Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AP Literature: Metacognitive Reflections (Multiple Choice Sections)

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30 comments:

Ahnya Dague said...

For number 5, I initially put B as my answer. When I compared my answers with my table-mates, I now understand why the answer is D. I was originally thinking that Babbitt spoke to his neighbor is that way because he was having a good day and his mood was that of fascination and an over all good feeling. However, looking further into the question and reading itself, I can see that it wasn't a good day that caused Babbitt to regret speaking to his neighbor so pleasantly but rather his plain disapproval of his neighbor. The distractor B is more of a temporary feeling while D is a permanent feeling that does not go away in regards to his neighbor.
-Ahnya

Jensen Bramwell said...

For number 2 I had originally answered 'C', because I was under the impression that the main character disliked his neighbors from the descriptions he gave later in the passage. However, looking back I know that the main character is so involved in the little details of his car that the answer must be 'B'.
For number 6 I answered C because the question says "no architectural manners" which led me to pick the response that says "breaks accepted rules", but after comparing answers, I know that A is the better choice. 'A' shows how the home is boring and unoriginal.
For question 7 I chose B because I thought the narrator might consider "bohemian" to mean unsophisticated, but after discussing the right answer, E, I know that the bohemian lifestyle refers to the laid-back persona.

Adam Marcon said...

Originally for number 2 I answered with D which would have meant that he saw his car as somewhat dangerous but after conferring with Johnny boy Munger I cameto the correct understanding that the answer was B and that his car is a means of escape and adventure.
I originally found the answer to 4 to be B thinking that Babbitt had been complaining but rather, after conferring with Mr. Kefor, I learned that the answer was C as hi actions were very meticulous and precise.

melanie morris said...

1)For the first question, my answer E was incorrect because the passage as a whole is not focused on highlighting the class differences, but rather on giving a sense of Babbit (main subject) and the people around him. AKA the correct answer of C. However, my distractor in E was in how his neighbors and surrounding were of varying levels of sophistication, so I was tempted by the answer relating to class differences.
7) My answer of B was incorrect because I was distracted by the neighbors unsophisticated behavior and not looking at the word being analyzed for the question, "Bohemian" and it's definition, which on urban dictionary is described as a "hippie" making it correct to select E for morally lax
Shoutout to Katie Folan for telling me the correct answers

Eric Sanford said...

For Question 1, I incorrectly chose E as my answer, as opposed to the correct answer, C. After consulting with John Cormier to find this correct answer, I realized the error in my thinking. I was distracted by the choice E, which supposedly would connect the prose to the world, rather than just to the main character introduced, which was incorrect.
For Question 2, I incorrectly selected D as my answer, while the correct answer should have been B, as I learned from Tony Chen. My reasoning for this incorrect choice was that I misinterpreted the word “perilous” in context as meaning fearful, rather than exhilarating. Having this other interpretation would have led me to the correct answer.

John Munger said...

For number 2, " the first two paragraphs ( lines 1-12) suggest that, for Babbit, his car was a ...". I initially chose letter D. After discussing with Ariana Bruno, I discovered that the correct answer was letter B. I chose D because a car is a necessity in a person's life, but it also can cause danger, but the correct answer is B because it gives a sense of fascination to Babbit.

For number 6, " In context, the phrase " no architectural manners whatever " (line 26) suggests that the house ...". I chose letter E because the house did not seem architecturally sound. After conferring with Jasmine, I found out that the answer is A because the house is not different and appears like many other houses.

For number 7, " Babbit uses the term " Bohemian" (line 29) to describe neighbors that he believes are...". I chose letter B because he believes that his neighbors are unsophisticated. The correct answer is E because they are not at the moral levels that he is.

Anonymous said...

#1. I chose E as my answer. After I talked with Munger, I can now see why the correct answer is C. The author isn't necessarily showing class differences, but introducing the reader to the social and physical setting that Babbit resides in.

#2. I chose A as my answer. After conferring with Adam, I realized that A couldn't be correct because Babbit does have human role models, like his neighbor. I see now that B is the correct answer because his car is basically the life in him. His car is his adventure and his fascination.

