Essays and Sermons quiz review – Flashcards

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A witty, concise proverb-like saying is called
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aphorism
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The word essay originally meant
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try
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two styles of essays are
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formal and informal
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french writings similar to essays were called pensees, or
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thoughts
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the word essai, or essay, was first used by a French man named
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Montaigne
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An Englishman who wrote essays about travel, truth, riches, and other serious subjects was
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Bacon
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The Tatler and Spectator papers were produced by
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Addison and Steele
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The two English poets who wrote literary essays about poetry were
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Coleridge and Wordsworth
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Franklin claimed to have heard and understood the conversation of ephemera, a type of
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insect
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The emphemera's lifespan was sothat____ it measured its life by ______ .
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short, minutes.
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The elderly emphemera felt that his struggles in life were worth it because he gained a name for himself.
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False
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In the final paragraph of the selection, Franklin writes: To me, after all my eager pursuits, no solid pleasures now remain, but the reflection of a long life spent in meaning well, the sensible conversation of a few good lady ephemerae, and now and then a kind smile and a tune from the ever amiable Brillante . In this paragraph when he refers to "the conversation of good lady epehemerae," he means _____.
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the women he enjoys talking with have life spans as short as his own
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What did Mr. Franklin learn from his observations that he sought to communicate to his readers?
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He uses the ephemera bug to show that no matter how long you live your life, make sure you live it well.
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From your reading of the essay and from the Statement "Life is ephemeral," define the word ephemeral.
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Ephemeral: something that lasts only for a short amount of time.
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What is Edwards's main emphasis in this particular passage from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?
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Man can pray endlessly and not receive anything from God, so until you believe he sent his only son to die for our sins, he has no obligation to not destroy him forever.
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To whom, according to Edwards, has God made no promises of eternal life?
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God has made no promises to unbelievers.
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According to Edwards, to whom has God promised eternal life?
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He has only promised eternal life to believers.
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Edwards says the ____ of God keeps sinful mankind from going to hell immediately.
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power and pleasure
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Quote any three descriptions that Edwards uses to describe the dangers of eternal death that are vivid to you.
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1: "...the fire pent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out: and they have no interest in any Mediator, there are no means within reach that can be any security to them. In short, they have no refuge, nothing to take hold of, all that preserves them every moment is the mere arbitrary will, and uncovenanted, unobliged forbearance of an incensed God." 2: "...and God is dreadfully provoked, his anger is as great towards them as to those that are actually suffering the executions of the fierceness of his wrath in hell, and they have done nothing in the least to appease or abate that anger, neither is God in the least bound by any promise to hold them up one moment; the devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up" 3: "That world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad under you. There is the dreadful pit of the glowing flames of the wrath of God; there is hell's wide gaping mouth open; and you have nothing to stand upon, nor any thing to take hold of, there is nothing between you and hell but the air; it is only the power and mere pleasure of God that holds you up." *All of these quotes were retracted from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards.*
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Explain the reaction that the congregation of your church would have if the preceding sermon excerpt were delivered next Sunday.
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Most of them would likely feel inspired and renewed; however, some fearful of the wrath of an angry God, which they should be. Furthermore, some would feel great guilt.
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William Bradford's account about the Puritans, The History of Plymouth Plantation, is serious in tone.
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true
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The Diary of Anne Frank is a record kept by an early Dutch settler.
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false
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Captain John Smith may have exaggerated or even invented parts of his account, A True Relation.
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true
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William Byrd II wrote an informal, yet informative, account of a trip to Virginia and the Carolinas.
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true
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Byrd explains the problems he encountered with Powhatan.
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false
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The Diary of Anne Frank describes the life of a Jewish girl during World War I I.
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true
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Thomas Jefferson's letter applauds Thomas Paine's efforts.
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true
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Diaries are usually written for one of these two reasons: _____.
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enjoyment and posterity
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The first book to be written in America was Smith's _____.
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a true relation
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The rescue of John Smith by Pocahontas is believed to have been _____.
