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BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT 1

Benchmark Assessment

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Liberty University
BENCHMARK 2

English Language Arts

Unit 1 Benchmark Assessment

Professor Martin

Student Name:__________________________

Date: __________________________

Standard:

NH.11-12.R.LT.1.4 (R:LT:12:1.4) Demonstrate initial understanding of elements of literary texts by:


Identifying the characteristics of a variety of types/genres of literary
text (e.g., literary texts: poetry, plays, fairytales, fantasy, fables,
realistic fiction, folktales, historical fiction, mysteries, science fiction,
legends, myths, short stories, epics, novels, dramatic presentations,
comedies, tragedies, satires, parodies, memoirs, epistles.

Unit 1:

From your assigned reading assignment: What is the genre of The


Princess Bride by William Goldman? Are there any subgenres?
Explain your answer in complete sentences.

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What are the four general elements of ancient Greco-Roman biblical letters?

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Read and answer the following questions.

Because I could Not Stop For Death 1. What are the two themes from this poem?
By Emily Dickenson A. Death as a person, and the stark
reality of eternity.
Because I could not stop for Death- B. The swiftness of life, and the grave.
He kindly stopped for me- C. Death is not to be feared, and the
The Carriage held but just Ourselves- banality of life.
And Immortality. D. The sequence of life and daily living
that keeps us from deep thought.
We slowly drove-He knew no haste
And I had put away 2. How is Death treated?
My labor and my leisure too, A. He is a gentleman with some
For His Civility- consideration
B. He is a carriage driver hurrying
We passed the School, where Children played towards a final destination
Their lessons scarcely; done C. He is a passenger along for the ride
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain- D. He is a false friend who is actually
We passed the Setting Sun- cruel

Or rather-He passed Us- 3. How does the end of poem contribute to the
The Dews drew quivering and chill- overall poem?
For only Gossamer, my Gown- A. The ending has a positive
My Tippet-only Tulle- connotation to show that death
should not be feared.
We paused before a House that seemed B. The ending has a negative
A Swelling of the Ground- connotation, showing that life is
The Roof was scarcely visible- short.
The Cornice-in the Ground- C. The ending has a positive
connotation, stating that centuries
Since then-'tis Centuries-and yet have already passed.
Feels shorter than the Day D. The ending is negative, showing that
I first surmised the Horses' Heads time has been wasted.
Were toward Eternity-
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English Language Arts

Unit 2 Benchmark Assessment

Professor Martin

Student Name:__________________________

Date: __________________________

Standard:

NH.11-12.R.LT.2.2 (R:LT:12:2.2) Analyze and interpret literary elements within or across texts, citing
evidence where appropriate by: Examining characterization (e.g., stereotype, antagonist, protagonist),
motivation, or interactions (including relationships), citing thoughts, words, or actions that reveal
character traits, motivations, or changes over time

Determine the correct pairs, and connect them with a straight line.

Protagonist specific action or behavior

Stereotype character of opposition

Antagonist diction used for forecasting

Prediction generalized traits

Persuasion leading figure or hero

Motivation ideas of reason and logic

Imagery sensory perceptions

Index collection, or list

What are 3 literary elements used to show the passing of time in literature?

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Describe 2 ways an author can use tone to build relationships in text?

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English Language Arts

Unit 3 Benchmark Assessment

Professor Martin

Student Name:__________________________

Date: __________________________

Standard:

NH.11-12.R.LT.2.3 (R:LT:12:2.3) Analyze and interpret literary elements within or across


texts, citing evidence where appropriate by: Making inferences about cause/effect, internal or external
conflicts (e.g., person versus self, person versus person, person versus nature/society/fate), or the
relationship among elements within text(s) (e.g., describing the interaction among plot/subplots,
theme/setting, symbolism/characterization).