#4. I chose B as my answer. Babbit isn't always pessimistic towards things. He's actually supportive of Howard. Therefore the correct answer must be C, as Muger lead me to believe. Babbit is meticulous in the way he notices and knows everything about everyone.

#8. I chose B as my answer. However, the correct answer was C. I didn't originally read Babbit's tone towards Howard as ironic. Now looking at the passage, I realize that the capitalized words are meant to read ironically rather than having special meaning to Babbit.

#23. I chose D as my answer. I thought of Maud as a materialistic girl that could also be interpreted as selfish. However, Maud isn't shown to be selfish throughout the passage. She is imaginative and I guess the things she dreams of are 'romantic' in the sense that they are opulent. This makes A the correct answer.


-Jasmine

Anonymous said...

#1. I chose E as my answer. After I talked with Munger, I can now see why the correct answer is C. The author isn't necessarily showing class differences, but introducing the reader to the social and physical setting that Babbit resides in.

#2. I chose A as my answer. After conferring with Adam, I realized that A couldn't be correct because Babbit does have human role models, like his neighbor. I see now that B is the correct answer because his car is basically the life in him. His car is his adventure and his fascination.

#4. I chose B as my answer. Babbit isn't always pessimistic towards things. He's actually supportive of Howard. Therefore the correct answer must be C, as Muger lead me to believe. Babbit is meticulous in the way he notices and knows everything about everyone.

#8. I chose B as my answer. However, the correct answer was C. I didn't originally read Babbit's tone towards Howard as ironic. Now looking at the passage, I realize that the capitalized words are meant to read ironically rather than having special meaning to Babbit.

#23. I chose D as my answer. I thought of Maud as a materialistic girl that could also be interpreted as selfish. However, Maud isn't shown to be selfish throughout the passage. She is imaginative and I guess the things she dreams of are 'romantic' in the sense that they are opulent. This makes A the correct answer.


-Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Ariana Bruno

For number seven I was led astray by answer choice C, after confiding in Katie I now know that the correct answer is E. I understood answer C as the bohemian neighbors were disrespectful and indifferent about the feelings of the other neighbors. In checking answer E I now know that morally lax means that the bohemian neighbors had no disregard for what they were doing and may have appeared sketchy to the surrounding neighborhood.
For number eight I chose answer E, after discussing with Adam I now know that correct answer is C. I misunderstood the meaning behind choice E and took it in a literal sense instead of taking it in a sarcastic point of view.
For number ten I was led astray by answer choice D because I believed the context of the question to be witty, after discussing it with Adam I know that the correct answer is choice C. I understand that choice C is better because the context of the question implies that the answer is self-important.
For number sixteen I chose answer D, after discussing it with Hogan I now know that the correct answer choice is B. I was confused about the rhyme scheme of the poem and picked that lines 7-11 repeat and established lines 1-4 when the correct answer is the final words of lines 5-7 are the basis for rhymes with lines 8-11. After rereading the poem I now correctly understand the rhyme scheme.

Anonymous said...

Allison Brooks
On question 14, I answered C when the correct answer was D. The problem was I interpreted the bees’ situation in a different way. I saw it as they had done a lot of work and had a lot to show for it and were happy that they would have a rest. I can see now why it would be D because the passage never actually says that they are tired but says “Until they think warm days will never cease,” which would imply that they love the work and are proud of the work they’ve done.

Anonymous said...

Ariana Bruno

For number eighteen I initially chose answer choice B after consulting with Adam I now understand that the correct answer is choice C. I took the context of the question wrong and didn't know the correct meaning of the word "winnowing". The correct choice is "sifting" after going back and looking at the passage it now makes more sense.
For number twenty five I chose answer D, after consulting with Adam he ensured me that the correct answer was choice E. I wasn't sure if answer E or D was correct because they both seemed plausible. Answer E makes more sense than choice D because Martha hasn't lived up to her dreams, "yet" I understood the answer as Martha knew her dreams but was unable to accomplish them because she knew her financial separation from the people of New York.

