The word "lea" in line 39 of "Let America Be America Again" means (B.) a grassland or meadow.
"Let America Be America Again" is a poem written by Langston Hughes. It focuses on the American Dream is no longer what it used to be. The speaker argues that the American Dream is an illusion for the poor; however, he is hopeful and optimistic at the end of the poem. Moreover, in the poem, the word "lea" is used to refer to an open area of grassy land found in England.
Question 1 (3.18 points)
The Harlem Renaissance was important to American society because it
highlighted the cultural achievements of African Americans.
Question 2 (3.18 points)
One goal of the Harlem Renaissance writers was to
Increase pride in African American culture
Question 3 (3.19 points)
In the first stanza, why do you think the author chose the images of "cheeks" and "eye"?
A person's face reflects his or her feelings.
Question 4 (3.19 points)
Which of the following best describes the theme of the poem?
Both A and B.
Question 5 (3.19 points)
1.Re - read the following line from “We Wear the Mask”:
“We wear the mask that grins and lies”
In the poem "We Wear the Mask," for what is the mask a metaphor?
the false exteriors being presented by African American people
Question 6 (3.18 points)
1. Re-read the following lines from the poem, “Sympathy”
“I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
For he must fly back to his perch and cling
When he fain would be on the bough a-swing”
In the poem "Sympathy," what does the caged bird want most?
Question 7 (3.19 points)
Question According to the speaker in “Sympathy,” how does the caged bird feel?
constrained, oppressed, imprisoned
Question 8 (3.18 points)
Which of the following BEST explains the title “Sympathy”?
The speaker also shares the caged bird’s desire for freedom.
Question 9 (3.18 points)
In 1. the poem "The Tropics in New York," in lines 6–8, where does the speaker envision the fruit to be?
“...of fruit-trees laden by low-singing rills,
And dewy dawns, and mystical skies
In benediction over nun-like hills.”
Question 10 (3.18 points)
In “The Tropics in New York,” the speaker remembers the homeland’s skies as being
Question 11 (3.18 points)
Which line from “The Tropics in New York” tells you the speaker is not in the tropics when the poem is written?
“Set in the window, bringing memories”
Question 12 (3.18 points)
When a person gives a benediction at a meal, he or she is giving a
blessing over the food
Question 13 (3.18 points)
When a person gazes at a piece of art, they are
Question 14 (3.18 points)
In “Mother to Son”, Langston Hughes most likely uses words like I’se, climbin’, kinder, and ain’t because of all of the following EXCEPT
He wants to create a lyrical, rhythmic quality
Question 15 (3.18 points)
In “Mother to Son”, which poetic device does Langston Hughes use and why?
He uses an extended metaphor to compare life’s hardships and successes to a staircase
Question 16 (3.18 points)
In “Mother to Son”, “tacks” most likely represents
Small obstacles that we don’t necessarily see coming and can slow us down or cause harm
Question 17 (3.18 points)
Reread "Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes. What is the main idea of stanza 4 (begins with "I am the poor white...")?
There are many different groups of people living in America who have not been able to realize the American Dream.
Question 18 (3.18 points)
Which of the following is NOT a dreamer mentioned in "Let American be America Again"?
Royalty living in the "Old World"
Question 19 (3.18 points)
In "Let America Be America Again", the word lea in line 39 most nearly means.
a grassland or meadow
Question 20 (3.18 points)
Which of the following best describes the poet's tone in "Let America Be America Again"?
Question 21 (3.18 points)
Which of the following is the reason that Zora Neale Hurston's grandmother is upset at Zora for riding with white people who pass through their village at the start of "The Inside Search"?
She worries that Zora will offend the white people and incite violence.
Question 22 (3.18 points)
What does Zora Neale Hurston recognize by the end of "The Inside Search?"
She can use her intelligence to have new experiences and opportunities.
*ALL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TO THE MULTIPLE CHOICE PART OF THE TEST*
1. read the following excerpt from franklin d. roosevelt's "fireside chat 19":
on the other side of the picture, we must learn also to know that guerilla warfare against the germans in, let us say serbia or norway, us; that a successful russian offensive against the germans us; and that british successes on land or sea in any part of the world strengthen our hands.
remember always that germany and italy, regardless of any formal declaration of war, consider themselves at war with the united states at this moment just as much as they consider themselves at war with britain or russia. and germany puts all the other republics of the americas into the same category of enemies. the people of our sister republics of this hemisphere can be honored by that fact.
the true goal we seek is far above and beyond the ugly field of battle. when we resort to force, as now we must, we are determined that this force shall be directed toward ultimate good as well as against immediate evil. we americans are not destroyers — we are builders.
analyze the effectiveness of this excerpt. how does it function within the speech as a whole? how does the structure of the excerpt to convey the speech's purpose and key points? support your argument with evidence from the speech. (10 points)
our founding fathers introduced the revolutionary idea that each person's desire to pursue their idea of happiness was not self-indulgence, but a necessary driver of a prosperous society. they created a government to defend that right for everyone.