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Grade 12 Beowulf
What is the name of Beowulf’s tribe?
  1. Danes
  2. Geats
  3. Shieldings
  4. Fresians
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
How does the family feel after Gregor dies?
  1. Relieved and happy
  2. Bitter and resentful
  3. Confused and angry
  4. Sad and depressed
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf says he will fight Grendel in this manner.
  1. Without weapons
  2. Only using a dagger
  3. With magic
  4. With poison
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
Gregor is alienated from which of the following?
  1. his job
  2. his body
  3. his family
  4. all of the above
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
Gregor's absence from work looks suspicious because...
  1. he slacks off all day anyway
  2. he has never been out sick from work
  3. he's been sick a lot lately
  4. everybody knows he's seeing the boss's wife
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
How is Gregor transformed into an insect?
  1. due to something he had for dinner
  2. no one seems to know or really care
  3. as the result of an old family curse
  4. in Kafka's world, all humans routinely turn into insects
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
What does Gregor Samsa do for a living?
  1. Office clerk
  2. Factory worker
  3. Traveling salesman
  4. Exterminator
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
What kind of creature has Gregor become?
  1. An unspecified bug
  2. A cockroach
  3. A gypsy moth
  4. A gigantic maggot
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
What serious injury does Gregor sustain?
  1. His wings get bent.
  2. His antennae are torn off.
  3. An apple becomes lodged in his back.
  4. A fall breaks his legs.
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
How does Gregor react when he hears Grete's violin?
  1. He sings along with her playing.
  2. He hides under the sofa.
  3. He crawls toward her in the parlor.
  4. He decides to send her to music school
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
As Gregor deteriorates, what becomes of his family?
  1. They all become insane.
  2. The family's state of affairs improves.
  3. They lose their jobs.
  4. They all turn into insects.
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
How does Gregor die?
  1. He jumps out the window.
  2. He lies down in exhaustion and dies.
  3. One of the boarders steps on him.
  4. Grete poisons his food.
Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf is permitted to meet with Hrothgar under this one condition.
  1. He must take his shoes off.
  2. He must leave his weapons outside.
  3. He must swear allegiance to Hrothgar.
  4. He must wash his hands.
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
Where does the action of the story take place?
  1. Prague
  2. The family's apartment
  3. Gregor's workplace
  4. An insane asylum
Grade 12 The Canterbury Tales
What aspects of the pilgrims are described in the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales?
  1. Physical Appearance
  2. Social Rank
  3. Clothing
  4. Sexual Preferences
  5. All of the answers are correct except D
Grade 12 The Metamorphosis
What does the picture on Gregor's wall depict?
  1. Grete with her violin
  2. His smiling family
  3. A can of bug spray
  4. A woman in fur
Grade 12 Beowulf
The history of English is divided into three categories. What are they?
  1. Old English, Middle English, Modern English
  2. Ancient English, Proto-Germanic, Regular English
  3. French, Latin, Greek
  4. Contemporary English, Shakespearean English, Chaucerian English
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