Directions: The AP English Literature multiple choice section consists of selections from literary works and questions on their content, form, and style. After reading each passage or poem, choose the best answer to each question and then click on the corresponding answer. Click on the right arrow to move on to the next question. Start your test prep now with our free AP English Literature practice test.
This story is told from the
first person point of view
second person point of view
third person point of view, limited
third person point of view, multiple
third person point of view, omniscient
In the first paragraph, what is the effect of the phrase "human chattel"?
It presents the slave owner as the main antagonist of the passage.
It emphasizes Benjamin's dislike of being treated like a dog.
It serves to dehumanize Benjamin as an archetypal slave.
It shows the writer's disgust at her relative's escape attempt and subsequent capture.
It appeals to the high-mindedness of the reader in order to emphasize moral superiority.
In the first paragraph, the author characterizes her grandmother as
dejected but antagonistic
pragmatic and bitter
compassionate and moralistic
devout yet doleful
fearful and resigned
In the second paragraph, why does the author use the phrase “full of determination”?
To characterize Benjamin as inherently rebellious
To prove he was emotionally stronger than his mother believed
To indicate how strongly Benjamin felt about maintaining his pride
To create a visual image for the reader of what the day was like
To display the level of humiliation Benjamin felt on being led in chains through the streets
The author and Benjamin most likely have which of the following relationships?
Mother and son
Grandmother and grandson
Cousin and cousin
Sister and brother
Niece and uncle
The passage implies that Benjamin would have which of the following reactions to seeing his mother?
He would become physically sick.
He would feel betrayed.
He would become unrestrained.
He would become inconsolable.
He would become defeated.
The phrase “Benjamin’s lips were unsealed” is what type of literary device?
Which of the following is NOT an emotion Benjamin experiences in the story?
In context, the word “fancied” in the fourth paragraph most likely means
According to the passage, what does Benjamin most strongly object to?
Being referred to as human chattel
The conditions in which he is held in jail
Repenting for the pain he has caused his mother
Humbling himself before God
Asking forgiveness from his slaveowner
Next Practice Test:
AP English Literature Main Menu >>