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"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe ............................ 1

"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

.......................... 4

"Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer ............................ 7

"The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier ........................................ 10

"The Red-headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle .................... 13

"The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare

"Beware: Do Not Read This Poem" by Ishmael Reed

"Echo" by Henriqueta Lisboa .............................................. 16

"Caucasian Mummies Mystify Chinese" by Keay Davidson .............. 19

UNIT 1 TEST: SPINE TINGLERS .......................................... 22



from A Lincoln Preface by Carl Sandburg ., .... , .............. , .......... 26

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King. Jr.

from Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins

"There Is a Longing ..." by Chief Dan George

"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman .............................. 29

"The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" by Ray Bradbury .... , ............... 32

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

"New Directions" by Maya Angelou

"To Be of Use" by Marge Piercy ............................................ 35

"Old Man of the Temple" by R. K. Narayan .............................. 38

"Perseus" by Edith Hamilton .............................................. 41

"Slam. Dunk. & Hook" by Yusef Komunyakaa

"The Spearthrower" by Lillian Morrison

"Shoulders" by Naomi Shihab Nye ........................................ 44

UNIT 2 TEST: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES .............................. 47



"Children in the Woods" by Barry Lopez .................................. 51

"Rules of the Game" by Amy Tan ., ..... ,................... , ....... , .... 54

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"Checkouts" by Cynthia Rylant

"Fifteen" by William Stafford .............................................. 57

"Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

"Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou

"We never know how high we are" by Emily Dickinson

from In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault ............................ 60

"The Interlopers" by Saki {H. H. Munro) .................................. 63

"The Rug Merchant" by James A. Michener .............................. 66

"Combing" by Gladys Cardiff

"Women" by Alice Walker

"maggie and milly and molly and may" by E. E. Cummings

"Astonishment" by Wis:(awa Szymborska ................................ 69

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UNIT 3 TEST: MOMENTS OF DISCOVERY . .............................. .72



"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber .................... 76

"The Inspector-General" by Anton Chekhov .............................. 79

"Go Deep to the Sewer" by Bill Cosby

"Fly Away" by Ralph Helfer ................................................ 82

"An Entomological Study ofApartment 4A" by Patricia Volk ............ 85

"Macavity: The Mystery Cat" by T. S. Eliot

"Problems With Hurricanes" by Victor Hermindez Cruz

"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll .......................................... 88

"Talk" by Harold Courlander and George Herzog .......................... 91

"One Ordinary Day, With Peanuts" by Shirley Jackson .................. 94


UNIT 4 TEST: THE UGHTER SIDE ...................................... 97



from The Road Ahead by Bill Gates .................................... 101

"The Machine That Won the War" by Isaac Asimov .................... 104

"Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

"All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" by Richard Brautigan

"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Sara Teasdale

"The Horses" by Edwin Muir ........................................... . 107

"If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth . .." by Arthur C. Clarke

from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson ~

"To the Residents of A.D. 2029" by Bryan Woolley ...................... 110

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"Gifts" by Shu Ting

"Glory and Hope" by Nelson Mandela .................................... 113

UNIT 5 TEST: VISIONS OF THE FUTURE .............................. 116



"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry ...................................... 120

"Sonata for Harp and Bicycle" by Joan Aiken .......................... 123

"The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst ...................................... 126

"Blues AIn't No Mockin Bird" by Toni Cade Bambara

"Uncle Marcos" by Isabel Allende ........................................ 129

"The Man to Send RaIn Clouds" by Leslie Marmon Silko

"The Invalld's Story" by Mark Twain .................................... 132

"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

"The Harvest" by Tomas Rivera .......................................... 135

UNIT 6 TEST: SHORT STORIES ........................................ 138



\....- "Single Room. Earth View" by Sally Ride ................................ 142

"The Washwoman" by Isaac Bashevis Singer

"On Summer" by Lorraine Hansberry

"A Celebration of Grandfathers" by Rudolfo A. Anaya .................. 145

from A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

"Arthur Ashe Remembered" by John McPhee

"Georgia O'Keeffe" by Joan Didion ...................................... 148

"Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud.............................. 151

"Earhart Redox" by Alex Chadwick

"In These Girls. Hope Is a Muscle" by Madeleine Blais, a book review by

Steve Gietschier

"In These Girls. Hope Is a Muscle" by Madeleine Blais, book jacket .... 154


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The Dancers by Horton Foote ............................................ 161

The Tragedy ofRomeo and Juliet, Act I. by William Shakespeare ...... 164

The Tragedy ofRomeo and Juliet, Act U, by William Shakespeare .... 167

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The Tragedy ofRomeo and Juliet. Act nI. by William Shakespeare .... 170

The Tragedy ofRomeo and Juliet. Act IV. by William Shakespeare .... 173

The Tragedy ofRomeo and Juliet, Act V. by William Shakespeare .... 176

UNIT 8 TEST: DRAMA .................................................. 179



"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth ................ 183

"The Eagle" by Alfred. Lord Tennyson

'''Hope' is the thing with feathers-" by Emily Dickinson

"Dream Deferred" and "Dreams" by Langston Hughes ................. . 186

"Blackberry Eating" by Galway Kinnell

"Memory" by Margaret Walker

"Woman's Work" by Julia Alvarez

"Meciendo" by Gabriela Mistral

"Eulogy for a Hermit Crab" by Pattiann Rogers......................... . 189

"Uphill" by Christina Rossetti

"Summer" by Walter Dean Myers

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. The King James Bible

"The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe .......................................... 192

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Seven Ages of Man" by William Shakespeare ...................... 195

"On the Grasshopper and the Cricket" by John Keats

Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare

Three Haiku by Basho and Chiyojo

"Hokku Poems" by Richard Wright ..................................... . 198

UNIT 9 TEST: POETRY .................................................. 201



from the Odyssey, Part 1. by Homer .................................... 205

from the Odyssey, Part 2. by Homer .................................... 208

"An Ancient Gesture" by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Siren Song" by Margaret Atwood

"Prologue" and "Epilogue" from The Odyssey by Derek Walcott

"Ithaca" by Constantine Cavafy ........................... ............... 211

UNIT 10 TEST: THE EPIC . .............................................. .214

ANSWERS ................................................................ 219 ~

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Name ______________________________________________ Date ____________

"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe (text page 5)


Critical Reading In the blank. write the letter of the one best answer.

1. Why is the narrator happy to meet Fortunato?

a. To invite him to share the Amontillado

b. To put into effect his plan for revenge

c. To attend the carnival together

d. To invite him to see the catacombs

2. How are Montresor and Fortunato alike?

a. They share an interest in fine wine.

b. They have an affection for each other.

c. They both have respect for Luchesi.

d. They both have a revengeful nature.

3. 'The Cask of Amontillado" is primarily about

a. a carnival celebration.

b. a cask of fine sherry.

c. a murderous revenge plot.

d. the Montresor family history.

4. When the narrator says to Fortunato, "I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado

price without consulting you in the matter," he is appealing to Fortunato's __.

a. vanity c. humility

b. expertise d. pragmatism

5. The word that best describes the mood of "The Cask of Amontillado" is __.

a. hysterical


c. suspenseful

d. depressing

6. Which key words in the following phrase provide a clue to the meaning of the italicized


I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face ...

a. to smile

b. as was

c. I continued

d. in his face

7. Montresor vows revenge because Fortunato

a. threatened him.

b. hUmiliated him.

c. accosted him.

d. insulted him.

8. Which aspect of the carnival season is most important to the events of the story?

a. Hundreds of people attend the event.

b. It is a time ofwild madness and excess.

c. People wear fantastic costumes in the streets.

d. The damp weather at that time ofyear causes colds and coughs.

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9. Why does Montresor warn Fortunato about the air in the vaults?

a. Montresor wants to make sure that Fortunato does not suspect his motives.

b. Montresor wants to discourage Fortunato from entering the vaults.

c. Montresor wants to avoid responsibility for Fortunato's death.

d. Montresor wants to warn Fortunato that death is near.

10. The skeletons in the walls of the catacombs are the remains of

a. carnival merrymakers.

b. Montresor family enemies.

c. Montresor's ancestors.

d. Montresor's disobedient servants.

11. Which quotation best illustrates Montresor's true character?

a. ~A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps."

b. ~My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking


c. "I must not only punish but punish with impunity."

d. "And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own."

12. In which of the following passages do descriptive details create an eerie, suspenseful


a. The wine sparkled in his eyes ...

b. The cold is merely nothing.

c. It was about dusk ...

d. There was then a long and obstinate silence.

13. Which of the following phrases from the story contains an example of a signal word?

a. I surpassed them in volume and strength .. .

b. A succession of loud and shrill screams .. .

c. It was now midnight ...

d. It must be understood . . .

14. Which of the following excerpts contributes most to the mood of the story?

a. It was about dusk. one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season,

that I encountered my friend.

b. We passed through a range oflow arches. descended, passed on, and descended

again, arrived at a deep crypt ...

c. "It is this." I answered, producing from beneath the folds of my roquelaure a


d. I broke and reached him a flagon of De Grave.

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank. write the letter ofthe one best answer.

15. The word precluded means __.

a. included

b. made possible

c. prevented

d. punished

16. The subjective case is used when a pronoun

a. is the subject or predIcate noun.

b. is the object of a preposition.

c. relates a noun to another word in the sentence.

d. receives the action of a verb.

