Topic Test 3

He made that poor piano moan with melody. O Blues!Swaying to and fro on his rickety stoolHe played that sad raggy tune like a musical fool. Sweet Blues!Coming from a black man’s soul. O Blues! The phrases “O Blues!” and “Sweet Blues!” are examples of of repetition
Mrs. Turner finally rose to go after being very firm about several other viewpoints of either herself, her son or her brother. She begged Janie to drop in on her anytime, but never once mentioning Tea Cake. Finally she was gone and Janie hurried to her kitchen to put on supper and found Tea Cake sitting in there with his head between his hands.Which best describes the language in this excerpt? standard English
“Thanky Ma’am. Ah hates dat woman lak poison. Keep her from round dis house. Her look lak uh white woman! Wid dat meriny skin and hair jus’ as close tuh her head as ninety-nine is tuh uh hundred! Since she hate black folks so, she don’t need our money in her ol’ eatin’ place. We kin go tuh dat white man’s place and git good treatment. Her and dat whittled-down husband uh hers! And dat son! He’s jus’ uh dirty trick her womb played on her. Ah’m telling her husband tuh keep her home.”What do Tea Cake’s words reveal about his intentions? He plans to avoid Mrs. Turner and her business.
Which is a feature of dialect? informal language used in a specific location
According to “Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement,” which was one effect of the first wave of the Great Migration? the development of African American urban culture in northern cities
Which best describes Hughes’s purpose in “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”? to convince African American artists to celebrate both their inner selves and their heritage in their work
Astronomers are able to map the trajectory of the moon as it travels in a curved trail around the earth.Which word is closest in meaning to the underlined word? the path of an object
Algebra is a precursor for calculus because it will help students to be successful in the latter course.Which word is closest in meaning to the underlined word? preceding requirement
“Mah wife takes time fuh whatever she wants tuh do. Real strong headed dat way. Yes indeed.” He laughed a high lungless laugh. “De chillun don’t keep her in no mo’ so she visits when she chooses.”Mr. Turner’s words reveal his lack of control over his wife.
The speaker in “Harlem” contemplates the fate of aspirations that are unrealized.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses dialect when Tea Cake speaks in order to emphasize his cultural background.
Mrs. Turner, like all other believers had built an altar to the unattainable—Caucasian characteristics for all. Her god would smite her, would hurl her from pinnacles and lose her in deserts, but she would not forsake his altars. Behind her crude words was a belief that somehow she and others through worship could attain her paradise—a heaven of straighthaired, thin-lipped, high-nose boned white seraphs. How does Zora Neale Hurston use Mrs. Turner to present a cultural criticism? She mocks Mrs. Turner’s belief that everyone should look alike.
Free verse: poetry that uses irregular meter and/or rhyme schemeIambic pentameter: a poetic rhyme scheme in which each rhyming line has ten syllablesBlank verse: poetry that uses unrhymed iambic pentameterAcrostic: A poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word when read vertically.Based on the descriptions, what rhyme scheme does the poem “Harlem” use? free verse
The movie is an invented story about the jazz scene, but it is interspersed with archival footage and photographs of famous poets and singers of the time. In this context, what is the meaning of “interspersed”? combined
If we must die—let it not be like hogsHunted and penned in an inglorious spot,While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,Making their mock at our accursed lot.If we must die—oh, let us nobly die So that our precious blood may not be shedIn vain; then even the monsters we defyShall be constrained to honor us though dead!Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe;Though far outnumbered, let us still be brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!What though before us lies the open grave?Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,Pressed to the wall, dying, but—fighting back!What sentence best conveys the speaker’s message? There is honor in dying courageously.
Which issue is Jackie Robinson addressing in his letter to President Eisenhower? President Eisenhower’s sluggish response to the civil rights movement
Which statement most accurately describes Zora Neale Hurston’s writing in “John Redding Goes to the Sea”? Hurston’s word choice and use of regional expressions create a vivid image of African American life in the South.
Matty Redding, John’s mother, was setting the table for supper. She was a small wiry woman with large eyes that might have been beautiful when she was young, but too much weeping had left them watery and weak.Which best describes the intent of Hurston’s use of voice as it relates to cultural experience? Hurston highlights the hardships that women in the community are experiencing through her description of Matty Redding.
Which excerpt from Hurston’s “John Redding Goes to Sea” is an example of nonstandard English? “Aw, woman, stop dat talk ’bout conjure. Tain’t so nohow. Ah doan want Jawn tuh git dat foolishness in him.”
“Cose you allus tries tuh know mo’ than me, but Ah ain’t so ign’rant. Ah knows a heap mahself. Many and many’s the people been drove outa their senses by conjuration, or rid tuh deat’ by witches.”Why does Zora Neale Hurston use nonstandard English in this excerpt? to portray the dialect of African Americans during the period
In Langston Hughes’s poem “I Dream a World,” the repetition of the word “dream” emphasizes the belief that dreams often remain unrealized due to oppression.
Langston Hughes yearns for equality in the poem “I Dream A World,” while in the poem “Democracy” he actively advocates the idea of fighting for equal treatment.
Which phenomenon is Langston Hughes exploring in his poems “I Dream a World” and “Democracy”? the effects of the cultural, moral, and legal boundaries set upon African Americans
A world I dream where black or white,Whatever race you be,Will share the bounties of the earthAnd every man is free,Where wretchedness will hang its headAnd joy, like a pearl,Attends the needs of all mankind—Of such I dream, my world!Based on the dreams that the speaker describes, it is reasonable to infer that the speaker will do whatever is necessary to gain equality for all.
The speaker in Hughes’s poem “Democracy” encourages people to bravely stand up for what is right.

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