(1.) Review the detail from the novella Anthem:
The Scholars intend to destroy Equality 7-2521’s invention even though it could be of enormous use to the world.
Which best describes the connection between this detail and the historical context of the novella Anthem?
1. It shows that the society is superstitious, and believes that the invention was created by an evil power.
2. It shows that the society is oppressive, and values control more than technological progress.
3. It shows that the society is protective, because it doesn’t want its citizens to be corrupted by technology.
4. It shows that the society lacks knowledge of the past, because they do not understand how technology makes life easier.
(2.) Read the passage:
They threw seeds from their hand as if they deigned to fling a scornful gift, and the earth was a beggar under their feet.
What is the meaning of the phrase “the earth was a beggar under their feet”?
1. The earth needs to be watered.
2. The earth is worshipping the woman.
3. The earth is dry and parched.
4. The earth is full of new life.
(3.) Which offers the best definition of the following term: flat character?
1. the character that the plot seems to revolve around
2. the character that undergoes a change of heart or mind over the course of the story
3. the character that lacks dimensionality: that is, the character seems entirely “good” or entirely bad
4. the character that does not change or evolve over the course of the story
(4.)Review the scenario:
Margaret is trying to alter the following information in her argumentative essay for use in a speech directed at her ninth-grade history class: Brody, Kestler, and Lee represented the defendants in subsequent appeals but, as Lucerno notes, “the critical issue raised early on by the defense council—of whether the defendants could, in fact, receive a fair trial in Montgomery County—was never addressed” (34).
How should Margaret change this sentence to suit her audience?
1. One source, Lucerno, indicates that the ongoing issue in the trial involved the question of whether the defendants could receive a fair trial in their hometown of Montgomery County.
2. One source indicates that the defendants never received a fair trial in their hometown of Montgomery County.
3. David Lucerno, an attorney notes that, although there were several appeals, the defense’s request to move the case to another county, was never granted. This raises questions about the fairness of these convictions.
4. Brody, Kestler, and Lee note that they acted as the legal team for the defendants during the appeals process, but the case was never moved. This raises questions about the fairness of these trials.