Praxis 0041 Transcendentalism

  1. 'Quick, Jim, it ain't no time for fooling around and moaning; there's a gang of murderers in yonder, and if we don't hunt up their boat and set her drifting down the river so these fellows can't get away from the wreck, there's one of 'em going to be in a bad fix. But if we find theirboat we can put all of 'em in a bad fix - for the Sheriff 'll get 'em.

    What work does the above excerpt come from?
    A. Gulliver's Travels
    B. The Grapes of Wrath
    C. Robinson Crusoe
    D. Huckleberry Finn
    Huckleberry Finn
  2. Which one of these authors does not belong to the Transcendentalism time period?
    A. Victor Hugo
    B. Henry David Thoreau
    C. Dylan Thomas
    D. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Dylan Thomas
    • He belonged to the modern time period.
  3. What book is about four sisters (Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth) in 19th century New England who struggle with poverty, juggle their duties, and desire to find love?

    A. Little Women
    B. The Awakening
    C. Herland
    D. Little House on the Prairie
    Little Women
  4. Each of the following novels is paired with the corresponding author EXCEPT:

    A. Les Miserable - Victor Hugo
    B. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
    C. Vanity Fair - James Joyce
    D. The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
    Vanity Fair was written by William Thackeray
  5. Which of the following authors is associated with the Age of Realism?

    A. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    B. Zora Neale Hurston
    C. Mark Twain
    D. T.S. Elliot
    Mark Twain
  6. The Age of Realism...

    A. Reflected ideas of Darwin and Marx
    B. Stressed harmony, stability, and wisdom
    C. Brought a demand for a truer type of literature that didn't idealize people or places
    D. Both A and C
    Both A and C
  7. Tom had been standing wistfully examining the multitude of faces thronging around him, for one whom he would wish to call master... A little before the sale commenced, a short, broad, muscular man, in a checked shirt considerably open at the bosom, and pantaloons much the worse for dirt and wear, elbowed his way through the crowd, like one who is going actively into a business; and, coming up to the group, began to examine them systematically.
    What novel does the above excerpt come from?
    A. Huckleberry Finn
    B. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    C. Their Eyes Were Watching God
    D. Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
  8. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    A. Frederick Douglass
    B. Harriet Beecher Stowe
    C. Countee Cullen
    D. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
  9. This author was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.  His most notable works include "Nature" and "Self-Reliance."

    A. Ralph Ellison
    B. Henry David Thoreau
    C. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    D. Stephen Crane
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. He wrote "Civil Disobedience." He was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.

    A. Henry David Thoreau
    B. Mark Twain
    C. Ralph Waldo Emerson
    D. William Butler Yeats
    Henry David Thoreau
  11. Marian Evans wrote Middlemarch and "Daniel Deronda" under what pseudonym?

    A. Henrik Ibson
    B. George Eliot
    C. Acton Bell
    D. William Thackeray
    George Elliot
  12. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer. 
    What novel does this describe?
    A. Call of the Wild - Jack London
    B. Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
    C. The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
    D.  FarenheIt 451 - Ray Bradbury
    The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane

  13. "Why have you kept away from me, Robert?" she asked, closing the book that lay open on the table.
    "Why are you so personal, Mrs. Pontellier?  Why do you force me to idiotic subterfuges?  he exclaimed with sudden warmth. "I suppose there's no use telling you I've been very busy, or that I've been sick, or that I've been to see you and not found you at home. Please let me off with any of these excuses."  

    The above excerpt comes from a novel by which author? 

    A. Edith Wharton
    B. Willa Cather
    C. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    D. Kate Chopin
    Kate Chopin - The Awakening
  14. This novella details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader.
    A. Call of the Wild - Jack London
    B. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
    C. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
    D. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
    Call of the Wild - Jack London
  15. I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus—but John says the very worst thing I can do is think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad. So I will let it alone and talk about the house.
    Which of the following novels does the above excerpt come from?
    A. Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    B. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
    C. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    D. Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
    The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  16. What kind of irony is occurining when the audience knows something the the majority of the characters do not?

    A. Situational
    B. Dramatic
    C. Verbal
  17. The insect, a cockroach, is crawing across the kitchen floor. 

    The above sentence contains an example of

    A. An appositive phrase
    B. A participle phrase
    C. A sentence fragment
    D. Personification
    • An appositive phrase
    • When a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.
  18. When a teacher uses a set of evaluative criteria to assess the quality or overall efectiveness of a piece of student work, it is called what?

    A. Hollistic scoring
    B. Scoring rubrics
    C. Peer review
    D. Self-assessment
    Holistic scoring
  19. What is a more acceptable and usually more pleasant way of saying something that might be inappropriate or uncomfortable?

    A. Jargon
    B. Euphemism
    C. Inference
    D. Synecdoche
  20. All of the following pairs are examples of homophones EXCEPT:

    A. Sea..see
    B. Pale...pail
    D. Gross...grows
  21. In MLA format, et al. Is used when...

    A. More than two authors are listed
    B. more than one author is listed
    C. More than five authors are listed
    D. More than three authors are listed
    More than three authors are listed
  22. What is a humorous verse form of five anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme of aabba, such as :

    There was an Old Man with a beard,
    Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
    Two Owls and a Hen,
    Four Larks and a Wren,
    Have all built their nests in my beard!'

    A. Sonnet
    B. Limerick
    C. Refrain
    D. Tercet 
  23. What is the study of meaning in language or the study of meanings of words?
    A. Semantics
    B. Syntax
    C. Phonetics
    D. Morphology
  24. What is the study of the structure of words?

    A. Syntax
    B. semantics
    C. Morphology
    D. Phonetics
  25. What novel portrays a married woman who defies social convention, first by falling in love with another man, and then commiting suicide when she finds that his views on women are as oppressive as her husband's?

    A. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
    B. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    C. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
    D. The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros
    The Awakening - Kate Chopin
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Praxis 0041 Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism/Age of Realism