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In questions 1-8, mark 19. 25.

(A) if the underlined word is a simple (A) The sea is calm, the tide is full. (A) Though Brian is tall he still cannot
subject, (B) The sea is calm, and the tide is full. dunk.
(B) if it’s a simple predicate, (C) The sea is calm the tide is full. (B) Though Brian is tall, he still cannot
(C) if it’s a direct object, (D) The sea is calm; and the tide is full. dunk.
(D) if it’s an indirect object, and (C) Though Brian is tall. He still cannot
(E) if it’s none of the above. 20. dunk.
(A) Even though she made the mess, she (D) Though Brian is tall; he still cannot
1. The slightly upset woman was refused to clean it up dunk.
declared insane. (B) Even though she made the mess she
2. Polly bought me a bouquet of refused to clean it up. 26.
flowers. (C) Even though she made the mess; she (A) Kim drinks tea and ate crumpets.
3. He cannot prove that he has a refused to clean it up. (B) Kim drank tea and eats crumpets.
Canadian girlfriend. (D) Even though, she made the mess, she (C) Kim will drink tea and ate crumpets.
4. The sublime lays in the unwritten, refused to clean it up. (D) Kim will drink tea and eat crumpets.
where the imagination is free to
wander. 21. 27.
5. Feed me. (A) I got to the airport on time however (A) Last week, Edgar wins the skating
6. We will return after the following my flight was delayed due to heavy competition and celebrates all day.
messages from our sponsor. snowfall. (B) Last week, Edgar won the skating
7. They sent me to prison for twenty (B) I got to the airport on time, my flight competition and celebrated all day.
years. was delayed due to heavy snowfall. (C) Last week, Edgar will win the skating
8. After eating the fried chicken, I was (C) I got to the airport on time, but, my competition and will celebrate all
in a state of euphoria. flight was delayed due to heavy day.
snowfall. (D) Last week, Edgar wins the skating
In questions 9-18, mark (D) I got to the airport on time; however, competition and celebrated all day.
(A) if the underlined words are a my flight was delayed due to heavy
dependent clause, snowfall. 28.
(B) if the underlined words are an (A) Valentino likes cheese.
independent clause, 22. (B) Valentino like cheese.
(C) if the underlined words are an (A) Everything was a mess, the dishes (C) Valentino and Christina likes cheese.
appositive, and were all broken, and the sink leaked (D) They likes cheese.
(D) if the underlined words are a water.
prepositional phrase. (B) Everything was a mess, the dishes In questions 29-32, mark
were all broken; and the sink leaked (A) if the sentence is active, and
9. Before I shaved my beard, I looked water. (B) if the sentence is passive.
like Abraham Lincoln. (C) Everything was a mess; the dishes
10. Homer, the ancient Greek poet, wrote were all broken, and the sink leaked 29. Give me a marker.
The Illiad. water. 30. Dion was beaten up by Ida.
11. Please move over so that someone (D) Everything was a mess, the dishes 31. Jonathan was helped by Michael.
else can sit down. were all broken. And the sink leaked 32. Johnny threw a sharp object at Vicky.
12. Before falling asleep, remember to water.
brush your teeth. 33. Is it usually better to write in active
13. The workers in the Cannon campaign 23. or passive tense?
were confident that their candidate (A) I looked out the window, it was then (A) active
had won. that I realized that aliens were (B) passive
14. I like cheese. attacking. (C) it doesn’t matter
15. George Bush, the president of the (B) I looked out the window; and, it was
United States, does not like to eat then that I realized that aliens were In questions 34-39, you must identify the
broccoli. attacking. structure of the sentences by marking
16. Captain Bubbles, when he goes off to (C) I looked out the window it was then (A) for a simple sentence,
save the world, frequently forgets to that I realized that aliens were (B) for a compound sentence,
feed the dog. attacking. (C) for a complex sentence, and
17. Beyond our solar system, there are (D) I looked out the window. It was then (D) for a compound-complex sentence.
millions of other stars and planets. that I realized that aliens were
18. I gave my money to Jimmy, the attacking. 34. Gerald was there, but no one saw
cashier. him.
24. 35. He lost the match but won the
In questions 19-28, mark the sentence that (A) Rashad sang while Raina danced. tournament.
is written correctly. (B) Rashad sang, while Raina danced. 36. John likes to bowl; his sister plays
(C) While Raina danced Rashad sang. tennis.
(D) Rashad sang. While Raina danced.
37. At the store I saw a suit that I liked, 52. After being stopped by a rude and dishes. Centuries coalesced as we
but there were none left in my size. corrupt policeman, Victor says, “I’ll picnicked.” What does the narrator
38. As I sat there, I could not believe the just write that Washington State mean when she says, “Centuries
