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PSAT Preparation
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Monomyth
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The Epic
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Beowulf
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Archetypes
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Word of the Day
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PSAT Preparation
Word of the Day
The Epic
Monomyth
Beowulf
Archetypes
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Pam Cruise and Jim Braswell, (A)neither of
(B)whom takes the bus to work, (C)is secretly
plotting (D)to take over the world. (E)No error.
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C. is
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Everyone (A)on the softball team (B)who came up
to bat squinted (C)at the pitcher in order to
keep the suns glaring rays out of (D)their eyes.
(E)No error.
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D. their
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The director (A)told the star of the production
that (B)he was making far too much money (C)to
tolerate such nasty (D)treatment from the
producer. (E)No error.
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B. he
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The author is reliably ______________ every book
he writes is more _______________ than the one
before. A. dullinspired B. exceptionalhackneyed
C. artisticinformed D. imaginativecreative E.
originallackluster
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D. imaginativecreative
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The scientific community was ____________ when a
living specimen of the coelacanth, which
ichthyologists had feared was ____________, was
discovered by deep-sea fishermen. a.
perplexedcommon b. overjoyeddangerous c.
unconcernedexterminated d. astoundedextinct e.
dismayedalive
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d. astoundedextinct
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This scholar explained the theory of the monomyth
in The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
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Who is Joseph Campbell?
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In the monomyth, this is the object that saves
the day in the end and makes the hero the master
of both worlds.
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What is the elixir?
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In the monomyth, a hero who has crossed the
threshold of adventure is said to be here just
like Jonah and Pinnochio were.
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What is in the belly of the whale?
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This is the term for escape in the monomyth it
usually takes place as part of a chase scene.
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What is flight?
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This is the authors name for a protective device
given to a hero by a mentor, such as a wizard.
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What is the amulet?
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These superhuman creatures (who often live on
Mt. Olympus) have a significant impact on the
plot.
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Who are the gods?
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The hero needs to first leave here in order to go
on his journey.
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What is his home?
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These two epic poems that recount the events of
the Trojan War are great examples of the genre.
(Hint They are by Homer)
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What are The Iliad and The Odyssey?
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This is the Latin term for the way the epic poem
begins in the middle of things.
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What is in medias res?
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The epic narrative always comes full this in the
end. (Hint Think geometry.)
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What is full circle?
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The name of the mead hall where much of the
action of the poem takes place.
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What is Herot Hall?
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Grendel is descended from this biblical character.
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Who is Cain?
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The character Beowulf is best described as
fitting this archetype.
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What is the warrior archetype?
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Beowulfs rival Unferth is aligned with a
biblical villain because of this act.
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What is the murder of his brother?
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The riddle the whale road meaning the ocean
is an example of this literary device.
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What is a kenning?
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Many Disney movies contain this archetype the
evil stepmother.
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What is the matriarch?
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This heroic archetype is an anti-hero, but is
charismatic, like Wolverine in the X-Men.
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What is the bad boy?
200
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Rogue from the X-Men might represent this
archetype, because she is a survivor.
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What is the waif?
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This archetype is a villain that wants power at
any price, like Jafar in Aladdin.
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What is the tyrant?
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This archetype is a villain who is a duplicitous
double agent that talks behind peoples backs,
like Iago in Aladdin.
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What is the traitor?
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My mom once told me I had a unique face a
nice way of saying I was ugly.
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What is a euphemism?
100
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Jade complained that drivers ed was this, as it
only sought to teach her lessons.
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What is didactic?
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Now that you are teenagers, you have this type of
independence, more so than when you were younger.
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What is autonomy?
300
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This word for clear, easily understood actually
comes from the Spanish word for lights.
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What is lucid?
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When Cassie brought me the apple, I accused her
of being this a suck-up but I ate the apple
anyways.
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What is a sycophant?
500
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Final Jeopardy
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This was Langston Hughess nickname he was
dubbed such because of the job he held as a
teenager.
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What is the busboy poet?
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