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173 Cards in this Set

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What is the setting for Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"?
Roman carnival
In Faulkner's "Was", who is the father of Isaac McCaslin?
Theophilus (Buck)
In Browning's "My Last Duchess", what is the subject of the picture the speaker is showing his companion?
The speaker's late wife.
In Faulkner's "Was", what is the major problem with Tomey's Turl?
He is part white.
The situation in Browning's poem is
a negotiation for a marriage.
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", why does Montresor murder Fortunato?
Montresor felt that Fortunato had insulted him so deeply, that murdering Fortunate was his only way to get recourse.
In Faulkner's "Was", the story reports on a ritualized chase for:
a runaway slave
Who is the silent companion of the speaker in Browning's poem?
Servant of another nobleman
In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", what costume is Fortunato wearing?
Jester's costume
What is Warwick Estate?
What Sophonsiba insists on calling her brother Hubert's plantation.
From which story is "a psychotic criminal protecting his identity by murder"?
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor

(The Misfit can't let the grandma and her family live after she's recognized him)
In which story is "a psychotic criminal projecting his identity by murder."
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates

(Arnold Friend pretends to be a teenager)
In which story is "a strong willed grandmother with an ailing grandson" found?
"A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty
In which story is "a poor man griving the death of his son"?
"Misery" by Anton Chekov
In which story is "a strong willed grandmother influencing travel plans"?
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor
In which story is "a rebellious teenager whose older sister is the school secretary"?
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates
Place the detail:

Summer Sunday outside small-town America
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
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Rural Mississippi in winter
"A Worn Path"
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Summer roads of southern Georgia
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
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Streets of 19th century St. Petersburg in winter
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Travel fantasies of youth and old age lead to brutal tragedy.
Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

(The grandma describes a plantation house that had a secret panel and the kids demand to see it)
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Christian charity allows an old ex-slave woman to keep her grandson alive.
Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path"

(the doctor gives Old Phoenix the medicine for free and marks the "charity" box in the ledger)
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Adolescent rebelliousness proves risky, as parents warn.
Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
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Grief is not assuaged by human contact
Anton Chekov's "Misery"

(Iona Potapov, a sledge driver, is sad that none of his fares care about his son's death)
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Man with a black dog
"A Worn Path"

(Phoenix urges the hunter and his dog to chase off the black dog)
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"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

(One of the Misfit's crew; in charge of fixing the car)
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Kuzma Ionitch

(Kuzma is Iona's dead son)
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June Star
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

(June is one of the bratty children)
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"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

(Connie is the main character; vain)
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the hunchback

(The Hunchback is one of Iona's passengers in his sledge)
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Arnold Friend
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

(Arnold Friend is the psychopath who pretends to be a teenager and seduces girls)
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"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

(Eddie is a boy that Connie flirts with at the restaurant;

she is with him when she first sees Arnold Friend)
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Iona Potapov

(Iona is the sledge driver whose son has died)
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Red Sammy
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

(Red Sammy is the owner of a bbq restaurant; tells the family about "two fellers" who came in last week and bought gas on credit; he thought they were good guys and talked about how a "good man is hard to find" nowadays)

Ironic that he thought the Misfit and his crew looked like decent guys
Place the detail:

"A Worn Path"

(Phoenix is the grandma who treks to get her grandson medicine for his throat)
The XYZ summer jamboree
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

(a radio program with popular music that Connie listened to on Sunday)
A charity case
Phoenix in "A Worn Path"
Sledge to Vyborgskaya
The Caius syllogism from Kiezewetter's Logic
"The Death of Ivan Ilych"

(Ivan had never applied the logic to himself that "Caius is a man, men are mortal, therefore Caius is mortal.")
The Golovin family
"The Death of Ivan Ilych"

(The Golovin family is Ivan, his wife Praskovya Fedorovna, his son Vladimir, and his daughter Lisa)
Pitty Sing the cat
The grandmother's cat in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" is named Pitty Sing.
The house with a secret panel in Tennessee
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Natchez trace
"A Worn Path"

