Notes 13.6.13


by Litzell Juarez Palestino, Holden Wagner, Coral Hernandez and Jonathan Abileah :) PERIOD 7
Prompt 2: Passage on Cathy

1.) In the first paragraph which of the following devices did Steinbeck use to create a vivid description of Cathy

I.) Parallelism
II.) Allusions
III.) Antithesis

a.) I only
b.) I and II only
c.) II and III only
d.) I, II, III
e.) What did you read the same passage?

2.) “The one thing that may not be forgiven a witch is her ability to distress people, to make them restless and uneasy and even envious.”
What does this exert help you understand about Cathy?
a.) That Cathy’s personality resembles that of a witch.
b.) Cathy was wrongfully viewed as a witch.
c.) Cathy practiced dark magic, which caused her to becoming evil.
d.) Foreshadows that Cathy will become as evil as a witch.
e.) Cathy does things that a witch might do.

3.) What is the effect of the first sentence of the second paragraph?
a.) Shows that Cathy’s appearance is a trap.
b.) Foreshadows that Cathy will fall into a trap.
c.) Shows that Cathy is innocent because of her appearance.
d.) Foreshadows that Cathy, despite her innocent appearance, will be evil and guilty.
e.) Shows that Cathy started with an innocent face, but then it transformed to a guilty appearance.

4.) In the second Paragraph, the description of Cathy made vivid by the use of
a.) Anaphora
b.) Litotes
c.) Rhetorical Questions
d.) Asyndeton
e.) Parallelism

5.) In the 3rd and 4th paragraph, the speaker highlights Cathy’s true identity with the use of all of the following words EXCEPT
a.) “…could cut like a file...”
b.) “… Steel cord in her throat…”
c.) “… Troubled at something foreign…”
d.) “… Causing everyone to look at her…”
e.) “…had a child’s figure…”

Period 6: Janeth Rodriguez, Michael Hale, Justen Gonzalez, Ariel del Vecchio, and Josephine Scherier

1. Steinbeck compares the tractor to "snub-nosed monsters"
A) to make the tractors sound evil
B) to make the readers feel positively about the tractors
C) to show the attitude of the farmers towards the truck drivers
D) to show how they are detached to the land

2. In paragraph 1, Steinbeck uses all of the following EXCEPT
A) juxtaposition
B) asydenton
C) parallelism
D) polysydenton

3. In the third paragraph, the word that most hints that the farmers felt the tractors as a threat to the land is
A) "muzzled"
B) "slicing"
D) "combing"

4. Throughout the passage, the tractors are described as
I. almost alive
II. controlling of the driver
III. detached from the land
A) I only
B) II only
C) I and II only
D) I,II, and III

5. The purpose of this passage was to
A) show the detachment of the truck drivers and the land
B) inform why the farmers should not have left the land
C) show the connection the farmers had to the land
B) emphasize the power of the truck drivers

Kelly Liang, Jonah Levine, Avi Lipets, and Emily Hwu PERIOD 7
AP Style Questions: Grapes of Wrath Tractor Passage

1) In paragraph one, the author uses each of the following EXCEPT
a. Asyndeton
b. Simile
c. Parallelism
d. Metaphor
e. Anadiplosis

2) Based on the passage, the author thinks of the tractors with

I. Awe
II. Sorrow
III. Curiosity
IV. Disdain

a. IV only
b. I and III only
c. II and IV only
d. I, II, and IV only
e. I, II, III, and IV

3) The dashed lines throughout the passage (lines 26, 35, 54, 58, 66) serve to
a. connect parallel but contrasting elements
b. highlight the enormity of the tractor and its actions
c. explain the author's point in the previous line
d. prove the pure evil of the tractors
e. separate two dependent clauses

4) An example of asyndeton does not include
a. "They ignored hills and gulches, water courses, fences, houses" (lines 15-17).
b. "...gloved, goggled, rubber mask over nose and mouth..." (lines 18-20).
c. "-its machined surfaces, its surge of power, the roar of its detonating cylinders..." (lines 53-55).
d. "...twelve curved iron penes erected in the foundry, orgasms set by gears, raping methodically, raping without passion" (lines 66-69).
e. "The land bore under iron, and under iron gradually died" (lines 79-81).

5) Lines 79-81 are an example of
a. Anaphora
b. Asyndeton
c. Antithesis
d. Metaphor
e. Anadiplosis

Zoe Herring, Darien McElwee, Alexis Hoyos Period 1

1.Steinbeck's comparison of the tractors to "monsters" in paragraph 1 serves to:

a. describe the chaos and sadness that the tractors have caused for farmers and the land
b. give historical information about technology in that time period.
c. create a logos appeal using facts
d. provide parallelism in the story
e. show why people disliked the tractors.