Jensen Bramwell said...

For question 9, I chose E because originally I thought the narrator was commending the factual nature of Littlefield's research, but after asking my peers, I now know that D would be a better choice because it does show the extent of the "elaborate" detail in his work although it is slightly "slanted data".
For number 10, I picked B because the passage used the word "amusement" and I was distracted by the word "curious" in the answer. Now I know that C is a better choice because it shows how Littlefield thinks very highly of himself and his work.
On question 17, I originally chose B because it referenced "autumn's harvest" and I had thought that the harvest was being "stored". I know that the correct answer is C because like answer B it talks about an "accumulation of nature's bounty".
For question 29, I chose C because I saw that line 46 continued to say "whenever she wanted to be" and I thought that the magazines could transport her there whenever she would like. After talking to Laura about the correct answer, I now know that B is better because it is an actual experience.
For number 31, I had put E because I was distracted by the word "syntax" as I do not have much experience with it. After going over the right answer, D, it makes sense that no irony was revealed, and it states that it was a symbol.

Adam Marcon said...

I originally thought the answer to 33 was E but now i understand that her emotions are better characterized as severe longing in answer C than frustrated desire.

Katie Folan said...

For number 6, I had originally picked C. The correct answer is letter A because "manners" is not referring to politeness or accepted rules, it is referring to the fact that the house is not distinguished with its typical boxy structure and comfortable feel.

For number 9, I had originally picked E. The answer is D because it refers to elaborate data with "figures all in rows..." and not necessarily research. That data answer is better.

For number 14, I picked C, however the correct answer is D because the bees are not actually tired as I originally thought. The bees are happy about the amount of honey they have produced, "summer has o'er brimmed their clammy cells."
(I accidentally posted this comment on the parallels blog)

Anonymous said...

For number 7, I originally chose C as my answer. When I read the excerpt the first time I got the impression that Babbit just didn't like his neighbors because they seemed intentionally annoying. However, Adam convinced me otherwise and got me to see that the neighbors are just morally lax rather than intentionally rude, which would be E.

For number 9, I chose C as my answer. The answer was actually D, which makes more sense. Howard didn't have any daring ideas, all his ideas were supported and he had evidence. After conferencing with Adam, I now know that his ideas were just elaborate and thorough. He presented a lot of information in a little amount of time.

For number 11, I chose A as my answer. I saw Babbit as jealous of Littlefield's accomplishments because of all the things that Littlefield has done throughout the passage. In reality, Babbit is actually in trust with Littlefield which would be answer B. Babbit never shows any signs of jealousy, rather than admiration for what he's accomplished, whether it be true or false.

For number 12, I chose C as my answer. I interpreted the poem wrong at first. I saw the o'er brimmed clammy cells as an over ripeness, when literally it shows the over abundance that spring brings about. This leads me to answer E.

For number 14, I chose A as my answer. I chose the wrong answer for the same misinterpretation from the previous correction. I thought of the poem as more negative, so the bees would be intimidated rather than rejoicing, answer D.

For number 15, I chose D as my answer. Again, I went on the wrong path of answers. Instead of seeing the bees as satisfied for the abundance of work, answer A, I saw the bees as bored, a monotony of the bees' days.

For number 25, I chose D. I saw Maud as someone who was blinded by her love for materialistic things. I chose that she was repelled by her dreams, which isn't true. Therefore the answer must be E, she was currently prevented from her dreams, but she can one day reach them.

-Jasmine Graslie

Anonymous said...

Ariana Bruno
For question 34 i chose answer choice A. After consulting with Adam i know that the correct answer is choice C. I was lead astray by the question because i didnt know the type of poem that was presented.
For question 39 i chose answer E and after consulting with Johnny Munger i know the answer is choice D. The question originally lead me astray because the answers are similar but with slightly different points.The correct answer makes more sense when in context with the lines referenced by the question.
For question 41 i chose answer B but after talking with Adam i know that the correct answer is choice D. I would have gotten this question correct but misread the directions and answered it oppositely.
For question 42 i chose answer A and after talking with Jasmine now know the correct answer is choice C. The answers both seemed like good choices but i didn't thoroughly think through which answer choice would be better. If i spent more time reflecting i would have chosen the correct answer.