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17. Montresor chained __ to the rock while __ was too astounded to resist.

a. he; me

b. him: he

c. him; we

d. he: I

18. __ heard his screams, which caused __ to tremble.

a. He; I

b. We; they

c. I; he

d.I: me

19. Montresor seeks __ from Fortunato for his misdeeds.

a. succession

b. retribution

c. termination

d. affliction

20. Which phrase is most nearly the same in meaning as impunity?

a. Freedom from punishment

b. Anger resulting from injustice

c. Lack offear

d. Feelings ofworthlessness

Essay Questions

21. The descriptive details used in "The Cask ofAmontillado" create a specific mood. Write an

essay explaining what that mood is, which key details create it, and in which scenes that

mood is most strongly expressed.

22. Consider the many details given about Montresor: his family name, his dress, coat of

arms, and family motto. In an essay, explain what significance these details have to the

events of the story.

23. Montresor places a great deal of importance on connoisseurship. the ability to judge and

enjoy food, drink. works of art, and similar items. Write an essay demonstrating that he

also approaches revenge like a connoisseur. Support your argument by giving at least

three examples of how he artfully plays with Fortunato. his victim, or especially enjoys his


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Name _______________________________________________

Date __________

"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell (text page 16)


Critical Reading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. "The Most Dangerous Game" is best described as

a. a classic confrontation between good and evil.

b. a bitter attack on the morality of hunting.

c. a deadly contest between two hunters.

d. an amusing tale told by superstitious sailors.

2. Which of the following events comes first in ''TIle Most Dangerous Game"?

a. Rainsford spears Ivan.

b. Rainsford falls overboard.

c. Rainsford sleeps in Zaroffs bed.

d. Rainsford leaps into the sea.

3. Which context clues in the following sentence help you figure out the meaning of the

italicized word?

... He saw that all the lights were in one enormous building-a lofty structure with

pointed towers plunging upward into the gloom.

a. towers plunging upward

b. enormous building

c. into the gloom

d. structure

4. Zaroff doesn't consider his sport immoral because he

a. doesn't directly kill his victims.

b. gives his visitors plenty of good food and exercise.

c. respects his victims.

d. believes that the weak were put on earth to give the strong pleasure.

5. In which of the following ways does the author make the plot more suspenseful?

a. He has Whitney and Rainsford discuss the merits ofjaguar hunting.

b. He has Rainsford injure Zaroff during the hunt.

c. He makes Zaroff a tall, handsome man.

d. He explains that Zaroff has hunted throughout the world.

6. Which of the following sentences best describes Zaroffs problem?

a. He loves hunting but hates the suffering ofhis victims.

b. He despises human beings but needs them for his game.

c. He cares only for hunting but hunting has begun to bore him.

d. He hates Rainsford but must show him hospitality.

7. Which of the following statements by General Zaroff adds to the suspense of the story?

a. "After the debacle in Russia I left the country, for it was imprudent for an officer

of the Czar to stay there."

b. "I was about to have my dinner when you came. I'll wait for you."

c. "I've read your bQok about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, you see."

d. "To date I have not lost."

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8. How does the author create suspense at the very beginning of the story?

a. The story begins with dialogue, not description.

b. Whitney refers to Captain Nielsen, but Nielsen does not appear as a character.

c. Whitney describes to Rainsford the mysterious reputation of the island that the

boat is passing.

d. Whitney and Rainsford discuss the prospects of hunting up the Amazon.

9. Why does the General seem to be studying Rainsford during their first dinner


a. He is sizing up Rainsford's appetite, to determine his strength.

b. He is trying to determine what kind of foe Rainsford would make.

c. He is wondering if Rainsford suspects that anything is awry.

d. He wants to make Rainsford uncomfortable.

10. In addition to being defeated by Rainsford's hunting skills, Zaroff is also defeated by his


a. overconfidence.

b. loss ofIvan.

c. inattention to detail.

d. lack of hunting skills.

11. What occurs at the resolution of the story?

a. Rainsford appears in Zaroffs bedroom.

b. Zaroff finds Rainsford's circular trail.

c. Rainsford dives into the sea.

d. One of Zaroffs dogs falls into Rainsford's trap.

12. Which context clues help you figure out the meaning of the italicized word in the following


The hunter moved slowly and deliberately as he attempted to creep up silently on

the resting lion.

a. creep up silently

b. hunter moved slowly

c. he attempted

d. resting lion

13. Rainsford succeeds largely because

a. he is resourceful and refuses to play by Zaroffs rules.

b. he considers Zaroffs "sport" to be cold-blooded murder.

c. he has no sympathy for the animals he hunts.

d. he believes life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong.

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

14. Which word is most nearly opposite in meaning to bizarre?

a. Ordinary

b. Unclear

c. Humorous

d. Strange

15. When Rainsford argues against Zaroffs idea ofhunting. we know that Rainsford is

a. Scrupulous

b. Grotesque

c. Indolent

d. Bizarre

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16. Which word is most nearly the same in meaning asjuttle?

a. Hopeless

b. Frequent

c. Quick

d. Nervous

17. Which word best describes Zarotrs practices on the island?

a. Futile

b. Palpable

c. Naive

d. Grotesque

18. Which sentence contains a verb in the past penect tense?

a. He lunged for the knife when the bodyguard turned away.

b. The dogs were hunting dogs, not ordinary pets.

c. The buoy had drifted out ofreach of the exhausted sWimmer.

d. The electrified fence served to keep out unwanted visitors.

19. In which sentence is the verb tense used incorrectly?

a. He just reached the island when stonn winds abated.

b. The rain had died down during the night.

c. The hunter peered through the telescopic sight on his rifle.

d. Until I met him. I had thought him qUite a bore.

20. The following consists of a related pair ofwords in CAPITAL LEITERS followed by

four lettered pairs ofwords. Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar

to that expressed in the pair in capital letters.


a. proud : successful

b. concern: worry

c. calm : happy

d. sad : grief-stricken

Essay Questions

21. In 'The Most Dangerous Game," two characters are pitted against each other in a truly

/ dangerous game. While Sanger Rainsford would probably hesitate to admit it, he and General

Zaroff have much in common. Write an essay exploring the ways in which Rainsford

and Zaroff are alike and the ways in which they differ.


Suspense is the quality of a story that makes you want to keep reading until you find out

what happens. Writers create suspense by communicating a sense of uncertainty and

danger. Identify three suspenseful episodes in "The Most Dangerous Game," and analyze

the way in which the writer makes you want to keep reading. Be as specific as possible in

your analysis.

23. At the beginning of the selection, Rainsford states that there are only two classes of people

in the world-the hunters and the huntees. Do you agree? Write an essay in which you explain

your answer. How has your understanding of "The Most Dangerous Game" clarified

your opinion?

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Name ____________________________________________ __ Date ___________

"Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (text page 36)


Critical Reading In the blank, wrtte the letter of the one best answer.

1. The message of "Casey at the Bat" may be that

a. baseball players shouldn't let pitches go by.

b. baseball fans should trust the umpire.

c. people shouldn't expect too much from their heroes.

d. a ball game isn't worth getting excited about.

2. The second stanza of "Casey at the Bat" reads as follows:

A straggling few got up to go, leaving there the rest,/With that hope which springs

eternal within the human breast.lFor they thought: "If only Casey could get a

whack at that, "lThey'd put even money now, with Casey at the bat.

Which of the following sentences summarizes the stanza quoted above?

a. A few people lingered in the stadium, waiting to place bets on whether or not

Casey could save the game during his next turn at bat.

b. Most ofthe crowd was hopeful and willing to bet that Mudville would have a

chance to win if Casey got a turn at bat.

c. Only a few people were willing to bet that Casey would get another chance at bat.

d. When Casey was at bat, the fans could only hope that he would be able to hit the


3. When he steps up to bat. Casey is ____.

a. angry

b. confident

c. nervous

d. scornful

4. Which of the following is a clue to what will happen at the end of the poem?

a. Some fans start to leave the game.

b. The first two batters make outs.

c. The crowd grows angry at the umpire.

d. Casey glares at the pitcher defiantly.

5. The highest point ofthe poem occurs when

a. Flynn hits a single.

b. Casey steps up to bat.

c. Casey swings at the third pitch.

d. the umpire calls the third strike.

6. Which of the following sums up the main conflict in "Casey at the Bat"?

a. A dIsagreement between Casey and the umpire

b. A game between Mudville and the opposIng team

c. A struggle between the umpire and the crowd

d. A duel between Casey and the pitcher

7. Which of the following summarizes the ending of the poem?

a. Casey lets the first two pitches go by and he misses the third.

b. Casey lets all three pitches go by without swinging.

c. Casey misses the first two pitches and lets the third go by.

d. Casey swings at all three pitches and misses each time.

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8. Which word best describes the Mudville team?

a. Heroic

b. Inconsistent


d. Reliable

9. What does the umpire do in the poem?

a. He calls the first two strikes on Casey.

b. He calls all three strikes on Casey.

c. He intimidates Casey into striking out.

d. He favors the Mudville team's opponents.

10. Which of the following details would not be important to include in a summary of the


a. Flynn and Blake are both able to get on base.

b. The pitcher grinds the ball into his hip.

c. Mudville is down by two runs.

d. Casey strikes out.

