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Abeka 11th American Literature Test 9 (Units 8-12)

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Stephen Foster
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America’s most beloved popular song composer
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Fanny Crosby
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most beloved hymn writer of the nineteenth century
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Booker T Washington
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founded Tuskegee Institute
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Bret Harte
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the leading local color writer of his day
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Joel Chandler Harris
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know for Uncle Remus stories
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Walt Whitman
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America’s first modern poet
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Bull
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In The Hoosier School-Master, whose actions did Ralph try to emulate?
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a puppy
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What did Bill Means put in Ralph’s desk?
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spelling-school
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What event was held in Hoopole County?
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Ralph
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Who did Mirandy have a crush on?
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Bud
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Whose friendship did Ralph most want to win?
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Hannah
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Who “spelled down” the master?
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Alma had replaced her as church soloist.
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In “A Village Singer,” why did Candace dislike Alma?
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Steve Council
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In “Under the Lion’s Paw,” who helped the Haskins family?
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grasshoppers
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What misfortune had befallen the Haskin’s farm?
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Jim Butler
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Who took unfair advantage of Mr. Haskin’s success?
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Lew Wallace
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wrote Ben-Hur
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Esther
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daughter of Semonides; Ben-Hur was attracted to her
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Messala
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a false friend to Ben-Hur who was the object of Ben-Hur’s revenge
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Simonides
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took control of Prince Hur’s holdings after the demise of the family
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Malluch
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was sent to learn about Ben-Hur and report his findings
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Ilderim
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owned horses which Ben-Hur wanted to use for the chariot race
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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wrote “Self-Reliance”
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Henry David Thoreau
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wrote Walden
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James Whitcomb Riley
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wrote “When the Frost Is on the Punkin”
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Sidney Lanier
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wrote “Song of the Chattahoochee”
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Emily Dickinson
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wrote “I Never Saw a Moor”
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Billy Sunday
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wrote “Nuts for Skeptics to Crack”
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Jonathan Edwards
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wrote “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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wrote “A World Split Apart”
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William Jennings Bryan
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wrote “Is the Bible True?”
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Walden
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“I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there” came from…..
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“The Experiences of the AC”
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“None of us were prepared for such a sudden and complete wreck of our Arcadian scheme.” came from…
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“The Boom in the Calaveras Clarion”
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“To Mr. MJ Dimmage–Hope you’re still on RB’s tracks. Keep there!–EJD.” came from….
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“Away”
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“I can not say, and I will not say That he is dead.–He is just away!” came from…
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“Concord Hymn”
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“Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot hear round the world.” came from…
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“Nuts for a Skeptic to Crack”
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“Can you tell me why it is that a black cow can eat green grass and give white milk?” came from…
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transcendentalism
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movement that believes that man is divine, that he must rely on himself, and that he must not be bound by biblical principles or human conventions
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naturalism
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view of life that emphasizes a detached scientific and photographic accuracy which includes everything and selects nothing
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aphorism
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literacy device that is a compact statement expressing a truth
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metaphor
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literary device used here: “A church withing a church, a republic within a republic, a world within a world, is spelled by four letters–home.”
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personification
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literary device used here: “Where drowsy poppies nod, Where ill thought die and good are born—“?
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“Fable”
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poem with the theme that everyone and everything has a purpose
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“Long and Long Ago”
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poem with the theme that God had a plan for our lives
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“A Ballad of Trees and the Master”
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poem the gives a description of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
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Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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author who wrote “You flatted a little on–soul”
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Edward Eggleston
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author who wrote “Ef Bull once takes a holt, heaven and yarth can’t make him let go”
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Martha Snell Nicholson
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author who wrote “The twig was bent, the tree inclined, And do his heart and soul and mind Found it too hard a thing to do…”
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“Conjugal Harmony”
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sermon by T. Dewitt Talmage that emphasizes the importance of a happy home
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“The All-Importance of Motive”
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sermon by AW Tozer that teaches that why something is done is more important that when it is done
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gobbledygook
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the obscure wordy, and pompous language of officialdom
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metaphor
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an implied comparison that does not use like or as
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hyperbole
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a statement which conveys its meaning through strong exaggeration
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triteness
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using an expression which is dull due to overuse
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jargon
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specialized terminology that may be unclear to a general audience if used without explanation
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idiom
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an expression which is peculiar to a language and cannot be easily explained by the literal meaning of the words