Exile Poem Description – English Literature
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To meditate is to
Natalia’s extreme character trait is that she is
Which of the following best describes Lomov at the beginning of the play?
A glutton is a person who
eats too much
Which character trait best describes Natalia?
According to the seventh man, what was K. like?
Someone who is oblivious is
paying no attention
What does tremulous mean?
Which event happens last?
The house burns in a fire
The story begins when the seventh man speaks. The majority of the story he relates is
an example of a flashback
What is a delirium?
state of confusion
The narrator feels guilty because he
ran away from the approaching wave instead of going back to save K.
What is a sentiment?
What does manipulate mean?
What does the house do in the evening?
It reads a favorite poem aloud.
What causes the final destruction of the house?
A fire starts after a tree crashes through a window.
What does sublime mean?
After reading the opening of the story, which of the following strategies would help you monitor your understanding of the story?
Ask yourself why the narrator chooses to tell this tale.
A premonition is a
feeling about the future
The narrator gets over his feelings about K.’s death when he
returns to his hometown
Which word best describes the “man in the water”?
Rosenblatt suggests that the “man in the water” became a symbol of our
compassion for other people
The author’s use of the second-person point of view helps readers
put themselves in her place
What is the main idea of this essay?
the triumph of human character over the elements of nature
The author respects the “man in the water” because he
represents the best human qualities
Which of the following sentences from the essay shows the second-person point of view?
“You want to say to them that you are Haiti, too.”
How does Roger Rosenblatt characterize the crash of Flight 90?
a tragedy, but not the only crash of its kind
What does chaotic mean?
Where was the “man in the water” when the plane crashed?
seated on the plane
Which of the following is a characteristic of a reflective essay?
connections that link personal observations and universal ideas
The author says that as a concession to the presence of Haitian students, all of the students were “forced to sing Negro spirituals” in music class. This concession is ironic because
these songs have nothing to do with the author’s heritage
What is “Boston Haiti”?
a neighborhood of Haitians living in Boston
The author decides she can help people better understand the challenges she faced growing up by
becoming a writer and putting her life into stories
Why was “the man in the water” a hero?
He saved others who were in danger.
The “man in the water” ended up in the Potomac River because he
fell in when the plane crashed
You can infer that Morissot and Sauvage go fishing because they
do not realize how dangerous it is
The author uses the phrase “the autumn towards the close of day” (line 34) as a symbol of
What does fishing symbolize in this story?
An eccentric person is
Which of the following does the “blood-red” sky symbolize?
What does unperturbed mean?
calm and serene
Which inference can you make about Morissot and Sauvage from the fact that they go fishing during the war?
They do not understand the danger.
You can infer from the story that the Prussian officer is
Rejuvenated means made
made young again
What do the fish in the quote symbolize? “A ray of sunlight fell on the heap of glittering fish, which were still quivering with life.”
the fishermen’s struggle to survive
What does the Prussian do with the fish that Morissot and Sauvage caught?
orders them to be cooked
The end of the story suggests that
the Prussian officer has no mercy
Someone who sits dejectedly is
What is an atrocity?
Which detail from the story supports the inference that Sauvage is a cheerful character?
“And it was here, every Sunday, that he met a tubby, jolly little man by the name of Sauvage.”
What can you infer about the speaker in “Exile” from the description in lines 49-56?
She is concerned because she does not look like her idea of a typical American girl.
The speaker in “Exile” is
a young girl
How are the settings similar in both poems?
Both are set partly in America.
In “Exile,” why does Papi tell his daughter that they are going to the beach?
He does not want her to worry or get upset.
In “Crossing the Border.” how does the story end?
The family enters Canada.
The speaker in “Crossing the Border” is
You can tell that “Exile” is a narrative poem because
it tells a story
In “Crossing the Border,” the guard asks: “Any liquor or firearms?” What can you infer about the guard from this question?
He has a prejudiced image of Native Americans.
When Anaya’s grandfather says, “Know where you stand,” which of the following is his underlying message?
Be aware of what is going on around you.
