ENGH 044 University of Nebraska High School Unit 6 English Composition Questions This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, mean

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Twelfth Grade English 2
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Multiple-Choice
Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1. In Douglas’s poem, what is the English translation of the title “Vergissmeinicht”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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2. In “Vergissmeinicht,” what is the poet’s purpose in describing an enemy soldier?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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“Never surrender.”
“Forget me not.”
“Eternal love.”
“Wish you were here.”
to add a mysterious note to the poem
to inspire patriotism in English readers
to portray the universal heartbreak of war
to make English readers feel guilty for taking the life of a young German boy
3. In “Vergissmeinicht,” what theme is expressed by the lines, “For here the lover and
killer are mingled / who had one body and one heart”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Everyone is torn between the forces of good and evil.
War can claim a soldier’s body, but love claims his heart.
There is a kinship with the dead German soldier and his English killer.
Love and war are both human passions.
4. In “Vergissmeinicht,” why is the German soldier “mocked at by his own equipment” in
line 15?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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The soldier’s weapons have outlasted him because they are not mortal.
The soldier’s tank blew up, killing him because he was trapped inside.
The weapons themselves are not evil; it is the people who use them who are evil.
Because the soldier’s weapons are meant to kill, they mock human lives—including
his.
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5. What does Rupert Brooke mean when he says in “The Soldier” that “some corner of a
foreign field” will be “forever England” if he dies there?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He is not afraid to die fighting in another country for England.
If he dies, the earth where he is buried will contain a bit of England.
No matter how bad the war is, the English people will never give up.
Sooner or later, the English will win the war and conquer their enemies.
6. What essential message can you infer about the speaker’s attitude toward war in “The
Soldier”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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7. Who are the doomed youth in “Anthem for Doomed Youth”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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anyone with an optimistic attitude
young people whose lives lack meaning
people who do not serve in the military
the soldiers who die in the war
8. What was Owen’s goal in “Anthem for Doomed Youth”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He will fight any war for England.
He wants to earn glory in war.
He fears war above everything.
No war can be called a good war.
To highlight the glory of war.
To stress the need for more soldiers.
To emphasize the horrors of war.
To call for more supplies for the soldiers.
9. How did the wartime deaths of poets such as Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen affect
people’s views towards World War I?
a.
b.
c.
d.
These deaths spurred the British desire to fight for their country.
These deaths served as a reminder of the hardships of war.
The British people grew sure that it was time to surrender.
They mourned but quickly moved on with their lives.
_____ 10. How did the soldier in “The Rear Guard” first respond to the man he found in the
trenches?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He was horrified as he realized the man was dead.
He was angry that the man was sleeping.
He greeted the man as a friend.
He was scared by the man as he appeared out of nowhere.
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_____ 11. What World War I technology is prominently featured in “The Rear-Guard”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
planes
machine guns
trench warfare
tanks
_____ 12. What event inspired Sitwell’s “Still Falls the Rain”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Christmas Truce
The Troubles
Easter Sunday 1916
London Blitz
_____ 13. Determine the meaning of the final stanza from “Still Falls the Rain”: “There sounds the
voice of One who like the heart of man / Was once a child who among the beasts has
lain– / “Still do I love, still shed my innocent light, my Blood, for thee.””
a.
b.
c.
d.
Despite the despair, there is still hope as God is with them.
The rain will not stop until the British surrender.
God has abandoned them when they need him most.
The British will win the war and put an end to the rain.
_____ 14. What cultural conflict disturbs Orwell from the beginning of “Shooting an Elephant”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He thinks England is right to occupy Burma, but the Burmese people disagree.
He felt that colonialism was an evil situation.
He worries that he always underestimates the Burmese people.
He knows that English occupation brings progress but also brings bitter feelings.
_____ 15. In “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell describes the Burmese person who tripped him
during a football game, as well as the Buddhist priests who jeered at Europeans. Why
does Orwell tell these stories?
a.
b.
c.
d.
to justify his action in killing the elephant
to explain why he wanted to leave Burma
to explain why he feared the Burmese
to show the anti-European sentiment of the Burmese
_____ 16. As a British police officer in “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell is placed in an irony of
situation. Why?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He is a writer.
He is not a police officer.
He likes the Burmese.
He dislikes imperialism.
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_____ 17. Why does Orwell finally kill the elephant in “Shooting an Elephant”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
so the Burmese will not laugh at him
because the elephant charges him
because the elephant has killed a man
to prevent further destruction
_____ 18. What is Orwell’s attitude toward the Burmese in “Shooting an Elephant”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
complete respect
supportive of imperialism
at times bitter
always loving and caring
_____ 19. In “Shooting an Elephant,” how do the people react to Orwell getting the gun?
a.
b.
c.
d.
They were scared.
They were excited.
They were sad.
They were angry.
_____ 20. What difference does Thiong’o emphasize between his childhood and his formal
education?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the technology
the music
the language
the food
_____ 21. According to Thiong’o, what is the importance of language?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Language carries culture and society’s values.
Language allows for quicker communication.
Language merely allows humankind to fulfill their needs.
Language serves as a means for imperialism to spread.
_____ 22. What did Thiong’o declare he would do to reverse colonialism?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He would no longer write in English.
He would lead protests against the British government.
He would run for political office.
