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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jane Eyre Multiple Choice Questions

(so far...)

Passage from Chapter 1
1.    The tone of the beginning of the passage is
        (a)   whimsical
        (b)   brooding
        (c)   satirical
        (d)   disharmonic
        (e)   mysterious

2.    In Line 11, the idea “raw twilight” is referring to
        (a)    her feelings toward her aunt
        (b)    the time of day
        (c)    what she is wearing
        (d)    her physical exhaustion
        (e)    the slow passage of a sunset

3.    Lines 16-30 establish Jane Eyre as
        (a)   intolerant and judgmental
        (b)   restless and volatile
        (c)   surreptitious and untrustworthy
        (d)    anomalous and neglected
        (e)    ambitious and corrupt

4.    The internal narration by Jane Eyre made throughout the passage helps to establish all         EXCEPT
        (a)   highlights of social norms within Victorian society
        (b)   the more holistic view as an observer
        (c)   the bias as an unwanted child
        (d)   the limited perspective in the household
        (e)   the tension between Mrs. Reed and Jane Eyre

5.    In line 42, the word “Turk” refers to
        (a)  the fact that Jane is an outsider
        (b)  becoming free
        (c)   dismissing others
        (d)  sense of unease within the home
        (e)  ancient central Asian people who commonly sit with knees bent

6.        Jane’s attitude toward the other members in the home can be characterized as
        (a)   aloof
        (b)   curious
        (c)   mistrustful
        (d)   loving
        (e)   antagonistic

7.        In line 53, the word “lamentable” most closely means
        (a)   advantageous
        (b)   doleful
        (c)   calamitous
        (d)   noxious
        (e)   comforting

8.        In lines 54-68, which word qualifies our best representation of Jane
        (a)   gaunt
        (b)   folly
        (c)   pastoral
        (d)   dramatic
        (e)   dreary

9.        The use of “Bewick’s History of Brittish Birds” to refer to the literary escape from reality as a            child is an example of
        (a)   apostrophe
        (b)   motif
        (c)   understatement
        (d)   assonance
        (e)   metaphor

10.      Lines 82-85 reveals:
        (a)   an example of the supernatural storytelling in everyday life
        (b)   disdain toward other children
        (c)   an extended metaphor for the remainder of the piece
        (d)   Jane’s unattractiveness
        (e)   establishing Jane’s vivid imagination

11.  The description of the various countries conveys a tone of
        (a)   underlying antagonism
        (b)   conspiratorial secrecy
        (c)   unapologetic intimacy
        (d)   polite tolerance
        (e)   passionate longing

Passage from Chapter 3
12.  Lines 1-8 serve to further clarify
        I.             Mrs. Reed’s indifference toward her traumatic experience
        II.           Mrs. Reed’s distain for Jane
        III.          Mrs. Reed’s fear of the red-room

        (a)   I only  
        (b)   II only
        (c)   III only
        (d)   I and II
        (e)   I and III

13.  In line 7, the phrase “while rending my heart strings, you thought you were only uprooting my bad propensities” serves the purpose of
        (a)   elaborating on Jane’s trauma
        (b)   accentuating Jane’s alienation from the family
        (c)   establishing Jane’s stubbornness
        (d)   revealing Jane’s social status in comparison to John Reed
        (e)   qualifying why Mrs. Reed would need  forgiveness

14.  The tone of the second paragraph is
        (a)   confused
        (b)   whiney
        (c)   apprehensive
        (d)   cacophonous
        (e)   unwitting

15.  Lines 10-15 provide an example of
        (a)   apostrophe
        (b)   mixed metaphor
        (c)   assonance
        (d)   hyperbole
        (e)   doggerel
16.  “Paradise of peace” and “fagging” are allusions to
        (a)   aging and loss of vigor
        (b)   traditional symbols of escape
        (c)   the lack of harassment after the red-room
        (d)   the hour when a deadly illness killed Mr. Reed
        (e)   narrator’s soul contains a destructive element

17.  In lines 28 through 39 serve to introduce
        (a)   Jane’s ungratefulness
        (b)   a sense of doubt about Jane’s character
        (c)   an extended metaphor for the remainder of the piece
        (d)   Jane’s acrimony toward Bessie
        (e)  an understatement of Jane’s emotional stability after the red- room

