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A raisin in the sun

He had turned his back on God and had become an alcoholic.

A Raisin in the Sun

He was too eager to spend the money Mama would receive from his father's insurance policy.

Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory?

He had become too concerned with money and had lost traditional family values.

He beat his wife and disgraced his mother.

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A Raisin in the Sun

in a quiet house in a Chicago suburb

in a boarding house in New York City

What is the setting of the play?

in an apartment in a small town in Illinois

in an apartment in Chicago’s Southside

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A Raisin in the Sun

Discrimination is wrong.

Family is more important than money.

Which of the following statements BEST expresses a key theme of the play?

It is important to honor one’s heritage.

Hard work will help people achieve their goals

A raisin in the sun3
A Raisin in the Sun

Walter struggles with other family members over money

Beneatha struggles to choose between George and Asagai

An example of external conflict from Act I is when:

Travis struggles to keep his grades up in school

Mama struggles with Ruth for control of the family

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A Raisin in the Sun


Idealist who dreams of having her own house

Which of the following best describes Beneatha?

Realist searching for her own identity

Deeply religious and devoted to her family

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A Raisin in the Sun

her own inner state

the love that she and her late husband shared

Mama’s plant symbolizes:

the cultural climate the family lives in

her hopes for the future

Literary terms
Literary Terms



An indirect reference to a person, place, event, work of literature, art, etc.



Literary terms1
Literary Terms



Giving an inanimate object human-like charactistics



Literary terms2
Literary Terms



A comparison using like or as



Poetry terms
Poetry Terms



The repetition of an initial consonant sound in nearby words



Poetry terms1
Poetry Terms



The repetition of a vowel sound in nearby words


Exact Rhyme

Poetry terms2
Poetry Terms

Slant Rhyme

Exact Rhyme



Sight Rhyme

No Rhyme

Literary terms3
Literary Terms



The group of people for which a passage has been written


Target Audience




Stanley tells Stella that Blanch is well known in Laurel but not respected.




When Stella is in the hospital having her baby, Blanche seduces Stanley.




Blanche encourages Stella to leave Stanley because he is violent.




Blanche comes to stay with the Kowalskis because of Stella’s pregnancy.


it is a man’s right to rule his family.

in-laws are not legally part of the family.

According to Stanley, the Napoleonic Code means that:

what belongs to one spouse belongs to the other.


not teaching the required material.

involved with a seventeen-year-old.

Stanley found out that Blanche was fired from her teaching job in Laurel because she was:

having an affair with the superintendent, Mr. Graves.


one-way bus ticket back to Laurel

two-week cruise of the Caribbean

Because Stanley wants Blanche out of his life, his birthday present to her is a:

month’s free rent on her own apartment

new fur to add to her collection


Blanche’s costume jewelry

the broken plates that Stanley threw on the floor

Which of these best represents Blanche’s decaying false reality?

Blanche’s need to drink all the time

the paper lantern that Mitch tore off the light


her need for Stella to wait on her hand and foot


her constant reference to Stanley as “common” and inferior

Which of the following attitudes is most likely linked to Blanche’s Old South upbringing?

her tendency to bathe often


[He hurls a plate to the floor.] “That’s how I’ll clear the table!”

“Nothing belongs on a poker table but cards, chips, and whiskey.”

Which of the following best characterizes Stanley as animalistic and primitive?

“How right you was, baby. I was common as dirt.”

A rose for emily
“A Rose for Emily”

the amount she pays for the poison

the amount of rat poison she buys

What is unclear to the reader when Emily buys rat poison from the druggist?

the reason that she buys the poison

the kind of poison she wants to buy

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“A Rose for Emily”

The reader sees how Emily treats visitors, and his experience was similar.

The reader knows he refused to go back but can only guess what may have happened.

How might the result of the minister's visit be considered ambiguous?

The reader knows that Emily is not easily influenced, so the minister gave up.

The reader can assume the minister was successful.

A rose for emily2
“A Rose for Emily”

Emily was becoming a disgrace and setting a bad example.