story Jennifer was telling me. Patrolman D. Nolan, badge number coalesced as we picnicked”?
39. When I arrived at school, I went 13746, was polite, courteous, and (A) She is reflecting upon the rapid
directly to the office. above all, legal as an eagle.” passage of time.
(B) She is recounting history and
In questions 40-44, refer to the following 53. What is an “Indian”? Choose the comparing it to the present.
plot diagram: best answer. (C) She thinks that shacks look like
(A) a Native American person toadstools.
(B) a South Asian person (D) She is observing the contrast between
(C) a Native American or South Asian primitive and modern sights.
(D) a brown-skinned person 60. What is the significance of Jasmine’s
“third eye”?
Questions 54-64 are based upon Bharati (A) It is actually a wound and shows how
40. Which part of the diagram represents Mukherjee’s Jasmine. vulnerable she is.
rising action? (B) It is actually a scar and makes her
41. Which part represents falling action? 54. What is Jasmine’s attitude towards unattractive.
42. Which part represents the climax? fate? (C) It shows how optimistic and self-
43. Which part represents the resolution? (A) Fate cannot be changed. confident Jasmine is about her
(B) Fate is a wonderful thing. abilities.
In questions 44-48, you must identify (C) People can control their own fate. (D) It allows her to see things better.
different types of figurative language by (D) Fate determines everything that
marking happens to people. 61. After Prakash is killed, Jasmine says,
(A) for similes, “Rosettes of blood bloomed on the
(B) for metaphors, and 55. How does Jasmine feel about sleeve of the officer’s stiff-starched
(C) for personfications. technology? uniform. I touched him again to
(A) Technology is bad for the make more rosettes bloom.” What
44. My suitcase dropped and vomited out environment and destroys nature. does the rosettes of blood symbolize?
all my clothes. (B) Technology represents the spiritual (A) the rosettes symbolize Jasmine’s
45. That light is as bright as the sun. emptiness and corruption of America. happiness that Prakash is finally dead
46. The run-down house looked old and (C) Technology represents the creativity (B) Prakash’s death leads to the blooming
sad. and inventiveness of America. of a new life for Jasmine
47. My heart was the engine, and my legs (D) Jasmine is indifferent about (C) the rosettes are like flowers on
were the wheels. technology. Prakash’s grave
48. Life is like a box of chocolates – you (D) the rosettes symbolize Jasmine’s
never know what you’re going to get. 56. Who is Bud Ripplemeyer? future romantic relationship with the
(A) The man that raped Jasmine. police officer
49. What is an extended metaphor? (B) The man that tried to kill Jasmine.
(A) a group of regular metaphors (C) Jasmine’s husband in India. 62. Does Jasmine feel more positively
(B) a metaphor used throughout an entire (D) Jasmine’s husband in Iowa. about chaos or order?
story or poem (A) chaos, because she likes to cause
(C) a complex, complicated metaphor 57. Who is Darrel Lutz? trouble
(D) a metaphor that makes use of similes (A) A farmer who doesn’t like farming. (B) chaos, because it represents freedom
(B) Someone who was attracted to to her
For questions 50-52, identify the type of Jasmine. (C) order, because she wants a safe and
irony in the given example. Mark (C) A character that commits suicide. secure life
(A) for verbal irony, (D) All of the above. (D) order, because it is more predictable
(B) for dramatic irony, and
(C) for situational irony. 58. Who is Du Thien? 63. How does Jasmine rediscover
(A) Jasmine’s adopted son. America for Americans?
50. In the movie, Dance Me Outside, we (B) Jasmine’s boyfriend. (A) as an immigrant, she provides a fresh
knew that the boys were setting up (C) a Khalsa Lion. new perspective on America
Robert McVee, the white husband, to (D) a farmer. (B) she does a lot of traveling, so she sees
take part in a fake ceremony. Robert a lot of America
McVee had no idea what was really 59. Consider the following quote: (C) she writes a book about America
going on. “Beggars with broken bodies shoved (D) she takes photographs of different
51. In the movie, Dance Me Outside, it alms bowls at suited men in places in America and puts them on
looked like Gooch and Silas were automobiles. Shacks sprouted like display
going to fight, but they ended up toadstools around high-rise office
hugging each other. buildings. Camels loped past satellite
64. What does Jasmine think about delight of his pleasure, the clasp of (C) a glorified image of Indians,
Taylor’s messy appearance? his hand.” Who said this? constructed by themselves
(A) it makes him look unattractive (A) Clara (D) an accurate image of Indians
(B) it makes him look like a criminal (B) Aunt Ida
(C) it makes him look fun and (C) Elgin 79. Victor meets a woman who lives in a
