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Day 4 Yellow Non-Traditional Eng I

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
 In this scene, a new high school student Tai:
 is introduced during gym class. Cher, which one of them is your
   boyfriend?
 Clueless
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Cher:
   As if!
 Principal:  
 Miss Stoeger? Got another one. Ladies, Dionne:
 we have a new student with us. This is Cher’s got attitude about high school
 Tai Frasier. boys.
    
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Miss Stoeger:
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Cher:
 Tai, you don’t have time to change, but  It’s a personal choice every woman has
 you could hit a few balls in those clothes. got to make for herself.
    
 Amber: [Murray approaches the girls.]
 She could be a farmer in those clothes.  
   Murray [To Dionne]:
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Cher:
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Woman, lend me five dollars.
 Dee, my mission is clear. Would you look   
 at that girl? She is so adorably clueless.  Dionne:
 We have got to adopt her. Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not
   to call me Woman!
 Dionne:  
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Cher, she is toe-up. Our stock would  Murray:
 plummet.
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Excuse me, Miss Dionne.
    
 Cher [motions to Tai]:  Dionne:
 C’mere. Yeah, c’mere. Hang with us. Thank you.
 Tai:  
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Oh, thank you. Murray:
   OK, but street slang is an increasingly
 [Scene changes to the girls walking down
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valid form of expression. Most of the
 the main path at the school.] feminine pronouns do have mocking, but
   not necessarily misogynistic,1 undertones.
 Cher [voice over]:  
 So, we decided to show Tai the ropes at Tai:
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Bronson Alcott High School.
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Wow! You guys talk like grown-ups.
    
 Cher: Cher:
 That is Alana’s group over there. They do  Oh, well, this is a really good school. Oooh,
 the T.V. station. They think that’s the  project! I’ve got an idea. Let’s do a makeover!
 most important thing on Earth. And that’s  
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the Preppie Mafia. You can’t hang with
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Tai:
 them unless you own a BMW. And  No, no.
 there’s Elton in the white vest, and all the   
 popular boys in the school. Dionne:
   Oh, c’mon! Let us! Cher’s main thrill in
 Dionne: life is a makeover, OK, it gives her a
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Including my boyfriend. Ain’t he cute?
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sense of control in a world full of chaos.
    
 Tai: Cher:
 Yeah. Pleeeaaase?
    
 Cher: Tai:
 If you make the decision to date a high Sure. Why not?
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school boy, they are the only acceptable ones.  
    
 1having anti-woman qualities or purpose Adapted from Amy Heckerling, Clueless. © 1995       by Amy Heckerling.
    
 

 1. 

Which literary technique does the author use most to convey the characters’ personalities?
a.
Direct description
c.
Dialogue
b.
Formal speech
d.
Stage directions
 

 2. 

What does the author imply that the students in the passage believe?
a.
Appearances reflect social position.
c.
Everyone should look alike.
b.
Appearances reflect individual personality.
d.
Adults should not control what teens wear.
 

 3. 

Which sentence conveys the same meaning as the line “our stock would plummet” (lines 17–18)?
a.
We would lose a lot of money.
c.
We would become less popular.
b.
We would become more popular.
d.
We would value our friendship more.
 

 4. 

Why does Dionne exclaim “I have asked you repeatedly not to call me Woman” (lines 60-61)?
a.
She does not know Murray very well.
c.
She does not think Murray is being respectful.
b.
She does not enjoy Murray’s company.
d.
She does not want to lend money to Murray.
 

 5. 

Which adjective most accurately represents Murray’s tone in line 63?
a.
Cheerful
c.
Sarcastic
b.
Proud
d.
Timid
 

 6. 

What is the most likely reason why Tai agrees to the makeover?
a.
She wants the high school boys to like her.
c.
She is bored with her current style.
b.
She is unsure of herself in a new school.
d.
She wants new clothes and makeup.
 
 
 I Ask My Grandmother If We Can Make  is skimming over the rooftops
 Lahmajoun1 toward the sea
    
 Sure, she says, why not, we are spreading the lahma3
 we buy the ground lamb from the market
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on the ajoun4 with our fingers
 we buy parsley, fresh tomatoes, garlic whispering into it the histories
 we cut, press, dice, mix of those who have none
    
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make the yeasty dough we are baking them
 the night before, kneading it under the heat of the sun
 until our knuckles feel the hardness
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the dough crispening
 of river beds or rocks in the desert so thin and delicate
    
 we tell Tante Lola to come you would swear
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with her rolling pins we tell it is valuable parchment
 Zaven and Maroush, Hagop and Arpine we are taking out
 to bring their baking sheets
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and rolling up in our hands
    
 we sprinkle the flour on the kitchen table and eating and tasting again
 and it is snowing on Ararat2 everything that has already
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we sprinkle the flour and the memory been written
 of winter is in our eyes into the body.
    
 we roll the dough out 1a pizza-like dish from Armenia
 into small circles 2a mountain near the border of Armenia
 pale moons over and Turkey
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every empty village 3meat
   4dough
 Kevork is standing on a chair  
 and singing Gregory Djanikian, “I Ask My Grandmother If
 O my Armenian girl We Can Make Lahmajoun.” © 2002 by The
 my spirit longs to be nearer Poetry Foundation.
    
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Nevrig is warming the oven  
 and a dry desert breeze
  
 

 7. 

Which line makes the best use of sensory imagery?
a.
we cut, press, dice, mix
c.
we sprinkle the flour on the kitchen table
b.
until our knuckles feel the hardness
d.
is skimming over the rooftops
 

 8. 

What does the poet compare in the poem?
a.
Those who left Armenia and those who remained
c.
The speaker of the poem and the speaker’s family
b.
The sensations of cooking and the sensations of Armenia
d.
The pleasures of cooking and the pleasures of outdoor living
 

 9. 

Which poetic device appears in the lines “we roll the dough out / into small circles / pale moons over / every empty village”?
a.
Metaphor
c.
Personification
b.
Onomatopoeia
d.
Simlie
 

 10. 

Which poetic device does the poet use LEAST in the poem?
a.
Comparison
c.
Metaphor
b.
Imagery
d.
Simile
 

 11. 

Which term best describes the speaker’s tone?
a.
Confident
c.
Ironic
b.
Doubtful
d.
Nostalgic
 

 12. 

Which statement best captures the poem’s main theme?
a.
Traditional customs are better than new technology.
c.
Learning to cook requires skill and concentration.
b.
It is never possible to return to one’s homeland.
d.
Food can awaken strong memories of home.