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English II Pre-AP - Three Week Checkpoint: TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B

Quiz by Ina K. Miller

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English II (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - Read line 1. How does repeating the phrase "Half a League" help establish the poem's setting?
    The author must acquire knowledge about a "Half a League".
    He wants to show how brave he is to travel such a long distance.
    The author is beginning a distant journey.
    It sets the poem in the distant past. It is a historical phrase that signifies a long distance.
  • Q2
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - What does the biblical allusion in line 3 establish about the poem's cultural setting?
    The poet shows that the 600 are headed towards danger.
    The poet is familiar with the Bible and that his audience probably was also.
    The poet has magical abilities with words.
    He wanted to please God.
  • Q3
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - Look at lines 18-22. How does the use of figurative language contribute to the poem's setting?
    The imagery of the cannons volleying and thundering shows that this battle took place much later.
    The cannons bring the six hundred into a different level of power.
    The imagery of the cannons volleying and thundering shows that this battle took place in an earlier time of war.
    He is leaving behind his ordinary world and entering an extraordinary world.
  • Q4
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - Read Lines 5 and 6. What can you infer about the poem's setting?
    The six hundred had courage to give up their lives.
    The poem is set on a battlefield.
    The battle puts the scene in context.
    The poem is historic in nature.
  • Q5
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - Read lines 27-29. What cultural and historical information do these lines reveal?
    That this scene is from a historic time period when the cavalry rode o n horses.
    The soldiers in the battle are British, and were defeated by their enemies.
    Tennyson glorifies the men for obeying the order to fight.
    Modern soldiers do not use sabers, so this shows that this is a battle scene from a historic period in British History.
  • Q6
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - What conclusions can you draw about the poem's theme and the author's purpose?
    The theme and purpose of the poem are to recognize and honor the heroes for their service.
    Tennyson calls the soldiers heroes.
    The six hundred ran away from their enemies thereby costing the war for the British.
    The fight was lost due to not following all orders.
  • Q7
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - Read lines 23-24. What is the author trying to achieve by capitalizing the word "Death?"
    To show how they boldly rode into the jaws of Death.
    To suggest that there's great strength in the jaws of Death.
    Tennyson gives death a proper name just as a person would have.
    To glorify the boldness of the jaws of Death.
  • Q8
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - What is the imagery created in this figure of speech?
    By personifying death and giving it a proper name, the valley seems to be home to death. That makes it seem that those who enter that valley will surely die.
    There is not an example of imagery.
    Tennyson glories the men for helping him fight courageously.
    He uses imagery to show how he views the soldiers, who follow the orders to charge into battle.
  • Q9
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - What is the tone of this poem?
    contentment and serious
    solemn and defeat
    excitement and power
    bravery and attacking
  • Q10
    TEKS (E.2 (c), Fig 19B - What is the poet's message for "The Charge of the Light Brigade?"
    War is not the answer.
    Taking charge isn't always easy.
    The heroism of ordinary, nameless soldiers.
    Not every soldier is willing to give his life.

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