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civil war era literature jeopardy

Civil War-Era Literature Jeopardy

American Literature, Spring 2013

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Owl Creek Spirituals F. Douglas Gettysburg Add.

Final Jeopardy

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Owl Creek 100

What activity opens the story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”?

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Owl Creek 100

A man is about to be hanged.

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Owl Creek 200

In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” why does the Federal scout want to burn the bridge?

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Owl Creek 200

He wants to set Farquhar up.

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Owl Creek 300

What contributes most to the mystery of “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”?

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Owl Creek 300

The order in which events occur

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Owl Creek 400

In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” why does Farquhar hear his watch ticking as he dies?

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Owl Creek 400

His senses are extra strong before death.

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Owl Creek 500

In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Farquhar is described as a gentleman. So why might he be hanged?

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Owl Creek 500

for planning against the enemy

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Owl Creek 600

What must readers figure out in order to understand “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”?

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Owl Creek 600

The order of events in the story

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Owl Creek 700

What is “omniscient” point of view?

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Owl Creek 700

The narrator is all-knowing, instead of only knowing what is in one character’s head.

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Owl Creek 800

What event happens last in the real-time sequence of events in “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”?

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Owl Creek 800

Farquhar’s neck snaps and he dies.

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Spirituals 100

How does the chariot in “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” represent an escape from slavery?

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Spirituals 100

It is part of the Underground Railroad.

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Spirituals 200

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” is a spiritual with a coded meaning related to slaves escaping the South. Given this fact, what is surprising about the mood of the refrain?

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Spirituals 200

It is lyrical and relaxed

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Spirituals 300

In a spiritual such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” what does the refrain establish for the reader?

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Spirituals 300

The rhythm and mood of the song

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Spirituals 400

In “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” what emotion is communicated as you listen to the refrain?

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Spirituals 400

Longing

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Spirituals 500

In “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” to whom does the singer refer in the following:

“If you get there before I do . . . Tell all my friends I’m coming too”?

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Spirituals 500

slaves who have already escaped

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Spirituals 600

As you listen to the three stressed syllables at the beginning of the refrain of “Go down, Moses,” what do you hear?

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Spirituals 600

A Command

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Which element of “Go down, Moses” is characteristic of many spirituals?

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Spirituals 700

References to biblical places

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Spirituals 800

Why were spirituals such as “Go down, Moses” a threat to slaveowners?

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Spirituals 800

They carried coded messages.

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Spirituals 900

In “Go down, Moses,” what effect does repeating “Let my people go” have on the listener?

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Spirituals 900

It shows determination.

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Spirituals 1000

In “Go down, Moses,” what do Pharaoh and the people of Israel stand for?

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Spirituals 1000

Slaves and slaveowners

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 100

What does Douglass like most about Baltimore life in My Bondage and My Freedom?

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 100

Learning to read and write

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 200

Based on My Bondage and My Freedom, which statements express Douglass’s beliefs?

I. People should be trained to be both slaves and slaveowners.

II. Slavery can be endured as long as the slaveowneris kind.

III. Slavery destroys both the slave and the slaveowners.

IV. Slavery makes enemies out of people who should be friends.

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 200

III. Slavery destroys both the slave and the slaveowners.

IV. Slavery makes enemies out of people who should be friends.

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 300

What made My Bondage and My Freedom an important work in 1855, a few years before the Civil War?

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It was one of few books written from a former slave’s viewpoint.

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 400

What common attitudes did My Bondage and My Freedom challenge?

I. Slaves were incapable of reading and writing.

II. Slaves were not the equal of their whites.

III. Slaves wished to escape their enslavement.

IV. Slaves were comfortable with their position in life.

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I. Slaves were incapable of reading and writing.

II. Slaves were not the equal of their whites.

IV. Slaves were comfortable with their position in life.

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 500

Given what Douglass endures as a slave, what element of My Bondage and My Freedom surprises you?

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 500

He feels real affection for Mrs. Auld

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 600

If your purpose in reading My Bondage and My Freedom was to find out how a former slave wrote world-famous books, which question might you ask before reading?

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How did Douglass learn to write?

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 700

What is Douglass’s final judgment of Mrs. Auld in My Bondage and My Freedom?

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She was not well-suited to slavery.

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In My Bondage and My Freedom, what does Douglass suggest will probably happen to the white boys in the future, when they are older and dealing with “the cares of life”?

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 800

They will likely accept slavery when they become adults.

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 900

If your purpose for reading is to understand slavery’s effect on people, what conclusion can you draw about Mrs. Auld’s opposition to Douglass’s learning to read in My Bondage and My Freedom?

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Frederick Douglas’s My Bondage, My Freedom 900

Mrs. Auld’s conscience was destroyed by slavery

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The Gettysburg Address 100

In “The Gettysburg Address” Lincoln explains that the stated purpose for meeting on this battlefield is to

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The Gettysburg Address 100

dedicate a portion of the field as a final resting place for fallen soldiers

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The Gettysburg Address 200

Lincoln’s main purpose in “The Gettysburg Address” is to

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The Gettysburg Address 200

explain the importance of the war and inspire people to support the Union

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The Gettysburg Address 300

In “The Gettysburg Address,” what kind of diction does Lincoln use in the phrase “Four score and seven years ago”?

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The Gettysburg Address 300

Formal

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The Gettysburg Address 400

What event does Lincoln refer to when he says that “our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty” in “The Gettysburg Address”?

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The Gettysburg Address 400

the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776

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The Gettysburg Address 500

What is another way to state the following from “The Gettysburg Address”?

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it [made it holy], far above our poor power to add or detract”

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The Gettysburg Address 500

Actions speak louder than words.

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The Gettysburg Address 600

What is the “great task remaining before us” that Lincoln says Americans should dedicate themselves to?

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The Gettysburg Address 600

Preserving the United States

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The Gettysburg Address 700

What great event took place at Gettysburg?

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The Gettysburg Address 700

A major Civil War battle was won by the Union.

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The Gettysburg Address 800

Considering the diction of “The Gettysburg Address,” describe Lincoln’s view of himself and his audience.

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The Gettysburg Address 800

Humble & dedicated

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The Gettysburg Address 900

Lincoln’s references to birth at the beginning and the end of “The Gettysburg Address” suggest that he…?

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The Gettysburg Address 900

is aware of the nation’s short history

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final jeopardy question
Final Jeopardy Question
  • In “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” in which order do the following events occur?
    • Farquhar imagines reuniting with his wife.
    • Farquhar is approached by a Federal scout.
    • Farquhar’s board is released and he falls.
    • Farquhar dies of hanging.
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Final Jeopardy Answer
  • Farquhar is approached by a Federal scout.
  • Farquhar’s board is released and he falls.
  • Farquhar imagines reuniting with his wife.
  • Farquhar dies of hanging.