Jasmine Graslie said...

For #34, I originally had B as my answer. I just didn't know the difference between the sonnets and types of writing, therefore I looked it up and this poem is an Italian sonnet, which is answer C.

For #39, I had C as my answer. I actually had an arrow on my page pointing to D, but for some odd reason I ended up answering C. The poem actually points out that humans are not profound for their engines and exploring and our flight it not sublime, but lofty.

For #42, I chose A as my answer. After discussing the question with Munger, we can to the conclusion that A was incorrect because the poem isn't really about greed, the poem did, however, identify that man is aggressive by using the words blood, scraped, fouling and uproot.

For #43, I chose A as my answer. The correct answer is actually E which on my paper I had narrowed it down to A and E. I realize now that A is specific to one area of the text while E refers to the text as a whole, therefore E is more correct than A.

For #44, I chose A, however the answer was B. I didn't know what an admonition was, so i looked it up just now and the poem is more of a warning of what the violent human nature is capable of destroying.

For #29, I chose A as my answer. After talking with Arianna, I now know that the correct answer is B. B relates to her imagination, like when she imagines herself on Fifth Avenue and she imagines herself on the train with other people. The other sentences don't relate to her imagination like B does.

Ahnya Dague said...

For number 7, I initially put B as my answer. Upon both reflection and comparison with those around me, I now understand why the best answer would be E. My understanding of the word Bohemian was that of relaxing to the point of wastefulness. I brought this idea too far and was trick by the distractor- the correct answer should be 'morally lax' because while this subject is relaxed and seemingly frivolous to the speaker, they are not maliciously relax. Therefore the correct answer is E.

Jensen Bramwell said...

Originally, for number 34 I had put B, but after consulting with my peers I understand that the correct answer is C. I was unsure about the definitions of the answers given, and I guessed because I was unsure. I now know that the Italian sonnet would be the answer because of the form of the poem.
For question 39, I had chosen A, but the correct answer was D. After talking to the members of my table, I realize that I was distracted by the use of the words engines and technology in A and failed to realize that it was a metaphor for human failure.

Katie Folan said...

For number 15, I had originally put E, however I now see that the correct answer should be A because the "m" sounds like humming; the bees are satisfied with the large amount of honey they have produced.

For number 16, I put A but I see that it is B because "more" and "core" rhyme, "shells" and "cells" rhyme, and "trees" and "bees" rhyme.

For number 18 I put B. The correct answer is C because it doesn't really make sense that the wind is cooling the hair; it makes more sense that the wind would be sifting it.

For number 20, I had originally put E, however the correct answer is D because the first stanza is about the maturing of fruits and plants and the sun in early autumn. The second stanza is about harvest, "half-reaped." The third stanza is about death and ending "soft-dying."

Emily D said...

After consulting with John Cormier, I learned that the correct answer to question 2 is B. I was thrown off by the distracter D, which stated that Babbitt’s car is a “harrowing danger but also a necessity”. I thought that details such as “the long, anxious whirr of the starter”, “to drip ether into the cocks of the cylinders”, and how he would be “darkly prepared for something wrong” would help support the answer of a harrowing danger. However, I realize that there is much more evidence to support the answer that the car is a “source of adventure and fascination”. Referring to his office as a pirate ship and referring to his car as “poetry and tragedy, love and heroism” are just some examples that help support this answer.
Emily Durst

Jensen Bramwell said...

For question 45, I had initially put C, but with further knowledge, I know that the correct answer would be A. I was thrown by the use of words i was unfamiliar with and only looked at the word "moralizer". Looking back, the narrator is extremely engaging and that is why A is correct.
For 46 I had C but the correct answer is B. I initially looked past the subtle humor and entertainment factor, and I thought the narrator was talking about an actual theory. After rereading, i now understand that the narrator's intentions were to be amusing.
For number 47, I had put D, because I associated "invocation" with an interuption, but instead I should have chosen C because of the use of the extremely refined diction.

