AP English Literature and Composition Question 205: Answer and Explanation

Question: 205

14. Jim Baker's description of his life (lines 82–93) has the primary effect of

  • A. suggesting his discontent
  • B. indicating his perverse way of thinking
  • C. emphasizing his reclusiveness
  • D. criticizing his antisocial attitudes
  • E. reflecting his bizarre behavior

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

(C) The details included in the description-from the empty house to the "leaves rustling so lonely in the trees" (line 90)-stress Jim's hermit-like existence.