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In Langston Hughes's short story "Gumption," of which kind of narration is the following sentence an example: "'You can't live on gumption,' I said, trying to be practical”?


A- third-person omniscient

B- second-person

C- third-person limited

D- first-person

My choice is D.

Select the word among the choices provided that does not help build a mood of restlessness and anger.

"The boy even imagined the old man was his enemy, who knew his intentions and had decided to frustrate them. He felt like entering and saying something insulting that would force the old man to leave, a rudeword or phrase that would show him he had no right to sit there reading for an hour for so small a purchase."

A- enemy


B- frustrate



C- rude


D- purchase

My choice is D.

The setting of a small town during the Great Depression shapes the characters and plot of "Gumption" in that


A- the wealthy characters have many options for resolving conflicts.

B- the impoverished characters face complicated conflicts that they have trouble solving.

C- the apathetic characters hardly respond to their poor living conditions.

D- the optimistic characters choose among many opportunities.

My choice is B.



In "Gumption," Charlie Oyster's father challenges the WPA men's decision to give Charlie a road work job instead of a typewriting or bookkeeping job because he


A- knows that his son will learn to type and to keep the books once he starts working.

B- wants his son to receive the best education available.

C- thinks it is unjust that Sylvester received a typewriting job when his son did not.

D- expects the WPA men to give his son a job that suits his son's experience and education.

My choice is D.

What word best describes the mood created in this sentence from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”?

"Pick it up, brother!" snapped a cop as the light changed, and Mitty hastily pulled on his gloves and lurched ahead.

A- pride

B- competition

C- irritation

D- sadness

My choice is C.

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