11. Choose the item that best describes the ending of the poem.

a. It is an anticlimax, because Casey does the unexpected-strikes out.

b. It is a climax, because Casey strikes out just as we expected.

c. It is a climax, because the high point happens suddenly.

d. It is an anticlimax, because the author delays telling what exactly happened until

the very end.

12. Which of the following situations is most similar to that in "Casey at the Bat"?

a. The tennis coach offers to playa match with you over the weekend and picks you

up early.

b. The world chess champion visits town and defeats twenty opponents at the same . .. .j

time. ....,

c. The star quarterback's pass is intercepted and your school loses the game.

d. Your soccer team loses when your opponents score in the last seconds of the


13. Which of the following details would be most important to include in a summary of

the poem?

a. Casey lets the first two pitches go by without swinging.

b. Casey doffs his hat to the crowd.

c. Casey pounds his bat on the plate.

d. Casey raises his hand when the crowd shouts "Kill the umpire!"

14. Which of the following lines describes an anticlimax?

a. Defiance glanced in Casey's eye, a sneer curled Casey's lip.

b. But there is no joy in Mudville:/Mighty Casey has struck out.

c. For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

d. No stranger in the crowd could doubt 'twas Casey at the bat.

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

15. Which sentence uses a form of tumult correctly?

a. Casey stepped to the plate in tumultuous.

b. The wind blew tumultuous across the field.

c. The crowd gave Casey a tumultuous response.

d. The tumultuous welcomed Casey to the plate.

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__ 16. If your face took on a pallor, how would you most likely be feeling?

a. Afraid

b. Happy

c. Excited

d. Sleepy

17. Which word is most nearly opposite in meanIng to tumult?

a. Commotion

b. Pile

c. Party

d. Calm

18. Choose the item that correctly identifies the participles in the following sentence.

The annoyed customer, stomping down the aisle, shouted at the snooty clerk.

a. annoyed: present participle; stomping: past participle

b. annoyed: past participle; shouted: past participle

c. annoyed: present participle; stomping: present participle

d. annoyed: past participle; stomping: present participle

__ 19. Which word is most nearly the same in meaning as wreathed?


b. Curved

c. Twisted

d. Straight

20. In the passage below. which word is a participle used as an acijective?

Then from the gladdened multitude went up a joyous yell­

It rumbled in the mountaintops, it rattled in the dell;

It struck upon the hillside and rebounded on the flat;

For Casey, mighty Casey, was advancing to the bat.

a. Advancing

b. Rumbled

c. Rebounded


Essay Questions

21. Ifyou were a Mudville baseball fan. would "Mighty Casey" be one of your heroes? Write an

essay in which you explain why or why not. Include details from the poem to back up your


22. No one reading "Casey at the Bat" would mistake it for a short story. and yet the poem

tells an exciting story. Describe in an essay the ways in which the poem is like a short

story and the ways in which it is different. Discuss at least three similarities and three differences.

23. While "Casey at the Bat" may seem to be simply a humorous bit of poetry. it does have a

message. or theme. Write an essay in which you state the theme of the poem in your own

words. Evaluate the effectiveness of the poem in presenting its theme.

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Name _____________________

Date ________~______

"The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier (text page 46)


Critical Reading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. Why does Nat work only three days a week at the farm?

a. He is wealthy and doesn't need to work full time.

b. He doesn't enjoy working.

c. He has a wartime disability and a pension.

d. The farmer doesn't need him more than three days a week.

2. Which of the following details supports the prediction that the birds will attack?

a. There are more of them and they are more daring than usual.

b. Some species of birds are missing.

c. The birds are flying in solitary flight.

d. While they are not great in number, they are more daring than usual.

3. What is the first attack the birds make?

a. A single bird jabs at Nat when he opens his bedroom window.

b. A single bird attacks Nat on the way home from the farm.

c. A group of birds gets into the children's bedroom.

d. A bird attacks Nat when he meets Jill on her way from school.

4. Which of the following best describes foreshadowing?

a. The use of physical description to explain plot events

b. The use of details to describe a character

c. The use of clues to suggest events to come

d. The use of details to explain characters' motives

5. On the morning after the first attack, why does Nat walk his daughter to the bus?

a. He wants to talk to her about the birds.

b. He wants to apologize for allowing the birds into her room.

c. He wants an excuse for not going to work.

d. He is concerned for her safety.

6. What is being foreshadowed in the following passage from "The Birds"?

Covering his head with his arms, he ran toward the cottage. They kept coming at

him from the air, silent save for the beating wings .... Each stab of a swooping

beak tore his flesh. If only he could keep them from his eyes .... They had not

learned yet how to cling to a shoulder, how to rip clothing, how to dive in mass

upon the head, upon the body.

a. The time when the birds will learn how to cling and rip and dive in mass

b. The ultimate defeat of the birds

c. Nat's giving up in face of the power of the birds

d. The birds' temporary retreat when the tide turns

7. Which ofthe following details supports the prediction that Nat would survive the attack?

a. Nat is an exceptionally fast runner.

b. The birds do not tear his eyes.

c. The birds have not yet learned how to attack human beings effiCiently.

d. The birds are not screeching.

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8. Why does Nat refuse the farmer's offer of a gun?

a. His war experience had made him leery of guns.

b. He knew the farmer would need the gun.

c. He realized that guns would be of no use against a bird attack.

d. He didn't want a gun around the children.

9. As you read 'The Birds," a reasonable prediction to make is that Mr. and Mrs. Triggs

will suffer a terrible attack from the birds. Which of the following details does not

support such a prediction?

a. Mrs. Trigg doesn't believe Nat when he tells her about the birds.

b. Mr. Trigg gives Jill a ride home.

c. Mr. Trigg doesn't bother to board his windows.

d. No smoke is coming from the chimney as Nat approaches the farm.

10. Why does Nat suddenly worry about birds of prey?

a. Birds of prey are likely to be more dangerous than other birds.

b. There are many birds of prey.

c. The birds of prey in England are more dangerous than birds of prey in other places.

d. He has a special fear of birds of prey.

11. How does Nat keep his wife from worrying?

a. He distracts her by showing her all the dead birds outside.

b. He keeps her busy making meals and attending to the children.

c. He asks her to help him repair the broken windows.

d. He reassures her by telephoning the neighbors.

12. At times in the story, Nat and his wife look at each other without speaking. What

does this tell you about their relationship?

a. They do not really get along.

b. They do not understand each other.

c. They know each other so well they can communicate without speaking.

d. Both are at a loss as to what to say.

13. Nat seems disgusted when he hears the news from London on the wireless. Why?

a. He imagined that people weren't taking the situation seriously.

b. The explanation for the birds' behavior was unsatisfactory.

c. There was no new information.

d. He never liked the city or city folk.

14. What were the droning and crashing noises the Hockens heard?

a. The sounds of planes dropping bombs on the birds

b. The sounds of planes crashing

c. The sounds of trucks along the road

d. The sounds of the surf beating along the coast·

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

15. Which word best describes the Hocken family at the end of the story?

a. Placid

b. Apprehensive

c. Garish


16. When the sea is placid, it is __.

a. disturbed

b. clear

c. calm

d. cold

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17. Which of the following sentences is not a compound sentence?

a. He didn't know what to make of the birds' behavior: they had never acted like this


b. The girl skipped gaily along the road, unaware of the danger that threatened from


c. Nat climbed the ladder wearily; he would have to reattach the boards to the roof.

d. They probably had enough food for the next few days, but Nat decided they

should store as much as possible.

18. Which of the following definitions explains how the suffix -jul affects the meaning of

the word sorrowful?

a. Filled with sorrow

b. Mraid of sorrow

c. Accustomed to sorrow

d. Sorrowing

19. Which word is most nearly the same in meaning as sullen?

a. Damp

b. Below

c. Gloomy

d. Unkempt

20. Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

a. The smell of the hot chocolate, drifting out of the kitchen window, caused him to

wrinkle his nose.

b. "When will they arrive?" she asked, looking at the untidy living room.

c. Wrap the cups and saucers in newspaper before placing them in the cardboard box.

d. The day was sunny and warm, but a stiff wind made it difficult to play outside.

Essay Questions

21. The character Nat Hocken is central to "The Birds." What did you think of Nat? What qualities

did he show in his fight against the birds? Write an essay in which you provide a

character sketch of Nat and describe the actions he took to protect himself and his family.

22. "The Birds" is a story of mounting terror and almost unbearable suspense. How does the

author achieve this effect of terror and suspense? Write an essay in which you list four or

five specific examples of how the author achieves the menacing tone of the story.

23. Some critics have stated that in addition to being a tale of suspense, "The Birds" offers a

lesson about humanity's relationship to the world of nature. Write an essay in which you

explore what the author is telling us about people and their place in the natural world.

Use specific examples from the story to support your viewpoint.

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Name _______________________________________________

Date _________

"The Red-headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (text page 82)


Critical Reading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. ''TIle Red-headed League" Is a story about how a detective uses his reasonIng

skills to

a. improve his knowledge of criminal behavior.

b. impress friends and colleagues.

c. restore a pawnbroker's confidence.

d. uncover a plan to rob a bank.