His grandfather encouraged the author to learn
Why does Anaya title his essay “A Celebration of Grandfathers” instead of “A Celebration of My Grandfather”?
He values respect for older people in general.
According to the essay, which lesson did Anaya learn from his grandfather?
Respect others and share what you have.
Which does this description about the life of Anaya’s grandfather reveal about Anaya’s perspective? “He helped the neighbors; they helped him. He married, raised children. Small legends, the kind that make up every man’s life.”
For him, his grandfather represents all of humanity.
Which of the following best describes where the author’s grandfather lived?
a small, rural community
The author feels that “the pain of transformation into old age” is
The author believes that the greatest threat to old values is that young people will
lose ties with the elderly
Which of the following does the author appear to value most?
Which of the following does this description reveal about the author’s grandfather? “One click of his tongue and the horses obeyed, stopped or turned as he wished. He never raised his whip.”
He is an expert horse trainer
The phrase “final transformation” refers to
At the end of the essay, the author returns to his grandfather’s community to
celebrate the founding of a church
From the perspective of a professional writer years later, Anaya explains that he better understands his grandfather’s value of
With which statement would the author most likely agree?
Young people should spend time with seniors.
The author remembers his grandfather most for his
The phrase “I watched his lovely face and not the blade” in line 3 of “The Gift” suggests that the boy
has complete trust in his father
In “Those Winter Sundays,” the change from cold to warmth best symbolizes a change in the speaker’s
Appreciation of his fathers actions
In “Those Winter Sundays,” you can infer from the phrase “Sundays too my father got up early” in line 1 that
it is not unusual for the father to get up early every day
You can infer from the last three lines of “The Gift” that the speaker was
grateful to his father for being so loving and caring
In “Those Winter Sunday,” you can tell from the phrase “cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather” in lines 3-4 that the father
probably earns his living by working outside
Which phrase from “Those Winter Sundays” shows the father taking care of his family?
“him, who had driven out the cold”
You can infer from the poem “Those Winter Sundays” that as an adult, the speake
comes to understand his father’s caring
Unlike the speaker in “The Gift,” the speaker in “Those Winter Sundays,”
doesn’t acknowledge his father’s caring until he is an adult
What does the father do with the splinter he removes from his son’s palm in “The Gift”?
gives it to his son to hold
What does the speaker in “Those Winter Sundays” mean by the phrase “love’s austere and lonely offices” in line 14?
Ordinary acts of caring often go unnoticed.
You can infer that the speaker in “Those Winter Sundays”
doesn’t like to get out of bed
What does the speaker in “The Gift” mean when he describes his father’s voice as a “well of dark water”?
His voice sounds deep and soulful.
Which word would the speaker in “The Gift” use to describe his father?
In “Those Winter Sundays” the phrase “Speaking indifferently to him,” in line 10 suggests that the speaker
does not appreciate his father’s actions
From which of the following lines in “The Gift” can you infer that the speaker was not always happy with his father?
“the flames of discipline / he raised above my head.”
The purpose of Lomov’s visit is to
ask Natalia to marry him
What does contrary mean?
Which of the following best identifies this play as a farce?
the characters have only one trait
What does the stage direction in this line describe? “Tschubukov (mimicking him). I remember something, too! What do you remember?”
how to speak
After Lomov asks to marry Natalia, the extreme character trait Tschubukov displays is that he is
After Lomov returns, he tells Natalia , “The property isn’t worth much to me, but the principle is worth a great deal.” Lomov is referring to the principle of
Left alone on the stage, Lomov makes a lengthy speech about the state of his health. This dramatic device is
a monologue that reveals Lomov’s private thoughts
A usurper takes something
An aside is a short speech that
reveals a character’s private thoughts
Which of the following does the aside in this speech from the play reveal about Lomov? “Lomov (excited). You see, my dear Natalia Stepanovna—it’s simply this: I have decided to ask you to listen to me—of course it will be a surprise, and indeed you’ll be angry but!— (aside) How fearfully cold it is!”
He is nervous about proposing.