2. The last sentence in paragraph one is an example of:

a. polysyndeton
b. metaphor
c. inversion
d. anaphora
e. asyndeton

c 3. Paragraph II contains which of the following rhetorical devices?

I. parallelism
II. anaphora
III. asyndeton

a. I only
b. I and II only
c. I, II, and III
d. I and III only
e. II and III only

4. The sentence "... proud of the straight lines he did not will, proud of the tractor he did not own or love, proud of the power he did not control..." contains

a. inversion
b. oxymoron
c. anaphora
d. syllogism
e. metaphor

5. The sentence " they crawled over the ground, laying the track and rolling on it and picking it up.." contains

a. polysyndeton
b. repetition
c. paradox
d. inversion
e. simile

6. The phrase "had goggled him and muzzled him---goggled his mind, muzzled his speech, goggled his perception, muzzled his protest..." is an example of

a. inversion
b. metaphor
c. syllogism
d. parallelism
e. anaphora

7. Steinbeck's tone in this passage can be described as

a. loving towards the tractor
b. indifferent toward the land and the
c. caring towards his family
d. fearful of the tractor and the bank's power
e. neutral

8. In the last paragraph, the author emphasizes the idea of the bank's power by using

a. asyndeton and parallelism
b. polysyndeton and anaphora
c. inversion and paradox
d. oxymoron and simile
e. compare and contrast

9. The author's use of a dash in the phrase "behind the harrows, the long seeders-- twelve curved iron penes.." serves to
a. show a contrast in the type of technology
b. describe the seeders in detail
c. create a break in reading
d. split up the two independent clauses
e. separate the author's arguments

d 10. The sentence "he could not cheer or bear or curse or encourage the extension of his power..." is an example of

a. paradox
b. parallelism
c. anaphora
d. polysyndeton
e. inversion

Kathleen Dopkin, Annum Sadana, Arielle Terk, Period 7
AP Style Questions: East of Eden

1) In paragraph 5, people's opinions of Cathy are revealed through
a. polysyndeton
b. synecdoche
c. parallelism
d. anaphora
e. anadiplosis

2) The passage uses all of the follow devices EXCEPT
a. anaphora
b. juxtaposition
c. parallelism
d. oxymoron

3) In paragraph 3, the juxtaposition establishes
a. Cathy's beauty
b. the contrast between Cathy's appearance and her personality
c. traditional gender roles in society
d. Cathy's childhood development

4) In lines 15-18, the narrator's attitude can best be described as
a. loving
b. hateful
c. condescending
d. disdainful

5) The passage contains

I. Prepositional phrases
II. Appositive phrases
III. Infinitive phrases

a. I
b. II
c. III
d. I and II
e. I, II, and III

Kendall Barton, Grace Babb, Wahib Fady, Janiah Truscott, Katie Craig, Period 5
AP Style Questions: Grapes of Wrath

1) In paragraph 3, all of these rhetorical devices are used EXCEPT

a. simile
b. asyndeton
c. polysyndeton
d. metaphors
e. anadiplosis

2) In paragraph 2, "muzzled" and "goggled" are repeated to

a. establish an anecdote
b. emphasize his metaphor
c. introduce a new idea
d. create contrast
e. highlight his use of personification

3) In the first paragraph, it can be inferred that the character's attitude towards the tractor is

a. hatred
b. fear
c. irritation
d. admiration
e. welcoming

4) Paragraph 3 contains which of the following sentence structures?

I. rhetorical fragments
II. rhetorical questions
III. parallelism

a. I only
b. II only
c. III only
d. I and III only
e. I, II, and III

Ryann W, Lauren N, Hugh T, Isaac W, Catherine S PERIOD 5

1. In paragraph 2, all of the following rhetorical devices are used EXCEPT-

a. anaphora
b. parallelism
c. metaphor
d. epistrophe
e. polysyndeton

2. The author's tone towards the tractors when he said "snub-nosed monsters" (paragraph 1) is-

a. benevolent
b. instructive
c. disdainful
d. apathetic
e. indifferent

3. Paragraph 3 contains which of the following rhetorical devices

I. parallelism
II. epanelepsis
III. epistrophe

a. I only
b. III only
c. I and II only
d. I and III only
e. I, II, and III

4. In the beginning of paragraph 3, the writer uses the dash to-

a. create a difference in sentence structure as he begins to describe the tractors
b. create a difference in tone
c. to beautify the tractor
d. create contrast between human and mechanical labor
e. there was no point

