Question 1According 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:B.“Then everybody’s luck begins to run out” (837). Correct Answer:A. 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 2In 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:A.J.D. SalingerD.Ernest Hemingway Correct Answers:A.D.
Question 3What is the point of view of Updike’s story, “A&P”?
Selected Answer:B.1st Person Correct Answer:B.
Question 4What is the occupation of the narrator in Updike’s “A&P”?
Selected Answer:A.Cashier Correct Answer:A.
Question 5In Updike’s “A&P”, who comes across as the antagonist?
Selected Answer:A.Lengel Correct Answer:A.
Question 6According to his biography, Updike attended which of the following colleges?
Selected Answer:E.Harvard Correct Answer:E.
Question 7According 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:A.He adjusts to circumstances over the course of the story. Correct Answer:B. Response Feedback:All of these reasons qualify the narrator as a round character.
Question 8What is the first detail that the narrator notices about the group of girls that enters the supermarket?
Selected Answer:A.They are all wearing bathing suits. Correct Answer:A.
Question 9In Updike’s story, “A&P”, what are the girls at the supermarket to purchase for their mother?
Selected Answer:D.Herring Snacks in Pure Sour Cream Correct Answer:D.
Question 10According to Updike’s biography, which famous magazine did he get a job at after studying at Oxford on fellowship?
Selected Answer:C.Time Correct Answer:B. Response Feedback:The New Yorker