Laura said...

1. For question 2 I had originally put E, but after speaking with my group I realize now the better answer was B. I had originally read the first two paragraphs as if the speaker was demonstrating the hard work he put into his car, rather than the adventure and fascination he did it for.
2. For question 7 I had originally put A, but the correct answer is E. Because I originally thought the speaker was talking about hard work, I misinterpreted this question as well. Babbitt therefore uses the term “Bohemian” to describe his neighbors as morally Lax, not wasteful.
3. For question 8 I had originally put A, but after speaking with my group I now realize the correct answer is C. By reading more text around the line it references, it is easier to see that the capitalizations of the words were meant to be read ironically. I didn’t pick up on the irony when I was first reading it; it definitely helped to read it a second time.
4. For question 9 I had originally put E, but the correct answer is C. In line 50, the speaker talks about how Lifflefield would present findings after only 10 hours of research. My biggest mistake in answering this question was the lack of reading the context clues completely through. It makes sense that anything proposed in 10 hours would be a daring thing to do.
5. For question 10 I had originally put D, but the correct answer is C. I misinterpreted what the speaker was referring to when he included the parenthesis. I thought the speaker was trying to get across Littlefield’s humor, but it makes more sense now after reading through the passage again that the speaker was presenting Littlefield as being self-important because of the way he is trying to impress Babbitt with his late night studies he indulges in.
6. For question 11 I had originally put C, but I now see why the correct answer is B. I originally believed that Babbitt thought of Littlefield with mild annoyance, but I didn’t read carefully enough to see that this idea couldn’t be true because in the passage Babbitt is “awed” by Littlefield’s late night studies. Babbitt shows naïve trust in Littlefield’s expertise because he has no experience or background himself in those fields to question Littlefield’s knowledge.
7. For question 17 I had originally put B, but I now see why the correct answer is C. I didn’t read the word “store” as figurative language, which is why I chose B. However, it does make sense now to be describing an accumulation of nature’s bounty rather than a business selling the autumn’s harvest, which it does not talk anything about in the poem.
8. For question 18 I had originally put B, but the correct answer is C. When I chose the wrong answer I fell into the trap of the wind being described as if it was searching (sifting) because in the previous line it references people seeking things/people. The wind being described as cooling makes more sense now that I have seen it to be the correct answer because of the way it fits into that individual sentence. It makes more sense to describe hair as being lifted by cooling wind verses sifting wind, which not only sounds silly but doesn’t make terrific sense.
9. For question 20 I had originally chosen E, but the correct answer is D. I didn’t have quite enough time at this point to reread the poem in its entirety. I remember guessing on this one based on the idea of the bees and animals working hard before winter and then how everything was left to die might have been because of indulgence. However, after actually rereading the poem again I feel foolish for ever having picked anything but D, which is referring to the stanzas talking about the phases of maturity, harvest, and surcease.

Laura said...

