Read Books, Share the Love, Harrison Bergeron the Best Illustrates Irony

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I’m already picking up my brakeman’s lantern from where it’s been hanging on the door handle and my tattered timetable’s been long in my backpocket folded and ready to go, everything tight, keys, timetable, lantern, knife, handkerchief, wallet, comb, railroad keys, change and myself. Which phrase from the excerpt best supports the idea that the narrator has held the same job for several years?
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my tattered timetable’s been long in my backpocket
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Jack Kerouac demonstrates the influence of American blues and jazz music in “The Railroad Earth” through his use of
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unconventional sentence structure.
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By autumn, what had begun as an adventurous expedition had turned into an exhausting, indecisive war of attrition in which we fought for no cause other than our own survival. Which statement best explains the paradox in the excerpt?
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It is odd that war should ever be viewed as an adventurous expedition.
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Examine a Department of Education advertising campaign that promotes literacy. Analyze the campaign to discover the target audience and the advertising techniques used. Then evaluate the effectiveness of these advertising techniques. Write a formal essay in which you explain how the advertising campaign effectively promotes literacy to a range of audiences. Now, review the prompt for hints about the audience. Who will read your writing?
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a general audience
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Perhaps, in those days, there were a few among men, a few of clear sight and clean soul, who refused to surrender that word. What agony must have been theirs before that which they saw coming and could not stop! Which best describes how the words “clear sight and clean soul” reflect the philosophy of Objectivism?
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They suggest that reality exists outside the mind, whether or not a person can perceive it.
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How are the authors of “Ambush” and “Facing It” similar in their view of war?
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Both authors have painful and conflicted feelings.
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The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Vonnegut uses satire in this excerpt by
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describing a society that has taken the idea of equality too far.
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Which event is described in both “Ambush” and “Facing It”?
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the death of a soldier
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“I think I’d make a good Handicapper General.” “Good as anybody else,” said George. “Who knows better’n I do what normal is?” said Hazel. “Right,” said George. He began to think glimmeringly about his abnormal son who was now in jail, about Harrison, but a twenty-one-gun salute in his head stopped that. How does the dialogue between George and Hazel develop Kurt Vonnegut’s message that advanced technology dehumanizes individuals?
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Hazel and George do not discuss their feelings about the arrest of their son.
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Which excerpt from “Harrison Bergeron” best illustrates irony?
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And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody.
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In the days of President Washington, The glory of the nations, Dust and ashes, Snow and sleet, And hay and oats and wheat, Blew west, Crossed the Appalachians, Found the glades of rotting leaves, the soft deer-pastures, The farms of the far-off future In the forest.How does this allusion reinforce the meaning of the excerpt?
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The allusion lends patriotic pride to the excerpt.
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emit: 1. (verb) to produce, to voiceomit: 1. (verb) to leave something out, to forgetWhich sentence contains correct word usage?
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The teacher will omit the lowest score in order to increase the averages.
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Self-scourged, like a monk, with a throne for wages, Stripped like the iron-souled Hindu sages, Draped like a statue, in strings like a scarecrow, His helmet-hat an old tin pan, But worn in the love of the heart of man.The author most likely uses the allusions in this excerpt to
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illustrate Appleseed’s humble station.
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Which statement best supports the claim that “The Railroad Earth” contains stylistic features representative of the Beat movement?
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The author uses spontaneous language and free-spirited structure.
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What emotional truth is conveyed in both “Ambush” and “Facing It”?
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Those who experienced or fought in the Vietnam War are forever affected by it in some way.
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mc015-1.jpg Which best describes the target audience of this advertisement?
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young adults who want to stay healthy
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The “Read Books, Share the Love” advertisement effectively convinces people to read more books. The advertisement targets parents of young children. In the ad, a mother and father are reading a book to their two young children. Most parents certainly would want their children to do well academically. This ad effectively encourages literacy. Which of the following revisions would most improve this paragraph?
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discussing techniques used in the ad
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Which best describes the persuasive media technique used in this advertisement?
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universal appeal, because it references commonly held values about home and family
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Which of the following slogans would most likely appeal to parents of young children?
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“Milk, for growing bodies and blossoming young minds.”
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The ad features a brightly colored banner and a couple of twenty-somethings sitting comfortably together, smiling happily, and sharing a set of headphones to listen to music. Certainly the ad will catch the attention of and appeal to young adults. In this excerpt, the writer is
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giving an explanation of the target audience.
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Which step must you complete before writing a media assessment essay?
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finding strong supporting details to prove your point
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While revising your media analysis essay, remove
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any ideas that do not fit or reinforce your overall viewpoint.
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The last step in evaluating your media analysis essay is to ensure that you have
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written a conclusion based on the thesis.

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