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9th Grade Literary Terms: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed metaphor?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements about similes is FALSE?

Question 4 4. In Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, a caged parrot and mockingbird, a pigeon house, and a broken-winged bird are all symbols representing _____.

Question 5 5. Identify the example of metonymy in this sentence: While not essential to finding a great job, learning a different tongue can make you a much more attractive hire.

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Question 6 6. How do allusions differ from other references?

Use this material to answer question #7

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

Question 8 8. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

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Question 11 11. Saying the opposite of what you mean is a type of understatement called _____.

Question 12 12.

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 13 13. Which of the following statements about allegories is FALSE?

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

Question 15 15. Which statement best describes what we can learn about themes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

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Question 16 16. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 19 19. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. This quote is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of apostrophe?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Identify the synecdoche in this sentence: There were going to be 20 heads at the dinner table that evening.

Question 23 23. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of personification?

Question 25 25. How do synecdoche and metonymy differ?

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Question 26 26. Writers use metaphors for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. Her smile is as warm as a summer night is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 28 28. '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 29 29. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

Question 30 30. Her mother is a monster is an example of a(n) _____.

9th Grade Literary Terms: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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