Humanities : writer's choice 12, English homework help

1. Each example below has been taken from a different short story by

Eudora Welty. Select the letter of the choice that indicates which

sentence-combining strategy best applies to the example:

Off in the thick of the woods came a fairy sound, followed by a

tremulous silence, a holding apart of the air.

a. varying the length of sentences

b. varying the structure of sentences

c. using parallelism for emphasis

d. using interruption for emphasis

e. using unusual patterns for emphasis

2. Each example below has been taken from a different short story by

Eudora Welty. Select the letter of the choice that indicates which

sentence-combining strategy best applies to the example:

Night fell. The darkness was thin, like some sleazy dress that has

been worn and worn for many winters and always lets the cold

through to the bones.

a. varying the length of sentences

b. varying the structure of sentences

c. using parallelism for emphasis

d. using interruption for emphasis

e. using unusual patterns for emphasis

3. Each example below has been taken from a different short story by

Eudora Welty. Select the letter of the choice that indicates which

sentence-combining strategy best applies to the example:

Her middy blouse was trimmed in a becoming red, her anchor was

always loose, and her red silk lacers were actually ladies'

shoestrings dipped in pokeberry juice.

a. varying the length of sentences

b. varying the structure of sentences

c. using parallelism for emphasis

d. using interruption for emphasis

e. using unusual patterns for emphasis

4. Each example below has been taken from a different short story by

Eudora Welty. Select the letter of the choice that indicates which

sentence-combining strategy best applies to the example:

He listened, lying stretched and pointed in the four directions.

His heart pumping the secret anticipation that parted his lips, he

fell into space and floated.

a. varying the length of sentences

b. varying the structure of sentences

c. using parallelism for emphasis

d. using interruption for emphasis

e. using unusual patterns for emphasis

5. Each example below has been taken from a different short story by

Eudora Welty. Select the letter of the choice that indicates which

sentence-combining strategy best applies to the example:

It was two-thirty in the afternoon, after an enormous dinner at

which we had company--six girls, chattering almost like ready-made

bridesmaids--ending with wonderful black, bitter, moist chocolate

pie under mountains of meringue, and black, bitter coffee.

a. varying the length of sentences

b. varying the structure of sentences

c. using parallelism for emphasis

d. using interruption for emphasis

e. using unusual patterns for emphasis

6. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

It was during the early 1500s. Two kinds of revolutions broke out.

One was a religious revolution. The other was scientific.

a. It was during the early 1500s, and two kinds (religious and

scientific) of revolutions broke out.

b. Two kinds of revolutions, one religious and the other

scientific, broke out; it was during the 1500s.

c. During the early 1500s, two kinds of revolutions--religious and

scientific--broke out.

7. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

The scientific revolution developed slowly. The scientific

revolution went nearly unnoticed for one hundred years.

a. The scientific revolution, developing slowly, went nearly

unnoticed for one hundred years.

b. Although the scientific revolution developed slowly, it went

nearly unnoticed for one hundred years.

c. The scientific revolution developing slowly, it went nearly

unnoticed for one hundred years.

8. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

The religious revolution spread quickly. The religious revolution

was called the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation split

Europe into Catholic and Protestant states.

a. The religious revolution or Protestant Reformation, spread so

quickly that it split Europe into Catholic and Protestant states.

b. Spreading quickly, the religious revolution split Europe into

Catholic and Protestant states, it was called the Protestant

Reformation.

c. The religious revolution, called the Protestant Reformation,

spread quickly, splitting Europe into Catholic and Protestant

states.

9. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

The morning sun fell across her bed. The sun gently woke her up.

The sun coaxed her to begin the day.

a. Having fallen across her bed, the morning sun was gently waking

her up after it coaxed her to begin the day.

b. The morning sun fell across her bed, gently waking her and

coaxing her to begin the day.

c. Falling across her bed, the morning sun was gently waking her up,

and then it coaxed her to begin the day.

10. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

She yawned. She stretched. She opened her eyes. She squinted. The

sunlight made her squint.

a. She yawned, stretched, opened her eyes--and immediately squinted

when the sunlight hit them.

b. Yawning and stretching, she opened her eyes when the sunlight

made her squint.

c. When the sunlight made her squint, she yawned, stretched, and

opened her eyes.

11. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

She still felt tired. She rolled over. Then she pulled the covers

over her head. The covers were heavy.

a. She was still feeling tired, rolled over, and pulling the heavy

covers over her head.

b. She still felt tired, she rolled over, pulling the heavy covers

over her head.

c. Still feeling tired, she rolled over and pulled the heavy covers

over her head.

12. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

The boy stepped up to the plate. He stepped nervously. He glanced

at the crowd. He gulped. He was gripping the bat.

a. Gripping the bat, the boy nervously stepped up to the plate,

glanced at the crowd, and gulped.

b. The boy, he was nervous and gripping the bat stepped up to the

plate, and gulped, glancing at the crowd.

c. While glancing at the crowd, the boy nervously stepped up to the

plate gulped and gripping the bat.

13. Read the following group of sentences. Then select the letter of

the choice that best combines them without changing the original

meaning:

His palms were sweaty. He wiped his palms on his pants. He stalled

for time. He adjusted his helmet. His pants were grass-stained.

a. His palms were sweaty, and he wiped them on grass-stained pants,

ajusted his helmet, and he stalled for time.

b. He stalled for time and wiping his sweaty palms on his grass-

stained pants, adjusting his helmet.

c. He wiped his sweaty palms on his grass-stained pants, and,

stalling for time, he adjusted his helmet.

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