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AP English: Prose Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a parody?

Question 3 3. Why do bookstores separate fiction into different genres?

Question 4 4. Why does the character of Estella in Great Expectations represent the unattainable?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT one of the common tools of satire?

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Question 6 6. How are novellas different from novels?

Question 7 7. What can be assumed about the difference between A Tale of Two Cities and The Tell-Tale Heart?

Question 8 8. Sally Ann Thunder is a character in a popular story. In some of her adventures, she wears a real beehive as a hat and wrestles alligators in her spare time. What kind of story is this?

Question 9 9. Anne Frank's book is a nonfiction example of a _____.

Question 10 10. Instructive letters, formal in tone and found in the Bible are called _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT one of the tools an author can use to reveal tone?

Question 12 12. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

Question 13 13. You are reading the story that tells how the Inuit people, who live in far northern regions of the earth, came to have daylight. A character named Crow brought light to them from the South. Crow brought the light in the form of a ball of string so they could live without darkness for half of the year. What type of story are your reading?

Question 14 14. How might Edgar Allen Poe characterize a piece of fiction that takes two weeks to read in multiple sittings?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements about prose is FALSE?

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Question 16 16. Why might an author use foreshadowing?

Question 17 17. The Daily Show is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. The play The Importance of Being Ernest is an example of _____.

Question 19 19. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Question 20 20. A piece of fiction published in a magazine is most likely what type of fiction?

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Question 21 21. What do fables, folktales, myths and legends have in common?

Question 22 22. On her way to work, Julia's car breaks down, her dress rips, and she is late for an important meeting. These events most likely foreshadow that Julia is going to:

Question 23 23. How do legends differ from the other kinds of stories explored in this lesson?

Question 24 24. As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me... a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal. This quote from Bram Stoker's Dracula is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. Why do writers of fiction sometimes use the diary format?

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Question 26 26. How do spoofs and parodies differ?

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

Question 28 28. You hear a story about an ant that teaches a lesson to a grasshopper. The tale is about a grasshopper who sings and plays all summer while the ant works to store food. When winter comes, the grasshopper has nothing to eat. The ant tells him, he should have worked and saved. This account is an example of a _____.

Question 29 29. What sort of structure do we find in prose?

Question 30 30. The sun was bright and the sky was clear. Joan jogged down the path with Rex at her side and smiled about last night's victory. The tone of this excerpt can be best described as _____.

AP English: Prose Chapter Exam Instructions

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