• Question 1

    0 out of 1 points

    According to Freytag’s plot diagram in Section 1, which of the following sentences would best fit the description of the denouement of Updike’s story, “A&P”?
    Selected Answer:
    IncorrectB.

    “Then everybody’s luck begins to run out” (837).
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectA.

    Response Feedback:
    “His face was dark gray and his back stiff, as if he’d just had an injection of iron, and my stomach kind of fell as I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter” (839).
  • Question 2

    1 out of 1 points

    In Updike’s biography, which TWO of the following authors does he credit for influencing “the literary form he adopted to describe the painful experience of adolescence”?
    Selected Answers:
    CorrectA.

    J.D. Salinger
    CorrectD.

    Ernest Hemingway
    Correct Answers:
    CorrectA.

    CorrectD.

  • Question 3

    1 out of 1 points

    What is the point of view of Updike’s story, “A&P”?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectB.

    1st Person
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectB.

  • Question 4

    1 out of 1 points

    What is the occupation of the narrator in Updike’s “A&P”?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectA.

    Cashier
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectA.

  • Question 5

    1 out of 1 points

    In Updike’s “A&P”, who comes across as the antagonist?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectA.

    Lengel
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectA.

  • Question 6

    1 out of 1 points

    According to his biography, Updike attended which of the following colleges?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectE.

    Harvard
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectE.

  • Question 7

    0 out of 1 points

    According to the pdf on character in Section 1, the narrator of Updike’s story, “A&P”, could be considered a round character for which of the following reasons?
    Selected Answer:
    IncorrectA.

    He adjusts to circumstances over the course of the story.
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectB.

    Response Feedback:
    All of these reasons qualify the narrator as a round character.
  • Question 8

    1 out of 1 points

    What is the first detail that the narrator notices about the group of girls that enters the supermarket?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectA.

    They are all wearing bathing suits.
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectA.

  • Question 9

    1 out of 1 points

    In Updike’s story, “A&P”, what are the girls at the supermarket to purchase for their mother?
    Selected Answer:
    CorrectD.

    Herring Snacks in Pure Sour Cream
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectD.

  • Question 10

    0 out of 1 points

    According to Updike’s biography, which famous magazine did he get a job at after studying at Oxford on fellowship?
    Selected Answer:
    IncorrectC.

    Time
    Correct Answer:
    CorrectB.

    Response Feedback:
    The New Yorker

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