Name: _________________________________________________ Period: ______ Date: ______________ AP English Language Spring 2017-2018 Exam Review You may use a dictionary on your final exam, but no other materials. Here is a list of general tips: 1. Two surprise released AP Exam passages with corresponding questions. 2. “A Modest Proposal” excerpt (ending of the essay) with 7 corresponding questions. 3. 5 surprise rhetorical device identification questions (like your pop quizzes) taken from the following list: • antithesis • metaphor • parallelism • synecdoche • hyperbole • litotes • onomatopoeia • simile • personification • symbolism • rhetorical question • allusion • zeugma • polysyndeton Great Gatsby Multiple Choice Questions 1. (Ch. 1) When Nick foreshadows the end for Gatsby by saying it was the “foul dust” that “preyed” on him, what does he mean? 2. (Ch 1) This book begins immediately after which war? 3. (Ch 1) What is Jordan Baker’s occupation? 4. (Ch 1) How is Gatsby introduced into the novel? 5. (Ch 2) “He’s so dumb, he doesn’t know he’s alive.” Why does Tom say this about George Wilson? 6. (Ch 2) Why does Tom hit Myrtle at his apartment in New York City. 7. (Ch 3) A woman at one of Gatsby’s parties tears her dress on a chair. Why does Gatsby get her an expensive replacement dress? 8. (Ch 3) From where did Gatsby recognize Nick? 9. (Ch 4) What are Meyer Wolfsheim’s cufflinks made of? 10. (Ch 4) “I was…educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition.” What is happening when he says this? 11. (Ch 5) Gatsby confides to Nick that he has made a “terrible, terrible mistake” in this chapter. What is the mistake? 12. (Ch 5) What makes Daisy sob when she visits Gatsby’s house? 13. (Ch 6) How are Jay Gatsby’s parents characterized in this novel? 14. (Ch 6) Nick opines that Jay expects Daisy to walk up to Tom and simply do what? 15. (Ch 6) Why does Gatsby throw his weekly parties? 16. (Ch 6) Which millionaire hired the young Gatsby as an assistant? 17. (Ch 7) What is the situation irony at Wilson’s gas station when Tom stops for gas while driving Gatsby’s car?
18. (Ch 8) On the day after the confrontation between Tom and Gatsby at the hotel, what does Gatsby instruct his gardener not to do (ultimately leading to his death)? 19. (Ch 9) Which character(s) are at Gatsby’s side following his murder? 20. (Ch 9) How are Daisy and Tom alike? 21. (Ch 9) Why does Nick return home (Midwest) at the end of the novel? The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Multiple Choice Questions 1. How does Huck save Jim from hunters searching for escaped slaves? 2. How does Huck prevent the King and the Duke from stealing the Wilks’ sisters’ money? 3. What does Huck FIRST decide to do when he learns Jim is imprisoned on the Phelps farm? 4. Describe the scheme that Tom devises for freeing Jim. 5. What event sets off the final gunfight between the Sheperdsons and the Grangerfords? 6. Huck’s conscience mostly troubles him why? 7. Why isn’t Colonel Sherburn lynched for the murder of Boggs? 8. What does Jim think Huck is when he first sees him on Jackson’s Island? 9. What is the CENTRAL conflict of the novel? 10. At the beginning of the novel, with whom does Huck live? 11. What did Huck give up when he signed the paper at Judge Thatcher’s? 12. What town did Huck Finn live in? 13. What is satire? 14. What does Tom reveal about Jim at the end of the novel? Open Ended Questions • Silly Argument: Choose one of the supplied arguments in which you must decide the better option. Think of this as a clear-cut, black and white, pro or con argument in which you have to choose a definite side. In paragraph format, write an argument in support of your side using the listed elements below. Make sure you label each piece with the corresponding number. Example: Sneakers vs. Sandals 1) I believe that sneakers are the best option. 3) One reason I think this is because… TOPICS ARE A SURPRISE Required Argumentative Elements: 1. Claim 2. Qualifier •
3. Grounds 4. Warrant
Five of the following items from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will be listed on the exam. You will be asked to choose three of the five. For each of the three, explain in at least four sentences why it is significant to the novel, particularly as it relates to Huck’s moral development and/or the overall satirical message. DO NOT simply identify the characters, places, or symbols. I am looking for depth in your analysis. A. The River B. Huckleberry Finn C. Tom Sawyer D. The King and The Duke E. The Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons F. Miss Watson G. Widow Douglas H. The Shore I. The Raft J. Jim