5. The author's purpose is to-

a. to inform the audience about the time period
b. to entertain
c. to support the tractor industry
d. to emphasize on the necessity of tractors
e. to emphasize the contrast between the bankers and the tractors

Alicia Selvera, Jad Moghnieh, Nezih Ozsoy, And Chantalle Vincent, period 5

1.All of these phrases from the passage indicate that Cathy was different from the other children EXCEPT
A. "troubled by something foreign"
B. "Most children abhor difference"
C."She was a pretty child"
D."Just as a cripple"
E. "other children imitate her"

2. Cathy has a "face of innocence"(paragraph 2) in order to
A show she is a really nice person
B. create contrast with her personality
C. allow her to manipulate others
D. show why the other children found her so intimidating
E. separate her from the other children

3. In paragraph 3 the author describes Cathy as having a "boys' body" yet being a "pretty woman" in order to
A. show she looked like a boy
B. make her seem more innocent and youthful
C. show why people don't like her
D. reference Steinbeck's childhood
E. truly and accurately describe Cathy's physical appearance

4. In paragraphs 6 and 7 the narrator's negative opinion of the children is shown in the word(s)
A. "pork chops"
B. imitated her"
C. "different"
D. "set her apart"
E. "whatever"

5. In paragraph 1, the others' view of Cathy as foreign or different is shown in each word or phrase EXCEPT
A. "possessed by the devil"
B. "restless and uneasy"
C. "burned as a witch"
D. "cripple"
E. "forced her all her life"

Alisson Aguirre, Joseph Palacios, Adair Tellez and Toby Bowyer period 6

1. Paragraph one contains which of the following rhetorical devices?

a) I, II, and III
b) I and III
c) only I
d) II and III
e) none of the above

2. The authors tone towards the tractors driver is all EXCEPT
a) hateful
b) pitying
c) praising
d) exasperated
e) disdainful

3. In lines 67-69 the author uses

a) anaphora
b) polysyndeton
c) asyndeton
d) repetition
e) inversion

4. The author compares tractors to insects in line 1. What type of rhetorical device does the author use?

a) metaphor
b) simile
c) anaphora
d) epistrophe
e) rhetorical fragments

5. In which sentence does the author NOT use a rhetorical device?

a) “The driver sat in his iron seat and he was proud of the straight lines he did not will, proud of the tractor he did not own or love, proud of the power he could not control.”
b) “He could not see the land as it was, he could not smell the land as it smelled; his feet did not stamp the clods or feel the warmth and power of the earth.”
c) “The tractors came over the roads and into the fields, great crawlers moving like insects, having incredible strength of insects.”
d) “He did not know or own or trust or beseech the land.”
e) “He sat in an iron seat and stepped on iron pedals.”

Victor Haas, Bianca Davis, Tristan Jones

1. In paragraphs 1 and 2 Cathy was described as having or being of the following EXCEPT...
a.) "possessed by the devil"
b.) "a witch"
c.) "a cripple"
d.) "a face of innocence"
e.) "a trap"

2. In paragraphs 6, 7 and 8 Cathy is disliked by others because
a.) she did not conform with the group
b.) she talked differently
c.) she wore pork chop necklaces
d.) Men and women wanted to inspect her
e.)She abhorred difference

3. The juxtaposition of paragraphs 1 and 2...
a.) prove that all witches are pretty
b.) show that just because a person is pretty, doesn't mean they are innocent
c.) there was no correlation between the two paragraphs. Steinbeck just wanted to confuse readers
d.) show the stark differences between Cathy's appearance and her personality
e.) highlight Cathy's evil nature

4. Cathy's "face of innocence" in paragraph 2
a.) is considered innocent because of her ears which were "thin flap sealed against her head"
b.) prevents her from "be[ing] called a witch"
c.) "conceal[s] a trap"
d.) cause "other children [to] imitate her"
e.) make "men and women [want] to inspect her"

5.In paragraphs 2 and 3, Cathy's true nature is illustrated by the quote
a.) "so sweet as to be irresistible"
b.) "could cut like a file when she wished"
c.) "nature concealed a trap"
d.) "mysteriously sleepy"
e.) "heart-shaped"

Grapes of Wrath Questions,
Evelyn Staley, Destiny Moore, Janadhi, Bennet

1. The author used "iron" to describe the man's situation to
a.)show the mechanical nature of the tractor
b.)describe the look of the tractor
c.)show the man's detachment from the earth
d.)show the man's personal connection to the tractor