2. Which event in the story is a key detail in Holmes's solution of the case?

a. The obseIVation that Mr. Wilson belonged to the Freemasons

b. The walk around Saxe-Coburg Square

c. The invitation to the police agent from Scotland Yard

d. The description of the shopkeeper's arrival at the League's offices

3. Watson joins Holmes in hIs work because Watson is

a. learning to be a detective.

b. writing a book about Holmes.

c. fascinated by remarkable events.

d. bored with his free time.

4. What is Holmes's attitude toward John Clay?

a. He scorns Clay's intelligence.

b. He is angry about Clay's deceptions.

c. He respects Clay's abilities.

d. He is jealous of Clay's skills.

5. Why does this case interest Holmes?

a. He feels sony for Mr. Wilson.

b. It has a unique course of events.

c. He is looking for a new case.

d. It involves red-headed men.

6. The most significant difference between the characters of Holmes and Watson lies in


a. powers of obseIVation.

b. professional responsibilities.

c. appreciation of music.

d. interest in the bizarre.

7. Which of the following details is not key to understanding the mystery?

a. A large crowd of men answered the Red-headed League's advertisement.

b. Wilson's pawn shop was at Coburg Square.

c. Wilson's position at the League kept him away from his shop from ten to two.

d. The assistant often disappeared into the cellar.

8. Which of the following is not necessarily a key element of a mystery?

a. An unsolved crIm~

b. Suspects

c. A beautiful viCtiP.l

d. A crime-solver

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9. Why is the fact that the pawnbroker's assistant poses as a photographer a key detail?

a. Photographs of the bank are key to the crime.

b. It gives him an excuse to spend hours in the basement.

c. It provides an explanation of his work history.

d. It causes Wilson to trust him. .."",J

10. How are the worn knees on the trousers of the pawnbroker's assistant a clue to the


a. He may be poor and therefore have a motive for robbery.

b. They indicate that the assistant has been working at an activity such as digging a


c. They are part of a disguise.

d. The dirt on the trousers shows the detective where the assistant has been.

11. Why is the bank's recent borrowing of 30,000 gold napoleons a significant detail?

a. Someone from the bank may be involved in the crime.

b. The bank will be able to offer the detective a reward.

c. The gold is an attraction for a potential thief.

d. The bank will not be able to keep that much gold in one place.

12. Before his identity is known, what role does the pawnbroker's assistant play in the


a. Crime-solver

b. Suspect

c. Bystander

d. Criminal

13. Why does Holmes thump his stick on the pavement in front of the pawnbroker's


a. He wants to scare away anyone who is likely to interfere in the investigation.

b. He wants to get the attention of the people in the pawn shop.

c. He is demonstrating to Watson that the pavement is weak in this area.

d. He is trying to find out ifthe cellar runs in front of or in back of the pawn shop.

14. Why do you think Holmes says to Watson, "My dear doctor, this is a time for observation,

not talk."

a. It is part of his method to observe closely and then to consider his observations.

b. He is impatient with the doctor's constant interruptions.

c. He doesn't quite know what to say to the doctor.

d. He is afraid to draw attention to their presence.

15. Which ofthe following statements correctly describes Holmes's opinion of the abilities

ofJones, the Scotland Yard agent?

a. Holmes is impressed, calling Jones "brave as a bulldog."

b. Holmes is unimpressed, calling Jones an "imbecile in his profession."

c. Holmes has no opinion about Jones's abilities.

d. Holmes feels that Jones Is always dependable.

16. What is suspicious about how Wilson gets in to interview for the pOSition at the Redheaded


a. He is one of the few redheads who has answered the advertisement.

b. He almost gives up in despair.

c. There is nothing in the office but two wooden chairs and a table.

d. Spaulding seems intent on getting Wilson into the office, and pushes and pulls

him through the crowd.

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Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank. write the letter of the one best answer.

17. Which phrase is most nearly the same in meaning as hoax?

a. Enjoyable game

b. DifficultJob

c. Deceitful trick

d. Surprising conclusion

18. Which of the following sentences contains adjectives that are not coordinate?

a. The detective eyed the book with a penetrating. serious gaze.

b. The tall, brick building gave no hint at the evil doings inside.

c. The short. heavyset man seemed nervous about something.

d. His deep brown eyes betrayed no fear.

19. Which of the words below would you not use to describe Sherlock Holmes's abilities

as a detective?

a. Singular


c. Fonnidable

d. Introspective

20. If you are confronted with a conundrum, how do you most likely feel?

a. Sick

b. Elated

c. Puzzled

d. Bored

Essay Questions

21. Fictional detectives often become famous because they have a few trademarks that stand

out in the minds of readers. Such trademarks can be unusual abilities. traits, habits. or

interests. Write an essay identifying three trademarks that Conan Doyle gives Sherlock

Holmes in "The Red-headed League." Explain how each of these trademarks makes

Holmes a vivid and memorable character.

22. How does Sherlock Holmes stack up against other fictional detectives? Compare "The Redheaded

League" with another mystery story that you are familiar with. Write an essay in

which you show how the two works differ and in what ways they are the same. You should

identitY in your essay the elements of the mystery genre in each selection. Focus on the

different ways the two authors present these elements in their work.

23. What qualities of personality or character make Sherlock Holmes the successful detective

he is? What would it take to defeat him? Write an essay in which you deSCribe Sherlock

Holmes and then speculate on what kind of criminal genius it would take to get the better


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Name _______________________________________________

Date ________________

"The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare (text page 104)

"Beware: Do Not Read This Poem" by Ishmael Reed (text page 106)

"Echo" by Henriqueta Lisboa (text page 107)


Critical Reading In the blank. write the letter of the one best answer.

1. Which of the following phrases from "The Listeners" appeals to your sense of


a. Their stillness answering his cry

b. Of the forest's ferny floor

c. No head from the leaf-fringed sill/Leaned over

d. That dwelt in the lone house then

2. Why is the Traveler in "The Listeners" knocking on the door of this house?

a. To attend a party

b. To visit his family

c. To visit a patient

d. To keep his word

3. The word that best describes the atmosphere the poet creates in ''The Listeners"

is ____.

a. threatening

b. mysterious

c. mournful

d. hopeless

4. When the poet says "this poem has his head" in "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem."

to whom is he referring?

a. To himself

b. To the reader

c. To one of the tenants of the old woman's house

d. To one of the missing persons reported in 1968

5. The title "Echo" refers to the echo of

a. rain falling in the rain forest.

b. an airplane flying over the forest.

c. the sound of a rock slide.

d. the scream of a parrot.

6. Why does "Echo" create a feeling of mystery?

a. The poet uses incomplete sentences.

b. The poet doesn't tell why the green parrot screams.

c. No one died.

d. The poet uses old-fashioned words.

7. Which of the following images from "Echo" appeals to your sense of sight?

a. Strafing space

b. And rock echoed

c. A great uproar

d. Green parrot

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8. Which of the following statements describes the main idea of "Beware: Do Not Read

This Poem"?

a. People should not be vain.

b. Television shows investigate interesting mysteries.

c. Poetry is powerful and can "consume" a reader.

d. The Bureau of Missing Persons has a big job to do.

__ 9. In 'The Listeners," who heard the sound of the Traveler's knock?

a. A host of phantom listeners

b. Someone who leaned over the leaf-fringed sill

c. The people on the dark stair

d. The person to whom the Traveler said, 'Tell them I came" .

__ 10. When you use your senses as you read, you

a. imagine a picture you would paint based on the poem.

b. use a poem's imagery to create pictures in your mind.

c. view a video interpretation of a story or poem.

d. imagine a poem coming to life.

11. Which of the following phrases Is an example of visual imagery?

a. Rustling grasses

b. Chill breeze

c. Walls dripped with slime

d. Stirred by fears

__ 12. In 'The Listeners," when the Traveler says that he "kept his word," what does he


a. He is well acquainted with the owner of the house.

b. He promised that he would visit someone at this house.

c. He has traveled far and still has far to go.

d. He Is only stopping at this house because it is dark and he needs a place to rest.

13. Which of the following phrases from 'The Listeners" Is an example ofvisual imagery?

a. a bird flew up out of the turret

b. though every word he spake

c. again a second time

d. felt in his heart

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

14. The phrase that comes closest in meaning to strafing is

a. erasing all evidence.

b. lagging behind.

c. attacking with machine-gun fire.

d. carrying in an upright position.

15. Which of the following lines is the best example of poetic license?

a. "Is there anybody there?" he said.

b. By the lonely Traveler's call.

c. relax now & go w / this poem

d. Very piercing screamsI

16. The best definition of parallelism Is

a. repeating a word or phrase.

b. using the same verb more than once in a poem.

c. using grammatically similar phrases.

d. using synonyms for variety.

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17. Why is perplexed a good description of the Traveler in "The Listeners"?

a. He was exhausted from his long ride.

b. He was worried because he had no water for his horse.

c. He was startled by the bird that flew out of the turret.

d. He was puzzled as to why no one seemed to be horne.

18. Which of the following passages contains an example of parallelism?

a. this poem is the reader & the/reader this poem

b. back off from this poem/it has drawn in yr legs

c. Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken/By the lonely Traveler's cry.

d. No head from the leaf-fringed sill/Leaned over and looked into his gray eyes

19. Which phrase is most nearly the same in meaning as thronging?

a. Leaving abruptly

b. Crowding into

c. Pulsating rhythmically

d. Longing for

20. Read these lines from "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem."

back off from this poem

it has drawn in yr feet

back off from this poem

it has drawn in yr legs

Which of the following poetic devices are used?

