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Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Passages Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 2 2. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 3 3. When does the process of analyzing a text begin?

Question 4 4. What is tone?

Question 5 5. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

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Question 6 6. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 7 7. Propaganda is...

Question 8 8. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

Question 9 9. Why shouldn't news articles include propaganda techniques like scapegoating or plain folks?

Question 10 10. What does it mean to interpret literature?

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Question 11 11.

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.

Question 12 12. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 13 13.

What is the mood of the following passage?

Nearly in tears, the proud father beamed as he handed his newborn daughter to his mother. The grandmother smiled wide and cradled the baby in her arms.

Question 14 14. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 15 15. What does it mean to make an inference?

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Question 16 16. When analyzing a letter, what specific questions should we ask ourselves about the author's purpose?

Question 17 17. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 18 18. When analyzing a letter, we need to take into account any related background information and what we can learn from this source. What questions should we be asking ourselves?

Question 19 19. A letter is a written, typed, or printed form of communication that can be considered a _____.

Question 20 20. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

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Question 21 21. What is mood?

Question 22 22. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 23 23. What are a few of the questions that we should ask ourselves when analyzing a news article?

Question 24 24. Why is it important to know that the audience for Christopher Columbus's letter is King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain?

Question 25 25. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

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Question 26 26. What is the lead in a news article?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT helpful in identifying mood and tone?

Question 28 28.

Thirty-three days after my departure from Cadiz I reached the Indian sea, where I discovered many islands, thickly peopled, of which I took possession without resistance in the name of our most illustrious Monarch, by public proclamation and with unfurled banners.

What are a couple of suggestive words or phrases that Columbus uses in this letter excerpt to communicate his message that he is in control?

Question 29 29. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 30 30. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Passages Chapter Exam Instructions

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