2. The descriptions of "warmth and power" and "hot clod" are used in contrast to
a.)"goggled" and "muzzled"
b.)"iron" and "proud"
c.)"could not see..smell the land" and "power he could not control"
d.)"iron" and "mechanical surfaces"

3. The passage uses
I. Anaphora
II. Prepositional Phrases
III. Anadiplosis

a.) I
b.) I and II
c.) II and III
d.) I, II, and III

4. Steinbeck uses a metaphor to compare the tractor driver to a
a.) monster from a nightmare
b.) robot for the bank
c.) family member of one of the characters
d.) innocent participant

5.The author used all of theses devices to describe the man and the tractor EXCEPT

Nico Meade, John French, Sam Hale (period 1)
Grapes of wrath

1. In paragraph 2, the author uses all of the following except?
a. Repetition
b. Metaphor
c. Polysyndeton
d. Imagery
e. Asyndeton

2. From Line 73, what tone is being represented?
a. sadness
b. hate
c. depression
d. discontent
e. compassion

3. What happened to the driver of the tractor?
1. Became a robot
2. Loved the land
3. Lost connection to the land
a. 1 only
b. 3 only
c. 1 and 2
d. 1 and 3
e. 1, 2, and 3

4. What phrase does the narrator use to describe his indignation about the new type of farming
a. "The man sitting in the iron chair did not look like a man" (18-19)
b. "Men ate what they had not raised ... had no connection with the bread" (88-89)
c. "They ignored hills and gulches, water courses, fences, houses" (17-18)
d. "He loved the land" (52)
e. "He could not see the land as it was" (37-38)

5. In the third paragraph, which devices were used?
1. anecdote
2. polysyndeton
3. repetition
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. 1 and 2
d. 2 and 3
e. 1, 2, and 3

Period 1: Kelly Durham, Tim Craig, Sleiman Elhajj, Carlos Escobar.
1. The following quote is an example of . "Moving like insects" (lines 2-3).

A. Anaphora

B. Onomatopoeia

C. Simile

D. Metaphor
2. In lines 42-44, Steinbeck uses _ to _.

A. Polysyndeton; show how the driver is controlling the bank.

B. Anaphora; show how the tractor controls the man.

C. Parallelism; slow the was upset.

D. Polysynteton; show how the bank turned people into "machines."
3. Paragraph 1 includes:

I. Asyndeton

II. Polysyndeton

III. Anaphora.

A. I only

B. II and III

C. I, II, and III

D. I and II
4. Steinbeck uses an apostrophe, "he could admire the tractor--it's machine surfaces, it's surge of power, the road of the detonating cylinders," to

A. Exaggerate the harmfulness of the tractor to the land.

B. Describe how the tractor is good for the environment.

C. Describe the tractor's harm to the bank.

D. Show how the bank loves the tractor.
5. Steinbeck uses all of the following EXCEPT

A. Parallelism

B. Epistrophe

C. Polysyndeton

D. Asyndeton

Period 7 - Karl Ehlers, Carlos Sosa, Gebriella Hailemariam, Chelsea Paez

1. Even though it destroys the land, farmers still grow cotton because…
(a) it’s nutritious
(b) they wish to make a profit
(c) they don’t care about the land
(d) all of the above

2. In chapter 5, “The tractors came over the roads and into the fields, great crawlers moving like insects, having the incredible strength of insects” is an example of…
(a) simile
(b) metaphor
(c) anaphota
(d) symbolism

3. On page 48, “He could not see the land as it was, he could not smell the land as it is smelled; his feet did not stamp the clods or feel the warmth and power of the earth. He sat in an iron seat and stepped on iron pedals. He could not cheer or beat or curse or encourage the extension of his power, and because of this he could not cheer or whip or curse or encourage himself.” This is an example of…
(a) anaphora
(b) apostrophe
(c) polysyndeton
(d) anadiplosis

4. An example of is shown in the following quote. “”If a man owns a little property, that property is him, it’s part of him, and it’s like him. If he owns property only so he can walk on it and handle it and be sad when it isn’t doing well, and feel fine when the rain falls on it, that property is him…”
(a) anaphora
(b) epistrophe
(c) anadiplosis
(d) antistrophe

5. The purpose of calling the children “corn-headed” is to…
I. give them a silly descriptor
II. draw attention to their diet.
III. connect them to the land they live in

(a) I only
(b) I and II only
(c) II and III only
(d) III only
(e) I and III only