I. parallelism

II. rhyme

III. poetiC license

a. I, II, and III

b. I and III

c. II and III

d. I and II

Essay Questions

21. The poem "Echo" includes some dramatic imagery. In an essay, describe three images

and, using details from the poem, explain how the images appeal to your senses and how

they make you feel.

22. The poet's use ofimagery, word choice. and parallelism helps to create a certain feeling or

mood in "The Listeners.~ In an essay, identifY and explain how these poetic tools help create

that feeling. Use details from the poem as you discuss the poem's feeling and how the

poet creates it.

23. Consider the viewpoint ofthe speaker in "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem." In an essay,

describe how the speaker's viewpoint changes and how this change affects the poem.

Support your main points with details from the poem.

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Name ____________________________________________ __ Date ____________

"Caucasian Mummies Mystify Chinese" by Keay Davidson (text page 112)


Critical af'!'ading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. What is the main purpose of a news article?

a. To entertain

b. To analyze

c. To inform

d. To stimulate action

2. What is the main idea of the following passage from "Caucasian Mummies MystifY


In 1987, Mair happened to be touring China when he entered a museum in Urumqi

that displayed mummies of a man, woman, and child-a family, as it appeared.

They had died 3,000 years earlier, "yet the bodies looked as if they were buried

yesterday," he said. What left him "thunderstruck," though, was their faces: They

were Caucasians, apparently of European origin. liThe questions kept nagging at

me: Who were these people? How did they get out here at such an early date?"

a. Mair was touring China.

b. Mair makes an astonishing discovery.

c. The museum is in Urumqi.

d. Questions nag at Mair.

3. Which of the following details supports the main idea in the passage?

a. Mair was touring China.

b. The mummies are in a museum in Urumqi.

c. The mummies are Caucasian, apparently of European origin.

d. The mummies are of a man, woman, and child.

4. "Caucasian Mummies MystifY Chinese" is a news article. What is its subject?

a. 3,OOO-year-old Caucasian mummies in China

b. A scholar named Victor Mair

c. A museum in China

d. Differences between east and west

5. Why is Mair so interested in the Caucasian mummies?

a. He wants to prove his own theory about Chinese development.

b. He is intrigued by the questions they pose.

c. He wishes to prove Chinese scientists incorrect.

d. He is proud to have found something monumental before anyone else in the west.

6. Why is the DNA analysis on the mummies "tricky"?

a. The analysis must be done very quickly.

b. DNA analysis is a relatively new procedure.

c. There is not enough of the DNA to analyze.

d. The mummies' old DNA is very damaged.

7. Where did Mair find the mummies?

a. In a cave in China

b. In a museum in Urumqi

c. In a mass grave in China

d. In a collection in Europe

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8. What do you think the Western scholars think of the Chinese scholars' attitude toward

the mummies?

a. They sympathize with their Chinese colleagues.

b. They are indifferent to their Chinese colleagues' ideas.

c. They feel the Chinese scholars mistrust Western technology.

d. They think the Chinese scholars are allowing preconceived notions about Chinese

history to govern their attitudes.

9. What is the traditional Chinese view of how Chinese society evolved?

a. The society evolved largely through trade with Japan.

b. The sOciety evolved with significant foreign input.

c. The society evolved on its own with little foreign input.

d. The SOCiety evolved much more slowly than other societies.

10. Which detail indicates to archaeologists that the female mummy may have had two


a. She was wearing a two-pOinted hat.

b. Her grave had a mat at the bottom.

c. She was wearing a fur-lined coat.

d. She was wearing brightly colored clothing.

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank. write the letter of the one best answer.

11. Which of the following sentences is in the active voice?

a. The archaeologist raced out of the tunneL

b. The bones were buried beneath a thick layer of ash.

c. The idea was made in the middle of the night.

d. The scientists were told of the importance of the experiment.

12. What is the meaning of the suffix -ist? ,

a. One who practices

b. The most

c. Similar to

d. Having the quality of

13. If the land is parched. it is __.

a. dry

b. marshy

c. wet

d. burned

14. Which of the following sentences is in the passive VOice?

a. I read an interesting article in the science section of the newspaper.

b. The article reported on a new robot being developed by an international team of


c. I was struck by how well the writer organized the information.

d. He used subheads and bulleted paragraphs to keep details straight.

15. Which of the following definitions explains the meaning of the suffix -ist in


a. One who plays an accordian

b. A strong agreement

c. A musical instrument

d. One who seeks accord

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Essay Questions

16. In "Caucasian Mummies MystifY Chinese." the modem meets the ancient. In what ways

can modem science help unlock ancient mystertes? Wrtte an essay in which you answer

this question. Use examples from the news article to back up your claims.

17. Some Chinese scholars are troubled by the discoveIY of the Caucasian mummies. Wrtte an

essay in which you summarize and explain the vartous reasons why Chinese scholars may

have difficulty acknowledging the fact that Caucasians may have been living in their area

such a long time ago.

18. As a news article, "Caucasian Mummies MystifY Chinese" answers questions and provides

information in a particular way. Wrtte an essay in which you explain how "Caucasian

Mummies" is an example of a news article. Then explain how the information would be

presented differently if the article were written as a feature article. a short story. and a

film script.

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Date ________

Unit Test: Spine Tinglers

Critical Reading

In the blank. Wlite the letter of the one best answer.

The questions below are based on the following selection.

In this excerpt from "The Pit and the Pendulum," a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, a prisoner

condemned to death has been trapped in a light/ess dungeon. When an eerie glow from

an unknown source enables him to see his surroundings, he compares the impressions he

gained in the dark with what he observes when the dungeon is lit.

In its size I had been greatly mistaken. The whole circuit of its walls did not exceed twentyfive

yards. For some minutes this fact occasioned me a world of vain trouble; vain indeedl For

what could be of less importance, under the terrible circumstances which environed me, than

the mere dimensions of my dungeon? But my soul took a wild interest in trifles, and I busied

myself in endeavors to account for the error I had committed in my measurement. The truth at

length flashed upon me. In my first attempt at exploration I had counted fifty-two paces, up to

the period when I fell ... upon awaking, I must have returned upon my steps-thus supposing

the circuit nearly double what it actually was ....

I had been deceived, too, in respect to the shape of the enclosure. In feeling my way I had

found many angles, and thus deduced an idea of great irregularity, so potent is the effect of

darkness. .. The angles were simply those of a few slight depressions, or niches, at odd intervals.

The general shape of the prison was square. What I had taken for masonry seemed

now to be iron, or some other metal, in huge plates .... The entire surface of this metallic enclosure

was [covered] in ... hideous and repulsive devices ....

1. Which of the following lines from the selection uses signal words to give the reader a

sense of time?

a. The truth at length flashed upon me.

b. I had been deceived. too, in respect to the shape of the enclosure.

c. so potent is the effect of darkness....

d. The angles were simply those of a few slight depressions, or niches ...

2. Which of the following lines from the selection includes descriptive details that contribute

to mood?

a. In feeling my way I had found many angles ...

b. The angles were simply those of a few slight depressions ...

c. The entire surface of this metallic enclosure was [covered] in ... hideous and repulsive

devices ....

d. In its size I had been greatly mistaken.

3. Why does the prisoner describe his confusion about the size of the dungeon as "vain


a. He had put forth a great deal of effort only to be mistaken.

b. He realized that he had walked around his cell twice.

c. He was imprisoned in a dungeon, yet he was worried about something


d. He felt he should have understood that all of the cells in the dungeon were the

same size.

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4. Using context clues in the selection, how would you define the word circuit?

a. Electrical connection

b. Path around an area

c. Group of courts

d. Supply of blood to the brain

5. What does the prisoner mean when he says, "But my soul took a wild interest in trifles"?

a. Even in prison, he wanted trinkets.

b. He is trying to pray.

c. He wants to understand things even if they are unimportant.

d. He is thrashing about the dungeon.

6. Why had the prisoner been mistaken in his first estimate of the dungeon's size?

a. He thought he had counted fifty-two paces when he had counted only forty-two.

b. He had been moved to a new dungeon.

c. The dungeon was so crowded that he was distracted by the other prisoners.

d. He had fallen while counting his paces and had mistakenly retraced his steps.

7. When still in darkness the prisoner thought that the dungeon was __.

a. octagonal

b. circular

c. irregular

d. square

8. Which of the choices (a-d) is a paraphrase of the following sentence from the selection?


For what could be of less importance, under the terrible circumstances which environed me,

than the mere dimensions of my dungeon?

a. I was in such a terrible situation that details about the size of my dungeon were


b. I was in an unhealthy and dangerous environment.

c. It was important that I knew how large the cell was so I could plan my escape.

d. The dungeon was so small that it was almost impossible for me to know its exact


9. Using context clues in the selection, how would you define the word environed?


b. Surrounded

c. Pressed

d. Deceived

10. Which of the following words best describes the mood of the selection?

a. Angry

b. Disastrous

c. Sinister

d. Prosperous

Vocabulary and Grammar

The questions below consist of a related pair ofwords in CAPITAL LETTERS followed by four

lettered pairs ofwords. Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that of the

pair in capital letters.


a. actor : actress

b. pleased: annoyed

c. calmed: pacified

d.lake : river

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a. confused : uncertain

b. overheat: exhausted

c. frightened: fearful

d. thoughtful : forgetful


a. imperialist : country

c. linguist: language

d. humans: humanist

In the blank. write the letter of the one best answer.

