AP English Literature and Composition Practice Test 10

Questions 1-12 refer to the following information.

The other country, is it anticipated or half-remembered?
Its language is muffled by the rain which falls all afternoon
one autumn in England, and in your mind
you put aside your work and head for the airport
05with a credit card and a warm coat you will leave
on the plane. The past fades like newsprint in the sun.

You know people there. Their faces are photographs
on the wrong side of your eyes. A beautiful boy
in the bar on the harbour serves you a drink – what? –
10asks you if men could possibly land on the moon.
A moon like an orange drawn by a child. No.
Never. You watch it peel itself into the sea.

Sleep. The rasp of carpentry wakes you. On the wall,
a painting lost for thirty years renders the room yours.
15Of course. You go to your job, right at the old hotel, left,
then left again. You love this job. Apt sounds
mark the passing of the hours. Seagulls. Bells. A flute
practising scales. You swap a coin for a fish on the way home.

Then suddenly you are lost but not lost, dawdling
20on the blue bridge, watching six swans vanish
under your feet. The certainty of place turns on the lights
all over town, turns up the scent on the air. For a moment
you are there, in the other country, knowing its name.
And then a desk. A newspaper. A window. English rain.

1. In line 1, the speaker is doing which of the following?

2. References to rain near the beginning of the poem (lines 2–3) and again at the end (line 24) do all of the following EXCEPT

3. Which of the following best explains why the speaker chose this particular "country" as her destination?

4. Which of the following describes the primary purpose of the simile "The past fades like newsprint in the sun" (line 6)?

5. Which of the following best paraphrases the meaning of "photographs/on the wrong side of your eyes" (lines 7–8)?

6. The mood of the poem can best be described as

7. In lines 7–23, the speaker's emotional state can best be described as

8. The image of a "moon like an orange drawn by a child" (line 11) serves primarily to

9. In context, "lost" (line 14) means

10. In line 19, "lost but not lost" is meant to imply the speaker's feeling of

11. The "other country" referred to in lines 1 and 23 can best be described as

12. Which of the following best describes the effect of the structure of line 24?