Emily was in need of charity but wouldn't admit it.

Why did the ladies of Jefferson force the minister to call on Emily?

Emily had sinned and they wanted her to pray.

Emily was in need of counseling during her loss.

A rose for emily3
“A Rose for Emily”

The house was worth a lot of money.

They had always envied her good fortune.

Why were the people glad when it was learned that after Miss Emily's father died, all that was left to her was the house?

The people of Jefferson were gossips.

She had suddenly become more like them.

Poetry langston hughes
Poetry: Langston Hughes

“A tall, slim tree …”

“To fling my arms wide”

Which line from “Dream Variations” gives you a clue about what the speaker looks like?

“That is my dream!”

“Dark like me—”

Poetry langston hughes1
Poetry: Langston Hughes

The speaker is American.

The speaker is part of the American experience.

In “I, Too,” what does the word “too” in the first and last lines emphasize in the poem?

The speaker is a well-known American musician.

The speaker is anticipating a radical change.

Poetry langston hughes2
Poetry: Langston Hughes

A sonnet

A response to Whitman’s “I Hear America Singing”

“I, Too” is best described as:

A replica of Frost’s “Birches”

A collection of poems about nature

The life you save may be your own
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

by buying a new fanbelt for the car

by teaching Lucynell to say “bird”

How does Mr. Shiftlet gain Mrs. Crater's trust?

by admiring the sunset

by speaking of his background

The life you save may be your own1
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

They are both obsessed with an idea.

They both want to improve the farm.

How are Mrs. Crater and Mr. Shiftletalike?

They both want the car to work.

They are both protective of Lucynell.

The life you save may be your own2
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

He will stay and work on the farm.

He will continue to try to fix the car.

What can you predict, based on Mr. Shiftlet's statement that a person's spirit is always “on the move”?

He and Lucynell will live in the house.

He will leave after he fixes the car.

The life you save may be your own3
“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

chance to teach the daughter.

possibility of a job.

When Mr. Shiftlet meets the old woman and her daughter, the author's description of him conveys the impression that he is most interested in the

car in the yard.

location of the farm.

The life you save may be your own4

“‘And I wouldn't let no man have her but you because I seen you would do right.’”

“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

“‘One that can't talk,’ she continued, ‘can't sass you back or use foul language.’”

Which of the following statements by the old woman is ironic?

“‘Are you married or are you single?’”

“‘She can sweep the floor, cook, wash, feed the chickens, and hoe.’”

The life you save may be your own5

“Lady, nowadays, seen you would do right.’”people’ll do anything anyways...people don’t care how they lie.”

“The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

“Lady, there’s some men that some things mean more to them than money.”

Which of the following statements by Mr. Shiftlet should have alerted Mrs. Crater that he wasn’t to be trusted?

“I’d give a fortune to live where I could see me a sun do that every evening.”

“Tools. I’m a carpenter.”

The first seven years
“The First Seven Years” seen you would do right.’”

Miriam has said she likes Max.

Max has expressed interest in Miriam.

Why does Feld want Max to date Miriam?

Max is a college student.

Max is a peddler's son.

The first seven years1
“The First Seven Years” seen you would do right.’”

Miriam loves Sobel.

Sobel hates working for Feld.

After a long time, what is Feld's epiphany, or realization, about Sobel?

Sobel wants his own business.

Sobel loves Miriam.

The first seven years2
“The First Seven Years” seen you would do right.’”

Miriam will date Max for seven years and then marry Sobel.

Sobel will leave Feld's employment after seven years as his assistant.

How does the title “The First Seven Years” connect to the epiphany, or realization, that Feld has about Sobel?

Sobel will work for Feld for seven years before he can court Miriam.

Miriam will work for seven years and then go to college.

The first seven years3
“The First Seven Years” seen you would do right.’”

She will probably lose interest in books.

She will probably date Max again.

Based on the information in the story, what can a reader reasonably predict about Miriam?

She will probably go to college.