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fictional or exaggerated
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The houses built by Byrd were constructed of _____.
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logs, with pine and cypress shingles
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The selection illustrating the idea that "the pen is mightier than the sword" is _____.
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jefferson's letter to Paine
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Biography can be used to reveal a historical period through the examination of one representative person's life.
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true
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Cotton Mather wrote a biography of
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John Winthrop
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Cotton Mather was a Puritan minister.
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true
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Winthrop held what political position?
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governor
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An author's story about himself is _____.
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autobiography
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Douglass says his experiences with Mr. Covey turned him into a " __ brute ."
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brute
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The sight of ___ would fill Douglass with torment.
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sails
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Read these quotations from Douglass' autobiography. "to drink the bitterest dregs of slavery" ". . .the dark night of slavery closed in upon me. . ." "Those beautiful vessels, robed in purest white, . . . were to me so many shrouded ghosts. . ." The literary technique used in all three examples is _____.
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metaphor
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Write a short paragraph (at least five sentences) giving evidence of Douglass' skills as a writer.
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His skills as a writer, given his circumstances are outstanding. The grammar and use of punctuation is his writing is impeccable. Furthermore, his usage of metaphors show that he has had a great teacher, Mrs. Covey. His ability to hold my attention during his essay is also infallible. Douglass' skills, in my opinion, are flawless and I aspire to one day be capable of this talent.
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Two of the most popular forms of nonfiction are _____.
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magazines and newspapers
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Reader's Digest and Science Digest are examples of the _____ type of magazine.
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anthology
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The questions a newspaper article should answer are _____.
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who, what, when, where, and how
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An essay type of writing stating the opinions of the publisher is called a(n) _____.
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editorial
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Since an editor is giving his opinion, facts are not important.
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false
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The types of issues commonly dealt with by editorialists are _____.
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economic, political, and social.
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A witty, concise proverb-like saying is called
answer
aphorism
question
The word essay originally meant
answer
try
question
two styles of essays are
answer
formal and informal
question
french writings similar to essays were called pensees, or
answer
thoughts
question
the word essai, or essay, was first used by a French man named
answer
Montaigne
question
An Englishman who wrote essays about travel, truth, riches, and other serious subjects was
answer
Bacon
question
The Tatler and Spectator papers were produced by
answer
Addison and Steele
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The two English poets who wrote literary essays about poetry were
answer
Coleridge and Wordsworth
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Franklin claimed to have heard and understood the conversation of ephemera, a type of
answer
insect
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The emphemera's lifespan was sothat____ it measured its life by ______ .
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short, minutes.
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The elderly emphemera felt that his struggles in life were worth it because he gained a name for himself.
answer
False
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In the final paragraph of the selection, Franklin writes: To me, after all my eager pursuits, no solid pleasures now remain, but the reflection of a long life spent in meaning well, the sensible conversation of a few good lady ephemerae, and now and then a kind smile and a tune from the ever amiable Brillante . In this paragraph when he refers to "the conversation of good lady epehemerae," he means _____.
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the women he enjoys talking with have life spans as short as his own
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What did Mr. Franklin learn from his observations that he sought to communicate to his readers?
answer
He uses the ephemera bug to show that no matter how long you live your life, make sure you live it well.
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From your reading of the essay and from the Statement "Life is ephemeral," define the word ephemeral.
answer
Ephemeral: something that lasts only for a short amount of time.
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What is Edwards's main emphasis in this particular passage from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"?
answer
Man can pray endlessly and not receive anything from God, so until you believe he sent his only son to die for our sins, he has no obligation to not destroy him forever.
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To whom, according to Edwards, has God made no promises of eternal life?
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God has made no promises to unbelievers.
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According to Edwards, to whom has God promised eternal life?
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He has only promised eternal life to believers.