10. For question 25 I had originally chosen B, but the correct answer is E. The word “yet” should have signaled my attention towards the fact that Maud Martha is still going to dream about New York. I honestly don’t know why I chose B (that she is nearing the age when she will relinquish her childish fantasies). I probably chose it because it was one of the earlier questions in reference to the earlier lines, which often times can be difficult to judge. It makes more sense that although there is something holding her back it will not always be.
11. For question 34 I had originally chose D, but the correct answer is C. I was rather unfamiliar with these terms that they listed. It makes sense that it would be a type of sonnet seeming which it is 14 lines. Because it has the rhyme scheme of abbaabba it would be considered a Petrarchan sonnet verses a Shakespearean sonnet.
12. For question 35 I had originally chose A, but the correct answer is B. I initially thought these commands were rhetorical so I considered them declarations. It makes more sense to consider them as commandments verses declarations because the overall effect of the poem is in getting the reader to change their ways.
13. For question 39 I had originally picked B, but the correct answer is D. Lines 5-8 describe limited achievements which creates the sense that humans fail at both sublimity and profundity verses the purpose to separate base motives from lofty ones. I misinterpreted those lines and their effect to the poem as a whole.
14. For question 44 I had originally picked C, but the correct answer is B. I picked C because I had felt the poem was reflecting on failed human attempts in the past, which in a way goes along with what a eulogy is. A much better answer would be an admonition, something I was unfamiliar with at the time of taking this activator. If I had known what admonition meant, I would have picked it because I did see the poem as a warning, but the uncertainty of its meaning made me hesitate.
15. For question 47 I had originally chose E, but the correct answer is C. I fell into the trap of letter E because I had thought that the parenthesis were used to create an effective side comment, however the correct answer of refined diction makes more sense that the parenthesis are included to clarify what the speaker is thinking about so the reader does not misinterpret it.
16. For question 52 I had originally chose E, but the correct answer is A. When I read this question I had thought the only plausible answer could be E because the excerpt is more of a reflection than an observation of an action. However, answer (A) fits into my thinking just the same, I just must have misread it when I was completing the multiple choice. It makes sense the reader is asserting an idea (talking briefly about it) then explains in more detail what specifically they are referring to.
17. For question 54 I had originally chose B, but the correct answer is C. I didn’t know at the time what a wry aversion signified, but now having looked it up it makes more sense, which is the major reason I hesitated to choose that as the answer. I also had thought that the tone of those lines might have been humorous by the way they described Heaven as preserving us. However, whatever humor I might have saw in that was not at all satirical so B could not have been the correct answer.

Jensen Bramwell said...

For question 48, I had answered A when the correct choice was E. I thought the repetition of "night" implied emphasis while instead it was to institute anticipation and foreshadow as explained in answer E.
For question 51, I had put C instead of the correct answer of D because I was slightly confused with the passage and the use of the phrase highlighted. I knew "previously" had something to do with fear so I chose C, but looking back the better choice was D.
Originally for number 54 I had answered B instead of C. I had picked up on some sort of sarcastic tone and immediately chose the answer that contained "satire". However, the actual meaning of the phrase was to convey "wry aversion".

Ahnya Dague said...

(Number 7 I believe I already submitted but it hasn’t shown up on the blog on my end)
• For number 9: I was originally distracted by E because of the use of the word “earnest” and “research”. When reading, I misinterpreted the data mention and took it to mean that it was irrefutable rather than slanted. Therefore, D is the better choice.
• For number 10: I originally put D but upon reflection I can see why C is the better choice. In lines 66-67 of the passage (depcting how the speaker finds fault with published works) I interpreted that as the speaker being extraordinarily intelligent rather than just being full of himself. In context, it would make more sense for the speaker to be “self-important” rather than “witty”, therefore C is the better answer.
• For 18: I originally put B for my answer but the correct answer is C. This is because I initially understood “winnowing” to mean cooling in the context of the wind but it more nearly means “sifting” in the fact that the wind is lifting the speaker’s hair.
• 20: My original answer was B however, upon reflection, I now understand why the right answer would be D. This is because I misinterpreted the structure of the poem in regards to autumn. Initially, I thought the stanzas represented the stages of life while in reality; they represent the stages of agriculture more specifically.
• 34: Although I put B as my answer, the correct answer is c. This is because I did not know that differences in the structures of the poem- I could not differentiate between the structural forms of sonnets. Instead of an English Sonnet, this poem is an Italian sonnet.
• 39: TBD (I don’t have the correct letter to compare my answer to)
• 42: My initial answer to number 42 was A but the correct answer is D. What lead me to pick A as my answer was the idea that greed (as a common thread throughout literature) is synonymous with self-inflicted poison. In this case, “our poison” did not mean greed but rather not truly believing in something – unrelenting skepticism.

Ahnya Dague said...