(Phoenix lives "off the Old Natchez Trace)
Roaring dial tone
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

(Connie holds the phone up to call for help, but ends up not dialing)
Red Sammy Butts
the restaurant owner in "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
In "The Fire and the Hearth", Lucas' career (line of work) is as a:
Distillery operator
In "The Fire and the Hearth", Roth is angry throughout the story because:
-He gets no respect.
-He is always getting ripped off by his plantation hands.
-The race-based culture of the Mississippi has damaged him psychologically.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", George Wilkins' behavior in the story illustrates:
-marital responsibility
In her actions in "The Fire and the Hearth", Nat is trying to get
-a reliable husband and nice home
-George Wilkens' attention
-a better life than her parents
At the end of Chapter One of "The Fire and the Hearth", Lucas is not particularly worried about being thrown off the plantation by Roth because
-he knows that Roth is really a lot of hot air.
-Mollie means to much to Roth to throw them off.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", the $3000 that Roth says Lucas has in the bank is
- a mystery.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", Lucas gets into a fight with Zack because
-Zack and Lucas are trapped in a race-based power relationship.
-Zack doesn't accept Lucas as his cousin.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", when the liquor control board commissioner calls the court case a "Senegambian Montague and Capulet", he is saying
-this is more than just a criminal case.
-this case mixes a family feud and a love story.
-this case is like a Shakesperian play.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", Lucas has escaped being lynched (hanged and burned alive) for attacking Zack because
-the gun failed to shoot when he tried to murder Zack.
-it was a fair fight
In "The Red Convertible", Red Tomahawk is
- The Indian whose face is on North Dakota highways.
- The killer of the Sioux Chief Sitting Bull.
In "The Red Convertible", Henry is ruined by
-his experience as a soldier and prisoner in Vietnam.
In "The Red Convertible", when Lyman says at the beginning of the story that he and Henry owned the car together until "he bought out my share", he means
-Henry drowned and Lyman drove the car into the river.
- Henry bought the car with his life.
The contest over the possession of the quilts in the story "Everyday Use" illustrates
-typical sibling rivalry.
-a philosophical/aesthetic debate between the value of use and the value of appreciation.
- Dee/Wangero's selfishness
In "Everyday Use", when Walker describes Dee/Wangero's exit in terms of her putting on some sunglasses that "hid everything above the tip of her nose and her chin", she is
-describing Dee/Wangero's fashion sense
-making a moral comment about Dee/Wangero's rejection of her family culture.
-making an observation about Dee/Wangero's psychological transformation
The tone of the story, "Everyday Use", is
-sympathetic toward all four of the characters.
-celebratory of the mother's culture
In "The Fire and the Hearth", chapter 2, a "drummer" is
a salesman.
At the beginning of the play, Oedipus The King, the city of Thebes is having problems with
-famine and drought
In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus became king as a result of
-killing the previous king.
-saving the city from the depradations of a monster.
-being smart at solving riddles
Before the beginning of the play-action in Oedipus The King, Jocasta and Laios
-commit child abuse against their infant son (they order that he be left to die on a mountain)
-were frightened by prophecies about the future behavior of their son
In Oedipus The King, Oedipus as king is shown as exercising responsibility for the administration of justice in which of the following roles?
In Oedipus The King, Creon's explicit roles include
-regent (stand-in king)
-criminal defendant.
In Oedipus The King, Oedipus bears responsibility for the crimes of
In Oedipus The King, we see Iocaste explicitly playing roles
In Oedipus The King, the principle of justice is grounded in the following:
-the criminal action itself
-the meaning of actions as explained or identified in religious codes
In "The Fire and the Hearth", chapter 2, Lucas' entrepreneurial activity involves which of the following?
-investment of cash withdrawn for the purpose from a bank.
-false advertising.
-equipment rental.
-equipment leasing.
-sale of stolen property.
-savings account maintenance.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", chapter 2, Roth is angry in this chapter for which of the following reasons? (More than one answer is correct.)
-Lucas has stolen his mule.
-Lucas doesn't listen to his orders.
-Lucas manages to con the salesman.
In "The Fire and the Hearth", chapter 2, Lucas borrows money from his savings account in order to trick whom?
The Salesman (drummer)
In Oedipus the King, Tiresias is ______________.
-an old man
-a blind man
-a "seer" or "diviner"
In the play Oedipus The King, Antigone is the _________ daughter of Oedipus.
An example of an "epithet" in Oedipus The King is the phrase "sun-whipped." It is used in the play to describe who or what?
-the city of Thebes.
In Oedipus the King, "Kithairon" is:
-A valley in the mountains separating Thebes and Corinth.
-the place where the infant Oedipus was to be exposed to die.
What are accurate descriptions of the city of Thebes?
-City founded by Cadmus
-cursed city
-birthplace of Oedipus
What is hamartia?
A mistake or character flaw.

