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In "The Birds," what is the weather like during the autumn before the attack, and what does this signify?

2. The events of the plot are designed to
A. reveal the author's point of view
B. arouse and satisfy the reader's curiosity
C. portray the personality of the main character
D. distract the reader from guessing the ending

4. In "The Birds," what is the weather like during the autumn before the attack, and what does this signify?
A. The cold autumn signifies that nature is frequently harsh and dangerous.
B. The cold autumn signifies that nature has been hard on the birds this year.
C. The mild autumn signifies that nature can turn dangerous unexpectedly.
D. The mild autumn signifies that nature is frequently harmless and gentle.

7. Describing a character's luxurious style of dress is an example of creating character through
A. sympathy
B. appearance
C. speech
D. imagery

9. One main purpose of the setting of the story is to
A. create suspense
B. provide conflict between the characters
C. provide a place for the characters to live and act
D. develop foreshadowing

Read the following sentences, and identify the figure of speech in each sentence as a simile, a metaphor, or personification.

11. Buddy's friend is comforting like an old sweater
12. The trees' cries echo through the forest.
13. Their affection for each other is an oasis of kindness.
14. Queenie, the dog, complains about the cold water.
15. The hunted man feels like prey, stalked and fearful.

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2. The events of the plot are designed to
B. arouse and satisfy the reader's curiosity

4. In "The Birds," what is the weather like during the autumn before the attack, and what does this signify?
A. The cold autumn signifies that ...

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