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<ul><li><p>SONN</p><p>ET 18 / SONN</p><p>ET 29 / SONN</p><p>ET 116 / SON</p><p>NET 130</p><p>Cop</p><p>yrig</p><p>ht </p><p> Hol</p><p>t M</p><p>cDou</p><p>gal, </p><p>a di</p><p>visi</p><p>on o</p><p>f H</p><p>ough</p><p>ton </p><p>Miffl</p><p> in H</p><p>arco</p><p>urt</p><p>89</p><p>SONNET 18 / SONNET 29 / SONNET 116 / SONNET 130</p><p>Diagnostic and Selection TestsBritish Literature</p><p>Assessment File</p><p> Selection Test A </p><p> Comprehension Read each of the following questions. Then choose the letter of the best answer. (6 points each) </p><p> 1. According to line 7 of Sonnet 18, human beauty always </p><p> A. competes with natures beauty </p><p> B. gets hurt in rough weather </p><p> C. fades away at some time </p><p> D. looks best in the summer </p><p> 2. Why does the speaker in Sonnet 18 most likely say that Death would brag about taking the subject? </p><p> A. The subject fears the power of death. </p><p> B. The idea emphasizes the appeal of the subject. </p><p> C. Human beauty is difficult to erase from memory. </p><p> D. Death wants to triumph over the speakers poetry. </p><p> 3. Reread line 3 of Sonnet 29. The image of heaven being unable to hear the speakers cries conveys the speakers </p><p> A. annoyance with the subject </p><p> B. frustration of being in love </p><p> C. desire to speak louder </p><p> D. feeling of being alone </p><p> 4. What causes the speaker in Sonnet 29 to feel better? </p><p> A. thoughts of the speakers love </p><p> B. the wealth of other people </p><p> C. kings who wish they had love </p><p> D. looking at other peoples happiness </p><p> 5. According to Sonnet 116, love fails to be love when </p><p> A. outside influences can change it </p><p> B. people marry without thought </p><p> C. people fail to recognize it </p><p> D. married people tell each other lies </p><p> 6. Which phrase from Sonnet 116 best expresses the speakers view of loves power over time? </p><p> A. If this be error and upon me proved </p><p> B. alters not with his brief hours </p><p> C. his bending sickles compass </p><p> D. the edge of doom </p><p> 7. Shakespeare uses the couplet at the end of Sonnet 116 to emphasize </p><p> A. a concern for truth in poetry </p><p> B. a belief in the power of poetry </p><p> C. the honesty of others opinions </p><p> D. the truth of the speakers beliefs </p><p> 8. In lines 14 of Sonnet 130, the speaker mostly compares his love to other things in terms of </p><p> A. which things last longest </p><p> B. the wildness of nature </p><p> C. the colors of things </p><p> D. their rarity </p><p>Final ProofsTX_L12ASu02_03_Assessment.indd 89TX_L12ASu02_03_Assessment.indd 89 7/9/09 2:19:56 PM7/9/09 2:19:56 PM</p></li><li><p>SON</p><p>NET</p><p> 18 </p><p>/ SON</p><p>NET</p><p> 29 </p><p>/ SON</p><p>NET</p><p> 116</p><p> / SO</p><p>NN</p><p>ET 1</p><p>30</p><p>Cop</p><p>yrig</p><p>ht </p><p> Hol</p><p>t M</p><p>cDou</p><p>gal, </p><p>a di</p><p>visi</p><p>on o</p><p>f H</p><p>ough</p><p>ton </p><p>Miffl</p><p> in H</p><p>arco</p><p>urt</p><p>90</p><p>SELECTION TEST A, CONTINUED</p><p>Diagnostic and Selection TestsBritish Literature</p><p>Assessment File</p><p> Written Response Short Response On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions based on your knowledge of the poems. (10 points each) </p><p> 11. What power does the speaker of Sonnet 18 claim that poetry has? </p><p> 12. How do the speakers in Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 compare their beloveds to nature differently? Use one detail from each sonnet to support your response. </p><p> Extended Response Answer the following question based on your knowledge of the poems. Write one or two paragraphs on a separate sheet of paper. (20 points) </p><p> 13. How does love aid people in Sonnet 29 and in Sonnet 116? Use a detail from each sonnet to support your response. </p><p> 9. Lines 910 of Sonnet 130 convey the idea that the speakers love for his mistress </p><p> A. removes all her imperfections </p><p> B. emphasizes her perfection </p><p> C. overcomes her faults </p><p> D. makes problems for her </p><p> 10. What idea is included in both Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130? </p><p> A. Time has little effect on peoples physical beauty. </p><p> B. People who know each other well fall in love. </p><p> C. Lovers change their minds about each other. </p><p> D. True love is stronger than time and beauty. </p><p>Final ProofsTX_L12ASu02_03_Assessment.indd 90TX_L12ASu02_03_Assessment.indd 90 7/9/09 2:19:56 PM7/9/09 2:19:56 PM</p></li></ul>

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