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Part A: Matching

Match each term with the correct definition.

a. inference
b. simile
c. metaphor
d. conflict
e. symbolism
1. the use of an idea or an object that represents something more than its literal meaning
2. drawing a logical conclusion about something based on facts that the reader knows to be true
3. the problem in a story or the struggle between characters or within a character’s mind
4. a comparison that says one thing is another
5. a comparison that says one thing resembles another

Part B: Matching

Match each term with the correct definition.

a. theme
b. situational irony
c. flashback
d. foreshadowing
e. tone
6. the mood or feeling of a story
7. the meaning or message that the author wants the reader to take away from a story
8. the unexpected difference between what the reader or character expects to happen and what actually happens in a story
9. hints that the writer gives the reader about events that will happen later in a story
10. when a character or a narrator goes back in time and remembers events from the past that are important to the plot of the story

Part C: Multiple Choice

Choose the answer that best completes the statement or answers the question.

11. The setting for “Cranes” is

a. a small village in Russia.

b. a large city in India.

c. a village in North Korea.
d. a rural area in the southern United States.

12. Which of the following is an internal conflict in “Cranes”?

a. Songsam must decide what to do with Tokjae.

b. Songsam fights in the war as a soldier for the South Korean army.

c. Tokjae works as the vice-chairman of the Farmers’ Alliance.
d. The soldiers arrest Tokjae.

13. The symbolism of the cranes in “Cranes” represents

a. captivity and forced imprisonment.

b. friendship and freedom.

c. hatred toward others in your own country.
d. death and an afterlife.

14. The tone of “Cranes” could best be described as

a. cheerful and humorous.

b. apathetic and indifferent.

c. callous and insensitive.
d. serious and tense.

15. When Songsam remembers their boyhood in “Cranes,” which literary device is the author using in the story?

a. symbolism

b. irony

c. flashback
d. metaphor

16. Raju in “Trail of the Green Blazer” is which type of character?

a. flat

b. static

c. antagonist
d. round

17. A metaphor is used in “Trail of the Green Blazer.” Identify the comparison used in the story by selecting the best choice below.

a. a thief and a hunter

b. a crane and a balloon

c. a dove and a lion
d. a cat and a gun

18. What type of conflict occurs in “Trail of the Green Blazer” when Raju is attacked by the crowd and sent to jail?

a. human versus nature

b. human versus technology

c. human versus society
d. human versus the supernatural

19. Why does Raju get arrested in “Trail of the Green Blazer”?

a. He was arrested for killing his wife and throwing her body down the well.

b. He was arrested for hitting a police officer who tried to stop him from stealing.

c. He was arrested as a prisoner of war during the Korean conflict.
d. He was arrested for stealing even though he was trying to return a balloon.

20. What causes Raju to change his mind about the Green Blazer?

a. He feels guilty about telling his wife a lie.

b. He remembers the poor motherless child.

c. He is spotted by a police officer.
d. He knows the man is weak and ill.

21. Which of the following is an example of foreshadowing in “God Sees the Truth, but Waits”?

a. Aksënov forgives Makár for his crimes against him.

b. Aksënov’s wife dreams of him as an old man.

c. Aksënov returns from prison to find that his wife has died.
d. Makár confesses that he killed the man.

22. How is Aksënov punished after he is convicted in “God Sees the Truth, but Waits”?

a. He is fined and sent home when he promises never to do it again.

b. He is found innocent and does not receive any formal punishment.

c. He is sent to the dungeon in the bottom of the Tsar’s castle.
d. He is flogged, sent to Siberia, and forced to work in the mines.

23. In “God Sees the Truth, but Waits,” How does Aksënov’s wife react to the charges against him?

a. She runs away with Makár and forgets about Aksënov.

b. She confesses to the crime and is sent to Siberia so Aksënov can go free.

c. She suspects him of the crime and asks him to admit his guilt.
d. She is so upset that she kills herself because she can’t live with the shame.

24. Why is Aksënov accused of killing the merchant in “God Sees the Truth, but Waits”?

a. The police find a bloody knife in his bag.

b. The innkeeper saw him do it and reported him to the police.

c. He felt guilty about killing the man, so he turned himself in to the police.
d. The merchant named Aksënov as his killer right before he died.

