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1. What do you think the narrator of “The Gift of the Magi” considers as having real value? the protagonists' poverty the protagonists' wisdom the protagonists' possessions the protagonists' love for each other 2. In the story “The Gift of the Magi,” which of the following is an example of allusion? the description of Della's hair as a "brown cascade" the comparison between Della and the Queen of Sheba the apparent compassion for Della's and Jim's economic struggle the discovery that the protagonists sold their most prized possessions 3. In “Fabric of Their Lives,” what does the information about Annie Mae Young burning her quilts reveal about her personality? Young did not consider her quilts as art pieces. Young saw her quilts as something very private. Young thought her quilts could be too provocative. Young was pessimistic about her success as an artist. 4. In “Fabric of Their Lives,” Aronzia Pettway made quilts mostly to Remember her history. Express her innermost feelings. Become economicallyindependent. Protest the conditions of African Americans in Alabama. 5. Both Marge Piercy and Walt Whitman believe that There is value in things made for everyday use. The value of things lies in making them. One's heritage is part of one's value. Art is not an important part of life. 6. The poems in this unit express appreciation for the poor. the value of work. things of value. the question of value. Vocabulary and Grammar 7. What is the meaning of meretricious as it is used in this sentence from “The Gift of the Magi”? It was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its vale by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation—as all good things should do. Showy and vulgar Fashionable and glitzy Low-quality and cheap Ridiculous and exaggerated 8. Which vocabulary word completes this sentence CORRECTLY? When Mr. Klein realized that his true identity was revealed, he found himself in an interesting _______________. adulation parsimony imputation predicament 9.Which of the following sentences uses capitalization CORRECTLY? I just read O. Henry's short story “The gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short Story “The gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short story “The Gift of the Magi.” I just read O. Henry's short story “The Gift Of the Magi." 10. Which of the following sentences displays the CORRECT use of punctuation? Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci (inventor, painter, and poet) is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet, is considered a true genius. Leonardo da Vinci—inventor, painter, and poet—is considered a true genius. 11. What connotation is attributed to the “parlor generals” in the following lines from “To Be of Use”? [people] who are not parlor generals and fielddeserters / but move in a common rhythm / when the food must come in or the fire be put out. laziness brutality patience indifference

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Darryl750

1. The protagonist's love for each other --as unselfish love is the greatest of all things. 2. The comparison between Della and the Queen of Sheba-- Allusion uses biblical figures and Queen of Sheba is a biblical figure 3. Young did not consider her quilts as art pieces.-- She just burnt it so it doesn't mean anything to her. 4.Protest the conditions of African Americans in Alabama 5.The value of things lies in making them. 6. The value of work 7. Showy and vulgar 8. predicament 9. I just read O. Henry's short story "The Gift of the Magi." 10. Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter, and poet, is considered a true genius.

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