He would contribute to charities that worked to end colonization.
_____ 23. How did colonial education negatively affect Kenya in Decolonising the Mind?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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It was impossible to pass examinations without knowing English.
The British government sent the most capable Kenyans to England.
Most of the population was not educated.
Students were removed from their homes and placed in boarding schools.
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_____ 24. Following the end of World War II, what was the first British colony to gain
independence?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Canada
India
Kenya
United States
_____ 25. Determine the meaning of the following lines from “A Far Cry from Africa”: “A wind is
ruffling the tawny pelt / Of Africa.”
a.
b.
c.
d.
A hurricane is going to strike Africa.
African education is being reformed.
British imperialism is spreading.
Change is coming to Africa.
_____ 26. How did the British government respond to its colonies’ attempts to gain
independence?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The government move more troops into the colonies.
The colonies were given full independence.
It gave them the status of Commonwealth nations.
They did not respond to the attempts.
_____ 27. What is an important similarity between the works of Walcott, Heaney, and Boland?
a.
b.
c.
d.
They all wrote about women in colonial societies.
They wrote highly political works that dealt with everyday topics.
They all looked at Irish political issues.
They chose not to write about issues in post-colonial societies.
_____ 28. What challenge does Walcott face in “A Far Cry from Africa”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
whether to return to Africa or stay in England
how to respect both his African and English roots
what he can do to support decolonization
the increase in British imperial efforts
_____ 29. What poet served as the inspiration for Walcott’s Omeros?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Wordsworth
Homer
Heaney
Chaucer
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_____ 30. Why is it important that Ma Kilman used a cauldron from the sugar mill to heal
Philctete?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is merely a coincidence that the cauldron came from the mill.
The mill’s labor force were slaves.
The mill stands on the remains of Philoctete’s home.
Philoctete once owned the mill.
_____ 31. Many of Seamus Heaney’s poems dealt with an event known as
a.
b.
c.
d.
the Troubles.
Easter Sunday revolt.
the London Blitz.
World War I.
_____ 32. What is the narrator’s mood at the beginning of the excerpt from Station Island?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He is anxious.
He is relieved.
He is angry.
He is excited.
_____ 33. The narrator in the excerpt from Station Island meets the ghost of
a.
b.
c.
d.
James Joyce.
W.B. Yeats.
D.H. Lawrence.
Wilfred Owen.
_____ 34. The Troubles of Ireland was a period of conflict between _________ and _________.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Catholics; Anabaptists
Catholics; Buddhists
Methodists; Protestants
Protestants; Catholics
_____ 35. Heaney’s “Digging” is reminiscent of the __________ period of poetry.
a.
b.
c.
d.
Romantic
Neoclassical
Victorian
Modernist
_____ 36. Which of the following can be considered a theme of “Digging”?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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The Easter Sunday revolt ended the countryside of Heaney’s youth.
Heaney’s regrets not following his father’s footsteps.
It is important to remember one’s roots while still forging one’s own path.
The importance of continuing the Irish tradition of turf cutting.
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_____ 37. What do the dolls in “The Dolls Museum in Dublin” represent?
a.
b.
c.
d.
dolls
Irish women
English children
soldiers
_____ 38. What did Eavan Boland add to the literature of the Commonwealth?
a.
b.
c.
d.
She focused on the Irish potato farmers.
She highlighted the issues of colonization.
She gave Irish women a voice in history.
She supported British efforts to maintain the empire.
_____ 39. Determine the meaning of the following lines from “The Dolls Museum in Dublin”: ”They
cannot address / the helpless ness which has lingered in the airless peace of each
glass case.”
a.
b.
c.
d.
The women who witnessed the event have been silenced by history.
Women who witnessed the event were imprisoned.
Women who witnessed the event chose to forget it.
The woman who witnessed the event led the attempts to remember it.
_____ 40. In “The Dolls Museum in Dublin,” what event is the focus of the poem?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The Troubles
Easter Sunday 1916
Irish Potato Famine
Queen’s coronation
Part B: True and False
Determine whether each statement is true or false.
_____ 41. Sassoon’s “The Rear-Guard” demonstrates his belief that the trenches were much
safer than the battlefield.
a. true
b. false
_____ 42. Owen wrote “Anthem for Doomed Youth” as a sonnet.
a. true
b. false
_____ 43. Rupert Brooke’s “The Soldier” represents a nationalist view of the war.
a. true
b. false
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_____ 44. The London Blitz was the British attempt to liberate France.
a. true
b. false
_____ 45. Like the works of Brooke and Owen, Douglas’ “Vergissmeinnicht” presents an abstract
view of war.
a. true
b. false
_____ 46. At the end of “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell justifies shooting the elephant by pointing
out that it had killed a man.
a. true
b. false
_____ 47. Decolonising the Mind is Thiong’o’s explanation for his decision to write in native
languages such as Gĩkûyû and Swahili.
a. true
b. false
_____ 48. The political message of Omeros is that Commonwealth nations need to embrace
British rule.
a. true
b. false
_____ 49. In “Digging,” Heaney’s pen is his spade.
a. true
b. false
_____ 50. The dolls in “The Dolls Museum in Dublin” represent the women whose role in the
Easter Sunday revolt has been overlooked by history.
a. true
b. false
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