Circle the correct Effect in the following Cause


1. The mother bird gathers dried grass to build her 2. Sarah loved to read.
nest. A. Story books
A. Mother Bird B. Reading
B. Gathers C. She had many books
C. Builds her next D. Loved
D. Gathers dried grass

3. Ignacios hitting skills improved after taking 4. The dog ran away.
batting lessons. A. Therefore
A. Ignacios hitting skills improved B. And
B. After C. Ignacio cried all day
C.Taking batting lessons D. Dog ran away
D. Practice

Circle the correct CAUSE for the following EFFECT

5. The house was dark 6. The back lawn looked good since Charlotte
A. When mowed and raked the leaves
B. The electricity went out A. Looked good
C. Last night B. Charlotte mowed
D. Dark C. Since
D. Mowed and raked the leaves
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7. Mother made Hawaiian punch so that my 8. When the door alarm sounded all the students
friends could have something to drink walked out into the hall.
A. Made A. Everyone
B. So that B. When
C. Could have C. Sounded
D. Hawaiian punch D. Walked

9. The car crashed into a pole because of high 10. Cut her finger
speeds. A. Outside
A. High speeds B. Inside the house
B. because C. Yesterday
C. car crashed D. Sophia picked up broken glass
D. into a pole

Give one example of an external conflict and why that effects the authors motives:
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Give one example of an internal conflict and how it affects character traits.

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Define the following literary vocabulary:

1. Plot

2. Subplot

3. Theme

4. Setting

5. Symbolism

6. Characterization
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English Language Arts

Unit 4 Benchmark Assessment

Professor Martin

Student Name:__________________________

Date: __________________________

Standard:

NH.11-12.R.LT.3.1a (R:LT:12:3.1a) Analyze and interpret author's craft within or across


texts, citing evidence where appropriate by: Demonstrating knowledge of author's style
or use of literary elements and devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, point of view, imagery, repetition,
flashback, foreshadowing, personification, hyperbole, symbolism, analogy, allusion, diction, syntax,
genre, or bias, or use of punctuation) to analyze literary works

Select the correct answer:

1. Rhyming within a line 2. Nonfiction literature that deals with a single


A. Linear rhyme subject
B. Internal rhyme A. Essay
C. End rhyme B. Short Story
D. Rhyme scheme C. Poem
D. Novel

3. A reference as to how a person, situation, or 4. Unified group of lines in poetry


circumstance is not actually as it would seem is A. Stanza
called a? B. Prose
A. Fable C. Rhythm
B. Myth D. Verse
C. Irony
D. Motif

5. This gives human qualities to animals or objects 6. An association that comes along with a
A. Simile particular word
B. Personification A. Connotation
C. Metaphor B. Definition
D. Oxymoron C. Denotation
D. Simile

7. A comparison when one thing is said to be 8. The exact meaning of a word


another A. Connotation
A. Understatement B. Paradox
B. Simile C. Denotation
C. Metaphor D. Anecdote
D. Hyperbole
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9. Expression or phrase that means something 10. Any attempt in a story to explain why the
different than what it actually says world was created or why it is this way
A. Idiom A. Motif
B. Hyperbole B. Myth
C. Oxymoron C. Fable
D. Euphemism S D. Prose

11. What is it called when the author puts two 12. The conversation between characters
contradictory words together? A. Parody
A. Oxymoron B. Dialect
B. Metaphor C. Dialogue
C. Hyperbole D. Monologue
D. Dialogue

13. Figure of speech involving a comparison 14. A recurring concept, structure or object in
between like things literature
A. Personification A. Motif
B. Hyperbole B. Myth
C. Simile C. Prose
D. Metaphor D. Refrain

15. Figurative speech involving exaggeration 16. The pattern of rhyme used in a poem
A. Hyperbole A. Fable
B. Metaphor B. Free Verse
C. Simile C. Limerick
D. Oxymoron D. Rhyme Scheme

17. A short humorous poem with a rhyme scheme 18. The use of words to imitate the sounds they
of aabba describe is called
A. Haiku A. Hyperbole
B. Limerick B. Onomatopoeia
C. Ballad C. Oxymoron
D. Sonnet D. Metaphor

19. A work of fiction that is both longer and more 20. Hints of what is about to happen in the action
complex than a short story of a story is the called
A. Essay A. Theme
B. Sonnet B. Diction
C. Novel C. Tone
D. Fable D. Foreshadowing

21. The considering of things 22. Figurative language which appeals to physical
A. Metaphor senses
B. Point of View A. Imagery
C. Hyperbole B. Designs
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D. Diction C. Personification
D. Visual
23. Determines how the chosen words in the story 24. Create a relationship based on parallels
are used to form sentences between ideas.
A. Diction A. Comparison
B. Syntax B. Analogy
C. Structure C. Literary device
D. Complexity D. Syntax

25. Preconceived opinion about something or 26. Reference to a person, place, thing, or idea of
someone. historical, cultural, political significance
A. Prejudice A. Bias
B. Bias B. Allusion
C. Analogy C. Metaphor
D. Illusion D. Syntax

In a few sentences describe the use of a flashback, give one example.

