Based on the excerpt, which of the following traits most suggests this is a work of realism?A. It focuses heavily on the most popular trades of the time.B. It focuses heavily on how to handle and steer a steamboat.C.
It focuses heavily on the difficult life of steamboat captains.D. It focuses heavily on the flaws inherent within all humans.
They are very well-spoken and greatly enjoyed conversation.B. They are perpetually involved in conflicts of various kinds.C. They are residents of the South in a much earlier time.
D. They are wealthy and generally well educated.
B. sight and hearing.C. sight and touch.D. smell and hearing.
C. He admires nature, but he sometimes feels lonely.D. He considers his relationship with nature highly intimate.
D. It pays close attention to the physical details of a setting.
Something like a minute later I was climbing the pilot-house steps with some of my clothes on and the rest in my arms. Mr. Bixby was close behind, commenting. Here was something fresh—this thing of getting up in the middle of the night to go to work. It was a detail in piloting that had never occurred to me at all. I knew that boats ran all night, but somehow I had never happened to reflect that somebody had to get up out of a warm bed to run them.
I began to fear that piloting was not quite so romantic as I had imagined it was; there was something very real and work-like about this new phase of it.How does the excerpt reflect the fact that this novel is a realist text?A. It employs a matter-of-fact tone commonly used within realist texts.
B. It depicts the loss of a romantic vision of working on a steamboat.C. It suggests that what follows will be grim and possibly depressing.D. It uses humor to describe a situation that is difficult for the narrator.
It depicts the loss of a romantic vision of working on a steamboat.
B. generally disorganized and unkempt.C.
often guilty of acting without forethought.D. completely disoriented and confused.
‘I—I—don’t know.”You—you—don’t know?’ mimicking my drawling manner of speech. ‘What DO you know?’ ‘I—I—nothing, for certain.’What is the significance of Bixby mocking the narrator’s speech?A. It reflects his low opinion of the narrator’s intelligence and social standing.B. It shows his desire to make others feel inferior.
C. It suggests a deep insecurity within Bixby’s character.D. It illustrates Bixby’s wish that the narrator speak without a drawl.
It reflects his low opinion of the narrator’s intelligence and social standing.
What does the imagery suggest?A. It shows that Mr. Bixby enjoys arguing loudly.
B. It indicates the intensity and volume of the exchange.C. It demonstrates Mr.
Bixby’s strong faith in his own actions.D. It illustrates the difficulty of communication between riverboats.
It shows that Twain had the ambition typical of people of the 19th century.C. It reflects the work ethic many people held at the time the book was written.
D. It reminds us that riverboats were once seen as exotic and adventurous.