(i.e. humanity is flawed, however great;
tragedy results from the discovery of the flaw)
What is tragic irony?
Gap between a character's perspective and the truth.

(underlying throughout story)
What is peripeteia?
Reversal of plot direction.

(person's status or situation is reversed by the end of the story)
What is catharsis?
Emotional purging of audience.

(becomes possible for the character and audience to feel cleansed of their flaw)
What is anagnorisis?
shocking moment of recognition
What accurately applies to the dramatic concept, "Unity of Time"?
-A principle that the action of a play should take place within the limit of one day.
-A compositional principle that the time range of the action in a play should have some principle of unity controlling it.
-A convention of classic Greek drama approved of by Aristotle
-A practice of playwriting that makes Greek drama seem alien to many or most contemporary viewers
In Oedipus the King, Oedipus (the person) is characterized by which of the following traits
-paranoid suspicion that others are plotting against him
-a state of high anxiety
-strong sense of authority
-a tendency toward rage or "choler"
In Oedipus The King, important character-traits that Creon shows are
-A tendency to want to keep news secret.
-a sense of probity and responsibility.
In Oedipus The King, Jocasta is characterized by which of the following.
-a desire to defuse worry with reason
-disbelief in oracles and seers
-practical clear-headedness, intelligence
In Sophocles' Antigone, Antigone is both the daughter and sister of
In the play Antigone, Tiresias' prophecy for Creon that he will give up corpse for corpse is fulfilled in his loss of his son and wife as a just equivalence for
In Antigone, the princess Antigone is condemned to death by her uncle and King Creon because
-she made an effort to bury her dead brother.
-she ignored Creon's edict that anyone who disturbed the rotting corpse of her traitorous brother was to be killed.
In Antigone, Haemon is the son of
The curse of incest resonates in the play Antigone in which of the following ways?
-In Antigone's bad luck in having to choose between obeying the king and accepting family responsibilities.
-In Antigone's compulsion to bury her dead brother.
-In Antigone's relationship with Haimon.
-In Antigone's conflicted relationship with Creon.
In the play Antigone, Ismene is the sister of
The central dramatic conflict in the play Antigone is one between ________ and ___________.
-responsibilites of kinship
-responsibility to civic authority
If one sees Antigone as the main tragic character in the play, then her tragic flaw or mistake would be
-her pride
If we see Creon as the main tragic character in the play, his tragic flaw would be
(his pride)???
In the third chapter of "The Fire and the Hearth", Molly wants a divorce from Lucas because
the buried money is spiritually dangerous.
In the third chapter of "The Fire and The Hearth", Lucas finally gives in to Molly and gives up the money-finding machine because
-he is getting too old.
-it isn't in the Lord's plan that he should have the money.
The "old curse of his fathers" that breaks Roth's friendship with Lucas' son Henry back in chapter 1 of "The Fire and the Hearth" is what?
-the discovery of racial difference.
-ancestral pride.
-jealousy of Molly.
Throughout Act I of Hamlet, Hamlet's attitude and behavior toward his uncle the King is
In the first act of Hamlet, Claudius' performance as King of Denmark is
-demonstrating effective leadersihp skill
The Ghost, in the first act of Hamlet, is making of Hamlet which of the following demands or "marching orders":
-Hamlet must revenge the murder of his father.
-Hamlet must recognize the ghost as his father.
Hamlet's situation is like the situation of Oedipus in Oedipus Rex in which of the following ways?
-Hamlet must be concerned about a country with a dead king.
-Hamlet must decipher riddles.
-Hamlet's mother's authority over him is problematic
-Hamlet's romantic options are problematic
Polonius' behavior to his son Laertes and daughter Ophelia
-creates dangers for Laertes.
-creates dangers for Ophelia.
-creates dangers for Hamlet.
-creates dangers for himself.
In the story "Pantaloon in Black", the Birdsong Boys are
-the group of men that lynched Rider.
-A large rural family living outside Jefferson.
-A political force in the county.
-Relatives of the white man killed by Rider.
In the last section of the story "Pantaloon in Black", the Deputy's narrative highlights which of the following as truths?
-Law enforcement in Yoknapatawpha county is compromised by local family politics.
-The hypocrisy of Southern justice in the period between the World Wars.
In "Pantaloon in Black", Rider is lynched because
-He is lost without his wife.
-He killed a white man in a fight over a dice game
In Go Down Moses, Rider and Mannie are like Lucas and Mollie in which of the following ways?
-Rider and Mannie rent their house from Roth McCaslin.
-Rider and Mannie keep a hearth-fire burning like Lucas and Mollie.
-Rider's story is like what almost happens to Lucas in "The Fire and the Hearth."
-Both couples represent an idyllic marriage
Pantaloon is a traditional comic character from a kind of rolicking medieval street drama (somewhat similar to The Three Stooges or The Marx Brothers) called "Comedia dell'Arte." He is a merchant stereotype who is rapaciously protecting his money and looking for sexual conquests, in pursuit of which he tends to be mockingly defeated and taken advantage of by young men and women. Faulkner uses "Pantaloon" for the title of his story because
-the title suggests that the Deputy's narrative ironically sees Rider as a Pantaloon figure with his money, his romantic interest, and his frantic and irrational behavior
-he wants you to think about the Rider story as more than just an expose of Southern injustice.

