1. What is the main idea of the passage from An Essay on Man? (1 point)?
1. What is the main idea of the passage from An Essay on Man? (1 point)
People hide their emotions more than they should.
People have many strengths and weaknesses.
People are emotional when they should be logical.
People are more like beasts than angels.
2. What is Pope's purpose in writing the excerpt from An Essay on Man? (1 point)
to explore the range of human emotions
to poke fun at human relations
to expose corruption in government
to examine human nature
3. In Gulliver's Travels, what are the Lilliputians quarreling about that leads to war? (1 point)
what to do with Gulliver
which end of an egg to break open
who owns the island of Blefuscu
how to elect political leaders
4. What is Swift satirizing in the story of the dispute between the Big-Endians and the Little-Endians in Gulliver's Travels? (1 point)
arguments over unimportant things
the inability to learn how others think
the superiority of the upper class
stubbornness against trying new ideas
5. In Gulliver's Travels, the king of Brobdingnag listens carefully to Gulliver's stories of England. What does the king conclude about the English? (1 point)
They are a powerful group.
They are democratic people.
They are disgusting vermin.
They are a civilized race.
6. What is Pepys's method for describing events in The Diary? (1 point)
He presents philosophical ideas.
He gives details and examples.
He provides advice about fires.
He introduces broad generalities.
7. What is the main idea of the first part of Pepys's diary, titled “The Plague”? (1 point)
The plague could be controlled with enforcement of the laws.
Many people died from the plague, but they were mainly the very poor.
The sick were everywhere, and many people Pepys knew had died.
Although many died, most people saw little evidence of it.
8. The narrator of A Journal of the Plague Year says the huge pit was expected to last a month, but it lasted two weeks. What conclusion can you draw from this information? (1 point)
The plague was getting worse.
Fewer people were dying than expected.
The pit was not as big as people thought.
The church forced the pit to close early.
9. According to the narrator in A Journal of the Plague Year, why was it necessary to keep the public from visiting the burial pit? (1 point)
to keep people from panicking when they saw how many died
to prevent idle, curious people from behaving badly
to avoid infection and prevent people from jumping in
so people would not object to how the bodies were dumped in
10. How does Defoe make his account, A Journal of the Plague Year, seem realistic? (1 point)
He uses quotations from famous people.
He gives mortality statistics and measurements.
He gives specific symptoms of plague.
He uses metaphors and similes.
11. What is the central theme of the excerpt from Paradise Lost? (1 point)
the fall of the first man and woman
the creation of Hell
the conflict between good and evil
faith in God
12. How did Satan come to rule in Hell, according to the excerpt from Paradise Lost? (1 point)
He betrayed Beelzebub.
He led a rebellion against God.
He wanted his own realm.
He was punished for deceiving humans.
13. As Satan sits in Hell, what does he vow to do, according to the excerpt from Paradise Lost? (1 point)
raise a rebellion of angels
seek forgiveness from God
deceive Adam and Eve
create evil out of all good
14. In “A Modest Proposal,” what does Swift propose doing to solve the problem of poverty in Ireland? (1 point)
sell children of the poor into slavery
ship all Catholic children to England
slaughter children of the poor for food
train poor children for the English army
15. According to “A Modest Proposal,” how long does Swift propose that mothers keep their children? (1 point)
until they are one year old
until they are adults
until they finish school
until someone buys them
16. Swift includes many facts and statistics in “A Modest Proposal.” What seems to be his purpose in including this information? (1 point)
to convince people to act
to make his proposal appear logical
to add humor to his proposal
to justify laws to protect the poor
17. What is the author's purpose in writing “A Modest Proposal”? (1 point)
to quickly reduce the population of Ireland
to call attention to the problem of poverty in Ireland
to enable poor mothers to earn more money
to encourage Catholics to leave Ireland
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Fascinating question and I may be able to help you but I am not sure how to answer. Can you please be more specific?
- 5 years ago
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