Semester Exam Guide

SECOND SEMESTER EXAM—CULVER

Works/information covered:

  • The Crucible and background info
  • “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” by Bret Harte (on-line)
  • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson (on-line)
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • “Harlem” by Langston Hughes (on-line)
  • “Chicago” p 868
  • “Grass” p. 870
  • “Mending Wall” p 878
  •  “The First Seven Years” p 1028
  • “Everyday Use” p 1312
  • ACT information/skills (identify main idea, vocabulary in context, identify correct structure or punctuation, inference, pacing, etc.)
  • WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING BACK OVER THESE WORKS IN YOUR TEXTBOOK, PLEASE LOOK AT THE LITERARY TERMS IN BOLD (at beginning of the selection) AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.

Terms:

  • Inference
  • Argument
  • Plagiarism
  • Denotation
  • Connotation
  • Theme
  • Satire
  • Irony
  • Evidence (primary source/secondary source)
  • Dialect
  • Characterization
  • Conflict
  • Repetition
  • Speaker
  • Plot Elements ( exposition, climax, resolution, etc.)
  • Foreshadowing

Essay Information

  • Your semester exam will feature 1 bonus essay.  In other words, you are NOT required to answer it.  You should only complete the essay if you feel that you have not done well on the final.  If you choose to answer the essay,   you will be asked to respond to a prompt using specific examples from the literature that has been covered in the second semester.
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