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English 9 Final Exam Study Guide

Short Stories
The Most Dangerous Game
1. Describe the two main characters.
2. Summarize the central conflict in the story.
3. In 3-4 details, describe the rising action.
4. State the clima of the story, and what im!act it had on the !lot.
". In 3-4 details, describe the ste!s leading u! to the resolution.
#. $hy is this story a good illustration of plot%
&. $hat role does suspense !lay in the story%
'. $hat are contet clues%
(. Define antecedents and gi)e eam!les of common !ronouns that antecedents may describe.
1*. +ist 3 new )ocabulary words you learned from the story, and define each.
The Cask of Amontillado
1. Describe the two main characters.
2. Summarize the central conflict in the story.
3. In 3-4 details, describe the rising action.
4. State the clima of the story, and what im!act it had on the !lot.
". In 3-4 details, describe the ste!s leading u! to the resolution.
#. $hy is this story a good illustration of setting%
&. $hat role does mood !lay in the story%
'. $hat is the reading strategy of brea,ing down confusing sentences%
(. Define common & proper nouns and gi)e eam!les of each.
1*. +ist 3 new )ocabulary words you learned from the story, and define each.
English 9 Final Exam Study Guide
Drama
The Tragedy of omeo and !uliet" A#t $
1. In the introduction of any story, we meet the characters, discuss the !lot, and identify the central
conflict. -!lain how .ct I illustrates a standard e!osition.
2. If you were /omeo or 0uliet, would you !ursue a relationshi!% -!lain.
3. 1ased on .ct I, what facts do you ,now about /omeo2s and 0uliet2s li)es%
4. 3ow are these characters2 !ersonalities ali,e and different%
". $hat information about the two households is !resented in the 4rologue% $hat !oetic form is the
!rologue written%
#. 3ow do the comments of 5ontague and 1en)olio in .ct I hel! you to understand the character of
/omeo%
&. $hat threats to /omeo and 0uliet2s lo)e already eist in .ct I%
'. Define a round character and a flat character, and gi)e eam!les of each.
(. $hat is a dramatic foil% 6i)e an eam!le.
1*. $hen do you use a nominati)e case !ronoun or an ob7ecti)e case !ronoun%
The Tragedy of omeo and !uliet" A#t $$
1. In the rising action of any story, we set the stage for the e)ents leading u! to the clima. -!lain how
.ct II illustrates rising action.
2. Do you thin, 8riar +awrence is wise to agree to marry /omeo and 0uliet% -!lain.
3. $here do /omeo and 0uliet first mutually declare their lo)e for each other%
4. $hat wea,ness in /omeo does the 8riar !oint out before agreeing to hel!% 3ow do the 8riar2s moti)es
differ from the cou!le2s own moti)es%
". 8or whom does 0uliet wait in Scene )%
#. $hat tragic e)ents to come are foreshadowed in .ct II%
&. $hy do you thin, the balcony scene is one of the most famous in all of literature%
'. Define blank verse, and gi)e eam!les of who would use it and why.
(. Define character rank.
1*. 6i)e eam!les of how the !ossessi)e case of !ersonal !ronouns should be used.
The Tragedy of omeo and !uliet" A#t $$$
1. In the clima of any story, we reach the high !oint of action or sus!ense. -!lain how .ct III illustrates
a clima.
2. $hy do 5ercutio and 9ybalt fight in Scene I% $hat does 5ercutio mean by his dying eclamation, :.
!lague on both your houses;<%
3. 3ow and why does /omeo ,ill 9ybalt% $hat does /omeo mean when he says, :I am fortune2s fool;<
4. $hat !unishment does the !rince order for /omeo%
". $hat is a soliloquy? 6i)e an eam!le of a !assage.
#. $hat is an aside? 6i)e an eam!le of a !assage.
&. $hat is a monologue% 6i)e an eam!le of a !assage.
'. $hat is an allusion%
(. $hat is paraphrasing%
1*. 3ow do you correctly use the !ronouns who and whom%
The Tragedy of omeo and !uliet" A#t $%
1. In the falling action of any story, we begin to see e)ents ta,e sha!e that will lead u! to the resolution.
-!lain how .ct I illustrates falling action.
2. Do you thin, it is a!!ro!riate for a religious !erson li,e the 8riar to decei)e !eo!le with the ho!e of
!ositi)e outcomes%
3. $hat e)ent are 4aris and 0uliet discussing at the beginning of .ct I=%
4. 3ow do their feelings about the e)ent differ%
". $hat is the 8riar2s !lan for 0uliet% $hy do you thin, she trusts the 8riar%
#. $hat three fears does 0uliet re)eal in her solilo>uy in Scene iii%
&. 3ow has 0uliet changed during the !lay%
'. Define dramatic irony, and gi)e an eam!le from the tet.
(. Define suspense, and gi)e an eam!le of a !assage.
1*. $hen do you use the comparative degree of an ad7ecti)e% $hen do you use the superlative degree of
an ad7ecti)e%
The Tragedy of omeo and !uliet" A#t %
1. In the resolution of any story, we tie u! loose ends and bring some sort of closure to the story. -!lain
how .ct I illustrates a standard resolution.
2. $hat role does cause and effect !lay in this tragedy%
3. In Scene I, what news causes /omeo to eclaim, : 9hen I defy you, starts<% 3ow are /omeo2s words
consistent with what you ,now of his character%
4. Identify at least three e)ents that cause the 8riar2s scheme to fail.
". $hich is most to blame for the lo)ers2 deaths- chance, the lo)ers themsel)es, or their families% -!lain.
#. 3ow do you thin, e)ents would ha)e turned out if the a!othecary had refused to sell !oison to /omeo%
$hat other uni>ue actions in the chain of e)ents, if a)oided, could ha)e changed the !lay2s outcome%
&. 3ow does the relationshi! of the feuding families change at the end of the !lay% $ere /omeo and
0uliet2s deaths necessary for the feud to end%
'. In what ways does Sha,es!eare2s !lay !ro)ide a )aluable lesson about the destructi)e effects of hatred%
(. Define tragedy.
1*. $hat are eam!les of indefinite pronouns%
English 9 Final Exam Study Guide
Terms
$rony and Tone
Define Irony ? 9one, and gi)e 2 eam!les of s!ecific !oems that illustrate each.
Sym&olism
Define Symbolism, and gi)e 3 eam!les of s!ecific !oems that illustrate symbolism.
$magery
Define Imagery, and gi)e " eam!les of s!ecific !oems that illustrate imagery.
'iterary Terms
.lliteration
.ssonance
@ou!let
-tended 5eta!hor
8igurati)e +anguage
8ree =erse
Iamb
5eta!hor
5eter
Anomato!oeia
4ersonification
/hyme
/hyme Scheme
Simile
Stanza