spontaneous (D) Annabelle Cree Winnebago. What does this mobile
(D) it makes him look lost and confused home represent?
74. Why did Rayona keep the letter she (A) the physical and social mobility of
Questions 65-75 are based on Michael found in the park? the woman, as contrasted with
Dorris’ A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. (A) She wanted to pretend that she had a Victor’s fear of movement
perfect family, like the one indicated (B) Victor’s desire to find a stable home
Use the following answer choices for by the letter. (C) Victor’s desire to move away and
questions 65-69. (B) She thought that the letter might be explore the country
(A) Rayona worth money to someone. (D) the woman’s low-income status
(B) Christine (C) She wanted to give the letter to
(C) Aunt Ida Evelyn. 80. “The white waitress who wouldn’t
(D) Father Tom (D) She wanted to give the letter to Ellen take an order, Tonto, the Washington
(E) Dayton DeMarco. Redskins.” What is the narrator
65. Wanted to be like Clara 75. What did the yellow raft in blue (A) things that Native Americans are
66. Wanted to be like Ellen DeMarco water symbolize to Rayona? proud of
67. Pretended to be Foxy Cree (A) nature (B) fond memories
68. Became like a father to Rayona and a (B) Father Tom (C) important characters in the book
husband to Christine (C) relaxation (D) examples of racism and stereotypes
69. Pretended to be virtuous even though (D) fantasy and escape against Indians
he was morally corrupt
Questions 76-93 are based on Sherman 81. “And we both watched it with all of
70. What did the black box represent? Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto our eyes, while the sun rose straight
(A) evil Fistfight in Heaven. up above us and settled down behind
(B) potential the house, watched that cup revolve,
(C) memories 76. What is the Trail of Tears? revolve, until it came down whole.”
(D) death (A) an Indian reservation What does the revolving cup
(B) a historical event in which Native represent?
71. What does the braiding metaphor Americas, led by Chief Sitting Bull, (A) an item from the kitchen
represent? won a major military victory against (B) the cyclical, repetitive, and stagnant
(A) the interdependence of the three main the US nature of life on the reservation
characters in the novel (C) a historical event in which thousands (C) hope
(B) the weaving together of multiple of Native Americans were forced off (D) the end of a way of life for the main
narratives and perspectives their land characters of the reservation
(C) the continuity of Native American (D) a historical event in which General
tradition Custer was killed 82. What is Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s
(D) all of the above most notable habit?
77. The hurricane in “Every Little (A) he gets beat up often
72. “My skirt is too short and keeps Hurricane” is a metaphor (B) he tells a lot of stories
riding up on my thighs.” What is the representing: (C) he’s always drunk
deeper, interpretive meaning of this (A) stormy weather patterns (D) he’s a star basketball player
quote? (B) a fight
(A) Rayona’s skirt was too short. (C) a racecar 83. A stranger says, “The real Indian got
(B) Rayona’s skirt keeps riding up on her (D) a horse blisters on his feet. The fake Indian
thighs. got blisters on his ass.” What is the
(C) Rayona always feels like she doesn’t 78. “Crazy mirrors, I thought, the kind stranger trying to express?
“fit in” anywhere. that distort your features, make you (A) a real Indian procrastinates
(D) Rayona likes to dress in skimpy fatter, thinner, taller, shorter. The (B) a real Indian would not procrastinate
clothing to get boys’ attention. kind that make a white man (C) a fake Indian needs a lot of rest
remember he’s the master of (D) there are real Indians, and then there
73. “In my mind I molded myself into ceremonies…” What do the mirrors are fake Indians
her shape, imagined that her features reflect?
became my own, her delicate nose, (A) a glorified image of Indians, 84. What did Thomas Builds-the-Fire
her round face, her slanted eyes. I constructed by whites have to stand trial for?
imagined greeting Willard on his (B) a warped image of Indians, (A) burglary
return with this face, imagined the constructed by whites (B) telling history
(C) drunkenness in a public place
(D) assault 89. “The Indians drank in eight-hour (D) All of the above.
shifts.” What is ironic about this
85. “I decided Custer could have, must quote? 95. How are Jasmine and A Yellow Raft
have, pressed the button, cut down all (A) one would not expect Indians to drink in Blue Water similar?
the trees, opened up holes in the so much (A) Both make use of multiple narrative
ozone, flooded the earth.” What does (B) people usually work in eight-hour perspectives.
this quote mean? shifts rather than drinking (B) Indians are the main characters in