14. Which of the following sentences is an example of parallelism?

a. The beaver wanted to fix the dam so he could have time to eat.

b. Warblers flitted, squirrels chattered, and in the tall grass, insects hummed.

c. The yellow warbler found the bird feeder, but the seeds were all gone.

d. The bear yawned and rolled over, crushing the wild strawberries.

15. Which of the following is an example of a compound sentence?

a. Nat watched them, and he watched the seabirds too.

b. She asked for lumber and hardware.

c. Black and white, jackdaw and gull, mingled in strange partnership.

d. Winter is coming. Many of them perish.

Choose the word(s) that best complete(s) each sentence.

16. He was in carrying out his duties as treasurer, so his classmates felt they could

trust him to collect money for the class gift.

a. scrupulous

b. interested

c. placid

d. incompetent

17. It was __ who placed the final stone, while the terrified Fortunato implored __ to


a. him ... him

b. he ... him

c. him ... he

d. he ... he

18. Because Mary was accustomed to the darkness, _ was able to see

a. her ... them


b. she ... they

c. me ... me

d. she ... them

The questions below are based on the following sentence.

The singing storyteller entertained the captivated crowd all afternoon.

19. Which is a present participle?

a. Captivated

b. Entertained

c. Singing

d. Afternoon

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20. Which is a past participle?

a Captivated

b. Entertained

c. Singing

d. Afternoon

Essay Questions

21. Several of the selections in this unit were written to make the reader's spine tingle with

suspense, excitement. or mystery. Choose the selection that you found most exciting, and

write an essay explaining the features and details that make the selection especially eerie

or thrilling to you. You might focus on the writer's creation of mysterious places. haunting

pictures and sounds, suspenseful situations, or strange characters.

22. Several of the selections in this unit would make great movies because of their colorful

settings. eXCiting plots. and rich characters. (The director Alfred Hitchcock. a master of

suspense. made The Birds into a movie in 1963.) Choose a selection that you think would

make a particularly good movie, and write an essay describing how you would make the

film. Begin by explaining why the selection would make a good movie. Then describe

where you would film it, what details in the plot and setting you would emphasize, which

actors you would use to play the characters. and how you would direct the actors to behave.

Include reasons for each ofyour decisions.

23. The settings of some of the selections create memorable images; for example, the crypt in

'The Cask ofAmontillado," the island in "The Most Dangerous Game," and the mirror

world of "Beware: Do Not Read This Poem." Choose one selection, and explain in an essay

why the setting the author creates is particularly effective. What images or details stand

out? How does the setting affect the characters? How does the description of the surroundings

add to the power of the selection?

24. Characters may be defined as much by external features, such as their looks, clothes, and

gestures, as by their thoughts. words. and actions. Select a character from one of the selections

in the unit, such as Fortunato in "The Cask ofAmontillado" or Mr. Wilson in "The

Red-headed League." and write an essay explaining how the character's appearance reveals

his or her personality. Support your analysis with details from the selection.

25. The characters in the selections in this unit are often engaged in competition or conflict.

Sometimes the competition leads a character to great accomplishments. whereas at other

times it may result in destructive behavior. In an essay, compare how two characters from

different selections in the unit respond to competition, and how each of them is affected

by it. Explain the nature of each conflict or competition. how each character feels about it,

how he or she approaches it, which of the character's personal qualities the competition

draws upon, and how the competition or conflict is resolved. Your choices should include

one character who is affected positively and one who is affected negatively by the conflict.

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Name __________~~__~______________________________ Date ________________ _

from A Lincoln Preface by Carl Sandburg (text page 129)


Critical Reading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. What aspect ofAbraham Lincoln does Sandburg reflect in this essay?

a. Lincoln's legal background

b. Lincoln's many-sided personality

c. Lincoln's simple upbringing

d. Lincoln's ease with language

2. Why was Lincoln willing to "stick [the Constitution] in a hole"?

a. He thought the Constitution was an illegal document and should be abolished.

b. He thought the Constitution was outdated and needed to be revised.

c. He believed the Constitution was not valid during a civil war.

d. He believed it was necessary to violate the Constitution in order to save the


3. How does Sandburg portray Lincoln as a politician?

a. Principled and practical

b. Devious and self-centered

c. Unscrupulous and self-promoting

d. Straightforward and simple

4. What point is Sandburg making about Lincoln when he writes, "In all its essential

propositions the Southern Confederacy had the moral support of powerful, respectable

elements throughout the North...."?

a. Lincoln accepted the will of the people.

b. Lincoln believed in the necessity of slavery.

c. Lincoln was willing to fight for an unpopular cause.

d. Lincoln was arrogant and believed he alone was right.

5. Prior knowledge ofAbraham Lincoln can help you

a. evaluate Sandburg's opinions.

b. identifY independent clauses.

c. build your vocabulary.

d. write an anecdote.

6. Which of the following quotations suggests Lincoln's humility?

a. "He rebuked with anger a woman who got on her knees to thank him for a pardon

that saved her son . . ."

b. "'I will violate the Constitution, if necessary. to save the Union.'"

c. '''Where the carcass is there will the eagles be gathered together:"

d. "'I knowed he'd never come back:"

7. Sandburg describes Lincoln's admission of Nevada to the Union as manipulation because

he wants to

a. show that Lincoln used political means to gain his desired end.

b. prove that Lincoln could make imprudent decisions when under pressure.

c. exaggerate Lincoln's extreme delight in wielding power.

d. demonstrate that Lincoln could easily be tricked by his enemies.

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__ 8. Which statement about Lincoln is an example of an anecdote?

a. He was a chosen spokesman.

b. He sent hundreds of telegrams, "Suspend death sentence" or "Suspend execution"

of so-and so, who was to be shot at sunrise.

c. The facts and myths of his life are to be an American posseSSion.

d. Perhaps no human vessel has held more laughter and tears.

9. Sandburg's account of Lincoln and the two Quakeresses is an example of

a. a direct quotation.

b. an irony.

c. a generalization.

d. an anecdote.

__ 10. In Sandburg's description, which words or phrases help you picture Lincoln?

a. "in the mixed shame and blame of the immense wrongs of two crashing civilizations"

b. "He manipulated the admission of Nevada as a state in the Union."

c. "over one eye was a scar"

d. "wishing for your Majesty a long and happy life"

11. Sandburg's biography of Lincoln paints a picture of the president as a

a. warm leader who inspired Northerners and Southerners.

b. complex man who lived in a time of a grave Crisis.

c. president who saw the humor in every situation.

d. "one-horse lawyer" who was ill-equipped to deal with a civil war.

12. Based on Sandburg's preface, which statement is not true about Lincoln?

a. He gracefully declined to support the use of elephants as a means of transportation

in the United States.

b. He abolished the right of habeus corpus.

c. He supported plans for the transcontinental railroad.

d. He was always good-natured with his critics.

13. Which of the following anecdotes illustrate Lincoln's humor?

I. He says of a devious Senator, IIHe's too crooked to lie still!/I

II. Of the Civil War, he says, /II shan't last long after it's over./I

III. He says, "1 will violate the Constitution, if necessary, to save the Union."

IV. He says to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, "So you're the little woman who

wrote the book that made this great war."

a. I & IV

b. II & III

c. I & III

d. III & IV

Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

14. Lincoln did not allow the __ of politicians to sway his convictions.

a. ideas

b. censure

c. chattel

d. decisions

15. Choose the word pair that most closely matches the relationship of the pair of words



a. crying: weeping

b. walking: strolling

c. drooping: wilting

d. terrible : wonderful

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16. When Sandburg descIibes Lincoln's weeping as majestic. he means that his weeping

a. equals majesty.

b. is the opposite of majesty.

c. is full of majesty.

d. pertains to majesty.

17. In which sentence do the italicized words indicate a subordinate clause?

a. During the last years before he died, this man was clothed with despotic power.

b. Until late in the campaign of 1864, he expected to lose the November election.

c. His son died as he watched at the bed.

d. He asked his Cabinet to vote on the high military command, and after the vote, told

them the appointment had already been made.

18. In which sentence is an independent clause italicized?

a. During the last years before he died, this man was clothed with despotic power.

b. Until late in the campaign of 1864, he expected to lose the November election.

c. A son he loved died as he watched at the bed.

d. He asked his Cabinet to vote on the high military command. and after the vote,

told them the appointment had already been made.

19. Which sentence does not contain a subordinate clause?

a. The woman who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin came to see him in the White House.

b. When he was renominated. it was by the device of seating delegates from Tennessee.

c. Lincoln saw the humor in every situation.

d. Lincoln was a "one-horse lawyer" who was ill-equipped to deal with a civil war.

