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    SONNET 18 / SONNET 29 / SONNET 116 / SONNET 130

    Diagnostic and Selection TestsBritish Literature

    Assessment File

    Selection Test A

    Comprehension Read each of the following questions. Then choose the letter of the best answer. (6 points each)

    1. According to line 7 of Sonnet 18, human beauty always

    A. competes with natures beauty

    B. gets hurt in rough weather

    C. fades away at some time

    D. looks best in the summer

    2. Why does the speaker in Sonnet 18 most likely say that Death would brag about taking the subject?

    A. The subject fears the power of death.

    B. The idea emphasizes the appeal of the subject.

    C. Human beauty is difficult to erase from memory.

    D. Death wants to triumph over the speakers poetry.

    3. Reread line 3 of Sonnet 29. The image of heaven being unable to hear the speakers cries conveys the speakers

    A. annoyance with the subject

    B. frustration of being in love

    C. desire to speak louder

    D. feeling of being alone

    4. What causes the speaker in Sonnet 29 to feel better?

    A. thoughts of the speakers love

    B. the wealth of other people

    C. kings who wish they had love

    D. looking at other peoples happiness

    5. According to Sonnet 116, love fails to be love when

    A. outside influences can change it

    B. people marry without thought

    C. people fail to recognize it

    D. married people tell each other lies

    6. Which phrase from Sonnet 116 best expresses the speakers view of loves power over time?

    A. If this be error and upon me proved

    B. alters not with his brief hours

    C. his bending sickles compass

    D. the edge of doom

    7. Shakespeare uses the couplet at the end of Sonnet 116 to emphasize

    A. a concern for truth in poetry

    B. a belief in the power of poetry

    C. the honesty of others opinions

    D. the truth of the speakers beliefs

    8. In lines 14 of Sonnet 130, the speaker mostly compares his love to other things in terms of

    A. which things last longest

    B. the wildness of nature

    C. the colors of things

    D. their rarity

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    SELECTION TEST A, CONTINUED

    Diagnostic and Selection TestsBritish Literature

    Assessment File

    Written Response Short Response On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions based on your knowledge of the poems. (10 points each)

    11. What power does the speaker of Sonnet 18 claim that poetry has?

    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.

    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)

    13. How does love aid people in Sonnet 29 and in Sonnet 116? Use a detail from each sonnet to support your response.

    9. Lines 910 of Sonnet 130 convey the idea that the speakers love for his mistress

    A. removes all her imperfections

    B. emphasizes her perfection

    C. overcomes her faults

    D. makes problems for her

    10. What idea is included in both Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130?

    A. Time has little effect on peoples physical beauty.

    B. People who know each other well fall in love.

    C. Lovers change their minds about each other.

    D. True love is stronger than time and beauty.

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