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    language arts. Shell to the first who answers

    1. In order to impart good advice to readers, the narrator of “The Fish I Didn’t Catch” __________ . (Points : 3)
    includes guidance in the last paragraph of a standard persuasive essay
    passes on helpful tips as he narrates something that happened to him
    drops bits of information into a humorously exaggerated poem
    writes a poem with striking images that communicate his ideas


    2. In "The Fish I Didn't Catch," the narrator loses his fish. However, his uncle makes a comparison that helps teach the narrator a lesson. He compares the narrator's boasting about the fish to __________. (Points : 3)
    an older person bragging about something before it is done

    breaking a doll or losing a marble

    his own reaction when he caught his first fish as a boy

    a proverb he created about catching fish



    3. How does the reader know that the events of "The Fish I Didn't Catch" had a powerful impact on the narrator? (Points : 3)
    Even as an adult, the author is still disappointed that he lost the fish.

    The author remembers and retells the story from his childhood.

    The author stopped fishing as a result of the incident.

    The author continues to enjoy going fishing in the country.



    4. What weakens John Ruskin’s argument in his essay called “Work"? (Points : 3)
    examples drawn from real life
    uses of logical fallacies
    appeals to logic
    appeals to readers’ emotions


    5. An emotional appeal is one in which the writer attempts to persuade readers by __________. (Points : 3)
    including facts, statistics, and logic in support of his or her position

    including expert opinions that agree with his or her position

    including descriptions and imagery that will affect readers' feelings

    including illogical claims and overgeneralizations about opposing positions



    6. Read this excerpt from “For Want of a Horseshoe Nail”:
    Before the king could rise, his frightened horse had galloped away. The king looked up and saw that his soldiers were fleeing in confused retreat, and that on all sides Henry’s troops were closing in upon him.

    In this excerpt, Baldwin uses language that conveys _________ .

    (Points : 3)
    Henry’s fun-loving, easy-going personality
    the battle’s alarm and turmoil
    the soldiers’ remorse and sorrow
    the king’s optimism and certainty of victory


    7. Joseph Addison, in his essay titled “Argument,” advises people not to become angry while arguing because anger is evidence of __________ . (Points : 3)
    a lack of emotional control
    a desire to learn the truth of a matter
    a strong ability to reason logically
    overconfidence in one’s position


    8. "Argument," by Joseph Addison, is a traditional persuasive essay. In the essay, Addison supports his thesis with __________. (Points : 3)
    impressive imagery

    reasons and evidence

    humor and exaggeration

    logical fallacies and emotional appeals



    9. Which statement best summarizes the advice Rudyard Kipling offers in "If"? (Points : 3)
    Don't be afraid to try several different kinds of work for short periods of time until you find what you really want to do.

    Do your best, but don't think too much of yourself or your accomplishments.

    Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    Be yourself, but always keep other people's advice in mind.



    10. Which of the following is not a type of hook often used in persuasive works such as the poems “If,” “Can’t,” and “Perseverance”? (Points : 3)
    a claim or bit of information that surprises readers
    a statement of the work’s thesis
    a question that causes readers to think
    a comparison that catches readers off guard


    11. The speaker in Langston Hughes’s poem “Mother to Son” says that for her, “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair,” meaning that __________ . (Points : 3)
    she knows that life should be like a beautiful story
    she wishes she had a crystal staircase in her house
    her life is one of failure and regret
    her life has been full of challenges and difficulty


    12. What do both Robert E. Lee and the speaker in Langston Hughes's poem advise their children to do? (Points : 3)
    Have a positive attitude.

    Persevere despite trying circumstances.

    Act responsibly and follow the rules at all times.

    Be a person of your word.



    13. For whom were "Rebecca" and "The Story of Augustus" most likely written? (Points : 3)
    adults

    teenagers

    children

    teachers



    14. The authors of “Rebecca” and “The Story of Augustus” reach readers by using __________ . (Points : 3)
    stories from their own lives to give advice
    wit and hyperbole to communicate their ideas
    logical fallacies to support their arguments
    intriguing questions and comments to engage readers’ minds

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    Kinda hard to do this when we don't have the stories to reference lol

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    Thats why im giving a shell if someone can find the answers (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by minecraftmac123 View Post
    Thats why im giving a shell if someone can find the answers (:
    Personally I wouldn't go through the work of finding all of these stories, and answering them correctly for a simple shell...but that's just me.

    Hopefully someone will come along to help you.

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    Yeah I know..

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    Just curious, which level is this for? xD
    If it's easy enough to read, I'll skim the reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana View Post
    Just curious, which level is this for? xD
    If it's easy enough to read, I'll skim the reading
    Would you skim it if it was the length of 'The Order of the Phoenix'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod View Post
    Would you skim it if it was the length of 'The Order of the Phoenix'?
    Well I actually read order of the phoenix

    And they're poems, excerpts and essays so they wouldn't get that long~

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    How hard is it to just read them yourself and answer them?

    Obviously this is like 6th-8th grade stuff, which is super easy. -_-

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