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SAT Subject Test Literature: Figurative Language in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of apostrophe?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 4 4. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 5 5.

Part of becoming a better writer is being able to check your own writing for confusing words. Which of the following combinations of homophones should be used in the following sentence?

_____ boys walked _____ school today, and they walked home, _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 8 8. Why are epic similes sometimes called Homeric similes?

Question 9 9. How do metaphors differ from similes?

Question 10 10. In a book you are reading, a new character is introduced. On the day of her arrival, a bad storm threatens the town. Later in the story, this character causes a lot of trouble. What literary device is being used in this story?

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Question 11 11. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 12 12. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Use this material to answer question #13

Given Agassi's position and world-class quickness, Federer had to send that ball down a two-inch pipe of space in order to pass him, which he did, moving backwards, with no setup time and none of his weight behind the shot. It was impossible. It was like something out of The Matrix. I don't know what-all sounds were involved, but my spouse says she hurried in and there was popcorn all over the couch and I was down on one knee and my eyeballs looked like novelty-shop eyeballs.

Question 13 13. Spot the allusion in the attached passage from Federer as Religious Experience by David Foster Wallace.

Question 14 14. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

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Question 16 16. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 17 17. What element do sentences written in passive voice usually contain?

Question 18 18. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

Question 19 19. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 20 20. Which of the following BEST explains a metaphor?

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Question 21 21.

Indicate the metaphor in the following passage:

I realized it was Creole who held them all back … Up there, keeping the beat with his whole body, wailing on the fiddle, with his eyes half closed, he was listening to everything, but he was listening to Sonny. He was having a dialogue with Sonny. He wanted Sonny to leave the shoreline and strike out for deep water. - excerpt from 'Sonny's Blues' by James Baldwin

Question 22 22. Having difficulty getting a job because you don't have work experience, but not being able to get work experience without a previous job is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. 'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every other day: to-day isn't any other day, you know.' This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 24 24. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 25 25. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

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Question 26 26. That only the audience knows Louise's husband is not dead in The Story of an Hour is an example of _____.

Question 27 27. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 28 28. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 29 29. Harry caught sight of Seamus's eye and Seamus winked. This quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 30 30. It had not occurred to Lydgate that he had been a subject of eager meditation to Rosamond... that inward repetition of looks, words, and phrases, which makes a large part in the lives of most girls... But Rosamond had registered every look and word... What type of narration is this example from?

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