She will probably marry Sobel.

The first seven years4

The author was from an immigrant family, and his father wanted a better life for him just as Feld wanted for Miriam.

“The First Seven Years”

The author was a Russian immigrant who wanted his daughter to marry a student.

Which of the following is one way in which the story reflects the author’s life?

The author was a shoemaker like Feld.

The author suffered from a heart condition like Feld.

The first seven years5

At the start of the story, he thinks that one must be old in order to be educated.

“The First Seven Years”

At the start of the story, he thinks that one must have on-the-job work experience in order to be educated.

How does Feld misunderstand “education”?

At the start of the story, he thinks that being a doctor or lawyer is the only indication of being educated.

At the start of the story, he thinks that a college degree is the only indicator of an education.


surprise, because she too young to understand how the Depression could happen


fear, because her family lost everything and had nowhere to turn

Which of the following best describes the narrator’s feelings toward the Depression?

apathy, because her family was used to the poverty that came with the Depression

remorse, because she associated the Depression as the end of all happiness


The African American community in which the narrator lived very much believed in the American Dream.


The African American community in which the narrator lived believed in the power of prayer.

What cultural context is revealed in the following passage?

I don’t know what it was that we were waiting for; certainly not for the prosperity that was “just around the corner,” for those were white folks’ words, which we never believed. Nor did we wait for hard work and thrift to pay off in shining success, as the American Dream promised, for we knew better than that, too.

The African American community in which the narrator lived did not hold the same beliefs as many of the white communities.

The African American community in which the narrator lived believed that fate ruled their lives.


Miss Lottie had stolen the flower from her father’s garden store.


They were her least favorite flower.

Why did Lizabeth dislike the marigolds in Miss Lottie’s yard?

She was allergic to them, and the pollen made her sick every year.

They didn’t fit in with the picture of total decay.

“Marigolds” store.

She broke down in tears and begged her to fix it.

She was furious and began beating her.

How did Miss Lottie react when Lizabeth destroyed the marigolds?

She just stood there in awe because she no longer had anything to protect.

She called Lizabeth’s parents and asked them to pay for new flowers.

Poetry robert frost
Poetry: Robert Frost store.

by a bulldozer

by an ice storm

In Frost’s “Birches,” how do the birch trees actually get bent over?

by a tornado

by a woodsman chopping them

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Poetry: Robert Frost store.

a boy swinging on them

a tornado

How would the author like to think the birches got bent over?

a sand storm

a giant stepping on them

Poetry robert frost2
Poetry: Robert Frost store.



This is an example of what poetic device: “They click upon themselves/ As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored/ As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel”?



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Poetry: Robert Frost store.

“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

“Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish,”

Which of the following is a metaphor from “Birches”?

“And life is too much like a pathless wood”

“Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away”

Poetry robert frost4
Poetry: Robert Frost store.



What type of rhyme is in the following excerpt from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”?

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;



The secret life of bees
The Secret Life of Bees store.

she has heard about the three sisters who make honey.

she sees the name on the back of the black Mary picture.

Lily chooses to go to Tiburon because

she stops there on her way to Virginia.

she knows she has relatives there.

The secret life of bees1
The Secret Life of Bees store.

June trying to send her away

T. Ray showing up at the house

What made Lily first ask if someone in the house knew her mother?

May leaving the graham crackers to lure out the roaches

August reading the Jane Eyre book

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The Secret Life of Bees store.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor

Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill of 1964

The historical event that influences the action of the novel is

Rosa Parks being arrested and the beginnings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington, D.C.

The secret life of bees3

She stayed with the honey ladies for three months while married to T. Ray.

The Secret Life of Bees

She returned home to get Lily and bring her back to Tiburon.

Which of the following was NOT true about Lily’s mother?

She was divorcing T. Ray and going to live in Tiburon without Lily.

She was depressed after marrying T. Ray.

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The Secret Life of Bees married to T. Ray.



“[the bees sounded] like a radio tuned to static in the next room”



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