The Nightingale and the Rose

Oscar Wilde

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Which character trait does NOT apply to the Nightingale?
Idealistic
Selfish
Concerned
Naive
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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 weep with him.
They think that he is foolish.
They have suffered similar pains in their lives.
They are uninterested in his feelings.
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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.
He is going to a dance and he thinks that he will get noticed if he wears 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.
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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 colors
His life
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Which statement about the Student is TRUE?
He understands the Nightingale.
He honors the Nightingale's sacrifice.
He behaves ungratefully.
He knows the cost of the red rose.
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Which is the correct order of events?
The Student argues with the girl; the Student criticizes the Nightingale's song; the Nightingale looks for a rose
The Nightingale looks for a rose; the Nightingale hears the Student's problem; the Student argues with the girl
The Oak-tree asks for one more song; the Nightingale makes a rose; the Lizard laughs at the Student
The Lizard laughs at the Student; the Oak-tree asks for one more song; the Nightingale makes 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."
Simile
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Understatement
Personification
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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 is allergic to roses.
She wanted a white rose.
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"?
It's best to hear it straight from the horse's mouth
Cross that bridge when you come to it.
The devil is in the details.
The pot calls the kettle black.
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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?
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
Don't give your all to someone who won't appreciate it.
Money can't buy everything.
True love can overcome all obstacles and bounds.
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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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