Store manager

House slaves in pin curlers
store customers
Meat counter man
Big Tall Goony-Goony
Girl in a bathing suit
Check out young man
When the speaker in the story says of the customer who caught him double -charging her that "if she'd been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem,"
-It sounds like Updike is trying to link this story with another New England writer, like Hawthorne.
-It fits in with the developing characterization of the woman.
-It fits with the developing characterization of the speaker as somewhat cruel and insensitive to store customers (as not a Minnesotan).
In "A & P", what does the girls' purchase tell about them?
-They are from weathy families.
-Their parents aren't from the Massachusetts coast
When the speaker in the story says at the end of the story that Lengel looke like "he'd just had an injection of iron," he is describing
- Lengel as needing to "get a life."
-Lengel as a kind of Fascist.
-His own anger at Lengel.
In the supermarket environment of this story, which of the following are valued?
-Dress codes
Updike's "A&P" is primarily a story about
-growing up
Some ways in which the narrator in "A&P" is similar to Hamlet:
-the way both characters express their displeasure caused by the actions of others (e.g. Hamlet's numerous monologues about his disgust over the relationship of his mother and uncle and his not so veiled jab at the Queen and King Claudius through his short play; Sammy's decision to quit caused by the store manager's badgering of the beach girls)

-both of the characters are young men (almost adolescents) and have a fixation with the sexual nature of things (e.g. Sammy's vivid descriptions of the beach girls' bodies; Hamlet's flirtation with Ophelia and his lurid description of his mother and his uncle's "incestuous" relations)
Some ways in which the narrator in "A&P" is different from Hamlet
-the social/economic status of Sammy is lower-class, whereas Hamlet was the son of a King and heir to the throne
-while both Hamlet and Sammy tend to think a lot, Hamlet is more witty
-Sammy made a split-second decision (i.e. he quit on the spot), whereas Hamlet ruminated on his Uncle's alleged treachery for much longer
University friend of Hamlet from Wittenburg
Trojan queen in the speech recited by the member of the players
Polonius's snoop on Laertes
A curtain or drape hiding a wall
Country to which Hamlet is to be sent for safe-keeping
Murdered king in the play performed before the court
"Madness in great ones must not unwatched go."
King Claudius
"I must be cruel only to be kind."
"My Lord, we were sent for"
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."
Queen Gertrude
Why does Hamlet tell Ophelia to go to a nunnery?
-To protect her from evil men.
-Because Hamlet thinks she would be happier there.
-Because Hamlet is trying to sound crazy
-Because Hamlet is turned off the idea of marriages.
Hamlet does not kill Claudius immediately after the play-scene because
- Hamlet doesn't want to end the king's life at this precise point because that would give him an advantage over the murdered king in post-death status.
