Which of the following correctly defines the word common as it is used here? Of ordinary occurrence; usual Of the most familiar type Falling below ordinary standards Shared alike by all the persons in question

Question 17(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read these lines from Fredrick Douglass’s speech “What to The Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

The blessings in which you this day rejoice, are not enjoyed in common.

Which of the following correctly defines the word common as it is used here?

Of ordinary occurrence; usual Of the most familiar type Falling below ordinary standards Shared alike by all the persons in question

Question 18(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[LC]

Fall of the House of Usher, excerpt
By Edgar Allan Poe

The room in which I found myself was very large and lofty. The windows were long, narrow, and pointed, and at so vast a distance from the black oaken floor as to be altogether inaccessible from within. Feeble gleams of encrimsoned light made their way through the trellised panes, and served to render sufficiently distinct the more prominent objects around; the eye, however, struggled in vain to reach the remoter angles of the chamber, or the recesses of the vaulted and fretted ceiling. Dark draperies hung upon the walls. The general furniture was profuse, comfortless, antique, and tattered. Many books and musical instruments lay scattered about, but failed to give any vitality to the scene. I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all.

What image does the author create of the room?

A messy place where someone is unhappy A tidy place where someone is stressed out A small place where someone is cooped up A bright place where someone is happy

Question 19(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)