18.  The description of the painted china plate was an example of
        (a)   irony
        (b)   aspect
        (c)   fallacy
        (d)   bombast
        (e)   symbol

19.  In line 37 the phrase “precious vessel” serves the purpose of highlighting the
        (a)   doggerel
        (b)   genre
        (c)   foot
        (d)   decorum
        (e)   lampoon

20.  From lines 42-44, the reaction to the tart and the china plate is showing
        (a)   personification
        (b)   dissonance
        (c)   plaint
        (d)   truism
        (e)   zeugma

Passage from Chapter 4
21.  The primary purpose of the passage is to portray
        (a)  the characteristics of an exaggerated type through the figure of Mr. Brocklehurst
        (b)  the evil consequences of lies
        (c)   the pivotal change that occurs for Jane Eyre through her encounter with Mr. Brocklehurst
        (d)   the developing relationship between Mrs. Reed and Mr. Brocklehurst
        (e)   the removal of Jane Eyre from the Reed home

22.  Which of the following best describes Mr. Brocklehurst?
        (a)  He is a typical eighteenth-century nobleman
        (b)  He is a caricature of a snob
        (c)   He is a man more wicked than the devil
        (d)   He is a man with perfect aesthetic judgement
        (e)   He is a man both narcissistic and  judgmental

23.  In context, lines 29-38 serve to reinforce the readers impression of Mr. Brocklehurst’s
        (a)  quick temper
        (b)  exquisite taste
        (c)   sense of self-importance
        (d)   accomplishments and social position
        (e)   misunderstanding his position

24.  The author’s portrayal of the Mrs. Reed is best described as
        (a)  a sympathetic portrait of a woman with overly delicate sensibilities
        (b)  a comically ironic treatment of an effete snob
        (c)  a harshly condemnatory portrait of a bon vivant
        (d)   an admiring portrait of a Victorian lady
        (e)   a farcical treatment of the very rich

25.  Which of the following descriptions is an example of the narrator’s irony?
        (a)  “Humility is a Chrisitan grace, and one  peculiarly appropriate to the pupils of  Lowood: I therefore, direct that especial care shall be bestowed on its cultivation amongst them” (lines 14-17)
        (b)  “Consistancy, madam, is the first of  Christian duties; and it has been observed                              in every arrangement connected with the establishment of Lowood: plain fare,                                    simple attire, unsophisticated accommodations, hardy and active habits; such is the order of the day in the house and its inhabitants” (lines 35-40)
        (c)    “I will send her, then, as soon as possible, Mr. Brocklehurst; for, I assure you, I feel anxious to be relieved of a responsibility that was becoming too irksome” (lines 50-53)
        (d)   “Little girl, here is abook entitiled the  ‘Child’s Guide,’ read it with prayer,                                                 especially that part containing ‘An account  of the awfully sudden death of Martha G--- , a naughty child addicted to falsehood  and deceit.’” (lines 64-68)
        (e)   “… she was an exact, clever manager; her   household and tenantry were thoroughly under her control; her children only at times defied her authority and laughed it to scorn; she dressed will, and had a                                       presence and port calculated to set off  handsome attire.” (lines 85-91)

26.  In line 50-53, the word “irksome” suggests Mrs.   Reed
        (a)  has found the discussion’s decorum unacceptable
        (b)  has approbation for children
        (c)   suffers from insomnia
        (d)   finds Lowood extraordinary
        (e)   suffers from a paroxysm
27. The passage contains
        I.             abrupt shifts in tense
        II.           an abrupt shift in place
        III.          abrupt shifts in emotional state

        (a)   I only
        (b)   I and II only
        (c)   I and III only
        (d)   II and III only
        (e)   I, II, and III

28. The narrator’s attitude toward the Mrs. Reed in    this passage can be best described as
        (a)   complete objectivity
        (b)   ambiguous pity
        (c)   slight distaste
        (d)   apparent abhorrence
        (e)   satiric glee

29.  The lines72-90, is an example of
        (a)   an apostrophe
        (b)   irony
        (c)   lyricism
        (d)   a metaphor
        (e)   a simile

30.  Grammatically, the phrase, “—illness never came near her; she was an exact, clever manager;…”
        (a)   simple past tense
        (b)   past imperfect tense
        (c)   present conditional tense
        (d)   subjunctive mood
        (e)   simple present tense

1 comment:

  1. This is with much help from College Board questions and my review books for the AP Exam.