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Question 1When does The Pioneers take place?Early 1700sDuring the French and Indian WarDuring the Revolutionary WarJust after the American Revolution2 points Question 2In Poe’s “Ligeia,” what word, according to the narrator, best describes the kind of knowledge in which Ligeia excelled?CosmicCulturalEruditeForbidden2 points Question 3In “Rip Van Winkle,” how do the people in the town treat Rip as he settles in after returning from his long absence”?As a village patriarchAs an outsiderAs a village embarrassmentAs the town drunk2 points Question 4In The Pioneers, what rival does Natty defeat in the Christmas turkey shoot (Chapter XVII)?Judge TempleChingachgookBilly KirbyRichard Jones2 points Question 5How long is Rip Van Winkle asleep in the woods?Twenty yearsFifty yearsEighty yearsOne hundred years2 points Question 6In The Pioneers, how does Natty treat Hiram Doolittle, the local justice of the peace, when he arrives at his hut (Chapter XXX)?He throws him out.He sets his dog on him.He fires a shot of warning.He invites him in.2 points Question 7James Fenimore Cooper’s frontier tales are modeled after which of the following?Chivalric romances of EuropeNeoclassic biographiesAnti-patriotic propagandaSlave narratives2 points Question 8In “Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” in addition to his other vocations, the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane was also which of the following?The singing-masterThe silversmithA pulpit ministerA horse-trainer2 points Question 9Why does the narrator visit Roderick Usher in “The Fall of the House of Usher”?Usher invites him.It is time for his annual visit.He heard of his friend’s illness.He wishes permission to marry Madeline.2 points Question 10In Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher,” what does Usher tell the narrator is wrong with Usher’s sister Madeline?She suffers from wasting away and physical problems associated with catalepsy.She experiences narcolepsy, an illness in which she has no control over when she falls asleep.She suffers from a heart condition in which she cannot abide Roderick Usher.She has a more severe version of the nervous disease that afflicts Roderick Usher.2 points Question 11In “Ligeia,” what does the narrator NOT know about his wife, Ligeia?The color of her eyesHer maiden nameHer demeanorHer birthplace2 points Question 12In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the head of the ghost was rumored to have been:chopped off by a schoolmaster.tarred-and-feathered as a Tory.bitten off by a beast.carried away by a cannonball.2 points Question 13Usher can only stand certain types of noises in his acutely uncomfortable state in Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher.” The narrator describes a number of “improvised dirges” that Usher plays for him on which instrument?The pianoThe violinThe guitarThe harp2 points Question 14In Poe’s “House of Usher,” to calm Usher on the last night the narrator spends in the house, the narrator reads a story about:a haunted palace.ethelred and the dragon.rosicrucian philosophy.african satyrs and “oegipans” (goat-men).2 points Question 15In Poe’s “Purloined Letter,” where did Minister D? hide the letter in question?In a leg of his dining room chairIn the shoe he was wearingIn a card rackIn none of these places2 points Question 16What of the following best describes Rip Van Winkle as a neighbor?RudeCombativeVery helpfulNever available to help2 points Question 17In “Rip Van Winkle,” which of the following occurred during Rip’s absence from his community?The American RevolutionHis wife died.Van Bummel was elected to Congress.All of the above2 points Question 18When Rip Van Winkle returns to his village from the forest, no one seems to recognize him. When he describes himself as “a loyal subject of the King, God bless him!,” he sends the town into an uproar. Why was this a problem?While Rip was asleep, the French and Indian War had broken out, and the townspeople didn’t know if he meant the French or the British king.While Rip was asleep, the king had increased the colonial tax on tea, and the townspeople were upset and thirsty.While Rip was asleep, the Revolutionary War had broken out, and the British were about to occupy the town.While Rip was asleep, the United States had been established, and the town wondered whether he was a tory spy sent from England.2 points Question 19In The Pioneers, from what does Natty have to rescue Elizabeth and Louisa (Chapter XVIII)?A pack of wild dogsA pantherIndiansKirby and Jones2 points Question 20Once Rip Van Winkle tells the town what happened to him, they consult old Peter Vanderdonk, who confirms that the Kaatskills are haunted. Whom does Peter name as the Dutch explorer who periodically appears in the mountains?Hendrick HudsonPeter MinuitPetrus StuyvesantWillem Verhulst2 points Question 21Which of the following best describes Brom Bones, a character in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”?Unpopular but handsomeShy but mischievousChivalric and boorishVain and hateful2 points Question 2226 At the end of Poe’s “Ligeia,” what would the narrator have us believe?He loves Rowena.Ligeia has been restored to life.He is addicted to opium.Ligeia’s gamble has paid off.2 points Question 23What is a very important concept to Montresor in “The Cask of Amontillado”?Revenge with impunityRevenge first and foremostDeath before kindnessKill or be killed2 points Question 24In The Pioneers, how does the court sentence Natty (Chapter XXXIII)?A fine, time in jail, and the public stocksPublic stocks onlyTime in jail and the public stocksHe was judged not guilty2 points Question 25In The Pioneers, what happens by the end ( Chapter XLI)?Chingachgook and Major Effingham are buried facing to the West.Oliver and Elizabeth get a divorce.Natty sinks into a deep depression.Natty heads West, toward the setting sun.2 points Question 26What in Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” is the real “family evil,” the “deplorable folly” to which Roderick Usher finds himself a “bounden slave” and for which he despairs to find a remedy as he struggles with the demise of his sister?TuberculosisHeightened sensory perceptionPallorIncest2 points Question 27At the end of Poe’s “The Raven,” to what does the speaker reconcile himself?A mournful lifeA friendless nightA life of booksAll of the above2 points Question 28In “Rip Van Winkle,” who do the figures Rip sees in the forest resemble?Elves in a painting at a friend’s houseFigures in a painting owned by the parsonFigures in a painting displayed in the town tavernForeign potentates in a painting in the town hall2 points Question 29In The Pioneers, about which of the following is Natty upset in Chapters XXII-XIV?Needless killing of wildlifeElizabeth’s engagement to JonesChingachgook’s conversion to ChristianityCivilization’s system of agriculture2 points Question 30Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is best described as which of the following?A tall taleAn autobiographyPoetryA slave narrative31.In Cooper?s The Pioneers (XXIII), Natty is in court facing charges related to his altercation with the justice of the peace. When Natty receives his sentence, Natty pleads with the judge to let him ?out into the woods and hills? (p. 681). Discus how the trial represents one or two Romantic ideals or elements related to Cooper?s frontier heroic character.32.Identify at least two (2) elements of the “tall tale” in Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” or “Rip Van Winkle,” and discuss how the elements contribute to the story.

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