20. The __ figure of Lincoln is immortalized in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.



b. gaunt

c. droll

d. cipher

Essay Questions

21. In "A Lincoln Preface." Sandburg relates many anecdotes from the life of our sixteenth

preSident. Respond to two of your favoIite anecdotes about Abraham Lincoln. Explain why

you find the anecdotes enjoyable or thought provoking. Detail what insights they provide

about Lincoln as a politician or as a person.

22. While a book-length biography usually seeks to present a fully rounded picture of the subject's

life. individual sections of the biography may seek to present one aspect or some key

impression. In an essay. identify the key impression ofAbraham Lincoln that emerges in

Carl Sandburg's "A Lincoln Preface." Discuss the techniques Sandburg uses to convey this


23. Consider the public and pIivate glimpses of Lincoln provided in Sandburg's "A Lincoln

Preface." In an essay, compare and contrast the two images of Lincoln. Determine whether

the images conflict or combine with each other in a balanced. positive way. Support your

analysis with evidence from Sandburg's preface.

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Name _______________________________________________

Date ________________

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr. (text page 140)

from Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins (text page 143)

"There Is a Longing . .." by Chief Dan George (text page 145)

"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman (text page 146)


Critical Reading In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

1. In the beginning of his speech, Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes the Bill of Rights to

a. remind his audience that they should read the Constitution.

b. show his critics that he is well educated.

c. inform elected officials that they have violated the law.

d. stress that certain rights are guaranteed by the Constitution.

2. What does King mean when he says that one day "every hill and mountain shall be

made low"?

a. The United States will become the same everywhere.

b. Prejudice will exist everywhere.

c. The need to struggle for basic rights will no longer exist.

d. Travel between states will become easier when discrimination ends.

3. King quotes from the song "My Country, 'tis ofThee" to illustrate that

a. minorities may need to use violence in order to achieve their goals.

b. the United States was founded on people fighting for their freedom.

c. Americans are extremely proud of their ethnic backgrounds.

d. this country has many people who are unhappy with their lives.

4. What is King's intended effect in the speech "I Have a Dream"?

a. To chastise Americans for their failures

b. To deepen people's appreciation of the physical and social environment

c. To challenge people to improve the civil rights of all Americans

d. To urge a united front in the war against poverty

5. The speech "I Have a Dream" reveals that King was a

a. speaker who received great pleasure from hearing himself talk.

b. leader who was deeply concerned about the future of black people.

c. politician who knew how to manipulate an audience to accept his viewpOint.

d. God-fearing minister who was unprepared to fight for civil rights.

6. The ending of "I Have a Dream" evokes a strong feeling of

a. hope and optimism.

b. fear and isolation.

c. joy and jubilation.

d. anger and disappointment.

7. What was Rosa Parks's purpose in writing her autobiography Rosa Parks: My Story?

a. To tell how useless the public transportation system used to be

b. To demonstrate that Martin Luther King. Jr., was a good person

c. To share her experiences and increase readers' understanding ofMrican


d. To tell what a hard life she had

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8. Why does the bus driver ask Rosa Parks to give up her seat?

a. She is in the front of the bus and it is too crowded.

b. She is sitting in a seat in the "white section."

c. She has been riding for too long and needs to transfer or get off.

d. She is in the front of the "black section" and a white man doesn't have a seat to

sit in.

9. Why does Rosa Parks explain "what kind of tired" she was?

a. So people will feel sorry for her

b. Because the other people on the bus said she must be tired from working

c. So people will know she chose not to give up her seat

d. Because the bus driver asked her

lO. Choose the phrase that best describes the workers mentioned in "I Hear America


a. People doing odd jobs just to get by

b. People working hard and being satisfied by their work

c. People working themselves to exhaustion

d. People putting in their time at work just to get paid

11. What is the meaning of the line "Each singing what belongs to him or her and to

none else" in "I Hear America Singing"?

a. The workers put their own meaning and their own feelings into the songs they


b. No two workers ever Sing the same song.

c. Each worker makes up his or her own words to whatever song comes to mind.

d. The workers are singing about the tools and eqUipment that belong to them.

12. What is the theme, or message, that Whitman conveys in "I Hear America Singing"?

a. Americans are hard workers and good Singers. ..

b. America is the sum of different contributions from many people. .",.

c. Every American has a special job with a special spirit.

d. The spirit ofAmerica lives in the people's songs.

13. What is it that Chief Dan George's people long for?

a. To be able to participate fully and survive in modem society

b. To reclaim their old lands

c. To be able to go to school

d. To take the place of white people in important positions

14. Choose the best description of Chief Dan George's idea of new Native American


a. The new warriors will solve the nation's environmental problems.

b. The new warriors will use the weapons of their forefathers.

c. The new warriors will be lawyers and politicians.

d. The new warriors will have skills that give them a sense of worth and purpose.

15. Which of the following best states Chief Dan George's purpose for writing "There [s a

Longing ... "? .. .

a. He wants to express the needs and desires of Native Americans.

b. He wants to complain about the past treatment of Native Americans.

c. He hopes to be elected to a powerful government office.

d. He wants a grant of money so he can send young Native Americans to school.

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Vocabulary and Grammar In the blank, write the letter of the one best answer.

16. When Dr. King uses the word oppression, he means

a. a long-lasting, deep sadness.

b. the separation of people into racial groups.

c. making a lasting impression.

d. the white people's improper use of power over black people.

17. The man in the seat next to Rosa Parks with the bus driver's request.

a. oppresses

b. complies

c. endures

d. rejects

__ 18. The mechanics __ a song blithe and strong, and the dockhand __ on the

steamboat deck.

a. sing; sing

b. sings; sings

c. sing; sings

d. sings; sing

19. Choose the sentence in which the subject and verb agree.

a. Dr. King's listeners, at the end of the speech. is moved by his words.

b. Rosa Parks and Dr. King is responsible for the bus boycott.

c. Everyone in the country were keeping track of the boycott.

d. Supporters of Rosa Parks stand by her side throughout the boycott.

20. Which of the following is an example of determination?

a. A young child tries again and again to put his own socks on.

b. School work comes easily to Marly; she gets good grades.

c. Pete didn't train hard beforehand. but gave the race his best effort.

d. A teenager puts off her homework, then stays up most of the night to get it done.

Essay Questions

21. Martin Luther King, Jr.. deSCribes his dream for all Americans. What is his dream? Compare

his dream to your dream, both for yourself and for all Americans. Use powerful, persuasive

language in an essay that describes your dream.

22. Define the wordfteedom Examine how Martin Luther King. Jr., Rosa Parks, Walt Whitman,

and Chief Dan George apply the concept of freedom in their writings. Do all four of

the writers have the same understanding of freedom. or do their personal definitions differ?

Use details from each selection to support your opinions.

23. In his speech. Martin Luther King, Jr.. states his dream for his own people. Chief Dan

George expresses his dream for his people in a poem. In an essay. compare and contrast

the dreams of these two men. What hopes do they have for their people? Use specific examples

from the speech and the poem to support your ideas.


Multiple choice

For the album by Pork, see Multiple Choice (album). For the novel by Alejandro Zambra, see Multiple Choice (novel).

A multiple choice question, with days of the week as potential answers

Multiple choice (MC),[1]objective response, or MCQ (for Multiple Choice Question) is a form of an objective assessment in which respondents are asked to select only correct answers from the choices offered as a list. The multiple choice format is most frequently used in educational testing, in market research, and in elections, when a person chooses between multiple candidates, parties, or policies.

Although E. L. Thorndike developed an early scientific approach to testing students, it was his assistant Benjamin D. Wood who developed the multiple-choice test.[2] Multiple-choice testing increased in popularity in the mid-20th century when scanners and data-processing machines were developed to check the results. Christopher P. Sole created the first multiple-choice examination for computers on a Sharp Mz 80 computer in 1982. It was developed to aid people with dyslexia cope with agricultural subjects, as Latin plant names can be difficult to understand and write.[citation needed] The first complete exam was developed at St Edwards School in Romsey, England.[3]


Multiple choice items consist of a stem and several alternative answers. The stem is the opening—a problem to be solved, a question asked, or an incomplete statement to be completed. The options are the possible answers that the examinee can choose from, with the correct answer called the key and the incorrect answers called distractors.[4] Only one answer may be keyed as correct. This contrasts with multiple response items in which more than one answer may be keyed as correct.

Usually, a correct answer earns a set number of points toward the total mark, and an incorrect answer earns nothing. However, tests may also award partial credit for unanswered questions or penalize students for incorrect answers, to discourage guessing. For example, the SAT Subject tests remove a quarter point from the test taker's score for an incorrect answer.

For advanced items, such as an applied knowledge item, the stem can consist of multiple parts. The stem can include extended or ancillary material such as a vignette, a case study, a graph, a table, or a detailed description which has multiple elements to it. Anything may be included as long as it is necessary to ensure the utmost validity and authenticity to the item. The stem ends with a lead-in question explaining how the respondent must answer. In a medical multiple choice items, a lead-in question may ask "What is the most likely diagnosis?" or "What pathogen is the most likely cause?" in reference to a case study that was previously presented.

The items of a multiple choice test are often colloquially referred to as "questions," but this is a misnomer because many items are not phrased as questions. For example, they can be presented as incomplete statements, analogies, or mathematical equations. Thus, the more general term "item" is a more appropriate label. Items are stored in an item bank.


Ideally, the multiple choice question (MCQ) should be asked as a "stem", with plausible options, for example:

If a=1 and b=2, what is a+b?