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Edwards says the ____ of God keeps sinful mankind from going to hell immediately.
answer
power and pleasure
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Quote any three descriptions that Edwards uses to describe the dangers of eternal death that are vivid to you.
answer
1: "...the fire pent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out: and they have no interest in any Mediator, there are no means within reach that can be any security to them. In short, they have no refuge, nothing to take hold of, all that preserves them every moment is the mere arbitrary will, and uncovenanted, unobliged forbearance of an incensed God." 2: "...and God is dreadfully provoked, his anger is as great towards them as to those that are actually suffering the executions of the fierceness of his wrath in hell, and they have done nothing in the least to appease or abate that anger, neither is God in the least bound by any promise to hold them up one moment; the devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up" 3: "That world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone, is extended abroad under you. There is the dreadful pit of the glowing flames of the wrath of God; there is hell's wide gaping mouth open; and you have nothing to stand upon, nor any thing to take hold of, there is nothing between you and hell but the air; it is only the power and mere pleasure of God that holds you up." *All of these quotes were retracted from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards.*
question
Explain the reaction that the congregation of your church would have if the preceding sermon excerpt were delivered next Sunday.
answer
Most of them would likely feel inspired and renewed; however, some fearful of the wrath of an angry God, which they should be. Furthermore, some would feel great guilt.
question
William Bradford's account about the Puritans, The History of Plymouth Plantation, is serious in tone.
answer
true
question
The Diary of Anne Frank is a record kept by an early Dutch settler.
answer
false
question
Captain John Smith may have exaggerated or even invented parts of his account, A True Relation.
answer
true
question
William Byrd II wrote an informal, yet informative, account of a trip to Virginia and the Carolinas.
answer
true
question
Byrd explains the problems he encountered with Powhatan.
answer
false
question
The Diary of Anne Frank describes the life of a Jewish girl during World War I I.
answer
true
question
Thomas Jefferson's letter applauds Thomas Paine's efforts.
answer
true
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Diaries are usually written for one of these two reasons: _____.
answer
enjoyment and posterity
question
The first book to be written in America was Smith's _____.
answer
a true relation
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The rescue of John Smith by Pocahontas is believed to have been _____.
answer
fictional or exaggerated
question
The houses built by Byrd were constructed of _____.
answer
logs, with pine and cypress shingles
question
The selection illustrating the idea that "the pen is mightier than the sword" is _____.
answer
jefferson's letter to Paine
question
Biography can be used to reveal a historical period through the examination of one representative person's life.
answer
true
question
Cotton Mather wrote a biography of
answer
John Winthrop
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Cotton Mather was a Puritan minister.
answer
true
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Winthrop held what political position?
answer
governor
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An author's story about himself is _____.
answer
autobiography
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Douglass says his experiences with Mr. Covey turned him into a " __ brute ."
answer
brute
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The sight of ___ would fill Douglass with torment.
answer
sails
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Read these quotations from Douglass' autobiography. "to drink the bitterest dregs of slavery" ". . .the dark night of slavery closed in upon me. . ." "Those beautiful vessels, robed in purest white, . . . were to me so many shrouded ghosts. . ." The literary technique used in all three examples is _____.
answer
metaphor
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Write a short paragraph (at least five sentences) giving evidence of Douglass' skills as a writer.
answer
His skills as a writer, given his circumstances are outstanding. The grammar and use of punctuation is his writing is impeccable. Furthermore, his usage of metaphors show that he has had a great teacher, Mrs. Covey. His ability to hold my attention during his essay is also infallible. Douglass' skills, in my opinion, are flawless and I aspire to one day be capable of this talent.
question
Two of the most popular forms of nonfiction are _____.
answer
magazines and newspapers
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Reader's Digest and Science Digest are examples of the _____ type of magazine.
answer
anthology
question
The questions a newspaper article should answer are _____.
answer
who, what, when, where, and how
question
An essay type of writing stating the opinions of the publisher is called a(n) _____.
answer
editorial
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Since an editor is giving his opinion, facts are not important.
answer
false
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The types of issues commonly dealt with by editorialists are _____.
answer
economic, political, and social.