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AEPA ELA: Literary Devices Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Jessica returns from a skiing vacation that ended with the ski chalet being destroyed in an avalanche. When she's asked how her vacation went, she replies, I've had more relaxing holidays. Which literary device is she using?

Question 2 2. The Pilgrim's Progress is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 3 3. Romanticism was a literary movement that provided catharsis for _____.

Question 4 4. How are fables and parables similar?

Question 5 5.

Which of the following best describes the tone of this passage:

He gritted his teeth and clenched his fist. He didn't think he could take the sound of the construction crew across the street anymore. The sounds of jackhammers and hammering were driving him insane.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8.

The following quote from 'Wuthering Heights' uses which literary device?

Linton's looks and movements were very languid, and his form extremely slight; but there was a grace in his manner that mitigated these defects, and rendered him not unpleasing.

Question 9 9. A story begins at a wedding with a bride (Marie) and groom (Tony) saying their vows. After they say, ''I do,'' the account flashes back to a boy named Tony meeting a girl named Marie on the first day of kindergarten. The narrative proceeds from there. What literary device is being used in this story?

Question 10 10. The plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are examples of catharsis through _____.

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Question 11 11. In The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien explains that soldiers use euphemisms like greased, offed, and lit up as a way to talk about _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 13 13. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 14 14. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in literature?

Question 15 15. Catharsis is when literature provides an emotional experience that results in a sense of _____.

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Question 16 16. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 17 17. Which of the following lines employs a euphemism?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a euphemism for a bathroom?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

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Question 21 21. Why does the cathartic novel 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger appeals to high school students?

Question 22 22. Aristotle defines tragedy as all of these, EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 24 24. What is tone?

Question 25 25. Using double negatives in a sentence such as It's not unlikely that I will have chocolate for lunch is an example of _____.

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Question 26 26. How do we distinguish understatement from exaggeration?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements about allegories is FALSE?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 29 29. What is mood?

Question 30 30. How can we distinguish fables from parables?

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