25. In “God Sees the Truth, but Waits,” which of the following best describes Aksënov while he is in prison?

a. He is mean and abusive to the other prisoners.

b. He is quiet, well-respected, and religious.

c. He is loud and boastful of his previous escapades as a criminal.
d. He is disliked by the people at the prison because he is dishonest.

Part D: Matching

Match each term with the correct definition.

a. antagonist
b. dynamic
c. protagonist
d. round
e. static
26. another name for the main character or hero who is trying to achieve a goal in a story
27. a character who undergoes a change in attitudes, values, or beliefs in a story
28. a character who does not change during a story
29. a character with many dimensions to his or her personality
30. the character who keeps the main character from reaching a goal

Part E: Multiple Choice

Choose the answer that best completes the statement or answers the question.

31. Which of the following is a flat character?

a. Songsam in “Cranes”

b. Raju in “Trail of the Green Blazer”

c. Aksënov in “God Sees the Truth, but Waits”
d. the Green Blazer in “Trail of the Green Blazer”

32. The part of the plot that starts the action. It is the initial conflict or spark that moves the story forward.

a. exposition

b. falling action

c. inciting event
d. climax

33. The turning point in a story where the main character makes a choice or undergoes a change and cannot go back to the way he or she was before.

a. climax

b. inciting force

c. denouement
d. exposition

34. The ending of a story, where all of the conflicts are resolved and the events are drawn to a close.

a. inciting force

b. climax

c. denouement
d. exposition

35. The beginning of a story, where the characters are introduced and important background information is presented to the reader.

a. exposition

b. denouement

c. falling action
d. climax

36. The part of the plot where the events start to fall into place and the conflicts are starting to be resolved.

a. rising action

b. falling action

c. exposition
d. inciting force

37. The series of conflicts that the characters in a story face. One thing leads to another, and the action of the story builds.

a. exposition

b. rising action

c. falling action
d. denouement

38. The best theme for “Cranes” might be

a. God helps those who help themselves.

b. friendship can overcome extreme odds.

c. no good deed goes unpunished.
d. revenge is sweet and to be savored.

39. The best theme for “God Sees the Truth, but Waits” might be

a. don’t do the same thing twice and expect different results.

b. revenge is sweet and to be savored.

c. the act of forgiveness can lift a heavy burden from your heart.
d. good friends make bad enemies.

40. The best theme for “Trail of the Green Blazer” might be

a. justice sometimes works in unpredictable ways.

b. the act of forgiveness can lift a heavy burden from your heart.

c. revenge is sweet and to be savored.
d. hardship and punishment build character.

Part F: Matching

Match each quote with the correct story.

a. “Cranes”
b .“God Sees the Truth, but Waits”
c. “Trail of the Green Blazer”
41. “Suddenly the officer drew the knife out of the bag, crying, ‘Whose knife is this?’”
42. “The village just north of the thirty-eighth parallel was quiet beneath the clear, lofty autumn sky.”
43. “First and last, I’m the son of a dirt farmer. I was made vice-chairman of the Farmers’ Alliance because they said I was a hard worker.”
44. “The jabber and babble of the marketplace was there as people harangued, disputed prices, haggled or greeted each other; over it all boomed the voice of a Bible-preacher, and when he paused for breath, from another corner the loudspeaker of a health van amplified on malaria and tuberculosis.”
45. “I once really did something wrong, and ought by rights to have come here long ago, but that time I was not found out.”

Part G: Matching

Match each quote with the correct story.

a. “Cranes”
b .“God Sees the Truth, but Waits”
c. “Trail of the Green Blazer”
46. “When he went home with too much cash, he had always to take care to hide it in an envelope and shove it under a roof tile.”
47. “In his mind, from far away, he could hear the shouts of the old man with a wen. Are you kids climbing my chestnut tree again?”
48. “It was not for nothing I dreamt your hair had turned grey. You remember? You should not have started that day.”
49. “She liked to believe that he was reformed and earned the cash he showed her as commission; she never bothered to ask what the commissions were for; a commission seemed to her something absolute.”
50. “‘God will forgive you!’ said he. ‘Maybe I am a hundred times worse than you.’ And at these words his heart grew light and the longing for home left him.”