Exile Poem Description – English Literature

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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?

a feeling

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?

extremely confused

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?

cruel act

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

the mother

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?

simple truths

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?

not cooperative

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

in fear

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?

urgently necessary

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

a wildfire

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.”

Conjectural assessment

involves guesswork

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

restate it

Collaborative means

with others

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?

an order

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

the headmaster

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”?

several weeks

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