In the equation 2x+3=4, solve for x.

The city known as the "IT capital of India" is

The correct answers are B, C and A respectively.

A well written multiple-choice question avoids obviously wrong or implausible distractors (such as Detroit being included in the third example), so that the question makes sense when read with each of the distractors as well as with the correct answer.

A more difficult and well-written multiple choice question is as follows:

Consider the following:

  1. An eight-by-eight chessboard.
  2. An eight-by-eight chessboard with two opposite corners removed.
  3. An eight-by-eight chessboard with all four corners removed.

Which of these can be tiled by two-by-one dominoes (with no overlaps or gaps, and every domino contained within the board)?

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. I and II only
  4. I and III only
  5. I, II, and III


There are several advantages to multiple choice tests. If item writers are well trained and items are quality assured, it can be a very effective assessment technique.[5] If students are instructed on the way in which the item format works and myths surrounding the tests are corrected, they will perform better on the test.[6] On many assessments, reliability has been shown to improve with larger numbers of items on a test, and with good sampling and care over case specificity, overall test reliability can be further increased.[7]

Multiple choice tests often require less time to administer for a given amount of material than would tests requiring written responses.

Multiple choice questions lend themselves to the development of objective assessment items, but without author training, questions can be subjective in nature. Because this style of test does not require a teacher to interpret answers, test-takers are graded purely on their selections, creating a lower likelihood of teacher bias in the results.[8] Factors irrelevant to the assessed material (such as handwriting and clarity of presentation) do not come into play in a multiple-choice assessment, and so the candidate is graded purely on their knowledge of the topic. Finally, if test-takers are aware of how to use answer sheets or online examination tick boxes, their responses can be relied upon with clarity. Overall, multiple choice tests are the strongest predictors of overall student performance compared with other forms of evaluations, such as in-class participation, case exams, written assignments, and simulation games.[9]


The most serious disadvantage is the limited types of knowledge that can be assessed by multiple choice tests. Multiple choice tests are best adapted for testing well-defined or lower-order skills. Problem-solving and higher-order reasoning skills are better assessed through short-answer and essay tests.[citation needed] However, multiple choice tests are often chosen, not because of the type of knowledge being assessed, but because they are more affordable for testing a large number of students. This is especially true in the United States and India, where multiple choice tests are the preferred form of high-stakes testing and the sample size of test-takers is large respectively.

Another disadvantage of multiple choice tests is possible ambiguity in the examinee's interpretation of the item. Failing to interpret information as the test maker intended can result in an "incorrect" response, even if the taker's response is potentially valid. The term "multiple guess" has been used to describe this scenario because test-takers may attempt to guess rather than determine the correct answer. A free response test allows the test taker to make an argument for their viewpoint and potentially receive credit.

In addition, even if students have some knowledge of a question, they receive no credit for knowing that information if they select the wrong answer and the item is scored dichotomously. However, free response questions may allow an examinee to demonstrate partial understanding of the subject and receive partial credit. Additionally if more questions on a particular subject area or topic are asked to create a larger sample then statistically their level of knowledge for that topic will be reflected more accurately in the number of correct answers and final results.

Another disadvantage of multiple choice examinations is that a student who is incapable of answering a particular question can simply select a random answer and still have a chance of receiving a mark for it. If randomly guessing an answer, there is usually a 25 percent chance of getting it correct on a four-answer choice question. It is common practice for students with no time left to give all remaining questions random answers in the hope that they will get at least some of them right. Many exams, such as the Australian Mathematics Competition and the SAT, have systems in place to negate this, in this case by making it no more beneficial to choose a random answer than to give none.

Another system of negating the effects of random selection is formula scoring, in which a score is proportionally reduced based on the number of incorrect responses and the number of possible choices. In this method, the score is reduced by the number of wrong answers divided by the average number of possible answers for all questions in the test, w/(c – 1) where w is the number of wrong responses on the test and c is the average number of possible choices for all questions on the test.[10] All exams scored with the three-parameter model of item response theory also account for guessing. This is usually not a great issue, moreover, since the odds of a student receiving significant marks by guessing are very low when four or more selections are available.

Additionally, it is important to note that questions phrased ambiguously may confuse test-takers. It is generally accepted that multiple choice questions allow for only one answer, where the one answer may encapsulate a collection of previous options. However, some test creators are unaware of this and might expect the student to select multiple answers without being given explicit permission, or providing the trailing encapsulation options.

Critics like philosopher and education proponent Jacques Derrida, said that while the demand for dispensing and checking basic knowledge is valid, there are other means to respond to this need than resorting to crib sheets.[11]

Despite all the shortcomings, the format remains popular because MCQs are easy to create, score and analyse.[12]

Changing answers[edit]

The theory that students should trust their first instinct and stay with their initial answer on a multiple choice test is a myth worth dispelling. Researchers have found that although some people believe that changing answers is bad, it generally results in a higher test score. The data across twenty separate studies indicate that the percentage of "right to wrong" changes is 20.2%, whereas the percentage of "wrong to right" changes is 57.8%, nearly triple.[13] Changing from "right to wrong" may be more painful and memorable (Von Restorff effect), but it is probably a good idea to change an answer after additional reflection indicates that a better choice could be made. In fact, a person's initial attraction to a particular answer choice could well derive from the surface plausibility that the test writer has intentionally built into a distractor (or incorrect answer choice). Test item writers are instructed to make their distractors plausible yet clearly incorrect. A test taker's first-instinct attraction to a distractor is thus often a reaction that probably should be revised in light of a careful consideration of each of the answer choices. Some test takers for some examination subjects might have accurate first instincts about a particular test item, but that does not mean that all test takers should trust their first instinct.

Notable multiple-choice examinations[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^Park, J. (2010), Constructive multiple-choice testing system. British Journal of Educational Technology, 41: 1054-1064. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01058.x
  2. ^"Alumni Notes". The Alcalde: The University of Texas at Austin Alumni Magazine. 61 (5): 36. May 1973. ISSN 1535-993X. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^Origins and Purposes of Multiple Choice Tests, San Francisco State University, accessed 2016-04-02
  4. ^Kehoe, Jerard (1995). Writing multiple-choice test itemsPractical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 4(9). Retrieved February 12, 2008.
  5. ^Item Writing ManualArchived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine by the National Board of Medical Examiners
  6. ^Beckert, L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Sainsbury, R. (2003). A needs-based study and examination skills course improves students' performance Medical Education 37 (5), 424–428. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.2003.01499.x
  7. ^Steven M Downing (2004) Reliability: on the reproducibility of assessment data Medical Education 38 (9), 1006–1012. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2004.01932.x
  8. ^DePalma, Anthony (1 November 1990). "Revisions Adopted in College Entrance Tests". New York Times. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  9. ^Bontis, N., Hardie, T., & Serenko, A. (2009). Techniques for assessing skills and knowledge in a business strategy classroom International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2, 2, 162-180.
  10. ^"Archived copy"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^Jacques Derrida (1990) pp.334-5 Once Again from the Top: Of the Right to Philosophy, interview with Robert Maggiori for Libération, November 15, 1990, republished in Points (1995).
  12. ^"Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons". Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning. 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  13. ^Benjamin, L. T., Cavell, T. A., & Shallenberger, W. R. (1984). Staying with the initial answers on objective tests: Is it a myth? Teaching of Psychology, 11, 133-141.
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How to Prepare for a Career Selection Test

By Melody Dawn

A career selection test can help find the best job for you.

Career selection tests can help you identify your interests, education, career preferences and personality traits to locate jobs that are best suited for you. There are no right and wrong answers for career selection tests, but due to the nature of the test, you should pay close attention to your answers. Some employers will give a career selection test or job aptitude test prior to employment to see if you are a good match for the type of person they need.

Familiarize yourself with a variety of career selection tests so you will understand the type of questions you will encounter. You can ask for sample tests at your community college career center, and many employment agencies will provide them to you. Practice may help you achieve higher scores.

Get a good night’s sleep the night before. This will help ensure you are alert during test taking, and it will allow you to think clearly. Drink a cup of coffee or a soda if that helps you wake up.

Show up at the test center at least 30 minutes before your test, and bring all of your materials with you. You should check with the center in advance to see what you can take in with you. Some testing sites will not allow drinks, cell phones or calculators. Have at least one extra pencil, so you do not have to get up in the middle of the test to sharpen one. Go to the bathroom before the test begins and be ready to start when the test administrator tells you.

Listen carefully to the instruction. Raise your hand and ask questions if you are confused with any part of the directions. Be sure to re-read the instructions for each question before you answer it.

Skip any questions you are unsure of and come back to them if you have time. It’s best to not spend too much time on any one question and not have time to finish the test. Pace yourself. Some tests are so long you may not be able to finish the whole thing. Just be sure you read each question carefully and answer as truthfully as possible.

Ignore everyone else taking the test. Some will finish before you, and there will be those who do not finish. Worrying about what others are doing will only shake your confidence and may cause you to do poorly.


Writer Bio

Based in Atlanta, Melody Dawn has been writing business articles and blogs since 2004. Her work has appeared in the "Gainesville Times," "Player's Press" and "USA Today." She is also skilled in writing product descriptions and marketing materials. Dawn holds a Master of Business from Brenau University.

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