A look of consternation is one of
confusion and fear
To live in apprehension means to live
Which action helps you to predict a major event in the story?
The man gets his feet wet.
You can conclude that Harrison most likely decides to escape from jail because he
is angry about the handicaps imposed by the government
What does imperative mean?
Based on the number of handicaps Harrison wears, you can conclude he is
above average in many ways
The biggest conflict Harrison faces in the story is between
expressing his individuality versus accepting the rules of equality that the government has imposed
An example of a conflagration is
Which quote best foreshadows what happens at the end of story?
“The old-timer had been very serious in laying down the law that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below.”
The very end of this story suggests that the dog
knows what it needs to do to survive
An imperative appeal is
The man tries to tell the temperature by
spitting in the air
Why does Hazel suggest to George that he lighten the bag of birdshot that is padlocked around his neck?
She is concerned that he is looking worn out and tired.
To reiterate an idea is to
If Mission Control could not bring their spaceship back to Earth, the astronauts would
die when their oxygen supply ran out
What is a mandate?
What does respite mean?
Which of the following sentences provides an example of suspense?
“By now, more bad news from Odyssey. “
The only way to get the Apollo 13 astronauts back to Earth alive was to
direct the astronauts to pilot the spaceship’s lunar excursion module back to Earth
Who made the final decisions throughout the Apollo 13 crisis?
Eugene Kranz, flight director
What was the biggest problem the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were facing?
a rapidly decreasing supply of oxygen
An innovative person
creates new ideas
One way the author creates suspense in his retelling of events is by
raising questions about the outcome of the story
The biggest problem after the explosion was
reduced air supply
If you replenish your water supply, you
fill it again
What was the original mission of Apollo 13?
to land on the moon and return to Earth
Which of the following lines adds an element of suspense to the author’s account?
“Soon all radio contact with the crew was lost as intense heat enveloped the plunging craft.”
Which of the following caused the damage to Odyssey?
an exploding oxygen tank
The very end of the story suggests that Sekhar
might plan another truth-telling day
What goal does Sekhar set for the day?
to tell the truth
Which message does this story convey?
The truth can be harsh.
Which of the following is most likely to happen at breakfast the morning after the events of the story?
Sekhar’s wife grudgingly serves breakfast to him.
Sekhar has the most difficult time telling the truth to
Which of the following happened to Sekhar as a direct result of telling the absolute truth?
He had to grade the test papers overnight.
What is Sekhar’s main concern after he speaks the truth to his headmaster?
He may lose his job security.
When the headmaster asks Sekhar to listen to him sing, you can predict a problem for Sekhar because
Sekhar is a well-known music critic
After Sekhar tells the headmaster that he sings poorly, he worries about
Losing his job
Which statement about Sekhar is best supported by the story?
He puts off doing unpleasant tasks.
What can you infer about Sekhar from this description? “Sekhar said to himself: It must be about these horrible test papers. A hundred papers in the boys’ scrawls; he had shirked this work for weeks.”
He tends to procrastinate.
You can predict that the headmaster is a terrible singer because
Sekhar is a respected music critic who has vowed to tell the truth
Which of Sekhar’s traits most influences the plot?
Which of the following best describes how the headmaster feels after Sekhar’s critique of the performance?
crushed to realize that he has no musical talent
Why does Sekhar decide not to tell anyone about his plan to tell the absolute truth for one day?
He is setting a challenge for himself to see if he can be truthful all day.
Which figurative language does the speaker use in “Exile” to convey the family’s fear?
“some loss much larger than I understood/ more danger than the deep end of the pool.”
The speakers in both poems are alike because they
feel like outsiders
About how much time passes in “Exile”?
Which story does the speaker describe in the poem “Crossing the Border”?
how a Native-American family travels from the U.S. to Canada for a powwow
In what way are the two poems dissimilar?
“Exile” uses more figurative language than “Crossing the Border.”
In “Crossing the Border,” what does the speaker mean by the line “We looked the part”?
They look like the old-fashioned stereotype of Native Americans.
These poems were likely paired together because they
share a similar topic