1. “True, there were some among these quiet people who flouted the law, poachers bent on making more money in one night than they could earn in a whole month in the flax sheds.…” (1 point)
2. “Kugler, Ferdinand was a thief before his tenth year and an inveterate liar.” (1 point)
3. “But really, why don’t You…why don’t You Yourself do the judging?” Kugler asked pensively. (1 point)
4. “The council has forbidden itinerant entertainers to stop on municipal property.” (1 point)
5. [We] … began to talk about the weather again, … and other banal and insoluble questions. (1 point)
6. "Though another of Mohammed’s commandments—the one on alcoholic drinks—was broken (and without constraint, as I know now) no latitude was allowed with regard to pork." (1 point)
7. The people in Eugene Ionesco’s story start to turn into _________ (1 point)
8. The “black sheep” in Italo Calvino’s fable causes problems because he is __________ (1 point)
9. Andrei Voznesensky compares a young girl’s first disappointment to “First _______” (1 point)
10. The Muslim narrator in “Forbidden Fruit” prides himself on his _______ (1 point)
True or False
11. In “The Last Judgment,” a murderer learns that he will receive not divine but human justice. (1 point)
12. Boris Pasternak was allowed to accept the Nobel Prize for Doctor Zhivago when it was awarded. (1 point)
For questions 13–19, identify the term that correctly identifies each sentence or underlined word or words in the sentence.
13. My name, Cynthia, is from a Greek word for moon. (1 point)
14. I was not surprised when I learned that. (1 point)
15. After all, I have always been a night owl, and I prefer moonlight to sunlight. (1 point)
16. The most popular girl’s name when I was born was Ashley. (1 point)
17. I guess that Ashley wasn’t popular in our town. (1 point)
18. I do know three Caitlyns, and my brother knows at least three Kaylas. (1 point)
19. My middle name, Abigail, is the name that I like best. (1 point)
Compare the poems by Szymbroska and Milosz read over the course of this unit. All are important twentieth century writers addressing a similar theme: death. Which poets address it in terms of the times they live in (and its threat of fascism) and which address it in a more personal way? Characterize each poet’s treatment of this theme, citing evidence from the poems.
World War II and Nazism influenced many European writers. In this unit, you read selections by Milosz and Ionesco. Compare the different tones and perspectives these writers bring to bear on this subject.