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ENGLISH I FINAL EXAM REVIEW

Fall 2010



INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the following review packet and turn it in completed on the day of your final exam for a ten-point bonus on your final. In addition to the information in this packet, you are also responsible for knowing all 90 Greek and Latin word stems and for being able to discern correct word usage. Use your usage packet and your vocabulary word lists to review for those sections of the exam.
I. Literary Terms: Define the following literary terms.


  1. Exposition



  1. Inciting Moment



  1. Rising Action



  1. Climax



  1. Falling Action



  1. Resolution



  1. Denouement



  1. Linear Plot



  1. Non-Linear Plot



  1. Protagonist



  1. Antagonist



  1. Static Character



  1. Dynamic Character



  1. Flat Character




  1. Round Character



  1. Foreshadowing



  1. Symbolism



  1. Theme



  1. Point of View

    1. First Person

    2. Third Person Limited

    3. Third Person Omniscient



  1. Irony

  1. Dramatic Irony

  2. Situational Irony

  3. Verbal Irony


II. Short Stories
The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell


  1. Who is the protagonist?



  1. Who is the antagonist?



  1. What are the settings of the story?



  1. Provide at least two (2) examples of foreshadowing from the story.



  1. Provide at least two (2) examples of internal conflict.



  1. Provide at least two (2) examples of external conflict.



  1. List at least three (3) events that are involved in the rising action of the story.



  1. What is the climax of the story?

The Right to the Streets of Memphis” by Richard Wright




  1. Provide at least one (1) example of internal conflict in the story.



  1. Provide at least one (1) example of external conflict in the story.



  1. List at least three (3) events in the rising action.



  1. What is the climax of “The Right to the Streets of Memphis”?



  1. List at least one (1) event in the falling action.



  1. What is the resolution of the story?

The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe




  1. Who was Edgar Allan Poe?



  1. What disease did many of the women in Poe’s life die from?



  1. What is the setting of “The Cask of Amontillado”?



  1. Who is the protagonist?



  1. Who is the antagonist?



  1. What is a possible theme of the story?



  1. How does the story end?



  1. Provide at least two (2) examples of dramatic irony from the story. Refer to your irony chart!



  1. Provide at least two (2) examples of verbal irony from the story. Refer to your irony chart!



  1. Provide at least one (1) example of situational irony from the story. Refer to your irony chart!



  1. How does the story end?

The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst




  1. Who is the protagonist of “The Scarlet Ibis”?



  1. Who is the antagonist of “The Scarlet Ibis”?



  1. Identify at least one symbol from the story, and explain what it symbolizes.



  1. Identify at least three (3) instances of foreshadowing in the story, and tell what they foreshadow.



  1. What is one possible theme of “The Scarlet Ibis”? Explain.



  1. How does the story end?



III. Research Skills & MLA Formatting


  1. On which side of the first page of a paper do you place your MLA heading?



  1. Put the following date into proper MLA format: December 10, 2009.



  1. Write out the full, correct MLA heading.



  1. What font size and type is required when writing papers according to MLA standards (like the Creative Narrative Essay and the Annotated Bibliography)?



  1. Write a citation for each of the following media. You may choose any source you want as long as there is one source for each of the three categories.




  1. Book




  1. Database




  1. Credible Internet Source




  1. What are the big issues to consider when trying to determine whether or not a source is credible?



  1. What is an annotated bibliography?



  1. What is the proper way to include a quote in your writing?



  1. Why is submitting your papers to TurnItIn.com so important?



  1. What is the purpose of parenthetical documentation in an essay?



  1. When composing your thesis statement for the Annotated Bibliography, what three questions had to be included?



  1. What kinds of words should be excluded from a thesis statement?



  1. True or False: The title of a paper in MLA format should be located in the center of the page, in Times New Roman, and not underlined, italicized, or bolded.



  1. Define and provide two examples of a primary source.



  1. Define and provide two examples of a secondary source.



  1. Is Wikipedia a credible source? Why/why not?



IV. Argument and Persuasion


  1. Define rhetoric.



  1. Define persuasion.



  1. Define argument.



  1. What three things must successful arguments do?



  1. Define and provide one example of propaganda.



  1. Define and provide one example of ethos.



  1. Define and provide one example of pathos.



  1. Define and provide one example of logos.



  1. Distinguish between fact and opinion.



  1. Define and provide one example of an issue.



  1. Define and provide one example of a position.



  1. Define and provide one example of an assertion.



  1. What is a fallacy? Why are fallacies used?



  1. Define and provide one example of repetition.



  1. Define and provide one example of parallelism.



  1. Define and provide one example of an analogy.



  1. Define and provide one example of a bandwagon appeal.



  1. Define and provide one example of false cause and effect.



  1. Define and provide one example of oversimplification.



  1. Define and provide one example of stereotyping.



  1. In an argumentative essay, what do we call the thesis?



  1. In an argumentative essay, what should our topic sentences be?




  1. Identify at least one example each of ethos, pathos, and logos in Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream.”

    1. Ethos:

    2. Pathos:

    3. Logos:



  1. Identify at least one example each of ethos, pathos, and logos in Michael J. Fox’s “Testimony Before the Senate.”

  1. Ethos:

  2. Pathos:

  3. Logos:


V. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men


  1. What are the physical and historical settings of the text?



  1. Who is John Steinbeck, and why is he important?



  1. Explain what happened in Weed.



  1. Explain the relationship between George and Lennie. How are they different from the typical Depression-era migrant worker?



  1. Analyze the impact of Lennie’s fixation with soft things.



  1. What is different about the names of Slim, George, and Lennie? Why is this significant?



  1. What is the significance of Curley’s wife in the novel?



  1. What is the significance of Crooks in the novel?



  1. Explain how Candy’s dog is a symbol for Lennie.



  1. Explain how Lennie can be considered a symbol.



  1. Identify and explain at least one example of foreshadowing in the novel.



  1. Explain the thematic concept of isolation in the text.



  1. Why is Lennie so frequently referred to using animal imagery in the text?




  1. Distinguish between direct and indirect characterization and provide an example of each.

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