• 43: my original answer was B but a better answer is E. Because of all the references to technology and their impact on the earth, I thought that the question was regarding pollution. However, the question was far more general than what I thought and instead the answer has to do with problems in general and how they should be changed.
• 46: Although the correct answer for this was B, I put C. The reason for this is that there is a section where the author seemingly flatters the reader by pinpointing that they’re one of a kind. Instead of making an exception to the rule, the author is simply trying to bring the reader in. Therefore the answer should be B, not C.
• 47: The correct answer is C and not E. This is because in lines 9-11, the author is making the statement he previously said more specific to the time. I misinterpreted this and thought that he/she was adding this to be more dramatic and entertaining in his/her writing.
• 49: My original answer for this one was A. Upon reflection, I now understand why the more appropriate answer would be C. I was lured in by A because the phrase stands to clarify the previous statement. However, the answer of C is better because it more accurately encompasses the intentions of the writer- to clarify a previous statement.
• 51: I put C when the correct answer should have been D. I was led astray by C because of the word “previously” that is in close proximity to the word in question. Upon further analysis, the definition of “only once” would make more sense because such an occasion would not have occurred more than once.
• 53: My initial answer was E but the correct answer is B. This is because I thought the wind was portrayed as malicious due to the description of it “moaning”, “seeking out some crevices”, and “howls”. Upon looking closer, it would make more sense to describe the wind as a obstructing spirit rather than a malicious one.
• 54: my initial answer for this one was B when the correct answer was actually C. I chose B because I couldn’t differentiate between the choices- I don’t know what distinctions characterize each period given as an answer.

John Munger said...

9. I chose letter C, I thought they were characterized by daring and idealistic proposals. They were actually elaborate with slanted data.

16. I chose letter D. I thought the following was true about the rhyme scheme in letter D. It is actually that the true statements are in letter B.

19. I chose letter A. When the answer is actually letter C. I believed that the reader is expressed mainly through pined yearning for carefree joys of spring. the answer is actually full recognition of the muted beauties of autumn.

23. I chose letter D, Selfish and materailistic to describe Maud, but the answer is actually A, romantic and imaginative to describe Maud.

29. I chose letter A, but the answer is actually, B, " she sat inside them", Instead of " It was silver, and it was solid, and it was remote".

34. I chose letter B, " An English ( Shakespearean) sonnet. The answer is C, " An Italian ( Petrachan ) sonnet.

37. I chose letter E, the answer in actuality is answer A.

39. I chose answer C, but the answer turned out to be D.


40. I chose answer of letter A, but the answer I discovered was letter D also.



42. I chose answer A, the answer I discovered was letter C, " aggressive instincts".


43. I chose the answer of letter A, Resign the struggle and just learn their place in history". The answer is E, " Understand the sources of violence and work to change them".


44. I chose letter A, but I discovered that the answer was B. A is an apology and B is an admonition.

Kaitlin M said...