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In a few sentences describe an authors use of foreshadowing, give one example.

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English Language Arts

Unit 5 Benchmark Assessment

Professor Martin

Student Name:__________________________

Date: __________________________

Standard:

NH.11-12.R.V.2.1 (R:V:12:2.1) Shows breadth of vocabulary knowledge, demonstrating


understanding of word meanings or relationships by: Identifying synonyms, antonyms,
homonyms/homophones, shades of meaning, analogies, idioms, or word origins, including words from
dialects or other languages that have been adopted into standard English

Discuss how shades of meaning shape our thoughts and predictions in a story :

Emotional influence:
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Attitude:

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Different styles of communication:

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Expectations:

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Cultural norms:

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Idioms, circle the right answer for the underlined idiom.

1. I heard a song and the lyrics ring a bell 2. She gave us a ballpark figure for the cost
A. The lyrics are familiar A. She didnt know the exact cost
B. A musical instrument B. She knew the cost of the ballpark
C. Something I think I have heard before C. She wanted to tell us the exact cost

3. You will burn your bridge if you 4. Digging up dirt


A. Work late and get up very early many A. Gossip
days in a row B. Popularity
B. You burn a bridge used for C. Uncovering the past
transportation
C. Loose someones trust and then ask for
something

5. She decided to take the plunge 6. The wedding date is still up in the air
A. Go for a swim A. The date has not been picked
B. Start her own business B. The weather is pending
C. Save money C. There are unknown guests

7. The business is losing money, but there is 8.We will cross that bridge when we come to
light at the end of the tunnel it
A. The business has to spend money to A. A problem than can be postponed for
make money the time being
B. This is a tunnel building business B. A bridge to cross over a river
C. The business is stealing money C. A failed project

9. If someone lays down the law, they tell 10. You could have knocked me over with a
people what they have to do in a.. feather
A. Quiet and gentle way A. Push over, easily manipulated
B. Funny and energized way B. I havent eaten all day
C. Stern and serious way C. Having heard bad news

11. He has a soft spot for dogs, when he sees a 12. That is just water under the bridge
dog he is A. Something that happened in the past
A. Fearful of dog B. Something that is going to happen in
B. Delighted the future
C. Allergic C. There is a river running under this
bridge
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13. Fly off the handle 14. We went out for a night on the town
A. Hot tempered A. We were working all night
B. A handle that flies off B. We watched TV all night
C. Humbled C. We were at the sports club until 2 am

15. Back to the drawing board 16. The red tape makes getting government
A. We made a profit approval take
B. Going back to the beginning A. No time
C. Wanted to improve the drawing B. A long time
C. A short time

17. A jack of all trades 18. The jurys still out and the defendants are
A. Someone with skills in many trades anxious
B. A dealer at a casino A. The jury is still deliberating, undecided
C. A toy maker B. The jury is on recess
C. The jury is anxious

19. The medicines are kept under lock and key 20. She lost her earing and will leave no stone
A. They cant be used unturned
B. We can access them without A. Look for another pair to wear
supervision B. Look for the lost earing under rocks
C. Only some people have access C. Will exhaust all the places to search

Determine the correct antonym or synonym for each of the following: Write the equivalent
with its match on the left side.

Synonyms : Words pronounced the same


Antonym: Accent
Homonym: Opposite
Idiom : Comparison
Analogy : Equivalent
Dialect : Jargon
Semantics: Poem
Rhyme: Connotation
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The Genre of New Testament Letters and Epistles. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2016, from

http://www.crivoice.org/ntletters.html