(A) white men have destroyed nature (C) there were no bars in town, so it’s both novels.
with their technology impossible for the Indians to be (C) Both are portray technology in a
(B) the US government attacked the drinking positive light.
Native Americans (D) surprisingly, the Indians were just (D) The main characters question their
(C) the world was coming to an end drinking apple juice identity in both novels.
(D) there was a war
90. “His little studio looked like the For questions 96-100, refer to the
86. “She gave birth, salmon flopped from inside of a tipi.” What theme is following answer choices:
her, salmon growing larger. / When mentioned in this quote? (A) inevitable
she died, her hands bled seawater (A) Indians used to live in tipis (B) assimilate
from the palms.” What is the (B) the importance of imagination (C) gaff
significance of this quote? (C) the importance of storytelling (D) dire
(A) Victor’s girlfriend was dying (D) the juxtaposition of the modern and (E) stoic
(B) Native Americans were restoring the primitive
nature 96. Don’t even bother trying to avoid
(C) salmon is the staple food of the 91. How is the quilt mentioned in “A something that’s _______.
Spokane Indian Reservation Good Story” an appropriate metaphor 97. What an embarrassing _______!
(D) the Native American way of life was for this book? 98. The _______ situation left us all
ending (A) a quilt is thin and flat, like a book worried and distressed.
(B) a quilt keeps you warm, and this book 99. Despite the constant torture, she
87. Why is it that some of the stories in warms the heart and soul maintained a ______ expression.
this book do not have a normal plot, (C) short stories are patched together to 100.Must we require immigrants to
with a climax and resolution? form a complete book _______ into American culture?
(A) Sherman Alexie is a bad writer (D) stories can be sewn into quilts
(B) Native American stories don’t have
plots 92. In “The Approximate Size of My
(C) just as the story doesn’t progress Favorite Tumor,” what does the
towards any conclusion, most of the narrator do that angers his wife?
reservation Indians also do not know (A) he slaps her
where they are going in life – there is (B) he forgets to complete household
no resolution to their problems chores
(D) Sherman Alexie only partially (C) he tells jokes
completed some of his stories, so (D) he had an affair with another woman
some of them lack a proper climax
and resolution 93. “My sister told me she could
recognize me by the smell of my
88. Which one of the following quotes clothes. She said she could close her
best explains why Samuel Builds-the- eyes and pick me out of a crowd just
Fire kills himself after losing his job? by the smell of my shirt.” What does
(A) “there is a moment when an Indian his sister really mean to say?
realizes he cannot turn back toward (A) Your odor is overwhelming. Please
tradition and that he has no map to take a shower.
guide him toward the future.” (B) I love you.
(B) “When Samuel was younger, before (C) Please leave me alone.
he was even a husband and father, he (D) Your clothing needs to be washed.
would win bets by telling stories
constructed by random objects.” 94. How are A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
(C) “But he understood that his children and The Lone Ranger and Tonto
were busy, busy, busy.” Fistfight in Heaven similar?
(D) “Samuel left home nearly half an (A) Both emphasize the role of the
hour before he was supposed to clock imagination.
in.” (B) Both contrast the modern and the
(C) Both tell stories from the point of
view of different characters.
Read an excerpt from Frank Chin’s Donald Duk, on pages 292-297 in the blue

By the end of the final, you will have written an essay based on the following
prompt: Comment on Donald Duk’s name.

Part I: Write two possible theses that address the essay prompt. (10 pts)
Example #1: Donald Duk should be proud of his name.
Example #2: Donald Duk’s name is a curse, and his parents made a mistake
by giving him that name.

Part II: Choose a thesis for your essay. You may choose one of the theses you
created, or you may choose one of the examples provided in Part I. Then, find
three pieces of evidence from the story that support your thesis. Each piece of
evidence should either be a quote or a paraphrase. (10 pts)

Part III: Write an introductory paragraph for your essay. The introduction
should include background on the story and your thesis. (10 pts)

Part IV: Write the first body paragraph for your essay. The body paragraph
a) introduce the context for your first piece of evidence,
b) state your first piece of evidence by quoting or paraphrasing,
c) comment on the evidence by explaining its significance and relevance
towards your thesis. (20 pts)

Part V: Complete the rest of your essay. Your essay should be one
introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and one conclusion
paragraph. (50 pts)