English Help Please?!?

A story contains situational irony when

A. something humorous or ridiculous happens.

B. what a character means contrasts with what he or she actually says.

C. something happens that is the opposite of what is expected.

D. events in a story do not seem related.

2. Dramatic irony occurs when

A. there is a surprising plot twist in a play.

B. the truth about something is not revealed until the end of a play.

C. the narrator of a story is unreliable.

D. the reader or audience knows something that a character does not know.

3. Verbal irony refers to

A. saying two things at once.

B. saying one thing, but meaning another.

C. saying something that surprises the reader.

D. saying something that other characters cannot hear.

4. When a text is ambiguous

A. the characters are unbelievable.

B. it is open to several interpretations.

C. it does not rely on a traditional structure.

D. the plot does not follow chronological order.

5. The dancing spark that appears throughout “R.M.S. Titanic” symbolizes

A. lightning.

B. life.

C. the radio transmission.

D. the sea.

6. In Harry Senior’s account, the captain threatens to shoot anyone who goes above the well deck because he

A. thinks the firemen want revenge for the sinking.

B. doesn’t want the firemen taking up space on the lifeboats.

C. believes the area above the well deck is dangerous.

D. blames the firemen for the sinking.

7. In “From a Lifeboat,” the rescuers cannot save survivors because the rescuers would be drowned as well. This predicament is a kind of

A. resolution.

B. foreshadowing.

C. situational irony.

D. verbal irony.

8. Which of the following events in “A Fireman’s Story” is an example of dramatic irony?

A. The millionaires escape in a half-filled boat while a poor woman and her babies drown.

B. Harry Senior is hit on the head with an oar but still manages to get in a boat.

C. The woman escapes with her baby but is overtaken by a huge wave.

D. The firemen finally get their hands on a collapsible boat.

9. When the Titanic nearly crashes into the steamer New York, the event is an example of

A. foreshadowing.

B. verbal irony.

C. characterization.

D. climax.

10. In “The Possibility of Evil,” the name of Mrs. Strangeworth’s street is an example of

A. dramatic irony.

B. situational irony.

C. verbal irony.

D. ambiguity.

11. Mrs. Strangeworth taking out the plain paper and writing a note to Don Crane is an example of

A. dramatic irony.

B. situational irony.

C. verbal irony.

D. ambiguity.

12. The description of Mrs. Strangeworth’s lovely home is an example of

A. dramatic irony.

B. situational irony.

C. verbal irony.

D. ambiguity.

13. Mrs. Strangeworth’s statement that the town needed to be” kept clean and sweet” is an example of

A. dramatic irony.

B. situational irony.

C. verbal irony.

D. ambiguity.

14. Subjective writing

A. includes personal opinion or loaded words.

B. offers measurable or observable material.

C. is free of bias.

D. both b and c.

15. Objective writing

A. includes personal opinion or loaded words.

B. offers measurable or observable material.

C. is free of bias.

D. both b and c

16. Identify whether active voice or passive voice is used for each sentence.

The telephone rang all day long.

A. Active voice

B. Passive voice

17. Identify whether active voice or passive voice is used for each sentence.

My dog was found near the park.

A. Active voice

B. Passive voice

18. Identify whether active voice or passive voice is used for each sentence.

The couch was moved to the basement.

A. Active voice

B. Passive voice

19. Identify whether active voice or passive voice is used for each sentence.

The ball bounced over the fence and into the street.

A. Active voice

B. Passive voice

20. Identify whether active voice or passive voice is used for each sentence.

Those chairs do not match.

A. Active voice

B. Passive voice

21. Identify whether each sentence contains subjective or objective language.

The lifeboat was lowered.

A. Subjective

B. Objective

22. Identify whether each sentence contains subjective or objective language.

There are thirty-three children for every adult.

A. Subjective

B. Objective

23. Identify whether each sentence contains subjective or objective language.

The greedy buggers took off with the lifeboat half full.

A. Subjective

B. Objective

24. Identify whether each sentence contains subjective or objective language.

It wasn’t fair that the firemen had to stay below deck.

A. Subjective

B. Objective

25. Identify whether each sentence contains subjective or objective language.

One lifeboat carried only the b

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Obviously I am not going to do your homework for you, but I will give you some clues to help you. For the first four questions I cannot think how to help you without telling you the answer, so I suggest that you look the words up in a dictionary. For the next part you will be able to find the answers by re-reading your set text. For the final part I have written you some notes that will hopefully help you to answer the relevant questions.

    Objective and subjective writing are opposites. Objective means unbiased writing - so a journalist should try to give facts objectively, without including their own opinions. If you write subjectively, you are allowing your own opinion to change the meaning of the sentence and trying to suggest a particular interpretation of the facts to your reader.

    In English, usual word order goes SUBJECT - VERB - OBJECT. The subject does the verb to the object. For example the dog ate the bone - dog = subject, ate=verb and bone=object. This is an active sentence. In a passive sentence, the object comes first and we may not know who did the action, or it may be at the end (look for "by"). For example, the bone was eaten (by the dog).

    I hope this helps. Good luck!

  • 4 years ago

    In N Z you likely have some expressions that are no longer heard someplace else, no longer even in Australia. i'm southern English, yet replaced into in oz..for 3 years interior the early Seventies. Visited N Z around Auckland for some hours on the way living house from oz..with the aid of sea. yet then, what's "English" English or British English? so some distance as i'm worried the North (of england) is yet another united states for language!

  • mindy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Thankyou all for your answers and opinions!

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Want to see the answer to this too

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