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Multiple Choice Homework -- January 8
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These questions refer to the same passage from January 2 by Annie Dillard.

9. In line 44, "kindled" is best interpreted to mean
 
a. relaxed
b. angered
c. enamored
d. betrayed
e. inspired
 
10. The image of the poet Rimbaud expands the meaning of the description of the burning moth to include the
 
a. futility of excess in a world governed by physical laws
b. self-destructive yet self-perpetuating passion of the artist
c. selfishness of those who would use the light of others to find truth
d. power of the intellect over human behavior
e. necessity of recording and analyzing mystical experiences
 
11. In which of the following lines is the use of alliterative words to heighten the intensity of the description most evident?
 
a. 1-2
b. 15-17
c. 23-24
d. 24-28
e. 34-37
 
12. Which of the following best describes the rhetorical development of the passage as a whole?
 
a. Progress from exposition to argument
b. Development from hypothesis to proof
c. Transition from sympathetic narrative to objective description
d. Expansion from descriptive narration to poetic mediation
e. Movement from contemplative rumination to active participation
 
 
 

AP English -- Taryn Barber -- Largo High School -- 2006/2007