For Question 2 I had first written down D. I learned however that the answer was actually B. I did not realize that the car was actually a source of adventure and fascination instead of just a necessity.
For Question 4 I had first written down D. I learned however that the answer was actually C. I did not realize that Babbitt was more meticulous snobby like I thought he was.
For Question 5 I had first written down C. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I though Babbitt and Doppelbrau’s relationship was based on competition instead of disapproval.
On Question 7 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually E. I chose the distracter (morally lax) instead of the real answer which was E unsophisticated.
On Question 9 I had first written down A. I learned however that the answer was actually B. The question confused me, and I chose an answer opposite of the right one.
On Question 10 I had first written down D. I learned however that the answer was actually C. I thought Littlefield was more witty than erratic but instead it was the opposite.
On Question 11 I had first written down D. I learned however that the answer was actually B. I thought that everyone was jealous and snobby but everyone actually trusts in Littlefield’s intelligence.
On Question 13 I had first written down A. I learned however that the answer was actually B. I did not know that the answer was literal.
On Question 18 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually C. I thought the wind was sifting rather than a cooling breeze.
On Question 20 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I did not know that the answer was a literal harvest so I chose a distracter.
On Question 25 I had first written down D. I learned however that the answer was actually E. I thought Maud Martha was both excited and repelled. I did not know that she was being prevented from realizing her dream.
On Question 26 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I did not know it was literal (so many people attracted to New York) and chose the distracter.
On Question 27 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually E. I thought Maud Martha had fiery passions instead of darkness.
On Question 29 I had first written down C. I learned however that the answer was actually B. I thought the answer had to do with New York so I chose the phrase with New York in it.
On Question 30 I had first written down A. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I was confused by what the question meant but I now understand it.
On Question 31 I had first written down E. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I only noticed the syntax and not the irony.
On Question 33 I had first written down B. I learned however that the answer was actually C. I had chosen the distracter.
On Question 36 I had first written down C. I learned however that the answer was actually E. I missed the irony in the poem.
On Question 37 I had first written down E. I learned however that the answer was actually A. the question confused me and I mistook line 4 as being superficial instead of instantaneous.
On Question 41 I had first written down C. I learned however that the answer was actually D. I didn’t see the internal rhyme so I chose the iambic meter.
On Question 42 I had first written down A. I learned however that the answer was actually C. I thought that the unbridled greed the answer instead of the aggressive instincts. At first I was just confused by the question but now understand what was being asked.
On Question 44 I had first written down A. I learned however that the answer was actually B. I thought that the author was apologizing on behalf of mankind but it was actually an admonition.

M.Eisnor said...

#7 I had put C when the correct answer was in fact E. I misunderstood the meaning behind "Bohemian" and thought of it as a word with a negative connotation but upon looking it up I learned that "Morally lax" is the real meaning.
#9 I had put B when the correct answer was D. I was under the impression that the narrator did not believe the data or Littlefield, but then I realized he simply thought of it as "elaborate, slanted data" accepting that it is true, just slanted and slightly altered in the right places.
#10 I had put A when the correct answer was C. I had interpenetrated the comment as forgiving because I did not see a reason to have the comment otherwise but C shows the true nature of the author and better characterizes himself with his "self important" remark.
#11 I had put C when the correct answer was B. Both answers show that Littlefield portrays himself as someone who claims to know everything and I had thought this came off as a "mild annoyance" but as I reread I saw it was better depicted as the author was not annoyed but simply "naive" and even had "trust" in him.
#12 I had put C when the correct answer was E. When I read "full ripeness" and "swell to the ground" I had first thought of C "Over-ripeness and decay" but realized the fruit had not been mentioned to actually be decaying or wasted but simply "abundant", I judged too quickly.
#14 I had put C when the correct answer was D. Feeling tiresome after reading "to set budding more, and still more, until they think warm days will never cease" (8-10) C had caught my eye with the description of "needing rest" but once I reread it I realized there was nothing about how tired the bees might be but there was hinting at "later flowers for bees" which helps them make honey, proving E right.
#18 I had put B when the correct answer was C. I did not know what "winnowing" meant so I guessed, upon looking it up I realize that "sifting" is a better choice given the definition of "blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff".
#19 I had put A when the correct answer was C. When the speaker talks about the "songs of spring" it is not "yearning" for spring as I picked in A, but it shows the fact that autumn is a silent month, answer C, without a song.
#26 I had put C when the correct answer was D. I choose C because it was about New York and people getting there, much like correct answer D, as the theme of the passage is getting to New York and the narrator putting this destination upon the other passengers further supports this theme.
#31 I had put E when the correct answer was D. I am still weak with literary devices and syntax seemed most common, but after reviewing the passage I realized that there was a particular irony.
#32 I had put B when the correct answer was C. Unknowing to what an oxymoron was, I picked B, guessing. After looking up oxymoron- "a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction" I realized that the line was an oxymoron indeed.
#51 I had put B when the correct answer was D. Both answers talk about meeting in the courtyard, so I was thrown of by the similarities of the situation and did not think "Previously" implied he would "lose his courage" but after rereading more carefully I now see how that is possible.