- Hamlet is aware that it is bad (taboo) to kill a king.
-It's only the third act of the play.
What are good reasons for Hamlet to use the play to expose the King's guilt in Act III, Scene iii?
-The actors have already arrived.
-The play will allow Hamlet to reenact the crime as a surprise.
-Hamlet likes plays and is kind of a theatre major--he's a college student for Pete's sake!
-It gives Shakespeare a way of playing up his own profession in theatre.
The old man, son a a Chickasaw chief and a slave woman, who teaches hunting and the ways of the wilderness.
Sam Fathers
The owner of the Big Bottom forest where Ike learns to hunt.
Major de Spain
The cook in the hunting camp.
Uncle Ash
The animal that is the object of a ritual hunt every November.
Old Ben
The racially mixed hunter in "The Old People" who can't hit anything with his gun.
Boon Hogganbeck
Chickasaw man who becomes chief by poisoning puppies
The name given Ikkemotubbe by his French friend from New Orleans.
Du Homme (Doom)
The white man with the gun that never misses
Walter Ewell
"Absent thee from felicity awhile,
And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain
To tell my story."
"To cut his throat i' the church."
"There's such divinity doth hedge a king
That treason can but peep to what it would,
Acts little of his will."
"There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, "tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now, if it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all."
"I hope all will be well. We must be patient, but I cannot choose but weep to think they would lay him i' the cold ground. My brother shall know of it. And so I thank you for your good counsel. Come, my coach!"
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions."
"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well."
The incriminated lawyer.
Nils Krogstad
The wandering widow.
Kristine Linde.
The wife in the cage.
Nora Helmer
The daughter-deserting nurse.
Anne Marie
The dying doctor.
Dr. Rank
The key-holding husband
Torvald Helmer
In Mrs. Linde's view, life must accomodate
In Nora's view, life is saved by
In Torvald's view, life must be controlled by
moral code
"Millions of owmen have done it."
Nora Helmer
"... your father signed this paper three days after his death."
Nils Krogstad
"Is that my squirrel rustling?"
Torvald Helmer
The child nephew of plantation manager Cass McCaslin in "The Bear".
The old hunter descended from African and Indian chiefs.
Sam Fathers
The incompetent hunter descended from Indian peasantry.
Boon Hogganbeck
The camp cook.
Uncle Ash
The ex officer in the Confederate Army who owns the hunting camp and acreage.
Major De Spain
The McCaslin plantation servant who helps in hunting trips.
Tennie's Jim
The most skilled rifleman among the hunting group
Walter Ewell
Who sees the tick on the leg of the bear?
Who will kill the bear?
What was the name of the big wild dog caught after killing farm animals?
Who will kill Sam?
Who will be sent to town to buy whiskey?
Who will train the big hunting dog?