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