LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI QUESTIONS

Answer the questions based on the fragments quoted.

1. How does Twain create humor with the extended metaphor in this fragment?

My gunpowdery chief went off with a bang, of course, and then went on loading and firing until he was out of adjectives. 
I had learned long ago that he only carried just so many rounds of ammunition, and was sure to subside into a very placable and even remorseful old smoothbore as soon as they were all gone.

2. Is Bixby exagerating here? Explain.

“Do you mean to say that I’ve got to know all the million trifling variations of shape in the banks of this interminable river as well as I know the shape of the front hall at home?”

“On my honor, you’ve got to know them better than any man ever did know the shapes of the halls in his own house.”

3. Why is the text below considered a hyperbole? Check the definition of Hyperbole on page 1194

“Oh, don’t say anymore, please! Have I got to learn the shape of the river according to all these five hundred thousand different ways? If I tried to carry all that cargo in my head it would make me stoop-shouldered.”

4. What comic technique is using Twain here? Explain.

Two things seemed pretty apparent to me. One was, that in order to be a pilot a man had got to learn more than any one man ought to be allowed to know; and the other was, that he must learn it all over again in a different way every twenty-four hours.

5. Why is Twain being ironic here?

Mr. Bixby asked me what I had stayed up there for. I confessed that it was to do Mr. W—— a benevolence—tell him where he was. It took five minutes for the entire preposterousness of the thing to filter into Mr. Bixby’s system, and then I judge it filled him nearly up to the chin; because he paid me a compliment—and not much of a one either. He said—

“Well, taking you by and large, you do seem to be more different kinds of an ass than any creature I ever saw before. What did you suppose he wanted to know for?”

 

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RISE OF REALISM QUESTIONS 9C

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Here’s the PDF file

THE RISE OF REALISM

Here are the questions and the people responsible. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK MY FEEDBACK TO YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES.

 

Student Question
LAURA ALVARADO 1
ISABELLA 2
MARIA JOSE 3
SARAH 4
LAURA LORENA 5
MARIA JULIANA 6
CAMILA NEIRA 7
NATALIA 8
LAURA PAZMIÑO 9
TATIANA 10
MARIA ALEJANDRA 11
CAMILA SIERRA 12
CATALINA 13
MARIA FERNANDA 14

 

Questions

 

  1. What news did Whitman learn in the newspaper?
  2. What had Emerson predicted and did he think would be its cause?
  3. What was Whitman’s perception of the war when he went to Virginia in 1862?
  4. What was Melville’s perception of war? Explain your answer? How did he express his feelings?
  5. Why was there so little significant literary work about the civil war?
  6. What would be the kind of novel that could show what war was really like?
  7. When was “The Red Badge of Courage” written? Tell an approximate year.
  8. How is the romantic novel different from the realistic novel?
  9. What famous European realistic writers were known?
  10. How is regionalism different from realism? Why are they related?
  11. Who’s the most famous writer who put regionalism and realism together? Why?
  12. What did William Dean Howells and Frank Norris have in common?
  13. Which two naturalists are mentioned in the article? Why are they called like that?
  14. Why is Henry James considered a psychological novel writer?

 

RISE OF REALISM QUESTIONS 9B

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Here’s the PDF file

THE RISE OF REALISM

Here are the questions and the people responsible. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO CHECK MY FEEDBACK TO YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES.

 

Student Question
BIANCA 1
SOFÍA 2
JULIANA 3
PAULA 4
MANUELA 5
CAROLINA 6
VALENTINA PEREA 7
DANIELA PEREZ 8
MARIA JOSÉ 9
LAURA 10
MONICA 11
DANIELA VELA 12
VALENTINA VELOSA 13
VALENTINA VILLARREAL 14

 

Questions

 

  1. What news did Whitman learn in the newspaper?
  2. What had Emerson predicted and did he think would be its cause?
  3. What was Whitman’s perception of the war when he went to Virginia in 1862?
  4. What was Melville’s perception of war? Explain your answer? How did he express his feelings?
  5. Why was there so little significant literary work about the civil war?
  6. What would be the kind of novel that could show what war was really like?
  7. When was “The Red Badge of Courage” written? Tell an approximate year.
  8. How is the romantic novel different from the realistic novel?
  9. What famous European realistic writers were known?
  10. How regionalism different from realism? Why are they related?
  11. Who’s the most famous writer who put regionalism and realism together? Why?
  12. What did William Dean Howells and Frank Norris have in common?
  13. Which two naturalists are mentioned in the article? Why are they called like that?
  14. Why is Henry James considered a psychological novel writer?

 

Mark Twain Questions

1. Why is Twain considered a humorist and a realist at the same time?

2. What does Twain mean by the quote “Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody”?

3. What character was inspired by Twain’s living near The Mississippi?

4. Where and how did Samuel Langhorne Clemens get his pen name?

5. What wealth did he find in Nevada?

6. What launched Mark’s career as a writer?

7. How was colloquial speech transformed into literary language?

8. How did Twain know what a soldier feels when a bullet crashes through his heart?

EMBEDDED QUESTIONS

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Here is the PDF file with complete explanations for embedded questions.

EMBEDDED QUESTIONS

EMBEDDED QUESTIONS PRACTICE 9C

Hi dear grade 9

 

This is some practice for the test of tomorrow.

 

Decide whether the following statements are true or false and explain your choice.

 

1. The embedded question “Can you tell me if Catalina is here.” is correct.

2. In the embedded question “How do you know where is Carlos?” there is no mistake.

3. Embedded questions are used to ask a question politely.

4. In embedded questions we change tenses, pronouns and possessives.

5. The embedded question “I want to know why to take the test.” is correct.

You will answer questions as follows.

 

ALVARADO PERDOMO, LAURA CAROLINA 1
ARIZA MARTINEZ, ISABELLA 1
BORDA PEÑA, MARIA JOSE 1
FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ SARAH 2
LASSO MUÑOZ, LAURA LORENA 2
LOZANO SOMBREDERO, MARIA JULIANA 2
NEIRA MARIA Camila 3
NEMPEQUE BENITEZ, NATALIA 3
PAZMIÑO LA ROTTA, LAURA ANDREA 3
REYES SILVA, TATIANA 4
RODRIGUEZ CORREAL, MARIA ALEJANDRA 4
SIERRA TORRES, CAMILA ANDREA 4
TRUJILLO CATALINA 5
ZAFRA ZAMBRANO, MARIA FERNANDA 5

 

 

CONDITIONALS WORKSHOP GRADE 10

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