question that follows: Another way to tap the power of imagination is through place. My own background as a writer is rooted in nature, having grown up reading Henry David Thoreau, Rachel Carson, and John Muir long before I ever dipped into Madeleine L'Engle, Lloyd Alexander, Ursula Le Guin, E. B. White, or J.R.R. Tolkien. My early writings were really nature journals; at nine, I wrote a complete biography—of a tree. (It was a once-majestic chestnut tree not far from my home.) So it should come as no surprise that I view place as much more than just a setting for a story. It is, in truth, another form of character, no less alive and complex, mysterious and contradictory, than the richest character in human form.
The author writes that he "wrote a complete biography—of a tree." What message is implied about the tree with this statement? (10 points)
1)The author couldn't think of any other subject for a biography.
2)The author didn't think a partial biography was enough.
3)The author didn't want to speak for the tree.
4)The author believed the tree had a life story, like a person.