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Read the excerpt from "No Dogs Bark." The moon was rising, almost blue, in a clear sky. Now the old man’s face, drenched with sweat, was flooded with light. He lowered his eyes so he wouldn’t have to look straight ahead, since he couldn’t bend his head, tightly gripped in his son’s hands. “I’m not doing all this for you. I’m doing it for your dead mother. Because you were her son. That’s why I’m doing it."

How does the image of the moon impact the mood of the story?

A) It represents the doom that is hanging over the characters.
B) It symbolizes the demise of the family.
C) It reveals the hope and dedication among the family.
D) It is not a symbol or indicator of the mood.

Read the following definition and then select the correct term.

The unifying idea or underlying meaning a writer explores in a novel, short story, or other literary work.

A) Tone
B) Theme
C) Conflict
D) Metaphor

Read the sentence from the passage.

She and Miss Darling kept saying, “Sh-sh,”
but we were going on tiptoe anyway; our hospital demeanor was
perfect.

What does the word demeanor mean as used in the sentence?

A) behavior
B) speech
C) appearance

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  4. ℹ️
  5. 🚩

1 answer

  1. 1. a
    2. c
    3. a

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    3. ℹ️
    4. 🚩

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