Eng III: Block 2 and 4:
COMPONENT OF SENTENCE QUIZ DUE FROM NRI
How to Answer a Lit Question
How to Answer a Literature Question.
1. Answer the question in a complete sentence – using the
question as part of the answer.
Ex. What is the importance of symbolism in The Crane?
Answer: The importance of symbolism in The Crane is…..
2. After your sentence, use a quote [a quote is ANY sentence
written in the text, NOT just dialogue] from the text to prove your
answer. Use quotation marks around the quote and at the end put
the author’s name and the page number in parentheses.
Ex. “The sun was my heart and blazed with indignation” (Jones
3. After the quote, write a sentence or two that explains how the
quote supports your answer.
Ex. The sun is a symbol of the character’s heart which was broken
by her loss. The symbol is important because it allows the reader
to understand her rage.
Answer: The importance of symbolism in The Crane is…..[it further illuminates character motivation]. “The sun was my heart and blazed with indignation” (Jones 32). The sun is a symbol of the character’s heart which was broken by her loss. The symbol is important because it allows the reader to understand her rage.
Part of Speech
to attach firmly to something; to give support or maintain loyalty
Cohere, stick, cling
I must adhere to my beliefs on how to treat others.
afraid that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen
Anxious, uneasy, foreboding
The student was apprehensive about her exam grade
to make a judgment about (something); to require someone to pay a particular amount of money
Judge, estimate, valuate
Neglect, ignore, guess
The inspector had to assess the damage to the house.
to assume or accept (something, such as cost or responsibility); to hold, carry, or support; to give as testimony
Tolerate, Convey, testify
Evade, refuse, drop
I must bear the full weight of my responsibilities as I bear testimony at court.
to officially decide (something) especially because of evidence or facts; to learn or find out (something) by getting information; ascertain or establish exactly, typically as a result of research or calculation
Jane looked over her options in order to determine the best choice for her future.
to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively
Ease, expedite, assist
Block, hinder, obstruct
The teacher facilitated the discussion of the novel.
to form (an opinion) from evidence : to reach (a conclusion) based on known facts; to hint or suggest (something)
Guess, speculate, intuit
Larry inferred the right answer based on the context of the sentence.
present and capable of emerging or developing but not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic
Inherent, underlying, hidden
Active, apparent, obvious
Mom’s latent tendency to sarcasm later became apparent as I reached my teen years.
to happen, go, or come before (something or someone); to surpass in rank, dignity, or importance
Preface, predate, outrank
Follow, finish, obey
His date preceded him out of the car. The general precedes the army private.
suggestive of sad thoughtfulness
Dreamy, wistful, solemn
Ignorant, carefree, exuberant
The senior was pensive as graduation came closer and the future was unclear.
remaining after a process has been completed or something has been removed; an internal aftereffect of experience or activity that influences later behavior
Remnant, remainder, leftover
Disappeared, finished, departed
She’s still dealing with the residual effects of the accident.
showing little or no change, action, or progress; standing or fixed in one place
Immobile, unchanging, inert
Changeable, active, alert
Mrs. Conover called the character static because he never changed or grew.