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SAT Subject Test Literature: Figurative Language in Literature Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

Question 3 3.

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, _____.

Question 4 4. Saying the opposite of what you mean, sometimes for humorous effect, is an example of _____.

Question 5 5. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 6 6. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 7 7. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of an illusion?

Question 9 9. The misleading use of a word or a string of words, often using alternate meanings is called a(n) _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is an example of personification?

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Question 11 11. How do allusions differ from other references?

Question 12 12. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 13 13. How does a metaphor differ from a simile?

Question 14 14. What element do sentences written in passive voice usually contain?

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 20 20. Why are writers discouraged from using cliches?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following contains an example of an allusion?

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. If you are trying to determine whether a sentence has been written in passive or active voice, what should you consider first?

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction.

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