The Nightingale and the Rose

Oscar Wilde

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Which character trait does NOT apply to the Nightingale?
Concerned
Naive
Selfish
Idealistic
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How do you know that this character trait does not apply to the Nightingale? Refer to the text in your response.
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How do the other animals (besides the Nightingale) respond to the Student's grief?
They are uninterested in his feelings.
They think that he is foolish.
They have suffered similar pains in their lives.
They weep with him.
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How do you know this? Use the text to support your response.
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Why does the Student want a red rose so badly?
The girl whom he likes says that she will dance with him for a red rose.
A witch cast a spell on his lover and he needs a red rose to break the curse.
His mother is sick and only the petals from a red rose can heal her.
He is going to a dance and he thinks that he will get noticed if he wears a red rose.
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How do you know this? Quote the text in your response.
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What does it cost the Nightingale to make a red rose?
His freedom
His song
His wings
His life
His colors
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Which statement about the Student is TRUE?
He behaves ungratefully.
He knows the cost of the red rose.
He understands the Nightingale.
He honors the Nightingale's sacrifice.
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Which is the correct order of events?
The Oak-tree asks for one more song; the Nightingale makes a rose; the Lizard laughs at the Student
The Nightingale looks for a rose; the Nightingale hears the Student's problem; the Student argues with the girl
The Lizard laughs at the Student; the Oak-tree asks for one more song; the Nightingale makes a rose
The Student argues with the girl; the Student criticizes the Nightingale's song; the Nightingale looks for a rose
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following sentence?

"The white Moon heard it, and she forgot the dawn, and lingered on in the sky."
Understatement
Personification
Metaphor
Hyperbole
Simile
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How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence or two.
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Why does the Professor's daughter reject the rose?
There was a bee in the flower.
She wanted a white rose.
She is allergic to roses.
It does not go with her dress.
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Which idiom best applies to when the Student tells the girl that she is "ungrateful"?
The pot calls the kettle black.
Cross that bridge when you come to it.
It's best to hear it straight from the horse's mouth
The devil is in the details.
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Explain how this idiom applies to this situation.
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Which statement best expresses a theme in this text?
True love can overcome all obstacles and bounds.
Money can't buy everything.
Don't give your all to someone who won't appreciate it.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
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How is this theme expressed in the story? Use the text in your response.
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The Nightingale and the Rose

By Oscar Wilde

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